Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amy Came 1st in Art !! :-)

Hi all, as some of you may remember Amy's caricatures I thought I'd let you know that she came 1st in her final school Art exam ( she still has to do the national one) and got full marks for her portfolio which is the national exam one. She is over the moon about it and is grinning from ear to ear, even with her new braces !!! ha ha
She is now planning to come to a study art at a UK uni when she's 18 so I may be calling on all you bloggy mates to keep an eye on her for me !!!!!

Lorraine x x

Stair Step Fold Card

I saw a stair step fold card on the SCS site at Christmas and have been thinking I should have a go at making one and never got around to it ! So the Cupcake Craft Challenge has spurred me on :-)The theme for this week is multi folds, so you have to make more than 2 folds on your card. This card also qualifies for the House Mouse Monday Challenge whose theme is 'something sweet'. The Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge is 'How Old !!' and the ABC Challenge which is 'Hearts' :-)

I used a Funky Fairy's Papercrafts 'Feeling Fruity'download paper. The HM stamps were a little big so I tried using shrink plastic but that didn't look nice, the colours were too dark, so I stamped them onto paper, scanned them and shrunk the images ! I had never thought of doing that before but it worked :-)
I cut out the 'celebrate' and numbers on my cricut. The 'happy birthday' text was from the Clare Curd sentiment set and the 'to you' was from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive cupcake set
I just added some crystal stickles here and there and it was done :-)

For those of you who don't know how to make a stair fold card the measurements are :-
Cut a piece of card 5" X 10.5"
score lines at 1.25", 2.5",4.25",6" & 8.25"
just fold along the score lines to make mountain and valley folds ( think that's what they're called.)

Thanks for looking, your comments are appreciated so please leave me one :-)
p.s Don't forget to join my blog candy and join in the Funky Fairy's Challenge and the Simon Says Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x