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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).



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.