Friday, 5 July 2013

A Juicy Ant Attack

The weather has been unseasonably warm in the realm as of late, everyone finding it tough to cool down. The Lady Commander of Copics and I decided to pack a little picnic and take my direwolf and her daemon feline to the lakeside to play in the water. We spread out a blanket and broke into the watermelon slices Angela had packed. As soon as I bit into the first piece, we were ambushed by giant guardian ants! Luckily a Guildy never leaves home without a full arsenal of weapons. 

I had so much fun making the first post-it note holder, I was delighted when a coworker asked me to make one for her. Well not for herself...she had purchased this card from me and when she saw the cute bear post-it note holder I made, she requested a watermelon one to go with the card she was giving to someone. Phew...that’s probably a whole lot of information you didn’t need. Moving on...

I cut the watermelon out using the Doodlecharms cartridge and added some shading with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The cute little ants I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Happy Summer” set.

On the inside top flap I stamped the sentiment using the My Little Shoebox “Oasis” set. I then stamped some more of those adorable ants around it. I used the magnet strips on this again to keep it closed, which gave me enough experience to level up my metal magic.

I went through the pad (being careful not to bend it this time) and stamped some ants throughout. I stole borrowed a stack of post-it notes from the wagon repair shop, where I work to make some extra gold coins, so I will be making a bunch more of these cute holders!

This colourful craft will be taking notes in the following challenges:

Despite their menacing name, the guardian ants were quickly dispatched by the Lady Commander and I. I didn’t even have to use a single tonic potion in the battle. Hopefully those baddies learned not to invade our picnic again!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Annette said...

Awww, lovely. Anyone would love to have this on their desk.
Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘office supplies’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
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Karin said...

Just the perfect summer themed project! Love the little ants :) Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Summer Fun’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Elaine Stark said...

A great creation. Makes 'Post It's' so much more interesting. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Shelia said...

what a cute post it note holder. Love those ants going after that juicy watermelon!! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

~ Jo ~ said...

Love your story! Always look forward to hearing them! Your post it note holder is soooo cute! I love that watermelon! Lovely! Thanks so much for linking up this week at Jo's Funday Friday!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh that is so cute, I love the images and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget about our blog hop @

Suzanne C said...

Adorable watermelon! Sweet design! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Glad the ants were distracted.

Marcy said...

Such a cute project! I love the post it note holder and the image and your pretty design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Lisa M said...

This is just amazing!!! You really succeeded in creating an incredible project using items you would find in an office and FOR an office. Love it!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday! Best of luck to you when the winners are selected :)
Lisa xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh I love this post it note holder! The watermelon is awesome but it is those cute ants that I love! lol Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Ellie said...

What a great idea to create a cover for sticky notes. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at my creative moments in my word play saturday challenge!

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