Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Digital Tuesday- Punches

Today is my Son's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM!!!
He is 13 today and I feel sooo old lol. Can't believe my baby is a teenager already!

The new challenge over at Digital Tuesday is PUNCHES and our sponsor this week is Stithcy Bear Stamps, who also offered the design team some of their images to use for this weeks challenge.

I used an image from Stitchy Stamps called Sparkles and I kind of took her name literaly and gave her lots of sparkle! lol

I am not sure who makes the paper I used.....possibly Bo Bunny? but I used both sides of a 12x12 paper. Love the colour in this one.
I distressed all the edges of  the dp with the edge of my scissors, no fancy tools here! lol
I ran out of paper to print and colour on because I haven't been able to get my normal paper locally for a while, so I had a look through my stash and all I could find was heavy cardstock that wouldn't go through my printer or coredinations cardstock, so I gave the coredinations a try...... and it worked!! :)
It was a little hard to blend and you can't add a lot of layers of colour because it will bleed, so I didn't do much shading, but I think it looks ok, and it gives a fab texture too.
I also coloured up a cute bear on the coredinations and it looks fab, so think I might use it again....well until I can get some decent paper to colour on anyway.


As you can see, I gave the image loads of sparkle :) I used dazzling diamonds glitter on the image and then after distressing the edges of the image and the pink mat, I went round the edges with glue and then dipped them in the glitter too, so I really did take the sparkle thing a bit too far lol.

The ribbon is some from my stash, and I threaded it through a pearl ribbon slider which was originaly bought for wedding invitations but I have loads left so I thought I would start using them up.
The pink little roses are by Papermania and the bigger one is from Janlynn.com. Love the roses from Janlynn, they are great quality and have so much detail, right down to the little leaves. Unfortunately Janlynn are no longer stocking these, but I made sure I had a stash of them because I knew they were going to be disscontinued..... just a pity that stash is nearly done :(

Oh and while I remember that the challenge was actualy to use punches, I'd better mention that I used a Fiskars border punch, which is now retired to my chuck it in the box of things that don't work but might be fixable box lol, because after I punched the paper for a card I made after this one, it stuck and I can't get it working :( I must admit though, I have had it for about a year and in that time, it has had a good workout, but I'm still dissapointed because I only have 1 other border punch which is the Stampin Up scalloped one and I'm not very keen on it.
See do you feel sorry for me now, because I'm deprived of all the gorgeous Martha Stewart punches that I want so much???........... no, didn't think so! lol

And finally a different angle, just because I took an extra pic and couldn't leave it out lol.

 That's the card done. Now just a few reminders for you. The Digital Tuesday Blog Hop starts on the 1st of March (next Tuesday), we will have a challenge as normal and a blog hop with lots of prizes to be won, so remember to stop by for that.
The challenge over at By The Cute and Girly still has a week left. The theme this month is red + 1 other colour and as always you can enter with any craft.
I still have a card to show that I made for the challenge, but since this is quite a long post, I will leave it for tomorrow.
And finally if you haven't entered my followers candy this fortnight, they post is at the top of my blog. Anyone can enter, as long as you are an active follower. Doesn't matter where you live
or if you don't have your own blog, as long as you visit regularly (and comment to let me know that you visit) then you can enter, and the more times you comment, the more chance you have of winning.
I might even throw in an extra few bits and bobs if the winner this time has commented a lot over the next week! :)

Thanks for stopping by

Lora x


Carole RB said...

Hi Lora

Well, Happy Birthday to Liam!

Your card is very cute. I love the sparkling wings!

Have a nice week!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow she is sparkly. Love pink and blue combo and that earl slider is very pretty on the ribbon. Marianne x

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Liam!
My son had his Birthday on 18.and I can just say-they are growing to fast,don't they!?lol.
You made great card!
I love her sparkly wings!

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card Lora and in such beautiful colours, love the image.
Hugs Linda

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Whoa! Gorgeous bling bling! :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oops, forgot to say something....HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM!!! By the way...love that name!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Lora.

Anne-Marije said...

What a fantastic card!
xxx Anne-Marije

Sandy O said...

Oh, I love the DD on the wings!! What a nice job. The colors and paper are so soft and pretty.

Henriƫtte said...

Hi Lora,
Happy Birthday to Liam.....
Lovely card, I love her sparkly wings.
Hugs Henriƫtte