Friday, 6 August 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 30

The theme 'Through The Window' this week at Bah! Humbug! has almost driven me to distraction.   Entirely my own fault though because I had, what I thought, was a brilliant idea and knew exactly what I would be doing for this challenge.   However, because I'd left it until the 11th hour to put my plan into action, when it all went horribly wrong, (as it inevitably does when you're in a rush), I had already run out of time so had to resort to a quick card instead.  Consequently, I'm not happy with the result ... BUT on a positive note, I have learned a valuable lesson and hopefully won't be so tardy in future!
Anyway, enough of my mishaps ... here's what I DID eventually do.
I traced around the edge of a Square Nestability die onto the inside front of the base card and then cut along the lines at the top and bottom with a craft knife and metal ruler.  I then cut down the centre and folded back the panels to create a window which opens.

Using the Cuttlebug to cut the largest Labels One Nestability from gold mirri card and cutting the same sized window as the base card, from the centre, gave me a frame.  After trimming a decorative edge with scissors, the frame was placed over the original opening and glued into place.
Metallic snowflakes, adhesive gems and a holly sticker were used to decorate around the frame and a greeting sticker was matted to gold mirri and added below the window.
When the window is fully opened it reveals a snowy scene and a cute Forever Friends character clutching a bunch of flowers ... ahhhhh how sweet.   I couldn't resist adding some Star Dust Stickles to the snowy tree for some sparkle but I'm afraid it isn't showing in the photo.
Ann and Irene have their own lovely ideas to show you for this week's Bah! Humbug! Challenge, so don't forget to check them out and if you need any further encouragement to join in with us, then there's a super stamp set up for grabs this week because it's our 1st challenge of the month.   Ooooooooooo you lucky ducks!   There's nothing to lose ... so c'mon over and have a go!


Tertia said...

What an impressive card! It is beautiful. Seeing all these Christmas cards on everybody's blogs, makes me fee very guilty for not having started on mine.

Irene said...

Hello Max

Your card may not be as intended but it's gorgeous. I love the idea of the window opening to the oh so cute Christmas scene, and those fabby snowflakes.


Ann said...

I don't know what the disaster was Max but your final finished card is just lovely. I like window cards they are just lovely to receive and open. That bear is perfect inside. Love it.
Ann xxx

Debs said...

Blimey - this is a quick card?? I wouldn't have known where to start. It is a fantastic card. Love the bear image inside.
Debs xx

Kathlene said...

If this is a mishap, can't wait to see more of your successes. This is a beautifully designed lovely card. TFS.

Tasha said...

Wow Max this is beautiful, i absolutely love the window element. The colours are awesome too! Cant believe this is a quick card, so much work has gone into it - you must be super fast, this would take me ages
love tasha xx

E.T said...

oh wow! totally creative! brilliant!