Sunday 19 August 2012

Well I'm just not sure

and I mean really, really not sure if I like this or not!

Hi blogworld

Well here I am again - ready to waffle on and on and on and on!!  So it's a new challenge over at Dream Valley and the theme this time is 'Steampunk'.  Hmmm, now I had to Google this as I've never, ever attempted a Steampunk'd card before and to be honest I don't think I will again - it's just not me!!  Saw some wonderful examples when I Googled and my Teamies have made some marvellous things, but not me!

Maybe if I had anything other than one image that was even vaguely Steampunk it might've helped, but I ain't and ain't likely to ever get any either - I think that's a definite from me this time.

Anyway, enough moaning - onto the good news our sponsor this time is:

and the winner will get £10 to spend in the shop.

And here is my poor example of a Steampunk card:
Front shot:

Detail of image:

Wot no arty farty - pah, the card didn't deserve no arty farty - it's been sent to the naughty step for 5 minutes to work out what it should really be!!

I used:

Pollycraft digi image: Luna Bitterfrost, Steampunk Rocks
coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The clock is a really old Do-Crafts one.

Papermania - Hampstead

Dies / punches
Wot no?!

Anything else?
Well yes, a load of bits from hubbies bits and pieces of scrap box!!
The chain is off a length from a pull chain cord, 
circles from my sewing machine that gave up the ghost,
Flower is a brad, bottom corner thingy a button (of some description)
Wild Orchid Crafts for the metallic corner.

Hah, want to know my two bits of good news?

One is - it's still sunny!!!  We had a lovely afternoon in the garden yesterday.  A little friend of Emily's came round to play and the two had great fun on Emily's whale slide while her mummy and I chatted.

Two is - I discovered I own two sewing machines!!!  You remember the little one that I got for my birthday, well it's gone to sewing machine heaven but while I was pouting and sulking 'cause hubby wouldn't let me buy a new one from Lidl he pointed out there were two in the wardrobe in our room.

Whey-hey, there's me rushing upstairs to find out what it is that I own and I discovered a Singer Starlet and a Brother sewing machine.  I looked at them both and I'm now going to use a Singer Starlet sewing machine - it was hubby's mums' and it's only a few years younger than me!!!  No jokes now please about old machines and decrepit people!!!  So watch out for my sewing coming to a card near you soon.

There that's all my waffle done for today - watch out for me again soon!!



Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Lol well I like it sarah! I think you have done a great job...I love the chain it adds a really funky touch :)

Tracey T said...

I don't think I'd know where to start with Steampunk and I definitely haven't got S/P stamps, but I DO know that this is a lovely card and that you've done a great job here! Hugs xx

Sue said...

Oh Sarah! You have really cheered me up today!
I've never made a Steampunk card either and wouldn't know how to. Your card looks fab me though and I don't think it really deserves to go to the naughty step, poor thing.
I'm looking forward to seeing lots of sewn creations from you, that's something I really need to try myself, I think it looks so lovely on cards.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the day
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Love your card Sarah,love the

Tanya said...

I'm the same, I've never made a steampunk card and wouldn't even know where to start...expecially cos I don't have very many Tim Holtz products and that seems to be the SP way lol...

I think your card is fantastic though, great colourscheme and image :) Take it back off the naughty step and give it a hug :D

Tags xx

Karen Petitt said...

Ooo Sarah - i love it! Gorgeous image the papers are perfect as are the embellishments! I don't get why you don't like it. I've started to 'dip' me fingers a little into Steampunk myself. A lot of it is brown but I've been playing with non brown colours - I have a card which will probably fit this challenge! One thing though very very happy for free digital download sites - got some gorgeous images from them! Karen xx

MagsB said...

I like it! The image is so sweet - love her top hat! The embellies are great, too, isn't it satisfying when you find something you can re-use on a card? The downside is, I hoard all sorts of things - eg netting from packs of fruit - and then my hubby chucks it out simply because he can't shut the kitchen drawer! I ask you, is that a good reason?!!

Enjoy your sewing machine!

love Mags B x

Aunty Sue said...

You are far too hard on yourself this is great and cute image too

Vicky said...

LOL are so funny hun...and the card and image is just perfect sweetie...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Juls said...

Hi Sarah,

You are too hard on yourself! I think your card is just lovely!!

Hugs Juls

mixamatoasties said...

Oh that's fab and I've got that paper and I was going to use it for something but haven't decided what yet!!

Susan x