Friday, November 09, 2007

Brrrrrr & Cardboard

It snowed here last night don't you know! It was blowing a hooly too, still at least most of the traffic was driving sensibly on the dual carriageway when I went to work last night, and the gritters are out in force too. Actually snow may be exaggerating slightly, it was more like an occasional 5 minute flurry that got blown into the hollows but it was still the first snow of the winter. Matt laughs at me getting excited about snow, it brings out the big kid in me. I had a hot water bottle last night, not that I needed it with the central heating but it was so snuggly.

So, onto cards now. This week is Jo's turn to dare us all, and she wants us to use Corrugated cardboard. Now I'm sure I had loads of this at one time but its disappeared and only left a teeny bit of red behind, so I had a go at Jo's suggestion and tore up cardboard boxes too.

I was going for a naive look with this one, you know like kids draw the sky at the top of a picture and the grass at the bottom with no middle! Elsie fabric for the sky, sizzix hearts, handcut felt & house.


I also learned that not all cardboard boxes are alike! Some are easy to tear and get the crunckled bit but others are stuck together really well. My way round this for the really well glued ones apart is to steam iron them , making the top layer all soggy and easy to peel. I suppose you could just use water and leave it but I had the iron out at the time I was thinking about it! This card uses Cuttlebug Paisley die, scalloped punch, brads, torn cardboard, a little hampton stamp and lots of inking.

Have fun ripping up your cardboard boxes, its great fun!

24 comments:

Cora said...

These are both lovely. I love all your piecework in the first card.

Sandy said...

Wonderful Cards. The Paisley looks so fabulous. Love it.

Lythan said...

Fantastic cards, especially the house one. Just so cute

Marlou said...

Rhi, amazing cards!!! love them especially house and hearts!! have a fab weekend xx

Marlou said...

Ps I think the house and hearts would be beautiful framed :) x

Helen & Co. said...

Gorgeous cards!!
You asked about the images on one of my cards - they are from a free download on Marieke's blog - there is a link to it from my blog, and I've now added another link from the listing the card was in. Her stuff is fab!
Helen x

Andrea said...

Fabulous cards,

Susie said...

Love the colours and the paisley
susie xx

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous cards ,love the house one best Dawnx

Monty's Mum said...

truly lovely cards....

SNOW!!!

Kathy said...

oooooh these are both great - and I love how you've used the paisley die to decorate the circle - what a fab idea, it looks perfect

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Your cards are great!!

xxxMarieke

Glitter Monkey said...

Lovely cards. The corrugated card DOES add a certain something. Lol x

Juliet said...

Love both these cards Rhi - the house one is really striking and I just love the colours in the other one! In my opinion it was definately cold enough for a hot water bottle last night - I was freezing!

esther said...

really appreciated your comments on my blog, thank you! And love your cards, you have managed to portray the look well in your first card, with a great classy look

Susan (Sue H) said...

Great cards Rhi, especially the little house, it’s so sweet.

Terrie B x said...

Oh I think your cards are lovely, I must have a go at this one...
thanks for your lovely comments, : )

Frog said...

Lovely cards Rhi, i like the house one.

Andrea x

Samm said...

These are gorgeous! so lovely and bright! fab!

Samm
x

Paula said...

It was so cold here yesterday I was suprosed it didn't snow!!
Great cards. I really don't like the stuff much so I struggled & it was lucky I had some in the kit of stuff I got like a big cardmaking pack years ago!!

My Paper World said...

Wow! great cards, I love them both!

Louly said...

OMG! these are both gorgeous in completely different ways! I love the child like one, it's so happy and fresh looking, just perfect.

Anne said...

Love those cards, the wee house is so much fun! Not had any snow yet here, but it's getting colder!

jujuCreations said...

Simple and lovely hearts with house :)