Monday, 10 April 2017

Time for Wine?

Hi There,

There is a story behind this card-if you have time and want a giggle, you can read it below the picture.

I got the idea for this card when I saw the 'one layer curve' challenge at Less is More-I didn't stamp the whole clock so it was just a curve and rounded of the edge of the card to add another curve.

The colours I used are from this week's challenge at The Paper Players.

This sentiment is from a new set from My Favourite Stamps

This card was meant to be a quick and easy CAS card!! But it didn't go that way.

The idea came to me really quickly. I got out the stamps and inks and was expecting it to take me 5 mins. How wrong I was! 

At first it took me quite a few attempts to get the clock in a place I was happy with. Then the sentiment....I was being so fussy, it took more attempts to get this right. The rubbish bin was now full of discarded attempts.Once I was happy with everything and ready to photo, I noticed I had a smudge of ink in all that white space. 
Normally I manage to cover up my smudges or not worry too much but for some reason when making this card I was being a super fussy card maker......and if you know me, you will know...I really am not like that (IRL yes, but in card making-not so much!). I just gave up and came back to it 5 hours later. This time it came together in my expected 5 minutes!

So, a not so quick, CAS card!!

I will also enter it into:

Darnell's NBUS and April Fool challenge-I realise I should have kept at least one of my discarded cards now to show you!

         Coming April 1-11, 2017


  1. Fabulous card ... and such a familiar story! It was clearly worth persevering!

  2. After all that you made a beautiful card! Sometimes "the fibe" is just not there and have to found on another hour... Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Well, all I can say is that it was worth it! Smashing make


  4. Fab sentiment - I agree 100% :D Loving the use of the clock to add a curve and the way the sentiment overlaps it which us really grounding. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. Awww! Bless you Sandie for persevering with the card. The colours are striking and fun and love your take on the curve with the clock 'off the edge' A great idea and sorry you ended up with a bin full of duds. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. x

  6. Well you know me, I could have red wine for breakfast on some days... ;) Great one layer, I love the off-stamping of the clock and the rounded corner, perfect for curve!

  7. Sometimes our mental hamsters just don't want to play, darn it! I'm glad you were smart and just walked away. That's the secret, Sandie, and sure enough you got 'er done in no time! It's a really terrific design for the challenges and, of course, I love the sediment!! Thanks so much for sharing and playing again with me! Hugs, Darnell

  8. I recognize what you describe, had exactly the same yesterday! Today everything went smoothly ... :)
    Your idea was great and in the end worked out so well!

  9. Your 5 minute card worked perfectly after the 5 hour delay, Sandie!!!! I love your design with the clock and the fabulous sentiment to go with it!!!!! And the colours and placement of your enamel dots are just perfect!!!!! A wonderful CAS creation!!!!
    Have a great evening!!!

  10. Your final card is fab ! You eventually 'Got There' too !

  11. Love this sentiment--how true! My favorite saying is it's 5 o'clock somewhere! Such a cool clock image too...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  12. I love it Sandie - so true and well worth perservering! Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  13. Great combination of colours and a great design Sandie! xx

  14. This is so cool, Sandie ... and what a great sentiment! I don't know that I've ever experienced a five minute card, so your tale is so familiar on my craft desk (and paper bin ... I'm in awe! Hugs, Anita :)

  15. Sometimes we are our worst enemies LOL - gorgeous card Sandie! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.