Monday 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's day and my first Clipart Fairy Design Team post.

Way back in August of last year, the Clipart Fairy had a design team call, I love her stuff and think I own nearly everything in her store LOL! I would love to have been able to apply but I didn't have a blog. My hubby suggested I start one and then if there was ever another design team call I could apply, I uuummmed and aaahhhed for a month or two and then in October last year I finally took the plunge and set up Digiredoodah. Since then I have become a design team member for both Polkadoodles and Teddy Bo and am loving every minute of it, but last week Wendy (the clipart fairy) emailed me and asked me if I would like to be on her team, how could I not say yes!, after all she is the whole reason this blog is up and running, so here it is my first Design Team post for the Clipart Fairy.

My first card is made using elements from loung girl country chic 1, Baxter red roses and Bailey red roses. I printed my design onto linen card from the Paper Mill, printing one of the patterned papers onto the reverse, once folded this would make the inside. I scored and folded down the side of the letter L,( part of the V was folded to the back) then cut around the letters and made the back square. I printed out a second copy of Love and cut out the V and the heart, cut the centres from both hearts, added acetate, filled with confetti hearts and little no hole beads and layered them together using shaker tape. I printed Baxter and Bailey twice, I tucked Baxter behind the second V and secured him in place before layering the V's together using foam tape, I cut out his little arm and decoupaged it over the V. I layered Bailey up over the heart using foam pads,  glamour dusted around the letters and added some card candy picked up at the Sincerely Yours craft show in Leigh last year.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bee-crafty - Hearts
AI factory - Valentines day/love
Cupcake Craft Challenges - I (heart) you
Pear Tree Designs - Valentines day

My second card uses Bohemian papersBohemian frames and Bohemian frames Lounge girl 1. I made the martini glass and wordart myself in photoshop.

I printed the background card with one of the plain bohemian papers, using a striped one for the mat and a floral one for the insert. I used ribbon from my stash across the mat and tied into a bow, then layered the rectangle frame over it with foam pads, I cut out my girl in the glass, added her to the card and decoupaged her up, again using foam pads. I used another rectangle of card to make the steps at the front of the card and added my wording to this. Again everything has a liberal sprinkling of glamour dust.
I like the look of the front steps and have lots of ideas, so expect to see more cards using this element.

I managed to find a couple of challenges that aren't based around love and hearts to enter this card into:

Etsy inspired by this from Glowgirl - (pattern on insert and frames)
Our creative corner - Cut it out
Catch the bug - different fold  (front steps) hope they count!

If you have never visited the Clipart Fairy, head over to her store and have a look around, there is lots to see and the prices are great, there is also a good selection of freebies if you have a look back through her blog.

**edited to add** Woohoo, Wendy has just added a freebie cocktail glass on her blog, inspired by my design.


Gayle Cook said...

These are FAB Colette.....where do you find the time?!!?

FairyD x

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards, especially the valentines one!

Thanks for joining us over at PTD and good luck.

Lou x

Clairebears said...

Ohhhh I love them!

Well done of the DT :0)

Love Clairebears x

The Fairy said...

Fab cards as always Colette :)
and a huge thank you for joining the DT over at theclipartfairy :)

Wendy x

Lori Rider said...

Lovely job - these are two beautiful and creative cards! Great images, coloring and cutting on both of them. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Jacquel said...

Very cute card & the image is gorgeous! Love the colors you used too...thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous cards, but my fazve is the LOVE one! So cute! thanks for joining in at Cupcake! Shelly x

Susie said...

Gorgeous cards, the Love one is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Arlene said...

Fabulous cards!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

These are both terrific cards. I really like how you cut out the letters for Love in gingham on the first card and the second one is so funny. Love the rhyme and your girl is a glass is a hoot. Terrific job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Flutterby Trina said...

Both cards are lovely, I Love the bear one, so adorable love the papers and the whole idea! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good Luck



pickle said...

Stunning creations Colette. Especially the love card ..very creative xxKerryxx

Karen said...

Hi Colette, congratulations on being chosen for another design team; the fact that it is for the Clipart Fairy who are one of your favourites is a bonus! Love both of cards. Your designs are always fabulous the papers, images and colours on these are perfect. Your cards are full of so many details, there is always more to look at. Well done!!! Love, Karen xx

Karen said...

Oh, I forgot to say Thanks for your help tonight with the Double Twisted Easel Card I was having trouble with - the problem was blindingly obvious once you had pointed it out! Duh! :-)

de said...

Wow, love both cards! Your EIC card is amazing! Love the details and the pop!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, especially the second one for our EIC challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Etsy Inspired this week!

Lou Mac said...

Tow gorgeous cards - I love the Valentine's one with the little bear peeking out from behind the 'V' - what a brill idea!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Valentine's' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Melissa S. said...

Well now that is a very clever different kind of fold. Both cards. Thank You so much for shareing with us at Catch The Bug this week.

Faye said...

Gorgeous cards, love how you've incorporated the hearts into the first. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Tammy Miller said...

What a GORGEOUS cards. I love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Different Fold Challenge!.