Saturday, March 20, 2010

It`s an eyelet challenge and announcing my blog candy winner!

Michele, one of incredibly talented Krafty Girls, is the hostess for our challenge this week. I adore Michele and her creative style and I am not going to lie..I have had a craft crush on her for ages tee hee. I was so excited to see what she would challenge us to do and when she said eyelets I have to be honest..did I even still have any? How many of us when we first started crafting went eyelet CRAZY! I did and after hammering and smashing them into my scrapbook pages and cards I stopped using them after ruining many a page with a badly done eyelet. Thankfully the cropadile came along and made it super sweet but still I was eyelet shy. So when I started thinking of what to make I first had to see if I had any and lo and behold I found these beauties from Stampin Up. I love these huge metal eyelets! I hadn't used Polly the Bar Wench yet and I while I sat there designing my card (aka playing farmville on facebook while thinking of card designs) I was mulling over bar wench and a corset came to mind. I love the look of the corsets in the period movies I see but I can tell you I wouldn't last 2 mins in one in real life. To make this card I started with a large 6x6 card base. I then cut my patterned paper to a 5.75x5.75 square and then cut it in half. I took the two pieces and cut them at the same time to ensure they would be exactly the same size. Now...I got a wee bit racy here and found some flesh coloured paper (Blush blossom by SU) and used it underneath my corset to give it more of the look I wanted. I punched my holes, added eyelets and laced it up. I cut Miss. Polly out to help her stand out more against the design of the card. And the sentiment I chose...well I just couldn't resist tee hee! I hope you like her.
To play along why don't you click here to go to the challenge blog and read more about how you can play along for the next 2 weeks instead of our normal 1 week and win a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp. Also...you have to check out the outstanding creations the rest of the ladies made using eyelets this week to help get your mojo flowing. These ladies always blow my mind with their style and creativity.
And..as promised I used random.org to help find my winner for my blog candy- Miss Lola DaVinci. The magic number is 30 and the winner is .....
Knerten said...I am a follower because I love your work, and this little girl is just a cutie ! Thanks for the chance to win, pls count me in :-)
Congratulations Turid (aka. Knerten) please contact me with your mailing info and I will get this out to you asap!
I will be back with more blog candy soon to share with my amazing followers!
Cheers..Andrea



10 comments:

Knerten said...

Wow, I won - YIPPEE !!
I'm sending you a mail shortly (just need to come home from London first)!
THANKS A MILLION for this great candy :-)

Jenn Joncas said...

I love your card Andrea!! Great idea with the corset!! Hopefully I'll have time to play along again.I know I have a tonne of eyelets!

Jenn (:

Mary J said...

Briliant use of eyelets!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Andrea!! I just love what you did with the eyelets!!

Alexis said...

gorgeous, as always, and I think it's good to pull inspiration from people that inspire you!! It obviously produces amazing cards!! Nice job!!

gina g said...

Hi Andrea. I love this is gorgeous.. fab image and gorgeous papers. luv gina xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love your sexy sexy card!!!!

Hugs

Vicki

Renee said...

Your corset idea is brilliant! I love this card.

Donna said...

This card is just so amazing Andi...I LOVE your sexy ribbon...LOL!!! Xx

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a wonderful use of those giant eyelets! Great job chickie poo!

Hugs from sunny Florida!