Monday, 21 October 2013

Design Team head to head for Anything Goes

Hello and happy Monday! Hope you all survived the weekend. I had a brilliant weekend, on Saturday I got to spend the day with a wonderful, crafty friend. We did more chatting than crafting, but I had such a wonderful day. Can't wait to meet up again for the chat and craft ;-) Can't believe how short the days are turning, getting dark very early! Eeek! :)

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the theme is Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween. We are having a head to head Team A vs Team B, so please pop over and vote for your favourite DT project :) The sponsor this week is Digital Delights, offering a $5 coupon and Eye Owl Candy, offering a workshop! Wow :)

This week I went with the Anything Goes. I have no Halloween crafting stuff, and considering we don't celebrate Halloween in a paper/crafting way decided to make an Anything Goes project!! Here it is:

My husband's birthday is a fortnight after mine (yes we have about 8 family birthdays in the space of 6 weeks!!! Crazy time! ;) ) and this is the card I made for him. He's into music and plays the guitar, can you see that hint in the card?!

With the blue embossed board I die cut a circle out, and then die cut the largest Sizzix Framelits label out of Joanna Sheen marbled paper. I cut a smaller circle from the label, and on the inside sheet stamped '100% Happy" in brown ink. Before sticking down the label, I layered some brown paper with some music notation paper and washi tape each side of the circle aperture.

I stamped some guitars in gold ink above and below the brown board, and stamped the remainder of the sentiment 'birthday' onto some brown card. With some bakers twine, I looped it around the front of the card (I made a little eyelet hole on the fold of the card) and threaded the sentiment through.

I quilled a few blue strips to make a flower design, and used a lovely brown flower embellishment for the middle. I stuck a few buttons and gems on to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my card. Why not give the challenge a go?
Hope you have a wonderful Monday :)

I hope to enter this card into a few challenges.



Michelle said...

Great Card Eithne!!
Glad You had a good weekend!! :-)
Saturday was great :-), We need to do it more often!!! :-) :-)
Michelle xxx

fiona henderson said...

I just adore the colour of this card and its so well made. well done amazing..

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is lovely, i'm sure your husband will love it xxx

ScrappinFabPam said...

Great birthday card.. Love the colors and design..

Pam DT Member...

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Eithne! This is really very pretty and that marbled paper is gorgeous! Love the quilled flower, too!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Eithne! This is really very pretty and that marbled paper is gorgeous! Love the quilled flower, too!