Friday, 11 December 2015

Made in a muddle.

I may have mentioned that I have six nephews and a niece, who is not into anything pink or flowery (neither are the boys!). This makes birthday cards very difficult for me and I do hate it when I have to give in and buy one.
I made this card last week but it has not gone down well in this house. Someone said 'What is it meant to be?' Well, it's a birthday card.

I thought I'd been quite clever and innovative. The card is fixed at the left end and scored and glued about 1cm in from the edge. An idea which I think I saw in the playground. The brads look as though they are holding it together but are not really. The back of the card is acutally a different colour, which is a good way of using up bits of card. I deleted the photo of that view by mistake! It's blue to match the embossing.
I bought a book of papers specifically thinking of the boys cards and this is one piece and another is shown below. 

The papers are lovely geometric patterns and colours. I've used the same embossing folder here. This card is rather more conventional but I am not particularly happy with it. I have used the Candi dots which I won from the playground, coloured and stamped with stars.
I have yet to decide whether or not to send the first card. We have two birthdays coming up soon. 
I am very limited at the moment for time and space. Bedroom is once again turned upside down for painting but I am determined that it will be done by the end of sunday. I can't wait to sort out my crafty corner and get back to some proper stamping. 
So I'm hopping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground. I've used up lots of snippets here but as usual the pile is not diminishing.


  1. Well I LOVE these - ignore the in-house critic! What do they know anyhow?!

    Yes, it was the spine thingy idea you saw in the Playground, I thought it very clever and have also used it. Keep on smiling :)


    Di xx

  2. I like both of these cards. I love the papers you have used.
    You just do what you want to do and let them to deal with it!! It is good to be nonconformist sometimes!!
    Hugs and thanks for calling by.

  3. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and I like these colorful cards! You can't please everyone all the time, but stay with it - I like the clever idea of making it look like a little booklet!


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