Thursday, 30 July 2009

Peek-a-Boo to You





365 Cards Day 152
This was to create a card with a fun flap somewhere on the card.
Oh! how I had fun making this today.
It's left me worn out though!!

It took me a long time to come up with the idea, but once I came upon the book of ephemera amongst all my dated stash, which has the date of 2004 on it and never been used, I knew where I was going with this. The 6 x 6 book is by Plaid and called Paper Journeys.
The stripey paper is by Laura Ashley and the idea behind using that was to resemble deck chair canvas.
I started with 5 little pages, but thought that a little over generous and cut it down to 3, which is plenty enough. These pages show all the adults having fun on their holiday by the sea. So the poor little chappie on the front has every right to be down in the dumps and want his friends.
I edged the pages and card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Tea Dye and don't know why I do this, everyone else who does it achieves the desired effect...me?...nah!! always looks liked I've slipped with the pad and it looks messy.
I also dug out more peel-offs for the hinges. I will not throw these away, after buying them all those years ago I am determined they will be used. Frugal, that's me.....waste not, want not!!
Ribbons, sentiment tag and flat backed pearls (why use those?...'cos I can :D) from my stash.

8 comments:

Tasia D. said...

Awwe this is super sweet!

Leanne said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Christina said...

Beautiful card!

fabricbutterfly said...

You took the challenge over the top!!!!!! fantastic just lovely, stand up and take a bow, and thanks for sharing your hard work.

fabricbutterfly said...

I left something for you on my blog.

Rose said...

fantastic card!!! love the little girl on the front :)

~amy~ said...

whatta super neat card design!!!!

Linby said...

nice card - love the hinges

Linbyx