Monday 12 April 2010

A trip to paris

Hi again
I thought I would post this tonight as I am out all day tomorrow with my family and with the extended family from Kent. We are all off to Chessington World of Adventures and we think there will be around 24 of us with all the big and little children!!!! I think we will be very tired tomorrow night.

Anyway. Here is my second card of the day. This was inspired by the S2G challenges where they invite you to join the S2G DT for a jaunt to the land of 'crossiants, cafes, & haute couture'. It is a blog hop and they would love for you to join them on an adventure to PARIS this week. The Twisted Thursday Challenge TWIST this week is to use the word "MERCI" on your card or project. So I have completed the blog hop and I am entering this card. The word 'merci' is there but just difficult to see in the light. (See below)

I have really gone to town on this one and it grew and grew. I downloaded some images to use and chose this as the central one, behind it is a postcard which has merci in the text but it got covered by the leaves. I have stamped several TH French theme stamps on the backing paper which was also a download and then distressed. There is texture on the card on both the yellow mount (I used a cuttlebug embossing folder of musical notes) and the paper that I sewed the lace to is also embossed. I made 2 of the flowers myself and embellished the butterfly. The backing paper and the flowers I made have been misted using glimmer mists. Here is the merci saying and the flower embellishment.
            I had great fun playing around with this one, but I have to say it isn't one of my favourites now it is finished. Never mind. We learn in lots of ways and I am happy to experiment.

"Man is not made for defeat".    -   Ernest Hemingway

See you again soon. Take care. LOL Bxxxx

Challenge List
S2G Challenges - April in Paris Blog Hop and Twisted Thursday #51
Creative Belli #88 - Colour Spray
Totally Papercrafts challenge 11 - Distressing
Totally Gorjuss challenge 25 - Texture
Corrosive challenges #59 - Texture
One Stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Sophisti-cat Challenge #29 - So distressing

Diesel Train

Happy Sunny Monday

I had a great day yesterday at Alexandra Palace having a mooch round and seeing what new goodies are available. I added to my dies, Promarkers, vintage images, TH goodies and general stash.

My card today has been made for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge - 'One for the Boys'.
I have used a cigarette card for the image, mounted it on brown and distressed and stickled the edges. I find it so hard to make men's cards, but I used papers both from the Papercraft World CD I used for the Sweet Pea card and from my scraps. I glittered the die cut photo clip and added die cut cog shapes to the border of plastic parcel tape. I used a MS border punch for the centre white layer and added a TH pin and made a sentiment embellishment for it. I stamped a clock face image and cut that out as an embellishment.

I hope all is well with you and yours this week.

Take care. LOL Bxxx

Challenge List
A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 98 - One for the boys
Totally Papercrafts challenge 11 - Distressing
One stitch at a time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Sophisti-cat challenge 29 - So distressing
The Pink Elephant challenge #62 - Recipe - 1 image, 2 dies & 3 embellishments
Cupcake craft challenges 86 - Childhood memories  My dad would often talk about the old trains.