Friday, 2 December 2011

Secret Element Christmas Card

Good morning everyone, I'm typing this post on a very wet and windy Thursday evening as I'll be sitting in the hairdressers when this post goes live. I'm really hoping the weather is a bit better too.
It's time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles and this week Team A (which includes me) will be giving you some inspiration. We've split into 2 teams to save challenge entrants having to trawl through a gazillion creations to reach the link tool.
This week's challenge has been chosen by Enfys and she would like to see a creation with a Secret Element suitable for a child (or in my case a teenager). I chose to make something suitable for my nephews who are in their later teens.

All the elements on my card are from the Magical Winter CD set and I chose the cute penguin together with papers in colours suitable for boys (or girls who don't like pink!).
I assembled the front of the card in layers as you see, adding a little glitz with navy glitter card. I covered part of the inside with the same backing paper and made a pocket to tuck a gift card in (for game and music mad teenagers) and added a cut out penguin with foam tape.
I finished off with a central border of dotty paper and a sentiment from the CD, leaving room either side to write a message to the recipient. As you see, very simple!
Challenges for my creation:
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and have a great day,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely cards! Enjoy your time at the hairdresser's! Valerie

Jacqueline said...

We have sunshine here Fliss - hope you have too. Lovely card - great idea - Jacqueline xx

Lana said...

This is adorable Fliss xoxo

Dots Dabbles said...

this is a gorgeous card for a teenager Fliss! I love how you have done the inside up to match in with the front. The gift tag pocket is ingenious
Dot x

Cheryl said...

oh this is perfect for the teenager hun,love how you have done the inside,hugs cherylxxxx

Irene said...

This is great Fliss, love the penguin inside next to the gift card, looks like he is keeping guard,just brilliant. Have a good weekend.
Irene xx

Anonymous said...

This warms the heart as it is so cheerful. So lovely.
It is bitterly cold here not helped that we've had no heating or hot water since Sunday :(
Have you popped on over to TSC - if not then I am delighted to tell you that you made my Top 3 for the Ribbon & Lace challenge. If you contact Val you will receive a button to add to your sidebar.

Bea und Doreen said...

Hi Fliss, your card is so cute. Love the image.
It's really great.
Doreen xx

Dawn said...

What a great way to give someone a voucher. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely projecta Fliss - that penguine is so fun! Cheers Claire x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lovely card, the penguine looks wonderful.

Enfys said...

Thanks for joining in with my challenge with your fab project Fliss (love your Timmie tags as well!)
En x

Emma H said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!