Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A Little Bit Sketchy

This week the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use Heather's sketch .

I had a bit of a fall today...the leg of my daughters dining room chair buckled...the screws were stripped:( SIL had glued that leg but the glue was not set . They forgot to tell me not to sit there yet. ...eight chairs and I picked the wrong one!
I am stiff and sore...I hit the island on my way down, so have a sore neck and back as well as shoulders...ugggh...
My first thoughts...This better not affect my Black Friday shopping!!! lol

Second thoughts? Oh no...It is Di's 100 week celebration over at Pixies Crafty Workshop...lol
Had to get cracking on with my cards as there are some wonderful prizes this week and Di is hoping to get over 60 entries.

So with my Mojo clouded a bit by painkillers and anti inflammatories, I decided to use a sketch to simplify my crafting. I recently made a Thanksgiving card, so I still had my Fall themes drawer out on my desk. Beside it was my snippets of autumn papers...

I remembered seeing the great sketch this week on Simon Says Stamp, so decided to only use whatever was on my desk to create some fall themed thank you cards. This was partly to save time as I already had autumn papers, ribbon, twine, embellies hauled out and partly because it saved me all the bending and lifting I would have to do to put all that away and pull out new products!!!  See, there was a method to my madness...and my back thanked me:)

Not only did I vow to only use what was out...I also vowed to make a few cards all at once. Not mass produced mind...just make a few with the same products. This is a goal I have wanted to try for quite some time. It can get tedious to pull everything out for one card and then spend as much time filing it all away.  This way, I get to enjoy the products a little longer. The owl cards were the first "series" that I tried this idea on and these fall cards will be the next!

I decided to use prefolded cards for these thank you notes. I have 10 boxes of these babies. They are the size that Canadian card makers often use, but are a bit too thin for regular cards. They are perfect for notecards! Luckily, some were fall colours.

Card base - from my stash; notecards and envelopes from Michael's (I think)
DP - BoBunny, Back to Basics Fall foliage and Forever in Time, Autumn Art glitter card
DP - from my stash; a snippet of unknown DP that is VOS (used for the mat behind the scalloped circle)
Card Stock - From my stash; snippets of gold card for the diecuts and kraft a
Ribbon - from my stash; snippet of rust and cream striped ribbon
Twine - rust coloured fine jute twine
Image - from my stash; it is a leaf from the Autumn art glittered DP, punched out and matted
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped circle
Punches - Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label
Bling - from my stash; gold diamonds
Ink - Versa Mark brown chalk ink  to ink the edges

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop- must use snippets
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Heather's Sketch
3. Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - # 148 So thankful
4. Crafting from the Heart - # 1  Anything Goes


Pia S said...

This is a lovely autumn colored design. I would have loved to go through your collection of autumn stash, seeing all these wonderful colors and patterns, and I've realized I need to stash up on autumn inspired materials before the next autumn season -lol.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous thank you card Maureen. Love the layout and the little sparkle shining through! Hope you are ok and manage to hit the shops - I know how you like a bargain and look forward to hearing about your purchases!! Susan x

Brenda Brown said...

Sorry to hear of your fall, mend quickly and hopefully without too much pain. Love the rich colours in your card, a wonderful autumnal design.
hugs {Brenda} xOx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Maureen :-) the colours and whole design of this are fabulous :-)

Oh my goodness, sounds like a nasty fall ! Hope you recover soon and manage to hit the shops :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, lovely rich autumn colors and I love the shimmer.
I do hope you are OK after your fall and manage your Black Friday shopping.

Erika said...

Hi Mo, oh no I hope you didn't hurt yourself too badly?
Loving your thanksgiving card, great traditional colour combo and love the touch of sparkle.
Have a great Thanksgiving and happy shopping for black Friday.
Hugs Erika.

Di said...

Oh noooooo! I realise how much a fall like that would affect you chick - hope it's not too bad. Like you said to Mrs A - that's three of us now!

LOVE your Autumn card, such rich colours and a great design.

Take it easy honey - and am delighted the gauge arrived finally :)

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

Ouch on your fall! Hope you heal quickly!!

Such a beautiful card for Fall! Love it.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Mo, I like the leaf image and the design.
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

Mo, was bummed to hear about your fall, and I hope the pain meds are helping you get through this & can still hit Black Friday!! LOL. Seriously, I hope you heal up real fast. Loved your fall card. It sure didn't look like snippets & scraps. It is a beautiful layout with lovely items to have the eye enjoy, just looking at each different embellishment. WELL DONE, you! And smart you, too, having the pre-folded cards to speed up the process. If you can't get the Velvet paper, contact me, and I can get some & mail if you like. Just a thought, and would be most happy to do that. I've framed the p/cards you sent, and one of these days, I'll get them hung and send you a photo! (You know I'm always behind on stuff!) Hugs & more hugs to make it better. Be careful if you are driving too.

Carol L said...

Aww...so sorry about your fall! Honestly, I'd also be the one to choose that single lame chair to sit on too, I'm sure of that! I hope you're feeling chipper enough to do the black Friday dashing about! Your card is just gorgeous with the autumn colors and theme! Beautiful!!
Choose your seat a bit more carefully next time :)

linda said...

oh, wow, hope you feel better soon! only a true crafter would have first thoughts about it not interfering with a crafty shopping trip. :) i hope you have a good time and find all kinds of crafty bargains. i love your fall card - it's so vivid!

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya I have loved looking round your pretty blog, Your card is lovely I love the colours you have used so pretty.

Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I hope to see you next time. hugs Sharon xox

~Tammy~ said...

Oh dear, that is a terrible fall. Your luck sounds like mine!

Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Kraft Journal!

fiona walker said...

Love the autumn colours chosen thankyou for joining our first challenge at crafting from the heart challenge blog.
Hoping to see more of your work next time.
Good luck
Fiona DT/co-owner

Angie A said...

Nice card!! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

Tracy said...

Very pretty card.
I like the live in the centre of the circle.
Of course the fall colours are gorgeous as well.
I hope you feel better soon.
I am like the smallest person in the house (like 1/3 of my hubby's weight) and I end up breaking all the chairs in the house, lol.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Mo . . . lovely snippets card.

Hope you are feeling okay now, although I already know you cut your BF shopping trip down to size.

Sarn x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the idea of making several cards from the stuff you've pulled out. It sounds like a great goal. I had to come and check out your banner card since that is where my snippets came from--left over from a banner card class I did the previous weekend. I'm definitely going to CASE your (well, Simon's) sketch for this next round with the snippets!