Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge Christmas Swing Card

This is my entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge . I find circles quite hard to work with so was pleased with this little card (it's only 9.5cm x 9.5cm) . This is the sketch we had to work with:- I'm sure that swing cards have been around for ever but I have only recently paid them any attention after I first saw one on Kim Fees Blog ever since I have been really keen to give it a go. You wait I'll have a swing on everything now.....till the novelty wears off!

I have used my Stampin up bright card pack to make the tri-fold card blank and the red detail. I have used the Nestabilities for the circle (a punch would do the same job!) I have just added a couple of snowflake brads to the top right and 2 paper snowflakes to the bottom left (these were out of a Lisa Bearnson cardmaking kit off QVC 100 years ago!) The red circle has been run through my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and highlighted with glitter dots and a gem. I LOVE CHRISTMAS you can glitter everything and get away with it!

This is a close up of the swinging section. This was made using the Stampin Up greeting circle stamps and circle and scallop nestabilities. This is the same both sides to the same image and greeting can be seen from the inside of the card or when the section is swinging. I have used dental floss to attach the swing circle. I loved that Kim Fee had used dental floss on hers at the time I commented how nice it would be to go out for a birthday meal and use your card after as a tooth pick!


  1. lovely card love the idea of the swinging sentiment

  2. Love the swinging section - fab card! :)

  3. Love your blog header title and your profile..made me chuckle when i read this "I organize, tidy and stroke more craft stuff than I use".
    I love your swing card, these really do look so effective..
    Hugs Rachxxx

  4. Fabulous swing card, great idea! Thanks for joining us at friday sketchers.

  5. How great you could combine these two challenges. Want to try Ismaki myself... If I find the time! Great card, all christmas!! Thanks for playing with my sketch at FS!! Love from Holland,

  6. Very effective!! Great card :o)

  7. Fabulos swing card!
    I love the colours!
    Hugs Gisela

  8. Wow, I just love how you did those circles!! This is fantastic!!

    Smiles, Jami

  9. This is beautiful card!
    Good idea!
    Thank you for your participation FS.

  10. What a brilliant card!!! I'm hoping to get my swing card done tonight or tomorrow, I hope it turns out half as good as yours has

    hugs Bev x

  11. lol you funny woman you... I luv this card, its fabulous


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