Thursday, 24 February 2011


Hello again!  Yes, I'm still alive!  I just haven't had a minute to blog, but I'm here to share a card that I made for this week's colour challenge over at the Play Date Cafe!

You may be pleased to know (or perhaps surprised!!) that I got invited back to host a second colour challenge lol.  This time I went for something a little less challenging!  I made this card using a digi image from The Cat's Pyjamas that my gorgeous Tinks bought me for Valentine's Day, bless her.  I love this little character Blobby.  He just makes me smile, which is exactly what happened when I saw this week's inspiration pic! 

These are just sooooo my colours!!  Bright, happy and cheerful colours!!  I found the picture on Julie Ebersole's blog and she very kindly allowed me to use it for this week's colour challenge.  Thanks Julie!!! :)

I think I may have told you that I have recently signed up for a Copic Beginner's Course over at Color Me Creative, with Suzanne Dean, so I am now actually playing with my pens while also trying to master the art of digi!  It takes me a while, but now that I'm colouring my images instead of paper piecing them I'm finding it a bit easier!  As you can see I still need to work on my shading, but I think I'm starting to make a bit of progress.   I have to be honest I'm a bit addicted, I'm looking to see where light and shadows fall in everything I see!  Trying to translate that onto paper is a whole different thing altogether, but I'm told practice makes perfect and this girl isn't giving up very easily! I'm hoping to be a Copic Queen one day lol.  All tips and help gratefully received!!

Here's how I made it...
  1. Mat card base with orange polka dot paper
  2. Print digi image, colour with Copic markers
  3. Die cut scallop circle in blue, and using a die cut a circle around the image (that bit is actually quite scary, what if after all that time colouring I mess up on the cutting?!!  Phew, it was all ok, I could breathe again!)
  4. Using Notch die tool cut a line for the ribbon strip, tie around and add a Prima flower(another area for potential stress where your Notch tool could slip and Blobby would be in a right old mess!)
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto dotty paper and tear around the edges to add texture
  6. Pop dot the whole image to finish
  7. Stand back and smile at Blobby, isn't he the cutest with those wonky little pressies?!
Go and check all of the loveliness from the rest of the team..

Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Andrea Ewen
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
    Our guest designer this week is Maria Guernsey who is on the ippity DT.  She is offering two fab ippity prizes worth $30.

    So pop on over to Maria's blog, leave her some love and our designers too.

    For your chance to win pop on over to the Cafe and link your post.  If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC70, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes!


    1. I love these colors Ruby! So fresh and happy :) Your little image is just adorable!! EEk, he's just so cute!

    2. Too darn cute, Ruby...what a sweet daughter to get you something that you love to work with. Fab colors this week, looks like everyone enjoyed working with them!

    3. blobby makes me smile too and I love how you've colored him. Your card is so cute and fun!

    4. Absolutely adorable! This amazing color combo just makes him sing!

    5. What a super cute card! Love that image. :o)

    6. This is GORGEOUS! I love how you colored Blobby! I can see all the shading and it is fabulous! And the color scheme this challenge is awesome. I am so playing!

    7. Sweet bright colors this week Ruby, ty! Love your adorable cute card! And, you did great with the coloring with copics. Hopefully one day I can take a copics class too! It's so fun to color! Take care!

    8. OHHH! Ruby--your coloring is super cute! I love this little green guy! ADORABLE:) I also love that polka dot paper! GREAT job with this color story--picking the colors and making this creation:) YOU ROCK!

    9. Jinkies!!!! This card is absolutely ADORABLE!!! As soon as I saw this cutie, a smile took over my face:) I love the fun, cheerful colors...actually, I love everything about this card!!! Too cute for words:o)

    10. This is lovely Ruby, the colours you have picked this week are a great mix, so bright and fresh. Love that cute little frog, he's beautifully coloured.

    11. Ruby, I think you are the perfect person for me to ask this question: do Copics make a printed digi image smear? Do you have to be careful to avoid touching the printed lines? I recently received a digi image but haven't even tried this yet, as I don't want to ruin my markers.

      Your coloring is coming along beautifully! Blobby is very colorful indeed, reminding me of a happy frog. :)

    12. HOW FUN RUBY!!! It's so super cutsie!!!

    13. Blobby makes such a fun birthday card, especially in these fun, cheerful colors. I've been watercoloring for a long time but decided to try the Copics, also. They're fun!

    14. I sooooooooo love this little monster Ruby, he is so, so, so , so cute!!!


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