Sunday, 7 September 2008

Killing two birds with one stone....

...what a horrible saying "killing two birds with one stone", I apologise to all you vegetarians out there, I didn't really kill two birds. BUT what I did do was combine two tasks into one.

It's been one of those weeks that you are glad to see the back off, a week where I seem to have been flying around like a headless chicken. The only time I had any respite was when I sat down to watch Big Brother (what a disappointing finale). This of course is leading up to my excuse as to why I am late with the Dottie World design team card. I simply haven't had the time! Yesterday was incredibly busy too so I didn't settle down to start making it until 9pm last night, and of course my mojo had gone up and gone so it was a real struggle this week. I think if I had had more time then this card would have ended up in the bin!

Now I have set a new sketch challenge on the Charmed Craft Talk forum and needed an example card for that, so I decided to combine Dottie's World Sunday Challenge with the sketch. The challenge on Dottie's World was set by Nicola and it was a unique and interesting subject:

"AND ALSO......I would like you to make a card or something, which of course is using a download/s from Charmed Cards AND ALSO.....something which can be removed from it,such as a tag,bookmark,notelets"

I decided on a fridge magnet as my "removable part. This was my sketch from my forum (join in please, I would love to see what you come up with):

Members on Charmed Craft Talk wanted the sketch to apply to both cards and LO's so I made a kinda mini LO card. I love the Halloween colours and embellishments, this card shows that they can be used for other occasions, not just Halloween. I think a boy would be very pleased to receive this card.
I used Mummy George from the Halloween collection, plus the broomstick from Flying Witch Dottie. The broomsticks here are 17cm in length so I could almost fly on them myself!

The fridge magnet is in the centre. Here it is on and off (with little Monster Dottie hiding beneath). The wording reads "Happy Birthday .... Have a spooktacular day.... with lots of treats". The writing looks weird here, that's the flash, it's not like that "in real life" (you just can't get the light these days!):

This is a big card measuring 180mm sq so I had to patch up the back to make it the right size. It actually look really really nice inside:

...... and here is the fridge magnet in action:

All other products used here are from the K&Co Halloween collection.

Pop over to Dottie World to join the Sunday Challenge, and Charmed Craft Talk for the sketch challenge :o)