Yay! It's Friday! I hope you've had a good week? I've had a busy one as always... check out my recent posts to see what I've been up to.
Friday brings a new challenge for you, lovely crafty people, and this time it's an easy peasy 'Anything Goes' challenge. You know what that means! You can let your imagination go wild and show us what you've been working on. So get creative and submit your work at the Crafty Catz Blog for your chance to win their fabulous prize that comprises of...
$25 voucher to spend at the
"The Paper Nest Dolls are a collection of original artwork, all done hand, by Christine Young the founder. All artwork is unique and inspired by one of Christine Young's children and then turned into a rubber or digital stamp."
Isn't this great! Thank you, Paper Nest Dolls for being so generous!
I thought I'd make something I haven't done for a while and that is to make an interactive card! I love fun cards! If you've been following my blog for a while you would have seen my Double Window Shaker Card, my ROUND Double Window Shaker Card or this fun Magic Card. This time I decided to make a slider card and I had perfect stamps for it too. They came with the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Oscar the owl & pals designed by Jennifer Ellory. I'm sure you will agree that they are adorable!
I stamped my Oscar with the black Stazon and coloured him and other stamped matching elements in using my Big Brush pens (he's stitched up, he doesn't need to be 3D, I thought :) to make him nice and colourful. For my base I chose a lovely bright turquoise colour, matted with a pink and white papers by Docrafts. I die cut two scallop circles out of the white panel, cut through to make my 'tunnel', rounded my corners with my new Fiskars 2 in 1 corner rounder (where has it been all my life?!) and used a dimensional tape to build my interactive panel. I added some Glossy Accents to Oscar's eyes, my buttons and the flower centers.
Now I have you here reading this post I will share a tip with you on how to make a twine with any string or an embroidery floss, just like I made mine. You might know how to already, but here it goes...
Take a long piece of string, hook it in the middle over a door handle (I do it on my microwave handle) and start twisting the two identically long ends together in between your fingers (just roll it) until it goes no further, hold the end of your twisted strings with one hand and use the other to pinch the middle section and bring your ends together and take it off the handle, hold them together and let go of your pinched middle section. This will start twisting on its own and you can now run your hand over your twisted bits to straighten it up and tie knots on each end. Ta daaaah! You have a twine! I do this with yarn too. It's a little but a handy tip. Any questions...just ask!
Now hop over to the Crafty Catz Blog and check out the amazing inspiration for this week's challenge! Don't forget to leave some sweet comments for them too ;) I would also like to add that I am now the DTM for he next three months! Yay! Thank you for having me, Crafty Catz! :)
Thank you for stopping by, do come back, have a browse around my blog to see more artsy and crafty goodies and feel free to share your thoughts too! Have a great weekend!