Sunday, 16 December 2007

Monday challenge

Last minute as usual...Dawn's challenge this week was to create a New Year's card. Always seem to do mine last minute but that's me: I'm a last minute, cram everything in, kinda gal !
Backing paper is from Funky Fairy Colourful Xmas Daze.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Happy exhaustion!

The expo & demo for the Téléthon (research into genetic disease) went really well. The school bought classes of children round on Friday afternoon so I had to explain techniques in French and got a round of applause from one class! I had 2 brilliant French women helping me on Saturday who were able to chat to people about things and do the sales while I did the making. Had loads of pics taken as well so likely to be in the local paper but this is one my husband took while I was setting up. At first it felt scary to fill a whole room and then I was struggling to find space.

Sold about 130 cards plus other bits and pieces: I gave the Téléthon over the 25% of takings agreed and the organiser said it was the most an expo had ever contributed. The cards of local scenes (below) sold very quickly. I have 26 more orders and people asking if they can pop round to buy. Our village made 12,689€ all together and I shall be going to the cheque presentation on Saturday night. Very pleased about all that but got LOADS of jobs to catch up on, including all my Christmas shopping. Over in the UK for a few days visiting family and friends just after Christmas. Looking forward to that but it will also be exhausting as they are spread across the country.

Happy to say Dawn has made life a bit easier: This week's challenge is to make a New Year's card. As long as that can be in French, it won't be hard to do as that is what most French send cards for: Far less demand for Christmas cards. Hopefully I shall catch up with myself sometime in February!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Monday challenge

It is very late on Sunday night so apologies that I'm not going to make this week's challenge. It was a good one too: To make a Valentine's but the card must not contain the colours red or pink, can use any text but not the word Love, use any image but not hearts or flowers and finally no rude ones !
The thought is there though and looks something like this.My husband is cycle mad so imagine this matted on dark blue and white card and it would be perfect for him! Certainly wouldn't catch me pedalling it though. I quickly created this in Paint Shop Pro but can't actually make the card as half my stuff is still packed in the car from doing the Téléthon demo this weekend. More on that tomorrow...

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Tiered Christmas boxes

This 20 piece set of boxes was based on templates in the Craft Robo Crafty Club by Sharon Long. I printed 2 different designs from Funky Fairy Papercrafts 'Merry Christmas' collection, one on to red card and one on to white, and used the CR to cut. Having said that the red card is 260g so the robo just scored in to it and I used scissors to free the shapes. I also removed all the dashed lines and scored creases by hand and created the top red box by taking apart and altering the small one (resized it and created a separate lid). After gluing all the boxes and lids, I finally added ribbon and holly pieces cut from spare pieces of the printed card. Might get round to adding a third larger tier but I think there's enough there for now!