Thursday, 12 January 2012

Hot Diggity Dog!

Or in this case, its a mouse! The image used on this card is a topper from the new Hot Diggity Dog range from Papermania.

The polka dot backing paper is one from my Polly Pickleberry CD-Rom, and the border is die-cut using a Nellie Snellen die - must use that die more often! The ribbon is from the Fizzy Moon range.

I think this card fits a few challenges

Willow Sketchie Challenge - another fab sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Spots and/or Stripes (my polka dot background)
Moving Along With The Times  - also Spots and/or Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special - use a die cut on your card and make it cute.

Thanks for looking - and thanks for the lovely comments on my last card!

Lesley x

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wow, long time no blog!

And it's not that I haven't been making cards, I just haven't blogged any of them for months. It seems I can only really concentrate properly on 1 project at a time, which since May last year has been my weight loss. I went back to WeightWatchers meetings back in May, and most of my free time on the laptop has been spent 'tracking' online, and keeping up with the message forums for hints, tips and support. With only half a stone to go now I'm hoping I can wean myself off the WW message boards and get some cards shared with my (slowly) growing number of followers before you all delete me!

So my first card of the year to share is this one, which I made with the Willow Sketchie Challenge in mind. To be honest I'm not sure I've followed the sketch closely enough, but maybe they'll turn a blind eye since I've used a digi stamp from the new Polly Pickleberry CD.

I've used a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image - I love the very subtle colours available in the Flexmarkers. And then I used my Glacier Blue Flexmarker to colour the background of the Pink Petticoat backing paper too.

The sentiment uses an embossing folder that I think came in a Docrafts Goody Bag, and the embossing folder used on the backing strips was a magazine freebie.

The hyper-critical me doesn't love this card, so I might have another go at the sketch with a different image if I have the time.

Thanks for looking!

Lesley x