Saturday, 22 October 2011


Good evening fellow bloggers :)  I hope you are well.

My printer has given up!  It's a terrible terrible terrible thing!  Not long ago we purchased this 'continuous ink' supply thing which has been terrific and we have heaps of ink in reserve and extra bottles .... and now the printer has died!  I know they are not that expensive to buy new .... but this model is no longer available ... which wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have a couple of hundred dollars worth of ink sitting here waiting to be used!  Arrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

So in my frustration I created a card ... thankfully had this image already printed!  I really wanted to do a DT card for Stamping With The Dragon tonight .... have a lovely new image I wanted to colour ..... oooohhhh you are going to love it!  But you will have to wait until next week to see it ... he he he .....

Ok ... so anyway this is tonight's creation.

 This is my first monochromatic image!  What do you think?  I enjoyed colouring it .. even though I had no idea what I was doing!  I only used three copics ... C00, C1 and C3 and when I got to the hair my C3 started running out and I don't have a re-inker for it yet ... but just managed to finish thankfully.  He is a Tickled Pink digi stamp called Lil Lad Stefan.

I used a black base card and then some paper I found in my stash ... I think it is Kaszazz paper.  Used some orange card down the bottom and ran it through an embossing folder in the Cuttlebug.

My dear friend suggested I used Twine!  wow .. twine .. this sounds exciting .... but sadly I don't have any and I like to complete a card in one sitting (otherwise I get distracted and start colouring another image) ... so no twine meant that I had to use ribbon.

Note to self ..... buy some twine!

When I put it all together it seemed to be very plain and even though that's my middle name (not really ...) I wanted to try something a little different.  So I got out a Tangerine coloured ink pad and a piece of sponge and dabbed it all around the outside of the paper and cardstock.  Looking better ... but the image then looked to stark.  So using the same technique I went around the outside of the image.

And what you see above is the end result.  I'm happy with it ... and am going to give it to my Nephew next month for his 15th Birthday!  Yippeeeeeee ... now I've just got to think of what to get him for a gift.

Ok well I have really waffled on tonight ... thanks for sticking with me ... can totally understand if you skimmed through though :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Tickled Pink Challenge #42 - Masculine
Some Odd Girl Challenge - Black and White
Paper Crafting Journey - Black, White, Orange colour challenge

xoxoxox Carly


  1. That´s a gorgeous card Carly!!!!
    Lol about the copic =) It happened to me with C1 and that´s really frustrating =D
    Love that you inked the edges of the papers, it looks fabulous!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week =)

  2. I like the embossing and ink sponging technique used on the card!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  3. Great male card for your nephew :)
    Gorgeous colouring in the grey shades, looks perfect.
    Beautiful to ink around the edge :)
    Thanks for joining us at TPS challenge this week and I hope to see you again next time!

  4. I think it looks great, I really like how it looks and I like the edges of your image too, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps challenges, hugs, martina

  5. hi hun
    what a fab card what a nuisance about your printer!!
    hugs sandra my blog

  6. Great card Carly, i like the image and papers.
    Kevin xx

  7. Wow, this is really awesome and what a fabulous layout! Hugs, Karen
    P.S. I've candy on my blog!

  8. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

    Laura PCJDT

  9. Great masculine card, love the colors! Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!

  10. oh you did an amazin gjob here!
    thnx for playing with us at TPS challenges!!!

  11. Really cool card!!! Thanks for joining us at TPS challenges this week!

  12. Cool card, thanks for joining our B&W Challenge on Some Odd Girl.


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