Friday, 17 May 2013

Construction Site....Get Creating!

Hello, and welcome!

I hope you've got a hard-hat handy because it's time to get constructing, over at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

Now, I'm not a huge fan of construction cards, but I did actually rather enjoy creating this one....had to sweeten it by making it Christmas themed, though...hahaaa!

Our challenge for this week requires that you  forget the square or rectangle makes and actually CONSTRUCT an easel, a waterfall, a stepped, a pop-up.....anything you like, as long as it isn't the usual square or rectangle......makes a nice change, eh?

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Here's what I constructed......

The card base is a 6 x 6 inch square and I simply folded the front back on itself to form the twisted easel, and I layered two papers from last year's Docraft's range.........

The lovely Santa Claus 1 is coloured with Promarkers and I used a gold gel pen on the spectacles......the image cut out and layered onto several Spellbinder's Nesties.........

The Pine Needles die is from Memory Box....I inked it a little with Vintage Photo Distress ink.......

I used a length of K&Co snowflakes ribbon across the width of the card, and the little sentiment card is actually from a set of mini charity cards that I bought in John Lewis, last year.  I punched a hole in the side of the card (it says HAPPY CHRISTMAS inside, but I forgot to take a piccie!) and threaded a piece of yellow button twine through, so it cold be opened to write a message......there's also another Nestie label, in brown textured card, under the sentiment card......

Another Pine Needles border along the bottom, and some bronze Card Candi pieces finish this card....hope you like it.

Don't forget to take a look at what the rest of the fabby Design Team have constructed!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Two or more papers from stash (I used 3 from last year)

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  1. Gorgeous card,love the fab image and great

  2. Gorgeous twisted easel - thanks for sharing it for CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see more of your Christmas crafting soon. x

  3. Fabulous card Anne-Marie. A really great design and I love the image and papers.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  4. ooooh its awesome Anne-Marie, I love how you did the tips of the pine needles too.
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  5. What a great shape for a card, Anne-Marie! Lovely use of the details too!

  6. Great twisted Easel card.Fab choice of image and DP.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  7. this DOES NOT look easy at all... but it sure is purty!

    hugs :)

  8. awesome card!!!! :)
    so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

  9. Awesome easel card!! This is one of my favourite folds!!

  10. I just love the twisted effect, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  11. Fantastic style easel card! Love the frosties! Have a beautiful day! We had snow yesterday, and it stayed all night!!!!!!

  12. Hi to you I like your card and your shape thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel GDT for May

  13. Lovely card Anne-Marie! I love Santa's gold glasses.

  14. Great card, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran (DT) xxx

  15. Awesome twisted easel card ..Love the images and pine needles .

  16. Finally catching up on my visits!! I LOVE your twisty card! The design really makes this stand out! The Santa and the die cut pine are fabulous on this!