Friday, 15 May 2009

A Few Little Projects....

Hey folks! It's the weekend, woo-hoo! It's been another manic one for me unfortunately, and I was forced to work at home today so that people couldn't hound me! Gawd knows what I will go back to on Monday though....

This week I got to make a card for a really nice occasion. It's a card for my friend to celebrate the birth of her 2nd gorgeous baby - Matthew. I struggled to find an image amongst my stash that was suitable so I went on the search of a digi image which would be appropriate. I was dead chuffed when I discovered this little beauty!

I had to doctor the Pink Petticoat papers a bit to make them match though..... They were originally in a pale pink and I wanted Sweetcorn and Envy. I worked out the RGB codes from some other PP sets I have and then altered the background colour of the original heart ones using these numbers. Voila! Funky, coordinated papers!

Goodie List........
Digi Stamps: 'Elephant Walk' from Cuddly Buddly.
Paper: Pink Petticoat Christmas Freebie set.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic markers and Copic Spica Pen.
Embellishments: Craftwork Cards 'Card Candy'.

This week, I've also been getting frustrated with my Copic Storage. They were in a huge pencil case and it was taking me ages to find the right colours. So, I took and idea on Kim's blog and expanded it a little using one of Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates.

I made two of the desk tidies and stuck them back to back as I knew that one wouldn't be enough for my ever expanding collection of Copics! I covered each panel with some giraffe print paper that Ali bought me as a little gift a couple of months ago.
I also made up a little grid thing from slotted together pieces of card. I made sure that each of the sections that were created were the perfect size for one Copic to stand up in. I'm really please that because they stand neatly and tidily, I can arrange them by colour family and by number. However, according to Ali, this makes me incredibly anal!
Hope you have a great weekend, despite this miserable weather!
P.S. Just realised that I can use both of these little project for this weeks Papertake challenge - Animal Antics - and also my Copic tidy for this weeks ABC Challenge 'Not a Card'! Woo-hoo for me! ~♥~
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Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Love this card...your colouring is just wonderful in this little cutie elephant!! Love it...oh I WANT copics NOW!! Great storage idea..well done you!
Enjoy the weekend,
Judy xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Stacey,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicky said...

Fab card for your friends new arrival Stacey! Great job on changing the colours of the papers. Love the desk tidies as well, cute giraffe print paper!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Vicky x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Stacey,beautiful colouring...and fabby desk tidy for your Copics...must get my Copics back out!,
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care
San x

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Stacey, I love the little image, so cute! very clever to change the colour of the paper, I'm v. impressed ;0) and your storage is fab. Anal? who? me? lol!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Sarah said...

What a fab card Stacey! Cute image and well done on changing the colour of the papers, they're great!
As for the copic storage....brilliant!!! I've got alot of mine out of their containers in a pot(the one's I use the most), but this is fantastic!
Hope you have a fun weekend!
xx :0)

Sam said...

Fab card, sounds a lot of hard work (not too clever with computers!) but worth the work as the card is great, cute image. Loving the storage, your collection is expanding - still dithering although my Promarker collection is ever increasing, do I need Copics as well?
Have a fab weekend, we're off to Old Trafford tomorrow, so probably not get to craft much, hoping to persuade Barry to take me to Topaz Crafts - its just up the road - let's hope MU win, then should be ok!!
Sam x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous bright card Stacey, your colouring is fabulous and love your pen tidies, Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Great card!! I always love your colouring and the fun images you use!! :) Have a nice weekend! Sunday 17th of May is National day here in Norway. Hugs, Hege

Sam said...

I love the card. It is so adorable. The blog is great too. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

What a lovely colourful card and I love the storage boxes too, very clever :o)
Jackie xx

stampingheaven said...

This is fab and what fab storage for your copics too.

Aimee said...

great card! perfect for a little guy! You always do such a great job with coloring! :)

LuLu said...

Brilliant card and that elephant is soooooooo cute.

Loving your desk tidies and what a great way to see your growing collection of Copics!


Janet said...

Wow! That elephant card is adorable!....I love the desk tidies too!X

Sheila said...

What a stunner of a card Stacey. Sure your pal will love it.

Brill tidy. I saw the tutorial too and thought I'd have a go... sometime!

Love what you did to match the colours; Who's a clever girl then?!

Sheila :)

Jennifer said...

Great idea for the Copic storage and you could always add another one when you've filled these ;)
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Jen x

Beth said...

These are fab Stacey! I love the bright elephant card and good idea to change to colours! And your Copic storage is a great idea - I think I need a desk (as opposed to a heap on the floor) before I make a desk tidy! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!
Beth xx

simplyfairies said...

Fabulously fun card, and wow look at your copic storage fabulous too! Brilliant...Glad I inspired you!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - how cute is that heffalump?!
Love your desk tidy too!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Cardmaking Galore said...

Both projects are fab and the pockets will definitely come in handy. I love your clean layouts and designs!

steph said...

Cute card and love the box! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow to all those copics - very jealous and fantastic box thanks for joining us on abc this week