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Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Queen, A Dirty Challenge and Blog Candy to Give Away

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Scroll to the bottom of the post if you are looking for the Blog Candy.

This weeks QUEEN on Splitcoaststampers is none other than Bev Gerard aka texasgrammy one of my talented  Rubbernecker Sister's, so I had to take the time to honor her and make a card.  To my pleasant surprise I saw that the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges are on so I had to play too!
 I loved Bev's Grandpa card and you just can't have to many masculine cards on hand so I chose this card to case.......Here

All of the stamps I used on this card is from Rubbernecker Stamps. I stamped Grandpa w/ Fishing Pole on Kraft paper with Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed it. I colored him using Brushstix by Tsukineko. I had not used these before and absolutely love them for coloring! I know I colored out of the lines but I am covering it up with my sentiment~ Quite often that is how I decide placements of embellishments and sentiments~LOL.  I colored his shirt with Broken China Distress Ink, his skin with Memento Desert Sand, and Aged Mahogany for his fishing basket.  I  stamped and embossed the fish from The Rod and Fish Set on the image panel  to hang the fish from his rod. using a stamp-a-ma-jig. I did it again on scrap paper and colored them with Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint distress inks and cut them out and pieced them on the panel.

I stamped the largest Cat tail from the Cat Tails set with Vintage Photo Distress Inks on Kraft paper for the panel under the main image.  I sponged all of the card stock with Vintage Photo with a heavy hand and added dots with a Brown Marker. the sentiment is Rubbernecker's Old Fisherman  and I used a 7 Gypsies Clip on it, I wrapped black hemp twine around the largest panel and adhered it with Scor-Tape.

It's time to share some BLOG CANDY!!!

I have these fabulous Clip It Up Organizers in my craft room and can't live with out them!!  This is only for my followers. Anyone can enter, if you are international - I will ship there as well!  Just become a follower if you are not already and share and link the candy on your blog or any other social media and leave me a comment in this post letting me know where you shared it.  I will do a drawing on August 31, 2012 using Random Generator.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!!


Stamps by Rubbernecker~
Rod and Fish Set
Cattails Set
Grandpa w/ Fishing Pole
Old fisherman (Sentiment)


  1. Какая интересная открыточка, как раз у нас к дню моряка подходит, спасибо за вдохновение!!!!!!!!!!!!))))))))

  2. Wow, what a fabulous prize, thanks for a chance to win it!

  3. You never cease to amaze me, looks simple but awesome. Shared with my scrapbooking friends on facebook.

  4. wow what a gorgeous card Ellen.
    you did a great job.

    and another candy wow gorgeous.

    thank you for this change again.

    greetings karin

  5. What a beautiful card Ellen!
    Your candy is fabulous, thanks for the chance to win! It's in the sidebar of my blog!
    Hugs, Berlinde

  6. Talk about a super, masculine creation. This is it, Ellen. Love how you used the twine and added the 'catch'. I'm sure texasgrammy loves it, too.

    That's great blog candy...never had a 'clip it up organizer'. My fingers are crossed. LOL I added your candy to my sidebar with a link back to here.

    Have a great week.

  7. Hi Ellen !
    Awesome creation ! Great manly card. Love your design it's beautiful. Oh my, more blog candy, I'll post your candy & link to your blog on my sidebar. I hope you are doing well my busy friend :) Shirleyx

  8. that's a great card)) Remembered me my uncle)))

    and fabulous candy! Dream about it!
    (posted on my sidebar http://tanuyshkin.blogspot.com/)

  9. WOW! Your card is wonderfull! I like it ))) I love blogs, because I can draw it :)
    I want to try my luck too http://galiya-craft.blogspot.com/.
    Nice to meet you!

  10. Oh Ms. Ellen!! I'm completely blushy here ... Thanks a big ol' bunch for honoring my little QFTD123! I just adore that old fisherman, truly I do. You've really given him wonderful style and terrific depth! Thanks for this great big heart smile I have today!

    stampy {{{hugs}}},

  11. Wow, sweet candy. Thank you to win.
    It's in the sidebar of my blog.

  12. Wonderful masculine card and just adore how you've done the fish.


  13. Just gorgeous card Ellen and wowww perfect colouring,as always,the fish looks real!!!!
    And also fabulous candy:)Thanks a lot for the chance to win this useful thing:))
    Big hug,
    (I added the image and the link on my sidebar)

  14. ну если можно тоже поучаствую, ссылочка на левой боковой панельке http://darrarizhova.blogspot.com/

  15. Очень рада буду поучаствовать
    Заходите в гости в Ленкино!!!

