Saturday, March 14, 2015

Gotta be Green to be Seen

Hi everyone.  I'm a bit late (and it's a bit rushed!) with my post for the new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog as my laptop died... actually I fried it!  I spilled a teensy weensy bit of water on it and the keyboard it toast.  I bought a new one yesterday afternoon and I have to say I REALLY hope it gets better!   I was seriously considering a Mac, but didn't think it warranted the extra expense, but after 20 plus hours of frustration primarily with Windows 8.1 and Office (including an hour on the phone to Microsoft help) I'm thinking of biting the bullet and selling this one to my folks for half price... good deal for them as they only use a tiny portion of their computer's capabilities anyway, and just "more"expense for me, sigh.
Phew, vent over (for the time being, lol) Like I said there's a new challenge starting today at  Di's Digis Challenge Blog the theme is Use Lots of Green.  As I had this image printed already I've gone with a Christmas theme :-)

I love this sort of fold, especially if you've got a cute image like this one (Candle Light Mice, available here) and some nice paper - and you get to use some scraps too, if you've got some available that is - and who hasn't?  These papers are all from Kaisercraft, the gold glitter matting is from la carte... and next time I'll spray it with fixative before I use it... I've got glitter EVERYWHERE!
I coloured the image with Copics, adding some extra shadow with Prismacolor pencils and Glossy Accents to the flame and berries and Perfect Pearls to add a slight shimmer to the candle.
The crystal brads are from my stash, the sentiment is a wood mounted stamp I've had forever... with my sister owning it before that :-))
Like I said, I love this fold, it's a tri-shutter fold... here's a link to a fabulous Splitcoast Stampers tutorial if you're interested  You get to show off your papers, your image still holds pride of place and it folds flat for postage (well it does if you're like me and don't use a lot of embellishments!)
They look pretty good when they come out of the envelope too... bonus :-)
I've taken more photos, may add them as I don't really know if these are any good or not... the resolution on the new computer is completely different to the old... not as good sadly, so I can't see all the detail that I know is there in the image.  It's the first time I've realized that not everyone sees what I see when I'm looking at an image on the screen - this looks "flat" compared to real life, what can you do? sigh.
I have spent two hours this afternoon (as well as five times that in the last few days!) trying to get my Onenote package over from my old lappy.. it has all the links to challenges that I like to keep an eye on, all my links, picutures of sketches, you name it on it and I CAN"T get it to transfer, (not helped by a toasted keyboard that adds extra letters in all the time!) so I've just had to 'guess'at some of my favourites,   these are the ones I'm entering

Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Favourite;  Digi or Rubber (digi...every time - flexible, easy to store, reliable to print etc etc !)
Cute Cute Cute
Anything Goes
Bring on the Bling
Anything Goes
March: Go Green
Use Patterned Paper  (and how!)
Use a Sentiment
Cute with Fancy Folds
Add Some Metal (Brads)
Mainly Green

Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, there's a great prize on offer from Crafter's Companion, and don't forget if you use one of Di's cute images you go in an extra draw, WooHOO!!
I'll be back soon... as soon as I've transferred the photos of my unblogged cards I'll get them onto my blog... it's just too risky having 35+ cards worth in your drafts (I should just get them into drafts on Blogger... never thought of that!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous, the image looks fab and I love the fancy fold
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

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

Wow what a fabulous design and gorgeous papers a lot of love has gone into this card Ginny x

JanR said...

Such an awesome shape! It looks so cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Joey said...

Donna this is stunning, so beautifully designed, love this. Jo x

Jacee said...

What a beautiful design Donna, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa xx said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! Such a sweet image and the design of your card looks great....thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

Patti J said...

Hi Donna! This is one of the best tri-shutter cards I've seen. Beautifully done, and what a fun way to use our 'Go Green' challenge! I'd never have thought to so cleverly use a Christmas theme! Great job, great card - thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is so beautifully done.What a great style of card to showcase it too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next time.
Lisa x

Mynn xx said...

This is SO super darling!!!! I LOVE the sweet image and I adore the fun fold, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Love it​!​ Fabulous card!​ Thanks for sharing ​your talent​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!​​m/

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is beautiful... Lovely Christmas card
Thank you for joining our fancy folds challenge at the cutie pies
Hugs Kelly DT

Unknown said...

This is the most amazing folding I've ever seen! It's amazing! Blew my mind!
Maya S. | Chislehurst Carpet Cleaners

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Oh this is so cute, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's this month. Sue x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, so cute too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh this is just stunning, love the cute image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Helen said...

What a gorgeous and clever card!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

Helen x