19 September 2015

Week 242 Theme - Technology

Our theme this week is


What comes to mind with this word?
Love it or hate it, this is a word which is part of modern living...
we couldn't live without it these days although sometimes it's very hard to live with it!

So what can you come up with?
Give your imagination free rein!


I have a computer generated one layer card for this week's challenge. 
 I saw something extremely similar on Pinterest, found an on/off button image online and 
added the sentiment in problem secretary font. The card is linen textured, tent folded.

I was at a bit of a loss for a while and decided to see if I could make a representation 
of a mobile phone, with the bits and bobs I had around me!
I started by cutting a couple of rectangles from black and dull silver card, 
rounding the corners with graduated sized Corner Chompers...3/8" for the silver 
and 1/4" for the black. Next I cut a rectangle with a Spellbinder rectangle die, 
shortening it slightly to fit in the space. For the button I used a flower centre die 
and a hole punch, fitting the smaller black circle onto the silver piece. 
The microphone at the top was made with the letter i from a Cuttlebug's Babyface alphabet. 
The message is also from little alpha die-cuts and the sentiment is computer generated!
Job done!


I have to admit this was a mega struggle but in the end I decided to go with 'tech' speak!
Down with the young'uns using 'hash-tags'!
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies and Index Card set came in handy especially
as the latter includes a # die! After die-cutting the stitched rectangle I split the panel into 4
using a snow-drift border die. I inked up some cardstock using the same inks as the sentiments 
to die-cut 3 hash-tags. The sentiments are from Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments 
with 'smile' and 'celebrate' from the brand new set being released today. 
The '18' is die-cut using Avery Elle - Count on Us dies and is die-cut 3 times 
for added dimension. To finish a few sparkly gems 


I masked off the V shape with post-its and the curves of the logo were created using one 
of the straight stripe stamps from Clearly Besotted's 'Basic Stripes' set which I 
manipulated into a curve.  The three curves were embossed in Wow! Platinum EP. 
Instead of the usual dot at the bottom I changed this for a heart from Stampin' Up's 
'Work of Art' set and this was also heat embossed.  The coloured cardstock was cut with 
a stitched rectangle and a computer generated sentiment added, cut with a tag die from 
Clearly Besotted's 'Tag Along' set.  A few glazed gems were added to accent.

We hope you enjoy the challenge and can't wait to see the results of
technology ideas. Have fun and don't forget to keep your creations clean and simple!



  1. Wow, what a fun and difficult challenge! Love it!

  2. Such clever cards. Love them all.

  3. A real challenge this time. But I made my card and used some stamps with an older technology, but with this there shoudn't be a technology as we are using these days I think. Have nice weekend, Ankie

  4. Ha!!! Goodness!! this is a challenge indeed, such fun, my head is churning with ideas, let's see what I can come up with.....
    Thank you for this fun challenge.

  5. A challenging challenge...mmmm, what a different idea!

  6. great challenge, I wanted to buy a digistamp with a bird holding a phone and the sentiment saying: i miss you tweet me sometimes, thought it was cool, but it turns out i can;t buy it because i'm outside the uk. :-( sent them an email asking why but no reply, hopefully i can still take part if they come back to me soon

  7. Thanks for the challenge - certainly got the brain cells working overtime this week! Great inspiration from the DT. xx

  8. Ooooh .... it's a tough one this week ... thanks ladies! Great inspiration from the DT xx

  9. It was hard to make a card with this Theme! I have great respect for DT's creativity!



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