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Saturday, 13 June 2009

365 Cards Day 105, 2 Sketches 4 You & Pile It On

Woohoo, it's the weekend :) Had a small lie in this morning and Paul has gone to his friends to do website stuff so I getto do some crafting Yay!

Paul's going to Manchester on Monday for a couple of days so I will be able to do lots and lots of crafting whilst also preparing to go camping at Silverstone from Thursday. I've got most of the supplies but will need to finalise menu's for each day and see what food we need to take. We're going with 2 of our bestest friends to watch the last Formula 1 race meeting at Silvestone race track. It is the 1st time any of us will have been and I we are really excited. It's a good thing we had to pay for our tickets a year ago though or there is no way we could have afforded to go.

Anyhoo, this card incorporates the following challenges:-
The rainbow papers for this card came from a Papercrafts Inspirations magazine freebie which featured wellies, umbrellas and rainbows, all very British themes! The papers are available as a download from their website here. They do some smashing designs and little extra motifs to match, it's just a shame that they are printed on magazine paper so the quality is a bit naff. Some magazines like Crafts Beautiful include them as a separate sheet and that is a far better compromise as those are much better. The purple trellis paper came from a Simply Cards and Papercrafts pack. I matted this onto an oval which was cut with Fiskars decorative edge scissors. The rainbows on the mat were originally a circle which I cut in half and layered on 3d foam. The clouds on the sentiment panel I have embellished with white fluffy stuff from Woodware and used my heat cut to puff it up. I love how dimensional this has made the cute fluffy clouds.

I absolutely love rainbows and really enjoyed making this card. Whilst making it, it reminded me that when I was driving back from our crafty session in Warrington I saw the most beautiful rainbow I've ever seen. I was on a really wide flat road and looking down the motorway was the most colourful and PERFECT rainbow spanning all across the road, it was just so beautiful. Obviously not a photograph moment as you can't pull over and stop on a motorway. It was one of those moments when you wish you could take a photo of what you see with your eyes at an exact moment. You very rarely see a perfect rainbow with such brilliance of colour and it was a moment to remember. They fill me with happiness, joy and hope and the belief that things can only get better.

12 comments:

stamprgrl said...

mandy, that is so cute and sweet and adorable...

and yes, we are very happy w/the turn out! And remember tomorrow Sunday our 2nd challenge comes up!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Birgit said...

the rainbows are just great and the clouds-#D effect-that is so neat. Great card

Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Such a pretty card. Love the rainbows.

The Mommy said...

Awe How cute! Love the rainbows!

willow said...

Very cute I love the rainbows
maz

Jana said...

Adorable card. LOVE the fluffy clouds.

cheryln said...

lovely card! the rainbows and the sentiment are fabulous!

Sherry said...

Mandy, I absolutely love your rainbow card. If you lived closer to me we could get together and craft as my husband and his brother are going up north to the cabin for 3 days. I am planning on staying home and doing some homework and then alot of cardmaking and some scrapbooking.
Have fun at your races.

~amy~ said...

mandy, this is absolutely fabulous!!! wow...downloaded paper...thanks so much for sharing the link!!! I love rainbows :)

Laura Davis said...

darling Mandy:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Rose said...

mandy this is fantastic!! luv the clouds :D

Karen Lee said...

Lovin' all the rainbows!! Great job!

hugs, Karen Lee