Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recycling and icicles

Have you ever had an idea that works sooo well in your head and once it turns into paper it all just falls apart and ends up awful, like nothing you had imagined? Well, this is the story of this particular card. I bought the icicle die cut in the NEC a few weeks ago, it was in my Must Get things list. It is not that I am disappointed with it, but I was probably expecting more. More what? More...dunno! just more. LOL. It is pretty fiddly to get the paper out... But I can't blame the die for a bad card! I guess the idea just didn't quite work out the way I had imagined. So then trying to finish it off, I decided to put this little penguin recycled from an old Xmas card, in an attempt to save the poor thing. Anyhow, I am not happy with this card but my son loves it!! LOL!
Any suggestions on how to improve it? :-)
Some suitable challenges
Pollycrafts - Xmas fun
Frosted Designs - Die cuts
CES challenge - Snowflakes
Crafters Companion - Let it snow
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes

17 comments:

Doreen said...

Well I agree with your son,I like it to!!!!very much actually, I don't have the icicle die but it looks great and the penguin is ultra cute.xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

I think it's such a sweet card! Love the cute penguin and the pretty punched snowflakes. Great colors. :o)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Neus but I do know what you mean about the change in design between your head and paper - happens to me a lot! Hugs x

snehal watwe welde said...

I know what you mean with the thought you have and doesn't turn out much like that on paper thing.But this is beautiful.I agree with your son that this is really cute

Lisa Jane said...

well your son is in good company - cos i love it too.. i think its so cute and i love the icicles .. infact i think the die might be on my NEED to have it list too lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this wee
Lisa x
ps we have a Blue challenge at Ladybug crafts ink challenges too

Marjo said...

Great Christmas card, Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

xoxo Marjo

Leanne said...

Your son is right, it's terrific! It's cute and the icicles are so fun. The recycled penguin is so cute, and the snow is wonderful!
Thanks for linking up with us at Lollipop Crafts!
:)

debbiebakk said...

This is just too cute- loe penguins on anything they bring a smile to everyones face. Love everything about this card Great job...I would like to receive this card in the mail Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Sally said...

I like it as well, the icicle die looks very effective. Thanx for joining us at Craftyu Carfmakers this week.

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

WOW! What a cheery card! I love the simplicity of your design - so refreshing! I hope you'll create with us again at Frosted Designs!

Ashley Horton said...

So, so cute!! I love how you created the snow and the cute icicle at the top and the penguin is adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!!

Lin said...

I'm also with your Son because I love it too.

Thanks for joining our recycling challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin

karen said...

I think its a brilliant card, love the design, I do know what you mean though about seeing it in your head but not actually getting the same result in real life, I get that alot! Thanks so much for joining us at CES this week,hope to see you again Karenx

Pat said...

Oh I understand about things not working out. I have ideas and by the time it gets actually finished it doesn't look a thing like I thought :0) But this card ended up wonderful. Thank you for joining here at Paper Creation Inks - Pat

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Anita said...

This is so cute and adorable. Thank you for joining the Pollycraft Christmas Fun challenge.

Cazza said...

A fabulous Christmas Card!
Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx