I enjoyed a lovely afternoon yesterday following after the Royal Wedding, it was a party organised by theChurch I worship at, it was held in the church hall, there were a varity of ages there from under one year to over 90. There were crafts for the children at the start, and then we sat down to a lovely tea, we all took a contribution, savouries and cakes, and our Rector is a member of the magic circle and entertained us. So I felt it would be nice to make a card as a 'thank you' for the people that organised it. I kept to the 'red, white and blue' colour theme. All three of the butterflies I covered with Rangers glossy accents, its the first time I have used them and am pleased with the result. The sentiment is computer generated using the Pristina font.
I am entering this for the challenge at Less is More- Thank you card
Another week has passed and this weeks challenge at Less is More is 'Off Centre' which means they are looking for cards with little or no symmetry but perfect balance, I hope I have achieve this with my card. The sentiment I did myself in Microsoft Publisher, the branch I hand drew, well scribbled is more like it, and the flowers are punched out, I was trying to make it look like a branch of cherry blossom! I do so admire Selmas cards, you can see then on her blog here she makes the most wonderful cards with handmade flowers on them.
First I must say how honoured I was to have my last weeks card chosen to be Showcased on Less is More. This weeks challenge atLess is Morewas to use Acetate, well I didnt have any, but I was going to Cardiff with my Trefoil friends so felt sure I would get some there, but no, we asked and asked where there was a craft shop and didnt find one. So back home and I have used part of a carton, problem was I was unable to print on it, the sentiment came out blotchy. So thinking again I went back to some peel offs which I havent used for ages, I coloured them with whisper permanent markers. Cant say Im 100% pleased with the result, but better than nothing I guess. The sentiment is computer generated.
It's Saturday again and that means anotherLess is More challenge, this week we are asked to make a one layer card with the sentiment as the main focus, I used a Clarity stamp 'Peace', which I embossed with gold, and inside the 'C' I placed the 3 wise men which is from the Christmas silhouttes font which you can get as a free download from http://www.dafont.com/ . Entering this also for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle challenge - Clean and simple and Creative Cottage Challenge - white space
We are on week 9 atLess is More and this week was a colour challenge - A touch of Red, my card is a square card, I drew the tail, legs and the beak freehand, the speech balloon and the sentiment was done in Microsoft Publisher, and the red was a button onto which I stuck an eye!