Sunday, 29 June 2008

The Midnight Challange

Or as my mate called it... Dusk Till Dawn!!!

Last night i spend a few hours video chatting to a friend, as we're both crafters we decided to try and actually make something while nattering lol, i had come across a fab blog owned by a lady called Jacqueline who had been sweet enough to take the time to pop a comment on one of my posts,( i am really grateful to each and everyone of you that does this and thank you all xxx) and in return i was doing the same when i came across a gorgeous card which really caught my eye.

I get really fed up with the same old boring layout of cards so this i thought was perfect for our challenge... (thank you for the inspiration Jacqueline and i hope you don't mind i pinched your layout idea xx)

We also decided that to make it even more of a challenge that we would find a Challenge blog that inspired us further to get creating... and when we happened upon The OCC Basic Grey Challenge this week we thought YES that's the one.

As vain as this sounds, i love this card.
As alot of crafters know it's hard to use, let alone cut up your nicest papers but the finished card made it all worth it for me... (just means i will have to buy some more papers to stroke lol)
Anyway i think i have waffled enough...

Here is my effort


After copying the basic layout of Jacquelines card using 2 contrasting colours of textured cardstock, i set to adding different basic gray papers (all of which were from the BLUSH collection) to each section. The monkey i stamped out 3 times and layered just to give him a little dimension, he was coloured using my trusted copic's. I used a basic gray flourish and journling stamp, and a verse stamp which reads "The only way to have a friend is to be one". Finished with a few prima flowers layered up and a couple of poxy stickers. Ah voila.

xxx Hugz xxx

13 comments:

Ann said...

Absolutely Stunning Nicky - I adore it - wonderful work xxx Love all the colours & cute monkey & skulls too!!

Andrea said...

anadorable card and love it lots x

CraftyC said...

Hi NIc, your friend here, loved crafting with you in the early hours of the morning, love what you achieved and hope we can do it again soon!
Clairexx

Angie C said...

Wow Nic, no wonder you love this - it's Fffffantastic!!! I love the papers you have used and also love the design/layout of the card, very different indeed :-) Finally, I lurve your monkey, it's excellent. Totally beautiful :-)

Craftyideas said...

Stunning Nic, love it. luv Rach xxx

Rach said...

Wow Nic,
wonderful card, very unusual design. love the papers..love it all actually...hugs rach.xx

Tracey said...

Oh, oh, ooooooh, it's fabbylicious, may have to "Borrow" it too Nic.
Traceyw
xxx

LeAnne said...

Very cute! I love your little monkey and how you closed it with your little tab thingy.
LeAnne

craftyscot said...

this is stunning Nicky, I just love it
Shazza
x

Joy said...

Wow! a wonderful piece of work xx

Dawn Easton said...

So cute!!! Love that monkey and your layout is so FUN! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

Laura said...

I absolutely love the monkey! That is fabulous. WOW! =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, thanks for playing.