8 August 2011

Cloudy Lemonade


Morning Peeps.

I didn't do much in the way of crafting last week and expected to not finish this card in time. Yesterday morning, I started getting a bit twitchy, so as Very Understanding Hubby was home, I took myself into the Bat Cave.


Monday morning means time for a Cupcake, and this week, Jane has chosen Sew Mad. We'd like to see stitching, Faux or Real. Because I was hurrying a little, I opted for Faux. We are sponsored by Paper Pretties for the first time this week and don't forget about our three monthly sponsors; Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet. Hop on over to Cupcake for all the details and to see the fabby creations from the rest of The Cupcakes.


Monday morning also means time for a new Challenge at Pollycraft, this week, sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop. Emma has chosen Recycle, and I really had to think about this one. In the end I went for some packaging from a packet of mango smoothie lollies for the image and matting and some ring pulls. Sweet Cheeks was very happy for me to open the lollies, but it took me a while to drink enough cloudy lemonade for the flower! I've used Codi Stylin' from Pollycraft Designs because she's funky enough to pull off a flower like this! Pay a visit to Pollycraft for all the prize info and to see the gorgeous work from The Pollies!

Thanks to you all for your love for Sweet Cheeks. He is much more comfortable now and not feeling quite so sorry for himself. :)

I'm entering this at:

Delightful Challenges - Stitching Real or Faux
DYSU - Black with a pop of colour
Frosted Designs - Colour an Image
Just Add Ink - Tearing/ Distressing
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Paper Creator's Crafts - All About Flowers
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

Recipe
Cardstock: Delmonte Mango Smoothie Lollies
Papers: Salt and Pepper Download; Funky Hand
Image: Codi Stylin', Felicity and Friends; Pollycraft Designs
Colouring: Pencils
Other: Ring Pulls from Cloudy Lemonade; Asda, Ribbon and Twine from Stash, Buttons and Divine Bakers Twine; Sew Sweet

60 comments:

Kylie said...

Firstly Faye, I have to say I luurve the buttons in the middle of your pull ring flower. Are you sure it was only lemonade you were drinking? lol.
Awesome card.

Hugs, xo

sari said...

Absolutly fab card sweetie!! Just LOVE you stitching, that image and the colors! Hope your feeling better hun! Take care! Hugs & Sunshine!

May Britt said...

WOW... love the flower... and the colors...

Sheena said...

Ooh love the can pull flower - fab idea! I love everything about your card, Sheena xx

Mary J said...

Very clever recycling Faye! Your card is so wonderful - love love your colouring on kraft!!!

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Hunny, love this image. Hope little one ok now xxx

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥

Fiona said...

this is fab Faye...love your flower...very clever!!

Fi
x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one briliant card just love your flower hun,that is super hugs cherylx

Jane said...

You iz way clever n' stuff makin' that flower wiv beer can ring pulls...BURP!! Glad the ol' boy is on the mend...BURP! xxx

Tracey T said...

That's some clever recycling there, Faye! Wonder if I can do something with chocolate wrappers ..? Pleased to hear that little SC is feeling a bit better. Sending big hugs, Tracey xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card, great digi and I love that backing paper! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good Luck. Nikki DT

Andrea said...

I love your card - your ring pull flower is fabulous!
Love, Andrea xx

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

Great card Faye and so creative too! Love that your image was done on cardboard, so cool, & LOVE that pop top flower! The things we crafters have to go through to get the perfect card! Weather it is eat our way through a box of something, or drink ourselves silly! Glad Sweet Cheeks is on the mend!

Catherine said...

This is such a great card Fluff ! Your flower is fantastic, what a great idea ! Love it ! Hugs and love from Catherine for you and Daniel !

Anita said...

Beautiful coloring on the kraft and that flower with the button is amazing!

ChickieChirps said...

Fabulous card Faye! I love the colouring on Kraft and the ring pull flower is awesome!

Arabella

Jilli said...

Genius! Would never of thought of using ring pulls to anything with left alone a flower! Great idea too of using an empty box to print/stamp onto giving a Kraft effect! Well flippin' done you *pats on back* Hugs Jillix

Marcy said...

Super cute card! Love that image from Pollycraft, too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Jo said...

AWESOME! lurve your funky flower, and you already know how much I love how you colour on Kraft, you inspired me!
Mango smoothie lollies are prescribed to brave little boys all the time so SC definately deserves to slurp away to his hearts content.
C.S xx

Margreet said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!
xxx Margreet

Donna said...

Totally gorge Fluff, I'm loving the torn paper effect and fab pirate design paper, your colouring has blown me away on this one...think it might be the neutral of the kraft that's done it...totally fab hun :) Donna x

Silli said...

awww, your card is sooo cute, love the image...love the cute button!!!! xoxo

Hazel said...

Hey Faye - another great card - love the colouring on the kraft background - really cool. Thanks for your knid comments - they are much appreciated. Take care. Hazel x

Daniele said...

now that flower is real clever
hugs

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Faye, your recycled flower looks amazing!

