Thursday, March 18, 2010

365 Cards - so many patterns !

Some people did really really well on this challenge, and some felt they had so many choices ! Me ? Not so much...

365 Cards: 3 of 5 different patterns, paisley, gingham, plaid, toile and houndstooth. Now, I believe I have enough paper for about 10,000 or more cards, but I knew I didn't have toile or houndstooth. Well, I only needed three, right ?

Wow. I went through every book, every page, and finally every scrap, every ribbon, every stamp, even looked for digital. I did have ONE gingham (how have I managed without it ?) but it was really crummy paper, and the print looked as if it had been stretched and left out in the rain. The plaid and paisley were just a little easier, but matching all three in colors, well not gonna happen.

I did think I may need to make a trip to the craft shop, but then I got stubborn. Imagine. By golly I was going to make this work. So, here is the result. It "worked" sorta kinda - I am hoping all the dots make you pay attention to that, and not so much that dumb gingham. Next time I will make my own.

Now I need a nap.


  1. I think it turned out just great! I like the edge punch you used.

    Thanks for sharing Jan!

  2. I think you did a wonderful job on the pattern challenge today. I love the layout.

  3. i love your work too.. so sweet the colours!

  4. Great job on a lovely card - love the Springy colors!