Friday, October 09, 2015

What do you do?

Today's card is one I've made for Miri's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.
This week it's Miri here again, and I’m feeling a bit curious.

What do you do besides crafting?

I would love to know what you do for a living. Tell us about your current (or former) job and show us something "job-related" on your card (Computers? People? Office supplies? Clothes? Plants? ...).

If you would love to know what we all do for a living … have a look at our cards and see if you can tell.  Pop along and visit our blogs to find more information about our jobs and  see if you guessed right

Well, I'm just a Lazy Lay About now, but I used to be a primary school teacher, so that's what I went with for my card.  It's supposed to be in the shape of a pencil, but I'm not sure i got the shape quite right, and I wish I'd made the scalloped edge just a little bit curved to look more realistic - it's fumy how things like that show up on a photo when the card in your hand looks fine.

I inked the tall rectangular card base with a couple of shades of Distress Ink, then cut the pointed shape at the top.  I also cut a curve in the top so I could add the coloured point of the "pencil" peeking above the "wood"
I used a scalloped die to cut the edge of the striped paper (an old 3 Bugs in a Rug design)
The numbers, letters and paintbrushes were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  The numbers and letters were cut 3 times each in coloured card (Bazzill) and once in black card. then layered up for some dimension
The paintbrush is a new template made for this card, once I'd put the various "bits" onto a Silhouette page I piled all the bits on top of each other, made a couple of copies, then altered the copied ones to get three different shapes/sizes - you don't need to make a different template for each item 
Pretty simple really!
The roof work goes on here, but I've just had a word with them and they are hoping to finish today.  Thanks mainly to the rain we had earlier in the week, all the muck from the 100 years old roof turned to muddy stuff and is now covering our lovely new windows and the rendered walls which were only painted in June :(  
Yes, we did do it all the wrong way round, but sometimes you just have to do the job that "needs doing most" don't you?  We were hoping the roof would last at least another year or so - until the extra-windy weather we had earlier in the year brought a few too many slates down for comfort and moved it up the list.. 
However, Paul has just said they are going to hose the whole house down to at least get rid of the worst of the mess, so fingers crossed it won't be too bad.  I still think it might be worth seeing if there is some sort of exterior house cleaning service we can call on.

Rightio, I'm off now to do some crafting for next week's projects.  Hope you have a great weekend


Angelnorth said...

Fab, cheery card and yes, I might well have guessed your former occupation if I didn't already know! If you'd put a curve on the scallop you'd have had to curve the bottom to match and then you'd have had a card that wouldn't stand up so I reckon your sub-conscious was getting you to do the right thing :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello Kathy, I really love the shape of your card, love the theme and the lovely colours.

I worked for years at a Funeral Directors. Behind the scenes and also in the office.

Jade xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the shape.
Linda xxx

Avril Watson said...

Fabulous Kathy, an perfect for a former school teacher hun, hugs xxx

Laine said...

Great creation Kathy. Stunning design and detail. I love it. Enjoy your weekend.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love the design and the bright colours. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Besides crafting? is there something to do besides that? lol. I guess walking. lots of it, like 3-5 hours per day. Cheers, Holley

Andree said...

A fabulous card Kathy and a brilliant design. I hope the roof work has finished. You must be hoping for heavy rain to wash the house clean now xx

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous design. Love this x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it! So very well done Kathy!
Dawn xx