Friday, 16 November 2012

A Challenge - To Be Inspired!

(And a Card for Inspiration)

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

When I held the Organisation Celebration weekend, I left the 'Challenge to be Inspired' until the end, but I've moved it right up to the beginning this time! This way you can start bookmarking or pinning the projects that inspire you, and begin using the inspiration to make some projects of your own.

And if you do use inspiration from this weekend to make a project, then you'll be in with a chance to win this:



Studio Calico Wonderland Wood Veneers - 1 pack of Trees and 1 pack of Snowflakes
Perfect for all kinds of wintry projects!

In most of my posts this weekend their will be a 'Be Inspired' section, to suggest some ways to get inspiration from the post. Your project doesn't have to be anything like mine, as long as you've taken inspiration from it somehow!

I couldn't do an inspiration challenge without giving you some inspiration, so here's a Christmas card I've made (that you may have spotted in the event sneaks):


To make this card: 
  1. Fold a 6" x 12" piece of white cardstock in half to make a 6" x 6" card blank. 
  2. Cut a 3.5" x 5¾" piece of blue 'Chevron' (that's what it's called, but I actually used the lattice patterned side!) patterned paper, and a 2" x 5¾" piece of 'Ephemera Frames' paper, both from the My Mind's Eye All is Bright 6x6 Pad. Ink the edges with red ink. 
  3. Adhere the 'Ephemera Frames' paper to the bottom of your card a ¼" from the base. Cut two strips of red chevron All is Bright Decorative Tape to 5¾" wide, and stick them at the bottom and top of the 'Ephemera Frames' paper. 
  4. Mount a 'Joyeux Noel' sentiment form the All is Bright sticker sheet onto a piece of white card, fussy cut around it, and ink the edges. Adhere a red Rhinestone to each end, and stick the sentiment to the card with 3D foam tape. 
  5. Mount 3 cardstock sticker hexagons on to white card. Work out where they will be placed on the blue paper and draw a pencil dot at the top. Pierce holes with a paper piercer, ⅛" apart, until you are ⅛" from the top. Stitch through these holes with red-and-white bakers twine. 
  6. Adhere your hexagons at the bottom of the twine, like baubles. Add a Rhinestone at the join on each. Mount the blue paper onto the card with 3D foam tape, overlapping the bottom of the blue paper on top of the red chevron tape. Mail the card to someone you love this Christmas! 

Be Inspired:
  • Stitch some twine onto a project
  • Make a card with a sentiment that's in a language other than your own
  • Use washi tape or patterned paper as thin bands repeated on a project
Your project does not have to be inspired by this card - it can be inspired by ANY post from this weekend. It could even be inspired by one of the blog hop posts other than my own - but if that's the case please link back to the blog hop post on the host's blog, and to this challenge post!

To enter this challenge: Once you've made something inspired by the weekend you just need to blog about it (or upload it to an online gallery), and link back to the post you were inspired by. Then come back here to link the project up! You can enter this challenge as many times as you like, and you can combine it with other challenges.

The challenge will close next Sunday, 25th November at 10.59pm GMT.

Don't forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} but Challenge still open - but only if you've registered your interest in winning that here!

Back again soon! x


21 comments:

furrypig said...

ooh that is a great card bang on trend with those hexagons!(though I am a fuddy duddy and have not into the hexagon craze that is sweeping the crafting nation)but I could definitely take inspiration from this thanks Jennifer xxx

humel said...

Fabulous use of hexagons :) You've got me thinking....

Sarah said...

Fab card!! I've never tried sewing with twine (only threads) so might have a go this weekend!! x

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the hexagon shaped ornaments!

Louise said...

an inspirational post to get us going, great card x

Julie said...

Those hexagon backgrounds match each other perfectly. Really inspiring.

Lesley G said...

Great card, thanks for the inspiration x

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

hmmm, have an idea ....

Lisa-Jane said...

Aha, I was wondering if the hexagons were baubles - that is brilliant!

Scrapdolly said...

I love the idea of using the hexagons as baubles - that is really innovative

Missus Wookie said...

Oh - I've just ordered some of those - do like those wood veneer shapes.

Looking forward to playing tomorrow.

Melissa said...

Wow, you're certainly peaking my interest with these lovely prizes. And, I have recently become addicted to washi tape, so I'm sure I can come up with something inspired this weekend!

Margie said...

Great card-love it!

Zahra said...

Love the hexagons, you've got me thinking about what I can do!

KraftyKaren said...

I have just recently got a hexagon stamp and I'm now thinking about how I can add it to my Christmas cards, I'm sure I can come up with something!!

MiniOwner said...

I'm pinning these! Thanks. :o)
Sue x

Jackie said...

Love your card...the hexagons look super!! Just finished a layout with hexagons...might have to make a card!!

dogmatix said...

I love the hexagons. I think I may be sketching card ideas in my break at work tomorrow :-/

li-bee-ti said...

Love the hexagons!

Craftgirl83 said...

The hexagons are a great idea - I love how none of the papers are actually winter-themed and yet it's a perfect Christmas card!

Marilize said...

Stitching the twine - clever, clever, clever!

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