Friday, 2 April 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge

Happy Easter on this Good Friday morning! It is already time for another challenge at Crafty Calendar challenge - thank you all so much for your gorgeous flowery creations last month! This month, in honour of April Fool's day, our challenge is to make a funny card with the option of embossing. It can be a funny image, funny sentiment or even both! My Tim Holtz stamp set has been very busy this week, here is another of his sentiments, which, when teamed with this cute image from Mo's Digital Pencil, I thought was funny (well mildly amusing). I must admit, I struggled as I don't really have any funny images! The stunning papers are MME and I've distressed them with faded jeans distress ink and stickled the edges.

I have coloured Kai in the Rain with copics and then I have embossed in silver the raindrops and press-studs on his coat. I have finally taken the plunge and am now the excited and proud owner of a Big Shot!!! (Well hubby very generously talked me into it as a belated Mother's Day present) I'm completely hooked on it already although I need some more practice with the stencilling through the nesties LOL!

I've used another nestie for the sentiment mat and I have stamped with weathered wood distress ink.

The stunning red rose is from Hobby Craft and has been sprayed with glimmer mist, the leaves are from a Woodware punch. The beautiful aqua gems are from the Hobby House and the buttons are Basic Grey.

The little brads are also from the Hobby House. Aren't these little dancing umbrellas cute!?

Hope you like and I have inspired you to join in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge! The rest of the team have some great funny cards for your inspiration too! Thanks for looking! x


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic Jane. I've fallen in love with all those papers too and bought nearly all the sheets at the NEC I think - cost me a fortune ! Love the Tim Holtz stamp too - I think this would be a good set to buy.

Enjoy your Big Shot - you will be addicted in no time, I couldn't live without mine !

Have a fabulous weekend.


Jo xxx

Kelly said...

Jane your card is lovely,i really like the papers youve used.How sweet is Kai!
Enjoy your easter weekend.

Juls said...

brilliant!! Love the image and the sentiment!! such a stunning card!! Hugs Juls

ladyjanet_56 said...

Happy Easter to you too Jane, I love thiscard it made me smile when I saw it & I love my big shot. have a good week-end

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card, beautiful bright colours and a fab image, isn't it brilliant!!!

Jane said...

Love this card....yummy papers!

My Big Shot is still unused since I got it at Christmas....I haven't got round to buying any Nesties yet!

Happy Easter!

Ujjwal said...

As always a lovely card Jane!!

Tasha said...

Totally adorable. Fab layut and sentiment
love tasha xx

Tracey said...

What a fun and cute card ! Love the sentiment - it is one of my all-time favourite quotes - hope you are having much fun with your big shot XXX