Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Late, but not square at LCI


I was supposed to post this card this morning... naughty me!  I was meant to be putting the finishing touches to it last night, but was a bit shaken up after a very near miss with a 4x4 in the lanes, after he went off the road, through the hedge and fence into a field, to miss the van in front of me, only to come back onto the road right by me.  He missed me by millimetres, and I was pretty freaked out when I got home and realised just how lucky I'd been.  What an idiot driving that fast on country lanes, hope it costs him a fortune to repair the damage!

Anyway, I finished my card off tonight instead, and Kerry (head ladybug!) has promised not to sack me :-D

The lovely Lyndsey has chosen this fortnights challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink and she would like to see

No Squares

After I stopped hyperventilating at not being able to use squares... I always use squares!!... I thought, OK, I'll go with circles and got busy with my circle cutter (I don't have a set of the big nesties, or even a big die cutting machine!).  The simple compass like cutter doesn't cut circles anywhere as neatly as a cie, but it does the job :-D

I used some MME papers from my stash (they are halloween ones, not that there is a lot of the paper left to see!) and black and dark orange cardstock.  Despite it meant to be a spooky card, I couldn't resist adding a TH die cut, lace, ribbons, pins, bows and pearls and a bit more lace!  I also inked up one of the stamps I got from Stampin Up, then coloured in the white bits with some distress ink

I just love colouring up Magnum, please don't ask me how I do the stripes, I just keep adding more colour and, and blend it out with lighter tones from the same colour family until it looks kinda right, there's no science to it :-D  I printed the Pumpkin in a larger than life size, and popped Lily on Magnum's hand.  If you like Magnum, check out all the add-on's that you can get to make him a cat for all seasons here!

It's not a super scary Halloween card, but I hope you like it!

Please may I enter these challenges
Top Tip Tuesday - Get In Shape (my TT is you don't always need expensive dies to make shaped cards, look around you, raid the kid's geomatry kit if need be!)

Thanks for stopping by

Love, Sue xx


Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Sue, this is so darling! I love to see the challenge cards close up, and I saw that little mouse too!! Beautifully colored and a wonderful circular card! So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD challenge! Hugs!

Susan Hogan said...

That cat! So funny - no, not scary but a fabulous Halloween card. Saw this on MIM.

Elaine ♥ said...

How sweet is your card, that cat is so cute and love those pumpkins :)

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week, good luck!

Elaine ♥

Diane said...

Oh Sue what a near miss !! Makes you realise you have to live and enjoy each day as it comes !!

Love, love , love your round Halloween card !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

hugs Diane xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This card is brilliant, I love love love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck! Susan x

Taniaj Scott said...

Love this had to pop over and take a closer look from MIM beautiful Hugs txx

Kerry said...

I'm so glad you were able to finish your fabulicious card Sue after your near miss...foreigners hmph!! Although you can't see all the papers I love how just bits of each one peek through. Magnum and Lily look like they're ready to carve that pumpkin!! xx

Anonymous said...

tehhehhe that is just BRILLIANT! love the cat! tehhehhee hes fun! great shape and colours, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

CraftingMum said...

Very Cute Cat, great card, saw it on MIM.
Louise x

Sandy said...

A fun Halloween card, the cat looks fabulous with his stripes. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So sweet and cute!! Love the circular shape!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

My Creative Therapy said...

Sue Magnum is such a cutie! I've never seen him :) Love the coloring, I'm the same way about the science LOL! Oh and I love the title of your blog too! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
DT Member

Linda Carson said...

This card makes me smile! Love your design, textures and the way you colored Magnum! Thanks for joining ODBD this week!

Susan said...

Fabulous card - love how you've added the add-on pumpkin as a main image.
Ladybug Lisa would love to receive this.....xx