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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Never-ending card!

I spent the afternoon crafting with my two youngest granddaughters today.

Obviously most of the crafting was done Bea, although Connie would have liked to have got her hands on my Cosmic Twinkles! (won't be long before she is crafting too - she was fascinated by what we were doing! I can see she will have to have her own craft box eventually).

We used her Cuttlekids machine, and Bea learned how to shade flowers with chalks and outline with Cosmic Twinkles, and she did some stamping and painted the images with Lyra Aqua Crayons and a koi brush (I am sure those crayons and brushes were designed with kids in mind!) (You can seen the crayons in Bea's hand).

But the "piece de resistance" was Bea's "Never Ending Card." (I had seen this on C&C in the Lili of the Valley Show, and was as fascinated as Nigel the presenter at the effect). I had a play with a piece of paper first to see if I had got the idea right, and before I left this afternoon I prepared some pieces of card, and found some Mr Men and Beatrix Potter freebies that were in my stash for just such a granddaughter's crafting session. I thought I would be a good idea to supervise to try this new idea with Bea as practise!

The backing papers, toppers and placement of same were all chosen and done by Bea, I was just in charge of the tape pen, and the paper trimmer!

front of card
which opens out to this

which then opens out to this

and then this

and finally back to the front and this picture shows the front slightly open

It was a fascinating thing to make. Shall now attempt to make a "grown up" one.


Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Mags, and what beautiful little girls - I bet you've had a lovely afternoon with them

Beryl K said...

How wonderful Mags, your granddaughters are beautiful. I love the neverending card too
Beryl x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What cute grandchildren you have Mags and what a super card you all have made. I tried making a never ending card the other week and throw it aside in frustration!!! Well done you. Cathy xxxxx