Friday, 23 March 2012

Oh what a nightmare!!! Fridge Magnet Box Frame Card.

Good morning everyone, I'm sorry that there was no post from me last week for the Delicious Doodles Challenge, but I had complete mare of a week and got so far behind with everything that I didn't have time to create anything! Also apologies to all you lovelies who I normally visit, I will be trying to catch up.

Anyway, enough of my moaning (well actually there's a bit more to come, but I'm sure that you'll see the funny side even if I didn't at the time!) lets move onto this weeks Polka Doodles Challenge which is Mother's Day. We have a fantastic prize on offer this week, so I do hope that you can join us. I'm not happy with my card/project this week, but it is entirely my own fault as you will see :/

As I previously said I was already having a horrid week and then things got really busy and all of a sudden it was Saturday night and yours truly hadn't made any Mother's Day cards :O I had a plan but that was about it! So I diligently set about creating both my Mum's and my MIL's cards (I decided to do the same design to save time, they never see each other so they'd not know).

I started with the decoupaged box frame magnet which went relatively smoothly. Whilst it was drying I made the card base and covered it with papers which is when it all started to go wrong!!! Firstly I forgot to add the ribbons under the papers, then part B of my plan was to cut an aperture in the front of the card so that a mini dimensional scene appeared. Yep you guessed it - with all the matting and layering the card was way too thick to go through my Big Shot. By this time it was nearly midnight and panic set in! I thought I know I'll remake the bases and re-print the papers - you guessed it no more card :(

I quickly scanned the Sugarplum Daisy CD for inspiration and found a quick and easy topper that almost exactly matched my little scene, so I quickly printed it and cut it out. Added a bit of my own colouring to finish and mounted it onto the card base, chucked some card candy on and voila done! Until hubby appeared and said it doesn't say Mum anywhere and my Mum will expect it to say that - aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!! So I grabbed the Big Shot and die cut some letters, popped them on and then added some Glossy Accents. I didn't even notice that image on the front faces in the opposite direction to that inside!! Still it doesn't matter hugely as I attached magnetic strips to both the card and the box so that it can removed and used on the fridge!

I've even managed to mess up my pictures of the cards - LOL. I've got a new computer and camera and took pictures of both the inside and outside of the cards, but have somehow or other managed to delete most of them!! Still I've learnt a lesson from this - make the cards that really matter well in advance of when you need them!! If you've got this far well done and thanks for feeling my pain!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Claire xxx

Materials -Sugarplum Daisy CD
Magnetic Tape - Docrafts
Glossy Accents
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Mother's Day or Spring
Little Claire's - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Spring
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Spring Colours
Crafts & Me - Spring Colours
Little Darlings - Colours of Spring
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a digi
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. Oh my god Claire sounds a right nightmare with everything going wrong. In the end though it looks beautiful and I bet your Mum's loved them! Love Chanelle xxx

    Have a great weekend and I hope a much better week xx

  2. All that panicking,it turned out

  3. oh Hun,well no one would know you panicked Hun as this really is stunning,it turned out beautifully just love that frame,and that image it,works,so well,brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  4. Poor dear, but at least you got them done and I'm sure they were greatly appreciated. I think they are fantastic!

  5. Aren't all cards supposed to be made like that? They are in our house! LOL they look lovely x

  6. Oh dear, what a mare you've had hun! Hope this week goes better for you! xx

  7. Sounds like
    You really had a bad week but your cards turned out beautifully in the end
    Thank you for joining in at SMC this time

    Jackie x

  8. OMW what a trauma - am impressed you didn't throw it across the room like I would have done lol!

    Looks great despite all the problems xx

  9. Well, it all turned out beautifully in my eye, gorgeous .

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  10. This is gorgeous sweetie love the image. I've had such a giggle reading your post you have had a nightmare hun but I have nearly wet mesel laughing, I know I shouldn't but damn.......its sods law hun things HAVE to go wrong when you are in a rush lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  11. Just so gorgeous hun....and have a lovely weekend too..

    big hugs Vicky xx

  12. Oh my goodness, who would have thought crafting can be so dramatic ha ha ha! Lovely project Claire, loooove the dimension! xx

  13. The end result is beautiful Claire, love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this time. Carol DT x

  14. Try again not sure 1st comment went, sorry if there are two!

    The end result is beautiful Claire, love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this time. Carol DT x

  15. You might have had a nightmare with your cards but I think you did a great job!!! Love the card and I think they are perfect!!Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!!

  16. Stunning!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge This Week!! Stop back and see us again soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  17. what are you like, "leave it to the last", LOL, great seeing you again this week, soon will manage it again x EG

  18. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC for our " Mothers day/Spring " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  19. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the images and beautiful colors!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Love to Create challenge!

  20. absolutely beautiful thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  21. beautiful card love the image thanks so much for joining us at little darlings and crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x

  22. lol @ your Mum expecting it to say 'Mum' lol. I'm sure the stress was worth it lol and that your Mum loved it. :0)xx

    Funny post- I felt the pain, good to see that I'm not the only one these nightmares happen to. :0)

  23. Hehehe! I second that! Mind you, I have a wedding card to make for Saturday yet and its now Thursday evening..... I've only known about the Wedding for nearly a year!!!


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