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Friday, June 29, 2012

Krafty Hands first Blog Challenge

Well a mate 'o mine, the lovely Linda is working really hard with the Krafty Hands guys, who have just set up a blog and challenge site all of their very own!, I do know of Krafty Hands, and if you like me are a bit of a magpie, chances are, if you are in the UK, you will have picked up one of their disks somewhere along the lines, probably at one of the shows, they're the ones with the big blue Hands!
So if that rings a bell with you, then dig out the disks and get Krafting! The guys need us to enter their challenges to win prizes and kudos!
So after much Mithering by my Mate, I have finally completed my challenge card, so hopefully I can have a breather, and try and catch up a bit with the OTHER things I should be doing at this moment, such as stroking Hubby's ego, on his second day of returning to the work force! Flippin' men, you'd think he had a hard life the way he carries on!
Anyway, here's the card I made for the guys challenge, Red, White and Blue:
Okay sue me I'm still in Christmas phase, okay?
In fairness I have been making all sorts of cards, but all the new Christmas craft gear is coming out round about now and it is swaying me somewhat!
So this is from the CD Holly and Snowflake, a cute Polar Bear, look just take my word for it will you? It's not my fault he has his head stuck in the stocking! And Holly, the fairy, who is valiantly trying to pull his tail off trying to get him out!

This is actually from the decoupage section, although I didn't want the background that came with the design, preferring to use one of the scrummy Snowflake papers on the disk instead.
I printed the paper out onto some supersmooth Card by MCS, and used the Cheery Lynn die Mega Doily Royal Coved Rectangle Die to create a base layer for both the main image, and the base of the Easel. I layered them onto a Tall DL card base, and scored to create the Easel.
Carefully, I cut out the decoupage, and used some Imagination Crafts Sparkle medium, to cover the red of the stocking for Bling, and used some of the Imagination's Mica paints for Holly's wings and the Bell. The final layer of the legs were sprayed lightly with Crafters Companion Iridescent Sparkle Glitter spray.
I took a 1/2 metre of bright red Organza ribbon and made a 3 layer bow, and then heated it with the heat gun until it crinkled, as I really like that effect, and mounted that at the top of the card.
The base stopper was from my stash, though I have to admit, that I had to hunt to find my Glitter Card, and Mirri Card! The mirri is from one of C&C's packs last year, some lovely mirri effect card bases, in an assortment of colours and designs, these are pre-printed with designs in white, so they arent too powerful. Luckily I had a red with the Baubles and greeting, so I matted a strip onto a piece of the Discarded base card, and then to finish added 3 two layer snowflakes in white and blues to the base from Glitter card.
So a Red, White and Blue Christmas card for you guys, hope you like it?
this is to be entered in the following challenge:
Krafty Hands Red, White and Blue Challenge


Lou, xxx


Carol said...

Lovely Christmas card Lou, love the image. Carol x

Lexie said...

Happy Christmas Lou! Lol.
Fab card. Good luck in the challenge.

Linda said...

At Last!!!!! A fabulous card Lou!!!! Thank you for taking part in our challenge over at Kraftyhands AND I look forward to see you play along next time. ;)

Linda xxxx

Paper Panda said...

Lovely card - such a cute image! Thanks for joining us over at Kraftyhands!
Mandy x

Linny said...

this is really such a cute card. thank you for joining us on our 1st challenge at kraftyhands. linda x