Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Donald Donkey and Pusskins

I do so love this new Animal collection and just had to have another play this evening with these adorable characters. This time I chose Donald Donkey and Pusskins as a totally dynamic duo. I added Santa hats on them both as I wanted to use some of our new Dream Street Christmas papers. It's night and as you know I don't have a daylight lamp, but here is at least one photo to give you some idea. I shall update the post with a full frontal when I take it (of the card.......!)

It's at an angle here and you can see how I have layered the images to give depth. I tore strips from the paper, scrunched and inked it and added it as border to the top. The card itself has been distressed with Tim Holtz Paper Distresser. I am into torn edges and of course have that here also ;o) There's some hand-sewing there also with Lasting Impressions thread.

Edited to add another piccie - still evening and using flash with no daylight, but I'm not sure when I will have time to take another. As you can see on this one I have added a few satin stars and a little glimmer dust on the santa hats.

.......and here are a few daylight pics

Karen xx

Monday, 3 November 2008

Henry Hare

Let me properly introduce the new download Animal Magic collection now available to buy. The collection comprises 10 adorable characters.

Unfortunately I left Henry Hare of the main image but here he is in all his glory.

How could I leave him out? This large A5 card is made from scraps and is definitely one of the most economical cards I have ever made!
TFL xx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Black & White with a Splash of Colour

That was the challenge for today on Dottie's World. I really loved this one, not only was it a great challenge but I had the chance to play with our new download collection - Animal Magic! This card uses my favourite character from this collection: Scruff! isn't he darling? I love the hand-drawn look, indeed this collection is the first of the "Back to the Drawing Board" collections by Louise Brigden.

Unfortunately the light was not with me and despite taking pictures for two hours I just couldn't get a good one (must buy a daylight lamp!!). Here are a selection of photo's:

Appropriately for Scruff I "scruffed up" the card. Edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz's Paper Distresser and inks have been used liberally (white on the black Bazzill cardstock and black on the white). My "Splash of colour" is the red on Scruff's nose and collar plus three large red Basic Grey Brads.

Products used:


  • Nestabilites Dies
  • Fiskars Treading Water Border Punch
  • Floral Screen Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Everything is of course available from Charmed Cards & Crafts

Karen xx