March 15, 2015

International Ambassadors Blog Hop

Hi Everybody,

Welcome to the third  International Ambassadors Informal In'spire Blog Hop - we have been having so much fun with these Blog Hops and we are all so pleased that you come and play along and leave us such lovely comments

I hope you are getting to know us and and seeing our different styles, each one of us is very unique in our creative styles - so there is something for everyone! 

For this hop we have decided to use the  In'spire  Dies 

They are such fun to create with - and can be used singularly or combined with others as you will see along the way!

My choice was the  KOI  and I tried to re-create an under water scene for my golden fish.

I have used  Alcohol markers in blue and green to color the background and cut two of the Koi and added them to the card.

I used Glossy Accents to produce some realistic bubbles around the fish and then added some of the  Ivy   stems ... minus the leaves for the sea grass.

Then over the top I have added in an Acetate dome and colored that with the same blue and green  and onto the acetate I added some more bubbles

I used orange card for my Koi and to make the fish swim opposite I simply used the die on the correct side of the card for one and the wrong side of the card for the other

The words I have cut in black and added to the acetate and I have used  Sentiments Three

Just a fun idea and makes a change from my usual style, but I hope you will like the idea and you will get more along the way.

The next stop is  Linda   and the list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

Ursula Langhammer  *on a break
Christina Griffiths  (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us - we will be back with more!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christina you are one very talented lady, so so different to you usual...but it us amazing, where do you get your ideas?? Luv Ursula

  2. Beautiful card Christina.Very diffirent as usual but lovely.

  3. Just popped in from Christine's blog. Very inventive card, I love those fish! Happy Mother's day to you and all your followers.

  4. Good Morning Christina,
    Such a great card, I love the use of acetate to create an underwater effect, a brilliant idea.
    Chris xx

  5. Hi Christina, you for me have covered the brief perfectly as for the last few yrs we cruise, so we see the world via its Oceans and seas. I really like these blog hops as they are all so different. Keep up the good work. X Ros

  6. Morning Christina,
    Such a different card from your normal style, I love it.

  7. Hi Christina, Love your use of acetate on your card. A real underwater look. Valerie

  8. Just Beautiful Christina i especially like the acetate dome and bubbles .
    Koi are very auspicious and it is lucky to have them displayed in the home according to Feng Shui followers .
    Elaine H X

  9. Hello Christina
    An usual card. Great for those who love fishing. The watery background is very effective.

  10. Christina, have followed you for years and watch your videos if I get stuck but where on earth do you get your ideas and inspiration from, it takes me all my time to think of a simple card lol. Love all your work
    Love Wendy

  11. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card that can be done for the men in our life. Certainly a big change from your usual style, but lovely just the same. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations.

  12. What a clever card Christine - it is really effective and shows off the Koi dies really well.

  13. Hi Christina,
    You have really thought 'out of the box' for this card today, something really different and fun, whilst realistic at the same time!
    So different from your usual style!
    Love and hugs
    Sandra xxxxx

  14. And a Big Good Morning to you Christina :) Wow and Wow. This is a REALLY Cool Card! I love it! Very creative. Thank you so much for sharing. Ok… I'll go have a look/see at the other blogs now. Enjoy a beautiful day.

  15. I'm useless at colouring - well done - you have certainly got the fishy effect! xxx

  16. So different from your usual style. I love the feel of motion you created.

  17. wow love this idea with the koi die. i have it so will have a go making a similar card. love the blog hops.

  18. Unusual but beautiful as usual X

  19. This card turned out really nice...the Koi fishes are beautiful...

  20. This is a very interesting card, not your usual. I can see doing something similar with a die I have for a man card. Thanks for sharing and I will go and check out the rest of the ladies on the blog hop. Dianne

  21. Hi Christina, lovely card, so different from your usual creations but just as good!!
    Regards Liz.

  22. Very cute card, Christina!

  23. Cute! Very under-water-like :)

  24. Very creative and pretty. Well done. I pinned.

  25. Love this fishy idea Christine, any tips to do the dome?
    Rene from OZ xo

  26. Unusual and very clever design Christina. Pat x

  27. Hi Christina
    Love the card. You are one very clever lady and a brilliant imagination to come up with so many different ideas.
    Love and best wishes
    Jenny C xxx


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