Saturday, 21 March 2015

Having a Monster Day

Hi All!

I think my blog is going to be a bit like buses - you wait ages for one post, and then a "post fest" turns up!

I've been making a few cards for a colleague at school - he is running in the London Marathon next month raising funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and as well as running he is doing other fund raising events. Yesterday evening he held a social at school: quiz, music from the Staff Band, a fish and chip supper (yummmmmmy!), an auction of promises and a raffle. I had offered a pack of cards to raffle and this was one of the cards I put into it.

I apologise for the poor quality of the photo - I took it late yesterday afternoon, by which time the natural light had gone, so I've had to lighten this a bit so you can see the details :o(

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base card - pre-made 14.7cm square card in white
  • Embossing Folder - is a 6 inch Embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion and it's called Geometric Motif. This folder came as a freebie with an order I placed last weekend, and I thought it was perfect for this card! I'm not sure if the folder is a new one or an old one ... either way I can't find it on the Crafter's Companion website, but there are plenty more there to tempt! ;o)
  • Image - this cute furball is Monster Chris and he comes from the pen of Tammy at A Day for Daisies. I have brought Chris to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Spectrum Noir Pencils in the following colours, before cutting Chris out using the largest Die'sire Essentials Scalloped Circles die:
    • Body - BT5, BT7, BT9 and 071 ... I made little 'c' shapes with my pencil to add "texture" to the fur
    • Eyes - CG2
    • Legs and Feet - TN7, TN8
    • Outline - BT1
  • Papers - are the "dotty" papers from a set called Lime and Chocolate Fusion which were a free download from docrafts. I cut narrow strips from the papers to make the cross and cut a pennant shape into the horizontal strip.
  • Sentiment - is computer generated using the Word Art function in my word processing package. I've tried to use colours which match the chocolate, lime and turquoise dots in my papers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

That's it from me for today - hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hehehehe, that's one cute monster!

  2. Hehe I'm loving Monster Chris! And I like your little accents of dotty paper too, great touch. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  3. What a fab monster and I do like that EF you used.
    Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM. :)

  4. wonderful card Helen - love your little monster! Hugs Rachel xx

  5. Fabulous card, what a great little monster!!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. This is so cute - I love that monster. Thanks for joining us for our Birthday's Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  7. This is so cute!! Love the texture and image on your design here! ;) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  8. Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)


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Helen x