Well hello there!
I have missed you all and I have missed sitting at my desk and being creative!! But today I had the opportunity to cram some card making into my life and I feel so much better for it :)
I haven't been completely cut off from goings-ons in blogland, I still get my email updates even if I haven't had the chance to visit you all. Through my emails I was aware that the Curtain Call Challenge is back! Now, I never played the first time round and I'll be honest, it was on the peripheral of my blog challenge radar as I was a complete blogging novice at that point. This time though I am going to join in!
This challenge couldn't have been more perfectly timed for me. The inspiration is 'Feeling Nautical'. This weekend just gone a friend of mine told me that she had passed my details on to a friend of hers who is getting married; she's planning a nautical themed wedding. Like I said - perfect timing! I have SO many ideas for this theme, however very few stamps etc that relate to anything remotely nautical, so for now I am working with what I have but it's a situation that will be resolved promptly!! Any excuse to shop hey?! ;)
The Design Team have done a fantastic job with their samples for this theme, I am in awe :)
Ok, enough babble, card time!
...I have started with the obvious...blue, white, red, gold, stripes and a little 'star-fish' (?!) The sentiment is embossed in gold (I don't know how well it shows in the picture?)
Like I said, I have LOADS of ideas for this and I am hoping to find the time to turn them all into reality before the deadline, but to be honest I'm pleased to have made a card and posted it! I have made a few cards for challenges recently but ran out of time to post/enter them! That's more frustrating than not making one in the first place don't you find?!
Thank you, as always, for stopping by...I do appreciate your support especially given my intermittent posting of late :) I'm really hoping I'll be here a bit more often ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Navy, Bright Red
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Big Day Essentials
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other: WOW! - Metallic Gold Rich; rhinestones