Sunday, 19 July 2009

New House

Another new challenge site for me - again found whilst looking at fellow Polkadoodle DT mate Saskia's blog (it's all your fault!) and I came across CRAFT challenges!

This week the brief is to:

make an unusual shaped card - no squares or rectangles allowed!
I was asked to make a new home card for a work colleague as her son and girlfriend have just moved house (he loves windsurfing, hence the board and strange shorts) and I was given a sketch of what their flat looked like - they are actually on the top floor and that's why I've only done three windows - it symbolises their floor.....!
I've used a template from Craftwork cards, and have used Fiskars embossing boards for the roof and bricks on the house, chalked and inked them and then added the windows over the top. The window frames have been cut with a concentric rough square Cuttlebug die with vellum added for the glass.

The little people are Sizzix die cuts and I've adapted some of the shapes so they would fit with the theme. The surfboard is my own template.

The sentiment has been attached with wire.
  • Dies: Sizzix
  • Embossing: Fiskars embossing boards
  • House Template: Craftwork cards
  • Ribbon: From my stash


  1. A fantastic shaped card. I love all the little details you've added.Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
    Julie x

  2. great take on the challenge Ruth and your house is so cute...loe the ribbon across the roof and check out those surfer shorts...Hugs Kath xxxxxx

  3. Wonderful card, great idea. Thanks for taking part in the CRAFT challenge. Anesha

  4. What a brilliant shaped card - great fun! Thanks for playing at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

  5. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck.


  6. Hi,

    This is a great shaped card, the sentiment is awesome !!!

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.

    Good luck,

    Peggy x

  7. All my fault...this GREAT card!!!! :)

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT-challenge!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  8. Fantastic card
    hugs rozzy xx


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