Thursday, 30 April 2015

TAWS May Release Blog Hop: Best Fishes

Hi everyone and welome to The Alley Way Stamps May 2015 release BLOG HOP!

The TAWS DT have been sharing some fantastic creations made with the fabulous May release stamps over the last 3 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The full release will be available to buy from The Alley Way Stamps later tonight!

For my hop card, I used 2 stamps from the fantastic *NEW* All Washed Up stamp set to create my CAS card:

The Alley Way Stamps: All Washed Up

Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl
Stampin' Up cardstock: Tempting Turquoise
Distress Inks: Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
Memento Inks: Teal Zeal

MFT Stamps Die-namics: Blueprints 13; Bright Lights Alphabet
6mm & 5mm Crystal Clear Cupped Sequins

I started off by die-cutting a piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl cardstock with the large stitched rectangle die from my Blueprints 13 die-namics set.  I inked half of the panel with Broken China distress ink.  I then stamped one of the tiny fish from All Washed Up in Spiced Marmalade several times across the centre of the panel.  I used my Bright Lights Alphabet die-namics to die cut the word FISHES from Tempting Turquoise cardstock and glued these on top the shoal of fish. I selectively inked the top of the "best fishes" sentiment from All Washed Up in Memento Teal Zeal and stamped the word "best" above the die-cut word.  A few sequins and it was done!

This fabulous 3x4" mini stamp set, Gill-Friend, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more (before shipping) at The Alley Way Stamps store during the month of May 2015.

PRIZE ALERT ... Would you like to win all 3 of the 4x6" new stamp sets? Hop on over to The Alley Way Stamps blog to get all the details and enter the Rafflecopter draw.  Be quick, as the contest is running for TODAY ONLY (30th April)!!!!

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping to Tanja's blog, but here is the full hop list, just in case!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping!



  1. HEEEEEE! So cute! Love the "Fishies" die cuts. Fab background and all around design. Love this ♥

  2. Cute card. Love the color combo.

  3. This is such a fun idea here Sem!! That is the perfect set of alpha dies to use with the fish!! I love the gradient blue too! :)

  4. I love the sequins you
    added on your pretty
    card. Great design.
    Carla from Utah

  5. this is darling. Love the school of fishes to highlight the sentiment.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. What a cool card! This is such a great freebie set :)

  7. Wow what a card! Love all of the sweet special details you included like the fading blue, clear "bubble" sequins. That FISHES sentiment is outrageously cool! I want one!

  8. I LOVE how you did that group of fish with the sentiment over top.. so awesome!! So proud to have you on my team! BIG HUGS

  9. OH this is a very clever design!!!!

  10. Very cool card design. I like the bright lights alphabet.

  11. Such a cute card! I love the Alphabet die...had never seen it before!

  12. I love these fish...just so adorable with those letters!


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x