Thursday, 22 July 2010

More Magnums, and a bit of a boo boo

I had a creative night last night... after making the boxes for my son's teachers pressies I got going with this card

Now there is something I need to explain about this one... this was been made as for the Little Red Wagon Create and Share Everywhere Challenge but either I didn't read the instructions properly, or the post has changed but I've just gone to post it and found that I was meant to take one of their DT's cards and create something of my own using it as a basic design and not what I have done which was to use something from someone else as my inspiration... duh... I may have got distracted when reading the challenge and missed that bit... even though it's in bold... sometimes my own numptyness amazes me!

OK, so I made the card using this stunning card by Vicky as my inspiration.  Now I was probably a bit naughty as I probably should have contacted Vicky first to check it was OK, so Vicky if you are reading this I apologise and hope you are flattered not offended... won't do it again, promise(namely cos I'm going to read all instructions next time)...

Right a bit of detail

My friend at work had the other Magnum (which you can buy here) card I did out of my box to give to friends who were moving with a rather large cat into a house with a rather small cat flap... and this gave me an idea for a second sentiment.

I've coloured him in with the copics although I'm still not sure about the colour of the door!!  As before I have put glossy accents on his nose and on the cat flap, err, flappy bit

The tag was one that was sitting in my craft box, but it was preprinted with a new house sentiment and was a bit cheesy!!  So I covered it, stamped it, sanded it,put a new eyelet in and threaded the key back through.  A bit of effort but worth it cos I was never going to use it as it was

I stamped the second greeting with some of the 99p wooden alphabet stamps, and cut them out to make a sentiment.

The holes on the left side of the pink paper have been done with a cropadile and a pair of scissors as I don't have a border punch that does this, and quite honestly it's just as easy to do it like this

The flowers were punched using EK success and Tesco flower punches, and the pink gems are from my stash

I just love the bunting which I have domed, and stuck with 3D pads on a bit of embroidery thread.

The papers are double sided ones from Bo Bunny

All isn't totally lost though... I'd still like to enter

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Cats and Dogs

Oh yes and eldest son reports that all of his teachers really liked their cards and presents... phew!!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Julie said...

Great card Sue,I'm glad it's not only me who reads the instructions wrong! x

Donna said...

Super cute card Sue, such a gorgeous image and fab papers and colours! Thanks for jining in the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

Catherine said...

Gosh I love your card Sue ! The colours are so pretty and I adore the image !!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Faye said...

Oh I love it and think it's fabby. I defo have to get me some Magnums! Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake. x

funky farm scrapbook said...

Finally made it to your lovely blog Sue!!! :)
Lovely lovely cards!