Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hi all !! Isn’t this hop exciting !!
I know that by now you will have hopped around the world visiting so many FABULOUS and SUPER talented designers ! To be honest when I saw the line up for this hop I was quaking in me flip flops !! :-)
I chose to showcase this gorgeous Fresh Daisies die, so pretty !!
I made 2 cards to show the die as the focus of a card and as an embellishment :-)
There are 11 dies in the series and you can see them all HERE :-)
I made the first one using the lovely papers and sentiment stamp that came with the July Card Kit.
I cut out several daisies, using the Fresh Daisies die, and made a mask on some white neenah card. I then sprayed with my copic air brush and a BG00 marker to create the background. I then cut out 2 more from the neenah card and coloured them with copics. I trimmed the die cut so I had 3 flowers and I used my Mc Gill Tool Kit and Moulding Mat to ‘round’ them. I used a Grand Calibur and Grand Oval Nestibilities to make the frame and used a Circle Border Die to cut the red paper ( from the kit) to make to make the background strip. I made a butterfly using Memory Box Kaleidoscope and Moonlight die and I finished with a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Hemptique twine.
I coloured with copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The papers are from Lawn Fawn and I used a lovely doily from the June Card Kit. I embossed some whitewash coredinations in a new Whimsy M-Bossibilities folder I used the Simon Says Exclusives Fresh Daisies die to cut out plaon white card and coloured with copics. I finished with some purple polka dot washi tape and I used a MFT Die-Namics Button Quartet die to make the button. I finished with some Hemptique twine and Hero Arts Gems.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop !! Now you need to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog !! :-)
Heidi has very generously given me a candy to give away !!!
If you would like a chance to win this fabulous Fresh Daisies Die then leave me a link to your blog and I will draw the winner on Wednesday 27th June at 3pm CET ish
Thanks for looking I hope you enjoyed the hop !!
Before moving onto the challenge I would like to welcome our new team members :-)
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
so a Tag, ATC, Album, Frame, Bookmark, Candle ,, endless possibilities :-)
I bought this gorgeous Shadow Box by 7 Gypsies a while ago specifically for this challenge and hoped I would have a ‘light bulb’ moment in the time it took from ordering to having to get down and inky ,,,, well that never happened !! So it was time for plan ‘B’ ,,, wing it ,,,,, :-)
I had also bought some Life collage tissue paper and wanted to use it so I tore it up and covered the whole box with it. Now what ??? ummmm then I spotted this lovely photo of Amy when she was 5 years old, taken on Blackpool beach after a donkey ride and I decided to use it as the focal point of the box. I coloured some cheese cloth with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and popped it in the box I stamped a Unity postcard and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and used pop dots to pop that in there too. I scanned and printed the photo and then inked the edges and used a distress tool to scuff the edges.
I had some seashells in the bathroom so I glued a few of those in there and added a little piece of burlap and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some hearts which I glued together, coloured with a copic marker and then sprinkled with red glitter.
I must admit I really LOVED making this ! It really brought back lots of lovely memories.
It was Sean’s 10th birthday and we went to Blackpool with my parents, my sister and her hubby, their 2 children and my brothers daughter came along too. It was a lovely day and Sean and I even braved The BIG One !! :-) I will find the photo that was taken on the ride ,,, very funny, and I will make another one of these for Sean !! :-)
Thanks for looking. Liz and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so please hop over to see them ! I hope you will find some inspiration to join in with the challenge too ! :-)
A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !! :-)
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