Friday, January 19, 2007

Through the Round window....

Or the square window or the arched window! They were the words of Rhi as she set the dare over at Daring Card Makers this week. She was of course talking about apertures - she doesnt care what they are or where they are as long as the card has at least one.

Hmmm thinking caps on then. Well I was quite impressed this week cos I had the design all sorted in my head, it was just finding the time to commit it to crafty bits. You see as well as my own little monkey Baby J turning 1 this week and a birthday party to organise, a degree essay to write and a million other things to do,I also have my neice staying for 2 weeks. Did I mention my neice is only 9 weeks old. So yes picture me, a house full of madness, a german shepard who thinks he is a scottie and 2 children - oh and a boyfriend who has the good sense to go to work!

Anyhow I finally got down to the card at 10am thursday night (I know nothing like dead lines) and for a change the robo was happy to play and cut the right thing (template made for me by Stressed over at UkScrappers , at the right size in the right place! yeah I know i was surprised too. Bonus I thought, and there shoulda been my clue cos it all fell apart from then in. The pack of foils I had didnt contain a red piece which was in my minds design, ah well use a gold piece. All well and good but then my foiling pen decided it didnt want to work - shoddy workman ship! Last time I fork out for a poundland bargain. So I thought in compromise I would draw the line with gold pen which I did, and it looked Pants, big fat day, loose elastic, dodgy patterned Granny Pants!

So I had a minor strop at W, and which in his sympathetic (HA!) way he told me to stop moaning and get on with it. So I did a little creative editing. I put thin satin ribbon fromCrafts By Carolyn over the rubbish lines which I attached with little red flowers and mini brads (from Sarahs Cards. I then backed the aperture with a piece of gold foil, complained a bit more and called it a night!

And here is the card, I am not happy with it, but I really loved the one I made last week so that could be part of it :S



Will be back to blog a little more later about Baby J's birthday, and other goings on in my mundane little life. Until then why not pop on over to see us
Daring Card Makers and have a go at a window of your own?

T xxx

7 comments:

Paula said...

I think this looks very stylish, Tracey & you could well set a trend in personalised stationery for people when you aren't juggling 20 other balls!!!
Well done for keeping your head straight!

Keryn Campbell said...

I think your card looks smashing. Isn't it always the way the one's the don't work as you plan always turn out beautiful.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Tracie this card is totally amazing... Brilliant in fact.....
I had a great chuckle tho.. at your 'Pants' comment... I think the red ribbon and flowers look amazing around those yummy letters..

Rhi said...

Wow Tracie, this card is stunning , Im gobsmaked you're not happy with it as I think its really beautiful, and like Paula said, it would make fab personalised stationery.

Take care
Rhi x

Kathy said...

Well I love it and I'm well impressed with the window - I'd never have thought of that and it brings a whole new world of window monograms to mind! Not that I could actually design one though.....

Happy Happy Birthday Little Fella!

Mary-Beth said...

Love this card and such a great idea!

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog.

Maisymary's Findings said...

yes , this takes personalised monogramming to another level ! lol wonderful window concept! I wouldnt have thought of it at all ! smashing especially under your circumstances !

ttfn, Pearl