Friday, 8 February 2013

Like Two Peas in a Pod

Greetings traveller. Welcome to the Guild Hall. Our stores are getting thin as the winter wears on and last night we had yet another meal of peas. The Lady Commander of Copics and I set out today to ride to a nearby village to see if we could procure a more varied selection of produce. We stopped at four different towns and all anyone had available for sale were peas. Being the Guildy I am, I started to grow suspicious of some kind of vegetable conspiracy...also I had a sudden urge to make a pea-based card (must be from eating all the peas).

Peas on a Christmas card? I know I know...I did it again...I couldn't help it. The front of this card was put together pretty quickly, earning me +231 speed exp points, allowing me to level up my speed skill! I started this card by stamping the pea pods using the My Little Shoebox “Farmer’s Market” set then colouring them using Distress Markers. I used some double sided patterned paper to create the background, separating the sides with a shiny gold ribbon to bring some Christmas bling to the front. I then added a cardboard holly thingy I bought in a package that was on clearance a while ago. I’m not even sure why I bought those...I don’t really like them. Oh well. At least I used one up with this card!
On the inside I stamped the Penny Black image to use as the sentiment (making the peas on the front make more sense and less random - lol). 

On the envelope I stamped a little green holly from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set.

This pod-tastic creation will pea-form in the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge #110: P-p-p pick up a penguin or anything else beginning with P
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #13: Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #25: Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra for February
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #28: Anything Goes

It turned out my Guildy instincts were correct, as the Lady Commander of Copics and I uncovered a vegetable conspiracy when we travelled to the fifth town on our list. Why were all the towns left with only peas? What had happened to all of the produce that was harvested for the winter? We vowed to get to the root of the problem and liberate the realm from their pea filled meals.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Sandra H said...

Aww this is awesome such a lovely trio of peas in their pods and nicely presented too for our challenge over at Sparkles christmas challenge "Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Hazel said...

This really made me smile - a super idea and lovely card - love your choice of P for my CHNC challenge 110 - thanks for entering both challenges x


What a different card. Clever idea. Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra challenge this month.

Jovan said...

Super cute...thanks for joining Brown Sugar!

jackiescrafts said...

Your post made me smile and your card is certainly different for a Christmas card. I love the cute image you used inside the card too
Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month

Jackie x

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