Monday, 25 January 2010

Goodbye Beavers, Hello Cubs...

Now my son has turned 8 he is leaving Beavers to move on to Cubs so I wanted to make a card to thank the leaders.
The papers I have used were a download which I got for free from Growing pains Scrapped (I think they are now available to buy from Stuff to Scrap). The collection is called 'Dogs and Frogs' and was great for this card because it uses the turquoise of the Beavers uniform and the green of the Cubs.
I have to confess that I bought the stamp set especially for this card- but it is full of elements that I know I will use for lots of other cards! It is called 'Dress up Billy' from Pink Cat Studio and has a Billy figure and lots of elements to paper piece to create lots of outfits- rather like paper dress up dolls when I was a girl!
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card. I use Adobe Photoshop to resize and crop the papers before printing so was able to size the squared paper so I could cut the corners from it. I tore the edge of the coredinations cardstock to fit with the boyish, grunge look of the papers.
I added a little necker in the colours of his lodge to the back of the envelope to finish it off.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

With Love...

I am mortified to see how long it is since I last put a post on here! December got mad busy at school because Year Two take the lead in the KS1 performance. It snowed on the last day of term and we don't seem to have really got rid of it properly since! You'd think that would have given me loads of crafting time but it put a real 'spanner in the works' in lots of ways, too numerous and boring to go into here. I love looking at snow through the window of a cosy house when I do not have anything that I have to do, but I am a real snow-wuss when it comes to driving on it or on ice. Like many of you, I'm sure, I am so glad that it is starting to go!
I have, however, found out that I am going to be working full time until at least Easter- I love my class and the extra money certainly comes in handy, but I cannot wait to get back to part-time and even my husband is realizing the advantages of me being part-time!
Anyway, enough of that and on to my card! Cute Card Thursday have 'pink and grey' as their colour combo this week so I printed off these Pink Petticoat papers to get me going. They have been on the side for a couple of days but I was determined to use them! I based my card on the sketch at Sketch Saturday and am quite pleased with how it came out, considering how rusty I am feeling! I just wish I had used the oval for the greeting the other way round or used a circle instead- it looks too tall like this. Oh well- never mind, it will have to stay like this now!