Saturday, 23 June 2018

Big Hair, Big Teeth

Hello.  Welcome.  A couple of days ago I celebrated my summer birthday.  Me and the queen, we have two!  A real and an official.  I decided to make my second one a summer birthday cos I am solar powered!  I get so much more done on a sunny day.  Grey days find me quite un-energetic.  And in keeping with birthdays there was a whole slew of happy mail!!  I couldn't have timed it better, but since I have absolutely no control on when Postman Pat delivers my orders I suppose we should really chalk it up to happy coincidence!!  But don't you find happy mail always makes Mr Mojo stand up and dance??  If not you obviously aren't ordering the right stuff!!  One of the many amazing things I got was this beautiful Carabelle Studios Lion stamp.  

Isn't he a hunk!!

Lion comes with three other stamps and I used the small concentric circle stamp, stamped and embosed with white powder and added colour with Shabby Shutters distress ink.  Then I cut with a sizzix circle die.

A white base card, Stormy Sky DI and a stamp from Rubber Dance Pine Fir Yew set, stamping repeatedly to get this furry sort of border.

I cut a larger circle using the Sizzix dies again and smeared it with Stormy Sky DI.  I cut Poppystamps Boddington Tree Cluster and coloured with Peeled Paint DI and glued the die cut and the two circles on my base card.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Carabelle Studios Lion and coloured him with the same distress inks I had already used and also a little Marigold and yellow.  And I have no idea what he is saying but I am sure it will come to me, in time......

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Lion is joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 45 - For the Boys
Your Next Stamp Challenge 92 - Colours
AAA Cards Game 117 - Geometrics 
Crop Stop June Linky Party 40
Scrapy Land Challenge 92


  1. Oh my, isn't Mr. Lion one dapper dude?! Love the card, Gail - great layout and coloring! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous lion! Great card, Gail - I love that you have him positioned across the 'window', Jo x

  3. Oh my isn’t he the absolute hunk! Gorgeous, or should I say handsome, CAS card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Happy summer birthday to you ! A very handsome lion, love the colours. Postman Pat always seems to take a long time delivering my parcels! X

  5. What a fun card - fabulous colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  6. An unexpected mix of stamps, dies, and inks turns into something quite marvelous! Love that lion!

  7. Super fun masculine card, Gail! Thanks for participating in Poppystamps "For The Boys" challenge!

  8. Brilliant card here Gail.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  9. oh this is so wonderful!

  10. What a great card! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  11. Very cool! Thanks for joining the Your Next Stamp challenge!


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