Friday 8 April 2011

Another box card, and some wins

Firstly, I want to say thanks so much for all the lovely comments left for my last couple of cards, I was bowled over by reading such nice comments.

Today have 4 wins to share with you: firstly, my Tilda Box Shadow card was a top 3 winner at the challenge that I created it for, Make It Colourful and also a top 3 at Delightful Challenges.  The Mothers Day card that I made as my DT card last Sunday came in the top 3 at Delicious Doodles, and my Tilda In The Frame card was one of the ones chosen for the Artist's Choice Award at Sundays With Crissy. That's the second win for that card!

Here is the card I finished today: it's for the Make It Colourful challenge which this week is to colour in bright colours. I thought this Balloon Chair digi image from Make It Crafty would be perfect, partly because I'd not seen it used yet so I could work out the colouring myself, and secondly because I love colouring balloons! This image is from the new Carnival range of stamps, so I tried to get a carnival/fair/circus theme going with stripes, bright colours and bunting. I imagined a little corner of a field at some carnival with a chair like a throne, all plush, gold-trimmed fabric, polished wood and beading, where you could pay your money and sit in a magic wishing chair, so this is what I tried to colour. That's the thing with these MiC images, they really fire your imagination. And as this little Tilda is holding a balloon I thought I'd use her again. I was going to have a sitting Tilda on the chair, but after spending so long colouring it I didn't want to cover it up!

It's another box card because I enjoyed making the last one that much, but I elongated it to accommodate the longer image. The wording at the top was made in Word, printed out and coloured (hastily and badly onto non-Copic paper I'm afraid) to look a little like carnival and circus posters.  The bunting is attached to a thin gold rope as this looks a bit like the gold trim on the chair. A golden corner die-cut finishes it off.

It's also my card for the Copic Creations challenge, which this fortnight is to use your favourite technique. My favourite colouring technique right now is to blend from one colour family to another, which I've done with all the to yellow, deep violet to blue, orange to yellow, blue to green, and red to yellow-red. My favourite card-making technique is the box card, I'm going to be making more of these.

Anyway, photos:

The inside is decorated too

Images: Balloon Chair by Make It Crafty, Tilda with Balloon by Magnolia
DP: K&Co
Colouring: Copic markers and Polychromo pencils
Sentiment: computer-generated
Marianne corner die cuts and oval deckle-edged Nestie

The card is going in these challenges:
Make It Colourful - colour in bright colours
Copic Creations - use your favourite technique
iCopic - colour a fancy background
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, optional extra something new (the digi image of the chair is new)
Creative Inspirations - Punches and dies (diecut corners on the front and inside, oval diecut on the inside)

Happy Crafting!
Carole x


Valerie-Jael said...

....and another lovely Tilda!! Well done on the awards! Valerie

Renkata said...

wow Carol this is the most amazing box-card ever.
Such a beautiful deep colour. Fantastic design.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Carol,perfect colouring and I love the design.

Well done on your awards.

CraftyC said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Carole and your colouring is just perfect. So colourful and cute

Janette said...

Well done Carole, but you do know they are all well deserved. Your cards are beautiful and your colouring is fab.....this one is perfect.xx

Vicky said...

Well done well deserved! and this creation is just so stunning too...full of dimention and gorgeous colouring...

hugs Vicky xx

Teresa said...

Brilliant box card Carole, I still havn't tackled one of these, it looks great! xx

angelwhispers said...

Carole your cards are all so beautiful its no wonder you win all these awards!!

This beautiful box is no exception its just wonderful and your coloursing is fabulous! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all yuur wins, although it comes as no surprise as your stuff is gorgeous. I especially love these box cards. Your box section is soooooo neat!
Thanks too for the comments on my blog - my jewellery is my new diet - you can't eat and bead, although there is only so much I can wear so I'm making for others as well.
Jack xx

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations on your wins Carole. This is another Fabulous card both inside and out. LOve your colouring! No! That chair is toooooo nice for anyone to sit on lol Even a Tilda!!!!

MagsB said...

Congrats on your wins! My oh my what a fabulous card! It's got such a great Circus vibe, I love the bunting, and the text, and the balloons, and little Tilda - and that chair is fantastic!! Great job!

luv, Mags x

RoseC said...

