I'm very late posting this week's challenge but I have only just got back home to Germany at
9 o'clock and my first priority was food.
Our challenge at House Mouse
this week is set by America :~ Kit Card!
America kindly sent our DT members a kit to use to produce a card. We were only allowed to use what was in the kit aswell as our own tools. As it is impossible to send you all a kit we would like you to take a look at what America sent us and try to reproduce the kit (don't worry if it's not exactly the same or even if you only have a few items that you could use). This may seem like a tough one but it's one to really get you thinking!!
Here's what the kit contained.........
Colour theme - Brown and Cream
1 x spotty/patterned paper
Swirl die-cut (or something similar)
embossed card (brown or cream or both)
Pearls (or diamontes)
Well I can truly say I went into panic mode when my kit hadn't arrived due to postal strikes here in Germany. I was due to leave for the UK on Wednesday and by Monday I thought I'll just have to put together whatever I can. I spent more time searching my stash than I did making the card. I'd no brown spotty paper, didn't the same image, no holey paper, no mouse charm (I did have a cat - so I thought 'cat & mouse' - that will have to do} I hadn't even got any brown ribbon (on my list to buy in the UK). I did find some brown/cream flower paper and I cut the holes in the cream card using the two smallest round nesties (I snapped the C plate on my cuttlebug in the process) and also used both sizes of the cropodile punch for the smaller holes. I did have a sizzix swirl die which I used to cut out the cream and brown swirls. I used the image 'A carrot between friends' and coloured it with Copics, cut it out with the curved rectangle nesties. I substituted brown lace for the ribbon, fastened it with a large brown brad and added the cat charm. Phew - hope I don't have to do that again in a while.
When I got home the parcel from America had arrived the morning I left - typical!!
I managed to get to the NEC whilst I was in England and what a fabulous day that was and so brilliant meeting up with everyone - I will post some photographs tomorrow.