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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Opus Gluei Challenges #107 Let's tag along with the Jingle Belles!

Long time no see, my apologies as I have continued to be unwell but am finally starting to slowly get better, thank goodness for that and I hope to get back into challenge participation and blogging from now on.

Lots of changes this week over at the Opus Gluei Challenge blog.

Firstly, it is changing to a fortnightly challenge so we all get more time to create our projects.
It's staying with Sunday as the day the challenge is set, the first of the new fortnightly schedule challenges will start 3 July.

Secondly, those lovely funny ladies Grand Poobahs Rosemary and Jana have set up a design team and promoted some Greenhorns into Poobahs of which I am one!
I'm very excited about it I can tell you.
Full details over on the Opus Gluei blog.
So now there will be 6 Poobahs kicking off each challenge :-)

This week's challenge #107 is a combined Challenge with the Jingle Belles who are making a Christmas card each week of the year to avoid the last minute December panic of making cards when there is already to much to do and a nervous breakdown is looming large.

There are prizes on both blogs so all you have to do to be in for two chances to win is make a Christmas card and a tag(s) inspired by that card and post a link to your card and tag on both blogs.

I thought I would try something a bit different, and oh criminy was it UGLY, so I did what every self respecting crafter does when faced with a hopeless crafting failure, I got my Basic Grey paper pads out, and as we all know, "you can't go wrong with Basic Grey papers", so I made a centre stepper card from a standard white A6 card and made a matching tag.
I used the loverly 6 inch Eskimo Kisses papers and a 12inch paper from the same range for the background.
I used the Stampotique Originals Quails cube and dressed them up in Eskimo Kisses papers.
The tree die cutter is a Marianne Design Creatables LR0174, which cuts beautifully. You may need some extra card shims in your Big Shot. I used Tab 1 and 7 shims to get a perfect cut.
(I need a similar sandwich when cutting Nestibles but each machine is calibrated slightly differently.)

Click any picture to make them bigger.

So for prizes do you fancy a bit of Christmas crafting?
You have until 2 July to participate on the Opus Gluei blog and until Weds 29 June on the Jingle Belles blog (their's is a weekly challenge.)

Happy creating!


Electra said...

I'm doing a happy dance to see you here again, Gini! (but take it easy, we want you well!) You've made me crazy again with your talent, this card is magical and the tag is so special as well. I love those trees, and of course the SHINY bling! Welcome back, my friend!

Karen said...

ooo welcome back my lovely!!!! Oh this is fabulous...its even making me excited about Christmas coming round again hahaha xxx


Wow Gini - I am so pleased to see you back in Blogland, and to hear that you are feeling much better. Congrats on becoming a Poobah too - that is fantastic news. Love this Xmas project - an absolutely brilliant Gini design - love all those birdies - this is so "you".
Lots of love and hugs (there IS light at the end of the tunnel). Sylvia xxxxx

Rosemary said...

This is so Gini, and I love it! I now feel I must make a center step card, it is so cool looking. The lovely Christmas birdies are perfect and I always love BLING! The papers you've chosen are superb! I'm delighted that you are going to be a creative force at Opus Gluei, it will be so much fun to work together!

Sherry Edwards said...

Hello Gini - you're back, yay!!! I was only thinking of you the other day. Glad you're feeling a bit better now.

Congratulations on your promotion - well deserved I'd say. Love your Christmassy card, so pretty.

Thanks for visiting my blog - and yes, the hair was made from the Primark scarf - no Barbies were harmed in the making of the art doll - LOL.

Take care and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations soon xx

Margaret said...

Welcome back Gini!! I was wondering where you'd got too! Love your sparkly Christmasy theme, I have to get through the summer hols before I can even start to think this far ahead!
I'm looking forward to seeing more! Mx