Saturday, 14 November 2009

2 challenged in 1

Oh boy, what a weekend, but I will tell you all later. Firstly I would like to show you a card that I made for this weeks challenge over at A Spoonfull Of Sugar which was to create a scene and Whiff of Joy where you had to use the colours orange, brown and cream.

Well this is what I came up with and I am really happy with the result. I just played around more this time and decided to break away from my normal and try not to use any papers other than the base card itself.

I stamped the imaged out on Gina K Luxury paper with Memento and coloured her in with copics. You can really see the difference with the blending when you use the proper materials.

Next I used my new embossing folder that I bought from Crafts Too called Leafy tree and used the ranger perfect pearls to highlight the tree.

Used chalks to create an autumnal background with the blue sky and the red sunset and finally some fiber paper in shades of green for the grass.

I really do like the way this card turned out and I hope you appreciate it also.

image: Whiff Of Joy (Autumn Kit)
colours: Copics, perfect pearls, blending chalks
embossing folder: Crafts-Too, leafy tree
papers: cream card, fiber paper

Well onto my unbelievable weekend. It was my son's birthday on Friday (Friday the 13th) and oh boy did it turn out to be a horrible day for me. Started off great, Joe really enjoyed his cards (see tomorrow's post) and presents before going to school. Trevor and I then went up the town to get the final bits and pieces for his birthday party which was today, sorry no pics as other kids in them and I want to respect their privacy. I bought a new memory stick for the computer and the new touch ipod for myself for Christmas. Well as you can see from my previous post the ipod works, went to turn on the computer and blaaaah it pooped itself. Not a dickey bird, nathing. Phoned the IT man and he says that my hard drive has died, not much change out of £200 to get it fixed but he will see what he can do. Leaving it with him on Monday as I really need the hard drive, all my accounts, cards, photos everything is saved on it and I didn't get a backup done before it died. I bet you are asking yourself how am I doing this post, well thankfully Kelsey has a laptop but I really need my accounts as its been a few months since I printed out a hard copy. So please learn by what I say, not as I do. DO A BACKUP NOW!!!!



Jane said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles this weekend! I love your card it is beautiful and such clever ideas! Thanks for joining us at WOJ hugs,Jane xx

Rach said...

such a beautiful card. hugs rachxx

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