Carole, your entire card is amazing. Your use of Copic colors is stunning. Love the smooth blending of your different color families - that's a wonderful special effect. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Crafteezee said...

Oh wow, love the depth you have brought and the shading of the chair is just awesome. Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful, and congrats on your wins. Hugs Tracy x

Jackie said...

Oh wow Carole, you are fast becoming the top winner, congratulations. It's not surprising though as your cards and colouring are superb, including this one :o)
Jackie xx

Annika said...

wow - your shading and shadow work is just fabulous! Utterly jealous here!!
Thanks for playing at Make it Colourful this week - really hope to see you back with us VERY soon!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Carole, this is absolutely fabulous, I love everything about it, you are clever.
Kevin xx

melsanford said...

A gorgeous card - those colours are fab! I wouldn't be surprised if this was another winner :-) Congratulations! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole S said...

Hi "ME", "HER" here,I love this one, brilliant, well done you, Carole xxxxxxx
ps. think this could be another winner !!!!!!

Jill said...

wow stunning card carol beautifully made and your colouring is just perfect thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Let me just stare at the pretty bright colors!!!
Thank you for colouring with us at
Make it Crafty,RubyM:)

Stamps and Paper said...

Well done Carole....and your box card is absolutely fantastic......


Made by Mandy said...

Well done on your wins sweetie, they are well deserved and I am really pleased for you.

Love Mandy xxx

Katy said...

Wow this is an absolute delight! Fab bright colours and stunning effects. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow Carole this is stunning and thanks for sharing with Creative inspirations this week

Teresa said...

I know I've already commented on this gorgeous one but I wanted to congratulate you on all your wins! Did you win the Grand National as well? lol...I for one think the box deserves first prize, it's fantastic! xx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Carole...this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Your eye for color and design is only topped by your coloring skills...WOW!!!! I tell ya, girlfriend...I drool every time I see one of your FABULOUS creations!!!! I also love how you created the sign at the top and the banner...such an amazing design!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a creation, lovely image and beautiful colors, gorgeous!!!!

Mel said...

I love this honey! You are just super talented!
I adore the image you used and the colours are so fab and bright!
Well done on your wee wins too!!
Hugs Mxxxx

China said...

Hi Carole
Your Box Card is fantastic - the colouring is perfect as always - makes the card look so professional. Well done, you definitely deserve all the recognition for all your lovely work.

Rachel x said...

Hey Carole!! :)
Another gorgeous card- have been waiting all week (took a blog/craft break over the weekend to try to recharge the batteries) to be able to think well enough to leave a sensible comment but don't think that'll be anytime soon so... I'm sure you can translate from 'fog' to englsh, though!!lol
It really is a stunning card- I love the digi and the circus/fairground feel you've created with the bunting and font... think the shadow card helps, too- like going through a door to another world!!lol
Thnanks for all your comments on my cards- I love to see a comment from you, always something interesting to read and I really appreciate that!! :) I agree with the sypathy cards- always think fussy not only doesn't suit but might look like you had too much fun making it, too- I'm always afriad of getting that balance wrong :S
Well done on all your wins, too- so deserved!! :)
hope you've ahd a good week,
hugs, Rachel x

Rachel x said...

Oh, I knew I'd forget- my Kraft Blanks are Papermania ones and the only place I've been able to find them recently is Mad About Cards here :) Postage isn't too cheap though, just so you know :S
Sorry about all the typos up there, too!! :S lol

Unknown said...

WOW.. What a wonderful creation.. Very cool!!

Joanne said...

AMAZING card, or should I say piece of art! Just lovely! Congrats on all your awards, VERY well deserved! Hugs, J:)

Chris said...

Absolutely Gorgeous you are very talented and not surprised you have won on so many, I have yet to win anything lol... Chris xx

Dotty Jo said...

Wow! Jo x

Heather said...

Hi Carole, sorry it's taken me so long to come and see your 2nd shadow box card, I've been having problems - some one hacked into my Google a/c from a mobile in China!!! Just got over a sinus infections thinking I could catch up - then this!!
It is gorgeous - Love the scene you've created for Tilda, beautiful colourng (as usual) and the bunting around the side is just perfect.
Heather xx