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Thursday, 16 July 2009

365 Cards Day 137 & Some Good News

Hello everybody peeps !

I'm back with a card (can you believe I woke up thinking about the layout of this card? Is that sad or inspired - I don't know ?

But.... 1st things first. I have some absolutely fabulous news. Thankyou, thankyou and a milliion times thankyou to all the wonderful people who wished me luck with my interviews. I am thrilled to announce that I got the job that I REALLY wanted and I start on Monday.

Wooooooo Hooooooo !!!

I'm just a bit blooming excited :) I feel like a massive weight has been lifted and I am just so happy that I made a good impression at both interviews, but got the job that I really wanted. I'm going to be the office administrator in a small company that imports curtains. My previous experience of running a dedicated curtain department at Allied Carpets for years has stood me in good stead, also the fact that I have 20 years experience of being a good office all rounder. It will be ideal for me as it will be busy and I'll get involved in lots of things. Most important of all I'm looking forward to earning some money again so I can indulge in some 6 x 6" Basic Grey packs. LOL

Anyhoo, back to the details on the card. I have been able to include the following challenges into this little number :-
I started off with a DCWV textured card blank and cut the front off. I cut a piece of acetate and attached to the front with 3 black HOTP brads sticking to the positioning of the embellishments on the Cuttlebug sketch. The Cuttlebug textile embossing folder was used on a piece of white card. The corners were cut off using a circle punch. I added black gems to the corners from Paperchase.

The cat is a leather Sizzix diecut I bought off Ebay some time ago. I added a silve tinkling bell to thin green ribbon and some green gems for eyes. I used a white gel pen to highlight the legs. A black velvet ribbon has been added for a bit more texture. The red flower is a sequin and another gem added to the centre.

The footprints were added directly to the acetate. I used a punch to make a template in paper and drew through it with a Sharpie permanent pen.

I seem to be on a roll with acetate cards this week. I think I have been inspired by the DT at 365 cards as they have been using many of the Shortcuts products this week. With 7 chances to win a prize I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Well it has been a good week so far :)

19 comments:

Carolyn V said...

Congrats on the new job, Mandy! ...and congrats on combining 7 challenges on one card (that's amazing!) I love the cat card - so cute - the pawprints are the perfect finishing touch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet sweet Kitty, awesome job.

Linby said...

Well done on getting the job - I am so pleased for you. Great card too!

Linbyx

Carola/Schokofee said...

Great - it`s a wonderful card!

*schoki*

Jana said...

Congrats on your job. It's wonderful when you get a job you want. Makes life so much easier.

Great card. Love the cat. Those paw prints are adorable.

cats whiskers said...

Brilliant card love that cute image and the fabulous BP and colour scheme, congrats on teh job
Hugs Jacqui x

kristie sessions said...

Congrats on the job Mandy!! That is SO SO SO great!!! Love the card too. SO cute. Have a glorious weekend!

Ewonne said...

What a pretty card!!!
Thank you so much for playing along ♥
//Ewonne
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Heike said...

Great card!!
First I wanted to say "Where´s the green???" and then I saw the eyes of the cat!!
Thanks for joining PM and good luck.

HUgs, Heike

Mothermark said...

Holy cow! Thats alota challenges! This card is just precious....I love the little black kittie! This black kittie would not bring anyone bad luck, too adorable!

So glad you got to play along with us!

Sarn loves choc said...

That's sweet hun!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! That's a lot of challenges!! Awesome!! Love this cutey!!

Kati said...

what a great card - love the eyes!!!

Terrie B x said...

Hi MANDY:)
Your card is `beautiful`..Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges:)
`Congrats` on the job!!!!:)

terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

Congratulations on the new job Mandy :-) & great card btw

Hugs
Tracey
x

Cassie said...

terrific job! love the clear cover! thanks for playing at CBC! sorry i'm late in getting around this week!

Karin said...

Fabulous card.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

me-bear said...

Thanks for your compliment on my moo card :)
I love your cat card very much. The black cat pops out of the bright red. Just great!
Thanks for joining DDCC this week.
xx Monica

Marcea said...

This is absolutely adorable - I love the cute image and scrummy details. Great news about the job!
Thanks for joining us on LOTV
-x-