Sunday, August 07, 2011

Snake, Rattle and Roll

Okay, I'm back from the bush and ready to could say snake, rattle and roll lol.  My card for today is for the Here Come The Boys Challengeour theme this week is Critters”.  

The image I’ve used is a digi from Just Inklined: I do love their cute but not cutesy images: I mean this little guy’s a snake and yet he’s still really appealing!  His name is Ringo and he’s coloured with Copics, with a little green Stickles on the rattle.  It’s the monthly “Digi Day” challenge at Stamp Something, so I’m entering there.   Creative Inspirations has Summertime as its challenge theme, and Divas by Design has Summer; Ringo is a summer kind of critter - well definitely where I live in Australia, (though we don't get rattlesnakes) so we’re in.
I made an easel card, because I wanted to make a round card and I find an easel is the easiest way to get round cards to sit straight!!  Whoopsi Daisy Challenge, Moving Along With The Times,  Crazy 4 Challenges and Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges all want Shaped cards - other than a square or rectangle this time around (pardon the pun!) my circular card is definitely not a square, so I’m in.  
The image panel is cut and embossed using Nestabilities Standard Circles, as is the mat.  The background paper is from Basic Grey’s Lauderdale collection -part of the goodies I funded with a recent voucher I wonor should I say partly funded; you know how it is you may as well add a bit to make the post worthwhile, before you know it youve doubled the value!!
The inside of the card is finished very simply indeed, with some paper from a scrapbooking pack.
I struggled to get the right trim for this card, in the end I am really happy with the twine (which I purloined from my husbands shed); I plaited three pieces to make it nice and ropey looking and just tied it off in a knot leaving the ends loose.
I cut the grass from a piece of hand-made green paper glued to light card to make the stopper for the easel if I had a die cut I would have used it, but I dont so I just used my trusty scissors.  I coloured the edges to finish them off a bit more.  The leaves along the front edge are from a ribbon or string I got ages ago, the little Kaisercraft pearls are from my stash.
The sentiment is computer generated my husband suggested turning the capital Ss into little snakes so I added forked tongues, cute eh?    Craft Your Passion and Papertake Weekly have Anything Goes as their challenge theme, so I’m entering there too.
What an easy card…quick to colour and so few embellishments!!  I really liked making it; I hope you enjoyed looking at it.  So why don't you go over to Here Come The Boys and check out the rest of the Design Team critters? Check out the great 1000 follower candy up for grabs while you're there!
I'll be back soon, until then, Happy Crafting, Dee.


Teresa said...

Absolutely love this card Donna, that great image, the string, just love everything about it! hugs Teresa xx

Brenda said...

What a fun card. You always have the best sentiments!! I love the way you used the grass on your easel card. So creative!! Love it as always!!

Pami said...

Hi Donna, what a great shaped card and I love the twine tied round the card, it gives a lot of dimension. Thanks so much for joining in with our "Anything but Square" challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Debs said...

SSSSSSSuper card - love the shape and the image is fab!
Thanks for playing 'Don't be Square' with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card.So much fun and great colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Joey said...

Fantastic card Donna, the green of that snake suits him so perfectly! Joey x

laney said...

love this super fun card
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Wendy (Woo) said...

Donna what a ssssssslipppery little image! Love it to pieces!!! Clever lady deep down under! Big Hugs from Essex Woo xxxx

Sue said...

TOO cute! Love this image and what you have done with it on your very creative easel card! Great coloring too. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Debbie said...

I love every slithering detail of this card. It is just so over the top. Perfect for a little boy. So glad you joined in on the fun for our Summertime Fun challenge at Creative Inspirations.


DesignerDiva said...

Super card Donna I love the rope and all your little details FAB

Thaks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh it's gorgeous Donna! Fab image and love how you've coloured him. The twine looks perfect :o) Lisa x

Daisychain said...

Thanks for joining our ‘Summertime’ challenge at Creative Inspirations, and our 'Shaped Cards' challenge at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Love crafts forever said...

So cute. Thank you so much for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy. Good Luck.
Hugs Nataliya.