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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

N is for...... stash! Evening all...hope you've all had a lovely Wednesday. My day has been interesting, I've experienced so many moans today from work colleagues...I'm glad to be back at home!

Anyway, I've been experiementing with the word art function in Microsoft word and as a result I have several sentiments to use on my cards that look out of the ordinary and give a slightly different dimension to my cards. It was so simple to do, but as you'll see from these cards its very effective.

To achieve this you need to open word and select the word art option. You then write the sentiment that you require, using the arc shape. Make sure you also choose the font that you want to use. The sentiment will then appear as an arc on the page, but if you double click on the arc you open up a new selection of tools which allow you to mulipulate the words even more. I have changed the angles of my arcs, and changed the colours I used. You need to play about with this function a little bit and I did end up with an upside down sentiment more than once, but I think the effort was worth it!

As a result of my playing and printing I now have a lovely new stash of sentiments to add to my cards! This fits in well with a new challenge that I've found over on a lovely blog called ABC Challenge. They run challenges on a fortnightly basis, challenging crafters to create a card or project based on a theme or technique using the letters of the alphabet in turn. This week its "N is stash!"          The DT have come up with some adorable cards for this challenge, take a peek here.

I think I'll enter the Thinking of You card for this challenge, as not only have I used my new sentiment, the lovely blue ribbon and the backing paper are also new (yes, I've been shopping!!).

Anyway, I'm off to Brownies very shortly....we're planting cress seeds this week...then I'm candle making with the Guides - no rest for the wicked!

Thanks for stopping by,
Wedgie xxx


Susan.... said...

Those cards are gorgeous ! how clever are those sentiments too, well done you clever lady !
Susan x

Anonymous said...

Great cards thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

please consider turning word verification off thanks :0)

Jennifer said...

Great tips for the pc and lovely cards.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Jen x

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x