Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm Late, I'm Late

I'm Late, I'm late for a very important date.
It is time for the Christmas Card club challenge
and I really didn't want to miss this one
as my good Blogging Buddy Mary H  has set the theme
which is Use a Cardinal or other Christmas bird.
Mary does love her Cardinals so how could I not use one!
I also wanted to try my hand at making a shaker card.
Simples I thought.Ha! Do I ever learn.
Have spent the best part of a day putting it together.
I have kept to fairly CAS design as I wanted the shaker to do the talking.
DP. is  by Kaisercraft  from their Christmas Collections 6" pad.
Sentiment and letter by Hot Off The Press .
Circle cut using Xcuts circle nesting dies.
Digi is by Fred She Said  Pre-coloured cardinal.
I used Micro beads for the shaker element .
You can see them in the bottom right hand corner.

Inside of card.
I had intended to put the 'C' on the  front but it looked too crowded
I like it here better and helps disguise the back of the shaker .
C is for Cardinal!
A close up of the Shaker Cardinal.
I cut a circle from the front of a card blank which I had already
matted with the design paper.
I then secured a piece of acetate to the inside cover
and added strips of 3D foam tape around all four sides
to make a  sealed container for the micro beads.
Heart in mouth as I poured the beads into the tray and quickly attached  the image.
(There is a tutorial here by Deneen but blogger appears to be having a hissy fit
as several sites picture tutorials are affected in the same way.)
I then added strips of the DP around the box to neaten on the inside.
I used the circle that was cut for the aperture and adhered the embellishment.
Not that hard to make just very fiddly and time consuming.
Entering into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday #13 Anything goes + shaker card.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Deep Ocean Challenge #84 Christmas in August.
Fan -Tastic Tuesday #49 Anything goes.
Scrappers Delights #28 Anything goes/die cuts.
4 Krafty Girlz #25 Anything goes.
Papertake Weekly # To die for.
Crafty Hazelnuts #191 Merry and Bright ( used the word Merry and bright red.)
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes Christmas.



Karen Petitt said...

It was worth the wait Mrs A! A really stunning card and I love that you have created a shaker card using that image. The image is stunning too! Karen x

MagsB said...

What a fab Shaker card! And I love that you put the 'c' on the inside, it looks really good!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Good for you for persevering cuz this is a fabulous card. Lots of impact there with that great shaker box. I like the idea of the micro beads too as I have lots of them to use up!!!
The inside of your card is as beautiful as the outside!

MaryH said...

This is awesome! I've never attempted a shaker card. Your cardinal is perfect as the image for showing off the shaker technique too. Love image and also love the way you've designed the inside of the card as well. Great job at interpreting my Christmas bird idea. I've seen so many beautiful cards by the CC members. Been such fun! TFS &Hugs

Granmargaret said...

Really lovely card. great work

Christine Harrop said...

This is terrific!

Christine Harrop said...

Whoops, didn't expect to be able to leave a comment after all my problems yesterday so decided not to write too much. Anyway, I love your shaker card and I have never attempted one either. The image is gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

Wow Valery...that is a stunning card....never done a shaker card either...watched a few demos but never had the courage, well not since I dropped a tub of micro beads in the kitchen....still finding them!.....months later
Hope you are enjoying the weekend, raining here in Yorkshire.....xxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is a fabulous shaker card Mrs A. That image is perfect for the centre piece of your card.
Love that you have decorated the inside to match.

rachel said...

this is inspired valerey. i love what you have done here. a brilliant make. hugs rachel x

Carol said...

Definitely worth waiting for Mrs A, it looks fabulous. Carol x

Mary Ann Tate said...


Planetsusie said...

This is a beautiful image Valery and the micro beads make it look frosty! Love the inside of the card as well, it is really pretty.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous card, what a gorgeous colour, the inside is great too, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A.........Wow this is gorgeous and the shaker micro beads are simply ideal for this your always trying something different and its great that you share it with your blogging friends thank you x

Sally H said...

It is a stunner, Mrs A! A wonderful card with a fab cardinal - wish we got them here too! I have never attempted a shaker card

Greta said...

This is amazing, Mrs. A! I love the beads for the shaker!

Sue said...

What a stunning card Mrs A and fab one for the challenge!! huggles Sue xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That is a great image and looks gorgeous as a shaker x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Superb card Mrs A. I love it.... well done on perservering. Not sure I would. Do you have cardinals too.. ? They are lovely birds... rather like hummingbird. They're beautiful too. Shaz in Oz x

Hazel said...

Super card for the CCC challenge and thanks for also sharing for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges. x

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous shaker card! I love that image - so pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week xoxxo

Unknown said...

Very classic card, Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Amy A., DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your card - will have to try a shaker!! Thanks for sharing with CHNC Extra!

Kat W said...

A gorgeous shaker design, love the traditional feel and colours :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Kat x