Sunday, 15 July 2012

Happy Birthday Peggy!

The Stampalot Challenge Blog has posed the question, 'What's your crafty passion?' and my card has a little bit of everything I love about cardmaking: fussy cutting, heat embossing, glossy accents, distress inks, promarkers & die cutting. Oh and of course stamping! I really loved using my new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I followed their sketch challenge #106.
Going Buggy's Challenge this month focuses on weather and what could be more appropriate than clouds, as that's mostly what I see whenever I look out the window this Summer.
Passion for Promarker are advocating the use of gingham and I found a lovely digital paper in just the right colour created by Bev Rochester.
Crafts4Eternity have a recipe for you to take your colours from the olympic parrot. I've chosen to focus on blue and this ties in nicely with the DYSU challenge which wants you to play with cool colours, so I picked cool blues for Peggy's card.

Stampalot Challenge July: What's your Crafty Passion?
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge: #106
Going Buggy July Challenge: Under the Weather
Passion for Promarker Challenge Week 157: gingham/checks
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge R#80: Olympic Parrot
DYSU Challenge #80: Cool Colours

Hope you enjoyed sharing my crafty passion!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroines, Half Pint Heroes
Paper:  White & Silver card from stash, Digital Paper from Bev Rochester
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Stars
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, White & black gel pens, white embossing powder


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely colouring of this fab image, and I love the star placed behind the focal point and the of set sentiment! Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  2. Gra your card is just gorgeous. Love the shades of blue. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month and Crafts4Eternity too.

  3. This is beautiful! That image is so sweet and your coloring brings it to life. Love it! Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week.

  4. Wonderful display of all that blue! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  5. Beautiful!!! What a great design for this adorable image. Fabulous job!

  6. so stunning gra.wonderful design and colours and i love the fab image.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Gra, this is just as sweet as grandma's cookies! I love it and especially liked the way you presented your text! Very clever!
    Melinda - Winter Bear

  8. Fabulous card, love the blue colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. Hi Gra, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. This card is so much fun.. I think it was so clever that you made the one element into a star - just perfect! Your shading is beautiful an this card is so well done!!

  11. I love your take on the WMS sketch. Very cute.

  12. How adorable! Such a fun and breezy feel! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  13. This is lovely, fabby job with the cloud panel behind your balloon, and the star is perfect.... even better with the sentiment all squared off, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  14. Fabulous card Gra! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  15. What a fabulous card!!
    The colors...
    that adorable balloon on the stamped background...
    and the stars!!
    Such a creative take on the sketch!
    So glad you could play with us at WMSC! :)

  16. What a light and airy card! I feel like I'm floating along with the happy girl in the hot air balloon! love this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  17. So pretty in shades of blue...amazing colouring too.

  18. Love this Gra, particularly the way you used all blue, the image really pops. Thanks for entering the Going Buggy challenge, and good luck
    Enfys x

  19. Absolutely love this card! The colour, the beautiful colouring - just fab!

  20. This is a fabulously fun card Gra! Love the blues and those clouds in the background! Thanks for joining us at WMSC! Hope to see your work again soon! :)

  21. This is such a pretty fun card. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

  22. Love all those blues and the clouds outlined and embossed in white! Wonderful!

  23. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!



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