Expect The Unexpected

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hey everyone!

Going by my title, I should've expected the unexpected when my scheduled post didn't post last Friday!  I've only just noticed that it didn't and it has disappeared from my list of posts.  I don't know if I'm to blame or if it's another blogger glitch, I've been hearing of a few people having diffs but it might've been (in other words, probably was!) my error.

I wanted to tell you about a lovely crafter I met last Friday night at my sisters party, she makes and sells the most beautiful wee stuffed hearts and keyrings and christmas decorations as well as some other bits and bobs, it's always so nice to meet other crafters (and she was so lovely!) and to find one so close to home is a bonus!  Here's a link to Angel A's facebook page and etsy store - give her facebook page a like as she giving her 100th follower a wee prize!

Now back to the post that should've been!  We have a new challenge at PunkYouGirl and the theme for this month, set by our lovely Mo, is...

 Angels & Demons!

What a fab challenge and I must tell you, I was really challenged with this one!  My mind just wouldn't get into gear for it at all!
We have a sponsor free challenge this month, so it's just for fun and the DT were free to use whatever we wanted!  Here's what I did...

I used The Octopode Factory's Angel which I added a little tail to for a bit demontion (it's not a word!) I coloured her with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R27,20. Hair & wings; 100,C10,8,6. Dress & tail; R59,29,27. Background; C4,3,2,1.

The papers are by Pink Petticoat and are printed in Jet Black.  I mounted on a lovely red card and I cut the Spellbinder scalloped circle in the red and the print which I love!

If you take a closer look at the papers you'll see why you should "Expect the unexpected"!  Cos when you open the card I don't think you'd ever expect it to be like this!

Just for a bit of fun I made the inside a cutsie Christmas card - see, you didn't expect that! lol!

So pop over to the PunkYouGirl blog to check out what the rest of my talented teamies did and have a go yourself - and remember to check the blog again for the midway reminder to see what team 1 did!

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

All Sorts; Christmas cheer
Dream Valley Challenges; Humour
A Gem Of A Challenge; Christmas is coming
One Stitch At A Time; Use a digi
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes with option of Christmas
Quirky Crafts Challenge; Make us laugh
Stampin For The Weekend; Spooky
The Ribbon Girl; Stripes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge; Free for all

Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

As it’s something I don’t like doing will admit to this being a copy and paste comment because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Ingrid Mason said...

Well Sheena - you well and truly caught me with your amazing twist to this Christmas card. At first I thought the unexpected was that you'd created a 'demonised' image for Christmas (clue...the Jingle Bells paper) and I was having a chuckle at your 'wicked' humour. However - on opening your card I was totally shocked (nicely) into silence - I most certainly DID NOT expect a cute winter scene and I think this is a wonderful, fun, audacious card that I'm enjoying enormously. Perhaps well meet when 'the men in white coats' collect us. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sheena - I certainly wasn't expecting that!! This card really fascinated me and I couldn't stop checking it out. The image is 'crazy' and I love the added 'demontion' tail. As for the inside - well ... I was totally surprised - in a good way! What a great idea, I love your imagination.

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this time, please come back again.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT DT

Avril Ann said...

Fantastic card, Sheena, and so clever to make the inside xmas, great idea hun xxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...I love your card...and NO I didn't expect the inside to be like that...I love it !! Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love the quirky image and striking colours and fab idea for the inside ;D

xx coops xx

Helen said...

A great card and I love the way you've done the inside!

Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem and good luck!

Helen x

Anonymous said...

Excellent! I love the twist - had spotted snowflakes on one of the DPs, but never expected Christmas on the inside! Thanks for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria DT

CG said...

This is too fun!!! Love the idea of mixing the funky with the traditional. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and hope you'll join us tomorrow for a new challenge. Best, CG

Nathalie said...

very funny card. i love image and papers. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
DT Nataliya

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time.