Monday, 2 August 2010

Gerry In Gingham in a Die Cut Challenge!

Sorry I'm sooo late with this post, but I have been very busy. It's my Mum and Dad's 60th wedding Anniversary this Thursday and I've been sorting things out so I could put a little piece in the local paper about them. Well, you know how I rattle on, so was a bit surprised when they rung and said they needed more! I'd written a whole page!
"Yes, we know," said Roz the reporter, "but...we need their name!!"
Mum and Dad just wouldn't do! (Oops!)
Also something else is going on, which I'm very excited about, but I'm not going to tell you about that yet!
And I won Die Cut Dreams Acetate Challenge the other week and was given the choice of two challenges to join them as a guest designer. Well, I had to choose the first challenge, which has gone out today. It was to use anything you wish, any colour you wish as long as your creation has Gingham on it somewhere. So I've chosen one of my own digi's Gelly the Giraffe, although I might call this one Gerry The Giraffe, as he's a little different from the freebie that was available a few weeks back. I changed him especially for the challenge. I've used green and yellow gingham, a freebie download available on my sign bar.
I've paper pieced the giraffes, 3D-ed the left one and also flipped him to make a mirror image. (I've used a pastel yellow ProMarker to darken the spots) I've also taken a few pictures to show you how I did it.
I first printed out four giraffe's on yellow gingham but after thinking about it, I realised I needed two of them printed out on green gingham too.
I fixed the green gingham Gerry onto a white panel and then after turning the yellow image face down onto the palm of my hand, circled my finger round until the paper curved a little, then fixed it over the green Gerry using Pinflare silicon glue. I've used Woodware and Martha Stewart Lace and fern punches. The rest was from my stash.
Since I've taken these pictures I've added some Stickles glitter to the flowers, which you can see on the first card (betcha didn't notice!)

Now the font is a freebie, (Of course) you've probably got it as it's used widely in commercial cards and other places too. It's called Curlz Mt and you can down load it from HERE and also Here or just Google the name.
I'm hoping to add this card to a few challenges. I had a few in mind but as usual, have forgotten where! Note to self, right them down!!

Now, you have loads of inspiration over on
Die Cut Dreams and a link to freebies ginghams here, so there's no excuse not to join in the challenge!!

New Followers!! Hi and ((((big wave))) welcome to Michele's Scrappy World who's on The B team over on OSAAT and fellow DT member. And Hi to Liza, who I'm guessing I 'know' from the Madabout Cards Forum, (Only I might be wrong!) Liza hasn't started her blog yet!! That's it from me, thank you for stopping by.
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  1. such a cute image, and great folds on the card!!! thanks so much for playing along with us at IDIC.

  2. What a neat card, love how it folds in and out--interesting in the good way, what a fun card for the recipient to receive and play with :-)

  3. Love the card. My inlaws celebrate their 60th this week too, Said the didn't want a party so booked a holiday, then decided they did want a party, so no prizes for guessing who gets to organise it all!

  4. This card is Gorgeous! Thanks soooo much for the tutorial, brilliant! and the freebie. What a gal your are for sharing. Don't know what's happening today but your the second blog Iv'e been on with secrets!
    Will be back!!!!

  5. This is just too darn cute, I love it :D And, I wanna know the secret! :P

  6. Spyder, I love, love this card. Your giraffe is adorable. And, thanks for describing the making of it. It is a beautiful fancy fold card. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations (Robyn's Fetish).

  7. Wonderful card, great image and tutorial. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
    Suzi x

  8. Great card Lyn, love the colours too (I reckon we see too much pink and purple!!!)

  9. Lovely and sooooo cute! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  10. Your project is just as cute as can be! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

    DT Coordinator

  11. hahahahahahaha
    Gorgeous card Lyn, Gelly is so cute
    Anne xx

  12. Very precious looking card! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  13. Totally adorable....sweet Images and the coloring also so lovely...nice using punch or die cuts too...Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.Hugs, Monika

  14. So precious. I totally love the image. Your card has some pretty fancy folds. Awesome job!
    Hugs Bonnie

  15. Oh my word - have you been a busy little Spyder, or what!! Firstly - many congratulations to Mum and Dad on their 60th - what an achievement, and I hope they have a wonderful day.
    Secondly - congratulations to you on your good news, and thirdly - I love your gorgeously cute Gerry card - he's fabulous!
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  16. Gorgeous! Love the sweet giraffe. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week x

  17. Wow hun I just love the folds it looks fab not seen one like this before...
    hugs shell xx

  18. Your giraffe is a cutie and I love it with the gingham. Glad you joined the Stampin B this week.

  19. Great card love Gelly he's a lovely creation, love the folds and your design.
    Good luck in the challenges.
    And congratulations to your Mum & Dad.
    Betty x x

  20. Love love the gingham.. what a cute card.. Thanks for joining us at IDIC..


  21. Hiya Lyn I am so loving this creation what a great image and that gingham is so beautiful, clean and fresh.

    Lorraine x

  22. Hi Spyder, Thanks so much for joining in our challenges at OSCC and MTTC this week with this fabulous card. I love this giraffe, and the paper-piecing looks amazing!
    Super, super card!

  23. Such a great card! Happy Anniversary to your Mum and Dad. Thanks for playing with us at I Did It Creations!


  24. oh hun you always make such awesome cards,and this image is just totally cute,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

  25. Too funny calling them mum and dad in the article LOL! Love your card and the new version of the giraffe.

  26. Wow what a fabulous card love the colours very creative and love that giraffe
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  27. Super creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Amber DT

  28. Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  29. This is fab Lyn. I hope your Mum & Dad enjoyed their 60th.

  30. Fabulous card - gorgeous image - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x

  31. Such a cute card! Love that image... great colors and embellishments. :o) Thank you for playing along with us at DDCC.

  32. Stunning creation Lyn, your wee Gerry is adorable and I love all your folds. So sorry I am late thanking you for being our Guest Designer at Die Cut Dreams but life doen´t give me enough hours in the day rofl.
    Hope your mum and dad had a fantabulous wedding anniversary, wonder how many marriages these days will stand this test of time and true love.
    Nicola -x-


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