Wednesday, 12 January 2011

bah humbug 1

I found the bah humbug site last year while bloghopping, thought it was a good idea, and did nothing about it.........then ran out of time at Christmas, so few people got a handmade card, and the supermarket sold me several very last minute boxes of cards. I decided to be a reformed character this year, and at least make an effort -  I have only just scraped in with the first challenge, which I have to admit does not look good for the rest of the year!
I had great fun getting inky and making the holly background - for instructions see Elaine's blog - this version just used one colour of Distress ink, think it was bundled sage, where I got my revenge on the holly which savagely attacked me when arranging church flowers. Not so pleased with the robin, who came from a CraftsUK set found in a sale bin last year - I used promarkers for speed to colour him, and think he would have been better painted or coloured with pencils. I tried stretching one of my nesties dies to cut him out, which sort-of worked, and then used it as a template to cut out the silver border.
Decided that I would have to post this, even if not too happy, as otherwise I would have failed miserably on the first challenge

I was much happier with this calendar card made for a friend who I didn't manage to see over the holiday - it was started on Sunday at Moira's, where Jill was showing us some  fancy folds. If I can get a decent photo of the inside, you would be able to see that it is a squiffy easel card. The base is stamped with wild meadow stamps from Elusive Images in 3 shades of distress ink - milled lavender and dusty concord were the main ones, and tattered rose, then sponged round the edges. The silver scroll is a Marianne die, and the floweres were from Crealie dies.
Have managed to get a halfway decent photo to show the inside of the card - basically, there is a diagonal fold across the base card to get the squiffy effect


  1. Well done on finishing your first Christmas card of 2011! I really wanted to join in this year but I know I won't manage it at least until after Jenna's wedding in May.

    You did a wonderful job with Elaine's leafy background technique and I love the background on the second card too. Beautiful colours!

    Lesley Xx

  2. Thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug! Veronica - you've made a start now and hopefully we'll see lots and lots of your work over the coming weeks. I must admit I do like your calender card more that the robin one. That background you have created is just gorgeous.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  3. Hi Veronica, so pleased you decided to join in with our first challenge of 2011. Really love the holly background effect. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the prize draw.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Great idea Veronica. Love the easel card too.

    Edna x


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