Monday, 19 July 2010

Anything but a card and a card

Usually when I see anything but a card as the challenge, I think oh no I can't do that, other than layouts. Some of you are so clever at making other things but inspired by a demo of making a bag out of an envelope at the do crafts desk at the Range on Saturday I decided to have a go. I kept this one fairly simple. I have also been meaning to try covering some notebooks so tried that too. The papers are Henbury Lane and the mice are Penny Black of course. The glittery chipboard flowers on the bag were free with a mag a while ago and they match the paper so well. The glitter strips were bought on Saturday, 110 for £1.99, I think they will be used a lot. I'm quite pleased with this first attempt and the notebook fits perfectly into the bag.

Penny Black Anything but a card
Incy Wincy Alter something
Moving along with the times Managed to fit the sketch onto the notebook and meet the animal theme
Crafty Catz Anything but a card

The second card was made using the sketch at Lili of the Valley. Papers are Papermania Amethyst Infusion and Summer Blooms. It's one of those glitter strips again with Wild Orchid flowers and a charm. Birthdays is the challenge at Craftalicious.


Aunty Sue said...

both are amazing and brilliant images. Thanks for joining us at crafty catz

joey said...

Hi Marianne

fabulous creations and gorgeous colours, thanks for joining us at pbsc


Jill said...

Oooh gorgeous projects Marianne. The Range is always so helpful isn't it!! Was there today! Jill x

TeenaBugg38 said...

You make some of the most beautiful cards!!! I also totally love your notebook and matching bag.....I am attempting a "non layout" kinda thing as well that is wayyyyyyy out of my comfort zone.....I hope it turns out half a cute as your project :) Have a wonderful day!

Gina said...

These are gorgeous Marianne :D XXX

Knerten said...

Great card - oops; or the not being a card one :-)
Please feel free to visit my blog, and check out my - latest 'not a card'. I just (yesterday, actually) made a filing folder; it was easy, and fun too ! (There is also a link to a tutorial as well).

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the colours and adorable image you've chosen. Your bag and notebook are so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Marianne
Beautiful creations, love the colours on the lOTV card and the gorgeous image and flowers.
Christine x

JLJ Designs said...

Pretty crafts! I love the bag. Usually the anything but a card scare me off as well.


Brenda Brown said...

Great project Marianne, love the bag with notebook to go inside it. Thankyou for sharing your lovely work with us at MAWTT and entering our challenge.
Luv Brenda xxx

Aussie Loz said...

Great work with the bag! I love seeing someof the incredible "anything but a card" entries... but someof them make me wonder if you'd ever actually use them!! Can always use a bag!!
Love the card, the purple DP is so pretty! Have a great day ♥

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne,
I love the gift bag and note book they are so pretty! I also adore your card! Your colouring looks really great.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card in great colours! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time - good luck!
Hugs, Lena

dolcreations said...

What a great bag you have done..I love the note book too! You did a great was great to see you enjoyed working outside your comfort zone! With Christmas coming who knows what you will come up with now!LOL


Hi Marianne,
These are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Daisychain said...

What a gorgeous creations, and the card is a great take on our sketch this week. Thanks for playing along at LOTV this time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Liz, said...

Hiya, these creations are fabby, brilliant colours, love them. Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black, hope to see you again next week.

Liz x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo

kath said...

so sweet marianne and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful creations you have made. Thanks for joining us at the LOTV Challenge!

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous i love the image and the papers are so fab, thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley this time, big hugs pops x x x

shellshearer said...

great card, love that image
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Good Luck
hugs shell xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely, so glad you fitted the sketch onto the book..

Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT weekly challenge this week, hugs Heidi xx

thread-bare said...

Well done Marianne for stepping out of your comfort zone hun. Love the card as well xx Thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy Designs xx Clare (DT) xx

Shelley said...

What a fab idea, both these look fab. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card Mariane :-)
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

Heather "Hev" said...

Wonderful work :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy :)

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