George rides again

I wasn’t going to enter the challenge over at Dottie’s world this week cos of the limitations of my injuries in card making but I did have one of Louly’s bonus coloured Georges and a card to make for one of the chaps at church who is heavily into motorbikes. Didn’t see where lace and/or ribbon was going to come in there!!!

However – having put the main bit of the card together and casting around for a sentiment I went for a piece of card from an old LMC kit and a lace stick on sentiment I got from Lakeland when they were still selling craft stuff.

Here’s the result:



Sponsored dare – Sparkle and Bling

Over at Daring Cardmakers this week’s challenge is Sparkle and Bling. There’s a fab prize on offer –

As it is a sponsored dare this week, we will choose a random winner who will win 2 download collections of their choice or the Dottie and George Christmas download. In addition to this fabulous prize, Karen who owns Charmed Cards and Crafts is going to put together a little something extra from her shop making it 2 prizes up for offer this week so it is going to be well worth taking us up on the dare to be in with a chance to win!

The download can be won by anyone worldwide, but sadly the extra prize can only be posted to within Europe as Karen doesn’t ship worldwide.

We think you should make your card just for us this time – so please, no combined challenges for our prize dare.

Here’s another one I made before my accident last week – just not published it before – hope that counts 🙂 I based it on the ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ programme and just wondered what Dottie was thinking as she beautified herself … this is the result:


Not much sparkle and bling there you might say – apart from the stars and the highlighting on the writing … but take a look inside!


Glitter courtesy of Papercraft Inspirations, purple mirror card from the Co-op, I’ve had the lady ages – can’t remember her provenance!, inside writing via Microsoft WORD, Retro paper on front of card along with a Dotty download!!!

Dottie Challenge

Dottie’s Wonderful World challenge this week is a music theme – Going for a song:

All you have to do along with using a Charmed download, is incorporate the words of a song or the title of a song into your card but you’re not allowed ‘happy birthday’ or ‘congratulations’ for your song, I know I said easy but that’s a step too far along the easy road!

It doesn’t take much to get me to burst into song (as many of my friends and family will testify!) and I had coloured this Dottie in while loitering waiting for my son at orchestra practice on Saturday. The title that I chose was always going to be pretty obvious!!!

and with flash

This uses Papermania paper (closest i could get to clouds!) and then tracing paper which I printed the words onto from MS WORD, overlaid with some scrap acetate from a magazine cover and then lashings of glitter glue!!!

Dottie disaster !

I bought a Reeves Watercolour set at Sainsbugs for £4.33 … couldn’t pass it by at that price!

Thought I’d have a go at using these to colour some George and Dottie images that I printed off a while back. I mixed a great flesh colour and set about painting ‘Shopping Dottie’ – disaster!!!

Brush was too wet for starters and then the ink from my printer ran 😦 Dottie had a smudged nose, eyes and mouth and her chin had run onto her neck!

The more I tried to sort it by adding more watercolour to cover the smudges the worse it got! I tried giving Dottie some eyelashes and eyeshadow but that looked horrfic! Eventually I just put water all over her face and then blotted up as much paint as I could – that was when the surface of the paper started to come off!!!

Finally I sorted out the nose and gave her red lips and that seemed ok. I added some beads round her neck and that helped the chin a bit, so I added a matching bracelet! But the eyes! Looked like she’d been crying and her mascara had run 😦 [Can’t say i would have blamed her either!!!]

Finally – I added some sun glasses – bit wide over the bridge of her nise but did the trick!!!

Here’s the finished article! She looks like she’s got a bit of acne but otherwise I think she finally survived … and I’ve certainly learnt some new lessons!

And also …

The challenge at Dottie’s World this week is entitled AND ALSO

I would like you to make a card or something,which of course is using a download/s from Charmed Cards AND ALSO…..something which can be removed from it,such as a tag,bookmark,notelets

So … birthday coming up for one of the chaps at church who works for the Highways Agency – you know those black and yellow 4x4s that make you think they are the police until you get a bit closer!!!!!

I have been dying to do something with the policeman George from George at work and here was my chance … I just coloured him in the Highways Agency colours instead of police colours!

So … the ‘and also’ part is a removable bookmark for his bible (at least I hope the glue lives up to its promises and it IS removable!!!) while the whole card is Chris and his job!!! Look closely at the cones and you will see the words ‘Happy Birthday!’

Get well soon

Asked by OH to make a get well card for his boss … here’s the result

Good old Papermania card and paper for the backgrounds – plenty of dots to match Dottie’s bedding!

George has a haircut …

Hope Louise doesn’t mind but I gave George a bit of a haircut for a friend’s birthday card … He’s greatly into Macs so I gave him a Mac Mini using the George at Work downloads – but the problem is he doesn’t have much hair and George has loads so I gave him a shave …

Used my new Sakura white pen to highlight the computer and also to go over the ‘Happy Birthday’ on the DCWV paper backing. I offset the picture as it was the only way to let the words show!!!