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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lollipop Ladies and crocodiles

Good morning - its a beautiful spring day here - in August!

I am soooooo late for this but have finally got the card finished and up (forgot the washi tape twist first time). On Wednesday I got a case of urgent Spring Fever and just had to clean up my craft area. I am sitting here is a small area of CLEAN, TIDY peacefulness.  Bliss! By Friday, when I woke with a steaming cold, I was not sure what I was actually doing but making cards was not one of them. Finally got the vacuum cleaning done by about 4.30 and everything put back and started to think about this latest Lollipop Ladies challenge. My card has to be up on Saturday morning and I made it by about 1 hour 40 minutes I think!

This is the inspiration photo

The spin challenge is washi tape - here is my take 

Now, I am not actually a big fan of crocodiles, although I must admit these are pretty cute. Even so, to me there is still a slight menacing look about them. After seeing them in the Northern Territory (they actually smell/stink of fish up close at Kakadu and they are so prehistoric to look at; also too many stories out of the NT about them eating tourists and locals at regular intervals for me! Love everything about the NT except them and the bats!

Anyway, I was suffering and running short of time, and I knew I did not have any stamps of crocs. Also my brain was fried, and I found thinking a trial (quiet, all family members out there). I knew that one of the latest magazines had an article on creating a wire croc and other animals - foolishly I tried to do this.  HA! After 30 minutes it hit the bin, and I was searching the www space for a suitable digi!

Found one almost straight away - Paper Shelter had this little duo COLOURED ALREADY! You beauty! Die cut out, didn't wait for the ink to dry before sponging some light blue ink around. Grabbed scraps of the desk and mounted the image; added some Stickles, and some AtYa Spika pen; used some NitWit Pinky Swear papers to mount behind the image; added  a strip of washi tape; and use the SU Sassy Salutations set to create the sentiment, stamped in SU Melon Mambo; and added some bling!

You can see the sparkle here. 

In the middle of construction I had to stop, and we went out to dinner with friends, and off to a show. We have had a local group put on Phantom of the Opera - Wow, it was good; fabulous voices and the whole was at our very lovely Theatre Royal, renowned for its wonderful acoustics.

Anyway, card is completed and up and I am going to enter it into the following challenges:

Sister Act: Anything goes
Aud Sentiment: use any sentiment
CRAFT Challenge: Congratulations


Sandy said...

They are cute! But I agree, definitely best to keep a healthy distance from these guys, lol

Trisha Stanley said...

Cute CROCS!!!! Thanks for stopping by Sister Act this week!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Trisha-DT Member

Merry said...

Fantastic card Susan...great take on the inspiration photo. I hope you are on the mend. Not much fun creating with a foggy brain. What a great evening too.

Anonymous said...

What cute crocs.
Hope you are feeling better soon.

carol said...

Super cute image....thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at CRAFT x carol

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.


crafty-stamper said...

cute card and love the image and pretty papers worth the hassle -thanks for joining us at CRAFT
Carol GDT x

sparkling stamper said...

Really cute image and you did a great job with it. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments this week.

kathy b
Aud Sentiments DT

Heather said...

This image is pretty cute! And a bonus that it was already colored for you! I haven't dared try a precolored image, yet, but yours looks great. Hope you are feeling better by now.

Leeann said...

Aw. so adorable! This card is absolute perfect for the inspiration photo!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!