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Sunday, 24 April 2011

STAMPTACULAR # 108 "Pile it On" to make a Totally Gorjuss card with Crafty Emma in mind!

Hello again, Peeps!
Time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and this week our theme is "Pile it On". We want to see at least five layers on your cards or projects. Our sponsor for the whole of April is the magnificent Magnolia-licious who are offering one lucky winner two special Minis, and we have an additional sponsor this week -the equally brilliant Teddy Bo whose prize is three gorgeous digis!
I made two cards for this challenge the first one is for my soon-to-be-7 year old niece. She is very into princesses and pink.
What my card lacks in design style it (hopefully) makes up for in pure pile-it-on factor. In honour of Magnolialicious I have used one of Tilda's windows in which to seat Teddy Bea. It's no mean feat combining a rubber stamp with a digital image but I managed it quite well. I had to print Bea first, print her again onto a mask and then stamp the window over the top of the masked Bea. The trick is in figuring out the right size of the digital image for the rubber image. She is coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

Papers are DCWV from the Luxury stack and Garden Party which is pre-embossed and sparkly. The balloon is a sticker and I cut the number 7 with my Cricut. The carriage is another little stamp by Imaginisce and the hearts are little toppers from Lakeland. The wooden crown embellishment was in a bag of goodies I won from Quixotic Paperie. I primed it, painted it and then used it as a stencil to cut out the DP for a cover. It has plenty of bling and is attached to a broach pin so it can be removed from the card and worn. It is attached to the card with a Post It sticky which hopefully won't tear the sentiment printed underneath when the broach is removed. This is not a classy card I know but I suspect my 7 year old niece will like it.
I am entering this card into this week's Totally Gorjuss challenge - they want us to "Bling it on"!

For my second card, which is for one of my BILs, I opted for a more understated look whilst still keeping to the "Pile it On" theme. Teddy Bo is coloured with Copics and Promarkers again but has two additional decoupaged layers. I used several mounts between the card base and the image - the DP is part of a DCWV Once Upon a Time stack and was perfect for this little cutie. An EK Success journalling border punch topped with a Basic Grey scalloped sticker border adds a little extra embellishment. I didn't want to cover up too much of the DP imagery so I stamped my SU sentiment onto acetate and the scenery is just visible behind it. The final touch was a Dress It Up button fish hook/fly thingy. It's for an older guy so I opted not to use lots of embellishment but it does have 10 layers excluding the base, same as Teddy Bea above!
I am entering this card into this week's challenge at Crafty Emma's Store - they want to see "Spring colours or a Spring image".   With these wonderful sunny days we are experiencing in England this Spring - a spot of fishing in a lush green glade with just a light waistcoat and a hat to keep the sun off seems just the ticket! 
Don't forget to stop by our Challenge site to see all the lovely makes from my teamies and if you are joining in with our challenge this week (and we do hope you will, don't forget to stamp!  We don't call it STAMPtacular for nothing!
PS - for those of you who read my post last Sunday, I am pleased to say that my FIL's op went according to plan and he seems to be recovering nicely!


xxxtglxxx said...

I love your Teddy Bo's Lesley - they are coloured fabulously! :)

Gorgeous cards, both of them, and lots of beautiful details.



Vicky said...

Hi sweetie WOWWWWWWWW 2 absolutely amazing cards the one for your niece is soooo pretty & girly & all princess like....its gorgeous hun I'm sure she will love it.
The teddy bo one I absolutely adore would you believe I coloured him in the other day cus hubby likes him think its the fishing thiing lol. I've even coloured mine the same colours which is kinda freaky hat is a browny type colour with a green band lol. Your colouring on both of these is fantatsic hun.
Oh & congrats on your win on your on your Elisabeth Bell card you truly deserve it hun.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Fiona said...

2 great cards Lesley...I love that crown...really adds the princess feel.


Céline said...

Hi Lesley!
your cards are absolutly amazing, the first one si so féerique....

dolcreations said...

Wowzers Lesley....your two cards are amazing! I just love your idea with the window seat for Teddy Bea! really nailed it that is for sure! Love the fishing Teddy! Very handsome little guy in the greens! Glad to hear your FIL is really doing well!

Janiel/ janny said...

Okay girlie your killing me here!!! LOL.... These cards are amazing!! The details are fab!!!
I wanted to pop over and wish you a very HAPPY SAFE EASTER PQ!!
big hugs, Janiel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I LOVE Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea and these are 2 fab cards. Love the bling on the first. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x

Mishelflos Paper Creations said...

Lovely cards:) I say ALWAYS bring on the bling!!
michelle x

Mina said...

Im so pleased your FIL is improving Lesley thats brilliant news...your two Teddybo cards are stunning, you made the top one look like a real life princess and the fisherman is perfect for a mans cards...I must have a go at this challenge...Happy Easter to you and those you love
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Two stunners Lesley!! Saw the Princess card in real life and it was beautiful - all that trouble to combine the images - only you, only you!!! Love your card for our spring theme at CES - perfect scene and perfect colouring!! Juliexx

jojoscraps said...

Hi Lesley
Two cards! And they are both awesome. The first is so pretty and perfect for a little girl. Any guy would love the receive the second as well. Happy Easter!
Jo xx

Jacee said...

Such fab cards Lesley, you've spoilt me as I can't pick a favourite I love them both, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee

Jane said...

WOW!! Lesley these are both stunning! gorgeous colouring and I love all the girly details on the first one! hugs, jane x

Faye said...

Oh Lesley, two completely fabulous cards. As I've said before, I love all the attention to detail you put into your work. Lovely. Hope you've had a great Easter weekend. Mmmmwah. xxx

Bron said...

These are two fantastic cards. I love all the layers you have used. Your have coloured Teddy Bo so well. Hugs from Bron :D

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What fantastic makes.

So much gorgeous detail and so many special elements.

I was pleased to read your FIL has got on OK. I bet he loved your card.

I hope you had a good Easter break.

Love Jules xx

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Wow, these two are both so beautiful! Love your princescard in pink. How you put Teddy Bo in the window and that beautiful crown.
The fishing Teddy is also gorgeous, and I really like how you put your image on this very good choosen DP.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Hugs Marianne

kaylou said...

aww wow such a gorgeous spring card, thanks for joining us at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Annette said...

Oh Lesley, how absolutely adorable are those Teddy Bo's? Love your creation & all those yummy layers, the gorgeous papers....gorgeous!