Saturday 21 July 2018

Christmas in July for the 175th Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Welcome to a Special Blog Post and Hop here today for 
Send a Smile 4 Kids The theme for this hop is
Christmas in July 4 Kids.

Send A Smile 4 Kids

If you are unfamiliar with this blog
please go over HERE to read all about
the wonderful work done for inpatients
at Children's Hospitals.

I am part of the Alumni Team and am
happy to be part of this super Blog Hop Celebration.
Thank You Karen for the Invitation.
There is so much information to read regarding the Hop
 that I urge you to go over to The Blog and check it out.
**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids 
will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST 
(as is typical of our two week challenges.)
 You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a 
Christmas or holiday card 
appropriate for a child following the rules 
of all of our challenges found on the Blog. 
The prizes will be awarded by random drawing 
and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.
For comments left here
I will choose my Winner of a $12 Gift Code from
Bugaboo Stamps
 so be sure to leave yours
before the Blog Hop closing on July 31st.
Winners will be announced here on August 4th.
If you see you are the Winner.
Please email Karen at
before August 18th to arrange your prize.
 Good Luck!
A quick rundown on how I made my card -
My night sky was created with Magicals and
Perfect Pearls. I stamped trees from Repeat Impressions
as a background to my snowy slopes - smooched
again with Magicals. These were cut from a wonky stitched die.
My elf is from STAMPlorations Christmas Elf
and coloured with Distress Markers and pencils.
Added a Nuvo Drop to the peak of his hat
and some glitter to the rim and shirt.
He was popped in front of the snow.
Both sentiments are from the same stamp set.
Added a few stars to finish.
The hop will start with Send a Smile 4 Kids
and next is Karen  Here and so on.
If you are following the blog order you should have come from
Cyndi's Blog Here
and your next stop after mine is to
Deonna's Blog Here
and so on...
Here are the rules for this blog hop:
**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.
**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.
**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, 
you must contact Karen at
 BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your 
 If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, 
your prize will be forfeited.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
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Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
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White Rose Crafts  Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards - retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - two Stampin' up Party Panda Stamp Sets
Thanks so much for dropping in and
Please pop over to The Blog
to see some amazing Christmas Creations
by all the participants. Don't forget to comment
and leave some love along the way.
The more comments the more chances to win
some of those amazing prizes.
A Big Thank You must go to all those
that did the hard yards to get such
generous Sponsors and to
the Sponsors themselves.

Thinking of You

Hello and Welcome to my post for our New Challenge
over at Just Us Girls

and choosing these gorgeous pastel colours is our Host Lisa.

This is a simple card as I think the Hero Arts
 Leafy Vine Stamp heat embossed in white is Feature enough
with a background made from
Tim's Oxide's in Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers.
My die cut sentiment is from CUTplorations
cut a couple of times for dimension.
That's it - my card was done after I attached to white card stock.

Pop over to Our Blog to see what our Guest
Julia and the Team created for your inspiration.
Hope to see you in our Gallery this week.
Thanks for dropping in.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
The new challenge over there are looking for Spots and Stripes.
This combination really threw me for a while
so I went looking into my stamp collection
to see what I could find. The spots were easy
but finding stripes - lucky I had just recently bought
a stamp from Kaisercraft that had the stripe border above.
Once more this card was nothing like I had planned
but once I found my SU Timeless Textures stamps
this is the direction I went. I love this set
as it is a bit grungy and you can do so much with it.
As you can see I added background bits inking with
SU Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow.
My flowers from SU Petite Petals were die cut
and inked with the Rich Razz.
Leaves are from Marianne Designs 
cut from the MM paper
and sentiment - Avant Garden.
I corner rounded two sides and attached to
Mossy Meadow card stock.
Added a few pearls to finish.  

Pop over and see what the Dragonfly Designers
created and hope you get to join in the Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in.

Sunday 15 July 2018

A 'Blooming' Fabulous Day

Hello and Welcome to my make for the day.
I recently purchased the Retired SU Botanical Blooms
Stamp/Die Set. It was one that I had let slip away 
but when I saw it on a Retired SU site for sale
I JUMPED at it.
Here is a CAS (I think) trying it out.
Because I have used both required elements for the
Splash Watercolouring and
Colouring our Die cuts
(I used the splash technique)
Die cuts, stamping and pearls
I will add this to their Galleries.
I inked up my watercolour paper
with Tim's Seedless Preserves 
for the main floral die and a smidgen of Magicals
(couldn't help myself as the purple adds a lovely shimmer)
and Mowed Lawn for the smaller blooms.
The leaves were splashed with Milled Lavender
and a hint of Magicals (again)
Added my Darkroom Door Sentiment then
I cut a strip of the green paper tearing the edges
 to add to the background and then 
arranged my leaves and flowers.
Backed this with card stock from SU
and adhered to white card base.
Finished with pearls.

Here is a close up

I plan to play a lot more with this set
and include the matching paper so
be on the lookout! 

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from