Friday, 19 October 2007

JB big challenge 3

Lisa set challenge 3:blooming Christmas: 'Flowers are generally associated with spring and summer but they can also be so christmassy too. So for this next challenge lets see all your blooming gorgeous christmas cards...all flowers welcome'

This was an easy one for me because I've still got plenty of papers left over from my Anna Griffin kit, so I used them for backgrounds for the first four cards. The first two have small Christmas flowers on them and the next three have a combination of flowers I had in stock and some of the big poinsettia blooms that I got the other day from Poundland (24 for a £1 - good value). The background paper on the last one was one that I got with a minibook (didn't use the book, but have cut up the pages to use for cards):

HS:MS blue

'Blue is next in our Rainbow theme - go find me some blue in your psace today.'

This mini guillotine is always near my space (although sometimes I mislay it among everything else!):

JB big challenge 1

Over on Just Bex there are going to be lots of challenges over the weekend. This is for big challenge 1: fasten it: Sue says: '........and for this we want you to make a card that FASTENS - it can be tied buckled, buttoned - you decide'

This has taken me a loooooong time (won't be doing many of these in a hurry!). I had to experiment a lot to get the hook and eye fastener in the right place to be able to flex the card enough to open it - I found out that using a gatefold card as normal just wouldn't work, so I had to trim either side of the centre before securing the hook and eye with brads.

I've used velvet paper for the main 'coat' of the card (on the back as well).

I hope that the pictures show that it can stand up when it's closed and that it opens out OK:

Thanks, Sue, for a good challenge - it certainly was a challenge!