Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Chess Card

All my cards have a story and this one begins with an absolutely divine inspiration picture from IBSIC #42 which I saw on Sindhu's blog. I got so charged up that I just sat at my craft table from that moment on (about 11pm) until 1am making my card. The next day I checked out the challenge over at CASual Fridays 'Make a card with one long side and one short side' which was just about perfect as the card I made complied with the guidelines of both challenges. So here we go!


The IBSIC inspiration pic is just so pretty and I thought I would put a really unusual spin on it by bringing out the same prettiness in a very masculine card.  Here is the inspiration picture.


Chess is a game that brings back fond memories with my husband. When my husband and I first started dating about 14 years ago we spent a lot of time playing chess online. I was seriously lousy and he was really good so he used finish me off in 10 moves. One day, I started an online game with him and at the same time started a game with the computer. Whatever move he played against me, I played against the computer and whatever responding move the computer made, I played against my husband. Poor Ajay was so flabbergasted at how I had evolved into a Grand Master overnight! 

So this card is for him. I may have checkmated him that day, but I was the one checkmated for life!

Also entering into:
Card Making Mama's Challenge - Clean and Simple
Crafty Ribbon Challenges #37 - Love/Romance/Anniversary

Update 25/1/13 - I made the top 3 for the IBSIC challenge!!! Woo Hoo!!

40 comments:

  1. Sunehra..You are so clever! :)
    Your card is super masculine and I envy the ease with which you create masculine cards! :) Is that a PP that you used for the chess board? Its absolutely gorgeous.. Colours are so brilliantly used. I adore the sentiment...

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    1. Hey Sindhu - the background is cut from my cameo - I used a chessboard cut file :)

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  2. Your photography skills are awesome too..

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    1. More than photography, I think photo editing is the key. Try out picmonkey.com. It allows you to present your projects wonderfully!

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  3. Wow! You are so clever.. :D
    "I may have checkmated him that day, but I was the one checkmated for life!" Woah! love this ya!!!
    btw your card so neat and crisp.. :)

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    1. Hey thanks Deepti - ya that's a heckuva dialogue ;)

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  4. awwwww!!! Check mated for sure!! Nice creation!

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  5. lovely card and I loved the sentiment and the story too...!! thanks for sharing Sunehra.

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    1. My pleasure Prachi - glad you liked it :)

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  6. What a fabulous story and a brilliant creation !! I love the way you have used the color palette from IBSIC to make a fun Masculine card.... That's really creative :)

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    1. Hi Hussena thanks so much. Ya it was a really pretty girly inspiration and I wanted to go the other way :)

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  7. That sure was smart "chess" move u made Sunehra :-)......ur card is awesome as always,& ur blog stories a treat to read. I love the way u have used the inspiration colors in this one.

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    1. Haha thanks Tanvi - must confess my husband is a shade embarrassed though :)

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  8. Wow the world is missing out by you not being a full time crafter. Your work is amazing. But I'm sure your kids are worth the sacrifice!
    Love you to visit my blog
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com

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  9. Wonderful story behind the card !I liked the masculine card and way you have used the colors from challenge..!

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  10. Whoa what a story!I am sucker for love stories...and the little page of your life you shared with us was very interesting.The card is a winner no doubt but the way you wrote this post is very interesting.I love it that your colors are such bang on with the color inspiration.and yes it definitely fits the bill as far as CASual Fridays go.
    P.s.-Thanks for your encouraging and wonderful comments on my posts.They help me grow and also encourage me to craft more.

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    1. Hey Snehal, what a lovely comment... yes I am a crafter-writer/ writer-crafter... the story is one of our faves from the early days..

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  11. What a fab card and great story behind it, so glad you joined us this week at IBSIC. Deb x

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  12. Ha Ha I loved your story Sunehra...I am lousy at chess and hubby is too good..I think I will play this trick with him!!
    The chessboard card idea is awesome!!

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Hahahah - yes Sonia - try it out - Open a chess game on your phone or something while he's making his moves across the table. I did a similar thing for scrabble with my father in law... heheh I'm a bit of a crook when playing board games.

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  13. Great fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

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  14. Wowwww...Card is such awesome, Sunehra...Ofcourse ur story too :)

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    1. Hey thanks a lot Sathya - had fun with it!

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  15. What a nice, original card, perfect for your husband! I'm sure he loves it too!

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  16. very original card, thanks for playing at CR. I have a little candy on offer.

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  17. WOW Sunehra I love that story and your card is amazing, just love that original them of chess and your take on the colours is smashing!

    Thanks so very much for sharing your work with us at IBSIC!

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  18. Great card, love the colors ! Thanks for joining in at Card Makin Mamas.
    Lisa

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  19. This card is so original.I don't think I have ever seen this design.Great job.And your story is cute.heh heh.

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  20. Wow Sunehra! This is such a great guy card! Love how you made the chess board and pieces too! Thank you for joining us this week! Hugs, Joanna

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  21. This is wonderful...I love the theme and the sentiment of your card.
    Perfect for that special someone. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC.
    Calypso

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  22. So simple yet a unique concept,I always keep a storyline for each of my creations...but this creation of urs is so flamboyant,a perfect 10 on 10,caught my attention on a flip! :)Its an inspiration for me...i am thinking to implement the pool game concept on a card which i play online with my bf..:D,and i lose desperately evrytime with him :/,wish i could use the game trick too :D..

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  23. Congrats Sunehra! I knew this card was a sure winner! Congrats on being selected in top three in the IBS challenge. :)

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  24. Sunehra - I love the way you used the color palette! But even more, I love your story about how you beat your husband. That's great! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  25. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Anke

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  26. Thanks for stopping by! Means a lot.... :)

    You have a gr8 space with some gr8 projects.... This card in particular caught my eye.... Loved the way u executed the baord of chess & the theme into the card..... WOW!

    Following u through mail.... after all gr8 works need to be patronized & appreciated.... Glad to know you.... :)

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  27. I like the unique look of your cad. Beautifully made. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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