Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Circles: Sisterhood Challenge

With a little inspiration from the Mojo Monday 245 sketch, I got my Sisterhood of Crafters challenge whipped up in a jiffy! The challenge? Use at least two circles on your creation. Well I've got circles galore! I created a background using Verve's Happy Hello, which was mounted on kiwi, then put on my navy base. A debossed layer of bashful blue (with dots, of course), and a layered Loopy Bloom with felt leaves and it was complete!

May have to add some bling to that sentiment...

I used the colors in the color Q challenge cQc#141 for my combo and I thought it would be perfect for a manly card...but then I added the flower, so I'm not sure how manly this card is anymore... :)

I managed to complete over 3/4 of the MS Bike Tour on the weekend, no thanks to the brutal weather conditions. Saturday was 93kms of wonderfully alternating bits of sun and overcast. Sunday was another story. Apparently, the worst weather they've had in the 23 years of running the tour.

It was a mix of torrential downpour, moderate rain and winds with an average of 37km/hr, gusting to 50km/h for Sunday's ride...and a little hail tossed in momentarily for good measure. It was MISERABLE. LOTS of people dropped out at the first checkstop, more at the second and a bunch at lunch when they called in buses to haul people back to Nisku. We decided that we just wanted to skip the nasty hill so we got dropped off at the first checkstop after lunch and rode for about 8kms before it seemed dangerous and we finally waved the white flag. Three of our 20 team members actually finished the ride...I wasn't one of them, but I'm okay with that, having done over 3/4 of the ride. I finally rode the entire first day (bike repair & road paving making that impossible the last two years), so I was happy. LOL Beauty Bike and I are becoming fast friends!

A little under two weeks until I join some fabulous ladies for Starbucks 5K Women's Run in Calgary...and feast at Charcut. YUM! So much more fun to look forward to :)


  1. Love how you created the circle BG and well done with the mojo sketch. I see some felt has found its way to your home too :) Well done using the mojo sketch too.

    Holy cow, woman! That was one insane day of riding - don't blame you in the least for calling it quits- yikes!! Nothing like feeling you'd be getting blown off your bike not to mention dealing with rain and hail - almost like the stuff people on Wipeout have to deal with LOL! A warm hot tub was in order after that day!! Huge congrats to those who stuck it out - know I would have bailed.

  2. Wow, you are a determined biker! Way to go! Cool, fun, card, too! Love that you used it for a feminine theme! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

  3. What a fun card, Tanis, love all the circles and your story about your bike race! Thanks for taking time out to join us for the ColourQ challenge and sharing your card!

    Please turn of word verification!

  4. Ack! I've been away from blogland so much lately that I totally missed this post yesterday...You are Amazing with a capital A! Seriously sounded like it got dangerous, so way to go for almost finishing and for knowing when to say when! You rock on so many levels, and the card is fab...I "heart" that little flower and the paper is divine. Nice job combining challenges too :) :) :)

  5. Love your card! Thanks for playing along with CQC this week!!

  6. I thought you had used DP for your background Tanny, turns out you created this! Amazing! Love your circle card with these fine colours! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, really appreciate this! All the best, Ira x

  7. don't you take any time off? You are super woman!! Really! LOVE what you're doing with these shapes again!! I would add bling just 'cause! LOL Are you loving those felt loopy blooms or what? I just made some more tonight :) Hope all is well :) Hugs!


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