Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A bit of a catch up ........ a little bit of news ..... and a blog challenge. What a busy post! Oh and I'd just like to say .....We did it!!!

Happy Tuesday to you ......

Sorry about the title ..... I've a lot to get in!

OK, before we start ... own up ..... who's got the big yellow thing?  It's been missing since Friday evening here and I personally would like it back ..... please!
I must admit it's absence didn't dull our festivities though ....... what a fab weekend!  And it all started on Friday night ......
Yes ..... my boys in blue wrapped up this season's Championship with a win at West Brom .... whoo hoo!! Congratulations Chelsea FC ..... Champions again!

(picture courtesy of the Chelsea FB page)
Of course the night didn't end there .... we had to celebrate, so off to the Bath & Bottle it was for a little cocktail ...... or two, or three I lost count!

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Let's just say Saturday started a little late!
Good job it wasn't this weekend .... I have a workshop!!!

Back to business though ....... it's a busy week in the old craft room.
I have the workshop coming up at the weekend (should be a fun one), lots of  DT projects to do (Lucy from Sweet Poppy is back on the TV again soon) and I'm trying to get ahead with all my projects for the blog challenges coming next month.  Speaking of which ...... if any of you like making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) then watch this space.
There's a great new challenge starting in June over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog.  It's launching on the 11th ..... which will actually be the 10th here on my blog ....... time difference and all that! and I'm on the DT ... whoo hoo!

It's exclusively for ATC's ...... these little works of art are very popular and there's not that many Challenge Blogs out there for them so Kylie, who's always ready for a new challenge has created one.
Like the other HLS challenges it will run monthly, and there will be a theme each month to get you started.
If you love making ATC's, or if you've never made one before why not join us next month and play along ..... I can't wait!

Speaking of Blog Challenges I'm playing along with this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge (it's been a while)

I love splattering inks and paint, as you probably guessed, so I couldn't resist this one.  For the 'Your Choice' part,  I've gone for Inlaid Die Cutting .... another current favourite of mine.

I stamped the flowers onto a piece of white card using black Versafine ink and then used various colours of  Distress Stains to add the splats

The harder you splat ...... the more widespread the stain will be ...... I love it! (Don't do this whilst wearing you best white t-shirt though ..... that stain can get everywhere!)

I then die cut the word happy from the stamped and coloured card, cut it again from a piece of plain white and inlaid this into the space along with the stamped one on the top giving it a little bit of dimension.

I had to splat the inside too .....

Well that's my lunch break over ...... it's been nice catching up.
Thanks for popping by ... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. What a cool card...absolutely love how you used splats to fill in the flowers with color. So going to have to try this...thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great card and I love the fun splats - I've had this stamp for years and it's never been inked! I really must get it out.
    Avril xx

  3. cool card, i love your roses, i will follow you and link to your blog if you make more lol lol your blog is great.

  4. Well done to Chelsea!!! We are vying for third or fourth place at the moment.... Love your card and the new challenge blog sounds very interesting, congratulations on being on the DT too! Anne xx

  5. Amazing! Simply fabulous splatters - the work so well with the flower Stamps and who doesn't like a bit of inlaid dies!

  6. What a perfect image for using the splats!! This is so fun and creative, Linda!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  7. Such a clever way to do the flowers - fabulous splats!! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  8. Wow, Linda, you have taken splats to a whole new level! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


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