16 June 2013

'Steampunk or Vintage'

 Just to let you know, how Nige did. He managed to walk up & down Ben Nevis with no problems, but when he went to walk up Scafell Pike his back gave out on him. My poor boy, after months of training only managed Ben Nevis......but that is ok because he had already done the other two before. He is now home & safe where he belongs, I might be able to sleep tonight!
Even tho he didn't manage to finish it all I am still so proud of my gorgeous hubby xx

Today erm sorry yesterday was the start of this months Sparkles challenge. I totally forgot what day it was, with both of the girls taking exams & Nige away from Thursday doing his walk, my brain was total mush!!!

So what's the theme I hear you ask, well I must admit I really enjoyed making this card & Abigale was fab to colour in!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Sandy's Crafty Creations- embossed background
Alphabet Challenge- I for image
Left Of Centre- embossing
Seize The Birthday- fab sketch
Divas By Design- Happy Birthday!

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Abigale' by The Stamping Chef
Derwent Inktense pencils & Promarkers
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Eyes- deep blue
Hair- charcoal grey, dark chocolate, willow & red oxide
Goggles- sepia ink, dark purple, dusky purple & golden yellow
Boots- dark purple, dusky purple, sepia ink & sienna gold
Clothes- sepia ink, bark, dark purple, dusky purple & sienna gold

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Chronology' by Papermania
My stash- mirri card & sentiment
Purple paper by Kodak

Tools & Glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D glue with tools' from Natalie & Amy's
'Steampunk' embossing folder by Darice
'Brown' Core'dinations 'Neutrals' stack from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Cogs' cut on my Ecraft using an SVG by Platypus Creek
Embossing & cogs distressed with my sand block
'5 x 7" card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

We have a fantastic sponsor this month Crafty Ribbons, who are offering the winner a bunch of gorgeous ribbon which you can see here!

Please pop over & see what fab creations the DT have made, don't forget you have until the 13th of June to enter, so no rush!
I'm off to snuggle with Nige & catch up on the TV!
Hugs xx


Debbie said...

Well done to your hubby Nige - he should be very proud of himself.Hope he's resting now.Hope the girls exams went okay and wow what a fab card dearie.Love the embossing folder you've used and what a great image.Big hugs to you dearie.Love Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Just brilliant, never tried steampunk before but you have done it perfectly! Hope hubby's back is better soon!
Helen x

Janice said...

Great card Shell, thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Diva's this week. Well done to your hubby on his climb - he must be gutted about his back not holding out for the rest. Hope he makes a speedy recovery, Jx

Sue B said...

Aww well Nige did really well getting up Ben Nevis - that is a huge achievement in itself !!! you must be really proud of him hun!
Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Shell.. she's fab and your colouring is beautiful !! I love the lush paper and cogs…. it's perfect Steampunk… love it! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hope you sleep well tonight! ;-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute steampunk card! I love the embossed background! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!

Kim. said...

Great card, love this image and the cogs embossing and cogs work really well. Glad Nige is home safe and sound, hope you have slept better.
Kim xXx

coops said...

so stunning shell.i love all the cogs and fabulous image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Shell - great design - love the cogs.
Well done to Nige - hope his back is on the mend.
Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

Very cute card! Love the image and your coloring!
Have a nice day, Shell!

Lesley said...

Fab card Shell, I love the image and cogs! xx

Mrs.B said...

Great background for your image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge,
Avril xx

PapierGirl said...

Awesome detail and your coloring is outstanding!Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday! :)

Kathleen Edwards said...

What a beautiful, stunning birthday card!
I was actually looking for some ideas for birthday cards for friends and I stumbled in "Seize the Birthday" challenge.
Wonderful creations!

Cheers xxxx