There’s a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys… we want you to use some ribbon; now you may think that using ribbon on a “guy” card is hard, but it really isn't!When I made a card for my Brother in Law’s 40th recently (here) I was tossing up between using the image and sentiment I used or this one, obviously I used the other one and – luckily as it turned out, I will explain later – it meant I had this one ready to roll. The sentiment (made on the computer) is "Don't sweat it...Pushing 40 is exercise is enough" it's available on my freebies page if you want it.
The image is from Digistamp Boutique Shop, one of the fabulous “Alf” images, coloured with Copics, which means I’ll be entering Digistamp Boutiques Monthly challenge. Creative Craft Challenges, Delightful Sketches, Cupcake Craft Challenges and Paper Crafting Journey Masculine Cards, so I'm entering them and Crafty Creations has Super Hero - I feel this fella qualifies, so I'm in :)
I’ve used this great Stella Says Sketch - I do love a good sketch - so I’m entering there. I wanted to use one of my favourite “folds”… where most of the front is cut away; in this instance to keep to the sketch I needed only a narrow band of card on the left, so I made the front of the card from acetate with only a little of the black card... so the card will still stand up. The scalloped edge is a Fiskars Apron Lace punch, the image panel is Nestabilities Labels Twelve, I cut the green and black mats freehand. That Craft Place has Dies and Punches and My Mums Craft Shop has Dies Dies Dies, so I'm entering there.
Obviously you could see the glue through the acetate, so I added card to the inside with a jotting panel.
The ribbon is from my stash, I added knots instead of bows to make it more masculine; Deep Ocean Challenge has Ribbon and/or Lace and Divas by Design Tie a Ribbon so I'm entering there.
I added some black pearls, making sure to put some on the inside back-to-back with the ones on the acetate.
Simon Says Challenge, Totally Papercrafts, Catch The Bug, Whimsy Inspirations Challenge, Digi Makeover, Crafty Friends and Through the Craft Room Door all have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering all of those.
Now back to why I say it was lucky I had a "spare" image ... I have spent the best part of the last four days at Hospital with my Mum… 7 hours in Emergency on Wednesday before being sent home at 10.30pm though she is 82 and obviously unwell, then 6 hours on Thursday in Emergency until she was admitted at 9 pm (then taking my Dad up to visit etc) It would seem that the recommended 8 glasses of water a day are NOT recommended for my Mum, partly because she is only 46Kg and some of her medication has a diuretic effect leaving her potassium and other electrolyte levels dangerously low. Anyway she is home now, looking so much better today, compared with the very unwell lady she was the other night, so thank goodness for that! We can deal with the ramifications when she has picked up a bit.
Anyway that's it for today, pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - it shows ribbon CAN be for boys, lol, I hope you have a chance to enter the challenge, there's a great prize provided by Woo... a Tiddly Inks voucher - YUM!
Until next time, Happy Crafting - oh, and "Don't Sweat It", Donna