As part of our card shallenge, Terri chose March to be recycle month. I've blogged a few cards I made with Liz's parcel & now it's Terri's turn.
So far, I've made 2 cards from her parcel & Grandson 1a has made a birthday card for his Mummy as well. However, as her birthday isn't till next month & she sometimes reads my blog, I won't be putting it on here :o)
Normally, I'd have made more cards by now, but being poorly has put me behind in everything & I have a ton of catching up to do. The ironing basket is full to overflowing, the house needs dusting & hoovering & poor Shaun needs to be fed something other than cheese on toast :o) As for the garden, well, don't get me started !! :o) At least I can use the weather as an excuse for not setting to out there, though :o)
Anyway, here are the two cards I've made so far. I'm hoping to get at least 2 more done out of Terri's parcel & then maybe I'll do a Christmas card for Hazel's blog challenge. I rather missed not making one for last week.
(Picture me here, with clenched fist raised & shaking in the air, shouting *Curse you, Liz, for getting me hooked !!*)
But I digress. As usual :o)
Here are the cards.
Everything apart from the buttons, greeting & gold stars is from Terri's parcel. The background is white tissue paper & the blue card I cuttlebugged with the divine swirls folder because I thought it echoed the swirly bits on the shoe toppers. I then cut the card into 4 using a deckled edge rectangular die, glued the buttons across the middle, added little gold stars to their middles & put the greeting on the 4th rectangle.
This card is just the page from an old atlas for the background, plus a stamped image & greeting. Very simple - first I scanned the map & then used the scanned image for matting & layering the stamped image. I then used the original map for the card background, distressed the image & white card that it was stamped on with an ink pad that I thought contrasted well with all the background colours. I stamped the greeting, distressed that as well, making sure I ran the ink pad over it while it was still wet, so that I got a slightly smudged look & that was that.
I should have a couple of hours to myself at some point today, so hopefully, I'll get another card or two made with the rest of Terri's parcel..