... well, I didn't get around to sharing a card yesterday! I had a really fun day, spending yesterday morning at Craft class catching up with the girls - seeing what they've been making and generally chatting!! It's so nice to be in the company of other crafters - they really understand when you say that you "need" a new stamp, die cutter, etc!
And yesterday afternoon was spent watching the Men's Tennis final from Queen's. Andy Murray (GB) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France). The final was supposed to be played on Sunday, but the weather was so awful that it was postponed to Monday. I love to watch tennis - it can be so exciting, but Andy lost the first set and I was chewing my nails halfway through the second set - I thought it was all over. Then, Andy seemed to step his game up - and he won the tie-break on the second set. Andy really seemed to be getting better all the way through the third set, and he eventually won 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. It was a super game and I'm now getting ready for two glorious weeks of tennis from Wimbledon! It all starts on 20th June :)))
However, I did get to play in my craft room late yesterday evening and I decided to make one card for two challenges. The colours for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC85 - are just beautiful; blueberry, dusky rose and cream!! And I'm almost at the deadline for this challenge. For the layout I've used the sketch from this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC51. The sketch was created by WMS DT member - Belinda Chang Langner - she does lovely work!!
For a change, I've stuck to the layout given in the sketch - no adapting shapes, no changes of position and no flipping - my layout is just as Belinda designed the sketch! I started off with a plain cream textured card base, masked off a small border all the way around the card and then stamped a lovely lace pattern in the "blueberry" colour all over it. I cut out a small panel of pearlised cream card onto which I stamped my sentiment. For the circle shapes I used the wonderful doily stamps - just perfect for this sketch. I cut the largest out using my nesties and the two smaller circles with Stampin' Up! punches. Finally, I added some bling!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies Large, Dainty Doilies Small; Kanban - All Occasions (lace); Papermania - Birdsong (sentiment)
Inks: Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Victorian Velvet
Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) die # 2
Accessories: Card and gems from stash; Stampin' Up! circle punches
I'm off to my local hospital this morning for a blood test - just to check thyroxine levels and make sure my tablets are working!! I'm going to accompanied by my Mum - she's having blood taken to check her Warfarin levels. And then I'm having some physio on my knee - hopefully, it will start to feel better soon!!
That's all for now - I'll be checking in again later today - I've still got lots of commenting to do on this week's CR84FN challenge - so many lovely cards!! See you soon.