The Big One!

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Good morning everyone!

Another Tuesday is upon us and can you believe there are only 5 weeks to Christmas!!  Eeek!!!  I thought I was gonna be organised this year, but surprise surprise it's not going that way!
I shall have to really get down to business with it - it would be much easier though if I wasn't in pain from my back and the Bells Palsy and if my eye would stop running and make it easier to see!

But, we have a new challenge at the Creative Card Crew and we have a fab new sponsor!  Extra kudos to them for stepping up at short notice after our previous sponsor was unable to do the job.  And who is this fab new sponsor I hear you all cry.... Only the fabulous Marianne Designs!!

And their fantastic prize for this challenge is this gorgeous stamp and die set!

So to be in with a chance to win this gorgeous prize we've set you a really difficult challenge.  Oh yes, we don't make things too easy for you, we know you can step up and take a challenge when we set one.  So this fortnight our challenge is...

 Anything goes!!

Ok, maybe we do make things easy for you!! lol!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  So it's gonna be a busy week!

Here's what I did:

I cheated this week cos the challenge just wasn't easy enough and I used a pre-coloured image!  It's a digi from The Paper Shelter and is from the Giraffes set.  I thought my runny eye would make it difficult to colour so went for the easy option (saying as the option was there!) and in my wisdom decided to 3D it up and printed out a second copy of the image.  So it's not cut out brilliantly as it was a little blurry!  I also blinged it up with some glamour dust on the dummy/pacifier.

The papers are also digi and are from Summertime Designs from the Easton Papers 1 set.  I cut some circles with Spellbinder std lg circle and classic scalloped lg circle dies and I used one of my purchases from the NEC last week - this fab Baby die from our fab sponsors Marianne Designs!  I also had to bling it up a bit and added loads of blue Swarovski crystals to it.  The other sentiments are computer generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up! punch.  The ribbon and flocked brads are from my stash.

And finally the inside compliments the front with a Wild Rose Studio sentiment stamped with Bahama Blue Memento ink.

So go have a look at what the rest of the design team came up with for this fortnight at the Creative Card Crew!

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

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog; Lets have sparkle
Divas By Design; Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges; Anything goes
My Heart Pieces; Anything cute
My Time To Craft; New baby
Oldie But A Goodie; Anything but Christmas
One Stitch At A Time; Use a digi
The Squirrel And The Fox; Anything goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenges; Die cuts and punches

Thanks for looking!


Janice said...

So cute! A lovely image & a brilliant card - just love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.i love your papers and design and the giraffe is too cute :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sheena wow this is fabulous and such fun .
A Fabulous entry to our “Die Cuts and Punches ” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

happyglitzygirl said...

Just gorgeous, so many details and so neatly done, really like it, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love the image & the colours are just great!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kim said...

gorgeous card, love the image - such a sweetie giraffe! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x (CC - DT)

Crafting Vicky said...

This is sooooo cute! Just love how you have added the sparkle... and yes precolored image does help with the busy weeks!!!!

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card, love the cute image and paper you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Dies & Punches’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

Judith said...

This is gorgeous - I love the baby Die cut - just abulous Thanks for playing along at MTTC hugs Judith x

Judith said...

The word is fabulous - sorry!!

May said...

Gorgeous card Sheena, Such a cute image.. so sweet.. Love the papers, Colours & design.. It's all Fabulous... Hugs May x x x

Karen C said...

How adorable! Thank you for joining our 'Use A Digi' challenge at One Stitch At A Time this week! Hope to see you back for next week's challenge!
Karen C

Unknown said...

rable.Haha now this is really so adorable.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Deanne Saunders said...

Oh my!! Sooooo cute!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!

Helen said...

This is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x