Monday, September 16, 2013

CCMC268, RS #81

Hey y'all!  I'm back with another card for you!  I love playing along with challenges.... they really seem to get my creative mojo going, so that's what I got here again!  I was inspired by RetroSketches 81 and Create With Connie and Mary 268.  A sketch and a beautiful colour combo make for a finished card in no time at all!


CCMC268

I made a ladies' birthday card.  My sister-in-law ordered some cards and using challenges for inspiration, I am well on my way to filling her order!  Here it is!


I was a bit more challenged on this one because, like I mentioned earlier... my Big Shot bit the dust, and it seemed like every good idea I had for this card involved the Big Shot!  I had no idea that I NEEDED it so badly!  When my husband was taking it apart, I stopped him and made him promise that if he took it apart and couldn't fix it again, that I could order another right away!  Well, fortunately, he found the problem, so I have ordered replacement parts from Sizzix.  Shipping costs are more than the parts cost themselves!  ($23 total... parts, shipping, duty)  They come from California and I am in BC, so hopefully they'll arrive at the end of this week and my Handyman can put it back together... otherwise I know what I'll be ordering... overnight too yet!  

I was actually surprised at how much junk was inside my Big Shot.... five years worth!  Stuff that I certainly didn't recognize and do not ever remember cutting!!!  Makes me wonder if my girls are Big Shotting behind my back!  Hmmm...

Anyway... go check out those challenge sites.... there's always so much inspiration on them!  Thanks for checking out my card!  Don't forget to leave me some love!  I love comments!

xo Anita

9 comments:

Connie said...

Love the mosaic background...it goes so great with these colors! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful birthday card and I love those buttons! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Deb said...

Love how you arranged the mosaics! And I really like how you put the sentiment over the ribbon! So pretty!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Claire said...

I keep seeing that Mosaic stamp and I love it...perfect for the sketch and such a pretty colour combo. Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches this week Anita!

Mary Brown said...

I love how you changed the orientation of the punched pieces to horizontal instead of vertical. Gives it a totally different look. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Margaret Raburn said...

This is a beautiful birthday card... and without a Big Shot yet!! I'm really impressed.. that would be SO hard for me! I love the unique orientation of the mosaics and the cluster of buttons is a great touch! Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

Ohh! I like the look of the mosaics on the side! Gives a completely different look with tons of possibilities! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

barb hendrickson said...

This is a very lovely card. I just love all of the special detail you added.

Lisa Martz said...

Really pretty! I love that you have the mosaics going the long way. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week!