Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

This week's card challenge

Here is this week's layout challenge from Sketch Saturday... Well, those circles were a challenge, for a start! I don't have any fancy tools for cutting circles, just a small pair of scissors and whatever I can find in the house to cut around!

So, one wine glass, one tub of body scrub and the inner ring of a roll of sticky tape later, here's my attempt....


OK I cheated. The circles got to me. I had to add one up there, it didn't look balanced with them all down there!

The bear image is one of two sheets I got free on a magazine (Do Crafts Creativity). The brads are glittery, and I got them today at The Range. 24 for £1.49. Bargain!

Other doobrys are from my stash, except for the 'Merry Christmas' message, which I typed in Word and printed out on card.

I didn't realise the stickers were so thin, and if you look closely you'll see that the pattern on the tartan circle actually shows through his belly! I should have stuck him onto white card first and then cut around him. Hey ho! I'll know next time. I just wasn't with it today!

13 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Helena, you have a wonderful blog and thank you for the comment you left on my card. Your card is gorgeous and even more so as you had to get so creative with the cutting of the circles LOL! Your drawings are absolutely stunning, I could almost stroke all of them. Chris x

Scrapmumur said...

This is very lovely card!
Beautiful colours.
Your image is Adorable.
Mumur

Gill said...

Beautiful card, love the cute image and great circles..I have the same problem!!!, thanks for joining us this week
Gill x

Dragonstar said...

I don't know about cheating - don't know the rules! - but surely it's permitted to use the outline as a kind of springboard. I think you've produced a really pretty card.

Allison said...

lovely card, great image
AllisonX

Debbie said...

Cute card Helena. The bear image is adorable and your circles are fab :) Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday. Debbie x

COCO said...

very nice card !!!
thanks for participation!!!

carolann said...

Absolutely stunning card hun the colours you have used are awesome and I love the image WTG xxxx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Helena,

I enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Thanks for visiting mine.

Your card is really great ~ I love Teddy bears.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jeanette said...

Love that teddy and I have to admire you for cutting those circles out yourself. Mine would have been all wonky!
Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturdays!
Hugs Jeanette

Mrs Wonka said...

What a lovely card, I love Forever Friends!

Mrs Wonka x

Jo said...

Its a lovely card!
I have only just bought myself a coluzzle, before that I used glasses, deodorant tin lids and the top off a hob nobs tube! LOL!
They still produce great cards don't they?

Thank you for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday.
Jo xx

Helena said...

THANKS EVERYONE!!!!