Thursday, June 09, 2011

Hip Chick by Day

Well what a couple of weeks I've had: My husband has been completely incapacitated with a bulging disc...and my son and his wife have gone to Europe for five weeks, so we are (supposed to be) covering his work too, suffice to say "scramble" doesn't begin to describe it.  We've been living at Doctors and Therapists trying to get poor hubby to the stage where he can at least walk to his excavator, hoping that once he gets there, operating it won't be a problem!  I can operate it, but can't load or unload it....and anyway I'm so SLOOOOOOW!! 
It hasn't left a whole lot of time for crafting, but I have managed to make a couple of cards. Here is today's:
The stamps are the new CC Designs release from All That Scraps "Shopping Lady" and "Party Lady" they are available from Friday 10th June.  Get over to the ATS blog and check out the rest of the DT projects.  These are Digis, of course! I AM a digi girl! Stamp Something has it's regular Digi Day challenge on, so I've entered there. 
I used paper from Kaisercrafts After Five Collection - "stripes" is the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week- and used Copics mainly from the RV's. so it fits Stamptacular Sundays colour challenge this time which is to use ONLY Black, White, Hot Pink and Tan.  The "tan" is a bit more grey than the photo inspiration, but hopefully close enough.
The brads are from my stash, as is the ribbon, the slider is part of my birthday gift from my youngest has been great, a sort of lucky dip!  
I used stickers as borders around the images and around the edges of the inside panels of the card...I have an expanding file full of these things that I never use any more; maybe now I will as I'm happy with how it looks.  I used Nestabilities Labels Nine to cut a hole in more of the Kaisercraft paper to leave a window to write in.  I used the die cut to embellish the other panel which I had to line to cover the join of the ribbon.
I made my own sentiment, it says; "Hip Chick by Day, Urban Sophisticate by Night...........are you TRYING to make the rest of us look bad????"  We all know someone this sentiment would suit don't we? lol.  I used a font that I felt matched the image and paper for each "style" of lady.
Make It Colourful has Cast Your Shadows as it's challenge theme this time, I've cast some but chickened out and used a front-on light source to make it simple! Hope it still counts!
Craft Your Passion and Papertake Weekly both have Anything Goes as their current challenge theme, at least I don't have to worry if it "fits' there :-)
That's about it for what is essentially a very simple card.  I'll be back in a few days with some more cards including one that I've made for my GDT spot at Here Come The Boys.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee......oh, and look after your back - you've only got one and it's a real pain (literally) when it "goes" on you :-)


Jacki Daniels said...

Lovely card the images are sweet and love the colouring you sound as though you have had a hell of time lately hope things get easier
Jacki xx

Anonymous said...

So stunning!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member

Céline said...

beautiful card, love the images and layout. fab inside too
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSc dt

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous, love the images sooooo sassy, love the colours!

Thank you, for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!
hugs Shell xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Donna...! and I hope your hubby is feeling better soon sweetie....!

hugs Vicky xx

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Donna, what a fabulous design!! I love that you used both images on one card! Love the ribbon and buckle in the center!!
So sorry about your husband, hope he is well soon. Usually a bulging disc though does not go away on its own!
hugs, Bren

Amy said...

I love your coloring, this is so beautiful! Awesome design and your sentiment is fabulous...awesome card!

Nina said...

Wowwowwow!! This is amazing!! Wonderful sentiments, perfect coloured motivs and so, so wonderful with the ribbon and "diamants". Totally LOVE it!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a cute card.. I love the day and night theme so creative!!

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Donna, this is a beautiful card! I really love your sentiment too, it suits perfectly. gosh, that pink evening dress looks beautiful, what a gorgeous shade.

thanks for your lovely comment on my card today, much appreciated. yes, digis are great, i am really getting to love working with them.

Hope your husband recovers soon. CoB

Leonie said...

Ooo loving those images! just divine as is your use of our colour scheme. Just fabbo! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday.
Hugs Leonie