Have been very busy lately and haven't done any crafting at all. Plus the fact that I didn't have a digital camera to take photos of the work anyway (bought a new one today though).
I had an interview for a job this week and did a presentation on Marram Grass (Strange but true!!!) When I saw the Tilda and Friends Challenge, I just had to do Tilda sitting in a sand dune. Luckily she found a nice sea weathered bench to sit on.
Had a little play with the PP Lion images again today. Hadn't made a spring card in a while and quite enjoyed making it. Printed out the PP Mocha Dots onto cream linen card to create the base. Coloured the lion using my Whispers pens. Cut with nesties and finished off with a bow. Used the papers and images that were left over to create the second one. I think these images are great for masculine cards as there is also a footie one.
For the CB mini challenge which is to use Kim's great Dragon Doodle, Wee Weezi the Friendly Welsh Dragon! Paper pieced the dragon using the green patchwork papers (also used the same paper in a different green shade for the ground and the same papers in blue for the sky). It was really fiddly cutting put worth it as I think the paper gives Wee Weezi texture. Clouds are from the Bear in the Air set.
I think I've taken the theme a little differently to others! Just been to Thorpe Park over the weekend and have used a photo I took of Colossus on the day as a backing pic. Edwin is looking a little 'green' after coming off!I'm happy to say that I wasn't green coming off it - it was a fantastic ride. For those of you who enjoy these ATC Challenges, make sure you check out the new Cuddly Buddly Challenge.
After a lot of work, the Cuddly Buddly ATC Challenge blog is up and running. Here is the first ATC I have made for the blog. The theme was 'One for the Lads'. Feel free to hop over and look at the other ATCs that are there.
As you can see, a new button has appeared on the right hand side of the screen. Over the last week, I and a few others have been busy discussing ideas, sorting out headers, buttons and putting together a new ATC challenge blog for fans of Kim MacFarlanes Cuddly Buddly images.
The blog isn't quite ready yet but should be up and running very soon.
Wasn't totally happy with the lion card so had a go at another one. For some unknown reason, I wanted to try something new and used acetate for the base card. Printed out loads of dotty paper so that I could cover everything from the back seeing as the DST would show. More work than I thought but well worth it. Had a few mis-haps with this one which meant changing the design a bit (for the better in my opinion). Really liked the snail image from the Garden Bugs set but hadn't used it before.My favourite part are the dots on the bottom right. I cut them from the backing paper with the smallest circle nestie which left a small opposite colour border.
Thought about entering this competition with Pink Petticoat. Last minute as always. Made the card blank first and then didn't know what to do with it! Went for the lion images, cut an aperture with the nesties and made a border to go around it. Aligned the image centrally and added a bow. I really like how the stickled mane came out. The base looked empty so I wrapped a bow around and knoted it.
Made a birthday card for the President of the local Rotary Club. His Polo Shirt matches his actual one!!! Backing papers are Kim's Patchwork blue cut with nesties. Haven't made a Sizzix Doll in a long time - the lady is meant to be a famous blonde singing to 'Mr President'.
Click here to check out my door hanger treat holder tutorial. Easy to follow, full instructions with pictures. Go on, have a go! Remember to let me know if you have a go as I'd love to see what you do with it.
Freddo Holder Tutorial
Look here for a tutorial with instructions and picture on how to make a quick and simple treat holder for any occasion. Click on the pic for all the info. Let me know if you use it.