Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tic Tac Toe-tally Happy With You

There's a new challenge starting today at Di's Digi Challenge, we have a Tic Tac Toe board with a great range of combinations.  As it's our anniversary (36 years!!!) on Tuesday I took the opportunity to make an easel card for my hubby :-)
As soon as I saw this image, "Seaside Moments" I knew it would be perfect for a card celebrating "us"... one of our very first dates was a day at the beach.  As we had eyes only for each other, I failed to note that my under-sunscreened legs were protruding from under the umbrella, as a consequence they got roasted - when I got home I got another roasting from my Mum for being so careless!  I've made sure that the lass in the image has got sunburned legs... it will be interesting to see if my husband recognizes the reference :-))
The line I have used from the Tic Tac Toe board is Digi/Sentiment/Embossing... or is it Embossing/Die Cuts/Stitching? Both!!  The image (coloured with Copics and some Prismacolor pencils) isn't the only digital element on this card, the papers are digital too - Shery K Designs Summer Fun collection.  The purple and black card are from my stash. 
I cut the wave with my new Memory Box Oceana Border die, which I embossed with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls folder - I think it gives a sense of movement to the "wave".  I also heat embossed the top edge with white chalk ink and Bridal Tinsel EP - very glittery IRL.  Craft Your Passion wants us to use any of their themes from the last year; I've used #195 which is Fancy Borders, Cute Card Thursday has Clever Cutting so I'm entering there.
I also embossed the Memory Box clouds with Cuttlebug's Tiny Bubbles folder, inking a little to give depth.  2 Sisters Challenge is Embossing, so I'm in.  The corner die is, you guessed it Memory Box (Macarena Corner). I pierced around the panels then used a black gel pen to faux stitch them, I added some tiny seashells (real ones) to the bottom corner of the image panel then made the sentiment on the computer... card finished :-)
Fab'n'funky ChallengesDivas by DesignPaper Crafting JourneyTotally PapercraftsCard Mania Challenges,   The Crazy ChallengeCorrosive ChallengeCrafty Calendar, Crafting for all SeasonsWhimsy Inspirations Challenge  and Cutie Pie Challenge all have Love themes so I'm entering them, Kaboodle Doodles has For My sweetheart, which my hubby is :-) so I'm entering there too.  Colour Me Copic and Through the Craftroom Door have Anything Goes challenges - I'm in :-)
Well that's it for today, pop over to the blog and check out the rest of my teamie's work, it's awesome :-)  Hope you get a chance to join in the challenge - easy peasy and a great prize from Love Bug Creations to boot.  Don't forget that if you use one of Di's great images you go into an extra draw to win some more.
We started excavating for our new pool yesterday, of course we have to "undo" the garden first so it looks so much worse than it did, ah well, you have to break a few eggs when you make an omelette.  I'll post photos of progress, we're hoping to have it all but finished in time for my husband's 60th birthday in the middle of April, for which we're having a party here; we're still crazy busy with other people's pools so wish us luck, lol
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Craftyrose said...

Stunning , quite simply!

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

Stunning colouring gorgeous image Ginny x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous. A fabulous sign and beautifully coloured.
Happy Anniversary
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary wishes for Tuesday!
Your card is gorgeous, such a delightful image and I love how you have made it is so personal to you by colouring the sweet girl with sunburned legs! The papers and design are wonderful too.
Sue xx

jean said...

What a cute image and stunning colouring. Hope your husband notices the detail lol x Am loving your works of art, been just looking at them all for the past hour, cant say how gorgeous they all are, off to leave some comments xx

julie said...

Wow it's beautiful !
Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !

flossbite said...

Wonderful card. It will surely make a lot of people here in the UK jealous; we need some sunshine!
Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona xx

Mirella said...

What a lovely card! I bet your husband loved it! Congrats on the anniversary, too! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs, Mirella

DesignerDiva said...

Donna this is just fabulous! I love the image, how you coloured it and I love the papers you chose, it all goes so perfectly together!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally PaperCrafts this week and good luck in the draw
Hugs Laurie x

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous card.Love the details you've added.Super colouring and beautifully personalised.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Riette said...

Gorgeous coloring!!! Loving the little waves.
Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.
Riette, DT

Aunty Sue said...

oh roll on the sunshine and just love this fun bright card with fab colouring, thanks for sharing with us at Divas this week

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Milnie said...

This is lovely, love your coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good Luck and I hope we see you again!

Milnie DT

Glittertastic said...

Gorgeous easel card - great image and fabulous use of the wave border die. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercraft


kanda said...

This is gorgous. Fabulous image and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx