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Monday, 23 March 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. It started off a lovely bright monday but now looks like its about to piddle down. I have found its been quite a free day today and I have wasted most of it lol ooops! I did make one card tho, not 100% on it, cant put me finger on why, I seem to be getting that feeling a lot lately.

There is a fabulous sketch from Tanja over on the Just Christmas and Birthday Challenge, I love the sketch

So heres mine, I used this princess from High Hopes but cut her wand off, I had an original plan but then changed my mind lol so she stayed this way

I coloured her with copic ciaos and promarkers, and added glamour dust to her wings, not sure what it was but something made me want to go bold and bright today I think I hit that target lol the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket, and a bit of ribbon and glass like pebbles.

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OOOOH I have a question, now please dont laugh at my sheer ignorance, but, my daughter is in the juniors now and instead of an easter bonnet she needs to make an egg, using real eggs, ok heres my stooooopid question to many of you as I really should know, but how do you boil an egg and make it hard without the inside being in it??????? All I can imagine is shell everywhere lol. Better still if you know another way please do enlighten me :O)

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Zoe xx said...

Well i for one love the bright colours!! OOooh decorating eggs - i remember doing that when i was at school!!! We always used to leave the middle in the eggs, just really REALLY hard boil them. We had to take the middle out of the eggs when we did an egg hunt though ( we had raffle tickets shoved in the shells. To do that you have to prick the egg either end with a needle or sharp knife to make a hole then blow in one end and the middle would come shooting out the other - very messy but FUN!! lol

Liza said...

Another great card Joey, love the bright colours against the black background.

Liza x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card hun luv the colours, very pretty, why ya have take middle out?? just do it hard boiled or it break to easy?!! sue.x

Dawn said...

Aww what a wonderful card - it's a fantastic image and the colours are stunning together...


Jacilynn said...

Love this. Great Colors!
Yea, I think you poke a little hole in the bottom and then blow the raw egg out. I saw my grandpa do this once, but have never tried it myself. Sorry that's probably not that helpful.

Mandi said...

FAB card hun, love the image she is scrummy


Hayley said...

Lovely vibrant card - tfs

Pinklilac said...

Hi Joey I think your card is beautiful and I love the colours.
Hugs Linda

Crafting Joanne said...

Oooohh I love this Joey and the colours are superb as is the shape.

Joanne x

Kim Piggott said...

Awwwwwwww such a cute card Joey!
kim x

Deb said...

your card is beautiful Joey, love the sweet image and pretty paper!
I agree with the others, decorate it hard boiled with the middle in! Once it is painted either use varnish, pva glue or clear nail varnish to give it a lovely strong coating which will help prevent breakages!
My Dad used to paint eggs years ago and we kept some of his for years with the middles in. They eventually turn into really hard balls which you can hear rattle inside, just make sure they aren't somewhere they can break if you intend to keep them a while!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Lovely card, love the bright colours and the image is fab really cute. I think you just need to really hard boil your egg, else if it was just shell it would probably just crack.
Lyndsey xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey!! Beautiful card!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Love it,Love it,Love it the black makes everything pop!!!
Hugs xx

Mary said...

Great work. Love your work.

Enfys said...

Love the contrast of the brigh zingy colours against the black Joey.
En xx

Tasha said...

Oh Joey this little princess is wonderful what amazing colours! I love the glass pebbles and the black ribbon and bow!
I think you pierce a hole in he bottom and top of theegg - think thats what my mum used to do!
love tasha xx

Danielle said...

Great card Joey! Good luck with the egg thing - I'm sure you have received great advice to get it done!
Hugs, Danielle

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Joey.
Love the image and you colored her beautifully. Papers are just perfect too!

Karen x

LINDA said...

This is just adorable!! Love the bright cheerful colors..Such a cute image.
Hugs, Linda

Wendy said...

So sweet
Wendy x

Angelo said...

Oh, I love your brightly coloured card, Joey! Lovely details too.
Thanks for joining us on JCBC this week :)

When it comes to decorating eggs the best thing is to poke holes in both ends and blow out the white and the yoke. Then decorate the egg. This way you can actually keep the eggs year after year :) If you hardboil them you can't keep them, and you won't have a hole to put them up as a hanging decoration either.

Good luck!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Riet said...

wowww Joey,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Emma said...

Gorgeous card the colours.
I think just hard boiling the egg is the safer bet rather than a hollow shell!!!
Emma x

Swaantje said...

Morning Joey,
what a beautiful card, love that very cute image. Great work Joey !!

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog

Have a nice day!


Paula said...

Joey this is stunning Fantastic colour combo.
Paula xxxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love how the black makes the papers and image pop.

juli77 said...

This is a beautiful card! Hugs Judith

Michele said...

Fabulous card Joey. Love the image and the colouring is perfect. Love the papers also. Michele x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun this is a great card dear love the colour scheme.
As for the eggs, if you only want to keep them for this year then boil them for about 15mins leaving the egg inside, but if you want to keep them you have to make a pin hole in both ends and blow the egg out, you need quite a few layers of lear varnish to make it strong though, best of luck hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey!! This is such a sweet card!! Love your colors and details in this!! TFS!

Annie said...

Hi Joey! I love the bright colours on this card with the cute fairy image. hugs, annie x

Lorraine A said...

fab card Joey :-) Love the colours, very striking :-)
As for the egg thing I think there's a mistake somewhere, I can't imagine kids being asked to blow the raw eggs these days !! I would ask the teacher or other mums at school. Hard boil em and decorate, the shell would be very fragile otherwise anyway !
Lorraine :-)

Tanja said...

Wonderful beautiful Card, Joey! I'm happy that you like my sketch :)

Thanks for joining us this week!

Hugs Tanja
(JCBC Team)

Karin said...

Stunning card Joey.
I love the beautifull colurs and papers. And that adorable cutie is coloured beautifully.

Thanks for joining the JCBC this week.

xoxo Karin


Good morning Joey, this is such a stunning card hunny, i love the image and the fabulous detail you've used. Good luck with the easter egg decorating and blowing the egg out!!! sounds like fun. Jasmine has her school easter egg hunt tomorrow. I am sorry i've not been about much but im taking a step back from blogging. You have made so many gorgeous cards since my last visit hunny, all of them gorgeous, as expected! i will be round again next week to see what you've been up to. Have a good weekend, hugs LInda x