Something A Little Different

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Thought I'd better blog this before it gets too old! I keep forgetting if I've blogged something or not, so I'm gonna have a look through and see what I've missed.

This is to start...

You may remember that my cousin got married a couple of weeks ago, well I had in my head that I wanted to make something for wrapping the present so it would match my card - something to attach the tag to rather than just sticking it onto the present. My original idea wouldn't work as the present I ended up buying was too big, so I came up with this...


It's made using a piece of A4 card and papers to match the card. I'm still not sure if I really like it or not, but at least it adds a bit of interest to the plain red wrapping paper!


You can't actually tell from any of the pictures that I took, but it wraps around to the back, folding right over the corner. I attached my previously made tag to it and covered the hole with a wee heart.


Here's the whole set including the box for the card.

I'm entering this into 2 challenges...

The Alphabet Challenge Blog are on P for Punches - I used a scallop edge punch from Stampin' Up!.
And new challenge blog, Craft Your Days Away are looking for your favourite things. Well in this we've got 2 favourite things - Love and pressents!!

I hope you liked it, thanks for dropping by!

Ice Cream Sunday!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

It's Sunday evening and that means the weekend is away again! I don't understand why the weekend goes by so quickly, although the weeks go by so quickly too so I suppose the weekend has to as well!

Anyway, I made a card today (well, it was really yesterday!).
I used one of Kenny K's gorgeous digi's - I bought 4 of them a few weeks ago and have coloured a couple of them - this one is Troublemaker. I've since seen his fabulous new ones and I want them all!

Here's my card...


The design paper is from the DCWV Rockstar stack and I embossed the background in my cuttlebug.
I wanted to use some pom-poms on the card to match the ice cream, and I knew I had a basket full of them somewhere, but after searching for ages I discovered that I had none in the right colour. So I used some ribbon and sewed around the edges and pulled the thread tight which sort of made wee scoops of ice cream! I still think pom-poms would've looked better.


I used a Marianne Design swirl on the corners.
I coloured the image with my copics


Skin: E41, E00, E21, R02
Hoodie: R20, RV21, RV11
Jeans: c6, C8, C10
Trainers & Ice Cream: W1, W3, W5, RV34, RV09
Hair: C7, C9, 110
Eyes: YG13
Shading: C2

This is the inside - plain and simple but the embossed paper ties it with the front of the card.


I followed the sketch on The Sweet Stop.

I've been having major diffs getting pictures onto my post. It wouldn't let me resize my images the way I normally do and they were too big, so I had to upload them differently and the quality is terrible! I'm hoping it's just a wee blip and will sort itself out - otherwise I have some homework to do!

ETA, I tried my usual way of adding my pics this morning at work and it worked! Maybe windows 7 doesn't like the way I do things!

I hope you like the card, thanks for dropping by!