Tuesday, 9 November 2010

2 Little Sweeties For 2 Sweet Challenges

 

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Hi peeps and hope you are all OK.

There’s a lorra lorra pics on here to day so I’ll try and keep the waffle short

I’ve got two cards to share today, cos I thought I’d do a challenge over the weekend, but more of that in a sec.

The first card is for this week’s Papertake Weekly and this week we have a sketch for you -

… and here it is.

The awesome DT have weaved their magic and have made some stunners so if you get a sec, nip across and check it out. We’ve a fab prize and a new DT member as well so it’s all happening over there xxx

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So this is my take on it.

I kept fairly close to the sketch and I used one of my fave ever Pink Petticoat images – she’s Pudding and she’s a Frilly Millie.  I was in two minds whether or not to colour her in on the computer which is just so easy with these images,  but the pull of  the Copics and Pro Markers was too strong so out they came. I used a mixture of both– no list peeps cos to be honest I forgot to do it – doh!!!

I decided to layer her frock to give it lots of dimension which of course I LOVE :)

And the pretty papers are of course Pink Petticoat and I think the sugar and spice colour theme works well. I wouldn't have thought of using it for Christmas cards before I did this, but you know, I just might now cos I like it a lot (well it’s pink isn't it, so that figures!!)

And I used some Wild Orchid Crafts  self adhesive pearls as berries.

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Okee dokee so that’s card numero uno.

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And this is the second one.

I have been dying to use this sweetie little sausage from the minute she flew through the letter box.  Her name is Ava and she is one of the brand new Wild Rose Studio fairies – nip over here and check them all out cos they are oooooooh so sweet. 

When I saw the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, I thought that it would be perfect for her. The challenge is Gently Does It and the CCT crew want to see parchment or vellum on the cards. So I went with velum and I used it to give her wings a little bit of interest.

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Ooops a bit too much glare on this one but I hope you can see what I did.

Firstly I covered her wings with a thick-ish layer of glue (I used a glue pen but I squeezed it so that the glue blobbed out and made a pool) then I added some Glamour Dust and left it for a few seconds to seep into he glue before I removed the extra. Then I used a bit of Glossy Accents to stick  down the vellum wings. The thick layer of glitter seems to hide the Glossy Accents so it’s practically invisible.

As Eric would say, you can’t see the join!!!

And I found a bit of shrink plastic while I was looking for the velum so I made a little charm with it which I managed to cut off this pic!!!

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The blooms are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts and the papers are Nitwits. I used my PATP eyelet lace punch which you can get from the lovely Tracy over at Dies To Die For (as well as a whole heap of other fab stuff) , and I added a bit of bling for good measure.

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So that’s my two cards for today peeps.

Did anyone see Corrie last night?

Ohh it was a tear jerker but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. That said, it still made me cry real tears. I loved the fact that ‘our Vera’ came to get him. Now if she could only have taken Molly as well, I would have been a very happy chappy cos she quite frankly gets on me pip and she isn't forgiven for cheating on Tyrone with that total idiot Kev who gets my vote for the most immature and stupid man in the whole of soapland!!! NOT that I think it’s real or owt (oooh, did you notice how I lapsed into Northern speak then???)

And breathe ……………..

Anyway I did say not much waffle so I better go and do some work. Have a great day and I’ll see you tomoz with a bit more cardage.

Hugs to all xxx

19 comments:

Angie said...

Hi Dawny what fab cards you have been a busy bee. Yes i have to admit it i cried too and it was good that vera came for him. I think i got away it though i'm full of a cold so
nobody noticed, i always feel stupid crying at something sad on the telly with everybody sat in the room.
Hugs Angie x

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Sally Atkins said...

Two beautiful cards, Dawn! I espeically like the first one - that PP image is just adorable!

Pami said...

Love these cards. First one is my favourite, love the colours and the image. Pami x

PepPop said...

They are both gorgeous Dawn. Love the glitter on the first one and the wings are gorgeous on the second but my fave bit is the teeny charm you made. Very cute. Jaqui x

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous cards, but your 'waffle' made me LOL! Hugs, Marie x

Diane said...

Two great cards, Dawny!
Diane x

Kim Piggott said...

Dawny you have made me giggle on the Corrie front. I couldn't bear to watch it having to get braver before I can bare it.
Your creations are absolutely beautiful!
So love your sweet images and those colours and details are superb!
hugs
kim x

Katina said...

Hi Dawny,
Two absolute stunners again! I love the little shrink plastic cahrm and how you've done the fairy's wings. Have to say I agree with everything you say about Corrie!! xx

Crafty gal said...

Hi Dawny, great cards esp the figgy pudding a great use of those colours always a fav. combo of mine pink and coco.
Judith xx

Debs said...

Stunning cards Dawny - lovin the new photo angles too!
Take care
Debs xx

Aussie Loz said...

oh, I love that image on your top card! She's fabulous and the glittery skirt/custard is great! Love the little charm on the second card... really must use my shrink plastic more often! ♥

Jane said...

What are you like...blubbing over Corrie!!! Both beautiful cards but the Xmas Pud Gal is my fav...will take a closer peek at these! xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards and a real inspiration - been out of the card making for a while and you've really inspired me to get my stamps and glue out again. Just stunning, Kat xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable cards Dawny.
luv
Debby

loftylass said...

Wow Dawny - these cards are gorgeous (so are the pics and waffle!!'smiling') You have inspired me to get cracking with my christmas cards - yikes not long now....
Hugs
HW
x

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous cards dawny ,, as always !!! :-)
I heard that corra was a tear jerker ,, they were talking about it on Sky News !!! lol :-) I haven't watched it for years but still recognise the names you mentioned ,, they're all still in it then !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Fluffles said...

Ace cards, both of them, & such a fute mini fairy! Jx

lvtaz2000 said...

What great cards you have. Your talent is wonderful. I am heading right over to view these stamps.