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 -
Glitternsparkle - Anything goes - http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Birthdays - (Docrafts - Wellington Past times Cd used)
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Anything Goes - (Docrafts - Wellington Past times Cd used)

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Wendy xx