Monday 5 August 2013

Need A Hug ?

It's four weeks into the challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog to make a project every week to be entered into the draw for a massive prize. After almost giving myself a heart attack in the second week and only just squeaking in before the deadline, I have taken full advantage of the "pre-warning" of the next week's challenge theme that is given in their facebook group. I was able to get this card finished early and ready to post. This week is going to be a busy one.
There is also blog candy up for grabs - once they hit 100 followers. The link is on my side bar as well incase you get lost.

The theme this week is Cards With Tickets or Tags with Crafty Sentiments sponsoring.  Well, I don't have any Crafty Sentiments products - but that doesn't matter. No tickets either but didn't want to use a tag. So I made my own tickets with the aid of my pc, printer and perforating disc on my cutter. The card ............sorry about the light - seems the daylight here has some weird way of distorting some colours :(
I used the sketch over at Papertake Weekly as my inspiration. Adding the tear off tickets to the side of this hug-able - I Lovs You Dis Much -scarecrow from Rick St Dennis.

It's no accident that the die cut used to mat him on is the X-cut parentheses, symbolising hugs in the cyber world.
The sentiment "One Size Fits All" was computer generated and that and it's mat were die cut. Some acetate secured between the layers.

The other end of the acetate "spring" secured behind the DCVW dp. The sentiment is then able to bounce around at will.

Some little white flowers were kissed with promarkers to add colour.

The hessian strip used in-keeping with the scarecrow image.

Another ticket was added in the corner with a paperclip just for good measure.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges at
Through The Purple Haze - Using Tickets or Tags
Papertake Weekly - Their Sketch


  1. That is really cool Croms and I love your colouring. Brilliant make with those tickets :-) I love the way you got the parentheses in there to symbolize the hugs too - very clever :-D

    IKE xxx

  2. This is fabulous Helen, love the scarecrow and the hessian looks fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Croms! I love this card so much!! What a great idea to have the tear-off tickets!! Love your RSD image too. Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

    Darcy DT

  4. This is just awesome
    Hugs Susan xx


  5. LOve every bit of it - super card.
    fiona DT

  6. So cute and a clever way to use the image!

  7. Gorgeous card :-) the image is very cute and I love the tickets, such a cute and clever idea :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Beautiful card, love the hessian. Gives great texture. Love the idea with the hugs vouchers!
    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges this week.
    Eithne DT

  9. Hi Croms i love this card a lot i love the concept of the tear off tickets first time i have seen that! Its a fabulous card. Many thanks for playing with us this week with our tags and tickets theme with Through the Purple Haze Challenges and we look forward to seeing you next week...Anita xx DT