Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Oh, Good Grief!

G'day friends

Today I would like to enter 3 challenges with a shabby chic, tall and skinny, chevronny style card (I missed the cut off for Just Add Ink's block stamping challenge... good grief! What a mistakea to makea.)

So the first one is Shabby Chic at Make My Monday Challenge blog

and the second is the Top Tip Tuesday challenge which is Chevrons

and the third is over at Mojo Monday where the challenge is Tall and Skinny

So here is my card...

I used a piece of scrap embossed white card which I stamped using various inks and water to create the shabby chic looking background and the embossed squares at the side fit the tall and skinny sketch perfectly. I edged this using pinking shears. I placed this over some beautiful bird print pale mint patterned paper which I edged using the pinking shears and this created the chevron at the side (subtle though it is.) Did the same with the sentiment and cross piece under the flower and added some shabby chic style embellies just to round it all off.

I trust you are having a great day/night so far and continue to do so.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

You're Good For Me

G'day once again from the dingo.

A quick card today to address the Just us girls Colour challenge this week.

My first thoughts upon seeing this combination was "eeeewwww" however, the idea of much loved tasty vegetabubbles came to mind shortly after, so here is my card:

All the favourites are there... avocado, aubergine, artichokes, olive oil and endive.

Hope you like the little bit of navy I used to mat up these backgrounds and images. The photo can't really show how well it contrasts with the plain white card.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Can you be warm and cool at the same time?

G'Day again from little old me.

Having some Friday fun with a couple of challenges that are out there at the moment. 

Warm and cool colours together have a real comfortable fit in my book.

With that in mind I thought I'd go with the colour scheme challenge at Perfectly Rustics - which is:

and use the scheme to enter the Feeling Sketchy Challenge 105 - is:

and here is my entry that will go in my coffers for next September (if I remember where it is after that long!)

It just seemed like the sort of colours a man would be happy with on fathers' day.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Sweet Baby Girl

G'Day from the Dingo.

Today I am entering the children/babies challenge at Make My Monday with this fun card I made from Christina's Card Making Magic Baby Card Template tutorial (Thank you Christina)
I am definitely going to make more of these (Bring on a population explosion!) 
I reckon this'd make a good sailor suit as well or even attach a hoodie to the back of the card.

Enjoy your day.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Have You Got The Sketch Bug?

G'Day all,

Ever since I saw the Miniscule series of short stories about a bunch of bugs doing crazy things I have been hooked. That cheeky ladybug has me in stitches!

I am entering a bug themed card into to challenges this week, the first of which is Feeling Sketchy's #103.

and the other is at Just Us Girls (sorry Ladies, I couldn't save the image.) Their URL is where the word challenge is "Celebrate"

Here are 2 cards I did which are of the same design and elements, but one has a decorative edge to the background and one plain. 

I think I like the crinkly edge one more and I like the way the clear resin flowers help bring out the red colour of the button bug.

Hope you like it.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Rustic Rust

G'Day once again from the Dingo.

Fancied a bit of rural relaxation this week and as I was not able to get out in reality, I decided to take up the photo challenge at Just Us Girls Challenge Blog which is as depicted below:

Here is my take on the photo:
I tried to stick to the perspective in the picture and began by cutting out the head and shoulders of a Whoopsie Daisy Digi stamp and adhering it to the base card. I then chose a beautiful rusty coloured textural paper and laid it over the Digi to make it appear to be in front of her. Then I matted the slats on to black card to create the shadows between the slats and added it to the right corner to create the wall. I used a rub on sentiment and added a corrugated picket fence, wheelbarrow with brad tyre, teeny BBQ, a puffy leaf coated in glitter paint and finished it off with various flowers. 

I hope you like it.