Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ABC Challenge Birthday Hop + DT Call


Hi all :-) I was thrilled when Vicky asked me to be a Guest Designer for the ABC Challenge’s Birthday Hop :-) THANKS HUN !! :-)

They are currently looking for a couple of designers to join the team so if you are interested then please see the challenge blog for details :-)

If you arrived here from the lovely and super talented Suzanne's blog then you are going the right way ,, if not you may with to start at the ABC Challenge blog

For this hop the theme is Yesterday ,, the challenge is to make a card with a theme of yesterday, so you can have a vintage theme or use a stamp that is not the latest stamp on the block but one of those real old favourites. You could choose a past ABC Challenge theme just let us know which challenge and the date it went live. !!

I chose U for UNUSUAL FOLD

from 18th May 2011

The DT all have a sponsored candy on their blogs, so lots of prizes along the way :-) My candy is sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp !!





I have been meaning to have a go at a Diamond Fold card for ages so now was the chance to have a play :-) It’s not perfect though and ,, shhh ,,, I need to add something at the front to stop it falling over !!! ,,, like a brick or something ,,,Open-mouthed smile





This card is quite small ,, only 4x4 inches so I had to choose a smallish image ,,,, House Mouse Confetti Rain ,,,, perfect fit !!! I haven’t inked this one is ages so it was about time :-) I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The papers are Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime and I sewed all the edges on my machine. I stamped a Penny Black mouse footsteps along one side and used a gorgeous Prima Pearl Swirl and Calcutta flower on the other.

Now this is where I went horribly wrong ,,, I thought it looked a bit plain and as I am a GD I wanted to make a good impression (lol ) so I added a Martha Stewart PATP border, and cut out a frame for the image using a Spellbinders Die.



Oohh that was better ,,, I thought ,,, until I tried to stand it up !! hmmm ,, I have to make a little stand at the front to prop it up. Now I could have kept that snippet of info to myself ,,, but ,,, we all learn by our mistakes so I am sharing mine with you Smile

If you would like a chance to win a fab Hero Art set from Simon Says Stamp then please leave me a comment and a link to your blog with Mr Linky :-)





I hope you enjoy the hop ,, from here you need to hop on over to the super talented ALI'S BLOG and see her gorgeous creation :-)


49 comments:

Vicky said...

Fantastic Lols...great image and I love the fold too sweetie..!

have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

Rica said...

Lolos it's gorgeous, such beautiful colours and colouring, gorgeous details - can't you make a couple of little photo thingies for each side of the back so you can tilt it backwards sightly?? Having said that, it's so stunning, who cares whether it stands up or not!!
hugs
Heather xx

Angélique said...

This is gorgeous! Love your coloring and the colors are just perfect! TFS!!

*hugs*
Angélique

America said...

LOL!! You are too funny with the bricks thing!! heheh. This HM&F creation is sooo beautiful. I love these colors and your fabo-coloring GF!! Super adorable creation. A really Great job at your first Diamond FOLD!!

Cathy said...

Ohhh i love this and great fold lols. Love the details and the ickle footprints too.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Mint... said...

Love the image and the sparkling border. The unusual fold makes the card interesting!

Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow, just beautiful, love the colouring, hugs,
Em.x

Sue said...

Oh hun
this is beautiful i luv how you have done the punched edge, awesome colouring, lovely embelies & design, sue,x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Very soothing colors and just adorable HM image.

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet .Love the card design
Hugs Julie P

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the image

Heidi said...

So cute, why is it we always have to add more and more, I bet this looked just as fab without the ms punches etc. I love these little mice and you have coloured him beautifully. hugs heid x

Wuzimädi said...

OMG Lorraine, what an amazing project! Love that vintage style with this cute image, your fold is great, just lovely!
Hugs Michi

Babette said...

I love this fold card and what a sweet image.
Hugs,
Babette

Christine said...

Awww Lols love this cute image & colours..great punch work..very brave of you to tell us of your misshaps..am sure you will figure out a stand & share it with us..??

smiles Christine xx

Tiiti said...

Oh this is just wonderful. I love this so much. Mouse is just the cutest and the design is great! hugs, tiiti

sparklingblackrose said...

This is beautiful-I love the colour scheme you chose :-) Elaine-xxx-

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a sweet card! I just love the colours you've used together! Too bad it won't stand up, but I'm glad you mentioned it so we don't make the same oops :) Because it sure looks super cute and I want to try it! :)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Your card looks wonderful, even if it doesn't stand up properly! :D

mamapez5 said...

I love everything about this card; the image, the colours, the flowers. Just great. Kate x

Susie Little said...

I love your sweet little mousy!xx

Geri said...

A very cute image and lovely colours!
Hugs,
Geri Urumova

Gram's Treasures said...

Aren't you the crafty one! It looks gorgeous, but thanks for letting us know of your mistake. I haven't tried this type yet.
Joyce xx

Sue said...

Aww this is so sweet!! Gorgeous image and love the cream card with the Wild Honey DI and glitter. Beautiful paper and border at the back too and the flower is perfect! Just seen the lovely mouse footprints - so cute!

Hugs Sue xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So sweet! I love how you've framed the image.

Lin said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous. Great fold, lovely colour choices and a fab image beautifully shaded.

Love that little touch of sparkle around the edge of the image mat as well.

Lin xx

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image.
hugs
Vanja

Annette said...

Love that image, and the fold is fab. Love it, and love that punched edge too. Annette xx

Sanna Saksija said...

I love the colours of the card, it looks very calm and gentle.

Connie C said...

I love House Mousies! This image is particularly precious and I love your coloring. Fantastic card design!

Mari said...

Awesome colouring :)
Love the design to.

mgoll88 said...

Fantastic Card and a very Sweet Image
Like it!!

LG
Michaela

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Lols this is super, Doing a rather late in the day blog hop!! Argh Love Hazelx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a super sweet card! I love it!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

SannaS said...

fabulous card!!! absolutely gorgeous!! =)
hugs, SannaS

laney said...

Fabulous fold hun!! extra special because of your fabulous image
hugs
laney

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love the image you used and your fabulous card design.


--Cheryl--
Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Dominique said...

Your card is so beautiful, thank you for the chance to win, :-) Dominique

Heather said...

Cute image and I love the glitter :)

Littlehamsterz said...

Wow ^_^ I love the card and it's crazy folding. :) I've never seen one like that before.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Awww, what a cute mouse and I love the design!

Nadine said...

Aww, you have a new follower, I love the way you design!

Katarina said...

This is so well made. Love the elegance of it.

Caroljenks said...

Fab card, great Hop and gorgeous candy!!!!!

Carol x

Elizabeth Hart said...

The diamond card is so cute from the image to all the great embellies. love it!

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the fold (brick or not) and all the detail in it, the paws are so cute.

Hugs
Maarit

Sirpa said...

Aivan ihana kortti;)

Pauline C said...

Ooh what a fabulous dinky creation lols - adorable! Thanks so much for the blog hop and chance to win - happy birthday to ABC Challenge!
Pauline x

sandra's crafty corner said...

great project thanks for giving me a chance to win in the blog hop, and thanks for sharing
hugs sandra xxx