Thursday, 29 September 2011

my first Shaker card ......

Hello :)  I have been so busy making DT cards!  Being on 3 Design Teams is a lot of work ... but I'm loving it!  Its making me think more about what I'm creating and what I can do differently.

Today's card I made just because ....... and I tried something I have never done before .... a shaker card.
Well it has been a big learning curve for me!  Firstly the double sided foam stuff I used didn't stick properly and so it kept falling apart.  So then I tried some different tape and this stuck so well and quickly that it was all crooked and I couldn't get the acetate off to try again.  So back to square one and luckily I found some different foam tape and managed to put it together.

 Sorry about the angle ... my daughter is napping so I had to sneak into the kitchen and take this photo ..... there wasn't enough light anywhere else as its a really windy and wet day here today.

 This is it laying down .... but then it's hard to tell it's a shaker card.

 The absolutely gorgeous Druscilla from Tiddly Inks ... I got her as part of my prize from the Tiddly Inks Blog for being the monthly winner in August ... how lucky was I to win!

Just a bit closer for you so you can see the wings a bit better.

I coloured the lovely Druscilla in the following copic markers:-
V12, 15, 17 for dress
BG09 for top
E 31, 35 & 37 for hair
E000, 00, 02 for skin

For her wings I used some Ranger Stickles for the pattern and then carefully went around the rest of the wing area with Ranger Ice Stickles.

Better finish up this post .... the little one is due to wake up any minute ... full of demands :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Tiddly Inks Challenge #66 Use Acrylic
Flutter By Wednesday #173 Anything Goes

oh and that will have to do because I can hear "Mummy!  Mummy!  Mummy!"

See you again later :)
xoxoxo Carly


  1. Gorgeous Carly! I love how you have done the wings! They look fabulous!


  2. This is so pretty Carly. You have coloured her so beautifully. The weather is the same here...we had 41 ml of rain along with some gusty winds!! I was happy to stay inside today.
    Alicia xx

  3. Oh my gosh this is just gorgeous. I love shaker cards, but have never tried one myself.

    Your colouring is gorgeous. Such wonderful job, Druscilla looks spectacular.

    Thanks for joining our Tiddly Inks Acrylic Challenge and good luck with all your other challenges.

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job on your first shaker card!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  5. Fantastic job on your first shaker card! The next one will be even easier.

  6. OOOh, she's exquisite! Love her wings and fab job on the shaker. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

  7. Beautiful!! Stunning creation! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. Very pretty. Gorgeous colours together!


  9. oh wow carly that looks awesome and its your first one? oh my!! my first one had glue all over when it had dried, it looked a disaster!!!
    this is fabulous
    thank you for coming to play with the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xxx

  10. Oh, this is beautiful! What a great card and I love your shaker hearts! So glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks this week!


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