Wednesday, August 22, 2007

another one off the list

I thought it would take me longer to catch up with the challenges on JB than it has as my week is passing in a whirlwind.

I have caught up with the phone calls and emails from when we were away, I have been asked to exhibit at 6 wedding fayres between now and the end of October, I have two large orders in at the moment and another one came in last night and I have a meeting tonight with one of the local hotels about supplying their seating plans and I love it.

So today I have made the grand total of...........................two cards! (I must still be in holiday mode as I am bitting and bobbing all over the place. I also saw a house down there which I would love but can't afford :( )

Anyway...........the challenge

August 10th Friday Night Challenge - Nice and Simple!

OK folks I think you deserve something REALLY simple. A little open play time! OK maybe it is because I am simple! SO I am challenging you to use something that you have not used before on a card! EASY PEASY! It can be a technique, new papers, Die Cuts that are gathering dust, a Stamp that has never been used .......... Ribbons that have only ever been stroked and not cut ........ You really have free license with this one Figured it is a Friday night, hot, sticky - and well we can for once let you almost play with whatever you like x

I've had this stamp for over a year now and didn't quite know what to do with it until today (thanks Bex ) It is a WS Designs stamp which was given to me by a friend last year when she sold her internet craft shop. I stamped the image twice onto cream card using a black Versafine pad and coloured the image with Glimmer Chalks. The second image was cut out and layered on top of the first using sticky foam pads to give it a 3D effect. The image was layered up using lovely papers from the Lily Kate pad by Basic Grey. Charm and ribbon are from stash.

The second card I made today was using a flower inspired by the lovely Mrs B's blog. You've got nothing to worry about though Kathy, mine aren't nearly as yummy as yours (and I forgot to ink the edges and realised after I'd stuck it down!) Here is my effort (as in 'f' for.......)

Papers are again from the Lily Kate range, paper frills are by Doodlebug as is the ink used to stamp the greeting and the large gem in the middle of the flower.

Off now to finish off a CJ which arrived this morning! Impressed? Nah, didn't think so :)

BFN. xx

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Jackie this is lovely - those papers look great and so does the flower. If I had a pound for every time I've stuck everything down then realised I'd forgotten to ink the edges.... trouble is once you get used to seeing the difference the inking makes, the more annoying it is when you forget, eh?

Debbie said...

Fab cards Jackie - you are such a whizz - can't believe how many you have made since you got back from holiday - once I go back to work I'm lucky if I maange one a month

Debbie
xxxxxxx

Angelnorth said...

Love these Jackie - the grapes stamp has worked out really well. Well done on finally finding a use for it!

Hazel said...

Lovely cards, Jackie.