Friday, 8 January 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #1

The time has come at last for Bah! Humbug! Challenges to start and we thought we'd ease you in gently for our Challenge #1 with some "recycling" ... something we're all very good at!
As crafters, we have a tendency to unabashedly strip naked all those lovely shop bought cards and gifts we receive before sending them to the paper crusher ... so I hope you have been clipping, dissecting and hoarding well because we want you to create a card using some of those bits you have salvaged.
I removed these pretty organza ribbon bows from our Christmas Crackers because they were screaming at me to save them ... and I never refuse a cry for help. 

It was obvious that they would look fabulous on a set of matching notecards, which was the original intention, but when I saw them laid out on the craft desk, I changed my mind and decided to make an organza flower instead.  So out came the silicon glue and some punched circles of silver mirri card and within minutes the layers were done.
While that was drying, I cut a strip from some fabulously extravagant, luxury Kanban Christmas mirri card and adhered it to a DL card blank.
Believe me when I say that the reflection on this card is positively awesome!

Then it was a simple case of adding an adhesive snowflake to the ribbon flower and popping it onto the front of the card - what could be easier than that? 
I hope you agree that this card looks quite classy enough and needs nothing else.

If you would like to join in and get ahead of the game for Christmas 2010 with our Bah! Humbug Challenges, and maybe even win a fabby set of Elusive Images stamps, then simply click on the link below and we'll look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations over the coming year.


Susan.... said...

What a fabulous idea Max ! thats a beautiful card, love the flower !
susan x
ps.Hope you and the family are well X

Ann said...

Max you are just so clever - this is absolutely gorgeous. Wowee.

Ann xxx

Irene said...

Morning Max,

What a fantastic idea and card.


Lilacanglia said...

absolutely gorgeous,

tiggertastic said...

fantastic work, i love the flower you created very petty and your creativity is amazing, i would see a bow as being just that a bow

srah x

Liz said...

Max Stunningly beautiful really clever

Liz x

Beryl K said...

Classy is one word for it, how about: stunning, gorgeous, elegant, fabulous will they do?
I love it
Beryl x