26 June 2012

Biting Back

Curious about the title? Well it has a lot to do with my card for today, but also at getting my own back on Old Father Time who seems to be pinching hours from my life at an alarming rate! One minute it's 7.45am and I'm at my desk getting something finished off at breakneck speed, next it's 3.30pm, time to turn into a taxi and I wonder where my lunchtime went (coz I didn't see it today!!)

So, I'm falling back on a card I created some time ago for a challenge over at Make My Monday - the theme is Green, Red and White/Cream (thank you so much for another top 3 place this week). Instead of going for strawberries (can't top the entries/design team works of art) my fruit of choice is an apple.

Only one photo of this I'm afraid as it was made before I realised you needed to take shots at different angles and has long since gone to its intended recipient. The background papers are a combination of Basic Grey Jovial and My Minds Eye Stella Rose. Whilst the leaves were easily done on an embossing board, I had to draw an apple template to get it the right size for the Creative Expressions sentiment. The main image is called 'Bite' and comes from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Too. I know, lots more practice needed with the Promarkers, although in my defence I hadn't had them long when this was created. Still, the person who ordered it was pleased so that was the main thing.

Right, back to it for me - Hels' pocket project and OH's birthday ATC's won't do themselves. Hope health and time are good to you (or at least give you a break) and you get the chance to indulge in a spot of crafting therapy this week. Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Sounds as if your feet aren't touching the ground at the moment!!
    You may have made this some time ago but it's a beautifully composed piece. Never used a digi image but I keep seeing some interesting pieces of work made with them - perhaps it's time to try one out?!Love the tartan paper too.

  2. Well done on the top three place again, you are on a roll at the moment and long may it last! This card is sooo nice, love her legs (just jealous) and the backing papers and your little dot dashes too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. ...loVely image Buttons beautifully shaded, gorgeous papers, like your stitchery too it adds great contrast...a super card...Mel :)
    Congrats on your placement too and yes there is a time stealer on the loose!

  4. I am LOVING the stitching and the embossed leaves--this is fabulous! That image is great and I LOVE that the sentiment is on an apple. :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. This is a brilliant card and so right for the MMM challenge. I have a theory that 'someone' has actually shortened all the hours by at least a half but not told us!!

  6. Lovely card and I must say I am intrigued by "Hel's pocket project" and looking forward to seeing it finished.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Another beautiful card - it's so lovely to have you playing along with us at MMM - thanks so much for joining in again this week - Jacqueline xx

  8. It's such a busy time of year isn't it, but this lovely card is perfect for the challenge! I love the paper-pieced apple with the leaf tucked into the ribbon. Vicky x

  9. hope you've managed to grab some time back... can you do that? lol
    Fabulous card as usual buttons and thank you for joining us each week at MMM
    suzi b xx

  10. Fabulous card..particularly the tartan background and the embossed leaves. Thank you playing along at Make My Monday again. Suzanne :) PS...time does that to me too....disappears!

  11. Fabulous card Buttons. Really innovative design and ideas. Thanks for joining us again at MMM.

  12. This is just gorgeous Buttons. Love the background papers and the image is rather cute too.
    Thanks for joining the MMM colour challenge, so lovely to have you with us again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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