Friday, February 13, 2009

Mel's Weekly Challenge Number 9

Well, what can I say. There is one advantage of it being a rainy day and having your 3 yrs old unwell and wanting to sleep most of the day. I had the chance to make something for Mel's weekly challenge. Usually Mel's challenges are quite mmmm...... challenging, but this week she took it pretty easy on us and just wanted a card using current Stampin' Up designer series paper.

So here is my creation. The layout however is not my idea (I'm not that clever) and I must give credit to one of my favourite paper crafters Keesh for this lovely pocket card idea. The instructions on how to make one can be found here. I have made mine a little different to her samples. Unfortunately I don't have many punches like she has used to make great embellishments and I'll even come clean that the tab on the card insert is not made from the tab punch, I have actually just traced the tab out of the catalogue onto vellum paper and retraced pressing down firmly onto the patterned paper and cut it out freehand. The joys of being a poor paper crafter, he he. Thanks for looking.

And because I like the first one so much, I made another one.


Robyn said...

Congratulations Chook! (What is your real name????!!!!) Your card is lovely and I think that you are very clever to trace and cut out the label when you don't have that punch.. I think that's a great idea!

Chook said...

Hi Robyn, my real name is Helen but everyone calls me Chook (except the kids who, I like most mums, is referred to as mum!!). Thanks for your lovely comments.