Quirky Crafts Challenge 11- Spyders Sketch

We were given some lovely files to work with this time around for Spyder's Challenge, which is a sketch. The sponsors are The Cutting Cafe. This site is well worth checking out, with cutting files and digis for all tastes. Please visit the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog for details of the challenge, prizes and of course the sketch to inspire you....actually I believe there are two to choose from...what more can you ask for?
Here is my design team entry for this one...hope you like it...

Finished Card

Anyone who visited via the WOYWW last week, might be interested to see the finished card that was on my desk at the time. I promised I would show it...so here it is:-
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the paper piecing baker that I created in MTC. I decided that he really needed to be stood up, so went for the pull up card. I fastened him to the sliding portion and then decided that the sides of the card were much too plain....ribbon didn't work for me, neither did any of the border punches I have...so out come the MTC software again. The borders were created on there, just little cupcake shapes cut out from a wavy border. I then coloured the cupcakes with promarkers and fixed them in place with sticky pads to give some dimension to the card.

Here is the card open showing the verse, and the whole thing was completed with a label on the back to allow the sender to sign it. I handed it over today and she was thrilled to bits with it, so I am happy too.

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I have missed a few Wednesday Work Desks, apologies for that to all concerned, I have been a bit tied up elsewhere.
Well here is my desk this morning
 I am in the middle of a card order. This request is for an 80th Birthday card for a Gentleman who loves to bake cakes. I searched the internet for a suitable image and found a line drawing of this baker and cake counter. I decided this would be a good thing to test my new cutter software out on, I have just treated myself to MTC software as I had heard great things about its trace abilities. I have to say so far I am impressed, however I am yet to be able to find a way to do a decoupage print and cut....which is a little disappointing. If anyone out there reading this has any tips for Print and cut using MTC and/ or Gazelle, I would be grateful to hear from you....anyway I digress!
Hear is the paper piecing I created from my MTC file:-
I am really pleased with this and am off now to cut a card. I think I will use the shape that I have just used as the Quirky Crafts Challenge this week, a pull up card or sliding window. I will post when done.
Please visit Julia's blog to see lots of other desks today..
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Quirky Crafts Challenge number 10

It's my turn to set the challenge again already over at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog today. I had to think long and hard, because all this challenge setting isn't as easy as you think it might be. I thought about all the different shapes of cards I have made over the years and decided to re visit one of my old favorites. I called it a sliding window card, but I have also seen it called a pull up card. I decided to go with a male theme also as Father's Day is not that far away and I want to be organised (for a change). Here is my design entry:-

Pop over to the blog to see the other design teams creations and enter the challenge yourself...we would love to see you there.