Saturday, 26 March 2011

Something a bit different... and my exciting news... :)

Hi!! :)

As my post title says, I have a slightly different type of card to show you today- no images, no DPs, no punches... basically just a couple of pieces of card... oh, and a Promarker!!lol 

A couple of weeks ago I needed to make a card to welcome the sons of a friend of my mum’s to the UK- it’s been so long since the boys have even seen their mum, who’s been here a few years already, that it was a very special time for them and it deserved celebrating... but coming up with a card idea to fit the bill was tricky!!lol I finally settled on this idea- to the point but nothing too fancy-looking... they are boys after all!!lol

It was fairly simple really- I googled the Union Jack image to check on proportions and which of the white lines around the diagonal cross were the thicker ones... my mum somehow can always remember this and is a stickler for it so thought I’d better get it right!!lol Then I cut a rectangle of blue card for the background and set about ‘measuring’ the lazy way with various widths of ruler- wasn’t having a good brain day and I’ll do pretty much anything to avoid thinking in numbers on such occasions!! ;) – to get the cross and strips for the diagonals. Once they were all sorted, I coloured the red bits with a red PM (possibly Cardinal to match the slightly muted blue card, but couldn’t swear to it!) and stuck it all together... et voila!! Decided against a greeting as it was for the boys and their mum so ‘Welcome’ or the like didn’t really work for her- plus, I liked the strong graphic effect of the flag as it was!! :)

I did go around all the edges with my Paper Distresser- which made it look a bit more interesting and hid my slightly shaky scissor cut lines!!lol

This one’s just playing with my camera again but thought you might as well see it!! :D

So- this card was supposed to be going in to the My Partner In Crafting Crime Retro Cool challenge, which ended last weekend, but the photos of the card seem to have gotten hidden under a deluge of other pics on my memory card and I didn’t rediscover them quite in time :S But, I thought that posting this would give me the perfect opportunity to share that bit of exciting news I mentioned in my last post with you because... I am now a member of the My Partner In Crafting Crime Design Team!!!!! :D :D :D Woohooooo!!! :D lol It all happened rather suddenly last Tuesday and to be honest I’m still pinching myself as being on a DT was something I have always considered would likely be impossible for me with my health issues, but the lovely Robin and Jenny have given me the chance and I am very grateful to them and even more excited to be part of this fab new team!!! :D The current challenge over there is to ‘Use 3 or more buttons’ and, though I wasn’t on the team in time to make anything for this one, my fellow DT members (eeep!! :D lol) have come up with some fab inspiration so please do pop over and take a look- there’s still a week to join in with a fab prize for the winner from Bows and Berries Digital Stamp Shop!! :) You can visit the personal blogs of all my fab and talented teammates from there or from the links in my sidebar, too!! :) And I’ll be back with my first ever DT Project (eeep again!!lol) on Monday the 4th of April when the next challenge will go live- I’ve already made my card and can’t wait to share it with you so I hope you’ll come back then!! :)

Right, excited rambling over for now!!lol I shall leave you all in peace to enjoy your weekends!! :) I hope you all have a good one and see a little sunshine at least wherever you are!! :) Thanks for stopping by!! :)



bosenberries said...

You are super sweet Rachel! We are so happy you are on the team!! Robin

Carole of Brum said...

Oh Rachel, congratulations on being on the DT team! I was the same as you, worried that health issues would get in the way of being on a design team, but I've managed so far and I'm sure you will too. Best of luck, but I know you won't need it. Really excited for you, petal!

Totally fab card, btw, the lines have real impact, and I think it looks better without a sentiment anyway. I like your thinking! CoB

Rachael said...

Well it was about time someone snapped you up!! Congrats!! Brilliant card Rachel! I could never attempt something like this - I can only do wonky lines lol so my union jack would be rubbish!
Rach :) xx

Jen said...

Congrats on the DT!!


Caggy said...

Many congrats on your DT member news! Go Rachel, go Rachel, go Rachel!!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congratulations on your DT spot your work is amazing and am sure it will be great fun.


sparklingblackrose said...

So glad you could join me and perfect DT for us to be on together ;-) Elaine-xxx-


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