Ugh it is nearly 40 degrees here in Perth today, it is hot and it is dry!
We spent the morning at the beach, it was perfect, the water cool and refreshing and so salty to the point it stung your eyes. That kind of weather where it is just to hot to do anything despite want ever urge you have to craft. Mix that with a dose of home sickness and missing my friends greatly of late and understandably my miserable mood & mojo just wanted to sit and troll the www and my blogroll.
Has it raised an eyebrow for you too?
So here is the deal ... As you're reading this post, think about where are you at this very moment, whether it's the exact place or an activity you did today, that should be the thing that inspires your card.
For me I am home sick and feeling blue missing my friends back home :'( Hmm I can craft to that! I can make a card for a friend back home that I am missing immensely! Blue will be my focus as I am feeling 'blue', but what should I make?
Welcome Day 332 Itsy Bitsy at 365 Cards - Make a teeny tiny card - less than 3" by 3" - otherwise the dimensions are up to you. Hmm ... now that doesn't just sound interesting, that sounds challenging! (specially for me as I love my 6" by 6" cards with all their details.)
That was all I needed, I was off on a mission and I knew exactly where I was heading and what I wanted. I wanted a sweet sentiment as focus, blue with white (so out of character for me), a flower(s), some embossing, ribbon and lace (a must have), bling, pearls and swirls and some how I wanted to get layers on a 3 by 3!
How do you think I went???
Yep, it is 3" x 3", with 3 layers, lots of embellishments and loads of texture and dimension!
And was so much fun to make!
Side view to show some of the dimension to this little baby.
To tell truth, I was gobsmacked when I finished this. Not only for it's tiny winy size and it's ability to capture my home sickness mood, but because it turned out so beautiful and was so much more than I ever expected or dreamed it could be. I can not wait to get this in the mail back home to a very dear friend. It has no personal message inside, and I did dwell on this for a while, but I really do not think it needs it as it says everything already. I don't need to pop my name on it as the recipient will know who it is from and in worse case, my name is on the back of the envelope :))
The sentiment is a freebie from Gingers House that I have edited to spread over 3 parts of the card. The words are so true and touching and perfectly capture my mood of the blues for friends back home.
I hope you like what you see and thanks for dropping in on me.
Have a great weekend!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - #5 Anything goes W2/2Fri E1/-
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - #5 Thinking of you missing you W1/2Fri E1/3
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - #36 Embossing W1/2 Fri E1/2
Stamp Man - Embellish It W1/2Fri E1/1Card
Stamping For The Weekend - #2 Embossing W1/2Fri E1/1
Stampin With The Dragon - #2 Anything goes W2/2 Fri E2/-
Totally Paper Crafts - Pearls and Lace Fri E1/-
Winter Wonderland - Pearls & Swirls Fri E1/3
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - #92 Anything Goes E1/-
Paper Crafting Journey - #1 Floral 2/2Thurs E1/-
PaperPlay Challenges - 12/2 Lovely Lace Thurs Thurs E1/2
Shelly's Images - Text me (text as focus) Thurs E1/-
Crafting For All Seasons - #19 Blue & White W1/2 Wed E1/-
Flutterby Wednesday's - #187 Embossing Wed E1/1
The Paper Shelter - Pearls and Swirls Wed E2/3
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Wed E1/-
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #23 Pearls or Bling Wed E2/3
Creative Craft Challenge - The color blue W2/2 Tue E1/3
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - #17 Sparkle Tues
Everybody Art - #175 Swirls Tues E2/-
The Stamping Boutique - #24 Die Cuts Tue E2/-
Paper Makeup Stamps - #20 Winter Blues Mon
Pile It On - #4 Lace Sun E2/-
Sentimental Sundays - #86 Die Cuts Sun E1/3
Saturday Challenge - Ribbon(s) Sat E
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C121 Layer it on, layers and lots of embellishments Sat
For such a small card it is amazing to fit it into so many challenges!
Thanks again Feline Playful Girls!