Thursday, 23 August 2012

One Layer

this was a quickie card so I might as well make it a quickie post!

I had an idea to do a back to school card with a sort of abstract blackboard and a very fed up looking stampotique image. My eldest isn't a school fan! Mind you he wasn't a an of the card either, especially when I suggested the image represented him!

There are a few things I would do differently if I were to make this card again but I'm sharing anyway because I had these challenges in mind when I made it...

Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules
Top Tip Tuesday - One Layer Card
Stampotique Designers Challenge - One Layer Card

TFL! xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Cutie Pie

Hey All! :)

I have another card to share today. I discovered Sureya's Art through another fabulous blog (thank you Mary J for introducing me!) and it just had me itching to colour. This image is called 'cutie boyz 01', and he really is such a cutie pie!

Unfortunately in my haste to get ink to paper I made the classic schoolgirl error of not matching my inks to any PPs in my collection (or any collection in the whole world for that matter!). So when it came to putting everything together it was quite a challenge. One I got a certain sense of satisfaction at meeting though, know what I mean?

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges...

Dies to Die for - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Emboss
The Pink Elephant - Create your own Embelishment
Pile it On - Cuddly Critters

Thursday, 16 August 2012

GiveBig Boy

Hello All!!

I'm back after spending a wonderful couple of weeks in France on the fabulous Cote d'Amour in Britanny. We had such a lovely time with friends and family and were so lucky with the weather.

Catching up on my reading list I was delighted to find Krista over on Saturated Canary had generously added more freebies to her blog. Even better there was a boy image to play with too, perfect for my little brood of dudes :D

This card was pulled back from the brink of disaster so many times I'm suprised it managed to make it onto this blog at all, I'm pleased that it seemed to turn out Ok in the end though, what do you think?

I coloured 'BigBoy' (as I affectionately like to call him, although I can imagine a few innappropriate websites popping up giving him a name like that!!) with promarkers. I used Crate Paper PPs from a few different collections and distressed the hell out of the circle mat with sprays, a distressing tool & good ole crumpling. The mat is camouflage PP but it's hard to tell from the pic. A few diecuts, a bit of twine, some stickers and a stash busting brad (MUST. USE. HOARDED. STASH.) and we're good to go!

I'd lke to enter this card for the following challenges...

No Matter Which - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Punches & Dies
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Orange, Lime & Citrus