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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Uber long card!

Happy Sunday everyone - I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!  It is hot and sunny here in East Sussex, UK and I'm looking forward to a day of gardening (NOT!!).

So onto today's card!  I saw Make It Monday DT pal's Chrissy take on the Meljen Designs challenge to make a business sized card - a mega long card around 9.5" x 4"!  Well, that sounded like a scarey challenge to me but Chrissy's take on it is just gorgeous (see second card on her post here) - she inspired me to have a go!

  
 
I was going to have my post title as "happy as a pig sitting in...[bleep]" but Steve said that was too rude!  So I changed it to a more acceptable one - he is such a prude sometimes, lol!!

Anyway, that is it from me today - enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you tomorrow with my Make It Monday DT card!

I am also entering my card into the Catch the Bug challenge for anything goes.


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill bling pink cardstock, Doodlebug white cardstock, My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup (buy here from Quixotic Paperie)
Stamps: Meljen Piggy Bath (digi you can buy here), pc printed sentiment in Ali Edwards font (you can download it for free here)
Mediums: Copics
Accents: gingham ribbon from stash

Tools: Martha Stewart and Fiskars border punch, Nestabilitie rectangle die

29 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. i think you should have gone with the first title lol... i love that image Mary.. i have a thing about Pigs .. when i was away at college ( in my youth) - my room was covered in Pigs lol...
I love the long slim shape .. so different
Lisa x

Dora said...

Awww this is sooo cute, love that sentiment, so fun. Hugs xxx

Sally said...

Oh Mary get in your car and head North as its raining here!!! No gardening required just crafting.
Love your card it looks like you got the hang of it just fine....try and have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Sorry, I have to agree with Steve. This little piggy is so cute. I like the punch on the side and the DP paper.

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the cute pig and the bow is so neat. I can never get mine to look as good as that!

Nikki x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Mary J .Great creation .Such a fun card ...err I think . Well it did give me a laugh . Love the punched edge and the image .

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I so love this one, the image is gorgeous and the papers and colours are just stunning, gorgeous work big hugs pops x x

Sue T said...

So pretty, thanks for playing along with us this week.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Lol! Such a cute image. I love the heart detail in the paper and that bow is awesome. I get a really bad case of ribbon envy evertime I see one of your cards :-)

Finally it's warm and sunny over here as well and I've spend the weekend in the garden - in a hammock reading chick lit!

Tina said...

i love this image so cute...love the colors...great job

Tina

Vicky said...

LOL....I would of posted the title hehehe...Fabulous image Mary..super cute and great layout too..makes a lovely change from square cards!..

and the sun is still here..but very muggy still!

have a lovely afternoon..hugs Vicky xx

heidy said...

Wow Mary J,good job,love this!!
Enjoy your gardening he he
Hugs Heidy

Katina said...

Hehe, I like your first post title!! Great card and love the size. xx

Molecraft said...

I liked your first title too Mary, would of certainly given us all a giggle! Fab card, it sure is uber long, love the image!
Helen x

theCook said...

This is a great card, love this format! Hope your week end is as goos as mine!!! (crafty Saturday, sunny outdoors today...)

Elena said...

Oooh soo piggy!! :D Beautiful, dear, beautiful card... I love all your works, and this is so sweet!! ^^

Hugs,
Elena

Danni said...

Adorable!! You did a great job at balancing it all out on the long card, that is something I struggle with!

pinky said...

You could have said sitting in chocolate instead lol. Its one gorgeous card though, beautifully decorated as always.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous...he's gorgeous.Love the trellis die on the side, fabulous colouring. I love this.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Kathleen said...

This is a fabulous card, so nice to see a differnt size used, I think we all tend to get stuck in the mud (Steve told me I couldn't use the other word too. lol)
Cute image and lovely papers.

KAth x

Nicola said...

I love that you've done an elongated card, you're making me think I should stop being so boring with card shapes. But you know I'm too lazy to do anything outside of the ordinary ;)

I have to say I do prefer your first choice in title - teehee!

Nxxx

Beverly said...

It's adorable, think I may have a go at this size, it's been years since I've done one like this.

Amanda R said...

Tell Steve he is a stick in the...mud! Cute card, I have never made one long and narrow like that, may have to try it.

Min said...

Too cute (love the FIRST title by the way!) I always love visiting your blog to see what's new - fabulous of course!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Fabiola said...

trop top...j'adore! BIZ

Sprytebyrd said...

I just love this card to pieces! The layout and the punched border, the gingham ribbon and the great heart paper, oh, the sentiment and of course the cute image! Did I get it all? I LOVE every bit of it!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Dianna said...

I'm in love with your card!

Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

~ Di, Meljen's DT Member

Crystal said...

HEHEHEHEHE he is sooooo much fun!!! LOVE IT!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Just DARLING....will keep for inspiration and future reference....thank you for sharing.

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