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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Two Hearts

Hello!  Phew!  What a weekend!  I spent Thursday and Friday nights plus Saturday morning in a crafting frenzy trying to get a shower card and thank you notes made for my brother's Jack and Jill shower Saturday afternoon!  Add to that errands and whipping up his favorite pasta salad and I was one busy gal!

My brother and his fiancee are both Fantasy and SciFi fans and their wedding is a themed wedding where costumes are encouraged.  Knowing they both love Doctor Who I opted for a fun and unconventional approach to their shower!  Using Doctor Who, a freebie image from Mayzy Art, I created a unique wedding shower card.  The image is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  Papers are The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell from My Mind's Eye.  I used a couple of dies (Fleur de Lis Squares Nestabilities from Spellbinders and a flourish from Magnolia Stamps).  Flowers and pearls are the finishing touches.  The sentiment inside is something I found online in a Doctor Who themed Valentine's Day card.  It is an adaptation of a quote by The Doctor from the episode Blink (2007).  The layout is courtesy of Sketch N Stash (#112).  



And as part of their shower gift, I made them thank you notes.  Using a Dalek image I found online, of course!  I started these on Friday and knowing I was pressed for time I wanted to keep them simple.  No coloring.  Just classic black and white with some embossing and die cutting I said.  Please, someone, smack me the next time I say that!  Yes, I saved time by not coloring the image, but with 2 embossed panels and a die cut image, my arm was about to fall off after 75 run-throughs of my Cuttlebug!  And to make matters worse, this beautiful Floral Ovals Spellbinders die is challenging to work with!  I had to poke paper remnants from the die after every use which made an already monotonous chore downright tedious!  But I persevered and completed 25 elegantly embossed and die cut thank you notes!  The sentiment is a spin on the Dalek catch phrase "Exterminate".  Here is the finished card as well as a look at them in process.


And as you can see from this photo, both were a big hit! (And that's Kayne, helping with the gifts, already taking his ring bearer duties very seriously!)


I was so exhausted last night when I got home (after the shower and  family fun night at my parents' which included ice cream and watching The Hobbit) that I crashed for the night almost as soon as I got home!  I fear that all of this means I have neglected my The Corrosive Challenge duties this week, but I hope to get some crafting accomplished now.  The small man is already sound asleep after 4 hours of outside time today.  It was a gorgeous day- sunny and warm!  I put together his new Sandy Lagoon Waterpark and there he stayed for hours while I lounged on the deck, sipping my mocha iced coffee and reading!  It was the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon and just what we needed!


I hope your weekend was just as wonderful!  Thanks for visiting!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, N0, Y11, Y28, Y32, E23, E25, E27, E31, E70, E74, E79, B34, B37, B39).

{hugs}
Regan

2 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Sounds like you were crazy busy. Love the Dr. Who themed card. Very creative stuff here!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card regan, I like the image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx
ps I like the Dalek thank you cards to, brilliant.