Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Digital Tuesday- Anything Goes

I can't believe it's Tuesday again, where did last week go??!! My kids are off school today for the Queen's Jubilee so I will have no crafty time today! lol There is something on at the town square at lunchtime today so we are going to head down there later. As far as I know, there will be a BBQ, live music and some fun for the kids, so hopefully the kids have a good time and tire themselves out a bit! 
I have my dt card to show for Digital Tuesday today and I also thought I would show some bits that I made for my girls for their Jubilee street party at school yesterday to go with their outfits. I'm not sure how they managed to have a "street party" inside the school lol, but apparently it was fun.

So first up is my Digital Tuesday card. It's anything goes this week, so no theme but our sponsor this week is Digital Delights who gave the design team a choice of 2 images to use for the challenge, so I used their Honey Pot Larry image.

 I coloured Larry with a mix of Copics and Promarkers. I had finished the whole image except the top of his honey pot and then the ink started to go all funny and sit on top of the paper and wouldn't blend! It's only a little bit on the lid but it really bothered me and I would of started over again if I had only done a little bit of it, but since I was done the whole image, I just left it.
The papers are by Papermania and Nitwits and the cute little bee is also Nitwits. It came with the heart/flower paper which was free with a magazine ages ago and I spotted him while I was looking for something else and thought he would go well with the card.
The lacy tulle stuff was some that I got from one of Barry's Mum's friends who is moving to a smaller house and couldn't take all her craft stuff with her, so she gave some to me :) A lot of it was decoupage and card blanks (but not in the size I use) but there was also a pile of ribbon :) Most of it is really thin stuff, but I found this in with it and thought it went quite well with the yellows in this card.

Ok so the card is done and I did say that I would show some bits that I made for my 2 girls.
The girls had to get dressed up yesterday and wear something red, white and blue if they could, but I bought Rhianna a dress a while back for the occasion and couldn't see anything for Chiara at the time and then I forgot about it, so the poor kid had nothing in red, white and blue to wear! So she decided that she would wear a pretty black party dress that she already had and I asked if I could make her something for her hair in the colours, so I had to have a go!!
I have never made anything like this, so please go easy on me! LOL
I just made them on Sunday night and had to just use the bits I had in my stash because all the shops were closed. I made a bow thing and stuck it on some hairbands they already had. I would of liked to use red, white or blue bands but I had to just work with what we already had.

Excuse my hand and my keyboard in the background! lol.
I was trying to get a quick pic yesterday morning before they went off to school and when I put it down on the paper, it just looked all smushed up, so I had to hold it so I could get a proper pic lol.
 I kind of just went with the flow with these and hoped that they would turn out ok because I didn't have a lot of time lol. I thought they had turned out too big to put on a hairband but they actually looked really pretty on and everyone was asking the girls where they got them from :)

I also made a little rosette flower thing and stuck it on a bangle.
I only took a pic of Rhianna's one, but Chiara's was on a plain red bangle.

The red and white ribbons frayed like mad! and if I done this kind of thing again, I wouldn't use satin ribbon, but I had to just work with what I had and it kinda give it a shabby feel lol.
The girls were please anyway, so that's all that matters to me :)

Well I think that's enough from me for one day! 
If anybody is interested in how to make these, let me know and I will gladly give instructions, but they are both super easy to make.

Thanks for stopping by


sassy said...

hi lora...love the card really a neat and happy card such a cute image too..and the bits you did for the girls well i must say look the buisiness..and dont look handmade if you get my drift theyd have cost a small fortune in the shops..and the fct that you made them is priceless fabulous and very clever..perfect..hugs sassyx

Brigitte said...

Oh my Lora!!! The hair pieces are wonderful and your card.... perfect!!! Can't even notice the lid and the ribbon is fantastic! Hugs, Brigitte

debby4000 said...

Such a cute card and love the hairbands.

Tracy said...

Hi Lora! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. :-) I just love your bee card. That lace was the perfect touch. It's pattern is kind of like honeycombs. The hair bands are fantastic. Very imaginative and fun. Hugs!

Ellie said...

Your card is so sweet Lora! I love the sketch and the colors are wonderful!
Gorgeous headband and bracelet too! You are so creative! The color combo on those are stunning!

Amy Johnson said...

Your card is adorable. Love the lace and bee embellie! The headband and bracelet are so pretty too!