Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Squirrel and the Fox DT Challenge #75 Anything Goes

it's one of those all-time favourites at The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes!

Our wonderful sponsor is the amazing Make it Crafty And if you use one of their fab images you will get an extra shot at the prize of a $10AUS voucher for the store!

I have had this gorgeous guy, Floppy for quite a while, but never got around to using him. (Shame!) And when presented with an 'Anything Goes' Challenge my default is to go with a Christmas card!

I think he is so cute!

The sentiment is silver-embossed: it came from another Australian stamp firm, Tickled Pink Stamps - sadly, they no longer trade as such, but CCDesigns now have some of their fab stamps by Christina Dee (she is so talented!)

I used Promarkers to colour Floppy, and added Glossy Accents to his bell and Glamour Dust to the fur on his hat. The green mat is edged with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Snowflake Punch. The background paper is a snippet from an old digi set by Lili of the Valley, and I added stickles to the centre of each snowflake. The red ribbon is from stash.

Now, you'd think that a fairly simple card like this would be fairly simple to make, and I suppose that, in the end, it was. But I had already tried 2 separate designs, adding glittery snowflakes, and lace, and bling, - but elaborate cards only took attention away from this little cutie, and eventually I realised that I needed to be much more CAS!

Do any of you guys go through that kind of faff before producing the final, finished article?!

Go and see what my teamies have made, they will inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love, Mags B x


scrappymo! said...

Great card Mags. I think you hit it spot on...Any more would have taken away from that image. He is a bit of a flirt, methinks!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Floppy is gorgeous hun, love the embossed sentiment!
Have a great Sunday
Hugs Shell xx

Sharon said...

He is so fabulous Mags and love how you have coloured him. A gorgeous card.
I do no end of faffing before I dare stick anything down on a card.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Daffodil Cards said...

What a cutie image and you have shown him off in a great way, love your card.

Ffaff about - nah!

OK I lied :(

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning colouring of the cool image, Mags. It's a gorgeous card!

Warm hugs

MaryH said...

Hi Mags, Oh yes indeed I go through 'faff' as you term it. My term is perhaps not of the same polite usage, but I know what you mean! I like your little guy, and the coloring is brilliantly done. The MS punch trim is pretty with the background paper design. You have a beautiful card here, and so very cute. TFS & Hugs

Pia S said...

The image is so cute and beautifully colored!
Reading about your card making process is like reading about me:)

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Mags, beautifully coloured and fab sentiment too.
Glad to hear I'm not the only faffer in town ;)

Jules said...

Tee hee Mags .. .. I am sure we all go through that with our cards.

Your image is super lovely and cute and I love the silver embossing too.

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

What a cute little punky dude!!! The sentiment fits perfectly!

mags said...

A lovely christmas card Mags. Such a cute image and love the design. I very often find myself faffing around before deciding a project is finished. I sometimes never quite know when to stop lol.

Darnell said...

He's totally cute, Mags! And I love your thinking of doing Christmas cards for AG challenges ~ that way you build up your stash!! Hugs, Darnell

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.i love the fabulous image and your colour combo is stunning ;D

xx coops xx