Sunday 24 June 2012

Time flies ...

Having spent time earlier this evening getting up to date with putting in inserts, bagging, labelling etc (keeping up with one of my New Year resolutions), I wanted to make a card before bedtime. However, we have a new cleaner coming early tomorrow morning so I wanted to tidy away my craft stuff. So I got out a box of Kanban stuff so that I could make a quick card without making a mess.

So here is a card made with card and topper from the Gentleman's Journal kit that I bought some time ago. I've just added a couple of strips of gold glitter.

This is for:

City crafter 114: time after time
Anything goes 69: around the world (travel)
Chocolate, coffee & cards 15: coffee & cream (I used the colours)
Crafts4eternity R77: coffee cupcake - I used brown colours
There's magic in the air magical Monday: one for the boys
Crafting for all seasons 29: for man
My mum's craftshop 62: about the boys
CCEE 1225: masculine cards
Fussy & fancy 65: boy attitude
Desmet designs June: for the men and boys
Scrappy frogs: celebrate men
Robyn's fetish 113: no flowers anywhere at all
Creative craft: gold and cream
Paper playtime 77: say it with sentiments - anything goes
Victorine 36: anything goes
Crafts and me 89: anything goes
Let's craft and create 47: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
2 sisters 97: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 64
52 card pick up 25

Suzie's 365 photos day 176: pleasure

I wondered what to show for Suzie's day 176: pleasure - I thought of our grandchildren, of various more trivial pleasures in life like dark chocolate, of the pleasure I have in crafting and all the goodies that go with it ... and then I thought of our recent holiday in Eastbourne and the photo I took of the pier - I found this description of it: 'Eastbourne Pier is a seaside pleasure pier on the South coast of England', so here is my photo for 'pleasure':

And, yes, the sky really was that blue - we were so fortunate to have some good weather while we were there ... pity it then went downhill - we need our summer back NOW!

Make lemonade

In August last year I made a card (you can see it here) using the phrase 'When life gives you lemons make lemonade'. A couple of days ago a friend told me that she bought that card from me and sent it to a friend of hers and it was a blessing to her because she was going through a difficult time. So I've been asked to make two more cards with the same phrase.

So this is one of them. I've used the same digital image that I used for the original card - 'making lemonade' by Pixie Dust Studio, but this time I printed it out a couple of times and added snippets to use to paper piece.

Having done this I then realised that I also needed some more 'wood' pieces for the uprights, so I had to print another version to get these. I was prompted to use paper piecing by this week's Less is more challenge 73 and, as I've used snippets for the paper piecing, this is my first visit to the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets 26.

The sentiment is computer generated and printed and both this and the image is backed with gold mirror card (it really is gold, not black!). I added the gold flowers to hide the original drawn ones on the digi.

It's strange that I was asked Friday evening to make these cards and then I saw that Net's challenge for Totally Gorjuss 137 was asking to see 'something yellow', so this is just right!

This is also for:

Dare to be sassy Thursday 130: fun in the sun - monochrome yellow
Paper playtime 77: say it with sentiments - anything goes