Friday, March 29, 2013

Chicks AwaY!

It's Beckie's first time in the Daring Cardmakers' challenge-setting hot seat and she's chosen a  this week:
"Springing into Spring"
Beckie wants us to celebrate Spring by adding a "real" spring somewhere on our cards.
We've a prize up for grabs this week to celebrate Beckie's first challenge 
and the arrival (we hope) of Spring.
It's a voucher to spend on goodies of the winner's choice from Little Blue Button
http://digitaldesignsby.blogspot.co.uk/
 There are lots of fab digis to choose from and all you need to do is make and share a card for the challenge, make sure you take notice of the simple rules then cross your fingers till next week!

Anyway, here's one of a couple of cards I made using springs to add a bit of fun
 
 The Chick is one of the current set of Crafty Templates - see HERE for more info
All papers are by American Crafts
The Flower panel is made using an EK Success border punch on a folded strip of paper
I used a small daisy punch to cover up how badly I matched the punching on the other edge - well, it was the first time I'd tried the technique! hehe
The "Spring" word and the tiny flower centres we cut with Craft Robo
The spring was made by coiling a piece of wire around a pen.  One end goes through a hole in the card base and is held securely and concealed inside with another strip of card.  The other end of the spring is similarly attached to the back of the chick.

I shall make a paper "belly band" to go around the card and keep everything in place when this goes into the post!

It would be great if you could join in this week, we'd love to have you play along.
Thanks for visiting



7 comments:

Kaz said...

That's such a cute chick Kathy. I have trouble matching up those border punches! xxx

Keilly said...

Super cute card Kathy, I love the springy egg! x

Anice said...

This is a wonderful 'spring' card Kathy. Beautifully made as always.
Anice xx

Lythan said...

that little chick is so so cute!

Traceyr said...

Great card Kathy and I always wondered how these cards were secured for posting and now I know with a "belly band" tee hee. :)

Hazel said...

Love it - I have some springy things somewhere - must dig them out x

Katina said...

Love this Kathy!
x