Friday, November 30, 2012

Game On!

Woke up to a very frosty scene out there - the first frosty morning this Winter, I guess that means Christmas is coming and that I should stop fiddyfaddying about and actually get some presents bought.  I think that the top and bottom of it is that for some reason I just can't be bothered with it this year.
I'm going to have to give myself a good talking to and a good old shake and make an effort - and I really do think it's going to take a big effort....

Daring Cardmakers Day today and boy! did I struggle with this one!  

it's Rein here this week, my dare is called
Fun and Games
I'd like you to make a card which also has a little extra element of fun :
*It could include a game for the recipient to play
*Or you could put moving things on your card such as flapping wings or wheels that really work
*Or it can bee an advent calendar card with doors and windows  to open...

The team have had a lot of fun with this one and we hope our ideas will inspire you to join in - we're looking forward to seeing what you make.

I think maybe it felt a bit too close for comfort to getting back into teachery ways!  Eventually I went with a Christmas variation on "Pin the Tail on the Donkey"
The pin is actually a lump of blu-tack, but my brain hurt too much to think of anything better to use on a card,

It's a big 8" square card so plenty of room to plonk that fluffy nose in the "wrong" place

 Materials and Tools
Papers and image: Funky Hand (see * below)
Red Felt, Black and White card scraps, Black and White gel ink pens
Daisy Quilling die from Cuttlebug

 * I've used the Funky Hand "Twelve Crafters Crafting" CD from last year for the image and the papers. The blue background paper is from the "Wintry Magic" section and the other designs are all from the "Merry Christmas" set. 
The "Workspace" facility on these Papercraft Factory cds is brilliant!  
I printed the snowflake paper and the reindeer border all in one go.  All you do is select the paper and send it to the workspace, then drag the images over, resizing and putting into the places you want to use then before hitting the print button. 
I used the ready coloured version for the border design, but the outline version to make the large reindeer so that I could paper-piece him together in several of the designs.

I was going to make a pompom for the nose, but I don't have any red wool, so I hunted around for an alternative.  Using a Cuttlebug Quilled flower die and some felt was just an experiment, but it worked perfectly - and had the added benefit of producing a flat-backed  "pompom"
A nice easy card and not a bad idea for something to make with the kids.  If you don't have digi images that would work, try checking the web for suitable free colouring pages - then they can do the colouring too

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Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely

Pumpy said...

So very sweet.

Karen said...

Awe...I love this! x

Beckie said...

OH MY GOSH!! I totally love this Kathy! Sooo sweet!! x

Kaz said...

Brilliant idea Kathy, I love it xxx

Lythan said...

This is one of my most favouritest of your cards Kathy. That deer is so cute and the nose is just awesome!

Kate M said...

This is so sweet - and what a novel idea.

Zoe said...

What a cute and fabulous card, great idea with the nose too so novel xx

Eleanor Bell said...

I love this card, it is so fun, and you have given us so many ideas that could be used in other projects too xx

Miri said...

Your card is so cute! And the game is a fun idea. Since I saw your card for the first time I was wondering how the nose sticks ... and would have never thought of such a simple but effective solution =). Great!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fantastic! That cute reindeer is adorable xx

Hazel said...

Saw this at the time on DCM and thought what a super idea it was and that reindeer is really cute. x