Good evening everyone. Well I should have been doing the housework this afternoon, but what the heck that can wait cos I wanted to do a bit of crafting! I need some men's cards to sell at work for the charity I am supporting and My Time to Craft Challenge so happens to be a manly theme this week, so perfect I thought - I'll enter this one! The stamp is an old one that I found in the cupboard but I like it a lot. I stamped and embossed the image 3 times onto buff coloured card and then cut out and decoupaged it. The colours haven't come out too well - the light wasn't great indoors this evening for taking piccies but the backgound papers were a digital download set (sorry but I can't remember where from) but they were all in a brown colour theme. I stamped and embossed the sentiment which I mounted onto brown card and fixed it through with 2 brads. TTFN - Linda x
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
'My Time to Craft Challenge. Back in 2001 just as we were about to move up here from Hertfordshire, leaving my 2 lovely sons behind as they thought life would be a bit too quiet for them in the sticks lol! my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which was an awful shock to us. However he took it on the chin and I remember him saying that there were people much worse off than him which says it all really as he is a very caring person (I know I'm his mum and a bit bias). We knew very little about Diabetes especially Type 1 which is controlled by insulin injections and he has coped very well on the whole but there have been occasions when he has had a hypo (low blood sugar) which can be quite frightening to see and we have to deal with it. Anyway, I have occasionally sold my cards, mainly I have been asked for something specific - but I thought if I made a selection of everyday cards I could sell them at work and donate the profits to charity and I have chosen Diabetes UK as hopefully one day a cure will be found or a better way of controlling it at least. So back to the card. I used one of my favourite Tilda stamps which I coloured with Copics. The circle was cut out with my Cricut and I stamped a swirl with Versa Mark and chalked over it. The scallop circle I cut using my nesties. The DP is Kate Knight (Dovecraft) which I've had for some time now. I punched the bottom border with a Martha Steward border punch and added ribbon and a bow. The sentiment is computer generated using Microsoft WordArt and I punched a flower 3 times and layered it up adding a pearl to the centre. Again the scallop was cut with nesties. Bye for now!