Friday, 6 November 2009

Crafty Calendar Challenge 2 & DU2DS Challenge 25

Happy Friday to you all! We had a fab time at the firework party last night and the fireworks were amazing...there was a big bonfire too which is a real novelty these days as people don't seem to have them anymore! I am off to Great Yarmouth for the weekend this afternoon with's the last majorette competition of the year....and I'm sure you must be able to hear me heave a huge sigh of relief on that one...I'm going armed with electric heaters this time as I refuse to sleep in a cold caravan like we did in Clacton lol!

I've got two cards for you today....the first is for this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge with a theme of WEATHER...there is also an optional extra to use PEARLS on your card but this isn't compulsory!

Here is the recipe for my Crafty Calendar Card
Design Papers : Carol Ann CD
Blue Card Stock : SU!
Digi Image : Doodle Palace (Rain Bear)
Sentiment : Created on the PC
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Embellies : Pearls from my stash!
Tools: SU Scalloped border Punch

My second card is for Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and my lovely teamie Larissa has designed a brilliant SKETCH which really made me think about how I could do my card...thanks Larissa...I really enjoyed this one!

Here is the recipe for my Dare U Digi Stamp Card
Design Papers : Basic Gray
Brown Card Stock : SU!
Digi Image : Pink Petticoat (Little Friends)
Sentiments : Created on the PC
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Embellies : Buttons from my stash!
Tools: CB Embossing Folders

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you may be doing :)


Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Fab cards! Such cute images and great choice of papers.

Hope you have a good weekend in Great Yarmouth (hope it isn't too cold).

Lisa x

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Donna,
Great cards, as always. I love the teddy in the rain image, so sweet.
Good luck to Sophie for the weekend and I hope you both keep warm.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Donna, this is lovely. That bear is so cute...
I really like what you did with the pearl's, very effective.
Have a great time with the girl's, and keep warm...

Sue said...

morning donna,2 really fab cards especcially loving the cheeky monkey..really cute:) enjoy your weekend and good luck to sophie:)


My Little Space said...

Two gorgeous creations Donna, love the way you've used the pearls, and that is deff one very cheeky it!!

Have a great weekend.


Rosietoes said...

Two lovely cards Donna - great images. :)
All the best to Sophie for the weekend. Hope you manage to keep warm.
Edna x

Tara said...

Two fabulous cards Donna..... I love the way you've added the raindrops for the Crafty Calendar Challenge!!
Hugs Tara xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Dona,

Two scrummy cards. Love the pearls for raindrops - nice touch and very effective.
the monkey is really fun - love the sketch.

Hugs Ali x

JanJay said...

Two great cards, just love the pearls as rain drops, what a clever idea, just loving the cheeky monkey too, such a cute image. Fab layouts on both cards.

Have a great weekend - wrap up warm!

Jan x

Juls said...

gorgeous cards! Love your crafty Calender one!! The little yellow pearls are just too cute!! fab!

CraftyC said...

Scrummy cards Donna, love the colours and drops on the first card,a great idea!

Terry Oulboub said...

Well, you know you're just the craftiest - that little monkey card is adorable. I love the complimentary accent color to the browns - really makes it snap. Of course there's my favorite - bear- in blue. You've got me there! The pearl drops for rain drops is UNIQUELY perfect! The coloring is so fine - Donna, you're the tops, girl!

Bev said...

Both cards are amazing sweetie, love both images - that money has such a cheeky face lol. Have a fab weekend x

Georgia said...

Fantastic card Donna, this is so fab! I love the embossing and the buttons and the monkey is so cute! I really like how you've inked around the edge of the image! There's something on my blog for you! :) Have a lovely weekend!
Love, Georgia xx

Catherine said...

Donna your cards are fab ! The first one could be just for me as I am not too well and feeling sorry for myself... I love the papers you have chosen for the second one, wonderful work !

Biscuitlid said...

oooh enjoyed having a browse through what I've missed here whilst I've been away. Love all of these and some fab new images and papers too.

Hope you manage to keep warm over the weekend. We could compare notes over cold caravans and damp villas!


WeirdCat said...

Love both but especially the top one
Ruth x

Suzie Q said...

Hi donna,
What a great couple of cards especially love that lil monkey of course!!
good luck to Sophie in her contest
hope the weather is kind to you
Suzie QX

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards Donna and the images are so sweet! Great designs and papers too. Love what you did with the weather theme and also with Larissa's sketch, so creative. Hope the comp goes well and you don't freeze your toes off this time. Hugs, Chris x

Larissa said...

Cute card Donna! Love that image and I like the texture that you gave to the squares! Have agreat weekend!


Maria Matter said...

Oh these are fabulous!

Love the pearls on your rain bear card...great get well card! I'll have to remember how you colored your grass, I always struggle with knowing how far to extend my coloring pass the image! Love this!

With a house full of little monkeys, this image would be perfect! This is adorable, fun paper and texture!
great job on these Donna!

Hope Sophie & the team have a great competition!

blessings, Maria

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what gorgeous cards. I love them both but especially the cheeky little monkey. Hugs, Denise x

Michelle said...

Brilliant card Donna as are all the others you've been busy making. some super cute images, love the bear in the rain card too!
x Michelle