Monday, 2 June 2008

Grasshopper Card - Stretch Your Imagination


This week on BBTB Regina asked the design team to use the grasshopper cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut him at 3" and added some googly eyes. The sentiment was computer generated, papers by making memories.


This took me well outside my comfort zone, not only because I really was lost what to do with this little chap, I also hate all things creepy and crawly, and even when he was looking quite cute in his green polka dots and googly eyes, I could not warm to him at all. That's the fun of being on a design team though, I love the way it forces me to think outside the box.


The greeting was done using the Greeting Card Factory software. I bought it in the UK, but it is an American product. I find it really useful for generating sayings. It has a lot of stuff on it, backgrounds, clip art, poems and sentiments for outside and inside the card. You can put your greeting in a circle, wave, right side up etc etc etc, loads of fonts and colours too. So if you make a lot of cards I think it's a good buy, especially as I am not terribly skilled on the computer. Nice and easy does it for me every time!

25 comments:

DeeDee said...

Oh Enfys!!! I love your hopper card.....look at all the polka dots you have going on girlie....This is way to CUTE!!!!

paul profitt said...

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Look forward to reading more.
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Flossie's Follies said...

Too cute, love him, great card

Hilmarose said...

too cute!

Lana said...

This is the cutest grasshoper I ever saw!!!
Love the polka dot paper & colours.

Jozza said...

Oh this is so cute! AND it's GREEN!!!! My favourite colour :o) I love it! xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

How adorable is this! I adore polka dots!! And I really LOVE the way you did the title. Yet another awesome card Enfys!!

Fi said...

I love your grasshopper - the colours and the paper are just fantastic.
FiCervetto - Cricut MB

"Um Buggin" said...

Enfys, this is such a cute card. Love the grasshopper, and the colors are awesome. You are so creative and genorous in sharing your creations! Glad to have found you friend!!

~Lillie~

Anonymous said...

I really like this card - I like to do my sentiment on computer too - thanks for giving me some more ideas!

Kay
aka angelsmom

michelle said...

i so love this card and i am definately going to look up that software, Thanks Enfy's for your wonderful inspiration your creations are always so wonderful !!!

scrappydisney said...

he is so adorable, love the card.
tfs
jennie

Terrie B x said...

Your hopper card is fantastic ...
Have a great week Enfys:)x

~JulieH~ said...

gorgeous card Enfys I love the colours and patterns. I love greeting card factory use it all the time great for positioning text just right on a card!

Nikki said...

Very cute! How could you not find him a cutie!?

:)

Ivy said...

Well Enfys, your little chap turned out very cute if I say so myself! You did a wonderful job!

Justine said...

This so sweet Enfys!! I love that little bug!!
Justine x

ANGELO said...
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ANGELO said...

Hey, I love your hoppy card. I think the grasshopper is cute, especially with the polkadots on :)

Kristin from Norway

Becky Stewart said...

ooooh he is sooooooo cute!! I love it

Angie C said...

Such a cute card

Laurie in MN said...

Too funny. The green hopper is so much fun with the added oogly eyes.

Sadie B said...

This is fantastic Envys such great choice of papers for the grasshopper.

Glee said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, Enfys!

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW Enfys!!!, this card is gorgeous. I love the bright green you selected for this card, and how you put it all together.