Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chop, Chop, Busy, Busy, Work, Work, Bang, Bang....

As you will probably guess, I've had a busy day! Brother and new girlfriend coming to stay next week, kindly not told me exactly what day they'll arrive, so thought better get on and clean the house in readiness. Got fed up of that pretty quick and decided to make a couple of cards instead!

Two of the ladies at work are leaving in the next week or so, which is pretty drastic considering that they're only 5 of us in total! However it's all very explainable - one is 18 and off to college in Aberdeen and the other is 70, and she's NOT retiring, she has another job! That boggled my mind completely...

I had a good look at the challenges this week and have made two cards to fit with a few challenges each, here is the first one:

If you haven't guessed already this is for the 18 year old Kathleen, who's heading off to Aberdeen, I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Distressing
Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Not a Square
Fab 'N' Funky - digi image

To make the card, I've used a Gorjuss Girl download, which I thought was quite appropriate for college with the books, I cut out an extra image of the girlie and layered it on top of the base for a bit of extra dimension. I used some Broken China Distress Ink on the edges of my circular base card and patterned paper, then I added a layer of grey card which I've embossed with swirls, then sanded back a bit. The quote "Adventure is always worthwhile" was apparently said by Amelia Earhart. I've used 3 pink pearls and 3 stars as the final embellishments for the sketch, which is here:

As you've probably noticed, I've flipped the sketch and made it a circle. And I've not even got my Nestabilities yet!


  1. A gorgeous card, and wonderful take on the sketch! I'd much rather make cards than clean, too!

    Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday!

  2. Hi Claire
    Beautiful design and colours, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  3. Beautiful distressing

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Lovely card, great image, thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky.....Karenx

  5. Wow what a stunning card, love the striking colour scheme. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n' Funky...hugs Shelly x