Monday, 23 January 2012

** Part One - Ten Things, Ten Cards**

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope everyone has had an ok day!

Right enough small talk i'm too excited!

As I mentioned yesterday I've come up with an idea, it might be a success it might not be!

I have set myself a little challenge...basically I wanted something fun to do to get me back in the swing of card making after my lull after Christmas.

So here it is... I have picked ten things out of craft corner and challenged myself to make ten cards using just these products. I have allowed myself the basics such as card bases, kraft card, glue, tools but the rest is limited.  Let me show you what I have to work with, as well as limited supplies I also set myself a colour scheme - I'm still not convinced this was a good idea. (apologises for the bad photos, it was awfully dark here yesterday)

Ok so here we have it:

  1. Cardstock - Ocean Tide, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.
  2. Paper Stack - In Bloom 
  3. Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch from The Glitter Pot
  4. A selection of buttons and rhinestones
  5. Circle Tag Die number 4 
  6. Thank you stamp - one small one large
  7. Tag its number 5
  8. Flower Fusion Stamps number 5
  9. Ribbon and Twine from Ribbon Girl
  10. Banner Die
(all items Papertrey Ink- unless otherwise stated)
Over the next 10 days I will be sharing with you ten different cards I have made using this selection! I have to admit some I like, some I love and some I am not so keen on but thats why I wanted to do this, stretch my creative imagination.

Ok so now the formalities are out of the way, lets get straight on to the first card.

Card Number 1 - A Banner Thank you

I made this card by cutting banners using two shades of the cardstock and two colours of the In Bloom paper.  Keeping the card simple I used a plain white card base and added the banners in a stacking formation - cutting off any excess of the end.  I made sure I left a small gap in between each one so that when I stamped the large sentiment it wasn't all on a block of colour.  I did consider adding some ribbon or twine but I didn't want to overload it.

So there we have it - 1 of 10.

What do you think?

I will be picking a random winner at the end of the ten days - anyone that leaves me a comment will be in with a chance.  Prize picture to come shortly!

Thats it from me tonight - Take Care!


1 comment:

  1. Thats a great challenge and a wonderful card to start it with.

    Good luck with the other 9!

    Ali x