Thursday, 12 July 2018

CAS Mix Up ........

Happy Thursday .......

Or if you're an England football fan ...... a not so happy Thursday.  Argghhhhhhh!!! ....... the result unfortunately didn't go our way last night (sigh!) 
The lads have done us proud though ..... they all played their socks off.   We will be back, and who knows, next time things may end differently.

It's been a funny old week ......  hubby was away for three days with work, on his birthday too! Don't worry we'll celebrate it at the weekend. 
Lauren and the little man have been staying for a few days, although I've hardly seen them. 
And we've had this strange wet stuff falling from the sky ....... the hot sunny weather had to break at some point I suppose. Although saying that, the sun is back this evening.

As I've got a little time on my hands ....... well supposedly that is ....... I'm having a tidy up in the craft room.  You know the sort of thing I mean ......... actually putting stuff away, cleaning stamps (I know!!) sorting through all my dies and stencils.  I've also had a look through the ever growing pile of new stash, and found things I'd totally forgotten about!

I've even found time to play along with one of my favourite Blog challenges ...... CAS Mix Up

I've had a few cards to make recently and this one fits the challenge theme perfectly .... I think!

Coloured Die cuts ..... got that
Stamping ..... got that
and something of my choice, got that too I think ........ ink splattering.

I die cut the word happy from a piece of white cardstock, cut to fit the front of my finished card and again from a couple of snippets. I inlaid one of the die cuts back into the white card,  and layered another white one on the top.  The last one I coloured using Distress Oxide inks, swiped across the die cut directly from the ink pad.  I used Salty Ocean across the top and Twisted Citron on the bottom .....

and used a wet wipe to blend the two colours together across the middle.
I attached this onto the top of the other two and finished it off with a layer of Glossy Accents .... love the shine

I stamped the cute little chick over the top of the die cut and coloured him using ZIG Markers (this was one of the stamp sets I'd forgotten about ...... I can see these getting used a lot!)

I splattered a little of the Distress Oxide colours onto the card .... and finished off with a bit of rubber stamping to complete the greeting

Oh look ...... there's another little chick on the inside ..... along with a birthday sentiment, just for hubby

His birthday celebrations have started I think ...... with a quick meal at our favourite Indian restaurant.  Well, we were passing and they had a table so it would have been a shame not to call in. Only one beer though ..... he was driving!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your evening.

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Your happy is so...happy, Linda! Love the brilliant colors and all that shine! And the little chick is adorable with his balloon! Love the inside too! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. How cute is this??!! Love that sweet chick, Linda. He's all ready to party with his hat and balloon! :) Love how you've blended the inks on the happy die-cut sentiment. Great colours and using a baby wipe is a wonderful tip --- thank you! The splatters are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Your card is adorable! Would you mind sharing the manufacturer of your sentiment stamp - you're not getting older ... you're increasing in value?

    1. Hi Gail ..... thank you for your lovely comment. The sentiment is from It's the Little Things by Woodware (JGS581). Thanks for stopping by xx

  4. Such a sweet and fun birthday card with all your glossy accents on your die cut Birthday and balloon. Such a cheerful chick too. TFS Linda and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  5. Spot on for the CAS Mix Up Challenge Linda with your cute and adorable card. Love the way you coloured the die cut sentiment...great effect x. Enjoy DH celebrations and yes that rain was strange, wasn't it?? Thanks for joining in the challenge with your adorable card, splats and all x.

  6. A fabulous birthday card for hubby and I love the sentiment. Enjoy your weekend.
    Avril xx


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