Still we needed the break - and to see a bit of sunshine. We stayed in the village of Assos which has a stunning location on an isthmus and a fabulous almost enclosed bay which is a bit like a giant swimming pool- stunningly beautiful with the backdrop of buildings layered up the hillside. I'll add some photos at the end of this post.
Today is Daring Cardmakers Day - and unbelievably I made my card before we went away (one less thing to do this week woowoo). I needed to get my uncle's birthday card in to the post before we left the UK so Nat's challenge provided a great background for a masculine card
This week I thought it was about time we paid a special homage to that very popular design element that is doing the rounds right now.The ChevronOr zigzags if you like!Just make a card featuring chevrons, zigzags, or even a herringbone pattern and share it with us via the InLinkz gadget on our BLOG
My uncle doesn't enjoy the usual blokey interests of sport and booze etc so it's always a bit of a challenge to come up with something interesting. He's a real whizz at puzzles though so I thought a few challenging Sudokus might amuse him for a while. The ones I've used are from the "evil" section, so fingers crossed that I copied the numbers correctly or they may turn out to be even more evil than intended!
Materials and Tools:
This chevron paper is from the "Tell me More, Tell me More" Quirky Kit from Crafty Templates
I think the numbers paper is from MME - but I can't remember offhand
Narrow brown ric-rac braid
Sentiment created on Craft Robo; "Birthday" is cut out of the fawn card and layered onto a matching piece of black card.
The "Greetings" word is cut from another piece of black and added on top of the fawn.
For the puzzles;
I used a blank Sudoku grid found on the web and then used another website to find the puzzles - I copied the numbers into the grids using Paint Shop Pro
It all still looked a bit bare and unfinished till I hit on the idea of adding a pencil loop and little pencil - vut down form a regular pencil
I added a couple of extra puzzles inside the card
The Design Team have come up with some fab ideas for using the chevron pattern on cards this week - there's paper of course, but also stamping, masking and various other ideas too. You can see them all on the Daring Cardmakers blog - and find links to the personal blogs of all the team so you can find out more about how the cards were made and what was used.
Right, now for a few holiday photos - you can click on them for a bigger view ;-)
First, Assos from the top of the road leading down to the village - just to keep in with the DCM challenge - there are a LOT of chevron road signs and many zig-zag and hairpin bends before you get down there!
This is an early evening panorama taken on the terrace of our accommodation using a funky app on my iphone
and a more regular shot from the same place
And this one is from up on the hillside on the other side of the bay -I've drawn an arrow showing where we were staying - right on the beach, with the sea lapping at the steps - it was as near to being on a boat as you can get without the wobbliness!
Ohhhh go on then - another view from the balcony, this time a night time one
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