Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Card Patterns - #96

Hello fellow bloggers. Well here we are at the end of another year bar a few more days so I thought I would do a challenge or two before the end of the year lol. I hope you all had the most lovely christmas as did I. We spent the day with my daughter Ashleighs partners family. So my four grandbabies, both daughters and scrubby and I went over and his family had the best day ever they said thanks to my grandchildren and us. Apparently they normally have a very quiet day with just the four of them but this year was rowdy to say the least and Michael's mum kept saying thankyou so much for allowing me to spend the day with your family. It was an honour to be able to spend it with people that you genuinely like in my opinion.
I am going to try and partake in more challenges next year but honestly I do challenges and get nowhere so I gave up this year because no one makes comments and there is no recognition etc so I thought that is was a waste of time so I stopped. That makes me sound shallow and I really am not, but really it costs money to continually make cards etc but I am determined to make at least two cards per week for starters to get me back on track. My friend Sherry will love it that I am doing challenges again. We skype regularly and Sherry has gone ahead in leaps and bounds with her blog and completing challenges and is now on several design teams and she deserves every bit of her success she does amazing work.
Okay that is my rambling done hehehehe. So now onto the challenge. I chose Card Patterns this week as it seemed an easy sketch to do or so I thought but that just wasn't so lol. It took me quite some time to get it completed. This is the sketch we were to follow below. . . .

This is my interpretation of the above sketch. I used October Afternoon Thrift Shop DSP. SU cardstock in Crumb Cake my all time fav, as well as Very Vanilla. The background stamping is also in Crumb Cake using an Invoke Arts stamp and then the main image is a Hampton Arts stamp set (from a very dear friend) based on Graphic 45 paper lines which are among my favs. The twine is from my friend Sherry.

I hope you like my card. If so please leave a comment so that I know you have visited my blog. Also I hope you like the changes I have made to my blog, I know I do hehe.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy


Linda McClain said...[Reply to comment]

Oooo, so many pretty things about this card. I love the paper with that stamp image, the baker's twine (yummy color), your distressing . . . Good job.

Scrapaddict said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card Michelle. Love the DSP. I also like the changes to your blog. Your Christmas holiday sounded wonderful and I hope your New Year is filled with joy!

judie said...[Reply to comment]

such a gorjuss card, adore that stamp, must own that lol - happy new year hun xx

buggin2stamp said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card! I like the DP. Thanks for commenting on my sketch card. :o)

Jessica T said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Michelle this card is fantastic! I love the colours you used. No rain for us on Christmas day, bit windy in the late afternoon tho.
Happy new year xx Jessica T

Cyndi said...[Reply to comment]

nice! love the vintage look!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...[Reply to comment]

What a great card created with that sketch and I look forward to you doing more in the coming year as well as our weekly "layout" challenge.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,