My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

"I Believe In A Thing Called Love......."

So in case you didn't guess, I went to see The Darkness at Rock City in Nottingham last night. Newly reformed and with their original line-up it was an amazing night out. Support band Foxy Shazam were a bit of a mixed bag, the lead singer came on stage and was really aggressive with the crowd, he then went on to tell a story about killing a dog and going to prison for said dog murder! After the audience turned quite ugly they began to perform and they were awesome, really great performers with a quite unique sound. One particular bloke in the audience kept giving them abuse so they brought him on stage and walked off!! this resulted in the crowd turning against one man and the band came back on stage to cheers - utter genius.

But I digress. This week's card was a REAL challenge for me. I had to use an image from Digi Doodle Shop and while their images are very cute, they aren't really in my style. I originally did a carousel horse but I didn't like the way I coloured it and I struggled to think of a colour scheme I could live with. In the end, I spit the dummy out and found a different image, which I have to say I loved doing. I even did an insert which is highly unusual for me, so it all worked out okay in the end!

The papers are (of course!) Basic Grey - they are from the latest Christmas range and the letters are from a Sizzix Strip Die which I got rather cheaply from Sir Stampalot who recently had a bit of a sale on. They are one of my favourite shops on-line, they always have the newest Magnolia stamps and their service is excellent, very friendly and helpful if you have a problem.

So, there's the card, hope you like it. I'm really happy with it for a change!

See you again soon,



P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends x

Entered into: Crafting For All Seasons #14 - Thanksgiving, Thank You or Sketch

Crafty Creations #145 - Thanks/Gratitude

Creative Belli #131 - Thanksgiving

My Mums Craft Shop Challenges # 33 - Things With Wings

Papercraft Star Challenge #72 - Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog #91 - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #20 - Thanksgiving

Make It Monday Challenge #64 - Anything Goes

Tiddly Inks Challenge #74 - Anything Goes

Nettie G's Digital Gems Challenge - Gratitude Is My Attitude

The Pink Elephant Challenge #126 - Giving Thanks

Victorine Original Stamps Challenge #21 - Thanks

The Corrosive Challenge #137 - Give Thanks


  1. Great card, the image is too cute and I love the dp you chose. So glad I met you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

  2. Saw your card on Make it Monday, great Turkey and I like your alphas too. Sounds like you had a good night out with some live music - don't get enough of it where I live :)

  3. Baahaaa that image is hilarious ! Love it..great card hun!Thanks for playing with us at Scrap-Creations

  4. This is adorable Andy! Beautifully colored. Super, super fun!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's ANYTHING GOES challenge this week!

  5. Oh my gosh, what a fun image this is. So funny.

    Love it, and the feathery colouring on his breast.

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.

  6. Gorgeous creation now this makes a refreshing change, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  7. Fantastic card Andy, your colourwork is beautiful, thanks for joining us at TiddlyInks. Joey x

  8. Like how you did the wording. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

  9. Fab card, love the funky image. Great papers and colour combo and love the punched border and die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS.
    Lyndsey xx

  10. Great card Andy, fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  11. gorgeous card Andy, adorable image, great font and border too
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    TSB DT

  12. This is just stinkin cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

  13. super cute! thanks for playing at my mums craft shop this week! hugs carlyann xxx

  14. What a fun card Andy! I love the image, funny & cute, and the color combo is great. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  15. I adore your card, Andy! Your colors and image fit with the Fall/Thanksgiving "Gratitude is My Attitude". The turkey looks VERY thankful he wasn't made the meal!
    A marvelous job!
    Nettie G. of
    NettieG's Digital Gems

  16. You can't tell that you struggled with it. This card is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey at Scrap-Creations.

  17. Hi Andy! What a totally adorable card! This image just tickles my funny bone! I love it!! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Hope to see you here again soon!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  18. OMG, this is too cute, love this image!!! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations this week.

  19. Too funny, I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

  20. Andy, what a fun card! I share your love of Basic Grey! So lad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  21. What a fun card, very cute image, Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant, hugs, Frances.

  22. Thanks so much for entering your very cute "Thanks" card in our "Gratitude is my Attiude" challenge at Nettie G's digital Gems.

  23. Cute and funny!Love that background paper and embossed panel! Great card Andy, thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge!

  24. Love that turkey and how you colored it! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  25. I also have this digi and its just fab! Thank you for the lovely comment on my card and your slinky and goat dilema on your profile page thing gave me a good giggle!!!

  26. Very cute!! I love the image and the colors. FUN CARD!!! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenge Blog this time..


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