Saturday, 10 November 2012

Flight of the Aviard

Today was a busy day at the Guild Hall as the Lady Commander of Copics and I assisted a lost Aviard. The Aviards are small clans that reside deep in the forests and rarely emerge to mingle with other villages. The different clans communicate by whispering their messages to small birds who then repeat the message to the Aviard it was intended for. The one who came to the Guild Hall for assistance was separated from her clan when she ran off chasing a small rabbit. Using our superior tracking skills, aided by some lucky die rolls, we were able to locate not only the stray Aviard's clan, but the rabbit she was pursuing as well.
So last year my sister and I both bought these sheets of Donna Salazar paper during a huge craft supply order we were doing from an internet store as they were on sale for only 5 cents per sheet:

Despite them not being my usual style...and a little...ummm...”ugly” I bought a couple sheets anyways because I just couldn’t pass up on a deal - 5 CENTS! You can’t even buy a piece of bulk candy for 5 cents anymore. So I bought them, added them to my stash of paper and there they sat. It took me a whole year to finally use them, but I did. I decided to create an interesting juxtaposition of ugly and cute, whereas Angela went in the complete opposite direction and just made cards as ugly as possible with these, using her stash of ugly ribbon that was given to her. {lol}. I stamped “Birdie Kiddo” by Stampendous and coloured her with Prismacolors. The little bunny was from the “My Silly Valentine” Lawn Fawn set. I also pulled out some red raffia, blew the dust off the roll as I haven’t used this stuff in a while, and added it to the corners.
The inside sentiment was from the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set. I also used a cheap Recollections brand stamp for that ...acorn? Not really sure what that it.
I also stamped the “acron?” on the envelope to make it all match.

This cutie-ugly card will be entered into the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #76: Best Deal Ever or I had to buy it, it was on SALE!
Simply Create Too Challenge #26: Use Your Stash (the background paper)
Lawnscaping Challenge #45: Dust ‘Em Off! (haven’t used the raffia in a long time)

The little Aviard was happy to be reunited with her people. Her clan, worried sick about her, thanked the Lady Commander and I and sent us home with rolls and rolls of red raffia. How they acquired so much raffia is a mystery, but hey...I’m not one to pass up a good deal.

Look for more of the “ugly background 5 cent paper” cards to come. There was six panels on that sheet...five more to go.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

5 comments:

Nikkers5 said...

Pretty sure that's a pine cone..... And a couple acorns...

~Guardian of Glitter~

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Crystal: Your Christmas cards are so cute--and you used up some of your paper stash too[I've bought 'ugly'paper because it was cheap too--then they surprised me because it made really pretty cards--just like yours!] Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

Diane
Simply Create Too DesignTeam
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
xx Tamara

Melissa Shea said...

Nice salvage on something you didn't like! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

jenn shurkus said...

this is a great holiday card!! thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

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