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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Don't panic - last minute Christmas makes

Caro set the Quirky Crafts challenge which is Last Minute Christmas Makes! Any last minute make can be entered. I decided to make a Tri Shutter Card in honour of Diane who set this as a challenge ages ago, and Diane is leaving us to concentrate on her new business, so this will be her last challenge sadly.
I used Doodle Dragon Wolfie images, I thought these three made a good little story.

I took two photos so you can see the ribbons I used clearly in one and the images clearly in the second. I recently won Bev's Christmas bag from Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog (thanks Crafty Ribbons) as as they are also sponsoring us (along with The Stamping Boutique, so there are 3 prizes for the last challenge of the year), I thought it would be nice to use my new ribbons along with some from last year's Bev's bag.

I coloured all the images with Promarkers, I could have used the pre-coloured versions if only my printer was printing properly! In fact I could get a lot of cards done faster if it was. I added a couple of buttons, one with baker's twine threaded through it. When the card is closed you can see Christmas and Snow from the ribbons, and you see the full phases when you open the card, I tried to take one to show that but the card wouldn't stay shut on my little easel.

I hoped to have more cards to show you but I have been ill all week with a nasty virus that attacked my sinuses and made me feel terrible, I spent a lot of time in bed but I am much better now so I will be making some more, I really need them!

I am always in a last minute panic at Christmas, this year is worse that ever because all the cards I have made so far (which isn't many really) have gone to Made In Bradford on Avon, I have presents still to buy and loads to wrap, and the house to clean and shopping to do..........I need a Christmas fairy!

As for the Tri-Shutter card, I had to check the instructions, which were in inches. I first tried to use the Scor-buddy to score my A4 x 5 1/2 inch high cardstock, by scoring one end at 2" and 4" and then turning it round to score the other end, this didn't work as A4 card is a little short of 12".

So I tried it on the metric Scor-pal, and scored it at 50cm, 100cm, 200cm and 250cm and it worked fine. The back edge is a little short but this doesn't show at all, and I could use the sparkly red cardstock I wanted to.

Of course you can use 12"x12" cardstock and the inch measurements would work fine, you can get two 6" high cards from one piece, and use the metric Scor-pal or the buddy if you turn the card, or you can trim the card to 30cm and use the metric board.

I have entered the following challenges:
I love Promarkers - one for the boys weekly Wednesdays
Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studio challenge - Don't get your tinsel in a twist (Sunday 30th)


  1. What a fun card, great shape and I love how you've told a story with the images. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  2. Great fold on your card and I love the images you used. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pike’s Playground”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Doodle Dragon Studio DT


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