Saturday 10 October 2015

Paper Smooches - Sparks Challenge - Week 1 October 4th - 10th

I decided to do some water colouring last night. It was a total disaster gave me an idea for another card!!

Over at the Paper Smooches - Sparks Challenge its an 'Anything Goes' theme, which is always fabulous. One of the things I was trying to water colour was a little Paper Smooches 'chickie' and it turned into this:

Yet another stamp set I purchased second hand a few months ago and still haven't taken for a spin!!

I die-cut a rectangle from white CS and adhered to the card front and stamped the sentiment. I die-cut the umbrella and handle from patterned papers and popped up on foam tape, along with the chickie. A sprinkling of yellow and clear sequins finished it off perfectly.

The chickie and sentiment stamps are from Paper Smooches 'Chubby Chums'. The umbrella and handle dies are also Paper Smooches 'Baby Shower'. The sequins and stitched rectangle die are from Pretty Pink Posh. The lemon paper is from American Crafts 'Serendipity' and the wood paper from Kaisercraft 'Happy Snaps'.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - World Card Making Day Challenge 

Happy Little Stampers - October CAS Challenge 

Little Tangles Challenge # 61 

We had a wonderful day today full of fishing, playing at skatepark, walking the dog and playing soccer at home. We are all pretty tired but I have so many cards I want to make. Better get out my emergency stash of M&M's for energy!!!

Take care


  1. Oh, that lemon umbrella, it's genius Shona!

  2. ps M&M's can be used anytime, no emergency needed lol

  3. I love it! Your take on HLS challenge is great, the patterned umbrella looks amazing with this chick :))

  4. ADORABLE!! Love your sweet chickie, Shona ... and his fancy umbrella. :) Perfect with the stitched rectangle and the smattering of sequins. Sounds like you've had a very busy (and fun) day. M&Ms sounds like a great way to get some extra energy. :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  5. You rocked your new-to-you stamp, chickie! And the patterned umbrella is divine!! This looks like a PS winner to me! Glad you had such a lovely day!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Such a cute little chickie, Shona ... so sweet with his lemon drop brolly! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. This is just so sweet and as cute as can be. I love that adorable umbrella and would like to have one just like it!

  8. This is so crisp and pretty with all the yellows and white! Excellent placement of the sequins! I never quite get them right. Thanks for sharing this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  9. oh my Gosh
    that image so sweeeet and cute
    love your paper piecing umbrella
    another cute and beautiful card my friend
    I try doing catch up you made so much card and so much post huf huf hurry Monika hehe

  10. ACK! Super sweet, super adorable! I love that umbrella!

  11. Adorable, of course! I wish I had an umbrella like that!


  12. Very cute! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the LT challenge!

  13. So cute ..... love the umbrella! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx