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Monday, October 29, 2012

DONT DO IT FLAT!!



Hello Everyone....

Hope you all had a great weekend......and didn't it go fast.....But cannot complain as it was a good one, fine sunny days and managed to get lots of outside work done as well as crafting.....

A new Monday, so MAKE IT MONDAY  is off to start another week.....congratulations to the winners from last week, and dont forget to check all the DT's blog to see if you their favourite pick from last week too....so many wonderful crafters out their, makes that part all the harder to choose.

Speaking of crafting, todays card shows what not to do with flowers..............



This is the front of my card, using a lovely image of a giant treehouse from LADIES THAT CRAFT a new sponsor for Make it Monday......details at the end of my post..

Coloured with pencils, while my imagination went off to Fairy land, I cut and glued and folded and added all sorts of things......then I stood this baby up....and then uh oh!................

I had glued the flowers while it was flat......hot glued, unremoveable............



And now it wont fold.....it does not want to sit up in the front or middle at all....and it twisted too....

I thought about it for a few days wondering how to fix it without everything ripping as that glue sticks! 

Then the best I came up with was this.........................



Still a bit crooked, but I punched holes through the folds, and tied thin ribbon very tightly on the fold to hold it in place....lol...at least for a photo...

I do love the flowers from WOC, my favourites...now I have to spell it..chrysanthemums..

MB Spring border, Marriane birdhouse and fence, little clouds too, and a bird that looked good then, now looks too big.....but loved making this card, so all is well..

For my pick this week.....# 209 Pia  .....


I just love this image and Pia has done such a great job on the paper piecing...isn't it great...


This week we are sponsored by Julie at 

Ladies That Craft

 




 
Ladies That Craft is a new crafty club specialising in classes both at our local community centre and on-line. Information and inspiration can be found at www.newnanny.blogspot.co.uk We currently have 240 members and are growing every day.

A new Etsy store will be opening on 1st November selling Kits, classes, supplies and mini books ready made so that you only have to add your photos.

Julie is very generously offering a fabulous prize of a

mini book kit and a disc of Gayles latest Digi Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you link up all your projects with MAKE IT MONDAY 

Have a wonderful week, and will catch up again soon..

Luv CHRISSYxx











36 comments:

Lisa M said...

Oh good grief, what a time you had with this one, but it's a beautiful save Chrissy! Your image is colored to perfection and I love the extra embellishments that complete the scene! Your "C" flowers are gorgeous too. Not even going to try and spell them! :)
hugs,
Lisa xx

CraftinGranny said...

You are so cute! Fantastic job of salvaging this beautiful card, those lush flowers and wonderful dies. Keep those creative juices flowing..."Hugs"

Danni said...

You saved the card fabulously!! What a pretty card..gorgeous!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Chrissy, this card is amazing! Love the way you fold the card that makes the tree and flowers so lively. Your coloring is perfect! ^_^

Lisa S. said...

Chrissy, I'm so sorry you had such a problem with this card. I'm with Lisa M.though, awesome save. ;) It looks amazing and I love your colored image. Better luck this week with the hot glue and before I forget, your POTW is wonderful. I like seeing what we all pick, it's fun. Have a great week! Hugs me xx

heidy said...

Your so clever Chrissy,this card is beautiful,I love that image!!!
XXXHeidy

Caroline said...

FANTASTIC card I love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a pain about the flowers but it is an absolutely gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Sue - bearhouse said...

Thia is is gorgeous Chrissy. I love the image and those flowers are so beautiful. I'm so glad you managed to save this fab card

Great POTW too.

Sue

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, love the image and the fab papers.xxx.

Sue said...

Hiya Chrissy,don't you hate it when that happens.
Great save though.
Your image and colours are beautiful.
Hugs xx

Saumya said...

We all do this folly but you managed to cover it up to a great extent so kuddos for that....lovely POTW

Squirrel x said...

If it had been me, it would have been in the bin by now out of sheer frustration but I am so glad you "stuck" with it because this is such a pretty card hun, love it! Hugs Sxx

Mary J said...

Love your fresh card, Chrissy! Love the folds and use of the border dies with the mix of flowers. You fixed the wonkiness with the beautiful ribbon!

coops said...

so beautiful chrissy.i love all your pretty flowers and design and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Shirley-anne said...

hi Chrissy
And you still managed a great photo of what turned out to be a fabulous card .
Pia's card is such a cute one .Love the plane ..

Sandy said...

Great save Chrissy, your card is wondrous!!! Love your colouring and all those fab diecut embellies. The flowers look lovely as does the ribbon bows. Your POTW is a cutie - a fun little scene.
Hugs, Sandy

Marilyn said...

This is a great image and wonderful card. Despite your troubles Chrissy, it turned out beautifully but yeah... I do those things far too often.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I think it turned out beautifully. Your frustrations paid off!

Deanne :)

Michelle said...

Hi Chrissy

To look at this beautiful card you would never know the troubles you had with it. It is just stunning. It is well worth your efforts to "save" it.

Your POTW is just gorgeous, love this adorable image.

Michelle :o)

Rene said...

Every time I look at your gorgeous card I find something new! I didn't even notice that sweet little birdie! This is just fantastic!
Rene :D
P.S. Your POTW is SO CUTE! LOVE it!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Chrissy, wonderful design I like the image and all the embellishments
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous and it looks like you've created a path to the treehouse too, Luv Sam x

Pia S said...

I think you found a great solution for your little problem there :) The image is a lovely one, you colored is so beautifully and I love how you've incorporated die cut elements to this scene! I would also like to say I'm really flattered that you picked my card this week - it's such a motivation for me!

NancyD said...

What I love, Chrissy is that you are willing to share your mistakes with us so that we learn right along with you. The card certainly does not look like it has a mistake. You just tell to recipient that the card isn't supposed to be folded and then they won't know. lol! NancyD

Marjorie said...

I think this card is amazing Chrissy.. I've only seen part of the card, I just went WOW! again when I saw the rest of it...it's gorgeous..love all the flowers and dies.
Gorgeous pick this week too!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Morgan said...

Hi Chrissy, Aim your hot air gun at the flowers (the type you use for embossing) and that will soften up the glue enough so that you can pull off the flowers without tearing either the card or the flowers.

butterfly said...

I love that treehouse stamp, and for all the trials with the gluey flowers, I love the finished piece! And a great pick too... have a wonderful week!
Alison x

lalkygirl said...

I love that you told us how you made a mistake ...it helps us not to do the same thing...this card is so detailed and so pretty ,I am so glad you saved it with the ribbon , a genius idea btw
Tracey x

Molecraft said...

Well it may have caused you some problems Chrissy but it's still gorgeous!
Helen x

Tony Dillon said...

WOW! Fantastic!

Céline said...

Chrissy, your card is absolytly amazing
hugs
céline

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Chissy, loove those flowers flat and not :) .. by the way, got your lovely card and die-cuts. thanks. Let me know when you get mine. Posted it last week. Hugs xxx

Shelby said...

Glad you were able to get outside and enjoy some wonderful weather.
This is such a delightful card...so whimsical and beautifully crafted and colored.

Shelby

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card so pleased I popped over from MIM xx Jan

Jane said...

Blimey! I've missed so many fabulous creations of yours this week...this is A-Mazing! x