Monday, 22 February 2010

Never a cross word

A pun, just for Kathy! I love all kinds of word games and can remember spending hours playing Scrabble as a child.

When I shared a house with other students while at University, we often had a newspaper crossword on the go, leaving the paper on the kitchen table for everyone to have a go at when they felt like it. Some of those crosswords were on the go for months simply because while we could all do straightforward ones, the cryptic clues were a killer! I've heard that you can train yourself to "think cryptic" and solve even the most fiendish ones though so when I got my hands on the Crossword Scrapblock I thought I'd team it up with this great Edison quote about how hard work rather than inspiration gets you there in the end!

The lovely printed tag came in my Bubbly Funk Forum Secret Santa parcel so thank you to my Santa - Caroline! I trimmed it down a bit to fit my card size (5" x 5") better and to make the butterfly hang over the edge.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Crossword Scrapblock
Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Simply Smooth Vanilla (CHF)
Tag (unknown - may be K&Co?)

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukinkeo (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Other:
Border punch by Fiskars (Threading Water)
Sewing machine and thread

Sprial clip (Creative Impressions)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day has only crosswords and no cross words!

9 comments:

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne :)

i'd be happy with training my myself just to think LOL

Ellen said...

what a great combination of stamps.Love it.

mmm I have never caught on with the cryptic ones, give me a normal puzzle or sudoku any time.

Kaz said...

That's a gorgeous card Joanne, love that tag xx

Julie said...

I love this card, Joanne! Love your pun, too--clever girl! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Effie said...

That's a great card!

Janice said...

I saw this blog on CHF and wondered if it would be one you would get. It's such a nice clear image, love it.

Gez said...

Brilliant Joanne.xx

craftytrog said...

Brilliant card! x

KAT said...

I think this card is very pleasing to the eye... The graphic image in the back with the pink/girlie tag in the front... The overall impact is beautiful!