Monday, 14 January 2013

For the Record .....

.... Morning all - I think winter has returned to Northville - after a really lovely weekend, it's much colder today.  I've just finished a card made with these challenges in mind:

Stamps: My Favourite Things - For the Record, Off the Chart; Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain, My Heart
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
Accessories: SU - Crumb Cake Card; EK Punch; White Lustre Card, Ribbon and brads from stash



I've running quite late with both these challenges, especially as I knew what I wanted to do with both.  To me the colours are perfect for a masculine card, especially as I've chosen to have the yellow as the accent colour.  I've been pretty faithful to the sketch, just tilting the panel a bit. 

I started by stamped the background with the large woodgrain stamp in Crumb Cake to give a nice tone-on-tone effect.  On a small bit of kraft card I stamped the woodgrain chevrons in grey and attached the navy ribbon.  I've had this ribbon for a while - it's perfect with the kraft chevron pattern!  Next I stamped the paper grid onto white card, cut it to size rounded the corners and then punched the notebook border.  I stamped a mix of sentiments on the panel, combining images from Waltzingmouse stamps and My Favourite Things and attached it to the card.  I topped it off with this sweet woodgrain heart - I stamped both images onto white card, cut them out and attached with dimensional tape.  For the inside, I kept it simple cutting a white panel onto which I stamped the outline heart (like the ones you see carved into trees) and then a sentiment.

I've had my playtime for today, so I'd better get on with house stuff!!  And today I'm taking old card, papers, stamps, etc to Kathryn's school - it so nice to know that while I'm not going to use it - the children will make great use of the stash.  On other note - I've finished sorting out my new PC - all files, pictures etc transferred.  And Windows 8 really isn't that bad at all - I rather like the front screen.  That's all for now.  See you soon.

12 comments:

Pauline said...

Lovely masculine card Deborah, I love the sweet woodgrain heart and the fun sketch!

Jen Timko said...

Love this!! The "notebook paper" is so clever!! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Stella said...

Yep perfect for a masculine card; not my forte and I am always looking for inspiration. I love this; thanks for sharing this and the inspiration! Good to be here:)
XX

Sue W said...

Great car for the men in your life Deborah! Glad to hear you're on top of your computer stuff......I still need to sort and backup all last years photos :(

Sue Lelli said...

PERFECT guy card! LOVE the colors and all of the woodgrain! FAB ribbon, too, Deb!

Jen said...

I love this! The woodgrain background is great and the notebook paper collage is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love those colours Deborah and your card is great - a valentine in non-traditional colours! We're enjoying (!) the first snow of winter here... Vicky x

Shannon White said...

Awesome Masculine card Miss Deb!! Love the Terrific woodgrain and sweet messages on your notebook paper too! Super take on the sketch too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Buffy said...

Totally adore this card Debs! The heart is adorable and the stamped note paper...brill!
Buffy x

Sylvia said...

Great card, Deborah, love that woodgrain for the background! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

Sandra Farrell said...

So cute, thanks for playing with us at the Colour Q this week.

LeAnne said...

This is a fun card, I love all the images and sentiments you've used!!!

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