Thursday, 31 December 2015

You Must Be Joking

Hello.  Welcome.  So the old year is rapidly winding it's way to the end.  It seems not long ago it was the New Year.  So full of promise and expectation.  I hope that it has been a good one for you and yours and the happy times outweigh and overwhelm the sad.  

I wanted to join the Mark's Finest Paper Challenge where this week they want to see a mainly blue card.  So as I was hunting for blue scraps to use, putting my resolution to use up the scraps into practice, I saw my altered playing card deck.  I have been working on these since Sept 2014 (that's a bit embarassing isn't it).  Claudine did hers in 6 Months.  Anyway if you want to see some of the others click on the Altered Playing Card label.  Actually the very first post has quite an amusing anecdote about a sheep!!  I finished the last card a couple of weeks ago but still have the two jokers to finish.  So here's one, all in blue.......

I hadn't gessoed the jokers and I decided not to bother since the backs were blue and white.  I just built up a sort of plaid pattern with paper tape.  

I coloured some paper with blue brusho's and stamped and embossed the tiger from MFP's Tiger set and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Sarcastic Superpower set.  I don't use these enough!!  But I thought it kinda suited the tiger image.

Right, now I'm off to make a fruit salad to take to a party tonight and a couple of other things to finish.  Hopefully the other joker will be finished soon as well.  I have an idea LOL.......   Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 294 - Mostly Blue
Repeat Impressions WIW December Anything Goes Challenge 
FSC Challenge 106 - Make Your Own Background 


  1. Happy New Year! Love blue cards and this one is so cool! I have never altered playing cards, but perhaps it's time I give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great monochromatic card. Love coloring with brusho's. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The House That Stamps Built for our Anything Goes Challenge. Happy New Year!

  3. Blue tiger! Love it! Thanks for entering the MFPSS Blog Challenge this week!

  4. Very cool! Great idea to alter a deck of cards. They aren't expensive and when you're down, you have a fantastic project. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. I love your play on words in your title, Gail! Made me smile. Super altered playing card!

  6. HI - great idea for making your background and love the sentiment and image too...thanks for joining our challenge at FSC...Esther xx


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