There's a fabulous sketch on Penny Black challenge from Nat and although I pleased with this card perhaps I haven't done enough justice to Nat's sketch so might use it again maybe not with a PB. As soon as I saw these critters with rackets I knew I had to buy it, my Son is an avid tennis fan having played a lot when he was a teenager in fact he was very good till he's knees played up something he blames me for something to do with genes he tells me.
My first problem was the shuttlecock, I had to mask it out then I couldn't find a tennis ball stamp so I had to make one. Then I wanted to use acetate for the inside of the rackets and thought maybe it would be too fiddly but it wasn't too bad. I had no problem choosing the papers the DCWV Latte pack have the perfect wimbledon colours.
Good Luck to Andy Murray and hope my son takes a hat with him to Wimbledon today. I've already made him he's birthday card so I will give this to my DD to give to him.
This is how I made the photo corner which are really easier to make and you can vary the size to whatever you want. For the pic above the square is 4cm and I measured a cm in from the edge all the way round then, a diagonal line across the middle which I then cut. I cut out the shaded areas too.
It leaves you a pair of these and if like me, you ink the edges then stick onto a piece or c0-dinating card in the corner then use a ruler to measure, make a border.
You then cut out the middle leaving a border. I have to thank Ellie at Mod Scraps who showed me how to do this when I first started Scrapbooking.
Many thanks to Spyder for the fabulous award.
So in January I hit 50 000 hits which was brilliant but I've noticed my hits have nearly reached 100 000 mark another 50 000 in less than six months so it looks like I will be buying some blog candy at Newbury.