Friday, November 27, 2009

SWU Challenge

Dontcha love the holidays....?

Well after giving up on the post Thanksgiving sales today (Not a great idea with a 13 yr old and a 9yr old in tow...!) I find that I have some spare time! The turkey hot-pot is in the slow cooker and the kids are plonked in front of yet another movie, happy with Pecan-chocolate-chunk bars and rice crispies treats (With CARAMEL marshmallows... Yum!) filling their never full bellies... So whats a girl to do? CRAFT!

This is a card I made for the SWU challenge this week... It was to use 1 Stamp, 2 Patterned Papers, and 3 brads.

My effort is nice and simple, easy to reproduce for all those thank you cards we will be needing after Christmas!. I stamped the main greeting onto cardstock and coloured the edges by swiping with a SU! Marker. Mat and layer and pop up on some dimensionals to give some height. The strip on the left is just scored and folded, then glued down for some texture.

Love the sentiment on this stamp. When you use pretty papers you really dont need to over-embellish a card.

Recipe All Stampin' Up!
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, So Saffron
Stamp: Simply Thanks
Ink: Always Artichoke Marker.
Papers: Brocade Backgrounds (Retired SU!)
Brads: SU!

Hope you enjoy!
Im off to fight for the last rice-crispy treat!


C xx


Sara said...

I like the paper pleated strip, nice touch. I'll have to start on my thank you cards soon. Glad you liked the ribbon weaving. Thanks for playing along and for entering the DT call.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sara xx
Stamp With Us Design Team

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab love the papers you have chosen.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Hey Carolynne,
Heard you are not doing too well! sending you get well wishes and let you know that I have been thinking of you! Hugs always!

Bekka said...

Lovely card Carolynne - and I am ipressed that you are onto thank you cards already - I have not done all my Christmas Cards yet!!!!


simplyfairies said...

Ppaer pleating is gorgeous, and a beautiful thankyou card too!!..
Thankyou for joining in with SWU, Good luck with the DT call.....

Mrs Wonka said...

What beautiful paper pleating, a really striking card!

Thank you so much for joining in with Stamp With Us.

Zoe x