Sorry I missed your previous post about Sweet Cheeks (bloomin' school hols!), glad he's feeling a bit better now hun. Lisa x

Violets Corner said...

Awesome recycling Faye, very clever ideas, the card is fabulous!

Glad to hear that Sweet Cheeks is better.

Take care
Maarit

Liza said...

A great card Fluff and fabby recycling!

Liza x

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS!!! So pretty with that terrific coloring.
Lynn

Ali said...

Oh missus I lurve this!!! Fabby idea with the ring pulls!!! xx

Delphine said...

OMGoodness, there it is!!! Your flower is totally awesome! I love your idea of recycling:-)! Your image is lovely and I love the kraft! Fab papers and the staples look fab! A fantastic card! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Wedgie said...

Fab card Faye, your colouring is gorgeous and I just love the recycled flower! Hope you have a fab week. Wedgie xxx

coops said...

oh wow this is a corker faye.am absolutely in awe of your ringpull flower, its genius and your colouring on the kraft is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Amanda R said...

Very creative Faye! I love the skull paper and how it mimics the skull on her shirt. Too cute! Glad to hear the little one is feeling better too!

xGemmax said...

What an awesome card hunni & loving that flower..just perfect!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

having a {me} day said...

Oh my word Faye!Just love the flowers with the ring pulls! Very creative and inventive. Gorgeous colouring of the image too. Have a great week! keeleyxx

rosalien said...

How clever to use for recycling ring pulls. :) I love how made it into a flower. :) Love your card too.
Thanks for joining DC,

Hugs, Rosalien

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - sweet image and I love the ring pull flower. Such a clever idea.
Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

Terry Oulboub said...

How delightfully marvelous is this pirate card, Fluff! I do so love that faux stitching - looks quite like my own sewing if I may say so. Love the design of the card and that center flower - very clever. I hope you and yours are well my dear.

Kt_Dragonfly said...

Awesome card Faye :D just love that backing paper! Also what a gorgeous effect with colouring on cardboard.
The ring pull flower is ace as well :D

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Faye, and what an idea for your recycling, that is so clever ... Hey I see you are playing with us at OSAAT, thank you xx :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh love! Fab card and fab bit of recycling Faye. Just love it! Hope you are doing ok and away from all the madness! Kim

Emma said...

Gorgeous hun...the ring pull flower is awesome!!
Hugs Emma x

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT. Good Luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

madebyKarla said...

You're right, she can totally pull off that flower! how creative!

Eli said...

This is a very nice card. Great use of markers and... that flower... no words....Thanks for sharing.
Eli (Frosted Designs)

Tasha said...

Great card Faye, i love the paper and the fab colouring on Kraft - really creatibe. The flower is gorgeous too
love tasha xx

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

How in earth did you come up with this splendid idea?? This is a great recycled flower! And funky indeed, fits great with the touch of pink.. ;)
Love all of it!
Hugs Alie

Mrs A. said...

I got to see the preview of this card and got accused of having had a drinkie poo or two.
Well i've now had two hugos so there and it's still a gorgeous card even if I can't tell how many ring pulls are on it! luv Muver.

kurlygirl said...

Cute card... love your flower! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Black with a Pop of Color Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

sallysbitz said...

This is one brilliant card. Love how you have used the ring pulls, fab idea x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Tenny Kusuma said...

Your card is just BEAUTIFUL. But I totally in LOVE with your recycle flower. It's so creative.
Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge blog. Tenny

xxxtglxxx said...

Brilliant bit of recycling Faye :) How on earth did you look at a ring pull and think 'flowery button embellishment!' :D lol.

Gorgeous, cute and clever!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
Firstly sorry for not coming by much but we are not at home much at the moment,I'm on holiday now but it's raining so I've grabbed the Lappy a cuppa and I'm having a good old blog hop...How sweet cheeks is feeling better big hugs to him....I love this card your flower is sheer brilliance,but then we all know that your brilliantly talented ...The one in the post below is gorgeous I love everything about it....
Mandy x
Mandy x

CraftyGals Blog said...

Gorgeous card :) Thankyou for joining us over at Paper Creator Crafts xx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning i LOVE these colours, hugs pops x xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Faye, love the recycled flower and fab colour combo!
Clairexx

Victoria said...

oooooooooooooh Fluffie, I am loving everything about this card. 100 out of 10 - especially for the flower!
Love
Jelly
x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fab card, Fluff! Love, love, love your ring pull flower - that's got to be a sign of something alien in your brain (I'm thinking cute cuddly alien like ET rather than the Sigourney Weaver variety) to have come up with the idea. Amazing! Hugs, Lesley

Julie said...

Wow, Faye - your ring pull flower is inspired!!! Hope they were from cans of ready mixed G and T's!! Think you might have to make a few more of these!! Your image looks gorgeous too on the recycled packaging!! Juliexx