Sunday, October 02, 2011

A Wheely Nice Card?!

Well, "Wheely Nice" is the challenge theme at Here Come The Boys this fortnight, and this is a card for that challenge so technically it IS a "wheely nice" card, lol
The image is Pitstop Penny from Kenny K, I used the same image for my son's birthday card but she looks quite different in blue!  I've coloured with Copics, with silver Stickles on her shoes (which doesn't show that much in the pic but looks good IRL)  Digital Tuesday has Blue and White as its theme this time, there isn't much else than blue and white here, so I'm in. One Stop Craft Challenge has Just for men, The Crafty Pad has One for the Boys and Cards for Men has Sports - so I'm entering there.
I used the sketch from Divas By Design, it's not symmetrical but I managed (you know I usually use symmetrical sketches, lol) I made the stack of tyres up using a free pic I "Googled" - I just pasted four copies of the one tyre then moved them around (in Word, so really straightforward).  I curved them out from the background a bit for more dimension, gluing the edges and putting foam dots under the middle.  Penny is "foam dotted" except for the hand resting on the tyre, which I pushed back to make her look more 3D.
I made the tyre embellishment by cutting a ring of black card with my Standard Circle Nestabilities, and fitting a Nellie Snellen flower punched from silver board into the centre, with a tiny aqua star as the hub.  Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this time is Make Your Own Embellishments, so I'm in.
Papers on this card were from a budget pad from BigW! I just loved the colours. The silver card has really fine corrugations, I got it in a pack with a range of pastel colours.  Everything is matted on blue foil, with the jotting panel matted on American Craft Weave. The image panel and the jotting panel are both textured (linen) card, it adds a little something so I think I'll be using it more (though I haven't tried colouring on it yet, so it may only be for images I cut out, lol)
Bearly Mine Challenges this time is to use three design/backing papers - I hope my silver corrugation counts as backing paper so I can enter there.
A couple of silver brads, some punched silver stars and some silver strips (to trim the starry panel) are all that's left to finish the card off.  Fab'n'funky Challenges has a recipe: 1ribbon 2design papers and 3buttons brads or gems as its theme, I've used two patterned papers and two bits of one ribbon and more than three brads, so hopefully I qualify!  Simon Says Challenge this time is Anything Goes with the option of using brads, I definitely qualify there!Digi Stamps 4 JoyCrafts 4 Eternity and Creatalicious Challenges all have Anything Goes so I'm in there too.
Hope you like my card, don't forget to pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out the rest of the DT inspiration...there's some Wheel variety (you know I had to fit ONE pun in, didn't you?!)  There's a great prize on offer for the challenge ... some Flexmarkers from our very own Sharon at Ewe2Can Craft, so get rolling (oh dear, two puns) and get your entry in. Sharon is offering a 5% discount on flexmarkers for followers of the HCTB challenge blog, check out the deets on the blog.
Well that's it for today, I'm off to the Royal Show, we're going to check out furniture for our al fresco area, even though there's absolutely nothing wrong with what we have (clearly hubby's idea not mine); it's simply that the fashion has shifted from table and chairs to sofas and coffee tables. I must admit that as we use the pizza oven more than the BBQ when we entertain, we only use the ten seater table we have about three times a year - we could easily use the plethora of tables and chairs we have inside if we really needed to - more casual seating is probably more appropriate with pizza! Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee 

19 comments:

Woo said...

Amazing card Donna and Love the turquoise jump suit! Loved all the cards you've posted this week! Woo x

karen said...

Awesome Donna, I really hope you get a top 3 for this, fantastic!! Karenxx

Brenda said...

Wowza Dee!! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!! Fabulously designed card!!
hugs~Bren

Dawn said...

Love your card! Thanks so much for playing along at The Crafty Pad in our One For The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

pinky said...

Amazing project. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.
Pinky

Sara I. said...

FAB card and gorgeously colored! LOVE the tire embellie!!xx

Jenny said...

Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Ginny said...

LOVE it, those wheels looks AMAZING. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

Creations by Shirl said...

Woo hoo Donna!
What a wheely of a card, this is one hot chicky for a male..... great color choices and she really stands out on those hot wheels......

Rebekah said...

What a stunning card! The image is great and I love the bright bold colours thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Lorraine said...

This is great. Fantastic what you've done with the tyres. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

heidy said...

Oh wow ,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week with this awesome card!
Hugs Heidy

Wishcraft said...

Love your card Donna :o) What a fab image and she looks great perched on the tyres! Fabby colouring as always hun. Lisa x

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us at DS4J this week
Love Jan
xx

Sharon said...

What a fab card, loved it as soon as you posted on behind scenes of HCTBs.
Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon (DT teamie xx)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute. …..
So happy that you have joined us at BMD……
Hugs
Judith

Jen said...

wow i love it donna
Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC

jen xx

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Natascha said...

Hi!
Love your cration. So pretty and lovely made with all the great details and embellishments. Thank your for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Natascha