Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Cutting it fine .....

.... the deadline, that is!  I've finally finished my card for this week's challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.  This week they want us to create a clean and simple design using a rub-on or a sticker.  Hey, that should have been easy - I've got shed loads of peeloffs, rub-ons and stickers, but it wasn't.


Several of the rub-ons that I have are quite old - and they don't rub on!!  In fact, they don't come off the sheet at all.  So back to the drawing board.  I found some clear letter stickers  which made up the sentiment "Happy Birthday".  I attached the stickers to some scrap peach and green paper from my stash and then cut them out.  I stamped a lovely peach birthday cake in the corner of the card, and adhered my birthday sentiment.  Clean, simple and reasonably quick.



I have to apologise for the quality of the picture - I've had to scan my card as it's dark and the photo is awful!  That's what happens when you leave it to the last minute!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Eat Cake
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Accessories:  Card, stickers, scrap paper - all from stash

We've all had a super day today.  Kathryn and I went shopping this morning - we had a fun time in WHSmith (for non-UK residents - this is a stationery store) and got some new notebooks, pencils, pencil case, paper - it was so much fun.  Kathryn likes paper products just as much as me :))))  Then we went clothes shopping - mostly to get Kathryn's school uniform.  I hate having to buy it now, but if I wait to the end of August (like I did last year) there's nothing left in the shops.  We were very successful - trousers, skirts, blouses and cardigans - all bought and in Kathryn's wardrobe.  Kathryn also managed to get a lovely new dress too - she's keeping that for Sunday's party!!  Ben's had a good day too - he got up early this afternoon!  His friend came round - they played football, they watched some DVDs, they chatted and generally had a good time.  And to top it all it's been a beautiful summer's day!

Now, I'm off to bed.  Only another day and then Jonathan will be home - we're all getting really excited.  See you soon.

10 comments:

Patrice said...

Great card - love the lettering! Visiting from CAS-ual Fridays...

Becky said...

What a fun and colorful card! I love how you put the stickers on paper and cut them out!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

We're so glad you made it before the deadline! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Lisa Lara said...

Sooooooooooo fun. I love how you did the sentiment.

Paula said...

The peach & pink is a lovely combination. I like the way you've tied the flowers on the cake in with the flower shapes of the letters too. Sounds as if you had a good day.
Paula (PEP)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love how you have placed the letting on your card... great card

Anne

Pauline said...

Fab card Deborah, the peachy colours are lovely. I too love whsmiths, they are starting to sell bazzill and corednations card in the larger stores!! And paper packs too!

Virginia L. said...

Delightful card, Deborah! Love the pretty colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Craftilicious said...

Great card Deborah. Lots of people seem to have struggled with old rub-ons - am going to check out mine and get them used before they become useless.
Hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow with Jonathan's homecoming.
Tara x

Vicky Hayes said...

The stickers look great but it's that delicious looking cake that's catching my eye!

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