Tuesday, 30 May 2017

It's a hedgehog party!

Morning Folks!
Hope those of you in the UK enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend, shame the weather couldn't have been a bit kinder!

This morning, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is just starting - Nat has chosen the theme this week - 

KINETIC CARDS

Now, I'll be the first to admit that kinetic cards are soooo not my thing, too much patience required and I always get frustrated if they don't work well. Anyhow, after a tour of Pinterest for ideas, I decided to try a double slider card. I watched this great video here which made everything look easy and set off boldly. I adjusted the measurements to suit a 12cm square card - I just can't think in inches. Everything was going well until I attached the mechanism to the card back and then disaster struck, I hadn't realised that you need to use foam tape so that there is enough space for the back panel to still move. My card just jammed shut!
 Lesson learnt, card binned after trying unsuccessfully to salvage the slider part. There followed quite a bit of snarling and some rude words ... this is version 2:

Closed:

and then opened:

In the end, I was pleased with how this turned out but it did take a while!! I've learnt a few things along the way which I'll share:
  • Use a thick strong card for the slider part, otherwise it will just bend
  • Freezer bag works well for the slider and doesn't rustle or fall to bits
  • Don't forget to attach to your card with foam tape or squares, saves a good deal of stress and swearing when it jams up
  • I think it is easier to add the patterned paper to the card tabs when you make them but leave adding the images until you're happy everything slides well
  • Keep the decoration on the tabs thin, so it still slides.

Card Details
Penny Black stamps - Your Birthday (centre) and Cheerful Critters clear stamps (a new purchase!)
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Coloured with promarkers, wink of stella and stickles
Papers - Dovecraft
Eyelet and ribbon from stash

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
There are some fabulous cards on display!

This week we are generously sponsored by All Dressed Up

who are offering 2 digis to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you like to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Crafting From The HeartAnything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbon and rubber (there's ribbon on the pull tab)
Addicted to stamps - Animals
Colour Crazy challenges - Anything goes

9 comments:

  1. Love the design of this card and that cute little hedgie.

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  2. What a fantastic card Jacky! I loved your explanation of the process, and I thank you in advance for your trial and error - I've never made a slider card, so I'll be following your advice carefully when I give it a go! Such a wonderful selection of papers and images! I love it!

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  3. This card is so much fun and turned out beautifully, I love it!
    Lorraine

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  4. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x

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  5. Lovely slider card and thank you for sharing your design tips. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge as well. Pat K x

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  6. Great cards! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  7. A beautiful card in lovely colours, adorable hedgies and I love the design! Thanks for your tips on the making and thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  8. Such a sweet card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs, Tina - DT
    https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.de/2017/05/wk-21-anything-goes-craft-challenge.html

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