Hazel - Girl Spy

Hazel - Girl Spy
Hazel - Girl Spy

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Technophool overcomes!

I managed to enter the two challenges! Sorry to all those for whom this is just a walk in the park but it's new to me and I always manage to muck thinks up where technology is involved. Hence the term 'Technophool' - I have a go but usually end up scuppered or asking for help. I want to be proficient but am not correctly genetically programmed to succeed,

Anyway I have another two cards to post which I have entered in Docrafts challenges which are well inside my comfort zone.

The first is my favourite challenge, the Digi challenge; I like hunting out a suitable digi stamp and then colouring up (big kid really). Skated (Kate) asked us to use an animal digi, bold colours and to follow her layout.

The digi and sentiment are by Sliekje, who gives out lovely free digi stamps. They were coloured with Promarkers and matted onto red, yellow and blue coredinations cardstock. I embossed the blue and yellow card just to add a bit of texture and then added a button to comply with the circle shape on Kate's layout template. I think this would be considered as a CAS card (clean and simple) but I'm not sure.

The second is for Clares Challenge 4 Jan and although it looks like a Tilda challenge I entered it because Clares Inspiration photo was of some beautiful pinky-cream orchids which reminded me of a recycled item I had  saved from a Christmas present. I couldn't just throw it away but had no idea of how to use it as it was a scalloped card circle stuck to the most beautiful flowery paper. I could not separate the two without ruining both.

I used Tilda because I like her and I wanted a contrast colour so I used light blue Promarkers to tie in the other colours. The paper and card panel is matted onto coredinations cardstock and a 14cm square cardblank. I considered going larger but it didn't work. The whole thing had to be fairly simple or it would get too fussy so I used a bit of red and pink card candy to give a little 'lift'. I mucked up Tilda's skin by using Ivory and Putty - I think it makes her face look grubby and I should have tested it first rather than let myself be carried away by enthusiasm.

Having spent my waking hours till now (three hours) messing about on line I have to shower and change and get down to Curry's to complain. Who thinks I have been prevaricating all morning trying to avoid this inevitable confrontation - Mr H? We have ordered a new stove and they were meant to confirm delivery and installation last Friday and despite assurances we have heard nothing! I'm the one who gets to deal with it - Mr H doesn't do confrontation with strangers!

That'll teach me, cheerio for now, Hazel x


  1. these two are fabulous Hazel...gorgeous bright colours on the first one and the second is so pretty and girly and your colouring is fabulous
    Mina xxx

  2. I am so slow getting round so far this month - mental note to self "need to do better" !

    I remember when I first entered a challenge, scary stuff or what, don't ask me how but I managed to link the the persons blog where I had read about the challenge and not the challenge blog.

    It all comes clear with time, so well done for making the first steps and with two great cards.

    B x