Saturday, December 29, 2012

On the Tenth Day of Christmas.

Day 10 of the Frosted Designs12 Days of Christmas.  Am I going to make it in time for all 12 cards or is Mr Linky going to pull the plug on me? Place your bets here!!

On the Tenth Day of Christmas my True Love said to me please use 10 buttons.

Ok. I can do this. Easy Peasy. A few weeks back I decided that  I should be using my Scor-Pal for more than just scoring the centre line down the cardstock to make a card base. I had seen a book recommended on another blog  called Score, Fold,Create! The ultimate guide to crafting with Scor-Pal so I bought myself another wee Christmas prezzie. (Expect to see a lot more  projects as I work through the book). My design below is not from the book  though, just something that popped into my head to use the 10 buttons to their advantage.
Do I ever make things easy for myself ! Instead of creating the sentiment wizardry first in word I drew the door  in pencil on the reverse side of the card and then spent ages getting the wording in just the right place to not only print off above and below the door but also be centralised.  Eek. Don't try this  one at home! 

The trick is to  spuddle with  computer paper first and then hold over your cardstock until you get the positioning right and then and only then put your card stock through the printer. Finally using the pencil marks as a guide I used my Scor-Pal to creat the door.
The buttons have been in  my stash for ages (at least well over a year) and the door knob is the centre that gets punched out when you use a flower die (you don't throw those bits away do you?  Shame on you!) coloured with a red promarker to match the bow.
Close up of the button wreath.
Entering into the following challenges:
Frosted Designs: On The Tenth day of Christmas.
Paper Minutes: Happy New Year.
Paper Pretties: Happy New Year.
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes/Celebrate.
Hotshot craft: Clean and Simple.
Use it Tuesday: Use and tell New Year.
I'm late I'm late for a very important date. The time on Mr Linky now says  2d 9hr 53m so see you again shortly. Toodle pip.


Faye said...

I really. REALLY. Like this one. Aaaaaachoooo. Going to bed now :-( xx

Sandra H said...

Oh l do hope your Mr Linky dosen't pull the plug your creations are stunning and this one is totally gorgeous great door!! beautifully presented as always take care and get some rest!! xx

Di said...

Absolutely wonderful Mrs A - what a clever little sausage you are. Love the clean look and it's just totally perfick!

Hugs, Di xx

Viv said...

Oh you clever girlie!! This is a FAB card!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Fabulous scoring on this card. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes. You can enter multiple times also. Please enter & let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Hettie said...

Nothing like a bit of pressure to up the anti on things ey?
This is gorgeous Honey and love the way you have used your score board. Perhaps I should get a little more creative with mine.
I know what you mean about the printing on the card....I often have to print names and addresses on labels and the software never seems to be accurate. I do the same thing with printing and holding over the labels to save wasting them!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oo Mrs A. you are having fun over here all these lovely creations no blogging for so longs means missed out on super things thanks for sharing..

..and thanks for joining in sunshiny playground - have brought sunshine all the way from downunder :D and ...and off to bags some swings again ...
Love and may God bless your 2013, Shaz in Oz.x

Haven_mom4 said...

Wow what a process, but the card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at use it Tuesday

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh but the results are stunning! Loving your recent makes and loving this one especially! Hugs, Lesley

Marjolaine said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at UIT!

Jan Ltc said...

Great card thanks for playing along at WD xx Jan

Betty said...

Love the simple elegant look of this card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card and how you used those cute buttons!! Thanks for joining in our 12 Days of Christmas Challenges at Frosted Designs!

Joanne said...

Well your 'spuddling' was certainly worth it. Lovely card. Glad you joined us at ATCs with Attitude.

annewalker said...

What a great creativity! I love how to made a simple things into something elegant. The wording in your card is also excellent choice.

Here's expressing the cheers and warm new year greetings to all!
Drop by at my blog when you get a chance xxxx
Anne Walker @