Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lothian Crafts 7th Birthday and Blog Challenge

As part of the birthday celebrations Lothian Crafts have started doing monthly blog challenges. Elaine, from Lothian Crafts, needed a Design Team and I was one of the lucky 5 people to be chosen. The theme for September is Anything Goes - must use dies. The Design Team have to use any dies that Lothian Crafts Online sell on the web site.
I decided to make a stationery wallet complete with notecards, envelopes and writing paper.

This is the front cover of the wallet:


 
The wallet plus the notecards and writing paper:
 
 
The inside of the wallet with the contents in place: 

 
To make the wallet I used a YouTube video but adapted it as I wanted to have sides to stop the contents falling out. I used an A3 piece of card and after scoring and folding I cut it down to the size of the writing paper. I decorated the front of the wallet using the dies listed below. The flourish looks different to the image on the website because I cut into it and added the sections in different places. I then decorated the wheelbarrow and watering can with flower stickers.The notecards were made from the same card as the wallet and cut to A6 size. I scanned one and opened it in My Craft Studio, cropped it to size and placed an image in the top right and bottom left corners. I found some gardening themed peel offs in my stash and decorated the inside of the wallet.
 
The dies I used were:
 
Crafts Too - Frames 9 (the largest die in the set)
Marianne Design Creatables - Wheelbarrow and watering can (LR0260)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish (B117)
 
You have until the 30th September to enter the challenge so get those dies out and start creating! You could be the winner of a £10 voucher to spend on dies at Lothian Crafts Online - good luck!
Elaine is also offering 15% discount on orders over £50 as part of the birthday celebrations.


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful project Pamela.
    Mags (your fellow teamie at Lothian)
    x

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  2. Love your beautiful notecard set Pamela. Particularly like the way you have decorated the wheelbarrow.

    It will be great to be working together again.

    Lin xx

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