Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday is good!

I've treated the family to a freebie day out at Warwick Castle today! It was a special Teacher Taster weekend so I registered and went along. We had a fab time. Apparently they've re-branded themselves "The Ultimate Castle". I have to confess though, I was a little more than shocked when I saw the price increase from last year, plus an additional £7.50 pp if you wanted a tour of the dungeon! What used to be labelled "The Ghost Tower" has now been transformed into "The Princess Tower!" and it's all very pink and girly - not that my boys appreciated it one little bit!!!!! LOL!!

One of my forum buddy's, Lana, set us a weekend challenge with a sketch and after being inspired by a card design I spied on Magnolia-licious challenges blog, I came up with this:
It's a very quick and simple, but very effective design. You start with a sheet of cardstock, 11" x 5.5" plus an additional square of 5.5" - this will be the front of your card. Score the 11" x 5.5" piece at 2.5" and 5.5" and fold as shown below. Then stick the 5.5" square piece onto the folded down portion. You also need some kind of 'anchor' on the base to hold the card up - I used the sentiment as my anchor.
Over at Winter Wonderland we have a sketch this week with the optional addition of a Pantomime theme. I'm afraid I'm not much of a panto person so I just stuck with the sketch. We also have another giveaway from the wonderful Regina of The Cutting Cafe, so if you are needing to make a start, or just add to your Christmas Card stack, get over there, join in the fun and who knows, it could be you who walks away with that fabulous candy!!

Well if you made it in here, I'd like to thank you for passing through and I wish you a pleasant and safe week ahead! :o) xx

11 comments:

  1. Wow Anne these are absolutely gorgeous cards. I keep meaning to make a card like your first one but haven't got round to it yet. They look so effective.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  2. gorgeous cards! Love the 1st one, the colour combo is fab!! and I just love the stitching detail!! fab card!

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  3. Two gorgeous cards Anne, I loved the sketch! thankyou. Love the easel card thats on my list of things to do today lol.xxx

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  4. These are both fabulous! I made my first easle card on Saturday, but you'll have to wait until Wednesday to see it!!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  5. Wowww Anne, I love both your cards!!
    Thank you for showing "my" image in your blog. Your coloring looks sooo beautiful!!

    Hugs, Inger :o)

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  6. Hiya anne

    Wheee these cards are so beautiful, gorgeous colours...

    Did you mean the wee blue "studs" in the bottom corner - if it's them you mean they are dew drops and you can get them from 3D Jean.

    hugs
    Dawn
    xx

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  7. Gorgeous card, loving the papers!
    Kaz xx

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  8. Sounds like you've been having a whale of a time Anne, and done some crafting too!. This card is very very lovely, seen a few cards like this and fancied having a go so thanks for the instructions.
    x Michelle

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  9. Great card, I really like the design :)

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  10. Your cards are beautiful! I love your coloring!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great Sunday :)

    Hugs, Gunhild

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