Thursday, 5 March 2009

Hippie Chick & My News!

Have you seen the new challenge site, The Corrosive Challenge Blog? I've used their sketch for this card and guess what... I am going to be on their next design team. I'm SO excited! Woohoo!

I wanted to do a fun Thank You card for someone using this Penny Black stamp called 'Hip!' Something not many people know about me is that my cousin used to call me 'Hippie Chick' when we were younger, so this post entry just had to have this name! I love these little characters too, they're great. Firstly, I stamped the image and coloured her in using Copics. I didn't have the right dark green so used one of my Tombo pens which seemed to work ok although took a bit of blending! I still need to play around with the Copics to get the right effect, but I think I'm slowly getting there.

I paper pierced the edges of the image and layered it onto s.e.i paper, then onto the K & Co paper. This paper is double sided so I turned the corner over and added a brad. The inspiration for the folded corner came from Crafts by Louly (she does fab cards by the way, you should pop over and have a look!), but instead of loosely folding the paper over I did a firm crease because I'm posting it. I then mounted it onto a big piece of the K & Co , stuck down a strip of the dotty side of the paper, and then added five little brown legless brads down the strip. Now, tell me who wouldn't buy these - they're called 'chocolate drops' - mmmm, good enough to eat!! Did I tell you I'm a chocolate addict? No, well I'm sure you've guessed by a couple of my postings!!

Stamps: Penny Black 'Hip!', Personal Impressions, 'Thanks'
Paper: EK Success 'Chocolate Fun Dots/Green Mini Dots', s.e.i. 'Garden - Petite Pop'
Pens: Copic Y17, Y11, E93, R00, RV06, RV02, YG03, Tombo 158
Accessories: Craftwork Cards Chocolate Drops' legless brads, American Crafts dotty brown ribbon (sorry no actual name on spool), K & Co 'BW Neopolitan Flower Brads'

Survey update... So far K & Co are winning, but I've only had a couple of comments. That's the trouble with being a new blogger I only have a few followers so not many to survey lol. Thank you to those of you that are following me, it really makes my day to think people like what I'm doing, makes it worth it! I'm aiming for 10 followers by the end of next week, what do you reckon? Will I do it?!!!


  1. Gorgeous card, love the theme you used! Fab paper and clolouring! Hugs, moni

  2. fantastic card! i love it:) thanks for playing:)

  3. Gorgeous card! The image is so cute.
    Hugs, Vanja

  4. Fantastic card and congrats on the new DT!!

  5. Ruby, this card is mega cute! Congrats on the new design team honor..they obviously know talent when they see it! Good luck with that and have fun.

  6. Well done on becoming a member of the DT , will go and take a look now!! Lurve the card too !!
    ((Hugs)) S.J. xx

  7. Fab card Ruby - those colours look wonderfully cheery. Congrats on your GD spot - I bet you're excited!

  8. This is a really great card!! Thanks for playing in the challenge.

  9. This is super cute!!! Congrats on the DT!!!!: )

  10. Congratulations Ruby on the awesome!!! Your copic colouring is just fab...looks like you've been using them forever! :)

  11. This is a beautiful card!!!! Great coloring with the copics! Congrats on the DT!!!

  12. Fantastic card! Con'grats on being chosen as a design team member for The Corrosive Challenges... SO EXCITING!!! A new adventure for sure... Smiles! :)


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