- Do You Stack Up? - DYSU79 - to feature the colour red
- CAS-ual Fridays - CFC60 - to use text in the design of your card
- Retro Sketches - RS19 - lovely sketch layout
Yesterday Mum asked me if I could make a birthday card for her step-son Anthony - of course I was more than happy to oblige. I decided that I wanted to have another go at this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use text on a card and as I needed to make a guy card - I knew just the stamps to use!!
I wanted the card to have real texture and in my stash I found some lovely embossed card which I made into the card base and also used to stamp the banner of words. I stamped the wood grain image lightly onto some card and then over stamped the sentiments and a row of stars. I finished off the card by wrapping some string around the word banner and attached a cowboy on top! Mum is really pleased with the card.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle, Way Out West
Inks: Distress - Festive Berries; Memento - Toffee Crunch
Accessories: EK Punch; Embossed card from stash
Here are the graphics for each challenge:
We had a reasonably quiet day yesterday - Mum and Ben woke fairly early but just about managed the day. It'll be better today. Yesterday morning we all watched the Wimbledon Men's final between Andy Murray and Roger Federer; it started so well with Andy winning the first set. I was bouncing up and down and shouting at the TV - silly I know!! In the end, Federer won a 7th Wimbledon title - a very worthy champion. Andy did himself and the UK proud - the best finish for a Briton in 75 years!!!
And that's all for now - it's a really lovely morning and I'm taking Mum and Kathryn into Northville for some girly time this morning. We might pop into the craft shop too :) Ben has decided to have some time to himself - I think he simply wants to play on the PC!!! See you soon.