Thursday, 30 January 2014

Under My Umbrella And A Case Of Being CASEd


I'm playing along with Dynamic Duos which closes in a few hours.  It's Black Tie week and the theme is pink and black with a dessert option of an umbrella.


As there are a couple of "love" challenges around, I thought this Unity Stamp image was perfect.  I stamped it on a small panel and coloured it, then wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it.  I had the die-cut iPhone on my desk so I thought about making it look like a photo taken on an iPhone.  I've been coveting the Skyline stamp by Penny Black ever since I saw this post by Heather T.  It arrived today so I tried it out as a murky city background.  A bit like the weather we've been having all month, but at least we've not had any of the extreme stuff that other parts of the world are getting - no-one ever died from drizzle.  I added the STAMPlorations I ♥ U image in pink for a bit of balance.

So, on to the other challenges.  At City Crafter the challenge is Love Story



At Keep It Simple, the challenge is square


And at Simon Says Wednesday challenge, Simon is starting a monthly workout.  This month it's all about "new".  (New stamp, new iPhone die.)  Love the workout gear, Simon!



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And if you take a look at the new blog on the block, Time Out Challenges, they're introducing their 4th round of challenges which is to CASE a card with your own twist.  DT member Shery has showcased this card of mine.  Pop over to see how she CASEd it with a twist.

my card

They're also having a DT call with the theme Love and Friendship, so I'm throwing my hat into the ring with my umbrella card.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

22 comments:

  1. The 'murky' cityscape is awesome! The pop of pink - gorgeous! The iPhone - perfect way to tie the story line up!

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  2. You are right, this city scene stamp is gorgeous! Your card is filled with romance, the color scheme works perfectly and everything goes together so well. Thank you for joining our DT Call at TIME OUT Challenges and Good Luck! xxx

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  3. Oh my, this is brilliant! Your cityscape is so pretty, and I LOVE how you placed your image on the iPhone die cut and the color combo is gorgeous...absolutely fabulous card, Shirley!

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  4. We've been under a layer of inversion fog in Boise for several weeks now, and that's exactly what your background looks like. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

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  5. Beautiful work all around! The LOVE card is so romantic and dreamy! Perfect for all the challenges!

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  6. Shirley, can I just say that I completely, absolutely, totally LOVE your card?

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  7. Fabulous stamps! I love your card, it's simply stunning!
    Rosi x

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  8. I love this city stamp and it is the perfect backdrop for your card. the pop of pink really stands out and is exactly what is needed in weather like this! Thanks for joining in our DT at TIme Out Challenges and good luck x

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  9. Stunning Creation! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  10. I love how your drizzly cityscape turned out! The watercoloured image "captured" on the iPhone is such a cheeky way to feature the stamp. Thanks for playing along at the Dynamic Duos this week!

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  11. Oh I do like this! The cityscape is fab and the image is just super!

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  12. Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from DD, Shirley! The first of many awards to come in, I'm sure!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  14. That city background so captures the drizzly weather, Shirley ... and then it's cheered beautifully by the bright umbrella image ... so sweet! Anita :)

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  15. A real stunner love that pop of pink - you've brightened up an otherwise dull, overcast day for me and congratulations on being chosen as runner up at Dynamic Duos !!!

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  16. Absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  17. That background stamp is TDF... and your little iphone snap is super cute. Great card!!

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  18. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

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