Saturday, 13 February 2010

Moving magic

A quick post today since it's already very late here.

I've been playing with "moving" as a theme from the floral fantasies blog. It was open to interpretation and I thought this card was very clever for the challenge at hand. They have a lot of prizes so naturally I had to join :) The sponsor for all prizes is Sir Stampalot who are celebrating their move to a spacious new shop in Peterborough.

I made the card using sweetpea stamps only.It might not look that spectacular at first glance, but the fun part is that you move the tab up or down on the left so that the frame reveals different messages...

I wrote the word "magic" above the image with black glitterglue.  My b-day is not far away and I've wished for a daylight lightbulb, so hopefully soon I'll have my own lighttent and will be able to take good photos at all times instead of having to upload better pics the day after. Takes up more time that I could be spending crafting ;)

I've also been trying to finish a bag I started about a year ago. I couldn't figure out how to sew together the edges and last week I finally remembered to take it to my sewing supply store. They are always so helpful and she helped me with the one edge I was almost finished with, it only needed a few more stitches. I was very hopeful when starting on the other one...aaaarrrghhhhh!!!! Same darn thing. Here's how it looks:

The good side, almost perfect, just a tiiiiny hole which I don't care about at this point)

The other side which drives me nuts. Soon there will be no fabric left from all the sewing back and forth and unravelling.

Why does it do that!? It drives me nuts since I can't even figure out what's wrong.Any ideas?
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Francesca said...

Great card thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


brenda said...

Good Morning Katarina

What a really great take on the Moving theme, a very clever idea and I love the colours you have used, very striking.

Thank you for joining our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

chris said...

Hi there Katrina
wow this is something else I love it.
thanks for joining the sir stampalot challenge and draws
good luck... chris xx

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous, and the text that can change is a really great idea, I love it !!!
Mag :)

Tracy said...

Love your take on moving, thanks for joining the challenge and hop, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Katarina your card is definitely magical, so inspiration and perfect for our MOVING theme. Thanks for taking time to join the fun and good luck in the draws.
I know that feeling with your bag, drives me nuts too, still can't get corners to sit right no matter what, must be some MAGIC for that too lol

Clare said...

Hi Katarina,
Thank you for entering the Sir Stampalot challenge with this brilliant card. I love the moving part with the different sentiments.
Good luck in the prize draw.
Clare x

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Fab card! I love the changing sentiment. Thanks for joining the blog hop and good luck with the Draws!

Larisa said...

Nice job Katarina!!!
i am here to let you know you won a blog-candy here

sweetpeastamps said...

I love your card Katarina, very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I have exactly the same problem with my bags! I just can't get those corners at either end of the top edge to sit nicely, and end up with the same wobbly, dense bunch of fabric. So I can't help, but did want to say 'thank goodness it's not just me!'. Love the site - very pretty. I'll be coming back to see it again AND to find out if you have the answer to our bag problem! Jen x