Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Boy and a handbag!!

The theme over at By The Cute and Girly this month is Boys/Men, and can you believe that is was me who chose the theme!!? lol. I hardly ever make male cards and always go for girly stuff, but I did enjoy making this one :)

Sorry about the blurry pic. I took this when both my hands were really numb and I couldn't hold the camera still very well! lol
I can't remember who makes the papers but I will check later and it it to the post. They are double sided 12x12's. The black/white paper is the back of the leaf paper and the other 2 are the back and front of another sheet.
I coloured Edwin with Copics and Promarkers (the trousers are a mix of the two and everything else is done with Copics), then cut him out and mounted him on die cuts made with a Nellie Snellen die.
He was stamped on Cryogen white paper. This was the first time I had even coloured on this paper and I have to say that I love it! It's nice to colour on and I love the sparkle too :)
It's just a pity that it's so difficult to get here or else I would use it a lot more.
I finished the card off with some buttons threaded with bakers twine and some ribbon from my stash.

And a close up of Edwin.
I have to say that I'm quite happy with my colouring on this one:) Not my best colouring, but my hand was really numb when I did this, so I was quite happy that I didn't really muck it up! Although you can't see all the times I went over the lines on the outside of the image because I cut it out!! lol

So now for the handbag part of my post.
Of course it's not a boy with a handbag like my title may suggest.....that would just be weird! lol
It's a handbag card that I made for the shaped card challenge at Digital Tuesday a few weeks back, but never got to post it here because I had no internet access.
I was just lucky that I had uploaded it to the Digital Tuesday dt blog before my internet was cut off, so it did make the post over there.

I didn't actually make the bag, I got it in a pack of shaped cards which also had stars and flowers and I just decorated it.
The paper I used is by Teddy Bo and was a freebie in a magazine. The image is from the Stamp Fairy who was our sponsor at Digital Tuesday the week of this challenge. This one is one of the Molly Throughout The Year images .
The image is mounted onto die cuts by Nellie Snellen and the other die cut (which I threaded the ribbon through) is from the same set.
I added some ribbons from my stash and a couple of charms which I attached with some funky fibre so that it would hang down (kinda like charms you get on bags).
I gave this to my Daughter for her birthday which was on the 10th from her big Brother and I added the sentiment "Sister's make life more fun" onto the blank ribbon slider panel, but forgot to take a pic afterwards.

I also decorated the inside with some papers (from the same set), but wanted to keep it nice and simple so didn't add anything else to it.

A close up of the charms which were a gift from my friend Geraldine :)

And finally a pic of the back, which I just left plain, to show you how it closes.

The challenge this week at Digital Tuesday is "Things With Wings" which I unfortunately couldn't get a card made for.
The challenge runs until tomorrow night (Monday) so if you haven't already entered, why not pop over and give it a go?
I'm sure you all have an image with wings and we have a digital stamp set of the winners choice from My Grafico up for grabs and also 20% discount off an order in the My Grafico store for one lucky winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thank you for you lovely comments left while I was offline for a few weeks :)


Céline said...

fab card and gorgeous bag Lora, love your fab coloring

Vee said...

Fabulous cards,I have stamped on cryogen card too it gives a lovely effect.
xx Vee

June Nelson said...

Wowser hunie both of these are fab, hope your keeping ok big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx