Thursday, 15 May 2014

EXAM TIME STRESS ...

Happy Thursday evening and it's almost the weekend ... Yippee!

Home is a fairly quiet place right now as my son and daughter are both studying; one for A'levels and the other GCSE's so a little bit of tension going on.

On the theme of exams I made a card this week for my daughter's boyfriend to wish him well in his exams and it's packed with die-cuts so thought I'd head over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with it where the theme is 'Die-Crazy'



Materials used:
Paper Smooches: City Skyline Die
MFT Die-Namics: Pierced Rectangle Stax
Clearly Besotted: Going Places Balloon (coloured with Promarkers) and
Sentiments from Going Places and Geometric I
Uniko Studio: Background Builders Circles - Clear embossed to the sides of the panel.
Design Paper: Doodlebug
It's difficult to see in the photo but I did use watercolour paints to paint a cloudy sky background.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

One more card and it's to enter a new challenge for me Crazy for CAS where the current theme is to use twine or ribbon. My fabulous blog buddy Anita at Neet & Crafty won this challenge a few weeks ago and is the GDT so this card is for her.

To be honest it's a bit of a weird one and I can't make my mind up on it. I was sorting through some stash and I don't know about you but I found loads of Prima flowers. I can't remember when I last used any but they seem too good to throw away so I layered 3 together, stamped up the edges and put a fancy brad through the middle as the focal point to my card.



I've painted a watercolour strip across the card panel using distress inks then added some stamping from the newly released Uniko Studio Background Builders Vines set. The sentiment is also Uniko from A Gift for You set. Finally I've wrapped some embroidery thread around the card and looped it round my flower.

Ok that's all for me today but fingers crossed I might have something to share tomorrow.


Sarah

8 comments:

  1. Awww bless your heart, Sarah. That's so sweet of you and I love it! Such fresh colours and perfect for the challenge too. Big hugs xxx

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  2. Both fabulous cards Sarah, a great cityscape - wonderful colour scheme. Your 'Happy Birthday' card is so pretty and a stunning flower!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  3. Two stunning cards Sarah, love how you have added the dies together in the first and the second is beautiful. I love the colours. I am so behind on comments I cannot remember if I congratulated you on the LIM DT position. If I didn't already I just wanted to say how happy I am for you. It is so well deserved, not only are you an amazing card maker but you are an incredibly nice person too! xx

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  4. Great cards, love it, so beautiful. Thanks for joining CFC.

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  5. Two fabulous cards Sarah,love the dramatic skyline on the first. The watercolouring on the second really sets of that delicate stamping and flower too :) Viv xx

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  6. LOVE the zesty colours and how you've used BB: Vines - FAB :) Hugs Bev x

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  7. Two lovely cards. Thank you for joining us over at CFC.

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  8. Great cards! Thanks for joining CFC!

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