Wednesday 11 July 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #129 - We're All Going On A Summer Holiday

Hello crafty friends,

We were all starry eyed over your wonderful creations last week.  The winner and Top 3 can be found on the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog.  Be sure to pick up your badges!

It's that time of the week again and we have a great new challenge for you.  The talented Anne-Marie is your host and she has chosen a brilliant theme...

Summer Holiday

We are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop this week. 

They have loads of great designs so check out their website here

I chose an ice cream theme for my card and wanted to make something with blue and red. 

I made a 6" square card blank from heavy white card and then rounded the corners with a large corner punch from X-Cut.  The light blue paper was actually printed from My Craft Studio by picking the colour of her skirt from the scanned image.  This is a really simple way to get a perfect colour match. 

The red and dark blue card is from Create and Craft and I used a small corner punch for those layers, also from X-Cut.  I took the red card and embossed it with my dotty embossing folder through my Cuttlebug.  I sanded back the top layer to make the spots white and then coloured with my Cyan Promarker.  I added glitter to the edge of this layer with my Quickie Glue Pen.

I used an EK Success punch for the border and Spellbinders Labels Four for the matting and layering shapes.  My image is from Tiddly Inks and called Wryn's Sweet Treat.  I coloured her with Promakers in the following colours:

Lipstick Red
True Blue
Indigo Blue
Dusky Pink

I cut the pearly swirl from one of the Creative Expressions self-adhesive swirls.  These come in black and pearl and are really lovely.  The sentiment was from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1.  The Cutie Pie Challlenge # 22 - Glitter and Bling
2.  That Crafty Place Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
3.  Card Mad Fairy's Digi Days Challenge #37 - Summertime
4.  Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #140 - Seeing Spots
5.  Incy Wincy Designs - Summertime
6.  Simon Says Stamp and Show - Layered
7.  Creative Card Crew Challenge #14 - Swirls and Pearls

Hope you are enjoying some good weather.  I'm hoping the forecast is right and we get some sun on Friday.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Vicky said...

Great card Rachel, love your colouring on this sweet image, fab layout too

hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, I love the image and the colours are fabulous

Hugs Sue

Pat K said...

mmmm blueberry and strawberry ice it! Gorgeous card Rachel. hugs Pat K.x

Margaret said...

mmmmmmmmmm I agree with Pat, blueberry and strawberry. I bet it will take more than a scoop of Vanish to get those ice cream stains out from a t-shirt lol

Thanks for joining us at The Creative card Crew for our Pearls and Swirls challenge

Margaret DT

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, adorable image and wonderful colouring. Love the colour palette. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry pressed return before thanking you for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

sandra's crafty corner said...

delicious !!!thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy digi days in our summertime theme, the best of luck, dont forget to pop by and check the top 3 and winners post,
hugs sandra dt xxx

Curly said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge, this is one very beautiful creation

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

coops said...

gorgeous card rachel.i love the sweet wryn and fab bold colours :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

what a superb card and fits well in the challenge so thank you for joining in with us at Craft Catz... sassy

Debs said...

Super cute card - adorable Wryn image and beautiful colouring.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cutie Pie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Teresa Kline said...

this is super adorable, great coloring...sure hope you have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

Safdar Ali said...

Stunning card. So beautiful. I like the colors you have used and that image is super cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards, which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Adorable..the way you embellish it inspires me a lot...will you share some tips regarding to Plastic cards designing with me....