Friday, 30 September 2011

Linda's Birthday card.... and a really dim moment


OK, I'm going to explain the dim bit first before showing you Linda's card.

OK so Tuesday was my fortnightly class at Scrapbook Sisters, and the project was fabulous this time out - I might get to take pics of it soon and I'll share it - so I had my arms full as I left the shop, got in HB's car and drove home.  Wednesday night I went to make Linda's card and couldn't find my craft bag - you know the sort with ALL of your essentials - cutter, scissors, ruler, stamp block, craft knife glue etc etc - and I couldn't find it ANYWHERE!!  HB convinced me that I definitely had brought it in from the car and put it by my desk, so the kids were duely accused of moving it... and I spent ages looking everywhere the little wotsits might have squirrelled it.  And where was it??? Still at the shop where I had left it!  The thought I had left it had crossed my mind, but HB was adamant that i'd brought it in and I believed him :-D  Never mind, I'll get it back on Saturday at the crop :-D

It did however make putting this card together quite a challenge as I have no cutter, scissors, or anything, and I was thinking I'd have to tear the papers to size, I luckily had some spare glues and tape lurking, but I found my old craft knife in my tool box, using the measures on my mat and a bit of spare acrylic HB brought me home as a makeshift straight edge, I think the card looks pretty good considering the lack of my always used tools!!

I saw this Kraftin Kimmie image and have had it stashed away to use on Lin's card for a while, and that has been SO tough as I REALLY like to play with new stuff!!  Anyway, it's perfect for Lin - she's a colleague at work who got into crafting through seeing what I do, and now is the proud owner of her very own, soon to be completed crafting cabin... me... jealous... yes!!!

I've got here a little crafty pressie too, although she has the bug big time and seems to have accumulated more that I have in half the time, so fingers crossed she's not already got it! :-D

I hope she likes it!

Please can I enter these Challenges

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. your story about your missing bag sounds all too familiar lol
I am always doing that - and accusing people .. mainly my daughter if movig stuff!
LOve this card .. its perfect for any fellow crafter - and well done with your limited stash..
Lisa x

Lisa M said...

I'm just so glad you didn't say that you left it on top of the car and found your supplies along the highway! EEEK! Glad they are safe and sound in the shop. :D
Your card looks truly wonderful for being reduced to "primative" measures. LOL
And did I read that correctly? Your friend has a crafting, cabin? WOW...I'm a wee bit jealous myself...but YEAH HER!! :D

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CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic card. Lee x

Amanda R said...

I think you did a great job Sue! If I didn't have my "stuff" I would just walk away or make a special trip to get it! And so nice you were able to inspire a friend to start crafting too!

Lori said...

Well, I must say, you did a FANTASTIC job of this card without any "essential" tools! :) WTG! Thanks for entering at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness that has got to be my worst nightmare! But how creative are you! You still came up with a beauty of a card! X

Whimsey said...

Love it - lovin' those polka dots!

You go girl - so creative!!

Mary J said...

Really fab card Sue! Well done with limited supplies! You didn't need them anyway!

Tamie said...

Wonderful creation and it is the perfect image for crafting lovers. Just perfect. thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.