Saturday, May 24, 2014

Make it Masculine at Di's Digis

Well here we are again... it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, this time around we want to see you "Make it Masculine"
I used "Slouch Couch Ted with Dog" on today's card, you can get it (or without "Dog" if you want, lol) here  I coloured with Copics - the chair and lamp were paper pieced with paper from Bearly Mine's Just Plaid set, it barely shows in the pic but does genuinely look good IRL  Papertake Weekly has Oh So Cute as their challenge theme, definitely in there, while Paper Crafting Journey and Colour Me Copic both have Masculine themes so in there too.
I used the sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge, I can't get the pic to link up at the moment so here's "one I saved earlier"  I used Kraft for the card base, but the buff mats are Kaisercard, as are the blue, the ribbon is from my stash.  The ribbon mat was punched with Fiskars Apron Lace punch, which I seem to use a lot for male cards.The DP is from Kaisercraft's Madame Boutique pad. Fab'n'funky Challenges have a recipe; three Designer Papers (the paper piecing, plus two) Ribbon and Pearls / Rhinestones... I made my own Pearls/Faux Enamel Dots by melting plastic beads in the oven.  The ones I used on this card were pearl beads but I made several trays using translucent and plain coloured beads.  I got the idea here, and it was soooo easy!  I've now bought another big pack of smaller beads so I'll be making some more - what I'm going to do with hundreds of little plastic "Smarties" I dunno, probably add them to a Blog Candy, which seems somehow appropriate, lol.  
Here's a pic of the "process", it did create a bit of odour but nowhere near as much as I was expecting.
OSAAT have a Keep It Simple challenge, hopefully this is simple enough :-)  Addicted to  Stamps has Inspired by a Song, I'm thinking Muddy Waters' Take a Walk With Me... that puppy sure looks like he wants Ted to do just that!
I finished the inside of the card to the same sketch, using more paper from the Madame Boutique pad - and some more of my "enamel dots", of course.
Divas by DesignLittle Miss Muffet and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'll be entering them.
Well that's about it for today's card, pop over to Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work - awesome as always :-) Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too, it's good to have a few "male" cards on hand, and with a great prize from Crafty Ribbons on offer (don't forget if you use one of Di's fab digis you go into an extra draw) why wouldn't you?
I am having my gallbladder removed on Monday, I've done so many Doctor/Hospital/Pathology visits in the last few weeks I'm actually glad to be moving towards some resolutions!  The kidney stone can no longer be found, so hopefully that's passed (though I've only had an Ultrasound, not a CT scan which is more thorough, so that may not be the case).  Once I recover from this operation I should be heading towards the Total Hip Replacement, THAT I'm anticipating with a bigger mix of dread and joy - it's a bigger operation and rehabilitation than Monday's but it will hopefully bring a bigger result in turn.  I will be a bit more captive than usual for a week or so, so it should translate to a bit more 'blogging' time... we'll see ;-)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Vicky said...

Simply beautiful hun....:o)

Enjoy your weekend...

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Danoesja said...

This is a cute and lovely card, i love those dots.
Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

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

Wonderful image and papers Ginny x

Laurian said...

Such a cute card and I love your take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining us at Digisketch challenge and I hope you come back again soon!



Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so beautifully designed and coloured. Love the extension of the lamp at the top.
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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fab hun, great colours & your bear looks fab!
Lovin the bead idea thanks for sharing
Hugs Shell xx

Di said...

Hi Donna
This is just STUNNING, your colouring is awesome!! and how clever of you melting those beads!
Fabulous card!
Good luck with you operation hun
HUgs DI xxxxxx

Judith said...

This is just gorgeous - I love taht cute bear! - what lovely colours and a great LO too thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith xx

Gale said...

Lovely card Donna. Love the design and cute stamp. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ in our "For That Special Man Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Donna! Love the colors, papers and cute image! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge! said...

What sweetness! Thanks for joining in the fun at LMMS with such a cute card!