Monday, 29 December 2008

Dotties Sunday Challenge - Wishing You Well

The Challenge this week has been set by Louise and is ......

This week the challenge is in the theme;

After all the over indulgence you've most likely had over Christmas ( a few poorly tummies and heads I guess?) The theme this week is Get Well Soon .You don't have to use those words, but it has to be aimed at cheering someone up or wishing them well . If you don't know anyone who's poorly your creation could be wishing them well in their new job or a new home...basically, lots of positive vibes in this card please AND of course a Charmed Download. Nice and easy?

As some of you might have notices I have made a couple of exploding boxes as pressies for Christmas, so I thought I would try and use on in the challenge. I used my craft robo to cut out a hexagonal box, with lid and one layer inside. I used orange and yellow card as I wanted it to be a cheerful colour. With some silver card to back the images to make them stand out. I used pre-coloured images for speed and I put them into word to get the sizing right. The images I used were from the True Love and Marriage Collection and the Rock n Roll collection. I used text boxes in word to add my text and an hexagonal one for the base.

I am thinking of giving this to my husband as 2008 has thrown alot at us, as he lost his job, for the 3rd time in as many years, money has been very tight and my dad died not so long ago who he really got on, so I thought the words just let him know that in all the troubles we still have each other and our love to get us through everything.

Here's to a better 2009.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Dottie and George Wedding Card

Just thought I would share another quick make for a wedding card again, printed several of the Dottie and George images and then decoupage them.

Could Not Resist New Girl About Town Downloads

I could not resist so used some of my birthday money to buy the new set, as they are long legged ladies they make me think of my daughter and the her birthday is in February so I had to be prepared. (well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it)

I used on of the images for a quick card for a friend who needed a card to give, I used the coloured images and the sentiment that come with the bundle. I printed one image and the sentiments and the words Happy Birthday directly onto the card, then I printed the image out again 3 times so I could decoupage it. I was pleased with the result for such a quick card to make.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Exploding Dottie and George Box

My mum had an idea for our friend for christmas that we would take her out shopping and for lunch in the New Year, as she loves going out with us. I wanted her to still have something to open so decieded to do an exploding box.

The box was cut on the craft robo using a template that Etui22 designed (thank you) from UKscrappers and I used Dottie and George images to decorated the inside flaps.

After making this, one of my friends saw it and I made another one for her grandad to hold some money, the differnce being that I also made a little box to go in the centre to hold the money. I forgot to take a photo of the box closed, so you only have the insided to look at.

I did ask Santa for a Brain but as you can see I did not get one!!

Gift of Vouchers for Christmas

My sister wanted to give a voucher to her in laws for tickets to the Lion King. She asked if I could print her one out. This is what I came up with. I made a gate fold card and put a little pocket each side then put some copies of the tickets in the pockets with a picture from the lion king in the center. To finsh I used some Red paper on the front and tied with a ribbon.

Sunday Challenge Dotties World 21st December 2008

Sunday Challenge....Red,Green & Gold
Well....Its nearly upon us, Christmas 2008! What a year it has been, the good,the bad and the Ugly!!!My challenge this week is going for the end of our festive juices.RED,GREEN AND GOLD....Of course it doesn't have to be festive, it can be any card or thing you like, as long as you use a downloads from Charmed Cards and Crafts, if your new to the site, click on the blinkies,you'll be in for a treat!!!! Loads to choose from! Also I'd like you to use as much RED,GREEN & GOLD as you can.There are some fantastic sample cards from the design team, as usual and Claire and Michelle have shone again!!!.Remember to go and checkout each designers blog to find out all the info on their card and don't forget to leave a comment so we can go and look at yours.

As you can see Michelle set us a great challenge this week. As I had 3 birthday cards to make for people with Christmas Birthdays I decided to you the challenge to help me make the cards.
I used a craft robo template that LesleyUK kindly shared on the UKscrappers site. I cut the base card out off Gold Hologram card. The letter were cut in red and the stars in Green, then to finish of the George as Elvis. The colours do not show to well on the photo, I also did another one the same but using Black, Silver and Red. (shown at bottom)

Sorry I have not been doing the challenges for the last couple of weeks but I have been unwell.

Thanks for the Challenge Michelle it was what I needed for the inspiration some men's cards at Christmas!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Kids Birthday Card With Rocker George

This is a quick card I made, although very simple in design, I am feeling quite chuffed as its the first time I have managed to work out how to get words to go around a circle and put it into word. (I used a paint program and then copied it into word) Annoyingly I have been able to cut words on my craft robo in a circle but never just print them like this. So a small achievement.

The image used was a pre-coloured image from the Rock n Roll Dottie and George collection. I printed the circle twice and cut one out to allow for a little layering.
The verse inside was about 10 reasons why it rocks to be a kid, so I thought it was a good image to use.
Hope you like it

Blog Candy Dotties World

Its Louise birthday over on Dotties World and she is giving away some Blog Candy. Three lucky folks will be randomly picked on 23rd December to receive a download bundle of their choice. Don't worry if you have them all ( I know a lot of you do), the new collection should be available around the same time (maybe sooner if I pull my socks up) So there'll be something for everyone.
Click here to see the link
or use the blinkies on the side.
Happy Birthday Louise!