Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Decorate the inside of your card

It was my turn to set the challenge this week at Creative Card Crew. I've seen lots of cards beautifully decorated on the inside as well as the outside, something I keep meaning to do but never get round to, so thought this could be my challenge.

The challenge is being sponsored by Katharina from Whiff of Joy so make sure you take part to be in with a chance of winning the wonderful prize up for grabs.

Onto my card..... I'm still into making Christmas cards, doing quite well so far, I've never been so organised!! It won't last long, so gotta make the most of it while it lasts LOL.

I love this cheeky Charlie with snowballs image, which I coloured with copics and finished off with Icicle stickles. The papers are DCWV and some of the mirri card has been run through a CB snowflake embossing folder.

I decided to carry the layout from the front through to the inside. I was wondering how to decorate the inside when this lil' calendar stamp jumped up begging to be inked up - I've had it for almost a year and its not seen a drop of ink - can you believe that!

I was looking through my stamps for a sentiment to go on the front of the card and this lovely one from the Loads of Love set from Stampin' Up! caught my attention, it just had to go in the middle.

I am really pleased with how this turned out. I would like to say I will continue with this trend as I think it finishes off the card nicely but there are so many other plates to keep spinning at the moment (and patchwork crying out for my attention)I'm not sure I will be able to....

Hope you have a great week, don't forget to check out the other DT members fabulous cards. I look forward to seeing your entries for my challenge.


Clare (Littlebear) said...

Brilliant Christmas card Sam, I love the little calendar stamp. I really should make an effort to decorate the insides when I make a card, your shows that it makes all the difference.
Clare xx

Biscuitlid said...

this is fab - what a clever idea to pop the calendar inside with the date circled


Sharon said...

Thank you for setting us a brilliant challenge Sam. Your card is fantastic. He's such a cute image and the glitter is gorgeous. I absolutely love the calendar stamp on the inside (shame on you for not inking it up earlier!) :o)
Sharon xx

Nicola said...

Love your image and fabulous colouring Sam, your papers are so pretty and your detail superb. Wowee the insert is just as fab as front and what a gorgeous sentiment and calendar stamp. Thanks for a great challenge this week.
Nicola -x-

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Hi Sam
Great card. Love the inside the idea of continuing the same pattern works realy well. Sure makes it a special card.
Sue x

Susie Sugar said...

Cute image I love it and great layout