Friday, 29 October 2010

Bah! Humbug! 42

Okay - Hands Up - Who stole the week?  
Sheeesh ... Fridays seem to come around so quickly these days.   But the good thing is that  
Friday = Bah! Humbug! Challenge Day - YAHAY!
This week the team are looking for Presents.   
Now when I say that I don't mean literally ... we don't want you to send us presents ... EEEK! ... How outrageous would that be?   Such bad manners!  Shameless!  Unthinkable!    No, no, NO!   
What I ACTUALLY mean is that we'd like you to follow our theme of Presents on your projects.  YES!  That's what I mean ... well ... I think it is  LOL!
Easel cards have exploded into the crafty community and are now a firm favourite with crafters worldwide because they are so easy to make.  
The cute teddy is a from a Kanban stamp set which I bought at Kitty Krafts when I visited and this is it's first outing.  Isn't he adorable?
He was coloured with Promarkers and then cut out before adding Star Dust Stickles to the furry trim and Black Stickles to his nose.  Click the Pic for a close up.
I'd originally planned to create my trio of gifts from patterned papers but I discovered a stash of square fabric samples which were much more 'touchy-feely' and made a really good alternative.  I added ribbons, bows and a pretty star embellishment before arranging them on some gold mirri card and sitting ted on top.  I then cut around the outline, leaving a narrow border and used foam pads to adhere it to the base card, which had already been decorated with snowflake paper matted onto blue textured card. 
The greeting is another Kanban stamp, which was cut around and mounted onto layers of red mirri card cut with Nestabilities, pink glitter card and blue card cut with deckle edged scissors, all raised up with silicon glue to create the stop strip.
My fellow Humbuggers and Guest Designer Jenny also have some fabulous present projects to show you so pop over and take a peek, before hurrying off to make your own.  Don't forget to come back though and leave us a link so we can come and admire your gift ideas.  
OH and if anyone is feeling particularly generous and should want my address then ..... tee hee hee xxx ... just kidding!


Ann said...

Max this is just gorgeous - love your new stamp and those fabric squares are perfect.
Already got your address - you never know what the postie might turn up with.
Ann xxx

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a fabulous card, and I love it.
such a fantastic idea to use fabric squares they are so perfect and wrapped up gorgesously. Teddy is just the cutest and perfectly coloured. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I have your address also.


Queenie said...

Gorgeous card Max,loving the details!

Thanks fOr the chat the other day you cheered me up and eeek sorry for all the coughing,lol..... cough...... splutter.....!!
Have a great weekend!

the crafty duck said...

Hi Max, this is gorgeous and what a lucky teddy to have such lovely presents to open!! The fabric sets your card off perfectly, love Steph

Tasha said...

Beautiful christmas card. I love the bear and the presents and colours
love tasha xx

Susan.... said...

Almost makes me want to open them hehehe !All good things come in small packages..and this card certainly has a very special look to it !
susan x

Fluffles said...

Lovely card, great interpretation of the presents theme. Jx