Sunday, 22 January 2012

Introducing Newton... and it’s all about Animals over at Dream Valley!! :)

Hey there folks!! :)

Well, I’m starting to sound like a broken record now but... I really thought I’d have managed to get back here before now to post some of the many things I’m dying to share... soul is willing but the body and mind are still having none of it!! :S There’s always a crash for me health-wise after Xmas but it seems like it takes longer to get past every year... or maybe I'm just getting more and more impatient!! :S I did finally manage to make it to my desk a couple of times this week, though, to get my dad’s birthday card made (thank goodness!!) and finish another DT project while the mojo was still good- utterly exhausting but worth it as I feel a bit more like me again at last... just don’t feel right when I can’t craft!! :)

Anyway, much as I would like to pretend otherwise, a fortnight has passed us by again... the plus side of that, though, is that it’s time for another fab challenge over at DreamValley!! :) This time we would like to see ‘Animals’ on your cards... another lovely, easy challenge for you and I’m looking forward to all the cuteness that will inevitably ensue!!lol :) We have a lovely surprise prize for the winner this week from our very own Melly!! :)

So I have gone very Clean & Simple for my DT card this time and used a free digi I downloaded ages ago featuring the absolutely gorgeous Newton of Newton’s Law!! :)

There are about ten of these fab Newton colouring images available on this site- most have a sweet or funny caption on them (though I chose to remove it from this image) and they are really so lovely to colour!! :) I sized and arranged the image and text in my graphics program so all I had to do was trim, colour and embellish!! :)

I stuck with my usual grey tones for the colouring as (I’m a chicken with the brown PMs and...) I love the way the greys look with purple!! :) The greeting was specific as it was made for a friend to give to her daughter when she arrived from abroad after they had not been able to see each other for 5 years and more... I was really touched when my mum told me our friend had said she would like for me to make a card if I was at all well enough as I knew just how much it meant to the whole family to be together at last :)

This version is one I printed first with a generic greeting but then my friend said she’d like something more specific so I made the other one up... couldn’t resist colouring this one up, too, though!!lol

I’m not sure which I like most in terms of position of the sentiment and/or printed frame with colour added between lines versus PMed mat layer... I guess they both work and variety is the spice of life after all!!lol
  • The List:
  • 6” Sq. White card blanks
  • Newton’s Law image - free download here
  • Coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers: Bear- Cool Grey 1, 2, 3 & 4 (PMs); Flower- Purple, Orchid (PMs), Muted Mauve (FM), Ivory (PM), Pale Chiffon (FM) and Soft Green (PM); Outline- Soft Aqua (FM) and Copic Blender
  • Paper coloured with Purple PM for mat layer
  • Computer generated sentiments- Blackjack and Andalus fonts, I think... two old favs I use over and over!! :)
  • Sky Mauve Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl
  • Teeny tiny purple gems from DoCrafts
  • Sakura Clear Glaze pen
  • Crystal Stickles

I’d like to enter these cards in the following challenges: Charisma Cardz – CAS :) ; Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes :) ; Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes :) ; I   ProMarkers - Anything Goes :) ; Joanna Sheen – Celebrations (celebrating a family together again) :) ; Papertake Weekly – Buttons, Bows, Bling and Blooms (I have teeny bling and a bloom, too, if flat ones count!?!) :)

Thanks for popping by today and for all the comments on my last post :) I’m really sorry I’ve not been managing to leave many (any :S) comments on the blogs I follow... I’m amazed I have managed my DT comments this last few weeks as my brain is mush at the mo’- very frustrating but will hopefully improve soon... preferably before I go mad and/or you all give up on me completely- it means so much when any of you lovely people leave comments knowing you probably won’t get one back for ages... so thank you!! :) Don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley to check out the amazing array of inspiring ideas from the rest of my lovely DTeamies... looking forward to seeing your entries, too!! :) Have a great week!! :)


Fiona said...

Great card Rachel - love the grey and purple. Hope you are back to full strength soon.
Fiona x

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Rachel !

What an adorable card ! Magnificent composition. I like Newton, thanks for the adress. Everything is perfect ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable, I love the colour scheme
Lindsay xx

Dawn said...

Am loving these cards. Like the grey & purple together as well, great colour combo. Hope you are feeling a little better today x

Vicky said...

It's gorgeous Rachel...and hope you feel better soon hun :o)

have a great evening...hugs Vicky xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Really gorgeous card Rachel. Think I might case this if I need a card quickly. Hope you are feeling a bit brighter soon and I leave comments 'cos I like the card not to get a comment back. Take Care Debs xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is gorgeous Rachel, the image is just adorable :)

Sandra said...

Rachel, Your card is so lovely and such a great image:) Sandra H

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh what a gorgeous card .. I've always loved little Newton! Glad you are starting to feel a bit better.

Anonymous said...

These are just fabulous. I really like the way you've positioned the image. xx

Anonymous said...

These are just fabulous. I really like the way you've positioned the image. xx

Angie said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

coops said...

so stunning rachel.really love your cas design and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Gaynor said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, Gaynor DT :)

shell said...

Gorjuss CAS card Rachel, thanks for joining us at Charisma cardz this week.
Shell xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is lovely
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous Honey, and thank you for the link to Newton-I have a huge weakness for him! Love the greys youve used :-) Sending you all my love, Elaine-xxx-

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute card! You wouldn't know that your mojo was on vacation! Thanks for the link to the Newton images. They are cuties!


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Jenni said...

Gorgeous, love it! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Pami said...

Fabulous card Rachel, my favourite colours and cute image! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Paula said...

Gorgeous card hun - I love Newton! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge!

Paula DT :D x

Anne said...

Brilliant! I love Newton. Thanks for popping into the Cupcake Craftroom and sharing it with us. Hugs x

Diane J said...

Ooh Rachel this card did make me smile, that little dog is so cute... I will have to get this stamp :o)
Love Diane xx


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