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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Well, it looks like the weather has taken a turn for the worst again doesn't it? What happened to Flaming June? Still, I did manage a full day's gardening on Sunday. I also managed to fit in cooking a dinner. So what? you may ask. Well, at 5.30 I dished up this lovely looking (and smelling I may add) casserole, only to bite into a solid carrot and potato. My oven broke half way through cooking!!! lol. Microwave meals for a while now methinks, lol.

Anyway, onwards. I am honoured this week to have a GDT spot over at JACKSONS DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS. *inserts big smiley* This week they have a challenge theme 'Inks & Such' so I used plenty of inks on my birthday tag. The image is one of Robert Jacksons that I chose as part of my prize last week. These images are really all African American but I've coloured my lady white (only because I don't know how to colour any other skin tone, lol).

My background is done with my distress ink pads and then run through my bug with T.H's bingo embossing folder. The corners are stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp. I did the text strips myself, printed them off and then inked them too. The image is coloured with Promarkers. The other embellies were in one of those Jolie's packs that must have been in my drawer for about 6 years and I've never had a use for it. I've still got the slot machine left too, lol. Do you remember when these packs were the best thing since sliced bread? How tastes change eh?

Entering into:
MAKE IT MONDAY #93 - Anything goes.
LEXI'S CREATIONS #67 - Birthday.

CRAFT YOUR PASSION #114 - Anything goes.

INSPIRE ME FRIDAY #62 - Anything goes.


Grace said...

Oh what a great tag! Love how you colored the image... I think it could be either and works perfectly as colored! Saw it on MIM! TFS!

Mandy said...

Absolutely love your card! :)
Thanks for joining in Craft Punked first Challenge!

Mandy xx

Marijke said...

this is só funny, love it

Trina said...

She looks just fine as a white woman! ;D You added a ton of great casino details! Thanks for sharing this awesomely colored tag with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

Sorry about your oven...

s4rah said...

Fab tag Lorraine, I love it! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Craft Punked and hope to see you next time!

Star said...

Lorraine this is just brilliant. Don't know how you have fitted so much into a tag. Love your choice of colours and the embellishments are great
Eileen x

Pia S said...

What a fun tag! Love the granny trying her luck and the sentiment is just great! Spotted this on MIM.

Carol said...

Superb tag, I love it, fabulous colours and I love all the wee details :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol :-) xx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

such a fab card, made me chuckle!!


Mamma Mia said...

Hi Lorraine - what a fun tag! Great image and I love the bingo embossing.
You have my sympathies re: your oven - the thermostat broke on ours a few years ago ... in the middle of cooking the Christmas Cake well, Christmas goo! Thank goodness our microwave has a convection oven too so we could finish the cake off.
Anyway, I digress - thanks for joining the "Happy Birthday" fun at Lexi's Creations.
Helen x (DT)

catherine said...

Love this Lorraine and the background is cool. Funny image and great
x catherine

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, love the bingo numbered background, works perfectly with the elderly lady image and the embossing adds so much texture. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Lol this made me smile Lorraine that image is fantastic so is the design
Lorraine x

Carla S. said...

Fantastic tag, Lorraine! Love the background and the fun image! Great design! Thanks for sharing it at Guylou's Inimitability!

Sheila H said...

I love this image. I have it too, but I'm saving it for a special occasion :). I'll have to check out that TH die - thanks for the tip. I really like that you showed the versatility of Robert's images. Thanks for being a guest designer at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
JDE Design Team

Sandy said...

Fantastic tag, love the image and the sentiment is just right for playing the pokies, LOL
Thanks for linking this beauty up at MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

coops said...

lol this is fantastic lorraine.love all your details and fab fun image :D

xx coops xx

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous tag. Make me smile !
Love your image.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
Hugs Berit - GDT

Chana said...

Hi, Lorraine,
You already know that I love that tag! I had my Las Vegas, Casino going 92 year old sister, log onto our blog so she could see your tag. It cracked her up.

Thanks so much for showing the versatility of Robert's images. We want all designers to know they can use his wonderful creations.

Thanks for for this image with us at Guylou's

Chana, DT Member - Guylou's
DT Coordinator Jackson's Digital Expressions

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Such a funny image! Lovely design for your tag.
I came over from your link at MIM. I'm #16 & #130 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by to check them out.

Kasey ~ in Oz

xxxtglxxx said...

Lorraine you possess the knack of making me chuckle everytime I see your cards! :)

Brilliant! Awesome image (I have no idea where you find this stuff!)

Fab embellies too hun!



Anonymous said...

Brilliant tag.Love the fun image and the added details are perfect.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

CraftyNess said...

I love this - its fun and great colours, brilliant :) thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

Paula said...

This is fantastic! Love it all! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)

mark gould said...

that tag is awesome. I went to vegas last year for the first time and loved it, am trying to get back again this year. there are loads of ladies like the one on your tag haunting the casinos.

Renee said...

Lorraine, your tag is awesome...that little old lady made me giggle! I saw this on MIM.

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Georgeous Tag Lorraine. Lovin it Hun......

Deonna Bemish said...

This is Hilarious! You did an awesome job with this tag. I love it! I saw you on MIM.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Your tag is totally STUNNING! Wow so full of amazing details. I LOVE it. So glad that you have joined us as a GDT because this allowed me to discover you. I'm now a follower ;)

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