Tuesday 19 June 2012

When all else fails.... use DST!

Crafters of a nervous disposition, go no further, and if you must, then do so at your own risk LOL!

We are halfway through Team B's challenge on Teddy Bo, and as it is not my teams turn this time around, we can use any Teddy Bo image we like for our cards..

Now if you have already caught a glimpse of my card you are probably wondering What the !#@%,...my four year old could do better LOL!, but there is a reason why it is sooooooo very messy - this card is for my friends husband - he is the world's worst decorator, and will quite happily tell you that himself. every join in the paper shows, the top and bottom of every strip is badly cut and most of the corners are peeling away from the walls. There is usually more paper and paste on the floor and him than on the walls!
One day after redecorating, when he was bemoaning the fact that all the corners were peeling away already, I made some flippant comment about lending him my red extra tacky double sided tape, and it has become a bit of a standing joke between us whenever something needs fixing, and that's the reason my card is so messy, I hadn't even had a glass of wine when I made it, honest LOL!

The image is a cut down version of TB_166 - Bo is actually painting a heart on the full image so I just coloured the bits I wanted to use and once printed, just cut away all the parts I didn't want. 
The flooring and wallpaper are from Echo Park Digital Kit Happy Days, the "artexed" ceiling was made using a Cuttlebug snow folder, the skirting board and picture rail from Kraft card, and the splats of wallpaper paste on the walls, ladder and dripping from Bo's ear are Tim Holtz white picket fence crackle paint. The "red tape" is actually..... red tape LOL!

There are no Teddy Bo new releases this week,but there are some fab new Fairydoodler images, so pop over to the store and check them out.

Head over to the challenge blog and check out Team B's fabulous creations, using a mix of last weeks Teddy Bo releases and this weeks Fairydoodler images.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Amanda said...

This is so wonderful, love the way the paper is peeling. I have used my atg gun to stick the wallpaper back down in my dining room lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Karen said...

Oh Colette that story is so funny - we've all been there! I love the card, and you've even put the artex at the top! The Teddy Bo image is great and you're design is fabulous!
Karen x

Chrissy said...

Well, I think it is fantastic... a brilliant idea and it actually dosn't look messy, it is fabulous.
I have a Son in law who is a DIY Disaster....this would suit him to a tee..lol..


Gayle Cook said...

OMG...that's hysterical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I glued our kitchen and bathroom tiles in our first house with my hot glue gun!!! Worked a treat!!!! Fabulous card....you need to show the girls on our blog it...xxxx

Jill said...

Just hysterical and fantastic at the same time!!
Like always you make the most creative and wonderful cards Colette and I truly feel so lucky to have you as my captain!
Love the whole thing sweetie :)
Big hugs

Anonymous said...

This card is just so funny! It made me chuckle! Brilliant Hugs Woo xx

Daniele said...

this is wicked Colette, actually it would be perfect for my hubby as I remember him tackling the decorating once and there were more bubbles under the paper than there are in an Aero bar, consequently I redid it and have been the decorator ever since, in fact I finished the dining room last night at 10:00, he just makes the tea....lol

Kerri said...

this is a great card I am in the middle of my daughter's grad and man are we up to our eyeballs with tape...great card love it!!!

Anonymous said...


I just love this card. It looks so effective and what a great idea for a male card! Just brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah x

Craftdee said...

This is BRILLIANT!! I love humour, and your friend's hubby sounds exactly like my uncle; many years ago my Aunty asked him to hang a picture, he did it so badly she's never asked him to do any DIY again... you just wonder who "won", don't you? lol. Wait a minute, I do all the decorating in our house... mmmm. This card is seriously good, love your roll of wallpaper) I may just have to grab the image as soooo many scenarios spring to mind :-) TFS, Donna ☺