Thursday, 18 November 2010

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 11 - Christmas Tree

I'm so sorry I'm so late posting my cards for this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card challenge (yes I did say cards!!), but I had a few issues since leaving work and it's taken me til now to get myself organised... cut a very long story short a colleague asked me to make an emergency card for her sister for tomorrow and I said OK, thinking I could get home just after 6 and get cracking... however I hadn't banked on the car deciding to stop on the way home :-(  A duel carriage way, in the dark and cold with a winging 3 year old for company is not recommended!!  The AA man eventually turned up, and insisted I had run out of petrol and took all the cash I had on me to go and get some, leaving me and the small one out in the cold... surprise surprise it didn't work... so after an hour of faffing about he finally agreed that it was what I told him it was when he first turned up (fuel pump packed up) and he had to tow me - 20 miles of sheer terror... it was blooming horrid which was not helped by Sam deciding he'd had enough and trying to open the door (cue much yelling (me) followed by uncontrollable crying (him) !!)  Anyway, we got it to my in laws house as my drive is really steep and he wouldn't have been able to get me up to the house, where HB met me and we left it there to deal with at the weekend.  So I expected to be home at 6 and didn't get home til gone 9 :-(  I'll show you the card I made for my colleague in a later post...

Right, so that's my excuse for being late!!

This weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge is Christmas Tree

And being a bit fussy I ended up making 3 cards

Here's the first one

As you can see it's an acetate card, and I have run the acetate through the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder.  Papers are Bo Bunny, Image??? - embossed with silver embossing powder and edges stamped with a scroll stamp with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Here's the second one - similar idea but white not clear

The CS is dotty Bazzill and the sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions (I think!!)

The third one looks appalling in the pic but is in fact a triangle card - all three sides have been decorated, one with a sentiment and the other with a space for the greeting, and it folds flat for posting

Papers by Bo Bunny and the image is Girl With Presents which is a digi image available exclusively from Scrapbook Sisters.  I really like the concept of this, but it doesn't look finished to me - i'm putting it to one side for now and will fiddle with it til I'm happy :-)

Right, that's it from me - my bed is screaming to me!!

Sue xx


JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I hope your car is easy to fix. It does not sound like a fun adventure.


Pami said...

OMG what an awful evening you had. You poor thing. The cards look fabulous though. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

I Sue - oh dear what an evening!
Love that acetate card - i must try that embossing technique .. our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley is embossing this week
Lisa ;)

Julie said...

Oh Sue,poor you what a horrible ordeal. I so love the embossed acetate,clever!Have a better day tomorrow,Julie.x

Whimsey said...

Love, love, love the acetate card - MY FAVORITE!

Love the colors too - just scrumptious.

Beautiful creations.

Sorry for the rotten evening; here's hoping each day is much better!

pinky said...

Don't know where you get the energy to make cards at all Sue but your creations are absolutely gorgeous!! Hope you get the card and the toddler sorted lol.

Rusty said...

Sounds awful, but hope you get things sorted! beautiful cards xx