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 "
...so 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 sentiments...so 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