Monday, 10 March 2014
This card was inspired by Lisa A's card:
I love how she nestled the 'happy' along the b of the birthday. So I found a little happy and then decided that once wasn't enough - you can never have too much happy, right?
I used this PTI birthday die and various colours of ink to create my happy rainbow. I thought about placing the birthday up on the line of happiness, but in the end, I preferred the cleaner look by putting it slightly below.
We've started spring break. Struan is leaving for NYC with the Air Cadets at 6:00 am this morning, leaving me and Kate to enjoy a week of girl time - perfect timing since she received lots of gift cards and money for her birthday and we'll have lots of time for shopping, movies and lunches out!
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Just a late-challenge reminder that the current FFC is still running until Wednesday!
This time I focused just on the colours of the inspiration photo. This MFT Joy die doesn't have a centre cut out of the o (it comes with a snowflake and a heart so you can customize it). I chose to leave it filled in and add the holly accent.
The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday March 12 - I hope to see you there!
Saturday, 8 March 2014
Let me refresh your memory about my neighbour, Mrs W. She and I have become good friends in the last couple of years and I've made a few cards for her to give to people, including a 90th birthday card for Mrs M. Mrs. W's daughter is married to Mrs. M's son, but we'll come back to that later.
A couple of weeks ago in the hairdresser (they meet up there every Friday at 1:00), Mrs M was saying that she couldn't find a 60th wedding card for her friends in England. Mrs W very kindly offered that I would make her one - and then she sheepishly told me that evening, hoping that it would be ok. Of course, I was delighted to make the card and here it is. (60th is diamond, by the way)
Fast forward to yesterday, again at the hairdresser, where Mrs M reminded Mrs W that this week is the 40th (ruby) wedding anniversary of their married children. You guessed it! I now have two commissions to make two cards for the same couple - one from each of the mothers. So tomorrow afternoon, I'll be trying to figure out how to manage this whole thing - two different cards, both good, but the one for Mrs W will have to be just a smidge better, to keep this tricky relationship in balance! Wish me luck!
For this week's Muse challenge, where Vicki has provided this lovely springtime inspiration:
I focused on the white space, the butterfly, the colours, the script-y black sentiment and the circle die cut. I used an old Hero Arts butterfly, coloured with Copics and Stickles and an Ink Essentials sentiment. I cut a larger circle layer out of vellum to add interest without adding clutter.
I hope you'll get a chance to play along - the deadline is on Monday at 8:00 EDT (that's one hour less this week, due to the change in clocks!). Voting will start at that time and end on Tuesday morning and then the results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Isn't this fun? I love how this week's CTS sketch pushed me to something I would never have come up with on my own.
I even pushed myself not to do rainbow colours for the PTI 'happys', and I do like the blue and green, but now I'm itching to remake it with all the colours! (Uniko 'birthday').
Thursday, 6 March 2014
This week's Less is More challenge is to use yellow and green.
I admit that green and yellow is not my favourite colour combination of all time. Somehow I always end up thinking of the Greenbay Packers, which is weird since I don't even watch football.
But given how sick I am of white (ie SNOW), I embraced this classic spring combination to make a fresh and pretty card (if I do say so myself!).
I used a Die-versions die (altered by hand) and a Papertrey flower, with some stickles for sparkle and a yellow enamel centre.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
This time we have a colour challenge at The Card Concept:
I used the shape of the cake pops as my inspiration. BTW - cake pops -what a great invention - cake and icing all in one bite, which is the perfect size - I often feel like I just want a bite!
My Mama Elephant Party Kit balloon is stamped in Green Galore and Gumball Green, using a technique that Jennifer McGuire showed a while ago. This technique is so simple and it adds dimension and interest to an otherwise flat design. The little bow is from the same Mama Elephant set and the sentiment is unknown. I used my brown thin marker to create the string exactly where the 'i' in birthday should be.
Now it's your turn!
- Use the Challenge to create a card.
- Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
- Explain in your post which style you used.
- Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
- Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday,March 17 at 3:00 EDT.