Monday, 21 September 2009

Friday Sketchers, Pile It On, Scrappy Frogs, Charisma Cardz, Cupcake Craft and Penny's Challenges.

Hi happy crafters everywhere. I am particularly bemused today because I have won a total of three Candies today. I know amazing isn't it!!! I have never been a lucky person but since I started blogging that would appear to have changed.

Lets see if my card can win me something too!!! I have used the sketch at Friday Sketchers shown below.

I have used another digi stamp from Dustin Pike called "Hanging Around" - I seem to be using a lot of his stuff lately but they are so versatile. I then teamed this up with a green scallop surround from Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies CD Rom. I have also used some I my new found favourite Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. I used one of the shades of green and sanded it down all over and particularly around the edge to let the colour show through - more distressing!
The other papers I used were a new purchase from Funky Fairys called Simply Brushed (huge range of colours) and a freebie from them called Green Christmas - this is the patterned paper with the circles.

I then punched out some flowers from green glitter card and used some of my candy flowers to build up the flowers around the edge. The punches I used were mainly woodware and one Xcut.

The frog is coloured in using Sakura Stardust gel pens and some of the water too, the rest is done with watercolour pencils. I found out something useful (well I though it was anyway), when using the watercolour as crayons I softened the crayon strokes by going over the colours with the white crayon. Experimenting is the way to learn as you all know and I did some for once!!!!


Anyway I think that just about covers it. The other challenges I have entered are as follows:-

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Distressing techniques,

Pile It On - punches,

Scrappy Frogs - Frog on it!!

Charisma Cardz - Flower Power and

Penny's Challenge - Scallops.

Please let me know what you think. Your comments are read with interest.

24 comments:

Susan said...

well done you winning all those goodies!
Great card - I am a great fan of cor'dinations card too! In fact I am in danger of becoming a "stroker" and "saving" it!
SuzyX

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Ali, and what a cute frog!
Clairex

Penny D. said...

Super cute. I love the frog :)

Thanks for participating with us this week :)

Donna said...

Fantastic card Ali, love the distressing you have done and such a sweet little froggy. The flowers are gorgoeus! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

Teri said...

Wonderful card! - love all the green tones, and those flowers!!
Congrats on winning my candy - it's in the post!
Hugs,
Teri x

bumblebee creations said...

I just love this card! Gorgeous how you have put that cute little froggy in the scalloped circle! Super job-and congrats on all your wins!

fabricbutterfly said...

Congratulations on winning the goodies, fantastic!!! Your card is just wonderful, i love the digi and the flowers and everything are just super!!!!!

Sally said...

Such an adorable card. Just love that frog. That is how I have felt the last few days, just hanging on. LOL. Thank you for playing the Charisma Cardz Challenge.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Ali,
Congratulations on your candy wins!
Great card, I adore the cute froggie. Have a lovely day.
Clare xx

JanJ said...

Great fun card, love the image!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jan x

chercroppin said...

How adorable is that?! Love all of those layers, and that image is the cutest!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Penny's Challenges, and we hope to see more of your creations in the weeks to come!

Deanna said...

Cute cute cute, great layering!

Thanks so much for playing!
Dee - Pile It On DT

craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
Yet another really cute card. I love that image and those flowers really set it off well.

Congrats on all your candy wins (lucky girl) and good luck with these challenges.
Hugz
Dawnxx

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. Love the fun frog image and your distressing looks great. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tara said...

Great news on your wins hun, it feels so great doesn't it?
Love your card, especially all those sparkly flowers!
Hugs Tara xx

Vee said...

Fab card I love those papers and the image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
xx Vee

Juls said...

such a fun image and I love the sparkly flowers!!

Amy Schultz said...

ooooo great work with the glitter paper and punches!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Anki said...

What a happy card! Great take on the sketch as well. Thank you for your sweet words regarding my little snowman. Wishing you a wonderful day. Kram -Anki

Kaymin Kantina said...

This is adorable! I just colored up this very same image - now to get him on a card! Don't you just love Dustin's images?!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Pat said...

Such a cute card, this little frog is fab! And i love your flowers. I bought some a few days ago but i didnt know what to do with it so now i know! :))
Hugs xx
Pat

Liza said...

Great card and a cute image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Brenda said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Thank you for playing.
Brenda-Pile It On GDT

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very cute card! thank you for playing with us at Scrappy Frogs!