Saturday, 27 April 2013

Canasta anyone?....

A commission card I was asked to make was for a man who plays Canasta.....So after scratching my head I remembered I had some paper napkins in my box that had games pieces on it. 
 Got out the Mod Podge and remembered I had some tiny playing cards that came out of a cracker one Christmas so used those on the Canasta score sheet I was given to use.
I made the pencil from a cocktail stick, rolled in ink and hey presto one pencil.

Tomorrow I'm going to have a go at making some bread following the gorgeous Paul Hollywoods recipe...that man has the most amazing blue eyes......will let you know how it turns out...

Anne

41 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Anne love the idea of the cards on the front
jacqui x

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous male card Anne. Good luck with your bread! Christine xx

Lynne said...

This is super Anne. Love the way you use napkins and the Christmas cracker cards are great.
Lynne xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Anne. A really clever design. I love the tiny pencil made out of a cocktail stick
Sue xx

Rita said...

Great card Anne, so very well done too. My Father played Canasta along with a group that got to-gether during the war and they stayed friends for most of their life, of course there was no telly then. Hugs Rita xx

Marie-Louise said...

Anne this card is brilliant. Funny I kept one of those little decks of cards out of a cracker thinking they might come in useful for a card but I love the way you have done the background and the pencil is marvellous.

pam said...

brilliant male card Annie, don't know what canasta is, looks like a some kind of card game, reminded me I bought some small playing cards (not used) a long time ago LOL
pam

May said...

Fabulous card Anne, it's perfect for a card player Love all the wonderful detail.. Hugs May x x x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow this is fabulous Anne. You've created a brilliant collage, and the chequerboard background displays it perfectly.
Love how you used napkins and items from a Christmas cracker, and as for the "pencil" - that is inspirational!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Carole Z said...

Fabulous card Anne, perfect! Love all the details you've included... Good luck with your bread, we make all ours both by hand and bread machine, it tastes so much better & you know what ingredients are in it! Carole Z xx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" This is so lovely Anne x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. Fabulous themed card. You had all the perfect embellishments to make a spectacular canasta-loving card! :) Loll xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Wow this is stunning.... Gorgeous card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Aquarius said...

I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with this card - great! Mind you concentrate on the recipe and not the blue eyes when you make the bread!!

Mary J said...

I wish I could taste your bread, Anne!! Your card is FAB! I'm going to pin this right now!

brenda said...

A fabulous masculine card Anne.

Hope the bead goes well, just think of those eye as you knead it.

B x

Karen B said...

Great card Anne - perfect for the recipient. Lucky you remembered those napkins! Be interested to hear how your bread turns out - which one are you making?

Karen x

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I wish I could bake....I'd be making cupcakes all day long lol x

fabiola jaques said...

superbe Anne, je ne sais pas si j'aurais réussi quelque chose d'aussi chouette avec un tel sujet, biz

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning sweetie!! Hugs Pops x

aussie aNNie said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous Anne...clever designing..xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Anne. The design is fab. I agree with you about Pauls eyes too! Hope the bread turned out nice.
Lorraine x

Jill said...

That's a great card Anne. Look forward to the bread report!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!love your card,Have a good one!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Brilliant!!!!!! You are so talented awesomely brilliant, dear!!! I love love love the pencil, the small card, oh what else could I say, you are so damn brilliant.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Anne, What a brilliant card....Just love the details...Joolsx

Craftilicious said...

What an interesting commission - I have no idea how you play canasta it always looked too comples for me!
Hope the bread goes OK - I used Paul's original bread book and it turns out there were errors in the recipe which explains why it was too salty to eat! I'm doign a break making course in July though can't wait!
Tara
x

Pauline said...

What a fab card for a guy anne, I love the theme and fun colours!

Diane said...

Very fun design, love all the elements.

Regards diane

Jules said...

Gosh Anne .. .. I wouldn't have known where to start with that commisssion!!

Lucky you to have those napkins!!!

My hubby is into bread making and has been making a few of Paul's breads .. .. I agree about the blue eyes!! Super bright!

Love Jules xx

Sasha said...

Very ingenius design, Anne. Your Mojo was definitely working when you designed this! Fabulous card!
Commissions can be a bit of a nightmare. I get asked for some really weird themes xx

Jenny said...

There's some genius recycling and creativity going on in this card Anne, you came up trumps for this commission :0)

Vicky Hayes said...

Sometimes the trickiest challenges turn out the most fantastic cards Anne and this is a brilliant one, perfect for the canasta-playing recipient! Vicky x

Patricia said...

What a fantastic card, I love all the brilliant elements you have used.

Patricia xxx

lynne said...

Hi Anne, This is one clever card. I was asked a few years back to make a card for a man who loved to play poker. I was like you and had to get my thinking hat on and created one using real cards etc. I love all the different elements you have used and the cocktail stick pencil is a fab idea! Love the napkins too.

Hope your having a lovely day!
Lynne xx

Anneke said...

what a lovely card and i like the playing cards as detail.
i don,t know the game, but the card is realy beautiful.
hugs to you Anne!.
Ann

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, you are so creative Anne and I love what you were able to come up with here. I smiled when I saw your small playing cards because I too had some in a cracker some time back and put them away somewhere safe for when I want to use them on a card. They were nowhere to be found when I wanted to make a poker card! Hope you enjoy making your bread - I am going to see the blue eyes in person on Monday when he is giving a local cookery demonstration!

Viv said...

Fabulous card Anne, how clever to use those tiny cards ( must keep mine next time, makes mental note!). Yes I agree about the blue eyes too :) Viv xx

Sandy said...

I don't know how to play canasta but your delightful card makes me want to learn. Wonderful 3D effect and I do love the bold colors. This is so very creative - love the little cards and you brilliant make of a pencil. Do let us know about the bread - not that I need to eat any!!
Sandy

Pat K said...

What a fabulous card Anne using so many clever ideas. I'm sure the canasta player will love it....mmmm love the smell of bread baking :) xx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Anne, this is such a clever card......I'm sure the recipient will love it,
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxx