28 February 2011

Gold Finger!


Time for a bit of Shirley Bassey Folks! Gold Finger! I bet you'll be singing that all day now. Anyway, gold fingers are exatly what I had when I made this project for Delphine's fabby new challenge at Cupcake; Anything but Square.

Inspired by
Sari's wonderful creations, I thought I'd have a go at altering something, and surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. Nothing to cut I guess, it might have been a different story if I'd made a box! It's supposed to be a magnet, but before it got sent to a rather special friend, I'd been using it as a pretty paperweight!


It's been coated in beige paint, then white paint with a liberal dose of duffing so the beige peeped through to make it look old. Finally gold leaf (hence the gold fingers, that stuff gets everywhere and sticks to everything too!) round the edge and some more duffing!

This week, we're sponsored by
Lili of the Valley and Tickled Pink Stamps, in addition to our lovely Icing on the Cupcake Sponsor, Crafts U Love. And don't forget hop over to Cupcake and see the lovely creations the rest of the Girls have made.

Over at Sketch n Stash today, Lizzy has designed this faberoony sketch for us to play with:


You can flip it if you like, so long as we can recognise the basic elements of the sketch, we'll be happy! We are lucky enough to be sponsored by Pink Gem this time. And don't forget to tell us what your stash is, new or otherwise. Take a peep at the creations from the rest of the Sketch n Stash Girls, they'll be so chuffed to see you. Here's mine:


I'm fairly happy with how this turned out, with the exception of the little dog. In hindsight I would've/ should've coloured him in darker browns, but hey-ho! My new stash is also old stash, in that I've had this stamp for a while, but this is it's first outing! ;) Ahem!

On a sadder note, it is my Grandad's funeral today, so please forgive me if you don't see me commenting for a couple of days.

35 comments:

My'scardcorner said...

Faye that Heart is beautiful bet your friend loves it. Cute card made me smile and isnt that what cards are all about.great sketch
Hugs from me for today x
Myrax

Catherine said...

WOW ! This heart is absolutely gorgeous Sweetie ! So elegant and just perfect ! Love your card too, very cute image ! I will think of you today Fluff... Lots of hugs and love from La Chic

Jo said...

Firstly....(((HUGS))) will be thinking of you xx

Ooooooh what a gorgeous heart! magnet or paperweight it is absolutely stunning *claps*
And you already know how much of a fan I am of your male cards and this is no exception, totally brill xx

sari said...

Oh Faye!!! Will be keeping you & your family in my thoughts today!! *Big Hug*
But jeez...that heart is just sooo sweet!! Your friend will be so pleased with it! Love the painting, the pearls...all of it! And your card is fab too! Love the distressing action & image!

Wishcraft said...

Oh love the heart, it's beautiful - what a lovely gift. Great card too, love that image and your colouring is perfect!

Will be thinking of you today, hope everything goes as well as it can. Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Fab makes! I love the heart ... it's beautiful and fab card .... love this cute image :-)

I will be thinking of you and your family today.

Lisa x

PS: There is something for you on my blog.

Jane said...

Faye...I simply can not accept your kind "heart" gift...give it to someone else...tee! hee!

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
I' ll be thinking of you !

I love the heart and don't mind the 'gold finger' in my head :)
Very cute card !
Love the stamp !
Greetz
Margo

Debbie said...

Hi Fluff...
Thinking of you, your family and Mrs A today, your happy thoughts will carry you all through.

Beautiful heart and card, love the LOTV image, the dog looks fab to me. Take care. Debbiexx

Claire x said...

WOW gorgeous creation and I just love those pearls around the edge and a fabulous card too. Thinking about you today hun. Hugs, Claire x

Shelly said...

Hello Faye! I love your little heart magnet, so pretty! And you card is adorable... including the little doggie! Thinking of you today sweetie, sending lots of hugs! Shelly x

Terry Oulboub said...

My dear lovely Fluff, you do create the most sensational things. The heart is elegant and beautiful - a wonderful sight to see. The little boy card is lovely, especially the line to dot stars - love that technique. I'm so thinking of you and your family today. Do take care and hope the days lift up for all of you.

Margreet said...

your heart is gorgeously elegant....the card is beautiful...I'm thinking of you today...
xxx Margreet

Tracey T said...

Gold fin-gah (wah wah wa-wa wah)!! Yes, it's definitely in my head! Love both the projects and there's nothing wrong with the little dog, btw. Thinking of you - you've got a lot on at the moment, so take your time - we'll all still be here when you get back! xxx

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous hun ~ that wee heart is stunning and so is your card :o)

My thoughts are with you today sweetie, take care hugs Vicky xx

Jackie said...

BEAUTIFULLY coloured, and love love love this cute image. Extra big hugz, as you might need them ((())))... lots of love J xx

Fiona said...

gooldfiiiinga na na na na na...this is fab Faye...really purty!!

Fi
x

Donna said...

Hi Faye, your altered and duffed up heart is gorgeous...the little pearl border looks so pretty! Cute and adorable card...the dotty papers are very unusual and totally fab...hope all went well today...big hugz to you :) Donna x

jimlynn said...

Paperweight or magnet - it's beautiful! So pretty - and love your card too.
Lynn

coops said...

wow, the heart is beautiful faye and fabulous boys card, great image and i love the papers and layout :D

xx coops xx

Fleur said...

Hi Faye, the heart is stunning I love it, your card is great too. Love the image
Hugz Fleur xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Faye, that heart is fabulous, brilliant card too.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

love the heart coaster and your card is wow as always with your fabtastic colouring i love it xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Both projects are so nice Faye! The heart is so cute! There could be worse things stuck to your fingers than gold! lol! I'm sad for you today. Your in my thoughts. When my Grandma died, the funeral was the hardest day, but it also gave closure too.

Myra said...

the "paper weight" is gorgeous!

BananaStamper said...

Beautiful project and adorable card! The stars were the perfect embellie! I hope you are able to find comfort and share good memories with your friends and family on the occasion of your grandad's funeral. Sending hugs,
Banana :)

Wedgie said...

Ohhhh...gorgeous projects Faye! Love th box, its sooo pretty! Lovely card too.You've coloured the image so well and I really like those stars. Hope you have a fab week. Wedgie xxx

Sue said...

hi Faye, loving the heart magnet, very pretty indeedy and your card is fabulous, great colours and fabby image:)

Sending you love and hugs sweetie

sue
xx

Rachel & Angela's Blog said...

Hia,
Found you through Tracy's blog - I love your cards, they're very pretty, and I love the way they are all laid out.
I'd love to have some cards to show like this on our gallery on our website!
Thanks
Angela
x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super magnet, Fluff! And lovely card too. I think the doggy looks cute in his soft brown coat and I love the text circle, cut just right for those Happy Times! Hugs, Lesley

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie I'm thinking of you today & here if you need me or if there is anything I can help with.
On a different note these are both gorgeous creations hun absolutely fabberlicious. Hope you are ok hun & hope everything went ok for you all.

Sending huge hugs Vicky xxx

Chris said...

Hi Faye and I'm so sorry to read about your Grandad, my heart goes out to you sweetie and I'm sending you a huge hug.

I love your creations, such a chic and wonderful magnet/paper weight and I bet whoever received it will have it in pride of place. Fantastic card too, such beautiful colouring and design. Hugs, Chris xxx

HappyCrafter said...

I am so sad to hear about your Grandad, take care!

Lindsey said...

So sorry I haven't checked in for a couple of days.....didn't realised it was the funeral. Hope you all got through it. Big hugs.
Fab card and paper weight! Oooh and congrats on the new DT's too. You are sucha super woman!!!
Linds x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Love the altered heart AND the card!! Amazing coloring...you're going to make me have to buy that stamp now!! :)