Daring Cardmakers-Working 9-5
Posted by manicstamper on May 26, 2007
This week it’s my turn (Jo) and I’m going to dare you to use bits and bobs from the office for your cards.
It’s been a while since I had a ‘real’ job – other than being a Mum and of course playing with bits of paper…Reminiscing… I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as… staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift.
Mmmmm……..I didn’t have much in the way of office bits and bobs. I know I have some paper clips somewhere…..but where they are is anybody’s guess. I hope the Dymo tape and the tag will pass muster for this challenge.
I started by stamping all the images onto smooth white card and then painted them with Moonshadow Inks using Burnt Umber for the background piece and Ethereal Emerald for the other images.
The alphabet tape is by 7 Gypsies and I used a luggage tag which I grunged with Stazon, as a background for the greeting.
Well I have had a very busy day today. I had a pile of mountboard offcuts that were really driving me mad as they have been hanging about for ages. So I set to with the Bigshot and I have reduced it all down into shapes to use as chipboard pieces. I think I must have cut over 500 pieces so expect chipboard to be appearing quite a lot on my cards for the foreseeable future……..lol!!!
It was a pretty boring job as I couldn’t have any music on to with two night shift workers in bed. Funny how they wouldn’t hear me if I shouted them to get up but they can hear my music no matter how low I put it on.
I’m finding it fascinating reading what everybody’s favourite crafting item is. I have to say that I haven’t the faintest idea what a stamp-a-ma-jig is. I’ll have to Google that one and find out.
I have to admit to being a bad girl……….I have ordered a Cuttlebug. I did say that I wouldn’t have one as I was using the embossing folders in my Bigshot but being the untidy crafter that I am there just never seems to be room on my desk to put the Bigshot for quick jobs so I’m thinking that the Cuttlebug will solve that problem…………….I am soooooo good at justifying my spending aren’t I?
Time to go and soak my poor aching arms and shoulders in a nice hot bath I think and then I had better go and let hubby know that he still has a wife. I will sit and watch a film with him………hope DD has something we haven’t seen in her DVD library.
Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.
Bye for now