Saturday 29 December 2012

Why is it so difficult ...

... to make a card for someone special.

It's John's birthday tomorrow - I really should have made his card before Christmas, but I kept putting it off ... and today realised that I needed to get on with it!

The first thing I tried was a disaster - colouring went wrong and it ended up in the bin.

In the end I've resorted to using some fancy chipboard letters that I've had for so long that I can't remember where they were from. One or two of them had little flowers on them, so I changed those for gems. As John has very little sight this actually is the kind of card he will love.

The card blank is 8" x 8" to accommodate all the letters. I printed the sentiment and cut out with a nestie, edging with an alcohol pen.

This is very different to what I first had in mind, but I think John will like it because it isn't cluttered with anything other than the lettering and a few little gems.

I'm linking this for:

Tuesday morning 178: anything goes - challenge yourself - it certainly was a challenge trying to decide what to do for John's card - happy in the end!
Here come the boys 42: anything goes
Charisma cardz 51: anything goes
Dutch dare 197: celebration
Card crafters circle 55: anything goes
Pixie dust studio: any celebration will do
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate

CHNC challenge 105 ...

... here we go, starting Christmas cards now for next year - please come and join in my CHNC challenge 105 and avoid the panic that tends to set in as December looms. This week you can show any Christmas card that you haven't shown before or make a new one to start off your collection for 2013.

For my card I've used an offcut of some mirror card that I used last week, wrapped around with a piece of blue and silver ribbon, topped with a sentiment strip. The topper and snowflakes have been in my Christmas stash for years - it's about time I used up things like this. The topper is very glittery.

If you happen to be reading this after 1 January, then please also come and join my on my new CHNC challenge extra monthly 'anything goes', where you might be randomly chosen to win $21 to spend on Bugaboo Stamps.

My card is also for:

A card a day on facebook
Pixie's crafty snippets week 52
Nutcrafters 33: lots of layers and sparkle/bling
Craftymess 24: show some sparkle/bling
Bloggers challenge: sparkle and shine
QKR stampede 19: let it shine
Pixie dust studio: any celebration will do
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate
Order of the opus gluei 146: baby it's cold outside
Lexi 80: snow
Raise the bar 124: let it snow
Papercraft star 125: snow
The hybrid chick (card caravan) 34: snowflakes
Catch the bug: holiday/winter
Crazy amigo: merry Christmas
Cutie pie 33: cutie Christmas
Creative Belli 159: Christmas
Craft us crazy 33: merry Christmas
Milk coffee: Christmas or winter holiday
Kaboodle 151: Christmas, holidays or new year
Victorine 49: non traditional Christmas
Creative craft challenges: non traditional Christmas
Broken box stock 17: winter/snowflakes
Tanda teaser 204: chilly colours
Hiding in my craft room 78: freestyle
Cute card Thursday 249: anything goes
Challenges4everybody 10: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me: winter wonderland bumper Christmas challenge
Penny's 107: merry Christmas
Crafts 4 eternity R104: 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 ribbon, 2 characters, 3 snowflakes
Ribbon carousel 75: holiday spirit: Christmas
Fab n funky 152: add ribbon and/or lace
Really reassonable ribbon 62: anything goes and ribbon
Party time Tuesday 100: anything goes
The pink elephant 180: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 50: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 46: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 51: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 30: anything goes/celebrations
Mark's fiuest papers simple salutations 25: anything goes (with a sentiment on the front)
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes