Sep 11, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 195

365 Cards Day # 195: Pretty Pattern

Today's challenge is all about Gingham. But you won't be surprised, I'm sure, that this is not a simple challenge. Create a piece of clothing with gingham as the pattern. You can stamp it, print a digital image, hand-draw it, or whatever you wish to do.

No, Pam, I'm not surprised. LOL

It's 2:00 am... I was in bed, but I couldn't sleep. Work stress, life stress, card ideas... swimming in my head as I lie wide awake. I thought I might as well get up and get something accomplished! Dishes, dusting, laundry all need doing, or I could log on remotely to my work computer and get a head start on my day tomorrow.... nah... paper and glue... craft room calling...

Yeah, I'm no Betty Crocker, that's for sure... and my card today kind of reflects my personal views on domesticity: "Know what I'm making for dinner tonight?"

The inside reads "Reservations!"

Cardstock - Bazzill; Design Papers - Paper Studio "Hot Pink Gingham" & American Crafts; Pearl Earring - Kaiser Craft; Shiny Belt - Sharpie & CTMH Liquid Glass; Image - clip art; Sentiment - Computer Generated (Magneto font - free download);

Hope y'all have a GREAT day!
Blessings,

18 comments:

Shelia said...

Do you guys never go to bed????? This is wonderful. I love the retro.

Jaggs said...

I agree with Shelia...very retro. MS supper woman!
I could not sleep either...figure I get in and out!

Robyn said...

Carolyn - this is awesome! I love how you added the large circles to hightlight 'the cook'. Reminds me of 'I Love Lucy'! LOL

Chrissy said...

LOL Love it! That is soooo cute. Is there room at your table?
Chrissy

Dee said...

love your card.

Laurel said...

This card is perfect for the challenge!

Sherry said...

Carolyn, I love your card and especially that paper you used on the card.

Rose said...

now that's my kind of cooking!! lol you made the wisest choice out of all you could have done at 2am :) i saw the challenge before leaving for work last night so it has been in my head for over 8hrs now! just need to make sure i know what gingham looks like first. ok so i dont sew or cook big deal LOL

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Love your card today Carolyn. You girl is not holding a hankie she is holding a wooden spoon lol. Love the background papers very bright and cheerful.
Hugs
Michelle

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Hehehehehe toooo funny Carolyn. I thought it may have been that LMAO. I was having so much fun with your little hamster down there the last time I made a comment hehe, very cute indeed.
Hugs
Michelle

Celeste said...

Love the background paper, your retro lady and the pink gingham. I also love the hamster.
Great card!

Kristen said...

LOVE IT!!! We have those for dinner tonight. YAY!!!!
This card is great, I love the house wife image.

Linby said...

Carolyn love this card and especially the sentiment inside - I wondered where you where going with this when I saw the sentiment on the front - V clever.
Linbyx

itsabrt said...

Awesome card! I love her dress! Beth

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Brilliant card, I just love retro.

Tasia D. said...

You're too funny. I'm glad that your sleeplessness lead you to such creativity - gorgeous card. Love the colors!

Cardcrazy said...

What a great card! Love the dress and I really love the sentiment! I'll have to remember that one! ~~Pam

Olga said...

linda...muy linda felicitaciones