8 October 2008

Mellow Yella Ella

Hi everyone, a card for Papertake Weekly where this week they're celebrating the first birthday of the Blog. The challenge is a choice of two, make a card for a 1st or a card with no stamping!

I've gone for the no stamping option and used a Pink Petticoat download for both the image and the papers. I've coloured with pencils and blended with Sansodor and then added loads of stickles and a very big ribbon bow as it's a big birthday wishes card. I also found out on Papertake that there was a challenge a couple of weeks ago that I missed for 'Children In Need' cards which have to be yellow and as the deadline is extended I've made my card to fit in with this too and I'll be posting it off later. I decided to decorate the inside of this card too and as no stamps are allowed I've doodled and coloured some flowers on white over a layer of the PP paper. I'm having terrible trouble with photographing during the day at the moment and the card is much more yellow IRL it must be the awful dark days we're having.

I don't know if anyone can help me? Any comments gratefully received in advance. I've just bought a cropodile big bite which I can't seem to get to grips with at all. When I put eyelets in they seem to get crushed on the back, I'd love to know if that's normal or if I'm just using too much pressure. I also can't work out at all how to put snaps in!!! I probably just need to practice a bit more with it but with the snaps I can't get them to stay on paper long enough to use the lever, any tips would be great.

Back soon,
Chris

20 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a FUN card!!! The elephant kinda looks like me from the backside:O} LOL! I love the stickles, and I wish my doodling looked half as good as yours. Incredible card!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Madge said...

I love your card, and adore PP stuff, brilliant x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris,"GORGEOUS",love this cute fun card,but i so love the PP downloads...you've done a grand job with this....and what a beautiful big bow,The inside is just as lovely,i so wish i was artistic,you are so talented....
Have a lovely day
Take care
Sandra x

Kim Piggott said...

Love your card Chris. Great idea using the downloads and your doodling supurb. Sorry can't help with the big bite only have a crop a dile.
kim x

Rach said...

wow Chris this is fabulous, love how you have done your doodling on the inside...you are so clever and artistic and i am so jealous! brilliant job. oh and i love the stickles you have used to...hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Chris great card lkove that image and the colours you have used sorry cannot help with the snap, don't even know what they are lol
Hugs Jacqui xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris this is such an adorable card! I love the sparkle and the ribbon.
I hope you are having a good week.
Hugs Lynsey :)

steph said...

Great card - your colouring is fab! I have a Big Bite and I think it's normal that they crush on the back - some seem to set ok - others seem to crush! lol Sorry not much help! lol Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Marlou said...

fabulous fun card !! :)

Donna said...

Such a fun card Chris and Ella looks great with the colour scheme you have chosen :) Donna x

Andrea said...

Wow, beautiful card.
xAndrea

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a beautiful colour scheme Chris, great image and love the big bow, Hugs, Nikki x

Phree said...

Gorgeous card, such a cute image and I love the glitter. That huge bow is pefect, wish I could tie bows that neatly.

Sue said...

this is fabby Chris, i loe this spotty paper, i must get this download:)

Sorry i can't help ya with the cropodile, i just stick with me good old reliable silent setter :-)

Sue
xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cute card with that fun elephant!! I love the "doodled" flowers on the inside - you are such an artist!!

Does your camera have different light settings? I know even some of the basic digitals allow for different lighting - maybe try one of the other settings. Yellow is a tricky color to photograph because it reflects so much light.

Hugs, Jami

Sandra Smart said...

Oh, this card made me laugh...so cute!

Tab said...

oooh divine card, love it! :0)
Tab xxx

steph said...

Hi Chris, Thanks so much for sending this card to me for the Children in Need challenge - it arrived safely this morning! x

sandradrydesigns said...

Great card Chris. That's not doodling darlin... that's art (Tee Hee)Your're the best.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Bev said...

Oh this is just adorable Chris, love the Yella Ella. Gorgeous colours and fab layout. Love your big bow - fab!!

hugs Bev x