Not sure where you are in the world, but right here, right now, the weather is atrocious. Its been raining since about 5pm (Monday evening) with absolutely no let up. I'm sat in the conservatory where the rain is beating down on the roof and I can hardly hear myself think!!! I wouldn't be surprised if there is some local or regional flash flooding after tonight.I hope i'm wrong though.
Earlier in the day, it was very blustery and windy, and Dylan (our Bedlington Terrier) went outside when the wind caught his ears and they were flying about in the air. It looked like someone had them on strings and was pulling them... It was such a funny sight! If only I had the piece of mind to have taken a piccy - you would have found it hilarious. I shall share some more pussy cat piccies over the coming days tho... they've been up to their funny little quirky ways recently!!!
However, I DID have the camera out to take a picture of this though:
I have done this card which I will be entering in two challenges.
It would have been rather nice to have said "Hello Summer" here in good old blighty - I suppose our summer was those few gorgeous days we had in May!!!
My take on the Tiddly Inks challenge was to use colours that represent the transition from summer to autumn where the greens start to mix with the oranges and browns of the season. The image I used was a lovely Tiddly Inks image called "Watcha Doin?" However, for this card, I've covered up the sentiment that comes with the image and put my own, so that I can send it to the lovely lady that its destined for... a friend of mines Mum, who lives just a few doors away from me. I usually send her something very floraly or something plastered in butterflies, but I'm sure she'll love this which is a beautiful image and a refreshing change from the regular pinks and lilacs. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it with an oval Spellbinders Nestability. The girl is layered up with just another layer to make it pop from the background.
I have a growing collection of Tiddly Ink images - which are just gorgeous and perfect for people who love digi crafting. The talents of their creator, Christy Croll, can be found in her shop here. Please check them out - I defy you to come away from the shop without resisting buying one or two!!! Also, check out the cards from her design team - they are awesome, and if you do visit the blog, there are some great tutorials posted and links on how to colour hair. Seriously, the DT have it nailed!!! As you can see from my card, I have yet to come up to their magnificent standards.
The Funky Hand Challenge is to use flowers in your card or project - but just floral paper or flat flowers will NOT cut the mustard for Kathy, who's set this months challenge... oh no, Kathy wants to see dimensional flowers, be they home made or whatever... well my flower, which is quite a statement on my card, is made up of Petalloo, Prima and homemade flowers which I cut with my Silhouette cutter ages ago... All have been glittered to within an inch of their life, using Ranger Stickles in Diamond. All the flourishy things are die cut using Spellbinders Doodleparts - and again, generously 'stickled'!!!!
The design papers on the card are ALL Funky Hand papers, from the CD 'Dreams Come True'. The two with browny/orangy colours are from the aptly names collection 'Autumn Style' and the green paper is from the collection 'Kidding Around'. This has been punched both sides using a Martha Stewart border punch.
Check out here for all the fabulous Funky Hand CD's and downloads available from the very talented Anice. I have all of her CD's and some of the downloads too, which is a true testamont to her talents... I'm always waiting for her next CD to arrive on the scene, but have the very latest release too - called Colour Me Happy, which is on the very clever Papercraft Factory programme - which is just like shopping for a design paper and makes selecting a suitable design in the appopriate colourway for your project very easy. Both this collection of papers and the Dreams Come True collection are available with this programme (you do have to buy each CD separately) but when you load them up - you can jump between both collection as they somehow link up together... clever.
Thanks for looking at this card, the first challenge I've entered in quite some time... please leave some 'love' and hope to see you back again.
hugs, Paula x x x