Friday, 24 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 25

Apologies for my recent absence but unfortunately I suffered a rather nasty bout of "Barf Humbug" ... more commonly known as Gastroenteritis ... and blogging was the last thing I thought about.  Am feeling much better now though and was able to join Ann, Wendy and Christine for this week's Bah! Humbug! Penguin Challenge.
This cute trio was stamped with black ink and embossed before colouring with Promarkers and matting onto burgundy card.    I then hand embossed some random snowflakes and used the cuttlebug to emboss the sentiment before colouring it with vivid green Promarker.
Green stripey paper and a panel of green mirri card decorated with knotted ribbon provide a colourful backdrop with some Diamond Stickles adding some sparkle to the image.
You really must check out Bah! Humbug! to see for yourself the super offerings by my fellow Humbugger Ann and our Guest Designers, Wendy and Christine who will sadly be leaving us this week.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! 23 ... "Whateva!"

Anyone with a teenager in the family will be all too familiar with THAT word ... and also the many and varied meanings it has depending on the tone used to deliver it!
Our Bah! Humbug! Challenge this week is to make a card For A Teenager which turned out to be not as easy as first thought.  
Looking through my stash I discovered plenty of lovely supplies but they were either too cutsie or too traditional.  Time was running away in what was already a busy week, so at the last minute I opted for something cool ... or rather KOOL!
The snowman and penguin image was hiding in my PSP (Paint Shop Pro) folders and I added the text before printing it off and using some Stickles for a touch of sparkle.  The gorgeous self-adhesive sparkle paper was matted onto silver mirri and the beauty of this stuff is that it is super smooth so doesn't shed glitter everywhere.  A strip of blue tartan ribbon tied in a knot across a panel of dotty mirri card helps to decorate the large open space.  I toyed with the idea of adding some silver snowflakes and then immediately discounted it as being too fussy.  So that's really all there was to it and I'm left wondering why on earth something so easy took me so long to make lol!
Over at Humbug Hall there are other great ideas to see from Ann, Wendy and Christine.   I'm confident that when you've seen them you'll realise that making something suitable for a KOOL DUDE doesn't have to be difficult.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 22

It's 'Flaming June' and the sun is shining on this beautiful Friday morning. Over at Bah! Humbug! Challenges it's always Christmas and we have another terrific theme this week - Surprise! Surprise!!  
For my DT submission I decided to attempt an Easel Card with Drawer to create a card and gift in one fell swoop!  I found video instructions HERE and set to work with gusto ... well ... I set to work at least lol!
I made up the easel card using Smirk Christmas papers, which were already glittered and good old reliable silver mirri card for matting. 
The drawer was super easy to make and I even wrapped pretty purple ribbon around it before securing with a brad.  This not only looks nice but has the added advantage of holding it together if you're not too confident that your glue will stick ... tee hee.  
Then, I got into a bit of a guddle making the wraparound base.  UH OH!  Due to 'user error' rather than inadequate instructions, I hasten to add, as everyone knows that concentration is not my strong point.   Anyway, I managed to make it all fit eventually and have convinced myself that no one will notice the teeth marks unless they look closely.  *snigger*
So there you are ... FINISHED!    JOB DONE!
You'll be pleased to hear that we have 2 surprise new Guest Designers staying with us at Humbug Hall but I can't tell you who they are ... it's a SURPRISE!   Hahahahaha!   They have created fantastic projects to show off for this week's challenge so I suggest you hotfoot it over there PDQ.  
There's also a fabby-licious Prize up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected entry, to mark the 1st challenge of a new month and you definitely wouldn't want to miss out, so grab your bits'n'bobs and head over for a looksee before joining in the fun.  G'aaaaannnnn ... You know you want to!