Sunday, 6 June 2010

AFA & A Bit Of A Wooohooo :)

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Morning peeps and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :)

It’s time for another challenge with the Anyone For Anya girls and this week it’s

Hot Hot hot

so zingy and bright colours or summer themes are what we want to see  (or both together if you are feeling adventurous).

Picture 001 copy I sort of went for both. There’s flowers and a butterfly and the hot pink is fairly zingy :). The images Ii used are Ladybug Nora and the mushroom. These are both new CC Designs images and are available from Tracy at Dies To Die For. You can see them here peeps :)

I coloured them with Copics and use the following colours -

C1, C5, C7, E0000, E00, E21, E50, E51, R11, R85, RV34, YG0000, YG03, YG06


The gorgeous papers are also from Tracy and they are  GCD Cloisonne. What you can’t tell from the pic is how nice they feel. They are a fabulous texture and have a lovely linen feel to them.

The butterfly is one of the new Marianne Designs Creatables that  Tracy has in stock and this is Butterfly Style 3. You can use these with your Cuttlebug or Big Shot – aren’t they pretty and a great size as well?

The flower is of course from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts – have you seen the new website btw?

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So that’s me card and now for a bit of a woohooo!!!

Some of you already know this but I’ve been designing for the last few months for Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine – I STILL cannot believe it peeps!!!  Anyhoos, I haven’t put any cards on the old blog that I’ve done for the mag up till now, but it occurred to me last week (you know how quickly I catch on lol xxx) that not everyone buys it. So I thought I’d share some of the cards with you from time to time.

This month, which is now out,  I did a  ‘challenge the designer’ feature and it’s all about things to do in July.

And this ……

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.. is one of the 5 cards I made.

Now very occasionally, we in the UK get a bit of sun and sometimes it is in July, so I thought it would be nice to make a BBQ invitation (we do have BBQ’s occasionally!!!).  This is such an easy peasy card to make and as the sun is sort of shining at the mo (not sure for how long lol xxx) it seemed appropriate to share this one today.

To make the apron template, I cut a piece of paper the same size as my card blank, then I folded it in half lengthways. I cut away a curved bit at the top and then opened it out again. This makes sure that both sides are exactly the same, if that makes sense. So this was my template and I then laid it on top of my card blank,  pencilled in the curved bits then cut them out.

I wanted to make the apron look like one of them there chef’s or butcher's aprons so I used navy card and then just glued white strips of card onto it – seeeemples!!! I stamped  Lili Of The Vally’s Top Chef  onto some white card (fab image!!) and then matted it onto some navy card and glued it all to to the front on 3 sides only – so this is the pocket. Then I just made a quick  tag and popped it into the pocket.

What do ya think peeps?

I reckon you could use this for all sorts of occasions just by changing the colours and the image etc.

I’m off now to do the Papermill Shop run cos it’s card club tomorrow and I need some bits and bobs.  Then we’re off on our bikes later cos time is running out and the holiday is looming and there is still plenty of blubber which needs to go (not a single solitary pound has been shifted this week and mostly I have stuck to it - grrrrr!!)

Have a great weekend and if you are BBQ-ing, hopefully the sun will stay shining for you.

Huggiest of hugs xxx


Lorraine said...

wwo your cards are amazing you colour so perfectly xx

Cheryl said...

this is once again hun just stunning love it so much and just adore the detail,brilliant,love love it,so love that butterfly will have to pay tracey yet another visit he he hugs cheryl xxxx

Donalda said...

Dear your cards are just breath taking!!! I so love both of them.
Hope you are not working to hard, haven't heard from you so hope you got my email!!!! Hugs

CelticWoman said...

these are great, love the details on Anya, delightful. Sandi

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards, adorable images. Love the gorgeous pink papers and butterfly and just love the apron shaped card! Genius!

Jane said...

OOh! Love these cards, especially the apron one...what a brilliant idea...would you mind if I borrowed that template idea?

lin70 said...

Hi Hun,
your card is absolutly Fab. You are so clever.
Big Hugs

Riet said...

Wowww Dawny,What a beautiful cards,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Two gorgeous cards - beautiful layouts and picture-perfect colouring!! Juliex

Enfys said...

Hiya Dawny, love thet Anya card and the butterfly is fantastic. Well done on the getting published thing, I am in the US at the mo but will be rushing to Wh Smiths as soon as I get home to brag about my mate......
big hugs
En xx

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful cards Dawny, love the hot colour for the first one and love the BBQ apron.

Larissa said...

Great cards! The butterfly on the first card is amazing!
I love the apron card, such a cute shape!


Diane said...

These are both so beautiful!
Love the BBQ template you've created,so neato!!

Rebekah said...

Love your Swiss Pixie card and your BBQ invite! Gorgeous colours on your Hot card and wow to that butterfly, ir's stunning! Yay to your magazine desingning well done you! Hugs Rebekah x