Saturday, 30 April 2011

Outta this world :-)

Good morning!!  Did you see the Royal Wedding yesterday... I tuned into the service and missed the build up, but oh my wasn't Catherine's dress exquisite??  So elegant, timeless, classic and modern all at the same time.  They really looked like a young couple in love... ahhh, you caught me, I'm a softy at heart.  Just normally hidden :-)

In between watching the wedding, and yelling at the kids !!) I got in some crafty time in while HB was out helping my BIL with his Mini, which is due to come out of it's winter hiberation and go for it's MOT ready for the run to Brighton in a couple of weekends time.  Tomorrow we are planning on going to Brands Hatch where our friend Bill Richards is racing.  HB's company now sponsors Bill, so fingers crossed he has a good race - his car is incredible and beats cars that on paper you would think he'd have no chance against (think BMW's/Suberu's...) .  Bill also gave our Mini a little tune up this week - I haven't driven it since, but HB report's it's really made a difference, and the new suspension has made it more responsive, but that he'd really, really like a new set of wheels and tyres (see black hole comment above!!)

Ah well, enough rambling, onto the card

I kept this card quite plain, just CS and stamping.  The inside has been decorated to match the front :-)

The sentiment stamp is from the Whimsy stamps set I got the other day, and I stamped it onto a tag I cut using the Plaintain Schoolbook cartridge on the Cricut.  The Jute is from Ladybug Crafts Ink, and the button is from my stash

I also used my Cricut to cut the star, and I got the little lost Alien from a stall at Ally Pally - no idea who they where, but I will say it was a bit of a bun fight to have a rumage through all the loose stamps, but some of them, like this little guy were different, and who could resist!!

I've coloured him with Copics, and then added some Silver accents to his spacecraft :-)  The star is mounted on 3D pads and then the spacecraft it curved and layered on 2 pads in the middle, graduating from one to none to give some extra dimension.  I made another one of these, but as a Happy Birthday card, which adds to my Men's Cards collection :-)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges

That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh what fun image . I love the embossing -like the night sky.
Have a great day at the racing
Lisa x

Julie said...

Fab Sue! Such a cheeky looking guy! Glad you shared it with the Southern. Enjoy the long weekend,Julie x

Denise and Louise said...

Fab card - love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Kitty said...

This is super cute, love it!

Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at MAWTT.

Kitty xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue, hope you have had a great day. Your card is great, I love the embossed paper and I love what you have done with the twine. Have nice evening. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Peggysue said...

Wonderful Fun card Sue! Great job of adding dimension to the spacecraft. So Cute. Thanks for playing in our Make It POP challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

Anita said...

Very cute Sue and I love the embossed sky.

WencheP said...

Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.



Hope you've had a great day - love this fun card - it really made me smile! Thank you so much for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

kelli said...

Cute little alien card! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

This is a fantastic the design and the simplicity. :)