Thursday, 16 June 2016

Feeling blue ....... not me

Happy Thursday ......

Only one more sleep to go then we're off on our little trip to the UK .... whoo hoo!!

Before I go I just want to remind you of this months STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge.   As always the theme is Anything Goes, with an optional Colour Twist.  June's colour is ......


You don't have to use the Colour Twist ..... as it say's it's optional.  You don't have to use STAMPlorations products to enter the challenge ...... but it would be fabulous if you did!

I've gone for the colour twist ........

A little bit of white embossing onto my blue background ......... which is 3 shades of Distress ink, Tumbled Glass on the bottom (think my ink pad needs re-inking!!), Salty Ocean in the middle (one of my favourites at the moment), topped off with Broken China.

The 'happy' is from the STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders range .... simply stamped over the background colour and embossed with a fine detail powder.

I stamped one of the cute birds from Shirley's (The Bee's Knees) Small Birds stamps on the bottom ...

and coloured him using my Distress inks again ..... Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron.
I cut around his beak slightly .... you'll see why in a minute.

The word 'birthday' (also from the Sentiment Builders set) was stamped onto a scrap of white card, cut out and the edges dusted with just a touch of Distress.  I then attached this using foam pads, just under the edge of the bird's beak to make it look like he was carrying it ...... cute!

A few spatters of ink here and there finish off the front .....

And look who's sneaking on the inside too .....

There's still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge, and if you need more inspiration then pop over to the STAMPlorations blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to.  We've got two fabulous Guest Designers this month .... Loll from Stamping with Loll is joining in the fun along with Ann of Ann Chuang Crafts.
You'll also find the challenge rules (there's not many) and details of the winners prizes on the blog too.
Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm off now to finish packing pack my suitcase .... not sure what to take, the weather forecast is not that brilliant.  We might just get rain all next week .... not that it matters.  We'll still have fun even if it's wet!!

Cheerio until next time


  1. A great card Linda and that bird is so cute.
    Have a great time next week, the weather is 'supposed' to be improving next week, fingers crossed for you.
    Avril xx

  2. Linda, this is so great idea to make a cheerful card for the Blue challenge ;) Beautiful colouring! - Sweet Kobylkin


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