Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spots, stripes and a couple of stars

Hello everyone, shhhhhhhh don't tell anyone but I am playing hooky from study this morning hehehe.
I made this card last night but I didn't decorate the inside so I just couldn't upload it without a little bit of something in the middle. So I left it sitting on my desk and couldn't start study until it was done. I am playing along with all the lovely talented ladies over at my favourite challenge site - Penny Black Saturday Challenge and their theme this week is :
Spots and Stripes
I had this card worked out in my head without the stars but when I made it - it was just a little bit too plain so I added a couple of stars here and there just to finish it off.

I have used a  Penny Black Stamp (of course) called nose to nose and added some stripes in the way of my banners using some dotty paper. And finished off with 4 different sizes of star punches. Oh and I cut the circles using my creative memories circle cutters. I have distressed it all to give it an aged look and my 9 year old, Benji told me he didn't like it cause it looked all ripped and dirty hmpf - I thought it looked ok hehehe out of the mouths of babes hey .
 This is the little extra that I added this morning - nothing flash but  it finished it off. 
And this is where I got my papers from - my snippet stash file - just those little bits and pieces that you just can't throw away. I'm sure you know the ones - and look how handy they are when and if you remember to use them.

Ok well I had better go and get cracking into the study - I have my oral presentation tomorrow in front of my lovely fellow paper crafting friends followed by a spot of morning tea and a good old chin wag - I am looking forward to catching up.

On the health front - I have my surgery all booked. It has been decided to do the haemorrhoid's (ohhh yukky) at the same time as the bowel prolapse so it will not be a quick bounce back recovery. The doctors have suggested that I dont' travel for between one week to 10 days after surgery. So it is all booked for June which is my term break for Uni. I still have to keep going with the ice packs, salt baths and lotions and potions till then - oh the joys!!!!!!! 
ok I hope I haven't spoilt your lunch with all this talk of my butt hehehe (sorry)
talk soon
x joy
ps have a super happy day
pps - my lovely friend Wilma has just started her blog  - pop over here and have a look


Whisper said...

Superb and such a great man's card, Luv Sam x

Mrs Wonka said...

Fab card! Pleased you took a break from studying to share it with us!
Mrs Wonka x

Jennifer said...

Hello Joy,

Thank you so much for becoming a follower on my new blog (I have just reciprocated), and also for your kind comments about my card in the PBSC. It may all be quite addictive, but Hey, what a way to go! Your card, Nose to Nose, is fantastic.

Jennifer. x
P.S. LOVE Maukie!

kath said...

adorable card joy..such a sweet image...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, beautiful card.

Klare said...

Great little card, its so hard to make cards for men/ boys and you have done a lovely job well done you