Monday 11 May 2009

Something's fishy

'Something's fishy' was the theme on 365 cards for challenge 58: 'put at least one fish on your card'.

For this card, I've used the sketch for challenge 61 on Paperminutes:

I've used blue and green, the subject of this week's Colour Create challenge 15 (haven't done the option this time - perhaps another card later in the week).

The Pink Elephant challenge 14 asks for the use of 'light blue, medium or dark blue, green and white', so this fits that one.

And this week's challenge 39 on Cupcake Craft asks for a card for a man or boy.

And, lastly, the new challenge on Created by hand is 'postage stamps' - and as three of them are on this card, I'm linking for that.

The base card is a PDA design, the large picture is from a concept card kit, the fish at the top is a rub on and the three stamps are also rub ons, mounted on DCWV textured card.

Card recipe

One of the challenges I missed on 365 cards was day 55: card recipe:

This is what Pam said:

'Wouldn't it be nice if you just had a simple recipe to follow that only allowed for variation in colors/patterns? Here's the recipe for this card:

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

My 5 x 5 card is DCWV textured, my 4 x 4 PP is BG cupcake, my shape is the little red star in the bottom left corner, my three jewels are the two silver stars top right and the one on the red star, and, of course, my alpha stickers spell out 'U R A STAR'.

I used the colours of this week's Colour Throwdown challenge 41: red riding hood, baja breeze and certainly celery, so this card is good for that challenge as well.

Keryn Campbell's challenge 16 has a very similar colour combo: regal rose, bashful blue, certainly celery and a neutral, so I'm also linking there.

Surprise RAK

On Friday, I showed some die cuts that I received from Ellen on CBC. Today, I received an envelope bulging with die cuts and stamped images, kindly sent to me by the swap groups on CBC. I usually take part in swaps like this, but, because of the uncertainty of John being in and out of hospital, I didn't take part this time. What wonderful crafting friends to send me these lovely goodies - thank you so much, everyone, and Helen for organising.