Monday, 5 October 2009

Crafty Cardmakers #5 Guest DT Card - and a bit of a photographic nightmare!

I was really thrilled when Vixykins asked me if I would make a guest DT card for this week's challenge on the new-ish challenge blog she has set up with some other fab talented ladies - Crafty Cardmakers.

If you haven't discovered it yet, then please do pop over and check it out .... here's what it's all about ...

"We are a blog designed for newer and less experienced cardmakers and bloggers with a new challenge every other Monday. Our design team also range from very new cardmakers through to more experienced with a special guest designer each challenge too! We also have tutorials and how to's which you will find links to down the sidebar. You don't have to be new to join in the fun but why not try something a bit different :)"

Hope you will be able to join in this fortnight, and to help get your creative juices flowing there is a great prize - a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen - how great is that?

This fortnight challenge is

ribbons &/or fibres

... so I thought I would focus on using some "unusual" ribbon AND fibre ... and as my favourite fibre is white, turquoise and sparkly, that immediately suggested Christmas. I quickly got stuck in and tried an experiment, embossing using a brass stencil and my Cuttlebug (thinking of quick Christmas makes for when the production line really kicks in lol!) I was reasonably pleased with the result at the time .. but oh horror! ... when I tried to photograph it the next day I realised that taking an adequate photograph of mirri card is nigh impossible! As I've been out & about pretty much all weekend I didn't have time to make another .. so i hope youw ill all be kind (Vix was very kind - bless her!)

So here it is anyway ...

Main image: brass stencil of Christmas trees (sorry, no make on the packaging) run through Cuttlebug onto silver mirri card, matted onto pale blue and then white glitter card;
Sentiment; Cardology "Oh! My Words";
Paper: Reminisce; pale blue and white glitter card from Edwin Allen
Supplies: white felt snowflake ribbon by Papermania; fluffy sparkly fibre by Cardology;
Tools: punched edge on glitter card is Martha Stewart "embossed snowflake" edge punch.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Hi there Pauline, mirri card is so difficult to photo and i will now only use large amount of it on cards that don't need to be shown. You've done brilliantly on this and what a gorgeous effect! Have a fab day.

  2. Agree about the problems with mirri card hun - there is no easy answer. Great card though, well done. Squirrel xx

  3. Very pretty Pauline. Lovely colours and great embellishments. I know exactly what you mean about mirri board but it does look so nice even if it doesn't like it's photo

  4. Lovely card - Very frosty! :o)

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Have you seen the Xmouse stamp like this HERE

    I was hoping it might be a little bit original! lol ;o)

    He's certainly a versatile little mouse, eh? ;o)

    Chris xx

  5. Ooh, such a pretty card! I love the colour.

  6. Hi Pauline,
    what a lovely card, I love the use of the ribbon on the oval sentiment and the Martha Stewart punched border looks fab,I've not tried to take a picture of mirri card so thanks for the warning!! also thanks for your lovely comment on my blog x
    Hugs Liz xx

  7. See told ya people know its a mare to photograph lol! Fab design and love the soft colour choice, thanks for being our uber talented guest x


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x