Tuesday 7 June 2011

Puddle Jumper Darla...

Hi Girls

It's been a bit gray here today, so not a day for the garden - hence me ending up in the craft room!  My OH was at work from 3 today - he'll be home at 9, so I took the opportunity to go hide away up there for a little while and see what I could get up to!

Well I've loved doing this card..... and at last I think I've mastered the embossing technique used by Debby over at Scrapjourney! I've used a Girls Paperie DP, with trusty old Bazzill behind it.  The ribbons came from Fizzy Moon, and I've used my oval nesties and dotty embossing folder behind the image.  The sentiment is from Stamping Bella.  The actual image itself is one of the very talented Lori Boyd's PuddleJumper collection - it's Darla.... and she's gorgeous!  I used my promarkers to colour her and I've shaped her (as taught by Debby), with a large headed dry embossing tool and a deep mat.  I love this effect... so will be using it many more times I'm sure.  She's obviously then put on 3D foam pads to raise her from the oval shape and allow the edges to 'shape around'...  (sorry don't know how else to describe it!).  Of course, she has a touch of glitz with some glamour dust on her bow, flower and dress!.....  Well, it just wouldn't be my card otherwise, would it?

Now for a quick funny......  someone mentioned a couple of days ago the 'other' definition of a crafter.....  apparently the CRAFT stands for 'Can't Remember A F****** Thing - er!!  Kind of describes me to a tee! Don't be offended at the language please, I use 'flippin' for the F!! hehe!  It just tickled me - and I thought I'd share it!

Hugs and hope you're all having a good week......
PS.........  I only need another TWO followers to reach a massive (in my book!) 50!!!  Will have to check out challenges for this card to try to encourage a couple more LOL!
CHALLENGES: I love PROMARKERS - Sparkle and Bling
One Stop Craft Challenge - Texture
Stamp Something - Digi Day


  1. ooh i love the embossed image .. i was lucky enough to receive a card from Debby last year and they do look fab IRL.
    Those papers are really pretty too, as is the ribbon
    Laghed at the definition of craft lol think it applies to most of us!
    Lets hope the weather improves
    Lisa xx

  2. Love your card Christine, (and the joke!) Love the way you curved the edges of your girlie around after raising her up. Lovely. Annette xx

  3. Gorgeous sweetie, love the images and lovely details hugs ♥ pops x

  4. Gorgeous Christine and you've definitely mastered Debby's technique! The definition of CRAFTER certainly applies to me!! xx

  5. Aww so cute, great image and pretty paper, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  6. This is a really lovely card, so pretty and a great image.
    I am so trying to get mine the way Debbie does her cards, well done you for getting on with the job nt like me who keeps getting dejected as it doesn't look anywhere near as good.
    Kath x

  7. Hi Christine awww how sweet is this image? too sweet ..LOL love the DP great job shaping the image I use Pinflair gel for my decoupage you can move it about & place it just where you need the lift in the middle..its easier for me

    smiles Christine xx

  8. Hi Christine. She's a cutie, with a nice touch of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  9. fabulous card christine.the image is so sweet and i love your pretty colours/.
    lol, love the definition of CRAFT, thats me to a tee :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Love this little cutie Christine - the expression on her face is fabulous! Superb colouring and layout too.

    I'm sure you will be up to 50 followers, and beyond, in no time at all. Hope you had a great holiday.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  11. Love the expression on that cutie's face and your tip about embossing. It works really well.
    Hope you reach your target!

    Edna x

  12. Oh what a fabulous work with the image Christine she is gorgeous and love the sweet card you've made with her.
    Saw you went to Doncaster too and love that fab flower card.


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