Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foxy Lady

Hi Folks!
So this is a little funny. I was checking A Day For Daisies challenge a few days ago to see what the new theme was. It was "Flocking". I thought, cool. Birds. I like birds.No, flocking as in fuzzies. Noooo! Don't make me do this! I always swore I would not stoop to buying fuzzies in a bottle. Well you'll be glad to know ( I think) that I didn't. I just asked my hubby for some belly button lint.
ROFL. Ok, I didn't do that either. :-)
After politely declining to make a card this week after viewing the challenge, "Sorry. No flocking. Can't do it." Tracy sent me a link on how to make flocking. Thats right. How to make fuzzies. Like I said, our hubbies have it all worked out. (Hey I'm running low on black, can you wear your star wars shirt today?) But no, they want you to get a cheese grater and shred paper to make fuzzies.
Seriously! People think us crafters will do anything!
Well I used the sharp edge of a scissor blade with much the same results.
My daughter was like, "Oooh cool you're making fuzzies!" Yup, Moms are the smartest things evah!

Recipe:
Paper: October Afternoon
Digi: ADFD
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Ruffle: from stash
Little buttons: Home Sew

So have a good look at the tail. Pretty rustic, huh? Like a well loved teddy bear with its fur all nappy. lol
It makes me laugh just looking at it, so thanks Tracy, I needed that!


I am using this card as my project for The Catered Crop this fortnight, which by the way, isn't this fortnight at all, its the last challenge til the new year. Yup. We all are having a break! So nows your chance to play along! And know what else is  ironic,  guess whose card we're casing? Tracy's!! Ding Ding Ding!
See below, she does gorgeous work!!

And here it is:
Papers: Kraft, chipboard
                                                 Colors: kraft, black, white, red, and green
                                   Images: birds, winter scene, hollies and berries, swirls, Christmas
                                                                Ink: pencils, distress ink
                               Tools: embossing folder, die cuts, circle punch, lace and/or scallop edges 
                                                 Miscellaneous: ribbon, pearls, fishtail tags
                                    Techniques: layers and layers, dry embossing, distressing

Challenges:
ADFD: Flocking
2 Sisters -  Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers -  Up in the Air (balloons)
Marks Finest Papers - Your favourite technique (coloring on kraft)
Crafty Catz -- use a digital image
Fashionista Friday - try something new (flocking)
Poodles Parlour -  when I grow up
Lily Pad -  Color Inspiration*

I'll see you all tomorrow with a new Bunny Zoe challenge!

Ooops! Sorry I meant to schedule this for Sunday, but clicked publish instead of post options. Well forget what you've seen til tomorrow!



31 comments:

Marianne said...

For the first time, I didn't understand a thing of what you where wrighting about. But the card is gorgeous. Lovely color yellow. Beautiful stitching.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Marianne

Julie said...

Lol,I'm such a chicken! I can't look at the image though I'm sure it's beautifully coloured,the layout is beautiful,stitching fabulous but I have a bit of a phobia where masks are concerned! Have a lovely day,but if you use a mask,please warn me,I Might Not Sleep Eeeeeekkkk!!!!!!! Lol! Xxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Too funny girlfriend! Ok does Jonathan even have a Star Wars shirt?!! LOL! Don't you remember my everlasting card with the chicks and I had my hand made fuzzies on it? You made me take t off, and you kept finding them on the floor? It is kind of fun to make. I just took my exacto knife and scraped! OK I am curious about the Poodles Parlour Challenge. You wanted to be a Foxy Lady when you grew up?!! LOL! Great card BTW! Love the lace and that splash of red!

Kelly Schelske said...

You crack me up!! Fabulous card, love the flocking:-)

Nancy said...

Cute card...loving all the layering and your clever fuzzy solution! Thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

Tine said...

LOL, Dorcas. Trust you to think that 'flocking' was bird-themed. LOL. Hope your ducks are doing well, by the way. Fun card with the perfect sentiment for the image.
Tine :)

Carol Ann said...

A lovely card lots of lovely texture and a very pretty colour pallet and lovin that tail! Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Add Texture challenge.
Carol Ann xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at The Poodles Parlour the image and sentiment you have used are great love the colouring to.

Kerry

Winnie and Patty said...

Great card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Firends challange!

Gretha said...

Woww, this is another gorgeous card Dorcas. I love your coloring on the kraftpaper. The colors are so nice on it.
Hugs Gretha

Linda w said...

So funny, and a fun and cheery card. Love the flocking work. Am going to look how to do it now. Hugs lin

Arabella said...

Lols! Thanks for the laugh Dorcas! I love your fluffy tail! Fabulous card!

Arabella

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I didn´t use flocking until now either ... - but it adds a lot to your card!!!

Janette said...

What a sweet and lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dorcas
A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Janeen said...

i like the soft yellows of this card and what you did to the tail. thanks for playing in Speedy's challenge this week.

Hazel said...

Hi Dorcas

Wonderful card - just love the image and the colour combination.

Fabulous!

Take care.

Hazel x

Annette said...

What a cutie, loving that blue around the image. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx

Anniebee said...

Ohmigosh!!! You crack me UP, Dorcas!!! Belly button lint!!! I almost fell out of my chair with that one! This turned out really cute so your efforts were definitely rewarded.

Tracy said...

LMBO I'm so glad you shared that belly button lint solution with everyone else so they could get as big a laugh as I did. :-) I love the look you got for the tail. It really needed the extra roughness. Nothing to laugh about there. Totally love the card and of course I'm really happy that you were able to join in the challenge. :-)
Thank you so much for the shout out and for posting my case card for The Catered Crop. You're a sweetheart!
Huge Hugs!

StephC said...

Lovely card! The lace trim is beautiful and a nice touch. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

June Nelson said...

Stunning, I just tried colouring on kraft card last night and would love to think I Could be as good as you one day xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cindi said...

I really like how you used the border punches in the backround! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers challenge!

Pat said...

Hey girlfriend! You foxy one! Such a cute card design...you continually amaze me! Hugs. Pat

Penny said...

thanks for playing with the shoe fits this week, i love the colouring on the brown background

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a wonderful card, as you always do such gorgeous work! love the flocking on the tail. totally brill! :)
so glad you joined the challenge at ADFD!

Designing with Debbie said...

What a cute card. I love how you did the lacy ribbon. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Diane J said...

Funny posting :o) thanks for your tip about making your own flocking, I didnt want to use my food grater either. I tried your tip and my card looks lovely with the flocking on it. Diane xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card Dorcas, made me laugh about the flocking!!! lol....
Thanks for joining us at Cardmad Fairies digi days this week...

AnitaRex said...

Thanks for linking to me! I was wondering why so many hits to that page and new comments so I did some investigating! :> Cute card!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful card with gorgeous coloring. Love the image too. It was fun to read how you created the fuzzies. Thanks for playing along with us at Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge. :)

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