Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Faffing about

Sometimes I spend an age just faffing about and getting nowhere!  This was based on the Library Challenge - this week it's Breakfast at Tiffanys - another book I haven't read so I just took the cover as my inspiration.
First obstacle was my Dienamics town die -  I cut it too short first time and had to do it again.
I thought it needed a wee something so went on the hunt for a little car image I have from Eat Cake Graphics .... nope, nowhere to be found.
Then I went looking for some little wooden cars that I definitely saw somewhere recently ... nope, couldn't find them either.
So then I stamped an Alley Way Stamps car, paper pieced the body work with my gold card, decided it looked crap and threw it in the bin.
And that's why I ended up with Henry Mouse as my image - it was sitting ready and waiting after being coloured in the garden yesterday!
What a faff!!
Though I'm pleased with how it turned out in the end ;)


And in comparison, this card for work just made itself!  Stamped, coloured with watercolour pencils in our company colours, added a bit of glitter to the little heart and some bling, and job done!

10 comments:

  1. Love your mouse card, thanks for the laugh! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  2. I just love your description of faffing about - I would say about 80% of my crafting time is spent looking for things! But actually you ended up with a really original and fabulous card! Love your second card too (pink and light green is a great combo). Thanks for joining The Library.

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  3. lovely sentiment card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

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  4. What a delightful card! Love your choice of colors and the stamp.

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  5. Ha ha...I have lots of days like that! Your cards are both adorable. Love that you used your fun little mouse in the city scene! The thanks image is great!

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  6. Love this! Thanks so much for participating in the Love To Craft's "May Anything Goes" challenge! Sorry for the late comment - have been having internet issues.
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

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  7. super cute card Lynne, love the embossed sentiment and that adorable mouse, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

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  8. Two lovely cards, Lynne and what a clever take on the book cover for Marina's challenge, Jo x

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  9. Your cards are both wonderful, but I certainly understand how some cards can be such a darn struggle!! Even when we THINK we know exactly what we want to do. Not sure why that happens. I think it's to keep us humble. LOL

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  10. You've really made a splendid job taking inspiration from the book cover and I think the mouse adds a sweet touch. I can't imagine it with a car, so I guess it was meant to be and turned out great x

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