Thursday, 18 June 2009

Catch Up!

I've been a little busy this week.
On Tuesday I went to Bath to babysit my granddaughter and yesterday my husband and I went to Royal Ascot!
I have never been to a race meeting before and it has been something that I have always wanted to to do. This outing was a joint birthday treat for us both. We had a wonderful time and had a few successful bets. The Queen waved to me as she went by in her landau; she looked very pretty in pink!
The food was wonderful, if a little expensive, and we just had to have a little champagne didn't we! It was quite tiring , but a most enjoyable day.
Today I have been trying to catch up on a few challenges.

Today's challenge from 365 Cards is to create a masculine card and include an argyle pattern somewhere. For this I used the sketch from Card Patterns. It is also for both Cuttlebug Spot and Cuttlebug Challenges' Father's Day Cards.
A friend of mine requested a Father's Day card for her husband to include 2 ducks. She has had many cards with this duck image on, however it is the ONLY duck image that I possess. So I decided to do a little masking to put one duck behind the other. The female can be distinguished from the male by the addition of the flower! She is supposed to be peeking over his shoulder.
I used my DIY Lego Stampamajig to position the second duck and it worked beautifully! I have added a quick tutorial on how I did this above this posting.
The image is from Penny Black and the papers from Canon. The sentiment is computer generated.
This next card is for Day 109 for 365 Cards which is to use the colours green, yellow, orange, brown, and aqua. It is a slight cheat in that I have used Timber brown Stazon ink to print the images and the jar containing the flowers is tinted with the aqua shade.The other colours are fairly obvious. The card for 365 cards Day 108 (Masculine - non-adult) is a birthday card for the son of one of my daughter's friends... one of my granddaughter's contemporaries. It is the same general layout as my 'It's a girl' card from Day 107 of 365 Cards. Sizzix teddy, Cuttlebug balloon, Cuttlebug Babyface lettering.

22 comments:

  1. Chrissie, great job on all the cards I especially love the George card.

    How fun getting to see the queen and having her wave at you.

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  2. Chrissie, great cards I love the George card and your friend is going to love the duck card.

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  3. Oh, you did a marvelous job on the duck card! I never would have known you masked it; I thought one duck was looking over the other duck's shoulder. This is my fave of the three lovely cards you posted today.

    What a marvelous day you had...going to Bath (I've been there once and loved it!) and seeing the Queen, and the best part I am sure was seeing your granddaughter.

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  4. Absolutely great cards Chrissie. You are going to have to take pics and post them of your homemade stampamajig cause I cannot visualise it lol
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  5. Chrissie great cards. I like the ducks.

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  6. Great cards, Chrissie, love those ducks, very cute and clever.

    I loved reading about your joint birthday adventure, it sounds so cool, and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thats duck peeping over the others shoulder is so brilliant! Very inventive.

    mandi xx

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  8. Chrissi, great cards, love the finished Duck one...so cute. What a brilliant day you must have had yesterday, I hope you had a nice hat....good luck with the challenges. Hugs Avril xx

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  9. Very cute Father's Day card with the ducks. They're adorable! So glad you joined us at The Cuttlebug Spot this week!

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  10. That duck card is awesome. I've never tried that. Thanks for the idea! You always are inspiring.

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  11. What a fantastic group of cards!! I love that duck image!!

    hugs, Karen Lee

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  12. you have been busy, and I loved your story of your outing to Royal Ascot. It would be so fun to have a day in the queens closet, don't you think? All those hats and purses.

    love the duck card, with the girlie girl duck...great job with the masking I've yet to master the stamp a ma jiggy!!!

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  13. great cards so lovely
    thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Challenge this week
    Cuttlehugs
    AllisonX

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  14. great cards so lovely
    thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Challenge this week
    Cuttlehugs
    AllisonX

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  15. Some great work here Chrissie. I love those little ducks and the peaking head is SO cute. I love your feminine card using the most non-feminine color combo ever. You really nailed that challenge. and the cute boy card with the embossing and train punch is just too adorable! Great job!

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  16. WOW! Great cards Chrissie!! Very intuitive for you with the duck "trick"! You're 'ausome'!

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  17. Great set of cards Chrissie, I particularly love the flower vase one :o)
    Jackie xx

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  18. Super fabulous cards!! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  19. All three of thses are great...but the top card with the chickens is my favorite!!!...adorable..just adorable

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  20. Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow! You could have fooled me with the ducks! I thought it was a single stamp.
    Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
    Meda

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie