Friday, 15 January 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #2

The response to our 1st Bah! Humbug! Challenge was amazing and you can't imagine what a pleasure it was to visit your blogs, see all your wonderful recycled creations and feel the buzz of enthusiasm.
The winner of the prize draw for the Elusive Images stamp set has been announced as well as the details of our new Loyalty Scheme so hop over to Bah! Humbug! to check out the action.

Irene set the topic for our Challenge this week and is asking us to use New/Nearly New Christmas Stash.

... if you were lucky enough to receive some new crafty goodies from Santa  
... if you have treated yourself to some Christmas themed Crafty bargains in the sales ...
... if you have some goodies stashed away for weeks that you haven't yet used, then we want to see what they are and what you plan to do with them!
I was a very lucky girl indeed and must've been 'extra-specially good' last year because Santa brought me 2 wonderful themed kits from Fidgeon's Crafts

Actually, it said on the labels that one was from my husband and one from my son ... but we all know that Santa could've confiscated them if I had been too naughty!
Both the 'All Occasions' and the 'Male' kits were packed with delicious papers ... mouth-watering ribbons... eye catching embellishments ... and countless other bits of crafty-licious gorgeousness to play with and drool over.
I'm sure you can imagine the squeals of delight in our house on Xmas morning!

Shown above is the Christmas pack included as part of the "All Occasions" kit and as you can see there are plenty of scrummylicious goodies there.

I decided to do a pop-up card, (or pop-out if you prefer), and chose the presents paper from the pack, designed by KI Memories which has a lovely pearlescent sheen but unfortunately it doesn't show in the photos.

A triangle was cut from silver mirri card, (which had been 'cuttled' with Swiss Dots), to represent a pop up tree and some vibrant pink satin ribbon to match the epoxy sticker sentiment on the front face, adds a splash of pink.

I took the liberty of showing a close-up of the simple cut out section which makes the tree stand proud.

**For the benefit of anyone who is curious, the base card consists of 2  x pre-scored card blanks stuck together at right angles to ensure stability when on display.
Let's face it ... we all know how irritating it can be when a card you have lovingly created constantly topples over whenever someone walks past and this simple trick solves that problem!**

We hope that the enthusiasm shown by so many talented blog buddies is duplicated for our 2nd challenge and continues throughout the weeks to follow.
Thank you to everyone for your support, we really do appreciate it.


Ann said...

Max this is both a fantastic card and really clever. I love that pop up - thanks for showing the different views cause now I can do one too!!
Ann xxx


Hi Max - this is stunning! I love the pop-up tree, and thanks for the hints and tips, and close-up photos too. How wonderful that your hubby and son gave you such a fabulous crafty Xmas gift!
Thank you for a brilliant first Challenge at Bah! Humbug! and I am so happy to have won the prize.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Irene said...

Max, this is just fantastic and you are ever so clever. Fantastic family Christmas pressies.


Kim Dellow said...

Wow that is fabulous! So clever! Hope you are having a good weekend. Kim

Jose said...

This definately is a 'WOW' card, so much to see and thank you for the different angles you have shown us and the instructions.

Susie Little said...

Love this card max!

Susie xx