Thursday, January 23, 2014

Oh No!! Say it ain't so!!

Today I am posting 2 more cards for the challenges at Catch the Bug and I just realized I made a major mistake on this card.  Don't you just hate when that happens!!!  At least I haven't mailed it.  I'm hand delivering it on Sunday so I have time to fix it.  Can you tell what I did wrong?



The first card I made is a very special card because it is for my grandson's 9th birthday tomorrow.   Right now he plays winter basketball (although his passion is baseball) so I used the Bugaboo image  Lil Dude Basketball, printing it twice, coloring, fussy cutting the basketball and arm + a little extra for a tab, so I could make a small cut at the elbow, insert the other arm and basketball, then glue a spring between the two balls for a 3D look and so the ball would bounce.  The "Birthday Boy"  was cut on the cricut with the CTMH Scrapbooking Cartridge.
Then on the inside I used a computer generated sentiment, a Stampin Up Basketball hoop stamp, and cricut cut letters (CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge).  This was a collaborative effort.  I was just going to include the word fun in the sentiment and 2nd generation stamp the net over it.  My DH suggested the letters of the word going into the net like a basketball.   (For those of you who are not up on basketball lingo....  "nothing but net" is when the ball goes through the net without hitting the backboard or rim.  So I was trying to make a play on this phrase when I wrote the sentiment.)

I am entering this card in the current Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch Challenge

I am also entering this card in these other challenges:
The Paper Shelter Challenge # 142 - Digi Image + Sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge #18 - Cards only Anything Goes


  1. Can see no wrong with this card Debi - it's a great card and so cleverly made. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our first challenge for 2014.

  2. This is cute - I really like how you did the basketball - you have so many great ideas! Your grandson will love it! My guess for the error is: missing the word "with" in the sentiment. I bet no one would even notice - everyone reads so fast these days LOL.

  3. Fab card. I'm sure your grandson will love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies.

    Deborah A

  4. LOL - did you forget to color his face? Great card anyway, I can see the possibilities ;>) The springy thing is perfect for this image and the fussy cutting is perfect for the latest LMMS challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun!!!

  5. Love the bouncy basketball! Cool card!!
    We're so happy you played along with us for the Catch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenges with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again this week for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min – Bugaboo Asst. DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  6. Hello!
    What a fun card .. exciting with the spring behind the ball ..

    Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!
    Good Luck!

    Hug Lena

  7. I love that bouncy basketball. I know my son would be so happy if he got this kind of card! :) Thank you for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week! Hugs, Merkkari

  8. Great card. Love the use of the spring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts for our Birthday challenge.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  9. Fantastic boy image and I love how you used a spring behind the basketball. Simply Awesome. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Birthday Challenge.

  10. Totally love this card! I would never have noticed that the face was still white if you had not mentioned a mistake and I looked and looked for it!!! it might be the glare lol Love the use of the wobble for the ball very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


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