Thursday, 31 May 2012

St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - Furry Friends ...

.... It's the 1st of June well, for me, it's actually late evening of 31st May, but wherever you are in the world, it's time for our new challenge at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

This month we've got a super cute theme - we'd like you to make a card featuring our furry friends - dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, teddies, etc - your choice!  You can use papers, charms, stamps or even some photos of your furry friends.  I've actually made two cards!!!

My first card features a cute bunny and punny sentiment. the colours are this week's Colour Q - cQc139 colours.  I used a Pink Petticoat bunny image that I got in one of the UK card magazines - I cut it out with my trusty Spellbinder dies and coloured it with Promarkers.  I cut around the outside of the die to make a mat with a thin border.  The background stamping was inspired by a piece of Pink Petticoat paper (see photo at the end of the post) which wasn't quite a match to the Colour Q colours, so I adapted it and made my own.



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Seeing Stars (discontinued); Pink Petticoat - Bunny image free with UK magazine
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Spellbinders: Large Labels (S4-168)
Accessories:  Promarkers - Khaki, Pastel Beige, Powder Blue, Cornflower, Warm Grey 1; Card from stash

My second card features Tatty Ted - he's a real cutie.  I've used three other challenges to make the card:


I turned the sketch on end to make my card.  I stamped Tatty Ted onto white card, cut him out with my nestie and added some shading around the edge.  I didn't add any more colour to the image as it's so detailed already.  I simply coloured his patches yellow.  I made the border by stamping the tiny gingham check onto white card, cutting it out and using a Martha Stewart punch to create the scallop effect.  I stamped the dotty pattern onto white card and cut out a fancy circle.  I attached all the elements to the card and finished off by stamping the sentiment directly onto the card and added some bling for good measure!


Stamps: Carte Blanche - Tatty Ted (free with magazine); Waltzingmouse - Gingham & Co, Compact Sentiments II
Inks: Memento - Toffee Crunch, Love Letter; Distress - Tattered Rose; Stampin' Up! - Daffodil Delight
Spellbinders: Crown Circles (S4-302) # 2, Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5
Accessories:  Martha Stewart border punch; Gems and card from stash

The rest of the team have also made some cards to share with you - either check out the blog or click on the links below:



We have a prize for the lucky winner this month - some stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Text-it.  This is a really useful set with text in a variety of fonts.


I look forward to seeing your cards.  Here are the graphics from the challenges I used this week:


And the inspiration Pink Petticoat paper - love the stars!!



See you soon.

18 comments:

Craftilicious said...

They're both gorgeous Deborah but I do have a soft spot for tatty ted. I really like your sentiment placement on that one too - half on and half off the image really adds interest!
Tara x

Kary said...

Both card are Adorable, Deborah!! Love the cute bunny and teddy. I really like how you stamped the sentiment on your second card. Perfectly aligned!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Deborah...just love that rabbit..and Tatty Bear is always a favourite

Anne

Pauline said...

Two fabulous cards Deborah, I love how you turned the sketch on its side, it works so swell, especially in these pastel colours!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nicely put together Deborah, the hello is so refreshing isn't it!!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers again this week!

Ardyth said...

I love that bunny! And the stamping of your hello on the two panels looks very tricky but worth it! Great job!

Gibmiss said...

Hi deborah
Hope you are settling in your new home....... Two fabulous cards .....
Hugs sylvie xxx

Lynne said...

Two fabby cards Deborah. The bunny is cute but I really love Tatty Ted.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Both are great cards Deborah but that rabbit who's all ears has to be my fave...I'm a sucker for a pun!! Love how you recreated the backing paper for the colourQ colours :0)
Jenny x

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards, both of them. Love how you turned the sketch. Is it home sweet home yet?

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, Great cards and for such a great cause. I love the bunny and the furry teddy - so sweet and adorable!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are lovely cards Deborah and I particularly like the first with that amazing starry background! Vicky x

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Deborah, love your freebie bunny! So glad to have you join us this week at the ColourQ.

Mynnette said...

Hi! Such darling little fur buddies!!! LOVE the composition of both of them--and your bunny is my favorite! :) LOVE freebies!!! :)

LeAnne said...

Super cute...the stars are so fun! So glad you were able to play with the CQC colors this week!

Denise said...

Your sponging is so pretty, Deborah! Thanks for joining us this week in the Cafe!

Stacy said...

Cute card, thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Susan said...

Okay...I just left you a comment and it disappeared....hmmmmm. What I was saying is...I love your "furry" cards!! How are you adjusting to the States? Are you loving it?

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