Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Unity Addict Challenge

Mood Challenge Card
Just arrived back from holiday yesterday. We had a wonderful time in the sun, meeting up with friends and generally kicking back and enjoying ourselves :) As we were in the USA, I got some great crafting supplies too - just could not resist!!
Today I am hosting the Unity Addict's Challenge 12! Today it is a Mood Challenge :)You have to make a card that reflects the mood you are in - sad, happy, crazy, excited - anything at all! Please join in - you will  find the details over at Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to make a "subdued" mood card. Here it is:

My card was made when I was in a kind of serious, subdued mood and I started by choosing some blue paper which really suited my mood. As I was cutting it out, I began to remember my Dad, who passed away almost two years ago, and everything fell into place as the card became a little memento of him. I knew it would be an unfussy card – he liked things plain and simple; and yet classy (he appreciated good quality).

He was old fashioned in many of his views, yet kept a youthful and optitimistic outlook on life, even when he was 90! This is him just before he blows out the large flame on his birthday cake candle! :)
I embossed a frame in light blue, as it reminded me of how traditional he was. The {ippity} sentiment is from “Just Wanted to Say” and I stamped it on top of “A bit of burlap” - which reminds me how he loved the country and spent his boyhood days on his grandparents' farm.
I knew I just had to add gold into my card, expressing how valuable and precious my Dad was to me, and how he was always there for me, no matter what.

I embossed leaves from “You are right where you should be” in two different shades of gold, and added a beautiful gold ribbon (my best for the best Dad ever x) and the little gold brads to finish.

I hope you like it, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with – every single one will be unique – no two moods the same! Get the deets over here now! (Unity Addict's Challenge 12)

Blessings and hugs,

Elisabeth x


  1. this is such a lovely tribute to your dad-very elegant and i loved the 2 color embossing on the leaves:) i would never have thought of doing 2 colors!

  2. OH!! I just love it!! This is a fabby card! I looooooooove your papers (and how you stamped it all!). This is a great card--and it sounds like your dad was an amazing guy! Love the pic of him! Great tribute to him!!!

    ps....thanks for your comment on my blog for my mom! LOVE it! I know it will totally make her day:) You are the BEST!

  3. This card is beautiful. Love the colors, textures and details of this card. Love the stamps too!

  4. Such a lovely card, and so sweet to see the amount of thought that went into each and every detail of it for your Dad. He would be very proud!

  5. What a nice card and a lovely tribute to your dad!