I broke out the Graphic 45! I did. I really did. Graphic 45 in their Times Nouveau collection, and made a Tag Card, on a Graphic 45 large tag, and it’s all held onto an Easel which has a working stand, which ‘folds’ out from the back and holds the card like an easel would hold a piece of art work in a Gallery. It has two hidden tags (one you can see in the picture above) and a little something special on the back, for writing the message.
I wondered if perhaps we could do another GIVE AWAY for this card – if anyone would like it. I’ll explain in a minute how to enter the give away if you’d like to, but first … I thought I’d better show you how I made the card.
- SHOPPING LIST (roughly’ish’ – if I’ve forgotten to mention anything just point it out in a comment and I’ll let you know.)
- Pinflair Novelty Easel Card – minus the ‘canvas’
- 1 x Graphic 45 Lrg. Tag from a Regular Tag Album (9 pack)
- Kraft Mannequin from a pad of 45 (2 sizes: large, smaller, & either plane or foiled in gold and silver) by Craftwork Cards
- News Print card by Anna Marie Designs
- Olive Spot and larger spot in black card – both by Anna Marie Designs
- Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Classic Collection – plus some chipboard tags and stickers from this collection.
- Very pale mint spot from stash.
- Tiny black with off white spots paper from stash.
- Ribbons and twine are all from stash.
How I made it:- Take one black card tag … cover it on one side with Newsprint card,
Add a tiny piece of very pale mint spot paper, and a larger piece of olive spot card. Making sure you leave a section for a tag to ‘hide’. (shown by the bit of white and grey leaf card)
Add a piece of Graphic 45 Times Nouveau in the dog-tooth design. (Again building in a section for a tag to hide in – not shown in this picture (above) but you’ll see the tag hiding place in the next photo)
Can you see where the little hiding spot is on the right hand side now? Here in this photo (above) I’ve added some black card with very tiny white spots on it; a mannequin which I distressed and wrapped in a little length of green organza; I added a fussy cut rather stylish lady, which I mounted on first black larger spot card, then again on small spot card – just for the contrast; A vintage Car – again fussy cut, but this time from some papers I had in my stash. I then popped the chipboard ‘Swanky’ tag onto the card and pushed two pearly hat pins behind the card, so that they peeped out a the top of the chipboard tag.
Then came some finishing touches … Added ribbon, made a bow and added netting in two colours and a couple of flower from my stash; some tiny pearls around the neck of the mannequin and tucked some sequins into one of the folds of the organza so that they would catch the light. I then made some little tags using both spot papers and some Graphic 45 Paper, . . . and then came the easel for it to be displayed on …
There is a little ‘making’ to the actual easel – but it’s nothing which is difficult. They’re fabulous easels, and so beautifully made. Everything is cut ready for you, and REALLY well cut too.
I had trouble lighting this card. I tried it with the flash, without the flash, with desk lamps, with ceiling lights … and every combination of the previously mentioned ways. I would say that the true colours are somewhere between the last two photographs above. The one on the easel seems to have a little too much of a yellow tinge to it. Where-as the photo before it is rather pale and wiped out by the flash I think. It looks like it needs to be taking iron tablets. lol
OK… here’s the *instructions* for entering for the give away for this card if you would like to throw your name into the mix and be in with a chance of winning it . . . .
TO ENTER THE GIVE AWAY HERE’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
You MUST be a follower of the blog – The Cobweborium Emporium. (This is because I have to keep in mind that I’ve made great friends with almost all of my blog followers and so have a great loyalty to them and would want one of them to win the card. I think this is fair).
IN A COMMENT BELOW YOU MUST TYPE THIS WORD IF YOU WANT YOUR NAME TO BE INCLUDED …. and that word is:- GIVEAWAY. ← Exactly like that. One word. Type it at the start or end of your comment.
You have to put it exactly like that – one word, in capital letters. Simple – and it makes sure that I don’t miss anyone. 🙂
And that’s it. That’s all you have to do. Simply make a comment with the word GIVEAWAY either at the start or the end of your comment. It couldn’t be easier, could it! Oh … and … Please DON’T put your real name or address in the comments box. I need to look after your privacy and security. If you win, I’ll organise how to get your address afterwards.
To make sure that all is fair, each entrant will be assigned a number in the ‘time order’ in which they make the comment, and I’ll get the Random Number Generator to choose the number, and do a screen shot of the R.N.G and post it so that you can all see which number was generated.
I’ll ‘run’ this giveaway from today (Wednesday 5th October 2016), until next Tuesday – TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER, and it will end on that day at 6pm UK time. Just a week – so that no one is kept hanging around waiting for the result. (We don’t have zones in the UK, we just have one time zone for the whole of the UK – so you’ll have to ask (perhaps) Google to work it out for you so that you know what time that would be where-ever it is that you are.)
This is open to ANYONE IN ANY AREA OF THE WORLD … so long as your country allows a card posted to you from outside your country through your customs. You won’t be asked for any postage or any monies what-so-ever. This really is just a little fun between us friends.
Well, Wednesday has found it’s way to us all again. I have a plan for today already ear-marked: I’d love to show you, if you don’t already know, how to make your own professional looking Christmas Crackers. Not from a kit … not those kits you buy for making Crackers, which are from thin card and don’t look like proper Christmas Crackers at all. I want to show you, if I can, how to make firstly a regular Christmas Cracker … and then how to spice them up a little and make them into something way more special. The problem is … can I do it in pictures? I’ve only ever shown folks how to do this face to face, sitting next to each other so that they can see exactly what I’m doing. And … I still don’t know how to do the video thing … and load a video onto YouTube – which perhaps would make things easier. But … I’m going to give it a try and see if I can make it work, and hopefully I’ll be able to share the secrets with you.
So anyway ... what are your plans for today? Going anywhere? Making anything? Cooking something? Sewing? Knitting? Anything?
Do share the information with me because I can then come to your blog and badger you if you don’t post the results of it for me to drool over! 🙂 lol – just joking. Actually … no, no I’m not. I feel, as your friend, that it is my duty to come and badger you. So yes, I shall come and badger you and poke you with the end of my stick! It’s a tickling stick and so will make you laugh!
If you’re still reading, (well done), I wish you an absolutely WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! May the day be bright. May the winds be gentle. May your day be easy. And, until we meet again, may your God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Have a blessed day my friends,