Monday, 15 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers challenge

The new challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is to create a card and gift and I chose to make a notebook and card set which were very quickly snapped up at the craft fair I did on Saturday - note to self: make more!!

I made my little notebook as the gift, first cutting plain chipboard for covers and then cartridge paper for the inside pages, I then covered the chipboard with a neutral patterned paper and, using distress inks, sponged around the edges. I then coloured a piece of white cardstock with distress ink and stamped the script as a background then distressed the edges with my scissors. The bird, flourish and word stamps are all from PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1005 and they were stamped also with distress inks. I then bound it together with my Bind it All.
For the card I used the same patterned paper, again inked around the edges and used a Stampin up punch to give it the notebook style edge, this time I used a PaperArtsy die to cut the bird shape and then stamped the image. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Our design team and this week's guest designer Hope Jacare  (Claire) have made some lovely cards & gifts - pop over to Crafty Cardmakers for some inspiration!

I'm entering these in the following challenges:
Gingerloft - Great outdoors
Fairy Tale - Everything goes
AiFactory - Die cuts or punches
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Cards for men
Pixie Dust - Cards for men or boys
Sassy Studio - Anything goes


Annette22 said...

I love your bird book

thanks for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Lynn said...

What a fab bird book, just right for this weeks theme for Gingerloft challenges..Thanks so much for joining us and hope to see you next time :)

Tinemor said...

WOW!! Just LOVE it!! Love your background paper. Very nice colours!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning!!! Love the bird & the papers are just fab!!
Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Purple Crazy said...

What a fab book, loving the backing papers and the bird. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a syper gift and card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Julie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Tracy said...

Your card is just lovely! Love the little notebook to. I need to cover one I just bought. Thanks for the inspiration. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Sara said...

Amazing gift set! Thanks for joining SSD and DDSB!

Josephine said...

They're lovely - such rich colours and the bird image is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and notebook set.Just love the colours.Great composition on both and so beautifully stamped.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Bianca said...

What a love card! I love the image and the colors! Thank you for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

PokSa said...

It's adorable. Great work. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Tami said...

Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. You did a grat job. Did you see that you won top 3 last week? Hugs


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jenni this is one stunning set I love both card and gift the colours and image are wonderful.
Lorraine x

The Crafty Chick said...

OMG. I totally LOVE this idea the colours are gorgeous and someone special will adore that gift!! Thanks for sharing. Leandra (PaperArtsy)

Dana said...

Great projects!! Both of them! I just love the colors. No wonder they were snapped up so quick! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

Gale Varland said...

Wonderful set. What a great craft sale item! This is a great addition to Gingerloft Challenges.
:) Gale

darling Ho said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Claire Phillips said...

Great project Jenni - love your image and colours - not surprised it went quickly! Cheers Claire x

Deb said...

beautiful card and notebook, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Jóna said...

I love all about your creation ! Super great !!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it's ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Melissa said...

Oh I love this, the colors are beautiful! We are so glad you joined us this week at Pixie Dust Studio!! Be sure you join us again!

Cor* said...

Jenni this is so beautiful! I love the colors! & your design on the card mathing the book is awesome!

Renee said...

What a great idea. Those kind of sets make great gifts. Love the colors and bird. Thanx for joining us this week at AIF. Hope to see you back again. Don't forget about the DT call going on now.
Renee DT

Lin said...

Jenni, this is beautiful.

What a fantastic idea. If only there were more hours in the day I could make lots of these for presents, lol

Lin xx

Jack said...

Not at all surprised these were snapped up - they are just fabulous. And I love the SU punch - may have to buy that (oh dear, lol). xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! You have certainly put a lot of time into this and it look beautiful! I love it, all of it and it really is perfect for this weeks theme at Gingerloft Challenges. Thank you for sharing and playing along with us.

Made by Mandy said...

OMG, you made such a gorgeous set here it is absolutely no surprise it was snapped up at your fair.

The colouring is just so perfect, honestly wish I could be even a tiny amount as subtle with my colouring.


Mandy xxx