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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Twist on Springtime for LCI

Hello!

Where did the last week go!  There was me with all good intentions to post something in the week, and time just ran away with me!

Ah well, at least I'm on time for this weeks LCI challenge which is


Now, I know my card is a bit unusual, but that's kinda me all over :-D  While the rest of the DT have gone with the happier, more fragrant, flowers are blooming, we're all out and about without the winter woolies track, I went  for a sideways look at the challenge... you know that thing we all hate... the Spring Clean.  Having said that there is something quite satisfying about being able to throw open all the windows, take all the curtains down and give them a good freshen up, and getting all ready for the warmer months.  Not that I'll be doing any of that just yet as snow has returned and it's freezing here at the moment!  Anyway, the downside about all that washing of anything and everything is the huge pile of ironing it generates... and I hate ironing with a passion!  But this year, as every year I'll keep going until it's all done

Sooo... here's my sideways twist on Springtime...


I used the newly-released-as-a-Digi-Stamp "Ironing Nikki", have to say I don't look anywhere near as cheerful when I'm ironing!


Do you like her sparkly slippers??  I fiddled about and used the out-of-the-box technique (bit of a fiddle doing three areas out of the frame of the die, but I got there (without decapitating Nikki... whoo hoo!).  I could try and explain how to do it, but there's a great video here, which will do a much better job than me!

I printed a pretend dictionary definition on the PC, made it into a banner shape, distressed it and matted it onto black CS


Then it was a simple case of matting and layering some MME papers onto cardstock, tying a ribbon, adding a bow and assembling my card onto a Kraft cardblank


29 comments:

Rose said...

Sue, your beautifully colored and beyond-the-edge die cut Ironing Nikki looks fabulous on this fun Springtime card! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Sally said...

Love your take on the Spring challenge Sue. I get Mike to do all the ironin here!!!
Fab cad and love the sentiment.
Hugs Sally xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Never mind where did last week go where has this year gone!
Fabulous card Sue, I love your take on spring lol and fabby colouring.
Great card below too, I think the 21 was my favourite of the TTA release
Hugs Laurie xx

Kerry said...

I'm with you on the ironing front but there is something satisfying watching the creases disappear under the steam of the iron! Love the green...so bright and fresh...and the sentiment is fun. I'm going to watch that video and see if I can do the out of the box technique xx

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Super fun card and I wish I could say I ironed!! Love your card with the bright colors and your adorable image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

Heather P. said...

Totally cute!!

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous card. I love the image, colour, design and the sentiment is so perfect for me! I'm lucky if i ever see the bottom of my ironing basket but thats cos i prefer to craft than iron! hehehe . Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck.Hugs, Jill x

Anna Jasiolek said...

LOL, this card made my day! Love this beautiful green ribbon, so fresh! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Fabulous card and colors Sue. I saw this on MIM. Faye

~Tammy~ said...

Super cute! Love the bright spring green! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!

Whimsey said...

LOL - love the twist!! Great colors you've used; lovely!!

Lisa Jane said...

LOve your interpretation of the spring theme and those citrus colours are gorgeous
Lisa x

Jac said...

I love this what a fab take on 'spring' made me smile, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Josephine said...

Lovely card - such cheerful colours!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Jennifer Grissom said...

This card is great! Thanks for sharing at MIM.

Sister Act Card Challenge said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Olivia said...

A lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Mary J said...

Perfect Sue! Gorgeous card and the sentiment is me down to a t!

Susan said...

Perfect Sue - great idea - made me laugh !!
Lovely colours and layout xx

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic.. looks like my house LOL Never ending laundry :) Although.. I don't iron LOL!! Unless its paper :p Love your colors!! Perfect!! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck! I hope I see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Adrian said...

2 cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Tricia G. said...

Absolutely adorable! Visiting from MIM…btw hop over to my blog at http://www.cardsbytrish.blogspot.com and sign up to win my blog candy I’m giving away!

Taniaj said...

Lovely card and colours. Great fun image, I have visited from MIM hugs Txx

Avril Ann said...

WOW, I truly love this card, what a brilliant image and the spring colours are just what we need, after the weather we have had this week, Sue, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Fabulous card!! Thank you for joining CMM Challenge! Lilia DT

Cathy said...

Simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining in this week's Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

alicaz said...

Love it! Wonderful coloring and the sentiment is perfect for it - and very true ;)
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

butterfly said...

Love her pile of co-ordinated laundry! I came in search of your Southern Girls DT piece - so pretty in pink... but just as happy to find this fresh, fun piece for now!!
Alison x

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