Q for Quick and Simple

Friday, 16 September 2011

Hi everyone!
Yet another week has gone by and I don't know where it went to!  I thought I'd be all organised now since the weddings are over but I just can't seem to get anywhere near organised!
And not only that, but another fortnight has gone by and it's time for another challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.  And if you haven't already guessed from my title, we're up to Q and it's for Quick and Simple - now there is a real challenge!!  I usually spend hours making a card and sometimes even days!

But this one kind of happened by accident!
My little sister was heading off on a school trip to Paris and, as us big sisters have to do, I was giving her a bit of spending money for the trip.  I was just about to leave the house when a thought popped into my head (it doesn't happen very often, so it surprised me!) that I should've made her a card for going.  Then I was nearly knocked off my feet when another thought popped into my already thought-filled head - I could make her one now with the bargain stamps I bought ages ago of Parisian themes!

So I took a piece of an off-cut from some DL shaped wedding invitations I made earlier in the year (I keep everything!) and scallop punched one of the short ends.  I butted the other, straight edge, up on my score-board and scored a line at the tri-fold mark.  I folded that line then butted the folded side and scored on the same line, leaving a short piece that I folded and secured on the inside of the card to make a pocket.

I then went over the whole thing with my Parisian themed stamps in brown versafine and also in versamark to make shadows, and this is how it turned out



And with that all-important money in it!

It literally took about 5 minutes to make - including thinking time!

I'm entering this in the following challenges;
Less is More: One Layer, seeing double
Jules Craty Snippet Challenge, more of an off-cut than a snippet, so I hope it still counts!
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Sing it - Parisian Walkways by Gary Moore
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Clean and Simples
Trully Scrumptious: Decorate the inside of your card

I thought I'd finish with the fabby song - Parisian Walkways by Gary Moore, I saw him a couple of years ago in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, totally awesome and sadly missed.

Thanks for looking!


Jules said...

Hi Sheena

Your snippet make is gorgeous .. .. I see an offcut as a snippet too!!!

Sorry, I had to close the gates early this week as I am at an Art Festival from this evening until Sunday evening so to give me chance to write my post and schedule I had to close the challenge last night!! Sorry!

Please link your make to new challenge that will start on Sunday .. .. it is too lovely not to let my other playmates see it!!

Sorry to be messing you about.

Love Jules xx

Chrissie said...

This is very sweet Sheena, but sadly you've linked it to too many challenges for us at "Less is More" where was have a maximum of 5 including ours.
Do join us again next time for another Clean and Simple Challenge!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,lovely images and colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Mandi said...

What a super wallet
Some FAB stamping, although not so much white space for us. Extremely effective
Thank you
"Less is More"

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Marlies said...

This is gorgous card and a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Lesley said...

Fab wallet Sheena, great idea for a gift! xx

Irene said...

Fabulous snippet card Sheena, I love the Paris theme.


Jules said...

Hi Sheena

I am so pleased you linked your gorgeous snippet make this week .. .. it was too lovely not to share it in the snippet playground that's for sure.

I hope your Sister is having a lovely time in Paris .. .. now lovely of you to give her such a special treat before she left.

Thank you for your lovely inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

Love the plain and simple effect. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Elizabeth said...

Lovley snippet card - a great way to use a stamp set and I bet your sister was chuffed with both the card and the content :) Elizabeth x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very classy!

Hugs, Sandra

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very classy.

Hugs, Sandra