Friday, April 16, 2010

Flapping Around

Nothing new there, then!
Actually it's "flaps" we've been adding to our cards this week for the new challenge on The Daring Cardmakers - and as it was me setting the dare, I was in even more of a flap than usual.  Mainly because I knew I had an idea for this when I wrote it on our calendar a couple of weeks ago....but can I remember what the idea was? 
     Getting in a Flap

    I'd like to see cards with flaps this week. Little flaps that you lift up or open out to see a secret "something" hidden behind or bigger flaps that form part of the actual card. Maybe even little birdies with wings that really "flap" As long as it's a flap that lifts up from your card it will count - just flat images of a bird or butterfly flapping it's wings won't!
So it came to yesterday and still no inkling into what I had had in mind - it must have either been a brilliant catch-it-while-you-can idea, or else it was so rubbish it took the initiative and consigned itself to the bin!
How embarrassing would it be to fail at getting a card made for my own challenge? aagghh

In the end I remembered something I did for a "food" themed challenge ages ago ( back in 2007 - I've just hunted it out) and decided to give that a new look. 
It gave the perfect opportunity to use the beautiful new sei papers that have been giving me "come hither" looks since they arrived
 Untie the ribbon and open the flaps and inside you find:
 The "Claire" papers from sei are just gorgeous, some have a lovely shimmery finish and some have subtly foiled effects running through the designs.  I bought a few 12x12 sheets and a 6x6 paper pad and I already know I'll be wanting more of these papers!  
The Daring Cardmakers DT have made some fab cards this week (they always do though), lots of ideas for getting in a flap with you own cards - I do love cards with little hidden extras!  You can see them all on our BLOG, and of course there'll be more info on our individual blogs too
What I didn't realise until this morning was that my google image search came up with exactly the same photo this time as when I made the original version back in 2007. For that one I made the whole front of the card into the chocolate box
 That's it for now - Next time I'll be blogging how to make these flowers
I've just got a couple of extra photos to do then I can write it up.  If you want to have a go straight away, try and hunt out some Lokta paper, or other thickish  handmade paper. You'll only need about an A5 sized piece, and apart from that you'll just need some glue, some Stickles glitter glue and some scissors.
I've not tried one of these with other papers yet, if I get time I'll do some experimenting though!
Hope to see you there


Wipso said...

What a cleverly designed card. Just perfect.
A x

Lythan said...

Is it sad to say I remember that first card as I was mightily impressed at the time? Love this one too!

Gez said...

Stunning card. What a brilliant idea Kathy. :)
Hope you have a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Delicious! I love it :)

CinnamonSally said...

Love your card with the yummy Low fat chocolate surprise!!lol

Vanessa said...

Absolutely gorgeous and very clever. x

Karen said...

Oh I am a numpty as I thought for a second they were real chocolates hahahahaha!!! Brilliant card, love the flaps XXX

Angelnorth said...

I'm with Lythan - I remember the first one, too! Love the updated look for it, fab job Kathy!

Kaz said...

Yum yum yum it looks scrummy! Love those papers Kathy xxx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Stunning card Kathy love the challenge you have set xx

Janice said...

Those chocs look yummy! Great card Kathy.

Jo said...

Such a fab card - looks super yummy :D

jo x

Lynda said...

Those papers are sooo pretty Kathy and I love the contrast of the choccies when you open the 'box'. Brilliant card.

Love Lynda xxx

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card Kathy - another one here who remembers the original haha.
Like the updated twist to it.

Now can I use mulberry paper to make the flowers or will that be no good?


lisa said...

Your card made me smile, Kathy. I LOVE the choccies inside. What a surprise to open up the box and find them there, inspired!!
Have a great weekend.


Creative Treasures said...

What a fab design, i love it.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Only one word...Amazing!!

Allison said...

ah yummy now I need some chocolate

butlersabroad said...

Ha! What a wonderful card! Just make sure that the recipient isn't on a diet!!!