Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Printing and "Puns"

I am getting serious withdrawal symptoms from my beloved stamping. As LESS IS MORE's CHALLENGE, is.. one layer cards with a "Flower or tree" theme, I thought I would struggle, as my budget cards rely very much on "sticking things" on etc.....undeterred I decided to go back to basics......finger painting or in this case printing.
My daughter is a huge Edward Monkton fan,true to form she bought oneof his cards for her boyfriend on Valentines Day. So I made my own homage to Monkton with some little bird (sitting in a tree!!) cards complete with corny pun's ...thought this would be suitable for ALLSORTS CHALLENGE which is "all about the sentiment"

The sentiment on the front then leads inside.....


Totally daft I know (I gave the card to Katie and James on Valentines and I think they were quite amused ?!?).

Then I saw that CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGE is "Cards for a teens"...always tricky particularly as we have quite a few in the family!! So I thought I would adapt the design for my niece (17).
Again going for a very cheesy pun..


and I will finish the song inside!!! at least she'll be spared me singing it!




The cards are so easy to make and I even managed to resist using an ink pad...inking my finger with a waterbased brush marker.......you would think waterbased would wash off.....



WRONG!!!!!!



17 comments:

Chrissie said...

Hi there Inkyfingers!
This card looks great... those two little birds look fab sitting on the branch.I'm really glad you like our challenge and I hope you'll make our blog a permanent fixture in your stamping week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

What a fun card, very 'tweet'!

Jane said...

I just love this card x

faitha said...

Oh! I love this or these cards, such fun

Lynne said...

What a fabulously fun card. Love it.
Lynne xxx

Bea said...

really cute - great card

KatheD said...

these are great cards - worth getting inky for

Aileen said...

Brill idea. Love the story of your inky fingers too.

Zuzana Obert said...

Such a clever idea to use your inky finger. So cute so simple and beautiful!

Zuzana x x

Alysha said...

Fab cards thanks for playing along at CCC, love Aly xxx

Debgem said...

Brilliant idea!! LOve these cards, so simple, such fun!! I can see me using this idea over the holidays with my daughter!

Sue said...

Wow! great cards. Fantastic idea with the thumb ink. It looks so simple to do and yet so effective. It looks very classy too and I love the pun!

Hugs Sue xx

Dianne said...

Cute, fun cards and love the idea with the inky finger!

Susan said...

I haven't done a fingerprint card in a LONG time...I'd forgotten how adorable they are!! Great cards!!

Suze Bain said...

Diane, I'm loving your work. Pop on over to my blog, there's a little something for you ..
http://cant-stop-crafting.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-lovely-blog-award.html

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

These cards are fab, such a clever idea

dragonllew said...

Great card hope your finger is back to it's normal colour now thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x

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