Sunday, 30 November 2008

Dotties Challenge 30th November 2008

The challenge this week was set by Karen : My Monday Mojo card this week involved pictures of the recipient plus one of the Animal Magic downloads, Henry Hare, I decided to use the idea for today's challenge.
I would like to see a download, or downloads, interacting in some way with a picture of either the recipient or "something else". So it doesn't have to be a picture of a person but it must be a real photograph, and not just clipart etc. You could of course just do a layout and that would cover the requirements; it's up to you.
This may very well take you out of your comfort zone, but have a go and I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you come up with.

I decided to use Scruff (again). When I first met my husband one thing he had to understand was that there would always be dogs in our life's. Stig is our current dog and has been with us for about 5 years. His a lurcher with no brains but lots of love. I decided to use the quote 'Love me Love my Dog' and do a picture to go in a frame, the colour of the picture was not quite right, but I am quite pleased with the overall effect. Thanks for the challenge Karen.

Dotties Budget Shopping Bags!!

At last here are the bags I made for my friend, this all started as a joke, as they call me budget buster at work and one of my friends is unable to reduce her shopping bill. So those of you who follow this blog will know I made a bag, that I nearly did not give to her as my iron left marks over it. But thanks to the advice given I gave it to her and she was really please, so please she asked me to make some for her friends and family. The picture shows the bags I have made and each one has a different Dottie to suit the person it has been made for. I coloured the Dotties in a print program on the pc then printed them onto T-shirt transfer paper. The tags were cut out on my craft robo using the print and cut method. Just goes to show there is a Dottie (or George) for everyone. Thanks again for your encouragement.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Sunday Challenge Fabulous Power 23rd November 2008

This weeks challenge was set by Louise : I gave you a little clue yesterday about what my challenge might be and I'm sure you've probably already guessed.I want you to make something (it doesn't have to be a card) and embellish it with flowers of some description. You can use flowers in your image or in the pattern on your paper but there must still be a flower(s) forming the main part of the embellishments, it could be silk or paper flowers, brads, buttons you get the idea right? As always Dottie's World challenges must have one of the Charmed downloads on them somewhere.

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I have done this one just in time this week! Again though you will notice its for a birthday I missed, I really do need more weekend left at the end of the week! Any how back to the card, the was a really quick card, I have been given the blue flower paper by a neighbour some time again, and I thought it would work quite well with Hippie George. I used the pre-coloured one for speed (I love these when time is short) put him into word so I could add a speech bubble, then cut him out with my craft knife and mounted him with 3d foam. Then to add a little sparkle I used gem love hearts and put a few in the centres of the flowers and used the gem dots to make his necklace sparkle.

Sunday Challenge Dotties World Fur & Feather 16th November 2008

It was Nicola, to set the challenge this week, oh goodness so little time left to Christmas, how scary it is, its just going soooo quickly!My Challenge is:-Fur or Feather.Using a download,i want to see either fur or feather, it could be from Animal Magic, dress up Dottie or the reindeer etc,but if you don't have a set with one in, you could just add a feather or make something furry!!but be sure to add a download too.

Like normal I am late doing this and you will see from my challenge cards they are also late birthday cards!! For this challenge I used Scruff (pre-coloured) from the Animal magic collection. I cut him out using a craft knife and mounted him with silicon glue onto a piece of beige card. The title at the top I did using word and again mounted it on a piece of dark brown card. The small edge pieces of paper came from a set I brought in my local craft shop called Dogs life by Design house. To go with the sentiment inside I had a printed an insert that said, "..I just forgot the date!". I think this Scruff image is one of my favourites, I just love his expression. Thanks for the challenge Nicola sorry its late.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Dotties Challenge Sunday 9th November

The challenge this week is inspired by fireworks and, as we were limited to one colour last week, this week I want to see LOTS OF COLOURS on your cards - the more the merrier! As usual, you must include one of the Charmed Downloads too, so get those papers out and start creating!!!

I decided to go with bright colours, I used the image of George at work and coloured it using paint on the computer. I then added a Speech bubble in word so the George had a voice. I printed it onto speckled card and cut it out. It is then mounted onto the bright Yellow card with silicon glue. This in turn is then mounted onto the bright blue card with brads and an insert added. The card is for my friends birthday who hates the thought of getting nearer to 30, he will be 26 tomorrow, but I could not miss the opportunity to wind him up. Hope you like it, thanks for the challenge Juliet.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Thanks for all your advice

Hi I just wanted to thank you all for encourageing me to give my Not A Card challenge to my friend. She was so pleased with it that she has asked if I can make her some more for christmas for her family and she will pay me! I am going to use all different Dottie and George on the bags so that they suit each person. Thanks again

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Sunday Challenge Dotties World 2nd November Black/White and splash of colour

Right, next I will tell you about this week's challenge which is;
Black, white and a splash of .........COLOUR!!!
I want your creations this week to include one or more of the Charmed Download images and to be only 3 main colours. Black, white and one colour of your choice. You can use as many tones of grey and of your chosen colour and you can obviously use a skintone and haircolour ( I am feeling generous! LOL )but that's it.
After coming up with the idea I wondered if it could work, Dottie and George images are usually so bright and cheery.....but looking at the images again there are many out there that would work.....not forgetting the cats and of course the stunning NEW Animal Magic Collection.

And now to some more exciting news.......
It’s time for the monthly give away!!!!!!!!!“Everybody who enters this week’s challenge (following all the rules) before Sunday 9th NOVEMBER will get this lovely freebie Fairy Dottie image. You can only get it through joining the challenge so once it’s over it goes back into the vaults! (terms still apply). All you have to do is play along as usual, mention the freebie on your blog and link to us, leave us a comment then email Louise so she can reply with your image, Non blogging customers can email their photograph to Louise.”
I needed to another card for my Brother in Law for my mum so decided to work in this week challenge. He has just got a Morris Minor so I used an image of a saloon with George Standing next to it. Inside I put the quote 'From one Classic to Another Classic' Have a Happy Birthday. I found the challenge quite hard, I have always liked the look of the Black and white cards but when I do them I end up adding colour!

Dotties Challenge 26th October Dotty Dottie

The challenge was set by Ruth this week and was...
I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads. BUT I don't just want to see a circle or two.

I deceided to so a card for my brother in laws birthday. I chose some paper that I had laying around, not sure on the make, and matted this onto white card. I used George Graduation image, and then in word made the word matts. The one at the bottom of the card says : A wise man once said,"Don't count your years,make your years count." Then the inside verse says: ...or was it "beers?"Either way, that's prettygood advice. Happy Birthday. On the inside I did a smaller Geogre Graduation image. Finally I finished it all with some dotty Gems. Sorry its a bit late for the challenge, but life has been a challenge this week!! Thanks for the challenge Ruth, I really enjoyed it.