WooHoo it is that happy time of the month where we tickle a fellow teapotter. This week we are having pool parties, street parties and lots of summer time fun.
Dotty's girlfriends are already in the summer fun spirit, sipping bubbly and lounging by the pool in their new seasons swimwear. Dotty on the other hand has flown in from Australia where it is winter and her husband is away. Consequently Dotty has let herself go a bit - honestly you could plait the hairs on her legs......oh hang on.... that's me, cancel all that personal info about Dotty.
I learnt the Happy Dance since becoming a Splitcostian, I have made some very, very special friends here. I got this Dotty stamp at a recent craft camp during the "buy, swap and sell" session. I traded a fish for Dotty!! She reminded me of a funny character here at SCS called Nana Bannana created by Susie aka paperpunchscissors. Lovely Peggy (jasonw1) sent me this beautiul pushbike die and the fence was sent to me along with some other treats by Jennifer (mother's daughter) following our last teapot tickle. Beautiful Kathleen Lammie send me some bakers twine that would have looked great here, sadly it is hiding (probably with my sewing machine power cord that I still haven't found). In short, this card has lots of sentimental value and I am very happy it is going to a teapotters home.
My copic colouring is coming on very slowly, happily I am managing to stay between the lines now. I paperpieced Dottys outfit and the girlfriends swimwear is also paperpieced. The gorgeous pushbike from Peggy is attached to the card by using brads. The little basket was a bit tricky to attach to the bike, so I glued it to Dottys dress LOL.
The festive banner is made from Websters Pages pom-pom ribbon. There are three trees on the back step of the card. One tree would have been enough, but I think a fellow teapotter would enjoy this new tree die I purchased from Cottage Cutz.
Liquid pearls and some stickles have been added here and there. The grass was made using MS fringe scissors and then hand trimmed. All of the fussy cutting edges have been inked in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress ink and in case you are wondering the black under Dottys arm was entirely accidental and in no way represents her personal grooming.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week everyone.
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 GMT Views: 2061
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Arlington, Washington Posts: 30301
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 10:46 PM
OH MY GOSH!! This is amazing! I love everything, it brings a smile to my face! you have put a lot of wonderful work into this beauty! someone is going to be very lucky to receive this treasure! your coloring rocks:)
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 12:16 AM
YAY YAY YAY , now I know where to go PARTAY!!! LOL Susie this is AWESOME!!! What a fun bunch of gals to pal around with!!! Your coloring is awesome!!! Love the paper piecing too! LOTS and lots of wonderful details with the pom poms, the fence and the folliage looks amazing!!! LOVE it all Susie!!!
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14310
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 3:50 AM
Susie, you pulled out all the bells and whistles, I see, and still didn't stop there! Your cards are always so fun to look at cuz there's just so much to take in! Who wouldn't love this fun batch of ladies dancing and catching some rays poolside! You have lots of creativity going on.....love that bicycle! How blessed to have so many wonderful gifts~
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
― Lou Holtz
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Registered: June 19, 2010 Location: Daniel Island, S.C. Posts: 5706
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 11:57 AM
Saludos my darlings, and you know who you are! C'mon lets mingle. So nice to see you. Throw your hips into the air like Ginger and Fred Astair! You know I don't say this to everyone, but, Dotty, "You looook marvelous!" Especially doin' that happy dance! *Bwahaha*
Susie, this card IS marvelous and funny! You have just created your first character! Love the new bike and fence die, the twine, and all the rest of the lovely treats you've used on your card. What FUN (and that's what this should be). Now, darling, let's tango!
Love and laugher,
Susie Lessard (aka Nana Banana)
P.s. For everyone's enjoyment, Billy Crystal's video from 1985