Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's DIY at HCTB

DIY or Do It Yourself is the challenge theme starting today over at the Here Come The Boys blog... so we want to see your DIY images or embellishments, or like me both!
I've used this cute little image from Di's Digi Downloads, called - appropriately enough - DIY Puppy.  I've coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I received my new pencils just in time to make this card before I came on holiday (I'm posting this from my hotel room in Kuala Lumpur... just about "shopped out"....well maybe a bit left in me, lol) I would usually use Copics for the brighter/stronger colours I've used here, but as my new pencils are the brighter ones available I thought I'd give them a run... I'm pretty happy with the result; not as vibrant as Copics but on the plus side I didn't have to worry about bleeding as you do sometimes with the more intense Copics.  I added Gloss to the paint and puppy's nose and faux stitching with a Signo gel pen.  
Sundays with Chrissy challenge theme this month is Animals, so I'm entering there.
Cards for Men has Cheeky Chappies as their theme, now I am the DIYer in our house, but I think this is "Male" enough to enter and this pup is one Cheeky Chappy, so I'm in: I'm entering the Totally Papercrafts (Male Card) and Craft Your Days Away challenge (Just for men and boys + Buttons) on the same basis.

I've used the sketch from Crafty Cardmakers, you know I love a good sketch. The papers are from Kaisercrafts Konstruct collection, it's hard to see but the stripy paper on the top section has sort of paint runs here and there, which I thought went with the puppy's paint situation! The paper on the bottom half has foil highlights - which never show in photos!  The image panel and green mat (more of the Konstrukt paper) are Nestabilities Wonky Squares. Simon Says Challenge is Bit O' Green and Crazy 4 Challenges and Sweet Stampin' want us to Use Some Green, which I have so I'm entering those challenges.
I used one of the tags that came in the pad for the mat behind the sentiment, which is from Hobby Palais - I added the purple circle in Word before cutting it with Nestabilities Standard Circles.  The strip across the middle is also one of the precut borders from the pad, the double sided ribbon is from my stash as is the black card that everything is matted on; it's left over from my the boxes I made for my son's wedding, I've still got loads left!
The cute little DIY embellies come from my blog friend and HCTB teamie, Woo and the button comes from my stash... it looks like it has a crack in it, but it is just part of the colouring! 
The inside of the card is soooo simple: it's just one of the pages from the Kaisercraft pad matted on to more of the black card. 
The Craft Place has an Anything Goes  challenge, as does The Paper Shelter so I'm entering there. 
Well that's it for today's card, don't forget to pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog to check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration... there are some real beauties over there, all different.  

The prize for this challenge is this fabby set of stamps courtesy of Sharon at ewe2cancraft, in addition she's offering a 5% discount for the duration of the challenge.
We're flying later up to the island of Penang until Wednesday to mix it up a bit, and to meet the people who run the hotel my folks stay in every time they go on holiday - 40 so far!! including taking each of the grandchildren in turn.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, what a gorgeous card, so bright and cheery, love your take on our sketch at Crafty Cardmakers and thank you for sharing with us.


Mary Lou said...

Donna this is ever tooo cute!! Fun fun papers and the image is cutely colored!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable. Love the colours and layout. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, your colouring is fantastic, really like this, Happy mother's Day, thank you for joining our challenge at CYDA, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

Feebsy said...

Great card, I really like the fun image and the colours are fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card, I love the embellishments ! Thank you for playing my sketch at Crafty Cardmakers!xx

Woo said...

I love this card! the colours are amazing together and such a fun image! Woo xxxxx

Lin said...

This is just adorable.

Love how you have coloured the DIY Pup! And the layout is fab too.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Berit Synnøve said...

This is fabulous !
Your coloring is fantastic.
Like your image and charms :)
Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away.

Hugs Berit

Linda said...

Oh this is a great male card..Super cute.. thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

Mynnette said...

Oh what a fabulous use of the sketch!!! This is adorable and so perfect! Thanks for joining us at CCM!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Donna love the image and the fab papers.

Debbie said...

Very nice green card, perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week. Good Luck. Debbiexx

Michelle B. said...

I love everything! The paper is fab, love the design and the colors! The image is too cute, great coloring too and your embellies rock! So glad you joined us at Cards for Men!

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the hammer and saw and fab dog
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card,I love the image and your colours are lovely....Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with this beautiful card.

Pam x

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

Hugs Liv.

Kozmik said...

Great card - love the image used - thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

Erin said...

beautiful card with beautiful colours
thank u for joining us at
Just inspirational challenge

Joy said...

Oh how cute, love that sweet image... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Donna, wow I adore your card! The colours, papers and layout look wonderful, but my eyes are really drawn to your image - I love it. The pencils look great and you made the paint look really fabulous.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, it was lovely to see your name there. And whilst I'm here, thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy too. Good luck. CoB

Wishcraft said...

Love it Donna! So cute and fab funky colours :o) Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun! Hugs, Lisa x

Angela said...

Love this Donna. The wet look you achieved on the paint is fabulous.