Friday, June 12, 2009

June card swap

A couple of weeks ago I posted about how excited I was about this month's card swap card that I had decided to produce, and I posted a couple of images of my template card. Tonight is the card making workshop and it is time to send my creations out into the world.

It hasn't actually changed that much. The main changes are that I have coloured in the skater boy (or should that be sk8r boi) and used much brighter colours, oh and added some coordinating ribbon. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with this card. The one thing that card swap is making me do is to try and challenge myself and to actually make something instead of just thinking about it!

Having said all that, it was probably a good thing that I did have some extra time on my hands this month because making ten of these was a little time consuming with all the cutting and scoring, embossing and water colouring, more embossing and then putting it all together. I think it was worth it though. The great thing about this card is that even though it looks as though it would be difficult to do so, it fits inside a standard envelope for posting - no need to buy additional stationary or anything like that. So here it is first lying down flat and then standing up.

Looking at it now, I probably should have made the effort to come up with some kind of skin colour for his face and arms using the water colour crayons I was using, but it's a bit late now.

The other thing I wanted to mention was that while my photo taking skills are still completely rubbish, the camera is better. The sad thing is that the photos were taken using my new mobile phone camera as opposed to my digital camera. When I first bought my digital camera it was top of the range, but it is a bit aged now really. One of these days I will go and look at getting a new one, but at the moment my next big new purchase is most likely going to be a flat screen TV. The big question is whether it will go out here where I sit or in the main lounge area, but I suspect that I am really a soft touch and therefore it will go where my son spends most of his time watching TV.


  1. I'm really impressed! It looks fabulous.

  2. I'm envious of creative folks like you. It's beautiful.

  3. That's wonderful that your challenge is getting you to make more of your creations. I know how that is. I get all sorts of ideas but it's one thing to dream about them and another to actually make them! :)

    Your card came out really cute!

  4. Lots of work and lots of love. I think it looks great just the way it is.