Monday, 7 November 2011

A Toasty Freebie at My Partner in Crafting Crime... :)

Hello!! :)

I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge over at My Partner in Crafting Crime- apologies for being late but I've had a really bad day :S - and we have a fab theme for you this fortnight... we'd like to see you 'Use A Freebie' on your creations!! :) You can use anything you came by for free, so something you won, a free digi, magazine gift or even something you've recycled from around the house...

...or, if you fancy something new to play around with, then our lovely sponsor Bows & Berries is offering a fab November Freebie 'Toasty Gingerbread Man', which some of the DT, including me, have used on our cards this time- follow the link above to go to the PCC blog where there is a download link if you'd like to use him!! :)

This pretty simple card is actually my second attempt as my first idea was turning out to look a bit of a dog's dinner by halfway through and I'm still not sure how I feel about it... but I think I'm warming to it slowly and I think it'll make a good masculine Christmas card.... something it seems that I find even harder than ordinary masculine cards!!lol In addition to the B&B digi, the papers and stamps I used are also freebies from magazines...

I coloured with Prismas in the end- harder on the hands but every ProMarker combination I tried made the poor little guy look like he'd been for a dip in a nuclear reactor rather than giving him the nice, warm 'toasty' glow I was aiming for!! :S I just had to get my new Glamour Dust out again for their hats and the lights in the borders!! :) I also added some Clear Stardust and Clear Glaze, too, as I almost always seem to, and a doodled border to finish!! :)

When I first saw this image I immediately thought of those paper doll chains you used to cut from folded paper (I'd say 'we' but I don't think I was ever any good at them!!lol) and so I fiddled in my graphics program 'til I got a chain of little toastys and printed them off... much easier than the old-fashioned way- or at least so I thought 'til I realised to do what I wanted I'd have to cut them out anyway and I'd made them kinda small!!lol :)

The List:
  • 5" Sq. Kraft card blank
  • Image: November Freebie 'Toasty Gingerbread Man' digi from Bows & Berries Digital Stamps Shop
  • Prismacolor Pencils... didn't even think to note down the colours though, sorry!! :S
  • Free papers from a mag
  • Free Xmas lights and sentiment stamps from a mag
  • Glamour Dust
  • Sakura Clear Stardust and Clear Glaze pens
  • Brown Fineliner and Gold gel pen for border

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Sarah Hurley- Use more than two images (if multiples of the same is okay?!) :) ; Charisma Cardz - Cutesy :) ; Winter Wonderland - Make Your Card Sparkle :) ; Cards For Men - It's Nearly Christmas :) ; The Poodles Parlour - Let's Hear It For The Boys :) ; Bows & Berries - CAS :)

Thanks for popping by, please do pop over to the PCC blog and check out the rest of the DT's work!! :) Hope you're all well, had a lovely weekend and have a great week!! :)


Sandra said...

Wow just gorgeous:) Sandra H

Robin said...

Such a fun card Rachel!! Those gingerbread men sure do look toasty!

Rachael T said...

Gorgeous card Rach! Love the colours and the Gingerbread Man chain is awesome!! Love it!!
Rachael xx

coops said...

stunning card rachel.i love your rich colours and the gingerbread men are fab :D

xx coops xx

Jacq said...

Hi Rachel,
Absolutely Gorgeous Card!!! Love the adorable images, the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Jules said...

Hi Rachel

This is brilliant.

I love those little gingerbreadmen!!! Great how you have them all in a row like bunting!!

Love Jules xx

Katina said...

Rachel, this is wonderful! Such a cute and fun card. I love it! Fabulous freebie too!

Vee said...

This is fabulous card, and a lovely cute image Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some more new candy if you are interested:)

Linda said...

This card is so cute. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

sandra's crafty corner said...

oh wow i do love this, those gingerbread men are adorable thanks for joining us at cards for men, we hope to see you again soon and good luck in our current challenge,
hugs sandra DT

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful Card! Thanks for playing this week at Charisma Cardz! xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Now this is so cute! :) Lovely images!

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Your cards are beautiful Rachel!! I'm looking forward to working with you on the Forever Friends DT. am a new follower too! xxx Steph

Crafty_Fairie said...

This really cute thanks for sharing it with us at the poodles parlour.


ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a beautiful card I love the image & your layout, I also like the clever idea of linking him. Thank you for joining us at B&B. Janet

yyam said... clever! Love how you used the gingerbread man! :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Perfect for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Enjoy seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Pat


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