Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shake it up baby...

Welcome friends! It's the first Thursday of October and, yes, that means it's time for Challenge #69 at the "Sugar Bowl"...Sugar Nellie's fortnightly challenge blog!

Now...you're in for a real treat because our very own sweet and crazy-talented DT "Sugar Mama" Gayle has given us this fun sketch to follow...


...PLUS this fabulous photo to use as inspiration... 

Well, let me tell ya, since I just received a new package filled with super sweet Sugar Nellie stamps from the Tinkle Bells & Jingle Bells Collections, the only difficult decision was...which stamp to choose!! Very, very tough decision...because I love 'em all!! In the end, I chose" Little Apprentice"...available at Funky Kits.....


Seriously...isn't she just darling?! So...here's the deal...I had just seen a Gina Kay tutorial HERE on making a "Shaker Card"...and thought it would be fun to give it a go...and, while it's true that I had these little gold glass seed beads all over my hands and worktable (hehehe!), it really WAS such fun to make!


I used "traditional" Christmas colors...Stampin' Up cardstock (Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler...my all time fave red!)...and the DPs came from Authentique's "Wonder" collection. I also found some clear plastic at my local craft store...but you could certainly "recycle" plastic packaging. Just be sure to wash it with soapy water to remove the "static cling" before the beads get near the plastic! You want those b-b's a-shakin' not a-stickin'!!


Copics used to color this sweet little darlin'...
  • E21, 00, 000, 0000 (skin)
  • R20 (cheeks)
  • E53, 51, 50, 23, YR20 (hair)
  • G28, 24, 21, 20, 40 (greens)
  • R29, 27, 24, 22, 20 (reds)
  • C1, 0, 000 (white)
  • W1, 00 (shadow) 

I also used Nestabilities dies...and the Magnolia Doohickey "Pointsettia" die for that pretty flower. The rose and gold filagree corners came from Wild Orchid Crafts...and the ribbon, pearls, jingle bell, and sentiment are all from my stash! Here's a pic of the inside...


   Here's one last "artsy" view... 

Now it's time to pop on over to the Sugar Bowl to drool over the paper deliciousness created by my fellow DT Sweeties. Then...why not pull out your art supplies and get busy creating your own card or paper project for this fortnight's challenge? Who knows...you could be selected to win a fabulous prize from Sugar Nellie. Our prize for this fortnight's Sugar Bowl Challenge is....

  ...your choice of FOUR
Sugar Nellie stamps
(increasing to SIX if we have 100 or more entries!)...
  
OK...my lovelies...let the craftin' commence! Thank you so much for stopping by...and for your very kind comments that always make me smile!! Sending sweet hugs...until next time....

13 comments:

Chrissy said...

Pat, this is truely gorgeous...love the papers inside and out, and the sweetest little image.All the details are just gorgeous...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tiets said...

woww Pat, this is really stunning...Love the crad!
hugs Tiets

Cathy said...

Too cute for words Pat, and LOVE the shaker idea.
Hugs
Cathy xx

paola said...

FABULOUS!! for all that you had so much fun amking this, i can picture you using a few french words while trying to get the beads to stay in the shaker, LMBO. You really excelled at this well done, fab colors choice too
smiles
Paola

Sandy said...

You did it - you did it and it is splendid - absolutely splendid! Yep, I will have to give it a go too!!
Sandy

Fiona said...

wow...great tip for the plastic...how rubbish would that be if it didn't shake?? Stunning card as always Pat!!

Fi
x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply stunning creation Pat, love love love it

Ali x

Elaine said...

Love love love your card Pat and such a great idea to make a shaker card too.
Sweet image and perfectly coloured and the perfect papers too.

Love 'n' hugs
Elaine xx

Erika said...

Beautiful work as always Pat, don't you just want this kitchen?
Lush.
Hugs Erika. x

Molecraft said...

Adorable image and love the gingham, just gorgeous!
Helen x

Danielle said...

OH! toooo cute. I love the ribbon frill on the side of the card! gives such a happy note. Your flower is divine, and I love all the little seed beads around the frame. See... I don't do shaker cards, but yours is totally divine, perhaps I should try!!!
Hugs.

salma said...

Such a cute birthday card and I would never have thought to mat four papers either. I really do love your using of the ribbon on the paper card !!
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Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, so cute, Pat! What a sweet little image and your choice of dp is a perfect match. Love the way you did the lace down the side of the card. Obviously you're enjoying too much of your retirement as you've been SO productive and always designing outside the box. Awesome work...hugs...Barb