Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Green & Black Is Not Just For Chocolate :)

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It looks rather nice on yer cards as well!!!

Morning peeps and hope you are all managing to stay warm – brrr it’s COLD here today!!! There’s lots of pics here today so I’ll try me best to keep the waffle down :)xxx

Over at Pink Petticoat this week we’ve been sharing our ideas for a Christmas card and matching tag.

So this is what I did.

I do like easel cards but I don’t seem to make them that often,. But I did for this one and I decided to use traditional colours but give them a bit of a funky twist, so I went for a yummy pistachio bright and zingy green which I think works really well with the black and red here.

The papers that I used are ….

Gingham – just for a change I knoooooooow, but it is is so delish that I can’t help meself  (Crimson), Dotty Snowflakes (Black & White),  Lots Of Dots and Doodle Dots (Pistachio) from the Colour Collection.

The  cute little pengies are both from the ‘Have An Ice Christmas Images Stamps collection and I coloured them with Copics. The icy hill  is just a bit of white card covered liberally with Glamour Dust Glitter.

I used one of my fave sentiment ribbons, punched out a few holly leaves, added a bit of ribbon and some buttons and it was done.

Here’s some more pics with a bit more deet …..

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He is sooooooooooooooo cute I think!!!

And now for the tag …..

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Simple and straightforward.

The sentiment is from the Fairy Lights collection.

This is one of my fave ever PP products and  it seems that I am not alone. You can read all about it right here peeps :)

A bit more details for you :)

Now this tag can be used on its own, or you can, make a little pocket on the centre section of your easel card …..

… and pop it in there.

Brilliant idea and I wish I could take the credit for it but I cant and I won’t cos that has to go to the very lovely and oh so talented Rach.

It’s a fab idea isn't it!!


OK now for a bit of a red faced moment peeps :(

Guess who forgot to post her card for her last week as GDT over at the Simon Says Challenge?

Yes you’re right!!!

The dope struck again. I can only say that I put it to one side and then got a bti sidetracked and forgot to do it. Sop here we are – better late than never and I think this is a late record even for me so hugest of apols to the good folk at SSS. I’ve slapped my trotters till they are pinker than pink, and clashing like billy-oh with my red face  :(


My fave Whiff Of Joy image – all coloured with Copics and I’m soz peeps but the list has well and truly done one by now!!

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I had an idea that I would make some snow for them to sledge along but it didn't turn out quite how I expected and I used so much glue that I warped the card.

If I’d used chipboard it might have worked a little better so maybe next time ….

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So that’s my last card and hugest of thanks to the lovely girls over at the challenge for having me.

And on that note I’m off top do some work.

Have a fab day, stay warm and I’ll  leave you with a bit for a puzzle!!. What's pink and grey and has a bit of magic and lots of sparkle?

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Here’s a clue and I’ll tell you the answer tomorrow :)

Hugs to all xxx


xGemmax said...

Your 1st card is gorgeous hunni, fabbie colour combo and such a cute little penguin :o)
Your 2nd card is brilliant, fabbie papers and great image, Im sure everyone at SSS will forgive you for been a tiny bit late!!
hugs and xxx

Frea said...

Hi Dawny, great cards hun! I love the easelcards myself!! But trust me, it can be worse; I recently made a card for a challenge and would you believe forget which challenge!! In the end I entered into 2 other challenges but I never found out which the one was I made it for LOL!! GReetz, Frea

PepPop said...

Aww how cute are those little penguins! Gorgeous card and what a clever idea to make a sneaky pocket for the tag.
Love the Let it Snow card too. The snow is amazing.
Hugs. Jaqui x

Suzanne said...

Both card sare fantastic. Love the green in the first. Have just used you tutorial for the envelopes and loved how it gave a lovely finished look to my card and envelope (Here) Made it a bit more special. Will try the wrapping paper next Hugs
Suzanne x

Kerry said...

Hi Dawny,

Lovely to meet you on Sunday! Your card is so pretty - bit addicted to easel cards too - the tag is a great idea! Kerry ;-)

Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards - great idea popping the tag & pocket inside the easel card :)
Louise x