Saturday, 25 June 2011

LIM meets CASual Fridays

I'm back with a second entry for this week's LIM sketch challenge which this time I am combining with a second entry into CASual Friday's getting edgy challenge too.


To be honest, this card has been a nightmare!  For starters, I decided to VOLUNTARILY use the dreaded acetate, and was promptly reminded why I hate the damn stuff!  I tried to cut out a martini glass from it using a quick cuts die but it wouldn't cut it fully no matter how many times I ran it through my big kick so I had to go over all the lines with a craft knife.  I then decided to put the glasses into stamped circles, which in retrospect I should have left off, and then I drew around a cardboard template of the martini glass with a very fine black pen, only I FORGOT I wanted the second glass tilted over to show the results of too many martinis - so SCRAP that one, start again.  I hadn't decided I didn't like the circles at this stage so repeated them - doh!  The next stumbling block was getting the acetate glasses to stick - they kept peeling up.  I finally got them stuck so just added extra waterfall stickles spilling out of the toppled glass.  I wanted to add the strip onto matching blue card edged with stars - the ones you see when you fall on the floor from martinis - and this is where the next problem came - I'd got black ink on my fingers and got dirty marks on the corner :-(   I couldn't bear to make the glasses again so I coloured over the marks with a white pen - doesn't show on the photo but it's not fab IRL.

Never mind, sometimes cards just don't work out and I'm giving myself brownie points for at least trying to use blinking acetate again............

Maybe see you again after lunch with a simpler acetate free idea!

Thanks for stopping by again

Craftilicious x

50 comments:

  1. I think you deserve full marks for entertainment value Tara, I laughed from start to finish in this post (I'm really sorry however, for all your misfortunes with the dreaded a*****e).
    The card itself brought a smile to my face too so thanks so much for that!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. lol great fun card :)

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  3. it looks great, i would never have known..i tried to stamp on then punch out acetate yesterday...never again, it nearly got thrown out the window! Love the idea and sentiment x

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  4. I have that sentiment too (though mine's by sparkle'n Sprinkle) - isn't it fab? Super card you've made with and your star punch is great

    Kathyk

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  5. Great card! It and your story really made me smile!

    Lynne x

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  6. Hi
    fABULOUS CARD ...LOVE IT ...A FUN CARD...
    Hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  7. LOL! Such a fun one!! Now repeat after me - I will NOT use acetate again!! :) I like the stamps - but I'm not a martini fan - a G&T for me!!

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  8. oh I'm glad you made it in the end - I know how you feel ;)
    It is a fab card, I think the circles ground the glasses and so look fine. I've not seen this image with the sentiment before, great take on it.
    Linbyx

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  9. A brilliant card, love it, marks? what marks, only top ones for this lol

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  10. This is a really fabulous fun card and your story was fun to read
    Beryl x

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  11. What a fun card! wonderful idea and I love it

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  12. te ehehee!! BRILLIANT CARD and worth the struggle!! saw your card as LIM and CAS-ual! wanted to come tell you I LOVE it! hugs Samantha

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  13. oh dear welcome to my world ha ha
    EXCELLENT post, super card, Tara
    Clever take on the sketch
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  14. For as much trouble as you had with this card, it looks fabulous! Great job and we all have been through that sort of things where it tests our patience!

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  15. Voluntarily using acetate? Are you quite mad Tara?! Well worth it though first for entertaining us and secondly for producing a great card! Are you sure you didn't have a martini before choosing the acetate...?! Vx

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  16. This would suit my sister to a T lol. Fabulous, fun card. Carol x

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  17. How cool is your card, love it Tara. Well done for persevering it looks great :)
    Jenny x

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  18. This card is F.A.B.!! I know you have struggled with it, but I truly love it and good for you for trying acetate again! :)
    Lizy x

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  19. Great card, love it xx Jan

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  20. Card made me laugh out loud! your trials and tribulations on its making well we have all been there once or twice. end result love it XOXO Zoe

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  21. All that hard work and stress was well worth it Tara, this is fabulous. Love the design and the sentiment is hilarious.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. gosh you certainly deserve 10 out of 10 for effort on this card!! Love tbe star border.
    Sharon x

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  23. Brilliant card - well worth the trials and tribulations of making it

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  24. Great card - love the sentiment!xx

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  25. Way to stick with it Tara! LOVE the martini glasses...and the sentiment cracks me up! If you hadn't told us about the "mistakes" we probably wouldn't have noticed! It's a wonderful card! (and yay for you using the dreaded acetate!)
    My Card

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  26. Oh, I can so feel your pain in making this card. I have had this experience many times! Glad you stuck with it! I do love this card and wouldn't have known about your trials if you hadn't told us! GREAT JOB!

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  27. Hahahaha! Cute card. :)
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    hugs
    Laura

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  28. I just had to take a look when I saw it at CAS-ual Fridays and it was worth the visit to your blog...It is such a fun card I really liked it...sorry that it caused so much trouble, but It did put a smile on many of us so that would be a plus...This time it is not the picture telling a thousand words and you must be glad it does not show...It looks great!

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  29. Fab, fun card, only tried acetate once - not a good experience.

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  30. this is such a great card :)

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  31. it's a fab card-love the martinis and the sentiment is perfect!

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  32. The card is fantastic, the idea is brilliant and the execution is stunning. I think you deserve a martini or two after all that!

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  33. It's brilliant, I love it, quirky and fun. Hazel x

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  34. Hee, hee, bet you needed a drink after making this one! A great card. xx

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  35. Fabulous fun card and such a terrific idea.

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  36. fab card - really love the sentiment - certainly makes me fancy a quick glass!!

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  37. So sorry that you had such a CHALLENGE with this card! Without reading the process that you described, I could never tell the troubles and imperfections of this card! I really like the composition and how you tilted one glass (genius idea!).I hope this makes you a better card-maker in the process. I'm sure we all have times like this (I have LOTS of disasters on my part-LOL).So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see your fab work again!

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  38. Your card is FANTASTIC!! I don't see the issues you had with this card. Don't you hate it when you think something will be easy and everything goes wrong. Well this is fantastic!!

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  39. This is an outstanding effort! Working with acetate is a major pain in the butt! But I think this turned out fabulously - you can totally be proud of the end result! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  40. love both of your cards, they made me smile which is what cards should do really.

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  41. This is brilliant, especially after all the problems. I would certainly think 10 times before using acetate again lol.

    Kath x

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  42. A fun card great take on the sketch,
    Sandy

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  43. Love the humour of your card and your post. Shame it was a trial because it is a fab idea. x

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  44. For whatever reason I am having trouble leaving a comment on your first card. Just so you know, I thought it was great. Now this card is just too muchfun and your post about the card left me laughing. Thank you for my morning laugh....keep up the good work!

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  45. Well it sure doesn't LOOK like this card was a nightmare...it's so clever and I LOVE that star border. Very cool tipped glass too! Thanks so much for "getting edgy" with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  46. this card is great it made me laugh. Great job on it. Good luck with the challenge. Victoria :)

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  47. Great fun card. Love it!

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  48. It might have been a nightmare to start but its awfully fun!! Love the playful nature and the fun images! thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

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  49. LOL! Love the card! :)
    You had to be heading for a tough time playing with acetate again! Glad you found some humor in it! :)

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  50. How fun is this? I love it!

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