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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ta Dah!

I unexpectedly found I had time on my hands yesterday due to my lunch out with friends being cancelled because of the weather.  I had all manner of stuff that needed doing,....change my BT tariff, tackle the ironing, prepare meals for work days, clean the oven... but did I do any of this? No, I made a card instead.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday - Colour Blocks
Addicted to CAS - Wings  


The punched Woodware butterflies were embossed in a Cuttlebug embossing border and arranged around some Liquid Pearl dots to give movement.  The scalloped border was punched and the sentiment is from SU.

We've snow and biting winds here in Sussex so I've stayed at home today and completed a project I've been meaning to do since last summer when I found an old slate roof tile on my holidays in Cornwall.

 take one old, knackered but clean slate tile



 print out your door numbers on the computer

 


carefully cut out the numbers and arrange on slate tile



  stencil around numbers with a white chinagraph pencil 







carefully fill in numbers with oil-based paint




 plonk outside your front door and hope Postie will not continue to deliver No.45's mail.

 


I'm rather pleased with it and linking to Lakota's Ta Dah Tuesday.

Let's hope there's no more snow between now and 5am tomorrow when I'll be leaving for work, brrrrrr.
x















22 comments:

  1. I looooove your slate number - it looks fantastic. You really are a most talented lady.

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  2. Gorgeous CAS card Fiona and sorry to hear your lunch was cancelled but at least you did something lovely instead.
    The slate house number looks fabulous, a really great idea.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. I also have a slate tile - found it in the woods, randomly - I've been wondering what to do with it! It looks great.

    I like your card too, pretty but modern. Thanks for linking up.

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  4. I love the bright colors on your white card! Great color blocking! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

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  5. Love your prioritising, Fiona! What a fabulous collection of summery colour blocks to set off those beautiful butterflies! Anita :)

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  6. Pretty butterflies and I like how you have used the Liquid Pearls, fabulous colour blocks too! Thank you for joining our ATCAS Wings Challenge.

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  7. fabulous simple design. love the happy colors, too! awesome card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! =)

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  8. I love the motion that the butterflies give! Thanks for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  9. That is so simple, but so clever, I love it. Sadly, however, my house doesn't have a number, otherwise, I'd be outside finding a suitable rock right now!

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  10. What a great house number, I love it! Sadly it'd get nicked if it wasn't nailed to the wall here! xxx

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  11. Love the card, the colours are so bright.

    But the number??? Brilliant

    Jakixx

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  12. Love your card, I keep putting signs on the door, wish I had a number. xx Flora

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  13. Ah, that looks fab! I've just finished mine. Great minds think alike! xx

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  14. Well, I love the card, and I love the fact you didn't clean your oven (makes me feel better about NEVER doing mine) but most of all I love your slate house number! What an inspired project, Fiona, and it looks great! xxx

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  15. Wow, your slate number is inspired and lovely. We had a roof slate knocking around in our garden for ages, I'll have to dig it out. Love your butterfly card too. xx

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  16. Lol, let's hope your postie notices! Mine has the habit of delivering post for the next Close to my house; right number, wrong street! Great project.

    Absolutely LOVE your CAS card - fab colours and design!
    xx

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  17. Love your card, simple but very effective! x

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  18. I was just thinking how amazing and clever your card was, and then I saw the slate number! It's brilliant! I can't tell you how long my husband's wanted something like that, and it's never crossed my mind to make one. On the hunt for a suitable slate now! x

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  19. The card is gorgeous - and the painted rock is a fantastic idea!!!

    Sarah xxx

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  20. Looove your slate sign!!!! fantastic idea. Beautiful card. So pleased you put off the chores to make this. Why do house work today when you can put it off until tomorrow! he he! Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS wings challenge.
    Regards Florence.

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  21. I can't believe you made that! You are so talented, and all in one afternoon!

    P.S. wanna follow each other on Bloglovin?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  22. Love the block colour card Fiona - really effective - and your slate door number is a piece of class! Vicky x

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