Saturday, July 19, 2014

Die-ing to Punch at Di's Digis

We've a new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, the theme is Dies and Punches - hence the "Punchy" title for this post (did you see what I did there? lol)  I've made a shaker card, I have made one before, but I'm happier with this one :-)  The only thing is they're a bit hard to photograph "in action" as it were.  Well here it is
Now I realize I've used that blue and yellow paper AGAIN, two reasons; I needed to use a yellow colour on the moon, and - the scraps were in the folder in top of my scraps file! The gorgeous image is Baby Moon, one of Di's newer images... isn't it just too sweet? There's some shading already on the image, handy for you to use as a guide :-)  I coloured with Copics and added STACKS of glitter, sadly it doesn't show in the pics ;-( then fussy cut the image.  At the Cutie Pie Challenge there's the theme "use a cute digi", no problems I'm in. and Crazy 4 Challenges want to see a teddy bear, so in there too.
I've added this picture so you can see how the card works, though better examples and a tutorial on how to make a shaker card can be found here.  The background paper for the shaker is from a digital kit by Passion Fruits Images, there are Day and Night skies.  I added some tiny rhinestones and Stickles to the paper so that even when the card's not shaken there's a bit of sparkle in the sky.  I used my new Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles dies to cut all the elements for the shaker... there was a surprisingly large amount of cutting!  Instead of making a raised edge for the shaker from foam dots, as I've seen in some tutorials, I cut two rings from one piece of sticky backed foam and built it up that way... and it meant no "leaks"!!  The acetate was from the set of dies, so that worked well :-)
I added some Shaved Ice Frantage, clear seed beads, tiny blue stars, and some silver ball beads to do the shakin'... and yes I DID nearly forget to add them to the "pit" before I glued on the acetate, just remembered in time.  I edged the yellow and blue frames with silver cord from my stash.  The sentiment was from a tag in Kaisercraft's Lullaby pad, I cut it to a cloud shape to suit, the other clouds are Memory Box dies, the star under the edge by the teddy is from MFT's Stacking Stars die.
At Sketch and Stash you can use any of the sketches from their catalogue this time around, bonus!  I used #73, of course I used it for the inside of my card too, adding more of the Memory Box clouds and MFT stars. 
Catch The Bug want things beginning with C... I have Circles, Clouds and Cute image,  I'm in.  I'm in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge too, as well as the Anything Goes challenges at Charisma Cards and Through the Craftroom Door
Well that's it for today's card, hope you get a chance to join in with the challenge this time around, we have the fabulous Crafty Ribbons sponsoring, and don't forget if you use one of Di's lovely images you go in an extra draw!
I'll be back in a few days with another offering.  Have a lovely weekend, we're off to my son Chris's later for his annual Christmas in July party.  He hosts with his friend Amna (his faux wife, lol) and they wear cheesy sweaters and do the whole egg nog mulled wine thing, this year I got roped into providing my usual several dozen Christmas cake truffles, and TWO turkey breasts.  Anyway until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Jen Leeflang said...

I am so glad so popped in to share your creation for the final day of Christmas in July with us here at Bugaboo Stamps - we hope you had fun this week! Good luck!! Good luck in the drawing for the prizes!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, cute card.

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

Beautiful card gorgeous design Ginny x

Céline said...

so fab card Donna, love the combo and shaker

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna!
The shaker element looks fabulous and the inside of your card is nearly as gorgeous as the outside.
Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Renate said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma! :)

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning Donna, love it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Di said...

Hi Donna
WOW and WOW!!! how clever are you!!
this is just amazing!!!
Hugs Di xxxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Donna, fabulous shaker design.
Wendy xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute Digi' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hunnie this is just it!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel said...

So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x

Pat K said...

Fabulous shaker card...LOVE the blue sky background and wonderful colouring as always. hugs, Pat K x