Monday, 20 June 2011

Combined challenges ....

... it's been a busy old day!!  Despite being on crutches, I managed to get to craft class this morning; Peter, my friend's husband, was kind enough to pick me and take me and my stash to the class.  He took me home too!  You know, when you have difficulties, that's when you find out who will really help out in a crisis!!  I've got lots of good friends.  And this afternoon I took deliver of a new Sky HD+ box - it's smaller, has a bigger storage capacity and works!!  I watched some Wimbledon in HD this afternoon - looks amazing!!!

I didn't get to play in my craft room yesterday - I spent the day with my Mum - watching some TV and chatting - it was great.  However, I did manage to play this afternoon.  And I made a card that cover two challenges.  The first is CAS-ual Fridays - where they want us to use colour blocks, and the second is Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  This one is a bit different - it's WMSC52 - the challenge is a year old and we can pick any of the previous sketches.  The first time I did this challenge was WMSC15 - so I went back to that one and had another go!
















My card is really clean and simple - for the colour blocks I've used a paint colour card, trimmed down to fit on the card base.  I stamped one of the lovely doilies onto the card in basic grey, attached the paint card and then added a simple die cut sentiment.  Quick and easy.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies Small
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey
Accessories:  Die cut sentiment - Cuttlebug, Paint sample (Dulux) and card from stash

Here's the card I made last year using the WMSC15 sketch - full details are here.


That's all for now - I'm off to get dinner for us all and then sit down with a glass of wine and watch the Wimbledon review.  See you later.

17 comments:

Paula said...

Inventive use of the colours swatch sheet. Glad you got to get out to your craft class. enjoy the tennis.
Paula (PEP)

Kelly S. said...

HOW cool is that paint swatch card? Why I say it's the COOLEST! At first I thought it was graphic art that you created with your computer! Love the colors and the fun doily peeking out at the top. Great job incorporating that sketch, Deborah!

Karen M said...

Very clever, using the swatch! This is a lovely card. Sorry to hear you're on crutches...but on the bright side you have such a good excuse to sit down and craft to pass the time!

Jenny said...

Love how you used the swatch Deborah and the second card is awesome, love the splash of colour in the hearts :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Exceptionally clever to use a paint swatch! Love your design. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Helen L said...

Love your cards, especially seeing how you made to very different cards with the same sketch!! And I hope your knee is getting better and the pain is lessening. Hugs :-)

ThinkInk Creative said...

Nice work! It's such a fun way to use those colour swatches - coupled with the lace stamp, that's almost like industrial meets girly. Awesome.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What fun cards Deb! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Virginia L. said...

This is so cool and fun! Love your design, Deborah! So glad that you join on the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

GinaA said...

What an inventive way to use the colour swatch, georgeous pepermint tones, looks fab with the grey.

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a great idea to use the paint swatch and it looks fantastic! So glad you're being well looked after.

Stella said...

Such a brilliant idea to use a paint card. And that doily in grey looks stunning!
CAS but also very very elegant. Wow!
I hope you are on the mend and without any pain.
Hugs!

Julie Day said...

Another great use for paint chips, love it! I think I'll be picking up some paint chips when I'm out today! Love the doily in behind and the sentiment overlapping the color blocks :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

So fabulous and creative! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Crea Astrid said...

Like it how you've made your card. You should be come up to paint a label on it to stick.

Greetings Astrid

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great way to repurpose those paint chips! I love it!! And, I love looking back at the card you made for the sketch originally! So fun!!

cbuswell said...

this is SO clever, I love how you used the colour swatch! fab card! thanks for joining us this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! : )

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