Friday, 3 May 2013

10/10 for effort...

Hey peeps!

How's it going?  I hope you all have glorious weather where you are like we do today!  Gonna get myself out in the garden - whoop whoop!

As expected, Mother rejected the previous card I made for her friend who is moving house...I knew it would happen.  She tried to be diplomatic about it however when I emailed the picture over to her... 

"Ooooh thats lovely, but can you add a "New house" or "Good luck in you new home" type message-think that would be more appropriate.
Thats one for the collection tho'
Love you more xoxoxox xoxoxox xoxoxox " there you have it - verbatim.  Back to the drawing board I went.  Then I saw the sketch for this week over at CAS(E) This Sketch and I knew exactly what I was going to do!  Don't you just love it when that happens?!!

I am loving this sketch - the possibilities are endless...wouldn't you agree?  For my card, I stuck with the red, black and white colour scheme of before as I have it on good authority that these will go down well with the recipient (and Mother)... 

I think it's safe to say that this is very obviously a 'New Home' card and I cannot foresee any 'suggestions' this time!  ;)  Unfortunately, I don't have ANY stamps whatsoever relating to 'new home' or 'moving house' or even 'good luck' as it goes, so the trusty nibs and ink came out.  They do get a bit neglected now that I have more sentiment stamps now actually, which is sad.  I should make more of an effort to actually write things myself!  The only draw back is that I love to emboss my unless I can find some liquid embossing writing ink then that's not going to happen...I see a hole in the market here!  

Lacking in embossing writing ink, I embossed the chevrons instead!!  Another present from the fabulous Chupa in her blog candy giveaway ;)  This card actually started life as a rectangular one, but he just didn't look right so I chopped him down and he looks much better square!  The house and sentiment are popped up on foam tape so it's a little more interesting. 

A big thank you to Lyndal for pointing out that there is a challenge over at Catered Crop - Make An Impression and that my previous moving card and now this one would qualify!  Thanks girl!  So, I'm entering both cards into that one too :)

Right...I'm off to enjoy the sunshine now...knowing our weather today will qualify as our whole summer and I'd hate to miss it!!  Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies, especially those of us with a bank holiday coming this Monday :)  We're going to a bike rally with our Harley friend and it's gonna be good!

Thanks for stopping by ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Bright Red
Stamps: Gel-a-Tins - Chevron-tastic
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium; Windsor & Newton - Scarlet
Other:    WOW! - Apple red and Ebony e/p; rhinestones


  1. Oh dear! Mothers! I loved the first card, and I love this one, too! I hope your Mum and her friend love it too. :-)

  2. She didn't like the first one?! I'll take it and I'm not even moving! ;)

    I love this one though...perfect take on the challenge and theme. I foresee no edits ;)

  3. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  4. Great take on the sketch! Have you ever tried a Versamark pen to emboss your handwriting? There's a fine tip on the end that might work. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. This is gorgeous and your handwriting looks just like a computer font! Thank you for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  6. Your bit about your mother's rejection had me busting a gut, Sian! She really is such a mom, bless her! But, listen, not only did they make a sketch to spark your creativity, you created a card that's another winner! It can't be otherwise as it's beyond brilliant!!

    And finally, honey cake, with printing like yours, I hope you never spend money on another sediment stamp! You have all of us so GREEN over that talent!!

  7. that is a fabby card Saian and you are in luck as there IS an embossing pen i think its same versamark... search for versamark pen!!


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