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Saturday, 19 October 2013

A Dirty Martini for the Hubster and some EXCITING news!

It's Saturday
OMG - It IS Saturday 
and I'm late with one of Jen's fab sketches from
This week we are sponsored by the wonderful

Who kindly offered the DT some images to play with.  I chose this fabulous Martini Pin Up Sassy, which you can find if you scroll down this page here, and coloured her with Copics and Promarkers.   For the purposes of this card she is supposed to represent  me (in my dreams - and no doubt in the Hubster's too)!
My papers are a mix of Bearly Mine (in the circular image panel) and My Minds Eye and I added some Martini embellishments but my favourite part of this card is, in fact, the zip.  
Back in January I came across this card that I made (and posted on my blog) 3 years ago. I was thinking wouldn't it be great if instead of the laced opening I created on the DP, I could use a zip.  
There didn't seem to be any zipper dies out there so I cobbled together the attached picture of a zip and sent it, together with a copy of my red anniversary card and an explanation of my idea to THE Marianne of Marianne Designs and she created this die number CR1260 which should be available from your local stockist at least as a pre-order item from next week.  HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!?

I cut the zipper out twice and used one above and beneath the circle on my Martini card and one below and beneath the circle to make it look like a much longer zip.  I have SO many ideas for this new die that I can't wait to use it again and I'm so grateful to Marianne for making my idea a reality.

But getting back to today's Sketch Saturday sketch - do share some love with my teamies and come and play along with us.

I am entering my card into the challenge at Bearly Mine (I used one of their DPs) for challenge 108 "Anything Goes"


Janice said...

How clever are you! Not only a brilliant card but a fantastic die too. What a clever idea and like you, I can't wait for that die to be released, oh yeah, u got urs! But u know what I mean! Jx

Turtle In The Sand said...

This is exciting. Marianne making a die from your design. Wow, I am impressed. I will have to pre-order that one just in your honor. Did you know that you and I are twins? We are. I look just like that when I sit in a martini glass too! Hugs, Lesly lovely card hon.

Mrs A. said...

Brill idea and wonderful that it was made reality. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

How cool! Congrats on having your idea brought to life. The card looks amazing. Don't we all wish we could look like your martini girl. Hugs!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I need another new die now after seeing this Lesley, Gorgeous card
Kevin xx

Debra Miller said...

Love the zipper die, how cool is that! Wonderful card Lesley! Hugs, Deb

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Designing dies now too! Wow! It's a great idea too. Fab card, you've rocked the sketch x

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Lesley, love the design especially the zip. You must be chuffed to bits, well done hun.

Donna x

anita01 said...

Hai lieve Lesley,

Ook ik ben even druk geweest maar vergeet jou niet hoor. Kom even bij je genieten en die rits is echt te leuk. Bijna in de winkels te vinden hier dus hoop ook dat ik hem mag krijgen whahaha. Je verhaal is super leuk en heb weer genoten.

Liefs uit Holland van Aniet xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous lesley.the zip looks fantastic and i love your stunning sassy image :D

xx coops xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Bravo on the zipper die! I need one of those!!! This is so super cute, I love it.

Vannessa said...

This is fantastic lesley and congrats on having your die design made by Marianne no less!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Anonymous said...

Love the zip, very creative
Hugs Julie P

Alex H. said...

Your card is so great.. all the fantastic decorating elements.. and this zipper die is WOW... LOVE IT!
Hugs, Alex H.

Julie said...

Wow, fabulous!! Clever you to design that zip die - nothing like it out there! I can't wait to get my hands on one. Your card is awesome, the cocktail girl fits perfectly with your zipper! Hugs, Juliexx