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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Cupcake Mouse Spinner




Well it's Thursday and I am back to my normal schedule of events, rush around like mad to get my Designed 2 Delight card made for the challenge :)

I feel like I have lost a day this week as we had a weekend away for the hot air balloon trip that never happened. They should have told us on Saturday night that it wasn't on and I kept phoning thus number all through the night, no cancellation message so I finally allowed myself to get excited at about 5am. When we got to the meeting point at 6am there were people who had been driving for over 3 hours to get there. We were all trying the 2 pone numbers and eventually there was a change of message at 6.15am. It is safe to say we were all pretty gutted.

Anyhoo, Paul and I were determined not to let it spoil things and still had a lovely weekend away.

It is a very good friend of ours birthday this weekend and I have to keep upping the bar with each card I make for them. (The pressure on us card makers eh?)

I had the good fortune in my DT comment duties to happen upon this fantastic spinner card from Dr Sonia S V who has a fab tutorial on her blog I made my card slightly different as I sandwiched all the mechanism inside by layering 2 sheets of cardstock together and making it into a self supporting tent card. I covered the front of the card with a lovely glittery cardstock from DCWV. The 2 circles are sandwiched together with 3d foam and there is a channel left in the middle to thread the stick through. The stick is a thick piece of wire which is covered with florists tape. I have recycled this from a crystal floral display tat I took apart and I knew it would come in handy so didn't throw it away :) It came in handy as I couldn't find my kebab sticks to save my life...... LOL

As I had completed all the challenges last month I got a fabulous set of images which included the boy mouse, the sentiment at the back of the spinner and also the birthday sentiment which I simply matted onto red cardstock. (both the paper and red cardstock are scraps:)

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size -A5" tent card with spinner
Images & sentiments - Designed 2 Delight
Paper - DCWV
Tools - 3D Foam & Scissors, Promarkers, gel pens, Fiskars Shapecutter template
Techniques - Multi fold card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

40 comments:

dstandard said...

Cute card - love the flip up to show the sentiment! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Marlene said...

Oh, CUTE!! I've never made a spinner card before. Go figure! I think it looks great!

Sarah said...

Such an adorable card! Love how you've designed it. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Mandy--what a cute cute birthday card!!! Your coloring is great too!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful - love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

Dora said...

Awww what a cutie Mandy, I love your spinner card. I don't think I have ever seen this type of card, really love it. .. I really must go have a look at the tutorial now. Thank you for the link and for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Good luck xx

Sonia said...

Hi Mandy
I've never made a spinner card before.. you did a Great card!, look so beautiful.
Yes Dr Sonia have a Great Tutorial.
Good Luck on challenges.
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Wedgie said...

Fab card, what a great idea. Love your image and the rainbow stripes. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Faye said...

I really like the bright funky paper, just perfect for that cute image. Thanks for playing with us for our Recycle Challenge at Pollycraft. x

Laura /sandytoz said...

Very nice! - thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Some Lines! :)

Laura JSL DT

Gaynor said...

Very nice card, I love idea, thanks for sharing with us at craft your days away, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

:: hooliegirl :: said...

Great card -- love the spinner with image and humourous greeting!

Thanks for participating in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Samantha

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a cute spinner card. I have never made one! I always admire one when I see it though. THis should make your friend smile. :) Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :)

Abi said...

Fabulous card, love the spinner, so cool! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Kristie said...

What a neat technique!! I love the fun paper you used too. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge! ~Kristie

*Just a note, I did comment on your other entry but did need to remove it from InLinkz as there is a one entry per person limit during sponsor weeks.*

Sue said...

What a cute card. Mouse is adorable and your simplified version of the card design is great, can't wait to try it. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Jules said...

Oh wow Mandy!!! What a fabulous design.

I have never seen a card shaped like this before .. .. it is brilliant. I can see blogland being flooded with them now!! LOL!!!

I was sorry to hear your adventure was cancelled .. what a shame people couldn't have been notified sooner!! :-(

Anyway, thank you for joining me in the snippet playground this week with your fabby make.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Teresa said...

Hi Mandy,
Another beautiful creation! Love the shape of this, it's really different from anything I've seen before - great colouring too, Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa x

dj1952 said...

I really love the colors in your card. The colors are very cheerful and it is a very nice card, I'll have to try that technique. Thanks for joining us at DDSC again. We look forward to seeing you later. Hugs, dj

Scrappychick said...

Totally adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
CYndi

Ellis said...

Fantastic card, I need to go and check out her tutorial! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Patricia St Martin said...

love your card. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. You did a great job making your card Clean and Simple. I love seeing you creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Patricia

Karen said...

Great card Mandy, lovely image too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

Anita said...

Very cute card and I love the paper. Thanks for joining in the Polly craft recycle challenge.

Karen said...

Oh what a super idea!! I will be remembering this one!! Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC this week for our Shaped Card Challenge. Hugs, Karen.xx

Mandy said...

What a fab design Mandy...love it!

Debs M said...

great style of card and great snippets x

lizzie said...

super cute! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

Elizabeth said...

Shame about your trip up in the balloon but glad you didn't let it spoil your weekend whatever. Love your card - really cute. Elizabeth x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Shame about the balloon ride, but I like the spinner card!

Hugs, Sarn

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So adorable!

Thanks playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!:)

-Jo:)

Lauren said...

Such a cute card! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lauren

Jackie said...

I love how you made a motion card, fabulous job! Thank you for playing along in the current Inky Impressions Birthday Challenge!

craftybunny said...

Great card Mandy.Fun design and colours.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Craftdee said...

What a great card...that little critter is just perfect for the challenge this time around at Here Come The Boys, thanks for joining in and for the link to the tutorial too! Donna

Amanda said...

Love the spinner image.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Amanda

Steph said...

What a fabbie idea. Not seen that before! Cute image too! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again next time! x

Jenni said...

What a fun card, great idea! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amanda I am thrilled you gave this a try and linked back to me.
It looks super cute and lovely.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge this month.
Bev x