Monday, March 5, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge will get you to move like Jagger

Hi everyone! Wow, what a beautiful weekend we had here. the sun was shining, but there was a great breeze that kept things from getting too warm. Everything is budding here, and I mean everything! the pear trees are just beautiful now - like giant snowballs! I love the beauty, but I don't like what it does to my sinuses and I don't like that it just means hot summer time is coming, but I'm choosing to enjoy the now.

I snuck in a peek at Squigglefly's challenge for today and made a card for that using the Love Envelope Kitten by Louise Gardner. Louise is Squigglefly's newest artist, but she is quickly becoming a favorite with her cute images!




The challenge that Rhonda gave the Rascals is to make something wobble. She sent them all an action wobble to use, but I found a video that shows you how you can make your own if you don't happen to have any on hand. This video I followed was easy to follow and that's what I did for my card.  One note - after playing with lots of different wires, the best gauge I found was 26.  The little circle the cat is on wobbles. I'm sure using the action wobbles is much quicker and easier, but the home made ones work great for do-it-yourself!

My image was colored with copic markers and for some reason I always like to give my cats tiger stripes!   I used a white gel pen to doodle around the edge of the card. When I folded my card stock, the card stock frayed at the fold so I opted to disguise it by distressing all of the edges with scissors.  The sentiment is one from Stampin' Up!

I hope you'll take time to play along in the challenge - it's a fun one and it's good to learn a new thing like making your own wobbles!

13 comments:

Linda said...

Very cute! I have some of the Wobbles and I have made my own. They are really fun to use.

Tammy said...

Cute card! Love the birthday package and the image is adorable!

bumblebee creations said...

I love this Holly!! I bought this image this weekend too!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Too cute, I love that kitty image and making it wobble is a great idea. A little kid and an adult too would get a big smile opening this card.

Scrappin Sista said...

very cute card Holly!! I never thought about using action wobbles on digis.. i alwayse used them on die cuts so this will be interesting to see what i come up with!! lol!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Thanks Holly for stopping at my blog. Hope all is well with you. Love your card. The kitty is just so cute. I will have to check out your video. Thanks for sharing.
Hugz, Pat

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! What a really adorable kitty!! Beautiful design and a perfect bow Holly!! P.S. I just heard that song this morning too!! LOL! :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I like the way you have the sentiment below the present. This is colored so well with those stripes on that cute little kitty, and those papers are so pretty.

Of course I NEED 26 gauge wire now!

Brat

Pat said...

Love the colors on your card and that kitty is SO cute! Great faux stitching, too.

Lori m said...

Trying my comment again lol, Google had my last one for lunch.

Love this card the wobbly is adorable, amazing layout and pretty pastel colors. Who couldn't resist smiling at this cute little kitty.

Fantastic card, hugs, Lori m

Kathy Bradley said...

Aah, I couldn't resist that adorable little face - awesome coloring and pretty card!!

Melissa said...

Great card!!! I'm going to try the challenge with a homemade wobble!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Love your colour scheme Holly - and the dp is gorgeous! That image is just so cute and I love the tiger stripes! Awesome card!