Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

I have won

Hi everyone
I have just heard that my little meerkat card has won top three over at CD Sunday Challenge - for the "Whiskers" challenge.  Top choice too!

That will give me the get up & go for 2012 - thank you ladies.

I have taken the top 3 banner - but as I am hoping to change my layout will leave putting it on the blog til then.

If you want to see it - it's in the 8 December posting.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Ooh! such memories

Hello everyone

Well I decided there was room for one more challenge this year after all.  I have been tempted by the challenge today over on CD Sunday Challenge - where the theme is "The Fifties". 

 I used the MCS "Fab Glam Fifties" CD & spent quite a while deciding which image to use.  But the full skirt & the waspie belt won the day.  I remember my Mum, bless her, telling me those belts were not good for me.  But you couldn't not have one - could you?  Ooh & the petticoats!  Oh yes - we looked good.

I used half of an insert from the CD to create a frame & merged the mannequin figure into the oval.  I then printed 2 more mannequins in order to 3-d the dress.  Trimming the top layer to just the belt & skirt.  Some pink stripy paper I had in my bits box made a good background & dotty pink ribbon down the side.  I then trimmed the music from a length of ribbon & added to the bottom.  The tag had just the right sentiment.

When I had been looking for the image I spotted another one that brought back memories.  So! just because I can - I used that image to make another a card which may well come in useful next year for a friends  big birthday.

I had a dress identical to this one right down to the pearl necklace as well.  I was to attend a rather posh dressy do & at the time did not earn a lot of money - so my lovely Mum treated me to the dress & the pearls. Again I used half of an insert so the mannequin could sit in the oval frame.  I then decoupaged the dress & added the black & white spotty ribbon down the side., along with some cream gems for the pearls. I have left the rest of it undecorated so that I can finish it to suit when I use it.

So a big thank you to CD Sunday for invoking some lovely memories.  I did print some accessories off for the pink card - some stiletto heel shoes & a handbag, but unfortunately had printed them a little too big.  Although with that full skirt we would probably have been wearing flat ballerina shoes.  The stilettos would have been worn with the black dress.  Aah!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Things with whiskers challenge

Hi everyone - yes I am still here but falling far behind.

I didn't want to finish the year without managing at least one more blog challenge - so here I am.

The challenge about things with whiskers is over at CD Sunday.  I sat & had a think as to what I could do - it's Christmas, Santa has whiskers - but surely lots of people will use him.  What could I find different?  Well in the end I stumbled on an image that I decided to play with.  Here is the photo of my card

The image is from MCS  Papercraft Library Volume 6 "Men-y Happy Returns".  I am sorry but after hunting high & low for backgrounds & things I cannot remember where I got the snowy background from.  What I did was to take the Meerkat & soften his edges then merge him into the background.  I copied his image to use as a cut out & to 3-d onto the card - but as it was Christmas I needed something else.  Again amongst my search through various MCS artwork I spotted the little Santa hat.  There were a couple of different shapes but this one had just the right curve for putting on the Meerkats head.  The sentiment is a transparent (think that's the right description) peel off.  I layered the background onto black card then on to a white card that I had pre-stamped with snowflakes for a random border.  The second Meerkat was then placed on with foam pads to raise it above the other one.  I had spent a long time playing with speech bubbles & trying to think of a witty saying ........ like "where did you get the hat?" or "why the hat - makes you look simplz" & many more.  But I couldn't get them to look right so I plumped for the peel off.

There may still be time for me to join in another challenge before the end of the year - fingers crossed, along with a resolution for the New Year to do better.

It was fun to do.  Merry Christmas Everyone - have fun.

Thank you for popping in.