Monday, 2 November 2009

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 7 - stamp something!


Time for another Crafty Cardmakers challenge - this time it's stamping. Now most of us use stamping all the time, so we'd love to see you do something different with it - there are lots of ideas and some lovely examples from the rest of the DT on the blog. Hope you'll all join in!

I must admit, I struggled to come up with something different for this one. I got myself all stressed about it and then decided I was being silly and opted for masking, seen as I've only tried this once before, just last week, so it's a different technique for me. I've used Sugar Nellie manga stamps, stamping the sitting girl first, then masking her off and stamping the standing one behind her. I then coloured the images with promarkers. The papers are Cosmo Cricket, with Bazzill cardstock, the flowers are cut with a x-cut punch, from the reverse of one of the papers, with little blue gems for centres. Added a purple ribbon (bought from a craft fair) and a downloaded sentiment from Pink Petticoat to finish.

I've also made this for Stampin For The Weekend where their challenge is to use the colours orange, blue and purple and take inspiration from one of their song choices - I chose 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', although these girls don't look like they're having that much fun do they lol? I didn't think I'd manage these colours, but then I spotted these papers in a drawer and thought they'd work nicely. I've followed the sketch at Crafty Catz and I thought it would also fit with Tuesday Taggers theme of 'bursts of colour' - it's certainly bright and colourful!






Today's not a very good day so far - I hardly slept last night for some reason so I'm shattered, then this morning I had to get us to school earlier than usual for a 'family' school photo. I was hoping to get a nice one of Dex and Morgan together (last year's was lovely!) but Dex is going through a very shy and clingy stage and I don't think she got a single decent pic - lots of shots of the back of Dex's head, Morgan trying to pin him down or of him scowling at the camera. Grrr! Then after school I've got to take Dex to the doctors for a jab, which promises to be lots of fun - he's hysterical enough if a stranger just comes near him, let alone sticking needles in him! Oh well, fingers crossed he'll be ok afterwards, I'm totally paranoid about jabs and always expect something to go wrong. Roll on tomorrow!

19 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa! Love your adorable card! Your coloring is really beautiful on these cute girls! Super stamping!

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  2. Hi Lisa
    A gorgeous card,don't you just love these stamps,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  3. love it!! Love the birght funky colours! tou have coloured the images beautifully! and I love the font of the sentiment! Hugs Juls

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  4. Fabulous Card Lisa, thank you so much for joining us at TT this week, hope to see you back soon, also good luck with your challenges. I hope everything goes okay at the DR's that was the worst part when my kids were wee....it hurts us more than it hurts them honest. Hope the family picture works out, remember you need embarrasing photos to use when they are older......LOL. Hugs Avril xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card, love the colours and images they are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

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  6. Fab card Lisa, love the colours and papers. Where's cheapest place for Cosmo Cricket?
    Hope Dex went on okay with Jabs, it's when they go for Preschool ones and they know what's coming you need to worry! Sarah

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  7. Hi Lisa Gorgeous card love your masking and the colours are fab. Hope Dex got on ok with his jab, as for the photo my one of my grandsons will smile and laugh until you put a camera in front of him and that's it lol. Thank you for your lovely comment on my distressed card, have only done it much before lol. luv gina xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Lisa and I love the way you masked the images. Lovely bright colours - love it. My little grandaughter has always been clingy with her mum. Makes you feel bad when you don't see them very often! As she gets nearer 2 she has got a lot better. Photos are a nightmare cos they move so fast don't they? Hope Dex got on ok with his jag.

    Kat xx

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  9. so cute! thanks for joining in at crafty catz this week kirsty x

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  10. Fab card love your 2 images !
    Thanks for joining SFTW this week.

    DI .xxxx

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  11. hello ..love the backing papers, you've done a brill job with the masking, thanks for playing along with crafty catz, x carol

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  12. Congratulations on being selected for the new challenge Design team, and Im looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  13. Hopefully the good news will have cheered you up Lisa! I'm so looking forward to working with you girls!

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  14. Fabulous card, Lisa:O) Love those Manga kids, and your great colouring. The DP's are gorgeous, love the layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
    Nancy;O)

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  15. These manga girls are so sweet and you have colored them so great. Love this card.
    Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
    Gunn :-D

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  16. A fantastic 'Burst of colour' for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week
    x Michelle

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  17. Brilliant card you have combined the images perfectly :D I hope you got a good pic of the familly.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  18. Gorgeous card! I love the cute images and the fabulous papers you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)
    Vanja

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  19. Brilliant card hun, love the masking and colour choice x

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