  16. Wow! It is a very usefull thing! Thank you!


  17. Конфетка Супер...Спасибо за возможность...ссылка на панели http://lionessvintage.blogspot.com/

  18. Oh, my! I just looking for this great organizer! Thanks for chance to have it :)
    Svetlana xx

  19. Какой инетересный блог! ))) и какая полезная конфетка!!! ))))


  20. Amazing Card Ellen,
    I found your blog through the blog of my mom (berlinde) I just love your creations!

    I would also like to join in on the candy, such a wonderful and usefull item it is!!!
    It's in the sidebar of my blog!

    Love from belgium ;)

  21. Wow, what a great candy and what would it be well served ... I am working on setting up my hobby and would love this outstanding award places on my new desk...

    Thanks for this great opportunity and I'm starting with turn my thumbs! Love it !!

    Hugs, Anreda

  22. Wow this would be awesome since I a kitchen table crafter. lol Thanks so much for the chance. It is so generous. I shared on Facebook and on my blog. You can get to my Facebook page through my blog. Thanks again! :o)

  23. Супер! Спасибо за шанс! :)
    http://lazareva-kmv.blogspot.com/ - ссылка на левой панели

  24. Класс! Спасибо за конфетку! http://stahl-eremeeva.blogspot.com/

  25. Я с вами!!! Спасибо!

  26. Hello! I very much want this gadget!Thank you!

  27. hey ellen, what a great blog you have!
    and a super candy!
    i have placed it on my blog!
    greetings monique

  28. The card is so interesting and charming. It evokes the mood to travel....
    And this gadget seems to be so useful! Thanks for the oportunity! http://tinyworld-by-tinytanya.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hello Ellen! Your blog is very interesting! Postcard with fisherman is just fantastic!
    Thanks for this great opportunity to win a candy!:) It's in the sidebar of my blog!

  31. Your card is so perfect for a guy and love your shading :)What an amazing Prize thanks for the chance I'm a new happy follower and have linked you all up
    hugs Nikki C
    I also have candy on my blog too if you'd like to join in

  32. Открытка очень интересная,расскрасили вы её на высшем уровне.
    Да и конфетка тоже не менее интересная!)))))))))записываюсь!

  33. Awesome card and gorgeous candy!thanks for the chance to win, it's on the sidebar of my blog!

  34. очень интересный у вас блог, много отличных идей! И нашла я его благодаря конфетке))
    С удовольствием приму участие. Спасибо!

  35. Your card is wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance!

  36. http://ugolok-elbi.blogspot.com/
    Хорошая и полезная конфетка!

  37. What a great card and a fabulous prize! I've just looked through some of your blog and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations! http://www.bon2stamp.blogspot.com

  38. Dear Ellen! Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway! I gladly became your follower and shared the giveaway info (the banner) on the left sidebar of my blog - http://sc-sistercraft.blogspot.com/
    I would also like to invite you to my giveaway - http://sc-sistercraft.blogspot.com/2012/06/112-new-giveaway.html. This weekend we are giving away 4 incredible coffee softbooks - totally handmade... Our giveaway is open internationally!

  39. Hi! I'm your follower and I'd like to join your candy too! Thank you!

  40. wooow! amazing! super!
    ...please enter my name....


    Eva from Serbia

  41. Super sweet candy!
    Thanks so much for the chance.

    In the sidebar of my blog:

  42. Спасибо!
    На панели блога справа http://akvarel-cards.blogspot.com/

  43. Удивительные конфетки.ССылка на боковой панельке http://marusha11.blogspot.com/

  44. Очень вкусная кофета-ХОЧУ!!!Я новый читатель-Petunina_SA, слева на панельке-http://wwwmyblogcdtnkfyf.blogspot.com/
    Приглашаю в блог в гости!


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