Saturday, 14 March 2009

ABC Challenge E - Easter ~ Caardvarks - Critters ~ Friday Sketchers #43

I am still finding it extremely hard to get any crafting done with my granddaughter staying. However, I have managed to do this card combining 3 challenges.

It's the first time that I have used Core dinations backing paper. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug flowers folder, and then sanded it.
In fact, the folder is not quite wide enough to cover the whole sheet, but I have discovered that if I begin by embossing the paper from the extreme left edge, then taking it out of the folder and putting it in again from the other side with the paper swivelled top to bottom, and the embossing part meeting edge to edge, the pattern can be almost matched, some of the stems appearing to make a circle. When you emboss the second part it's most important to make sure that the folder doesn't go through the bug completely, otherwise some of the previous embossing will become flattened. So I go through gently so far, and then reverse. Very difficult to explain, but if you have a go you may see what I mean!
My daughter's loft conversion has several weeks to go before completion, so there will be distractions here for some time to come, however, they are going skiing from next weekend for a week, so I may get a bit of time to myself.


  1. was never any good a reversing lol!!! but this card is fabby.. with the folder so will attempt to line up..reversing im sure i managed it once....unlike my driving test lol!!!!fabby card even with the distraction of a gorgeous grandaughter.....hugs xx

  2. cute card, lovely colours

  3. It's a beautiful card whether distracted or not :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Love the cool embossing on the background and the blooms ... gorgeous critter creation.

  5. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    hugs Jane x

  6. what a darling easter card! you look to you to have a grandaughter!!!!! :)

  7. Just adorable! I love all the's so cheerful!

  8. This card is so cute and lovely!!



  9. what a sweet and pretty easter card! i just love that happy little chick!!! ♥

  10. What a beautiful card, so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at FS.

  11. Adorable card, love it. Thank you for joining in the ABC fun this week.

  12. Wonderful card Chrissie, I love the bright, pretty colours and the embossing looks wonderful! xx

  13. Oh I love it! The embossed paper is fab and the chick is so cute! xx

  14. Chrissie, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!!

  15. Such a fab card - love the cute image and embossing.
    Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
    Cathy xx


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