Thursday, 1 June 2017

Welcome to June ..........

Happy Thursday to you .......

And yes .... it is the 1st of June! (less than two weeks to our holiday .... whoo hoo!!) and guess what ..... the nice weather's disappeared again.
Come on now ...... be fair ..... whoever's got the big yellow thing can you please share it. Just until next weekend ..... we've got a few guys here wanting to race motorbikes over the mountain course (the Isle of Man TT for those of you who don't know what I'm going on about).  They can't do it if the weather's bad ...... sunshine makes it all so much nicer.

Practice was stopped again last night when the mist (sometimes known as Manannan's Cloak) came in.  We were out along the course hoping to catch some of the racing ..... one full lap that was all we got, when everything came to a halt.  The second lap, the riders went out at race speed from the Grandstand but were flagged part way around the course, and then had to be escorted back over the mountain section by the Marshalls.
They were hoping to get another practice session in this evening but, looking at the weather it isn't going to happen.   Oh well .... maybe the sun will come out tomorrow!

Anyway ..... enough of all that (sorry about the song that you're probably singing now too!!!) 
you're probably here to see the launch of this month's STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge ..... well here goes ......

As always the theme is Anything Goes (anything CAS that is!) along with the optional colour twist, which for June is ......
Masculine Colours

Oooh ...... masculine colours ..... always a favourite (not!!).  Although what exactly are masculine colours these days?  I suppose they could be anything ..... depends on the guy you're sending it to!

I've gone for blues and browns, with a little green and red thrown in there.

I love these quirky birds from the Fowl Play stamp set in the Bees Knees range, available from STAMPlorations of course.

Simply stamped onto white card, and coloured using ZIG markers .......

I love these pens, they are so easy to use, and blend really well with a touch of water

As it's going to be Father's Day in the UK while we're away on holiday, I thought I'd better get the cards done early ..... they can get packed in the luggage then!

I die cut the letters using the CUTplorations Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die. I cut each letter twice, from different coloured cardstock, and then layered them on the card to give a little dimension.

For some added interest I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the letters and finished off with a few dots of glitter glue here and there.

There's a few challenge rules to follow ......
  • Your design must be CAS
  • You don't have to use STAMPlorations products (although it would be great if you did!)
  • You can enter with or without using the Colour Twist 
  • and ...... you can link up to 3 CAS cards
And as always there's prizes up for grabs ......
$10 Gift Certificate for the challenge winner, and $5 Gift Certificates for the Top Picks.
Full details can be found on the STAMPlorations Blog along with lots more inspiration from the Design Team to get you started.  Happy stamping!

We're taking a little break from the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge ........ June's challenge will be the last one for a few months ..... sob! sob!
Don't worry, we'll be back on October 5th ...... all refreshed and raring to go again.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm having a bit of a lazy one ..... a day away from the old craft room.  Coffee and a catch up with friends and a spot of retail therapy is just what I needed.

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Awesome card, Linda. LOVE the images and your sweet, dotty "DAD". Your vacation is coming soon. Have a great one! xx

  2. great card, love the birds, Sending you some sunshine for your upcomming holiday ;O)) YES


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