Saturday 23 January 2016

Legendary Engagement Card

Hello everybody,

This card has taken me a couple of days to make as I wanted an interactive card, but was also following a sketch, which meant that I ad to think about how I wanted to make the card work.
So I started off with these bits:
 Pink base card - patterned paper from a Forever Friends paper pad - sentiment from ATC exchange - die-cut toppers from Hunkydory - glitter ribbon and yellow twine.

I knew how the base would look, so this was quite quick to produce.
 But then I had to add the moveable piece. This part took the time, and I used a spare piece of Kraft card, about 1cm wide and 5cm long, and concertinaed it at 1cm intervals. This was attached behind the top image, and the top of the concertina above the 'with love' topper.
 So when you pull the twine, gently, you get this:
It does not work quite as well as I would have liked, but I will play around to make it smoother (currently it tries to lift the top image, rather than slide, initially).

The sketch that I was following is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #143
Mod Squad love is in the air
C4C320 Add some pop
CCM #155 New
Aud Sentiment #147 Anything Goes
abc challange Z for Zero (no embellishments)
open-minded crafting #1 Something New (new beginning)
crafty calendar Something New
crafting by designs Anything Goes

Much of today was spent looking around for wedding cake options and lalcohlol prices for the reception, so I haven't managed to get much completed. However I did edge the bed that I dug over last week:

Audio Book Review
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle

I think this book would fall into the genre of comedy, which would explain why I found it quite difficult to listen to a lot of the time. It is about an English teacher called Will Kelly, who is still in love with his first proper girlfriend. Because he has been unable to move on, his only connection with the outside world, besides work, is the telephone, on which he speaks to his friend Alice, best mate Simon, previous tennent of his flat, Kate and Martina, his one night stand, as well as the ex-girlfriend. This story takes place over his birthday weekend, and is very over-the-top. Will is the sort of person that really winds me up and so a lot of the time I just wanted to smack some sense into him. However, if you are a comedy fan I think this story has a lot of twists and turns to keep you interested.


  1. Great card! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge ...Sue J x

  2. Very pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our OPEN-MINDED CRAFTING FUN challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. Such a pretty card! TY for sharing it. How awesome that it is interactive! See you again over at AHSC! :)

  4. oh wow, I can see this took a bit of doing. I LOVE making interactive cards, and yours is just wonderful. Very pretty and I love your colors. Great design, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at
    Mod Squad Challenge!

  5. Great idea! I'm not brave enough to try something like this yet. Thanks for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges.
    Kerri DT

  6. What a lovely card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. What a clever idea and a pretty card! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  8. Great card, I love the soft colours they remind me of spring, I am so ready for spring. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. I love interactive cards. Thanks for sharing how it all came together.
    The soft colors are so refreshing! Thanks for playing at AHSC this week.

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Julie T

  11. I am so not good at these cards. I love how yours turned out! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again. It is a pleasure to see more of your lovely work!

  12. Great card and glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  13. Hello, A lovely project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Jade DT

  14. This is so lovely.
    Thank you for entering the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Member

  15. You definitely put a lot of thought into this! It is fantastic! I think you did a marvelous job! Fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
    {Sentimental Susan - Zibbet}

  16. What a great idea & pretty colours to.

    Thanks for joining us at open minded something new challenge

    Tracey dt


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