Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Lots of DT stuff and something a bit different for me.

It's the start of a new month and that means lots of challenges :)
I have a lot to show today, so I will warn you now that this will be a looooong post, so you might want to go get a cuppa and get yourself comfy first before you read on :)

First of all, the new challenge is up over at By The Cute and Girly, and this months challenge is to use red and one other colour of your choice.
As always we have some fab sponsors, Simon Says Stamp,  Joanna Sheen Little Snippets and also a new digi sponsor, Stamp Fairy, who also gave the design team some images to use for the challenge.
We also have 2 guest designers join us this month, and they are no other than the fabulous Bev and Rach!!
I was so happy when they both said they would guest design for me because I love their work and I know you all do too :)

I actually made 2 cards for the challenge but I will show one another day, and I also decorated/altered a wooden heart.

For my card, I used red and brown. I really struggled with this challenge, because I don't have much red papers that only have one other colour on them, but in the end, I went looking through my digi papers and found this stripey one, so that's where the brown came from. Although I would of never used brown and red together, after seeing this paper, it kinda grew on me and I even used red and brown for my other dt card.

The cute image is from The Stamp Fairy and I coloured her with Promarkers. I had never actually saw any of the Stamp Fairy's images before this but she has some really nice images.
I am not actualy sure who made the paper, but I think it could be Summer Driggs as it was a freebie and I have a lot of her stuff.
I used my fiskars border punch, some ribbon from Hobbycraft, a little rose from Janlynn.com and some punched swirls which were done with an All Night Media punch that I have had forever.


Here's a close up of the image. I am still not confident at colouring with red, but everyone has to learn right?

 Next here is the heart I decorated. This is something really different for  me and not at all like the normal cutsie style I do, and I must admit that I wasn't sure about this, but my teamies at BTC&G said that they liked it, so I decided I would be brave and show it to you all lol.

 \The heart is a wooden one that I got at Hobbycraft. I inked the whole heart with distress inks because the red was a bit too bright for my liking, then stamped a little flourish on the bottom with white ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The stamp came as a freebie with a magazine and it had christmas baubles on it, but I just cut the baubles off and used the flourish on it's own.
The piece of paper I used was from a wedding kit that I got from my BTC&G teamie and friend Lisa a while back, I just ripped a bit and stuck it on lol.
Flowers are from Janlynn.com, lace from my stash and the little pearl heart ribbon sliders are from Ebay.
Oh and the "LOVE" letters were off a sheet of vellum quotes and I had the bright idea to just cut the letters out by hand...... I have to say that wasn't one of my best ideas because it was really fiddly lol, but I managed to cut them all out without cutting bits of them by mistake (which I normaly do!) and just stuck them on wit some glue.

I also have a dt card to show for Digital Tuesday, and the challenge there is also a colour combo..... shades of grey and one other accent colour.
I haven't used a digital image again this week, but I did use a digital sentiment, just incase I get any more emails shouting at me for not using a digi (honestly I got a really nasty email last week saying that I cheated).
So just to confirm the new challenge rules are that you don't have to use a digi image, as long as you use a digital element somewhere on your creation.

I had to make a card for the kids Papa who's birthday is today, so I took the plunge and made a male card.
The image of course is from the Greetings Farm and coloured again with Promarkers.
Papers are Basic Grey and some grey coredinations cardstock.
The sentiment is a digi freebie which I inked with distress inks, but I can't for the life of me remember where I got it. I do know that I got it as a set though and there is loads of fab ticket sentiments in it. If I remember where I got them, I wlll edit the post and add a link.
The stars are hand cut from some digi papers (this one I am 99% sure are by Summer Driggs) and covered them with glossy accents, waited for them to dry, then cracked the glossy accents by gently bending the stars.

And finally I have a little pizza box that my 7 year old Daughter Rhianna made for her DT work at Messy's Mini Missions. If you have never heard of this blog before, it's a monthly challenge blog for under 16's.

I found a tutorial for this mini pizza box on Splitcoast stampers and I did have to help with the measuring and scoring as I don't have a scorpal or any of those scooreboards so I knew she wouldn't be able to do that bit herself,  but after it was all scored out, she cut, stuck and decorated it all by herself :)
The flowers are mostly Prima's except the blue and white one which she apparently found in my flower box, so no idea where that came from , pearls from my stash,  ribbon from Hobbycraft and the sentiment, I have no idea because she just stamped it with one of my stamps and she had no idea which one she had used lol.

Sorry if I have bored you to death, but I did warn you that this would be a long post! lol
Remember to comment for another chance at my mini candy for this fortnight which is in this post here. Oh and please commet on the actual candy post too so I know that you want to be included :)

Thanks for stopping by


Lisa Jane said...

Phew ... got there in the end .. long post but Fab creation Lora . I love that heart and i hope to see more like this !

Kate said...

Lovely makes Lora and I do like that heart. I struggled for red paper too, but CHA has solved my problem. Have you seen the new DCWV Immortal Love paper stack? It's like Twilight on paper, I want it!!

** Kate **

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Lora the stripy paper goes so well with your image.
I love the heart and such a nice touch with the swirl, clever you.
I am so pleased to see your daughter getting involved with crafting and her box is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Daisychain said...

Great cards, love the colours you have used for them. Gorgeous heart, love the design of it. Pizza box is wonderful, great colours and design, love the ribbon. Hugs Christine x

nnalorac said...

Wow, was long and I had my cuppa at hand!! Loved your creations |Lora, the brown and red looks great together, fab little heart and love your man card very striking. Carolxx

nnalorac said...

Oo nearly forgot, your daughters altered pizza box looks fab, love the flowers! Carolxx

Rach said...

oh wow, you have been super busy..
gorgeous creations hun every one of them. thank you for letting me join in with you all at the cute and girly. hugs rachxx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I'm not sure I have ever done a red/brown combo....will give this a try for sure!

And all your creations look great! Especially love the mini pizza box....those are so fun to make!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

I love everything and kudos for doing something different to your usual! Fab job on the wooden heart :)

Tammy xox

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

I love cards too
and yours are so nice!

Hannapanna said...

Lovely creations especially the heart. :) You've been real busy. Your daughters pizza box looks fab. Gorgeous flowers and the colours. Hugs, Hanna

Larisa said...

Nice cards! Love the swirls on the first one - this looks so great!

Glo said...

Nice card, also on my blog you can find some valentine cards