Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Best Fishes - Charisma Cardz Challenge

Well - both my daughter and son had birthday parties last weekend - so I had to make two male birthday cards. This week, the theme on the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog is think male.

But, guess what, I forgot to photograph the one card (dagnabbit!!!!) - it was a Ben 10 card made using a free download from Crafts Beautiful - I'll be making a similar one for my son later this week, and hopefully I'll remember to post that one for you to see!

Anyway, the card I'm going to enter for the Charisma Challenge is the card I made for Eleri's friend. But, before you see it, I must apologise for the poor poor photographs. I'm showing two photos in the hope that you can have some idea of what the card looks like - it is far better IRL than in the photos though.

I used blue pearlescent card, which I printed directly onto using a downloaded paper (I'm really sorry, I can't remember where from), and printed the round sentiment (another download from Charmed Cards and Craft) directly onto the card. I printed the same paper onto the acetate - I thought it looked like waves. The image is a Dottie Download Sports George again from Charmed Cards and Craft - already coloured - so useful when I don't feel like colouring but really need to get a card done (LOL!). I stamped fish onto the card, and onto the acetate, and coloured them all with Sakura Stardust pens, so they are all nice and glittery. And that's about it I think - simple but effective me thinks!

My children loved the card, and I hope Eleri's friend did too.

I'll love you and leave you now. My daughter is 5 tomorrow, so I'd best get to bed - she'll probably be awake soon (lol!!). We're taking her to the cinema to see The Princess and the Frog, and then we're going to Pizza Hut!

If I get chance, tomorrow I'll show you the gorgeous cards I made for her (am I allowed to pay compliments for my own cards???). I might just show her birthday cake as well - although it hasn't risen very well - but my cakes never do - instead of butter, the cake has courgette and ground almonds in it!! (The mixture tasted good when I 'licked' the bowl - isn't that the best thing about baking - being able to 'lick' the bowl? - although there wasn't much mixture to 'lick' as I've bought a new silicone bowl scraper which really did get nearly all the mixture out of the bowl - hmm, maybe I won't use it next time I bake a cake (lol!))

Enough of waffling, good night!

Love, Andrea xx


Bubbles said...

Great card, love the fish!! We were going to do the exact same thing as you with the film followed by pizzahut but the film clashed with hubby's hospital appointment and messed the plans up. hope you have a great time!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Frazzled Crafts said...

Do love the deep waters effect Andrea, a lovely creation and so imaginative! Liz x