Monday, 9 March 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - Have a Happy Day!

All I did yesterday was cut, cut , cut, and I nearly lobbed my thumb off with the guillotine! After a while I was getting a little complacent with the placement of my hands, and probably rushing a little, didn't realise I had my thumb over the finger guard and came down right on my thumb. I have now experienced the reason for having nails - as I cut straight through the nail to the bed, but this made me realise I was cutting more than card. Ouch! Oh well, at least I'll not be known in crafting circles as half thumb Clare from now on.

I thought to alleviate the monotony of measuring and cutting I'd actually make a card. I really wanted to do the Mojo Monday sketch last week, but never got around to it, so I was determined this week would be the week. So this is done with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #77 in mind. For this card I've used those edible scrummy papers from BasicGrey (Eva) and some delectable Doodlebug Limeade Daydream sugar coated cardstock. I've coveted this Eva courtier paper for ages now, taking it out and stoking it from time to time, but never getting a chance to use it. This was my chance!

The gorgeous stamp is also from BasicGrey, from a bitsy stamp set called - you guessed it - butterfly! I simply inked it up with three colours and embossed with holographic powder for a little sparkle. I used silicone glue to give it that 'flying off the page look'. The greeting stamp is from the Clare Curd Signature Range Sentiment set, I just bent it a little to created the curved effect. I created the scalloped effect around the circle by punching out lots of mini circles, attaching them to the back of the larger circle

Deets of the supplies: Stamps & Inks: BG Bitsy Stamp set Butterfly/b2, Clare Curd Signature range Sentiment stamp set; Colorbox Eye Queue Jelly Beans, Rich Rustics and Orchid. Papers and Cardstock: Doodlebug limeade Daydream sugar coated cardstock; BasicGrey Eva courtier paper, burgundy paper from Eva range; white core'dinations. Embellishments: mini Circle punch, Heat it up! Holographic powder, BG Sultry brads, silicone glue, rotary circle cutter.

Well, here's hoping you like it! better get back to cutting, lets see how many more finger nails I can lose! Thanks for coming to visit today.

Love, Clare x

19 comments:

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo! Hugs, Moni

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill. Did make me feel sick thinking about the thumb. Ouch, least you know the guillotine is sharp!LOL. Loving the colours you have used. Just waiting on the postie with som eof your Signature Range. Hurray!!! Hazelxo

Littlebear said...

Love you card and thanks for the great tip on using circles to create the scallop effect.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Clare - scrummy vibrant colours and that butterfly is beautiful :-) Love, Tina x

pinky said...

Lovely card, love the colours and not a sign of blood anywhere! Hope the thumb is ok lol.
Pinky

Elaine Stark said...

Great colours a lovely sketch to work with. Elaine

Tracey said...

Gorgeous colours on this!! Love your card!

Anonymous said...

Ooh nasty crafting injury! Hope you manage to keep all of your fingers lol great card xx
Love Rachel

Anonymous said...

Ooh nasty crafting injury! Hope you manage to keep all of your fingers lol great card xx
Love Rachel

Sue said...

Ouch Clare, i have done similar with me craft knife when my thumb was over hanging the ruler!!Ouch!
Gorgeous card hun, luv the colours you have used, very eye catching, sue.x

Kath said...

gorgeous card Clare and I do love those papers...got that butterfly stamp...and love how you inked it....please don't try to amputate any more fingers or thumbs...Hugs Kath xxxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Clare, love the papers and pretty colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Foreigner by Default said...

Oh my, I could easily eat that card. Honestly. If I only wan't that full...

No, really, it's a delicious interpretation, all the colours and balance of layers coming together beautifully! Wonderful work.

Eek about guillotine/thumb incident though. Scary stuff, I have guillotine as well so will try and be careful(ish). :D

dizzy di said...

Oh dear - hope all your digits are still in-tacked - so easily done...
The card looks great, I may have a dabble myself LOL [at the sketch, NOT the finger slicing] !!!

Fern said...

Beautiful card Clare, i love the simplicity of the butterfly and the whole card! i have something for you on my blog.

Love Fern x :O)

Bev said...

Stunning card Clare -t he colours are exquisite. I love the sentiment stamps, they are fast becoming one of my favourites!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Clare, sorry to hear about your injury but glad to see its not stopped your card making!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Jacilynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love it.

SallyB said...

That butterfly is so beautiful! Looks so delicate as though it really has just landed on that card and will flit away any second.
Take care..card making can be a dangerous business!