Monday 6 July 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #14

Hi everyone!
It's that time again and Becky's latest sketch is another winner! I've used it to make a commissioned birthday card.
The optional element this time is to use ribbon on your card, unfortunately I forgot all about this until I'd finished the card, so hopefully I'll remember to add the optional element next time, although I do seem to be getting more forgetful than ever!

Card Details:
* Image - PC Crafter kit 'Floral Bouquets'
* Papers - HOTP and Laura Ashley
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Doiley Lace'
* Corners - K & Co
* Sentiment - designed on PC
* Everything else from stash

The 'new' stash is the image from a recently purchased download kit from PC Crafter (one of my favourite haunts!) The chipboard numbers are definitely 'neglected' stash as I always forget I've got them, this must be only about the second time I've used them even though I've had them for years!

The commission was for flowers or a garden scene, so hopefully this will fit the bill for my client's Mum's 80th card. I did decorate the inside, but as usual I forgot to scan it (I did say I was getting more forgetful lately didn't I?) The card is another large 8" x 8" as this size seems just right for those 'special' cards, I think I prefer it to an A4 folded in half, it somehow looks more expensive and professional.

I seem to be spending less time than ever on crafting and blogging recently. This may, in truth, be something to do with my buying the Sims 3 game. I'm currently obsessed with it, but that will wear off, I promise. I've been addicted to The Sims since the original came out (decades ago!) I then moved on to Sims 2 when that was launched and I think I also bought every expansion pack for both of them. I wouldn't mind, but I didn't very often even play the game, just loved the design elements involved, I always knew I harboured a secret desire to be an interior designer LOL!!

I'm feeling much brighter again and more like my old self lately, so I'm sure that I'll be bouncing back again before too much longer (as soon as I'm bored with my Simmies so not too much longer now, I think!) until then, thank you for continuing to visit and leave me such fabulous comments, they really do mean a lot to me.


Beryl K said...

Faublous card Chrissie, nice to see you posting and I hope you get fed up with The Sims soon so that we can see you crafting and blogging again. We have all missed you
Beryl x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic card Chrissie, I know the lady will love it. Nice to see you around again. Cathy xxxx

Jill said...

beautiful card Chrissie, I love the floral image and I'm sure your customer will be thrilled. So pleased to hear your feeling abit better, take care and hugs Jill xx

Wendy said...

This is lovely Chrissie
Wendy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissie it is so lovely to see you posting again and thrilled that you are feeling much better. I love this card I think the 80 year old will adore it I think it is everything that was requested and more.

Lorraine x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, what a gorgeous colourful card and I am sure your customer will love it. Nice to see you blogging and I hope the Sims lose their appeal very very soon and we'll see your regular creations again as I've certainly missed you. In the meantime, take good care of yourself, my best wishes, Kym xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chrissie,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cathy said...

Fabulous Chrissie, it is prefect for an lady in her prime!!
Glad you are feeling better.
Cathy xx

Becky said...

What a pretty card Chrissie, I hope it's appreciated hon!! I've never played the Sims, I'm sure it's addictive so I won't try it, love my crafting too much lol!!
Have a great week!
Love Becky xx

iReneM said...

A gorgeous card, Chrissie.
I'm a PCcrafter fan too and this image fits the bill a treat.
I'm sure the lady will be thrilled with this.


Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Chrissie! I love the vintage image. It will be a keepsake for sure! I'm glad to see your beautiful creations again.

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Chrissie fab card loved it the minute I saw it My mum would love this card, and am sure your lady will too!!!!

Lavender Rose said...

What a pretty card Chrissie, so colourful and summery. Nice to see you posting again. Don't worry about forgetting things, you just cannot be as bad as me!

Anne said...

Great card Chrissie and it's lovely to see you blogging. So glad to hear you're more upbeat again. I do hope the Sims soon loose their appeal and you're back in full flow. xx

Sue said...

Good to see you back Chrissie and thanks for the comment on my blog. Love the card, sounds as if it will fit the bill perfectly.

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card Chrissie
Ann x

Di said...

Hiya thanks for visiting my blog and your lovley comments. Lovely card for your mum! My daughter was obsessed with the Simms too she is not too bad now out with friends too much! she cheated though and got codes for the money do you play it properly? i used to watch her play it and i was the same with the interiors, it was so fun and she bought all the expansion pks too! i sold the first lot of simms on ebay. She was also into roller coaster tycoon and a zoo one, just designing all the rides etc. I had secret hopes of her becoming a designer!! she is only 13 so you never know Tee hee!!
Hugs Di xxxx