Good morning everyone, I'm sorry that there was no post from me last week for the Delicious Doodles Challenge, but I had complete mare of a week and got so far behind with everything that I didn't have time to create anything! Also apologies to all you lovelies who I normally visit, I will be trying to catch up.
Anyway, enough of my moaning (well actually there's a bit more to come, but I'm sure that you'll see the funny side even if I didn't at the time!) lets move onto this weeks Polka Doodles Challenge which is Mother's Day. We have a fantastic prize on offer this week, so I do hope that you can join us. I'm not happy with my card/project this week, but it is entirely my own fault as you will see :/
As I previously said I was already having a horrid week and then things got really busy and all of a sudden it was Saturday night and yours truly hadn't made any Mother's Day cards :O I had a plan but that was about it! So I diligently set about creating both my Mum's and my MIL's cards (I decided to do the same design to save time, they never see each other so they'd not know).
I started with the decoupaged box frame magnet which went relatively smoothly. Whilst it was drying I made the card base and covered it with papers which is when it all started to go wrong!!! Firstly I forgot to add the ribbons under the papers, then part B of my plan was to cut an aperture in the front of the card so that a mini dimensional scene appeared. Yep you guessed it - with all the matting and layering the card was way too thick to go through my Big Shot. By this time it was nearly midnight and panic set in! I thought I know I'll remake the bases and re-print the papers - you guessed it no more card :(
I quickly scanned the Sugarplum Daisy CD for inspiration and found a quick and easy topper that almost exactly matched my little scene, so I quickly printed it and cut it out. Added a bit of my own colouring to finish and mounted it onto the card base, chucked some card candy on and voila done! Until hubby appeared and said it doesn't say Mum anywhere and my Mum will expect it to say that - aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!! So I grabbed the Big Shot and die cut some letters, popped them on and then added some Glossy Accents. I didn't even notice that image on the front faces in the opposite direction to that inside!! Still it doesn't matter hugely as I attached magnetic strips to both the card and the box so that it can removed and used on the fridge!
I've even managed to mess up my pictures of the cards - LOL. I've got a new computer and camera and took pictures of both the inside and outside of the cards, but have somehow or other managed to delete most of them!! Still I've learnt a lesson from this - make the cards that really matter well in advance of when you need them!! If you've got this far well done and thanks for feeling my pain!!!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Materials -Sugarplum Daisy CD
Magnetic Tape - Docrafts
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Mother's Day or Spring
Little Claire's - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Spring
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Spring Colours
Crafts & Me - Spring Colours
Little Darlings - Colours of Spring
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a digi
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes