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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The Creative Cottage Challenge 20...Acetate


Good morning everyone...hope your week is going well and that for you Mum's at home looking after the kiddywinks on school hols...that you are managing to fit some crafting in...I haven't done any this week as I have been working...not fair!

I stitched myself up when it was my turn to chose the theme for this weeks Creative Cottage challenge...I chose ACETATE and thought that's easy...I've done this before and it worked out OK!...back then I didn't try to punch acetate snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch...not a good idea and I would recommend you do not try this at home! Well not unless you are using the correct acetate and not industrial strength acetate like me!

I gave up the snowflake idea and decided on an acetate aperture...this card doesn't look too complicated but it took me flipping ages to put it together and I almost gave up whilst trying to work out how to punch the corners on the fold of the card! I got there in the end though and I'm quite pleased with the end result! My teamies have created some incredibly fab designs this week so please pop over and give them some love...I think they might need it after I put them through the acetate challenge lol!



Digi Image : Digi Stamp Boutique (Rocky & Family)
Design Papers : The Creative Cottage (Robbie & Roxanne)
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Red Card Stock : Papermill
Embellishments : Buttons & Glamour Dust from my Craft Stash!
Tools : Small Snowflake Punch (don't know what make) & MS Punch Around The Page
Sentiment : Created on the PC

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Gorgeous card! I love the sweet Robin family and cute sentiment. The punched corners look fab.

Lisa x

Vicky said...

Morning Donna,
I know what you mean about stitching yourself up, been there done that myself...lol
Love this cutie card, those Robins are so tweet...

I have a sad story about one that my very naughty cat left me as a gift in the dinningroom the other day, I know its in their nature and we have been brought lot's of other pesky birds but it makes me sad to see them bring home beautiful creatures like this.


Hope your keeping well
x
Vicky

Michele said...

Such an adorable card Donna. Love the sweet image you've used and the design also. Hugs Michele x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is beautiful Donna. Well worth the struggle with the acetate!
Clare x

Teri said...

Yeah - I figured that punch thing out myself, LOL!! NOT a good idea - took ages to unjam the thing!
Love the card hun - way cute!
Hugs,
Teri x

Lia said...

beautiful card donna I love the stamp and your sketch is great
hugs lia

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Donna,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rebekah said...

A very challenging challenge Donna but why the heck not?! This is a lovely aperture card and great simple colours hugs Rebekah xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
gorgeous card, super cute image, luv the design, very pretty, sue,x

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Donna, very clean and your acetate and corners looks great. Hope you find more craft time but even I struggle with all the kids at home!
Clairex

nessy said...

rocking robbin ...rocking card donna ~ just how sweet are tose birds??? gorgeous card!!
vanessa xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooohh - this one is fabulous Donna! Love those tiny snowflakes and buttons!

Deanne :)

Catherine said...

What a delicious card Sweetie ! I love the image - the little boots are too cute ! - and the corners look stunning ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card, Donna!! I love the punched corners & distressing!! The image is darling!!

Sandra said...

Well it was well worth the time you spent making this Donna...love it!everything works so well together...the white and red colour scheme is fabby and how cute is that image...the corners are just the perfect finish too!...
must see if i can find my acetate.

Take care
San x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fabby as always Donna. I'll be singing about robins all day now lol. hope you are well. Mwah!! Hugs Ali x

Georgia said...

Wow, fabulous Christmas card Donna! I love the use of acetate and the colours and cute image look gorgeous, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Donna - love how you've used tge acetate. I found this a tough challenge!

Wedgie xxx

Cheryl said...

This is soooo cute! I love this image. I think I am going to have to go shopping.

My Little Space said...

Donna, this is such a pretty card, well done with sticking with it!! Well worth all your effort.

Mandy

chris said...

How did I miss this its sooooooo cute. hugs chris xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Hey Donna super cute card hun - looks great def worth the effort x
I also struggled with this challenge - def out of my comfort zone but that is why we call them challenges !
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Lynsey said...

This is such an adorable Christmas card Donna! Love the acetate!
Hugs Lynsey x

Tracy said...

love this card Donna its so elegant and stylish. fabulous work. Tracy x

Chris said...

Fabulous card Donna, it makes me feel all Christmassy and I love how you punched the corners is looks superb, might borrow that if you don't mind? :D. Hugs, Chris xxx

Love to Doodle! said...

..........loooooooooove it Donna....the colours and design are fab....such a stunning creation....xx

Poppy said...

aww so cute,love the robins.
poppy

Terry Oulboub said...

How did I miss this cute little card? I love the corner punches - they really add elegance to the card and the ink distressing is great! I love the image - so cute and fun! The scallop circles are neat too!