Saturday 2 May 2009

Stop and smell the roses

Flowers often feature on cards, so they are the main focus of this card. Today on 365 cards (day 63) the challenge is 'floral fest' - to use eight flowers on a card (there are actually more than eight, but I don't think anyone will mind - there are at least eight!).

I used a much-loved stamp, coloured in with copics, just adding the sentiments (K & Co).

I'm linking this for Sunday stamper, where this week's theme (week 57) is 'time after time' - I hope Hels will accept my loose interpretation of this, in the phrase 'God did not create hurry' and (take time to) stop and smell the roses.

This week's Alphabet Challenge is 'f for .... so, flowers, seems appropriate.

And challenge 30 on Secret Crafter Saturday challenge is 'flowers'.

My second card today

Yay! I managed to make another card.

This is good for two challenges - day 36: super sketch Sunday on 365 cards - this was the sketch:

And also the current challenge 13 on Colour Create: orange, green and brown, with the option of making a man's card.

I used BG ambrosia and boxer papers:

365 cards day 45: tri-fold card

Not having done much crafting lately I was conscious that I was asked to make a wedding day card and the wedding is in two weeks' time. Not knowing whether John's going to have to go back into hospital again, I thought I'd get this done. I admit that it took a while to get going, but now it's done, I'm pleased with it.

The background paper is PM Victorian (it's double sided, but I kept to the pattern of one side). The Wedding Day card on the flap is gold foiled and the selection of sentiments used on the inside is vellum with gold foiling.

The invitation that my friends had received had been done in this style of card, so I thought it would be nice to use the same idea. This also fits in well with one of the challenges I missed on 365 cards: 45: tri-fold card, so I'm linking for that.

I've put a tag in the pocket so that the friends can write their own greeting on there:

I was particularly pleased with the gold printing (using the codes supplied on CBC by Dingledel - thank you, Adele)

Artarazzi challenge 21

I came across this challenge site: Artarazzi 'challenges for digital artists' - well, the title rules me out really, because I'm no 'digital artist'.

This is the picture that was given for challenge 21:

And this is my version:

John came out of hospital yesterday - not 'out of the woods' yet regarding the foot etc - but good to have him home - back to Guy's clinic on Wednesday to see what happens next.
I feel tired atm and not able to concentrate much - want to get into some crafting, but can't get going, so this digi challenge was just right to play around with and come up with something.