Sunday, 6 January 2013

A 21st and my news!

Hi there,

Yesterday I thought I would have a change to my blog so I changed the design. Out with the old and in with the new and all that! The truth is, I wasn't sure whether my last blog design was a bit too busy so I've gone for a more plain one this time and its blue - one of my favourite colours.

I also have some news to share with you. My first bit of news is that I was a winner over on the Allsorts Challenge for my pinwheel exploding box this week. My other bit of news is that I have been invited to join the design team over on Kraftyhands which I'm very excited about but feel sick with anxiousness. I felt the same when I joined the DT on Cupcakecrafting so hopefully it will pass.

Today, I have been making some more samples for the Touch of Elegance CD Rom which is to be the 4 day deal over on Create and Craft starting Monday 14th January, so it's all systems go. I will share these with you later.

First today though, I had to make a 21st birthday card for another of my son's pals who is turning of age. That's six this week alone!!

For Alex's card (my son's pal), I used Docrafts Wellington Bear - Past times CD Rom. I haven't used this before as I had problems loading it when I first tried using it but I must say I quite like it.




I used an 8x8 white card to start with. The only topper that suited Alex was Wellington with a pint of beer, not because he's an alcoholic, but because he's into photography and cycling and there weren't any of these toppers on the Cd. I matted and layered the topper onto black card from my stash. I used a beigy brown backing paper from the Cd and also matted and layered that onto black card. I fixed it all onto the card. I used the letters and numbers on the Cd to make the sentiment- '21 Today' and made a similar one with his name on to make it more personal. I then attached a bottle top to the bottom right hand corner of the topper. Inside as well as writing a verse, I added - Other beers are available! (Perhaps I have been watching too much Create and Craft!, the presenters usually say that when they advertise/name drop.)

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:-
Cards Galore - Anything Goes - http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk
Glitternsparkle - Anything goes - http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Birthdays - (Docrafts - Wellington Past times Cd used) http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Anything Goes - (Docrafts - Wellington Past times Cd used) http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Wendy xx

28 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Loving your new blog and congratulations and I look forward to working with you on the Kraftyhands design team. Your card is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxxxx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Linda. I'm looking forward to working with you too. xx

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations on your Win, Wendy, and extra congratulations on being chosen as part of the Kraftyhands DT, well done, and enjoy, you will be great, love your new look blog, also, Fabulous card and many thanks for joining in with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck with all your challenges....xxxx

Avril Ann said...

Also would be a fabulous card to enter into our "Animals" challenge at Emma's Crafty Challenge, hope to see you there hon xxx

Lexie said...

Congrats on your Allsorts win, Wendy, AND your new position with Kraftyhands...they're a good bunch to work with. Best of luck with it...you'll be fine.
xx

jane stillman said...

Many congratulations on your win and for getting a DT post with Kraftyhands. You will soon get into the swing of it, but most of all enjoy it and have fun x

Wendy H said...

Thankyou ladies for your kind comments. Xx

Kim Dellow said...

Brilliant news! well done and lovely card too. Kim

Andree said...

A super card Wendy, I love the bottle top.
Congratulations on your win at Allsorts and your DT position at Kraftyhands. I look forward to working alongside you x

caroline spice said...

This is a fantastic male card and congratulation on your good news xxx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Caroline. I wasnt sure whether it was too plain but theres only so much you can put on a male card, I think. Xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Andree. My husband's drinking came in handy although I do get on at him about it. Looking forward to working with you. Xx

Diane J said...

Gorgeous card... Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' and 'Birthday' Challenges. Hope you can join us again for our next challenges and good luck in both draws. Best Wishes for 2013. Diane x

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card and the image is just so adorable, Thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends Anything goes and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Denise said...

I fancied changing my blog but wasn't brave enough! Congrats on your win and also on your DT post. Don't be nervous - your stuff is fab xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Denise. Wish I hadnt changed it in a way, I'm having difficulty posting photos!!!. Xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this card Wendy what a great image xx Jan

Wendy H said...

Thank you Jan. Its the first time I've used this CD and I enjoyed it. Xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Kim. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Diane and best wishes to you for the coming year. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sandra. xx

Blankina said...

I love you cool bear birthday card!!
Congratulations on your new DT position!!

Thanks for joining in at the FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE,
did you join our FF monthly givaway candy too??

Good luck,

Beary hugs FF DT Blankina

craftygranny said...

This is brilliant . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trishax

Sonia said...

Thank you for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful card with us at Forever Friend^_^
Good luck in the draw^_^
Sonia DT member
http://passionidicarta-sonia.blogspot.it/

Wattage said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

congratulations :) fab card love the image thanks for joining us at glitter and sparkle and good luck emma xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you for your comments everyone. xx

Angela said...

Cool card! Love the image and the bottle cap embellie! Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!