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.