Thursday 8 October 2009

Folding up with a touch of decoupage

The theme on DCM this week is 'folding up'. I had hoped to make a much fancier folded card as shown by Kathy on BF for their WCD mini crop, but I just haven't had time because of trying to get the necessary quantity of cards ready for next week.

So I've resorted to easy-peasy cards from a Dena kit - there is decoupage on these as well, so I'm also linking for Pile in on 18: 3 dimensional! and Charisma Cardz 39.

Whimsy challenge 22 is 'sugar and spice, frogs and snails' - the first three are particularly for boys and the next one for girls.

It was difficult to get photos of these cards as they should stand - you can't see the bits in between the concertinas, but you can get the general idea.

The birds card above is fine for Theme Thursday 'wings', as is the butterfly one below - and the butterfly one is good for Crafty Catz challenge 2: butterflies.

That's another nine cards done for next week.

Decoupage Christmas cards

Pile it on challenge 18 this week is '3 dimensional!', which is just right, because I needed to make a lot more Christmas cards and have done a batch of 18 decoupage cards.

The idea of 'Pile it on' is to see how many challenges you can incorporate for the theme.

Of course, as they are yet more Christmas cards, they are good for:

Creative Inspiration
s Challenge 18 'Christmas in October, Creative Card Crew 31 'It's a celebration' and Saturday Secret Crafter challenge 52 'celebration'.

Charisma Cardz
challenge 39 was 'decoupage' - I actually made three of these cards before the deadline for this challenge was up, but just didn't have time to photo and blog them, so I'm still linking there.

I must apologise for the photos - the sun was streaming in (can't complain in October), bringing a shaft of light and shadows - and I haven't got time to fuss too much about the photos, as I need to get on and make more cards.

It's a pity that you can't really see the foiling on many of these cards or the glitter on some, but you can get the general idea. Even though some appear to be flat, they are all decoupaged.

These first two are to send to children, so they are right for Lili of the valley 38: a Christmas card for a child:

The one on the left here is blue and red, which is the theme this week for Paperminutes 33; the card on the right is a windows scene for Fab's Big Christmas week 38: 'Santa looking in' card:

The theme for challenge 3 on Crafty Catz is 'snowmen and snowflakes' - these figure on quite a few of these cards, but certainly on this one below on the left and also on the one below that on the right.

Santa's sleigh on this card on the left is right for Winter Wonderland 19: sleigh bells ring:

and these are two more specifically for children (Lili of the valley 38):

Hot chocolate or Coffee and Cream

When I first saw challenge 17 on Winter Wonderland: 'hot chocolate', I knew what paper I was going to use, but I just didn't get round to making the card until now. It's very simple, but quite effective. The panel behind the Christmas pudding is vellum with feint gold holly print, mounted on to a coppery gold foil card. The background reminds me of swirling hot chocolate - mmmmm.

This week's theme on Rosie-Dee for week 55 is 'coffee and cream with a cherry on top' - not exactly a cherry, but the red berries are similar and the rest of the card has the colours of coffee and cream (when I'm not thinking of hot chocolate!)

Of course, as they are Christmas cards, they are more for:

Creative Inspiration
s Challenge 18 'Christmas in October, Creative Card Crew 31 'It's a celebration' and Saturday Secret Crafter challenge 52 'celebration'.