Monday, February 21, 2011

What You Resist...

Did you notice I didn't use a charm? 
 PERSISTS!  Why do I even bother to try to resist candy?  I resisted the Cat's Pajamas challenge "to do something sweet" to make something and incorporate candy in it, so what happened.  I ended up with a giant Chunky candy bar. 
This is a matchbook card.  Ordinarily you'd make this the size of, well, duh, the size of a matchbook and you'd put one of the little square mints in it but not me, oh no, I had to use this stamp which was too large for a regular size matchbook so I had to find a candy that would fit.  So it's all Alma's (Alma, you can blame Julie)  fault that I just ate a huge hunk of candy.   I'd blame those rascally penguins but they're no where in sight.
here's the side view

There are a few other challenges that caught my interest, they involve making a masculine card (for those of you new to card making "masculine" is code for brown) and a real challenge to use a different fold.  I've started to get comfortable with easel cards so I needed to challenge myself to make something different and I remembered the matchbooks I'd seen on Splitcoast.  If you'd like to try one (may I suggest you try a normal sized one) you can find a tutorial on Splitcoast.

don't forget the inside
Here’s the deets:
Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas “Birthday Bunny”

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – DCWV green cs; Best Occasion beige (two shades) cs; MFT Perfect Panel white cs; Stampin’ Up “Branbury” dp

Miscellaneous – copics; SU ice squares brads; Nesties scalloped square and Fleur de Lis; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Here's the challenges"
The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES146 - Do something sweet
Kaboodle Doodle #55 - Break Tradition use a new fold
Craft Your Passion #46 - Dude time doodles
Paper Sundaes #57 - Masculine colors - Navy, dark green, brown 
Secret Crafter #122 - Fancy Folds
One Stop Craft week 119 - Birthday card
If the Shoe Fits FF#67 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz #70 - One for the men
Tuesday Throwdown - incorporate a pocket (see the side view)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Looks good! You've got a lot of creative talent! :) Blessings!

  2. Very fun pocket card.Cute image. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  3. Love it! The image is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  4. what's up with the green bun?? I like it, but just wondered. great little card. You are right, it is the penguins fault. :)


  5. Great projects! Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

  6. Wonderful project.Cute image and lovely colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  7. What a lovely creations and great fancy fold too
    thank you for sharing your work with us at the SCSC hugs Kate xx

  8. So cute - love the bunny ears! A chunky bar is much better than a little mint!!!

  9. too bout the candy thing...dang, why is it we have no willpower?..tsk tsk...great card and your use of greens is it!

  10. lovely creation, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycaz, x carol

  11. So cute Chris! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  12. love those ears! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  13. cute little project! Love the bunny image !
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  14. very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck


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