Thursday, 10 December 2009

SE imag-e-nationer's Christmas meet #1

5th December, Southwater, Horsham.
Great fun had by all. A challenge with a twist, some projects and an SU make and take ... brilliant!

Challenge was set ... The card could be any subject. It had to be monochromatic (having, or appearing to have, only one colour) with a toning topper. At least 2 backing papers needed and a few embellies (for example ... flowers/snowflakes or similar but relating to topper & backing papers and following the monochromatic line). There was to be an extra, surprise, element added on the day ... so it was a Challenge with a Twist! The surprise element was a card map/sketch/layout to follow.

I'd decided to use one of the stamped images I'd coloured a while back (The Greeting Farm, Dressy Anya stamp set) and to make the card 'zingy'. It's probably more zingy than in photo but light not good for photography at the moment. DP is Doodlebug and image was cut 'out of the box' style with a circle nestie to fit the Nellie Snellen Multiframe Die used behind that. Sentiment was Craftwork Cards and flower a Floral Doodle. Green metallic card used in the matting is from the kids craft section in Tesco. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

The SU make and take was a gift card/money holder. I loved this and, as it was an SU make and take, all the materials, stamps and finishing touches were SU. Of course I had to purchase the stamp set - Sparkly & Bright - especially seeing card samples made with it as well. Soo cute!

UPDATE: There's a tutorial for the gift card holder on this blog here.



Lynn said...

I love both cards Pam, well done.
Do you think you could explain how the SU card was made please?

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant cards Pam love that 1st one so bright and cheerful.

Anonymous said...

Pam, stunning cards and the SU one particularly. I have a big box of stamps - some of them never used - I am just not a good stamper! Often pop onto your blog and go "Wow!" but don't comment often... well, you can probably guess why.

Only By His Grace said...

Wow! Pam these are beautiful.
That green really pops. I love it.
Your colouring is fabulous.
Hugs Marion

Jan M said...

Pam - be careful cos you are almost getting "professional" with your colouring LOL
I love your cards they are really fabulous - well done you. But now I am even sadder than I couldn;t make the meet ! Oh well maybe next time.