Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I'm in the mood for dancing with Anything Goes

Hi everybody

I adore the sun, but this sticky humidity is not for me.  What I could really do with is to be chilling out somewhere by a lovely pool with a mojito in my hand.  But I guess my craft room will have to do for the moment.

Sadly it is my last day as GDT for Anything Goes.  The challenge this week is the letter D.  This was right up my street as I have some lovely new stamps from Art Journey, and I have chosen Dancers.  The stance of these dancers reminds me of watching somebody on Strictly Come Dancing (probably Vincent and Flavia) dancing the Argentine Tango in a steamy underground nightclub or bar.

The background is coloured with Distress Inks.  I have chosen fairly hot colours, tempered with some cool blue.  I coloured two pieces of card, and on the larger piece I stamped a small swirl around the edge.  The black and orange card are from stash, as are the pearls.  The flower is Prima, and what luck that it toned in so well.

People often ask - what is your style - well - it really depends on what stamps, box, mirror or whatever, I am using, and how I think it can best be represented, and this is one look I am loving at the moment.  But, expect to see more Art Journey soon!

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Bold and Bright
Our Creative Corner - Your style - DT call
Creative Craft Challenge - Make your own backing paper
Sweet Stampin - Use something old with something new (old is my distress inks constantl
ly used but old - new is Art Journey stamp)
Class Act Insider - Vintage
Daring Cardmakers - Something old/Something new  (old is my distress inks constantlly used but old - new is Art Journey stamp)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Favourite things - Distress inks and my new Art Journey stamps
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Favourite background
Craft your Days Away - Vintage
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Word
Sunday Stamper - Words

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. wonderful image Val- and that background looks wonderful. I will have a Mojito too... lol
    lots of ice!
    Thanks for linking up to make it monday
    Lisa x

  2. Love your fabulous card Val

  3. gorgeous colours and love what youve done with these wonderful Art Journey stamps

  4. Fabulous Val...!

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. Fab card Val, yes, it is Vincent and Flavia, they are amazing aren't they! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  6. Great card ! Love the stamping perfect colours too. Makes me want to put my high heels on !


  7. What fabulous colours and so perfect for the Art Journey image! Lovely to have you playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  8. Hi Val. Your card is beautiful! I love the background distress ink colors you blended. Your stamped images are really cool as well. Love the black matting and the orange-ish flower as an embellishment! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  9. Love the distressed background and colours, the stamp works really well with it. Thanks for joining in the Something Old, New,Borrowed,Blue challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week!

  10. Oh I love this silhouette and I love the sentiment and the mic of colors! Just simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and playing with us the week at The Crafty Pad.

  11. I really love the inky backgrounds on this card.
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Old, New Borrowed and Blue" challenge this week

  12. Beautiful card! I love the colors - and the image!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  13. Fabulous creation hun, well deserved on being GDT member on Anthing Goes. I hope you will enjoy your time with us! Hugs Annie xXx

  14. Hi Val, Ooh get you, by the pool with a mojito lol!! If only hey... Gorgeous hot colours on this card but I do love the cool blue, the background looks fab. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  15. i adore your gorgeous colorful backround! thank you for including this in the cheerful stamp pad "my favorite background" challenge! xo

  16. Oh my, this is a beautiful image, and you have really done it justice.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  17. Hi Val

    Wow, what a dramatic card, the silhouette image looks amazing against the lovely vivid colour.

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

    Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

    Michelle :o)

  18. I love how you used your favorite inks and stamp. It looks fabulous, thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

  19. I saw your card on Make it Monday and came to your blog for a closer look - it's so pretty and colorful! I love it!

  20. Beautiful colors again. I love they way they blend from one to another.

    Cheerful Stamp Pad

  21. That image is so neat and the background is fantastic! Sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been having major problems with Blogger...Thanks for playing with us at the OCC and good luck with the DT call!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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