Monday, November 14, 2011

Papertake Weekly ,,,, When is a card not a card ,,

When its a ,,,,, When it's a ..... card with a difference so do one that could double up as a gift ie stationery holder, wallet, bag card. :-)

We are sponsored by our lovely teamies Mary and Andrea, aka The Ribbon Girl(s) , so a fabby pack of ribbons and embellies on offer for one lucky entrant :-)

I am currently taking part in the Holiday Card Boot Camp online class and have CASE’d my card from one made in there by Kristina Werner. I can’t show you her card, if you would like to see it you will have to enrol and join in !! :-) ( hers is nicer :-))



I made a basic DL card using Kraft card , embossed a piece of red card using a Cuttlebug folder and made a border of green using an EK Success snowflake border punch. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut out a piece of white card and embossed with a Swiss Dots folder, then inked with Forrest Moss DI. The little robin is a felt sticker from a Basic Grey Woolies Jovial Felt sticker pack ,, sooo cute ! I embossed a Hero Arts sentiment with white EP and added a BG button and made a bow using twine from The Ribbon Girl. I finished with a few faux stitches using a white gel pen.

Now ,, this is where things went horribly wrong ,,, I stitched the edges and stuck a strip of Echo Park striped paper across the top(so far so good). Then I remembered a patterned wheel that I have had in my drawer for a couple of years ( thanks Alison xx :-)) and thought now would be a good time to use it !!! BIG MISTAKE !! I tested it a couple of times on scrap paper and it worked fine ,,, then I rolled it across my card ,,, UPSIDE DOWN!! not only that but some ‘almost’ dry ink decided to spray out from it too and made a right mess. I did manage to scrape most of it off with a craft knife and then covered most of what was left with a strip of card and the sentiment sticker ( which was in the Echo Park paper pack ) ,,,,, I think we all have these days eh !! DON'T say No !!!! lol



Thanks for looking :-) Our lovely GD and the DT have made some really innovative creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the PTW to see them :-)


I have a candy at the top of my blog ,,, which will end in a couple of days , so please join in :-)

Challenges :

Jingle Belles ,,,, Use Stickers

C.R.A.F.T ,,,,,, Cute

Creative Craft ,,,, Minimalistic

EAC ,,, Little Present ( this is my present to my DS ,, shhh , I may pop a little more money in IF he is good ) :-)



18 comments:

Fluffles said...

Excellent wallet - love this simple design, great work. Jx

Carissa said...

Super cute. This wallet is a great idea, I might have to try it myself. Hugs, Carissa

SmilynStef said...

That sweet little bird is adorable ... fun money holder design too ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Helen said...

Great gift.

Joey said...

Fantastic idea Lols, gorgeous little robin :) Joey x

Fleur said...

Such a cute card Lols.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sylvia x said...

What a great idea and perfect for our challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges.

Love your little bird...

Sylvia x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Very "tweet" Lols!!! HeeHeeHee
I am always so nervous when stamping, you never know if your stamp or ink are out to get you. ~jeni :)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

what for sweet tweet card !! super cute !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs
tina46
eac dt

Angie said...

Fab Gift card Lols love the Robin he is so cute.
Hugs Angie x

carol said...

Your gift card looks just perfect!! thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Fab gift wallet, thanks for joining CRAFT CHALLENGE this week

lauren bergold said...

well, yes indeed, i HAVE had those kind of "craft-tastrophe" days, for sure! ...but... i would never ever have guessed, looking at this VERY LOVELY card, that you had been having one! it's FABULOUS and you managed to disguise any and all "growing pains" PERFECTLY!!!! ♥

Mynnette said...

Oooo! LOVE this--so sweet and kind! The little birdie is fab! :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous Lols, that little robin is just the cutest !

Hugs,

Jo x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine said...

Oh my! That little felt robin sure made me smile. What a sweet card.

Monika said...

How sweet bird-card! I'm in love:)