Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Summer Days ..............

no no, not the title song from that great movie Grease, but the theme of the new challenge over on Anything Goes.

What does that conjour up for you, for me it holds childhood memories of the beach, long hot sunny days, bike riding, picnics and fun all summer long.  How sad, that it's not the same these days, so I decided to turn a negative into a positive thing when making my card.

The image was given to me by a friend, and was wonderful to work with.  I have coloured here with Promarkers and Dovecraft Chalks.  The papers were some freebies last year, and have been sat in my stash.  The gorgeous stickers were from Accessorize (last year).  I made the sentiment with a Lili of the Valley stamp and some ribbon from my ribbon box.   The border was punched with a Deep Martha Stewart Punch and the flowers are from Papermania.

Hope this has made you smile, there's nothing quiet like making sandcastles in the rain on the beach!! 

Hugs to all

Monday, August 06, 2012

Spots and Stripes ........

and not a gold medal in sight ..............

Hello to all of you out there in blogland.  Are you watching the Olympics?  If so, I hope you are enjoying them.

Well, firstly sorry I have not posted for a while, I have been to Centre Parcs with my family.  We had a great time, and ate far too much in their amazing restaurants ..........  oh well, back to the diet again.

I have been crafting and have had the pleasure of working with some amazing images this week, courtesy of Bugaboo.  They are sposoring the Cutie Pie Challenge this week, and we had the opportunity to pick our favourite image to work with.  Given the challenge theme this week, I just couldn't resist ladybirds .............. I love to see them flitting about in the summer sun ........ so as you can imagine that's quite a rarity these days.

As always we have some amazing sponsors over on the Cutie Pie Challenge this week.  So go on hop on over and have a look at what the rest of the fabbie DT team have come up with for your inspiration and see what you can do with spots and stripes ...............

The moment I saw these cute ladybirds, I knew I wanted them to really pop off the card,  they have been coloured with Promarkers and then finished off with Glossy Accents.  I deliberately kept the rest of the colour scheme to black and white.  I dug out my Papermania liquorice capsule collection papers, some spotty buttons from stash, as well as ribbons and bows.  Finally I added card candi.  

I love the colour scheme on this one, I hope you do to and that I have inspired you.

Hugs for now.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Take one small pringles can and ............

collect your tokens, send off for the speaker and then give it to your friend's Mum to alter.

For those of you who love altered art, here is my attempt at the Pringles Speaker Can.  Jack asked for his name to be put on the Can and for Union Flags and bunting.

Here's the finished result...

He was really pleased with it.  And I have to say it looked great with the speaker in it.