Thursday, 15 July 2010

Toby in a bag

Good morning it's Thursday and that means it's a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times. There is a lovely sketch for you to follow from Heidi and a theme of animals. The DT were sent two digi stamps from  Crafty Sentiments to use this week and 'Flopsy in the rain' will be the prize for the lucky winner. I believe they are only being released on the 17th July, so come and try your luck with the challenge to see if you can be one of the first to get them. Crafty Sentiments are a small company own and run by Suzette. They offer clear stamps and now have digital images on their website.

Toby in a bag was my choice for this week, but pop along to the MAWTT challenge site and see the wonderful creations from the DT.

I used this gorgeous little basket and rabbit as my inspiration for the colour scheme. These were a present from a very sweet American girl, Megan, who is the grandaughter of some very good friends of ours, from Orange County in California. They came to stay with us for 3 weeks last year and brought me these for my birthday. Now my grandaughters have great fun with them. The rabbit plays a song and his ears go up and down, this has fascinated them both and they dance to it, especially when they are putting on a 'show'. The basket usually has little toys in that they play with.

I have coloured Toby using promarkers (see list below). The two DPs are both from Brenda Walton packs at K&Company. I have edged all the papers and image with shabby shutters and pumice stone DIs. I used cotton candy stickles on the image, star dust on the pink mount and frosted lace on the 2 DPs. The butterflies are a MS punch, edged with pumice stone and frosted lace stickles.  I put two little white self adhesive gems on the body. You can also see the butterfly trail on the card where I added glitter with the quickie glue pen. 

Promarkers used -
blossom, pink carnation (ears, nose, basket)
pastel pink, dusky pink, ivory (the rabbit)
yellow, buttercup, tulip yellow, (basket and flower)
meadow, leaf, green (basket and leaves)
duck egg, cyan, magenta (basket)
orchid, (basket)
warm grey, amethyst, soft green (butterfly)
pastel blue (outline)

Hope it's been a good week for you so far. I am nearly at the end of term and my school visits, so then I hopefully will have more time to design and create.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

PS Just a heads up, I am hosting the challenge over at MAWTT next week and I have a sketch and a theme for you. If you want to be thinking about it, think pastel colours and think vintage/shabby chic. That will get you going - hope to see you there.

Challenges I would like to enter
Little Paper Shop - Distressing
Incy Wincy - distress
Wild Orchid - Say it with flowers
My Time to Craft - Butterfly Bliss
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
Paper Sundaes - Lots of layers
Crafty Sentiments - Two patterned papers
Pear Tree Designs - Glitter/Sparkle
Stampavie and More - Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open with butterfly, fairy or angel
Cas - tastic - choose 3 from a menu
Mark's Finest papers - Punch it
Alphabet Challenge - K is for kids
Craftalicious - Cute
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Gingersnap Creations - Markers


Kathyk said...

Seriously cute!


Hazel (Didos) said...

I love the card Brenda, thanks so much for making such a great card again for the challenge, HAzelxox

Clare Lloyd said...

brenda such a cute card. thanks for joining us at pear tree designs. good luck, clareX

joy said...

Your distressing along with the soft colors has great eye appeal! Great card. Thanks for playing along with the Little Paper Shop challenge.

Danni said...

This made me smile! so adorable! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

pinky said...

I love what you've done with Toby, just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this is super-cute!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Liz said...

Hello brenda both bunnys are so so cute ur so tallented

liz xxxxxxxx

Kimberly S said...

How fun, and so adorable! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW challenge! :)

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun, very cute. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

Netty said...

This is sooo cute Brenda, smashing card. Annette x

Unknown said...

Aww lovely cute card

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious

Jan x

Doreen said...

This is fabulous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Incy

Berry said...

Love what you have done with Toby bRenda this is so cute! hugs Rebekah xx

Karen said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

Chrissie said...

This is a real sweetie of a card... and what a lot of challenges!
Thanks so much for joining in our Butterfly Bliss Challenge at MTTC!

Unknown said...

Beautiful image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So adorable and great colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Crystal said...

Adorable card! Love the distressed look and the glittery butterflies & of course the super cute image! Thanks for playing along in this week's Paper Sundaes Challenge :)

Lesley said...

Cute card, I love the bunny! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and MTTC challenges xx

Heather "Hev" said...

So so so so cute :)

Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Have a wonderful week
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Bananastamper said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at PS!

made by fifi said...

awww very cute - thanks you for joining in the MTTC and alphabet challenge this week x

HappyCrafter said...

Oh how adorable, love the little bows! Glad you joined us at Paper Sundaes :-)

dawnmercedes said...

so sweet

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Liz Williams said...

Those butterflies and that bunny are just the cutest. Thanks for playing along in the Speedy Friends' Challenge this week.

Karen B. said...

You can't go wrong with butterflies and bunnies! This card is way too cute.

Anonymous said...

Adorable!So much pretty sparkle too.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Georgie Hughes said...

What a cute card, the colour scheme is gorgeous and the buinny looks really sweet sat in his basket.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable image, beautifully colored! This is such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Wild Orchid Challenges!

Nancy said...

Oh my...could this get any cuter??? So adorable! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!