Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Turkey fun and Blog Candy!!!

Hi Everyone... It's another Cuttlebug Blogspot challenge today... This week’s theme is Gobble, Gobble, Gobble... Do something fun with a Turkey... So hop on over to the Cuttlebug Blogspot to see what the other Design Team Members have come up with under this theme and why not take part in the challenge yourself...?Now, we don't really do Thanksgiving here in the UK, so my project is a Christmas Card.This image is a Digital Stamp; unfortunately I can't remember where I got it from, sorry! I coloured it using Copic Pens and then Glazed with Glossy Accents.Once it was dry I cut it out! Which was when....? The Glossy Accents cracked!! Ouch!! I guess that is one of the draw backs when I am using Digital Stamps. My printer does not take thick card stock, i.e. 290 or 225 gsm card stock, so I have to print on 160gsm max. As the Glossy Accents has Water in it, it makes the thinner card stock buckle a little.. Which, on this occasion caused the Glossy Accents to crack when I was cutting the image out. This is the first time this has happened, and guess it won't be the last!! Ho hum!!Whilst the image was drying I prepared my base card.I printed my sentiment from my PC onto White card stock, yes 160gsm card stock!!To tie the colour theme in with my project I coloured around the sentiment using Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce Distress Inks which are part of the Winter 2011 Seasonal set of Distress Inks from Tim Holtz...
BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!It's been a while since I gave away same Blog Candy! So, seeing as I have just passed my 200th post (Today’s post is 205) and also to celebrate 83,000 visits to our little Blog I think it's time to share some goodies with you all..
So, any comments left on this post "only" will go into the random draw to win either the Autumn (Fall) or Winter Set.. Just state your preference at the beginning of your comment to be in with a chance of winning.. Good Luck!! Entries close at midnight (UK time) on Friday 18th November 2011...The Autumn (FALL) set consists of Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves. And the Winter set consisis of Iced Spuce, Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries..
Anyway, back to the project..Once the card stock was coloured I cut around the sentiment using a die from Spellbinders Labels Four.Edging the shape using the NEW Green Metallic marker from Letraset to add a little bit of definition.Adding the sentiment plate to my card to finish it of...
Well, the brief was to do something fun with a Turkey! And let's face it, after a Turkey Christmas Dinner who wouldn't want to have a little snooozzzee to sleep it off!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon..


  1. I would love to win the Autumn set - you have to remember where that ever so cute and cheeky image came from!! - he is simply adorable and looks like my hubby after eating enormous amounts of turkey - ha ha!! Planning a visit round to your shop after our winter break in the sun so will say Hello to you guys, Sheila:)X

  2. WOW...this is so cool! Thanks for a chance to win! I would love the Autumn set.


  3. Love the Winter set...thank you for the chance to win!

  4. Too funny! I had to do a little double take to see the turkey and when I did I laughed out loud! xxD

  5. Autumn - Andy, I love this card it is such fun. You should just have said the cracks were a new technique you were trying out LOL

    I've had a play with my new metallic promarkers but not yet made anything - the colours aree lovely.

    Toni xx

  6. no preference here,,would love to win..thanks for the chance to...lovel the image too cute and thanks for showing this turtorial


  7. I'd love the Winter Set - even though the Fall one has purple in it - and you know I love purple!! But the Winter Set does have my other favourite - green - in it!!

    Great card - glossy accent cracking just adds another dimension!!


  8. Winter, I think. Followed a close second by Autumn. Fancy giving us a choice.
    And, I didn't know that Promarkers had released new Metallic Colours. Just shows how out of the loop I am.
    Your card is great. Methinks you need a new printer that takes thicker card, ask Santa!
    Cally x

  9. Winter please. Wow what a great card for Thanksgiving, my Daughter-in-law would love it as she is American.

  10. Wow, 205 posts! You've been a busy bee.....

    Would love the chance to win the Winter set!

    Wendy T.

  11. Hi Andy! Love you Dog, I wish I was him!!!
    He looks soooooooo relaxed!

    Good job on the Challenge!

    Great to be in the team with you again!


  12. I'm happy with either set of colours - easy to please! Thanks for offering this to us. Fingers crossed.

  13. Winter is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway! I love that wrinkly dog. So cute!

  14. No preference for me...I'm just getting into distress inks, and don't have either set :0)
    Such a fun card Andy - love that hound!
    Helen x

  15. Would be happy with either lots but especially winter. Have only found your blog and think its great. Delighted today to find this card which is so funny and has given me ideas for some Christmas cards, thanks, Margaret

  16. Autumn would be wonderful,but both sets look yummy.The card looks fab,it will be me on Christmas night as I'm working nights-hope it's quiet! many thanks for the chance of winning.
    Becky-bex ..xxx..

  17. Either set would be delicious, loving the card, too cute, take care, Doreen x