Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday again and time for another challenge - are you ready?

Well it's Sunday again and time for another challenge on the Hobbycutz blog - this week's challenge, which is number 6 and will run for TWO weeks, is "MORE THAN ONE FOLD". I should point out that you do not have to use a Hobbycutz die in order to enter but that there are additional prizes available to those who do. I immediately thought of tea bag folding but it has been a while so after a quick refresher on youtube I set off with some papers and came up with this ...

Materials used:
  • 15 cm square white, 300 gsm scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 12½ cm square chocolate glitter paper
  • 12½cm square orange patterned paper from booklet below and edged using a Martha Stewart PATP set of punches
  • 8 x 6cm squares of the yellow paper (from the booklet below) tea bag folded (see link above) and attached to the orange and chocolate layers using a large bronze sugared brad
  • Hobbycutz butterfly (S0072) painted with twinkling H2O's in violet and copper penny
  • Three iridescent pink faux pearls for the butterfly body
  • Quickie glue pen and Crystal glamour dust which I used to "twinkle" up the papers - sadly, it doesn't really show all that well in the photograph - it's twinklier IRL!!!

The papers came from here!
Here's how this project started life .....

8 little paper squares

Now they've become 8 folded little squares

Oh yes, I THINK you can see that it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than one fold!!!

I was on a bit of a roll with this more than one fold challenge and had in my collection some acrylic gift bubbles (!?!?!) ..... so-

Front of the gift box with the Hobbycutz die and gift of dies

Back of the gift box with the "more than one fold" element

Materials used:
  • Acetate bubble pack (Wynneth and I went 50/50 on a dozen from Violettes stamp store in Lakeland, Florida!)
  • Hobbycutz small chipboard butterfly covered with glossy accents and liberally sprinkled with iridescent pink confetti
  • White gift tag (from a blog candy win - thanks to Brenda Brown)
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Strip of double sided paper (blue/striped) edged using a Martha Stewart punch and folded concertina fashion to form the rosette which was then glued to a disc of card to keep it flat.
  • One crystal earring (heaven only knows where the other one went!) with the earring piece removed, glued to the centre of the rosette
  • Strip of the matching Costco paper 8½ x 11cm
  • Blue organza ribbon (won in a challenge - thanks Wynneth) tied in to a bow to "seal" the package

Yesterday saw us heading out for a drive, we didn't really have anywhere in mind so we found ourselves at downtown Kissimmee before we really thought too much about it. As is our usual habit, we head to the lake and admire the scenery and wild life ..... this time we even managed wild life BEFORE reaching the lake .....

A train, a mustang and some ducks!!???

Yes, honestly, ducks!

Looks like they wanted to travel too!

Monument in Kissimmee

The lake and the wildlife ..... think he was fishing!

This little trip was followed up with us dining out with our lovely neighbours, Sally and Roger, and we visited the Texas Roadhouse as I had received an e-mail offering me a free appetiser. We picked their onion blossom - yummmmm - and made our menu choice from their early bird menu, I had the pulled pork dinner, also yummy!! We rolled out of there and I swear that, if it hadn't JUST finished hurling rain down upon us then we would have felt the need to walk round the lake again (see my previous post on  THAT walk here). Instead we headed for home ..... only to discover that we'd had no rain at all!! WEIRD! After a chat over another drink we headed home and guess what? STILL no rain!

Happy Sunday peeps!


Debs M said...

great makes and pictures Kathy x

Kobie Fouché said...

Kathy, I love both your projects...teabag folding is something I haven't done as yet, will have to put that on my to do list...

Your pictures is lovely and looks like you had a fab time...and the food sound yum too....

The weather is horrible in the Uk?

Have a lovely Sunday...