Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hope Your Birthday Stacks Up

It's time for a new challenge over at Here Come The Boys.  The theme this time is Brown and Orange, so here's my card done in, wait for it, Brown and Orange!! 
The image I've used is Wilbur Woof from Pollycraft, but I think it may be discontinued :-(  It was one of the very first digis I's printed on the card I used to use to make my cards and I've got to say it's nowhere near as smooth as the card I use now (from Collins Craft) or the Xpress Blending Card I use when I'm feeling really flush...which is about the best I've used with Copics (this image is coloured with Prismacolor Pencils so I wouldn't have used my Xpress anyway, lol)
I've used this great sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, you know I love a good sketch!!  I've put the sentiment where the flower placeholder is on the sketch, but it's allowed!!  The sentiment is (a digi of course!) from Hobby Palais, one of LOADS that Renate has there at a very reasonable price, I changed the colour to brown (easily done using Word) and erased the text from the inside of the circle, though I needn't have bothered as the brad (which I think was from Bella) was big enough to cover it anyway!
I'm really pleased with my pencil work this time, I've got a reasonably strong colour and I've kept some shading...usually I overwork the pencil until it's completely blended to one shade; not the idea at all!!  Still not up to Copic standard, but a lot less stress (it's really hard to ooze over the edge with pencil, and leaving the lid off the pencil doesn't send you into a melt down, lol)  One Stop Craft Challenge this time is Bold and Bright...I think this is Bold and Bright enough, so I'm entering there.
I added a bit of Gloss to Wilbur's nose and some gold Diamond Stickles to the blue gift...talking of which, My Time To Craft has "G is for...." as it's challenge this time; I'm in with my G is for Gifts.  A Spoonful of Sugar and  Divas by Design both have birthdays, so I'm in there tool
The papers are from Kaisercraft...the Handmade collection, with Chocolate cardstock from American Crafts for matting.  Allsorts Challenge this time is "You've Been Framed", I think this fits the bill, so I'm entering there.  Cards For Men has Anything Goes... I'm definitely in there!  
When I punched the edge of the brown starry paper (using Fiskars Apron Lace punch) I didn't do a very good job of finishing the corners...which is why I've glued this gorgeous little chipboard dragonfly on to the orange Card Candi (told you I'd be using that a lot, lol)  The dragonfly was one on a mini sheet that came as a little thank you with my order from Make It Crafty...thanks Zoe, so cute! 
I made the sentiment on the computer, I tried to stack the words up like the gifts in the image, not sure if it came off or not, lol.  I finished the inside with some paper that goes with the outside though it's not the has a lovely bit of texture to it that you can't capture in the photo.
I used the same paper on a notebook ages ago, I've never posted it...I'll do that one day, lol.  Some ribbon and more of that great Craft Candi finish the inside off.
That's it for my Brown and Orange card, why don't you hop over to Here Come The Boys and check out the rest of the DT inspiration...don't forget to enter the challenge, you could win a great prize, and you've got a whole fortnight!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


Vicky said...

Just so adorable...! love the cute image Donna...all your wonderful details and super colour combo too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Woo said...

Amazing card! Love the colours and the fab little image! it's so cute! Big Hugs Woo xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna :o) That image is so cute! Love the colours you've used and great details too. Lisa x

Brenda said...

Another amazing card. I love all the little details. The inside is always designed so well too! Love it! Hugs~Bren

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and so cute Donna

Karen M said...

Fabulous colouring and I love your papers and the finishing touches of pretty brads xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my, what a sweet card!! Gorgeous colors and an adorable image!! It is fabulous! What wonderful embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so cute!! I love the embellishments and adorable image.

brenda said...

Hello Donna

Sorry I am a bit late getting here, but had a bit of a manic weekend of teaching.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining in my "You have been framed" theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

B x

A Passion For Paper said...

Stunning card Donna, I just love that image!!!
What a shame that you think it's discontinued or I would have snapped it up myself, lol!!

Thank you for joining us at MTTC this week

Warm wishes, Julie Ann x

Sharon Basel said...

What a cute card Donna! I just love this image and your coloring is just fantastic. Love those added details like the dragonfly charm and the wonderful sentiment with the gorgeous brad center. Too cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Jeannie said...

This is the most adorable thing I've seen in awhile! Too cute for words and of course I'm lovin' that dragonfly!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Donna, your card is adorable and I just love your image. Your colour combo look awesome. I do love your embellishments especially you little dragonfly. I use to work with water coloured pencils and then I bought my copics which I hated to start with now I would be with out them. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

I sure love your card! The added embellishments are darling. I love the dragonfly! YOur image is so cute. YOu have colored it up so cute. Thansk for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Rebekah said...

Oh so sweet thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Genevieve said...

Such a sweet card, beautiful colouring & cute embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Nicola said...

Stunning card Donna, love your colouring of such a sweet image and your frame sets it all off perfectly! Love your work and have just become a follower
Thanks for entering our You've been framed challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Jen said...

oh i do wish i could get this image and colour with pencils like you can
thanks for joining us at cards for men
Jen xx

Hank Hendricks said...

This is so beautiful card. So nice design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic card, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.