Monday, July 5, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Meets Smeared and Smudged in A Blog Hop

This week Simply Betty Stamps is proudly sponsoring the Smeared and Smudged challenge. The theme is "Getting Grungy" and using a metal element on your card. After I'd made my card I was also told to use black and grey - well I do have the black covered and if you accept the touch of grey in his hair I'm fine - LOL.

The event is also a blog hop so if you've come here via Lisa's blog then you've done well - if you want to start back at the beginning then Terra's blog is the place to be. 

I used the handsome young Miller here and mixed him with some My Mind's Eye DP which I screwed up, flattened out and smooshed ink over. I also distressed all the edges to grunge them up a bit more too. The metal element is a swirl paper clip which I've attached a key ring charm too. I've also used a jumbo brad in the centre of the sentiment.

I love Miller's little lizard friend - he's too cute and adds a touch of colour to my card! Don't forget these guys are available for sale at Simply Betty Stamps and are FABULOUS for all sorts of occasions - especially for teenagers I've found!

I believe I'm the last stop on the hop - Betty had a family emergency but will post her card later - so we hope you enjoyed the ride and are inspired to join in the challenge!!!

xXx

31 comments:

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic teen card Debbie, love the smooshed ink lol! Love the key ring charm and that lizard looks so cheeky, take careX:)

Melodie said...

Fabolous card and I love the colours very much.
Hugs
Melodie

Andrea said...

love how the little lizard stands out, the whole thing looks excellent x

Karen said...

That looks really great Debbie!! I like your smooched bit. hheheheehhe
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Sammi said...

This is a gorgeous card Debbie! I'm sorry I have not been round much lately.. I HAVE been admiring your cards and drooling over them in google reader though. hehe! bout time I got here to say Hi though!
LOVE your work!
xxx

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Debbie! I love your smeared and smudged DP!
Hugs
Kylie

Leigh said...

Excellent teen card Debbie. I also love the little lizard.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

So super awesome Debbie!! I love how you worked with Miller!! He's such a fab stamp!!! I love your color scheme and all of your embellishments!!! Gorgeous work!!

France said...

Oh I just love the color scheme of this card, !!! Fabulous teen card !

Kylie said...

Looks like you've been doing a bit of distressing Deb! lol. Looks fab and love the way you coloured him up. Adore your Mo card too. Just gorgeous.

Hugs, Kylie ox

Danielle said...

Thank you SOO much for hopping with us Debbie!! Sorry if there was some mis-communication about the blog order. BUT, all that matters is that we get to see your inspiring card!! I LOVE how you colored him! Your hardware touch is divine!! Fabulous card!! Thanks again for hopping!!

Alison said...

What a cool card! I love how you grunged up your paper! Super rad colorinjg too! Thank you so much for joining the S&S team with this challenge!!!

Kathi said...

Fabulous job. I love how you colored him and really like the metal accent you created with the swirl clip!

ladybrayton71 said...

This is so amazing! I love your coloring and the card layout is simply fabulous! Great use of metal and ribbon. Fantastic!

Barb said...

Fab card, Debbie... love how Miller's pet adds a pop of color :)

Tammy said...

This is a great card! I love the elements you used in this card and would be perfect for teenagers!

LINDA said...

What a fantastic card.. Love the details you have used.. and the image is so cute..Lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Cassie_lu said...

great card and love how the images are peeking off the edge of the paper

Mina said...

what a fabulous card for a teenager Debbie...beautifully coloured and the background is perfect for the theme
Mina xxx

Tracey Feeger said...

What an absolutely wonderful creation. Love the DP and the stamp rocks.
mwah
Trace

blackdragon said...

I love your choice of colours Debbie.... and your colouring is wonderful.
Thank you for joining with us... the DT from Smeared ink.... i had a great time on this hop i hope you did too.
lynx

Alex said...

I love this! His lizard is adorable and the stripe in his hair is fabulous. I have teenage boy telling me THAT is how he wants his hair! LOL!

Leonie said...

I love how it's a male card with ribbon, but it totally works! You're a magician! Love it!

Chat Noir said...

Hey, welcome to the world of black and white!!

Love the image.

Marlene said...

Is there ANYTHING you can't do?!! This is terrific!!!

RubyM:) said...

Your card is freakin cool.The colors are awsome. Hey Debbie i saw MELVOURNE ON TV THE OTHER DAY!!!! I have to go..... The cafe's ,the desserts,the shopping and the beaches.It LOOKS LIKE PARADISE. I need to go.My next vacation would be Australia i hope it happens soon,LOL!RubyYM:)

P.S
You have the tennis tournaments there too!! LUCKY GAL!

ldfdesign said...

love the colors!!! wonderful card!!!!

tori said...

I love the colors and your paper combos! Great card!! Thanks for playing along with us!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW, Debbie! He's fantastic! Love the cahrm and his cute pet. I guess I'm off to hop! xxD

Angela said...

Love this card and this image!!! I'm taking my oldest Daughter to see Adam Lambert in concert tomorrow night( what do you want from me)!! Sorry I have that song stuck in my head, and this image reminds me of him!!! I just received my Emo kids last week, but I still haven't had time to even ink them up!!!
Debbie I love the DP and the colors you have used!! Just an AWESOME card!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So so cool! And I LOVE that key fob embellie!