Greetings friends, whatever you are doing this lovely Saturday afternoon, I hope you're having FUN. It has been one of those hot days today, but Capetonians love their sun, beach and braai's (barbeque's), so we're not complaining.
The Quixotic Challenge this week is to use the colour combo of Kraft & Red and if you don't have Kraft you can use any brown cardstock. I have therefore used a fab chocolate brown as the base of my card. I then matted a lovely piece of the Merry Day of Christmas Gingerbread Lane paper onto some red cardstock, in keeping with the theme. Further embellished with a poinsettia flower which I glued onto a creamy coloured leaf which is edged in gold. In the centre I adorned with a pearl (can't remember what the lovely silver centrepiece is called, help me Paola?) A great opportunity to use the calendar stamp I won recently. I placed that in the left hand corner. The lovely Tilda was a gift from my blog buddy in Holland and I coloured her in using the trusted Copics (am I improving of what??) Dankie Marijke, hoop jy hou van my stempeltjie :) )
I am really enjoying giving my cards a more polished look by decorating the inside as well. Just cut a strip from the Gingerbread Lane paper and pasted onto the chocolate brown cardstock. Then I took one of those brown manilla envelopes most people have in a cupboard somewhere and cut that to size using one of my fancy scissors to give it a lovely edge. I then cut white paper to place on top of that for one to write one's message. In each corner I finished off with a little red rhinestone.I really hope you like my entry for this week and if you do, please leave a comment as I so enjoy reading them! It encourages me to step up my pace and move to the next level. I am really getting into this now and enjoying it...lol, hope you are too. Thanks to everyone who does take the time to leave a message, I have such fun reading them -MWAH to all of you!
Good luck to all my crafting buddies, with whatever challenge you may be taking part in this week. I look forward to seeing what you've come up with. That's it for now folks, back to the wedding invitations. Enjoy your weekend further, take care, hugs Sharon x