Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy *birthday* Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the entries for last weeks challenge, I am a little late visiting every one who entered last week (a day without internet is the excuse!) so apologies for my tardyness, I shall be around later today/tomorrow to see all your beautiful creations. This week I have chosen the theme DIAMONDS. Be it a diamond pattern or a proper diamond (well, ok, gem/diamante) that you use, the choice be yours. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, don't worry, you can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your photo) or via email (email address found by clicking my pic on left hand side) by attaching a small size pic to the email. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 10th August 2013.
The reason for my theme choice for this week is because this one is dedicated to my lovely Grim... because he truly is a diamond to me! This week sees the return of my guest designer, making his third appearance on this blog. He has been wittering at me to show off his crafting prowess so I have relented and am allowing him blog time today! And who is this very special designer? None other than Lord Alfonse of Sheridan! Oh yesh, AlfieCat has been busy getting ink on his paws for a very special reason.... for today is Grim's birthday! And here is the card that Alf has made for his special Daddy!
He wanted to use Grim's colour - which is most definitely orange being as that is one of the colours of his beloved Luton Town FC - so a smidge of Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door DI's onto the craft sheet, a spritz with water and a pick up with cardstock for the Wrinkle Free Distress effect... and then some stencilling! I had to help him at this point as his little paws weren't big enough to hold the stencil in place (ahem) Using Wendy Vecchi's Diamond Stencil for Art with first Spiced Marmalade and then a very light hint of Orange Blossom Archival (from Wendy's new range... love this colour muchly) Next came some stamping ... using the big background from Tim's Papillon set and Orange Blossom again and then some "pop" stamping... ie in Jet Black Archival so the image pops from the page.... with the butterflies from the same Tim set and one of my most used and beloved stamps, the ickle harlequin diamond stamp from one of Tim's mini sets. Of course, he wanted to personalise his card so I helped him with the Alphaparts (they got stuck to his furry paws!) And yes, it is completely true... I appear to have lost the plot!
So... moving on! Yesterday I did a 24 hour giveaway and I had a whopping 91 comments (there were 93 but two were duplicates so I deleted those) After feeding the numbers into Random.org, the generator picked out number 14 as the winner...which tallies with the comment left by LISA WINNARD. Congrats to Lisa on winning... please email your addy to me... and THANK YOU all for your lovely comments... it seems that you are all lurving your Melt Pots, that makes me VERY happy!
I shall away now... I have a birthday boy to spoil, a cake to make... and it is the British Touring Car Championships from Snetterton today so we shall be sitting watching the tellybox coverage whilst shouting... GO PLATO! Thanks for looking, have a lovely day! TTFN