Monday, November 04, 2013

Off Yer Rocker!

The new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys is going to set you Off Yer Rocker... or maybe not; we just want to see some Rocker Cards.  I'd never made one before, but as you can see, once I started I was on a Roll (see what I did there? roll... rock and roll d'ya get it? do ya??) sorry, bit carried away!)  and made two
The idea for the first one just popped into my head... I thought the cute baby image from Pink Gem was perfect for a rocking cradle... well it was once I cut the wheels off the pram, lol.  Hobbycutz has Inspired by a Song as their challenge theme, how about Rock a Bye Baby?
I made a semicircle (well technically I made a circle, then folded it in half, lol) then drew the rockers and struts onto the bottom edge; I stuck the body of the cradle on (with the top half protruding above the fold) then cut the unwanted part of the bottom edge away... I actually had to "offset" the cradle as it had more weight toward the back and didn't sit level, easily solved though. Sweet Stampin' wants to see Shaped Cards, I'm in, and Crafty Creations want you to Make It Yourself, so I'm in there too.
I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils as I didn't want the colouring to show through... then I ended up covering the entire back of the card in patterned paper anyway, duh!  No patterned paper on the front though so I'm entering Moving Along With The Times No Designer Paper challenge.  I'm entering Paper Creator Crafts Pink or Blue challenge too - blue of course, not pink :-) The Crazy Challenge has B is for... in this case B is for Baby Boy and Blue.  Colour Me Copic has Dudes, Guy, Masculine for their theme so I'm in there too. The ric rac is from my stash as are the little metallic rhinestones in the centre of the stars.
My second card is another addition to my stash for Christmas.  I thought the Bugaboo image Christmas Brat Boy Elf would look good sitting on a little rocking ledge - another thing I love about digis... I printed him up pretty big so he was easy to cut around :-) I coloured with Copics and covered the back with red paper so the card looks okay from both sides.  I made the ledge stand out from the front of the card and made a gusset for him to sit on (so you can't see down between the elf and the card) it looks really effective IRL but was hard to photograph.  
The papers are scraps from a Kaisercraft pad, I don't know which one(s?) as they were in my Christmas scraps folder.  Digi Makeover want you to Use Your Scraps so I'm entering there.  Gem of a ChallengeAllsorts Challenges, Stamping SensationsCrafty Calendar and Great Impressions all have Christmas challenges so I'm entering them all :-)  The sentiment is from an ancient pad of el cheapo stickers in my stash... I mounted it on some gold foil card - it improved it a bit, Aud Sentiments wants to see a Christmas Sentiment, I'm in. I added some rhinestones to some of the little ornaments and some gold border stickers around the edge of the green and that was it. 
My Rocking Card doing what it should... Rocking!!
Through the Craftroom DoorSimon Says ChallengePaper Crafting Journey and Catch The Bug all have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them.
That's it for today, pop over to the Here Come The Boys Blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration.... it really ROCKS!!  I did it again, rofl!! 
I hope you get a chance to join in the challenge, it really is EASY to make a rocker card.  There's a great prize this time around - from the fabulous Bugaboo :-)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Donna Mosley said...

Two great rocker cards Donna, love your gorgeous colouring hun.

Donna x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Donna :-) both of them are fabulous and I love the rocking shapes ,,, very cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Both cards are fabulous Ginny ♥

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous. Must admit the rocking picture made my eyes go funny. Lol!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT Member

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun....:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Keti's Projects said...

These are just absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs, Keti

Sue said...

WOW! These are fabulous Donna. I love your designs, gorgeous images and fabulous colouring too.
Rocker cards are fun too make and I can tell you enjoyed making these!
hugs Sue xx

Sandra said...

Both are gorgeous cards Donna!! Love your coloring and the rocking cards :-)
Thanks for joining the TTCRd challenges.

Joey said...

Donna these are absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful makes. Joey xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What lovely rocker cards you have made here. The second fits perfectly the Aud Sentiments challenge this fortnight. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team)

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you rocking cards they're brilliant and so cute.

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Debbie said...

What beautiful shaped cards, perfect for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Hazel said...

A brilliant idea with your cradle card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x


These are both such brilliant rocking cards and beautifully coloured - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine x

Jenny said...

This is just sooooo creative! I love that adorable elf Donna! Thanks for joining in the fun at Great Impressions Stamps!



We are playing "Guess the Christmas Carol" this week for stamping prizes! Hop on over if you get a chance!

Sandra said...

Two great cards.
I may have to case the elf, just love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Donna, fab design and so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Unknown said...

These are both so gorgeous!! I LOVE the little baby boy card!! In the rocker!! LOL Brilliant!! I love that elf too! Gorgeous coloring!!! Beautiful cards!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges} *New Challenge Blog*

ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Denise said...

What a lovely project!! Just love all the colours very clever! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at Hobbycutz. Good Luck ......
Crafty Hugs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both fab creations hun, love the baby one though genius idea!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracy said...

I love your rocking creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Totally loving the rocking elf

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Jo Channon said...

Wow love these and e elf looks so cheeky. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week. Jo x

Helen said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Donna - I've seen it before on the HCTB blog and love it.

Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem and good luck!

Helen x

Unknown said...

Love these! :) Great design, Donna. Have an awesome day!

Lau W said...

Gorgeous creations ! Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

Becky G said...

Two awesome card creations, Donna! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you next week!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT Member

Becky G said...

Amazing rocker card, Donna! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again in our next challenge!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT Member

Cheryl First said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your coloring, and the rocking card is a great idea for the little Bugaboo Brat, and fro your stroller card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Julie Temple said...

These are FANTASTIC! The baby card is adorable, but I LOVE the Brat Elf! I am SO casing this one...LOL! Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug this week!


Claire Dale said...

Great rocker card, love that elf! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

The Little Stamper said...

I just saw your lovely card on Catch the Bug - I really love it, so I am going to make sure I follow you now!

Sharon x

mulberry station said...

Super cute cards. I stopped by to say congrats on winning at Catch The Bug.
Nancy CTB-DT

Scrappy Scatty said...

I love the rocker card totally cute
Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz this week
Love Jan

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Just had to comment after seeing you had won the Bugaboo challenge, well deserved win and fantastic card, love the baby one too. Ingenious

Lynne K said...

What fabulous cards, Donna, love the design, especially the Christmas one! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Francesca said...

Very Beautiful Christmas creation, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck !

Francesca x