Saturday, 6 March 2010

Tent card

Hi all

Well this style of card is another new thing for me to try out. There is a tutorial and some stunning DT examples of the tent card over on the Just Magnolia blog for their special monthly challenge which is to make a tent card.

In my infinite wisdom I decided to make a swing for Tilda to sit on. What a faff about it was too. The card itself was easy to make and one I will make again but during my creation it nearly ended up in the bin several times!!!

Tilda was water coloured (my first disaster was to use pro markers thinking the image I had received in a swap was stamped with Memento) but it bled terribly so she ended up in the bin, I used cosmic shimmers for the flowers and the bow in her hat. I attached the chain (half inched from one of my sons toys LOL) using jump rings, this was my second disaster, I could only find one set of pliers so had to make do with those and my thumb nail to open the jump ring), I pierced 2 holes in the top of the aperture to hang the chain from - this is where my third disaster happened as I was putting the ring through it ripped the paper arrrgghhh (hence the lace cover up LOL). I hand drew the wooden swing seat and attached Tilda with glue - 4th disaster as she was top heavy and kept tumbling forward - by this stage I was ready to seriously give it up as a bad job! Anyhow using anger management techniques (no I don't go to anger management sessions LOL) I walked away from it and when I went back later it all fell into place - phew!!!

Papers are Blueberry Hill by Papermania.
Lace from my local fabric shop.
Flowers are from Hobbycraft and some from my stash. Fabric flower same as previous post.
The beads are from a wedding favour.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Mother Day/girly which it definitely is!
Magical Crafts - Something for Mum
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Mothers day/flowers (this meets both)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday - Open Challenge


  1. Oh Sarah, this is soooo beautiful Hun. I saw this on the magnolia blog and am hoping to make one at our crop today. I LOVE the colours you have used on there, so pretty and delicate and your embellishing is gorgeous. You are sooo clever making the swing too, totally inspiring work....good luck in the challenges you entered with it..xxxx
    Have a wonderful weekend...Warmest wishes Anita..xxxx

  2. Fabulous card works so well - I love this fold has so much you can do with it! Your colouring is beautiful as are all the details. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week cheers Claire x

  3. Really pretty card and love those papers, my favourite paper pad. Your swing is a piece of genius and looks fab, the lace doesn't just cover something up it adds more pretty features.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Fab card Sarah - i love how Tilda is "SWINGIN" - she looks to be having a great time.
    I tried the tent card yesterday but haven't posted it yet - its a great style don;t you think.
    have a great Sat
    Lisa ;)

  5. Wow this is just so beautiful.
    I love the swing. Great idea.
    The flowers are so lovely.

  6. Wow! It's really beautiful! I love your swing idea and it looks fabulous!

  7. What a lovely card, I love Tilda sat on her swing
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  8. What can I say Sarah, your tent card is gorgeous! Wow you have made one fabby swing for Tilda, it's just great. Such a pretty card, you would never guess that you had so many hiccups along the way.
    Joanne x

  9. OMG this is PERFECTO!!!! Love, love, love the idea of the swing!!! So super cute and I hope you had fun with the tent card!
    Hugs, Dena

  10. Bless you, it sounds like this card truly tested your patience, I had similar endeavours creating mine, only one version ended in the bin but it did take me all night to make it and I ended up changing the design lol, glad to know its not just me lol, yours turned out beautifully - all your hard work and patience paid off TFS XXX

  11. Wow!!! the swing might have been a faff but it was soooo worth it, it looks stunning! gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia challenge, hugs, Jane xxx

  12. wow this is fantastic Sarah, I just love how you have sat Tilda on a swing, its fantastic.
    I hope you are well and having a lovely weekend take care Maxine x

  13. Your card is just gorgeous, so well worth all that bother and trouble ! I'm glad you didn't give up !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  14. Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful colours and sweet Tilda and how brilliant to have her on a swing.

  15. this is beautiful, wonderful papers, embellies and image :)

    Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge :)



  16. This is beautiful Sarah, well done for getting there in the end - it was worth it! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  17. Very beautiful card Sarah - the colours are stunning and the execution excellent!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  18. Another great card Sarah, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge again this week and good luck!


    Jo and Tigerlover.

  19. This is just stunning - you were so right to keep going cos it's beautiful. Love the image and papers you used and such pretty colours as well. Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week, hugs, Dawny xxx

  20. Beautiful card. Great idea with tent card!
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x


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