Happy Friday! I'm sure some of you are thinking TGI Friday but I'll be much more excited next Friday when I'll have been back at work a week and will definitely be grateful for a couple of days off!
I'm still managing to craft amongst the chaos of moving, though I really need to start having a proper sort out with my goodies. I've found some things in the depths of my stash that made me blush with embarrassment! I mean seriously, when did I ever need so many eyelets or skeleton leaves!? LOL!
Chris is becoming my best customer for my creations by far - I swear it's the only reason he allows me to go rooting through boxes for crafty bits creating yet more chaos! He's requested (with a reasonable deadline for once!) yet another two cards for his family. Firstly for his Aunt's 60th and secondly for his brother, Phil's birthday (yup, cue yet ANOTHER masculine card! I'll be the queen of 'em soon!)
I needed a kick to get my mojo into gear and really wanted to play along with the current Raspberry Suites Color Challenge as the colours seemed a really interesting mix:
These colours scream autumn to me, but seeing as I have no autumn themed stamps I had to think of something different!
Now the title of this post is due to the fact that I combined this challenge with the recent (and very nearly ending) Get Sketchy Sketch:
Finally, here's the card:
I didn't wanna stick a HUGE 60 on his Aunty's card. Although my Mum was excited about turning 60 (I can travel the country for FREE on my bus pass, Aimes!) I'm not convinced everyone else shares the same enthusiasm!
I have to confess I'm still not overly pleased with this card...I just wish I'd made that flourish more subtle (maybe stamped on scrap first and then the card) and the sentiment bolder. Well, it's staying as it is because I made the schoolgal error of stamping all the above on when the card had been stuck together - D'oh! You know what it's like when you sit staring at a card thinking, Hmmm...something's missing...and you try to fix it but fear you've only made it worse LOL!
All PTI Goodies
Stamps: Remember, Fancy Flourishes, Damask Designs
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Card: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise (Bitty Dot Basics)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities, Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, White Gel Pen
For my second card I actually decided to stick with the colour combo of the RSCC and took some design tips on board from my current Papertrey Ink Newsletter (you can sign up to receive it here! I'd recommend it as it contains some AMAZING ideas! If you want a copy of the recent one with the design tips just let me know!) Though I'm going to share that with you later as my camera batteries have died! I took the pics for this post with Chris' super duper camera - it has more buttons than I have pairs of shoes! I just wanted to take a simple pic but it just won't let me - technology eh?!
Hope y'all have a super weekend! Mine involves meeting up with my girly colleagues for a
Thanks sooooooooo much for stopping by!
Catch ya later!