Festive Frugality


The Willow Sketchie Challenge on Craftbubble  is set on a Saturday and for the first time ever I actually got to make a card on the same day!!I usually limp in last every week but I even managed to post my card on the forum ahead of everyone else as well!!

This sketch was created by newly recruited DT member Lauren:


First I embossed the lines on my Eazi Score board.This eliminated the need for tedious measuring.I don’t do measuring!I love these HOTP papers that I bought last year so much I try to think of ways where I don’t give too much of them away.I managed to adapt the sketch to include just two narrow strips.

The cute bear is called Bentley and is from a set that was a free gift on the front cover of October’s Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.He’s been coloured with Promarkers.I used Nestabilities Lables One set turned 45° to create a diamond.I also cut a piece of green hammered card.Both have been edged with Metallic Gold Promarker.Next I stamped the greeting in Cottage Ivy Memento ink.I wrapped a length of wine organza ribbon around the middle.I made two holes to thread some dark green narrow satin ribbon through the topper.I then placed some foam tape on the back and stuck the it down adjusting the ribbon which was then attached to the inside of the card.Some square gems were finally added.

At this moment I noticed disaster had struck.I’d made a nasty mark on my base card.Honestly I’m a real mucky pup!

I did the only thing I could and prepared a new card – making sure my hands were clean of course.I carefully peeled off the papers,ribbons and image in one and laid them onto the fresh card.I rescued the gems on a seperate mission.Whew!I don’t know how I pulled that one off – but I did.

Everything I used to make this card was from last years Christmas supplies, the stamp was gratis and the fact I salvaged it all is a good explanation for the title of this post I think.


Craftybunny x


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Martha kay
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 09:04:54

    very cute — great use of the sketch.


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