So Stinkin’ Cute

We’d love to see your Black and White cards/projects at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Check out the challenge bog for details on how you could be the lucky winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us as a Guest Designer.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful creations too. 

For my card I’ve used the irresistible Stinky!He’s such a sweetie!He’s been coloured with Promarkers and depth has been added with some Black Soot Distress Ink.I actually found it quite scary to use such a dark colour but I think it turned out OK.I used a Cuttlebug puzzle die to cut two pieces of black and white card that I printed off from Canon Creative Park.I was just going to run them through at random then it hit me to match them up!Didn’t do too bad a job.I’ve still got some left over to use on something else.The swirly panel was created by using a Cuttlebug embossing folder on some Whitewash card and sanding it back to reveal the colour underneath.I rubbed over the sponge with the remaining ink on it for extra definition.I cut the flower,part of a Cuttlebug alphabet set, from some felt for added furry texture to go with my little friend here and adhered a black pearl in the centre.The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set.

It’ also a special day for me today.It’s my Birthday!!Although I say it with some trepidation – another year older and all that.Anyway I had some lovely cards,pretty flowers, yummy Thornton’s chocs and The QI Book of General Ignorance – one of my fave programmes .I haven’t had my ‘real’ pressie yet.Unfortunately it won’t be anything crafty as I’ve been waiting for what seems like an age for some Al Murray – The Pub Lanlord tickets to be available.They seem to sell out rather rapidly.I know he’s not to everyone’s taste but as it’s DH’s Birthday next week too he treated us.Mind you we’ve ended up in the Circle as the only tickets left in the Stalls were in the front row.Given DH’s ever growing Beer Belly and shaven head,to hide the grey,I’m pretty sure he would be a prime candidate for Al to pick out.I feel you’d have to be very brave to sit under his nose at one of his shows!!All hail to the ale!

Supplies :
Image : Stinky from Dig Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Hero Arts Clear Design Elephants
Mediums : Promarkers,Black Soot Distress Ink
Papers & Card : Black card from stash,8 x8 Core’dinations Whitewash,flower paper printed from Canon Creative Park
Tools : X- Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 3,Cuttlebug A2 Puzzled,Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl Embossing Folder,flower from Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Set,Lasting Impressions Paper Scuffers
Embellishment : 4mm Black Flat Backed Pearl

Some challenges this card is for;

Guylou’s Inimitability : Anything Goes
Simply Create : Power of Flowers
Stamp Something : Something with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges : Flowers
Totally Gorjuss : Black + one colour
Gingerloft : Furry Friends
Paper Playtime : Digi Monday Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Creative Belli : Animals
Critter Sketch : Sentiment


Lisa x


A Drop in the Bucket challenge has been set at AiFactory Challenges this week .So we’d love to see your water themed creations.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 9th March 11:59 EST to upload your project.Stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

I’ve used Ella Under the Sea – Digital Stamp Image 2 for my card.The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this image was this scene.So I couldn’t help but go with it.I’ve flipped one image and made it smaller.Both have had their hair and skin coloured with Promarkers and Copic Atyou Spica pens have been used everywhere else.Although the glitter doesn’t show too much in the pic.I’ve added pearls in their hair using Liquid Pearls.The base card has been made from a sheet of white card punched with a Martha Stewart set.It was then the perfect size to attach to a 5″ x 7″ card. I used the border punch to create the waves.The rock and sand were hand cut and the sun was made using Nestabilities.The banner was made by cutting a strip of card,stamped with words from a Christmas set (!), and then snipping into the end.The pearl dangling from the edge is actually from a bra I bought.Don’t worry I cut it off BEFORE I wore it as I thought it was too bulky and would show through my clothes!!

Supplies :
Image : Under the Sea Ella – Digital Stamp Image 2
Sentiment :  Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Mediums : Promarkers,Copic Atyou Spica pens,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad in Cantaloupe,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Cherish,Nestabilities Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Big Shot,decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Thread and pearl from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Patties Creations : Make your own embellishment
The Stamp Man : Curls and Swirls
Wags ‘n’ Whiskers : Punches
Creative Cowgirl’s : Tropical,The Beach,Hawaii
I Did It Creations : Punches/Dies
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes using a digi
Paper Playtime : Digi Monday – Anything Goes
Deserts Island Crafts : Brenda’s itenrary – I’ve chosen 4.Hand coloured image,5.Two or more patterned papers,6.Pearls,7.Twine
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Kids
Cupcake Crafts :Anything but square


Lisa x