Lets talk about Chrissie

The great Chrissie in Bridlington  that is.   I've know her via the internet for a few years now even chatted on the phone but until yesterday we had not met.  So it was big hugs and coffee all round.
Thank you for a lovely day a great visit both to see you and to see something of Bridlington.  Not to mention the more exciting parts, Fish and Chips served on a polystyrene tray with a little wooden fork.   The food was great the service rather lacked the 1960's charm.

I love Seaside towns here on the east coast, Boscombe used to be like they are now.  There is something magical and fun about the noisy penny arcades and shops selling buckets and spades along with Greetings from xxxxxx souvenirs.

Stopped at Hobbycraft Hull on the way home finding a couple of things to stock up on.   Including a set of Gelatos.

Chrissie and I swapped gifts, as you do.   Part of Chrissie's gift included some fabulous glossy card, what a great surface to try my new crayons on.   Each stick was used in turn down the length of the card and then different blending techniques tried.   Fingers, dry paint brush, and cloth.   Each of these lifts the colour slightly but I know better than to use water on glossy card.

With all the excitement of yesterday I forgot to update the Tuesday list at Challenges for Days.   One of the fortnightly challenges on Tuesdays is Try it on Tuesday.   Used to be Tag Tuesday when I was on the team it changed shortly after my leaving but the two events are not related.   These days Chrissie is on the team and they have just started their newest challenge; spots, dots and dashes.   Finding that I needed to stay at home today having updated the list I looked for inspiration and a way to use said glossy card.

Can you use rubber stamps on it, yes inks such as Archival and Kalidacolor leave excellent marks.   Stamping' up white however did not show up at all.   So Stamping' up splatters (Spots of) and same set dashes in place sentiment added.   Now what to do?   Dots, oh look what I found some yellow self adhesive dots how perfect are they?   Paper flowers and some green acetate stamped with a Clarity bird image.   Presto a little mixed media art completely original and all my own.

I think it fits very well with Retro Rubber - May Colours challenge, so I'm sharing this with them as well.


  1. Lovely and fun - a very wonderful piece!

  2. A super card ist this - wow!
    How nice you could meet with the lovely Chrissie!
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's!
    oxo Susi

  3. Beautiful card with lovely colours! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar DT

  4. I LOVE my Gelatos. They are such fun to use. I had read and read about them, and finally got me some. Now, I wish I'd gotten them sooner. The words on this piece are special. I am going to make a note of them they are so nice. A pretty piece accompanied by beautiful words. So happy you got to meet your blogging friend. I have had that experience one time and it was really special.

  5. Lovely to meet you too Zoe. I think I will remember the fish and chips for years to come lol.

    Love your magical piece of art and thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Love gelatos, great card, the colours are great. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  7. Beautiful card here Zoe ;) Viv xx

  8. Beautiful colors and textures on this card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  9. Bright and fun! Thanks for sharing it with Retro Rubber!

  10. Super card, love how you made it. Glad you could meet up with Chrissie, she was really excited that you visited her. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  11. Love the bright colors and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  12. This is a very Hawaiian card, love the colors, very fresh and beautiful. I've never used Gelatos but hear they are fun to work with.
    Thank you for sharing at Retro Rubber this week.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  13. Such a bright, festive card! It sure shows lots of colors of our photo inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

  14. So happy you were able to meet your internet buddy. Your project is so nice and bright, great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber!

  15. Your card represents creativity at its best! Love all the wonderful color and elements! Thanks so much for joining the challenge!

  16. Great use of Gelatos for our color challenge. Thank for for playing along with Retro Rubber!


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