How Arrrrr Ye Doin'?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Morning everyone!

Can you believe I'm on to my second challenge as a DT member on the Creative Card Crew challenge blog?!
And can you believe the Olympics are over?!  A thoroughly enjoyable couple of weeks and I can't wait for the Paralympics!  I'm looking forward to seeing the yummy Oscar Pistorious again anyway! lol!  That's not the only reason I've loved the Olympics though.  I think it's amazing what some people are able to do.  I watched the women's mountain biking on Saturday and it's astonishing how fit they must be to be able to go non-stop, on that terrain, for an hour and a half - and still have the energy to lift the bike over their head at the end!  Amazing!  I can only imagine how astonishing the Paralympics are going to be!

Now, back to the challenge...
We're being sponsored this fortnight by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp

They're offering a $20 gift voucher to the lucky winner!

And to win that fabby prize all you have to do is create something using...

Maps/Newsprint or Sheet music!

So I'm looking forward to seeing some gorgeous works of art this fortnight!

Here's what I did;

The image is by Kraftin Kimmie and she's called Alicia Strawberry Pirate.  I coloured her with my promarkers (which are available at Simon Says Stamp): Skin; Sunkissed pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Pastel pink. Dress; Midnight blue, Petrol blue, Marine, Henna, Terracotta, Cinnamon, Mulberry, Fuchsia pink, Rose pink. Hair & Sword; Black, Warm grey 5,4,3. Skulls; Morning mist.  And some clear stardust pen to finish.

The papers are DCWV, "Treasure Map" from the Once Upon A Time set, a Daisy D's paper and "The Spiders Web" by MME.  I used a distressing tool around the map to get it well worn looking and used Walnut Distress ink around it to dirty it up (also available at SSS)  The sentiment is computer generated and the font is "Black Adder".

The ribbon, charms, gems and metal corner are all from my stash.  The image was cut out using a Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles die.

And the inside looks like this:

And thar's me carrd!  I hope's ye be likin it.  Arrr!

Ahem...Go and have a look at the rest of the DT's fantastic work and join in with the challenge at the Creative Card Crew.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

By The Cute & Girly; Fruity
CRAFT Challenge; Add a charm
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge; Anything goes
Creative Inspirations; Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers; Get knotted
My Heart Pieces; Use designer paper
No Matter Which Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Water Play
The Squirrel & The Fox; The sea
Whoopsie Daisy; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!


scrappymo! said...

My goodness Sheena,
That is just such a great card.
Love the way you wrote your post like a pirate! teehee

Only By His Grace said...

Super job on this card Sheena. your coloring is fantastic and lovely design.
hugs maz

Andria said...

Helloooooo have a long overdue catch up, I love those nesties i Neeeeed some. Great card love how you've put the papers on and the skull charm with the pink eyes :). Alicia is as cool as ever :) x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie.


Siv said...

What an absolutely superb card!
Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls' Water challenge! Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Siv

Joan Macdonald said...

Great fun image and the design of the card is fabulous,loving that charm you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Joan x

Anne said...

An absolutely fab card Sheena. Anne x

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love your fab backing papers and great image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

carol said...

wonderful creation, looks brill, thanks for playing along with CRAFT and CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Aunty Sue said...

SSuch a fab fun card and so pleased you where able to join us this week at CRAFT

Gez said...

Great card!
Thank you for joining the latest dare over on the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gez

Brigitte said...

Arrrr, I love it!!!! Your card has so much details and beautiful colouring!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Jan Ltc said...

This is great thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

My God what a deadly attitude, thanks for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces, hope to see you back next week and dont forget to check back if you are the winner.

May said...

Fabulous card... love that image so cute.. great colours & design... Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.. May x

pinky said...

Love this card Sheena. The image is so great and wow to those papers.

tilly's crafts said...

love the card! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Danie May said...

Such a fabulous fun image and great design! I love the rich combination of colors and papers too! Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces this fortnight and Good Luck!

Doreen said...

Fabulous card,love the image...great

Daisychain said...

A great card, love the embellishments you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

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Claire said...

Fab card, gorgeous colours and I love that image. Thanks for joining us at NMW challenges and good luck
Claire xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Sheena your card is stunning, such attention to deatil, loVe your paper choice and all your pretty elements and your inked up image is superb...Mel :)
Thank you so much for your visit via Chris and your kind words...x

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous step card. Beautiful image and colouring. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Wow!!! Cool card! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

Lora said...

Hi Sheena, just wanted to let you know that you are a winner at By The Cute and Girly :)
I done the winners post late this month as I didn't have internet access at the start of the month, so thought I should let you know so you don't miss it.
Can you email me at with your home address so I can get your voucher out to you :)
Oh, forgot to say it's a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen that you have won.

Lora (by the cute and girly challenge owner)