Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, gentle hugs to those that aren't feeling 100%.
Today's card is my Challenge card for this week's Tictactoe challenge.....
I used Categories: Bow/Scallop/Rectangle
I went for a very different style card for me, using darker colours, it was based on a card that I saw when I looked at this particular challenge, at first glance I thought it was for a different tictactoe grid but taking a closer look I saw the categories. I would normally have gone for a blue butterfly or something a little more obvious, this card was a bit more of a challenge if you like, I added the butterfly because the card needed something else and the butterfly fitted perfectly.
The papers are Stampin' Up! 'Whole Lot of Lovely' Designer series papers, which I matted on to black card.
'Whole Lot of Lovely' range
I stamped my 'Happy Birthday' onto white card and then die cut using a Circle die, I then added a Scalloped circle die cut in black to the back.
Before securing the patterned card to the base card I added a piece of black ribbon, attaching it to the back of the card. I added foam tape to the back of the base layer and mounted on to a 5 x 7inch white base card. I then tied a double bow with the same ribbon and added to the card. The finishing touches are a pretty lace butterfly, stamped in black. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, which is one of my favourites, partly because it was one of the first stamp sets that I really played with when I started on my 'stamping journey'.
A pearl swirl placed to give the impression of a butterfly trail and 3 pearls at the top right hand side of the card are the finishing touches.
I do hope you like it and that it gives you a little bit of inspiration for your challenge card. xx
Sue and I had a lovely day yesterday, talking more than crafting as per usual, but Sue did get a few die cuts ready for batch making her Christmas cards, maybe we will get to finish them next week.
We were also looking at rental properties in our area, goodness me the prices vary, one, rather nice humble abode was a only £30,000 a WEEK!!! Sadly there were none that met our criteria! It was fun looking though.
Pat is coming over today, so more crafting is on the cards, I wonder what Pat will bring with her to do this week, or maybe she will come with an idea in mind for us to try from Pinterest.
Paul has asked me to thank you all for you lovely comments yesterday, he loved reading them all xx
Brenda, I hope that you and John had a lovely day out at the Postal Museum yesterday, I bet it was really interesting, I love anything like that. xx
Congratulations to Val for achieving your target weight at Slimming Club, I hope you had a big cream cake to celebrate! xxx
Cheryl I hope that your Sewing Machine can be fixed easily, it sounds like you don't need the expense right now but these things never happen at the right time do they. AO seem to get great reviews across the board right now, there was quite a difference between them and the council, £40 is a good start to saving for your sewing machine. xxx
Lynda, I do hope that you are feeling better my lovely, the big parcel arrived late yesterday so yours will be on its way! hope that cheers you up my lovely xxx
My Biggest 'CONGRATULATIONS' go to Margaret who has qualified as Bronze with Stampin'Up!
I couldn't be happier for you my lovely, its a huge achievement , you should be very proud!
You are on your way to Bronze Elite now, hopefully we will get some new members to join 'Team Cotswold Crafter' in the New Year, when the joining package is so amazing it seems to good to be true but it isn't, is it Margaret?? xxx
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,