Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sneak Peek - Papercraft Inspirations Magazine

Every month in Papercraft Inspiration magazine, they have a Quick Cards section, where they ask four designers to interpret various themes, to give the readers ideas.
One of the briefs I was given this month (Issue 73, on sale in the UK on monday), was a male card, based on an old fashioned board game...............I really had to think about this one, but was pleased with the end result.
Here's the sentiment, can you guess what game I chose?

I drew the snake, I was quite pleased with him..............................

and here's the finished card - of course, it's Snakes and Ladders - do you have that game in the USA? The ladder was made using strips of black cardstock, the dice was doodled and cut out, then stuck on with a pop dot. The lettering was handwritten

I am finally feeling organised. Cases are packed, craft stuff sorted out and packed (one big case just for craft stuff, how can that be............), just last minute stuff to do now. We are down in London today to see the children and grandchildren, so expect a few new photos of the munchkins soon.
See you tomorrow

















25 comments:

Cris said...

Love your card! Is it Chutes & Ladders? I played that one a lot when I was little!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

chutes & ladders in the USA

too cute. and your soooo talented with that snake!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Okay here is how my mind works, when I saw I hope your Birthday has lots of UPS...I read U-P-S the parcel delivery service. Actually that would be a fabulous birthday..*grin* Very cute card! Safe travels!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Okay here is how my mind works, when I saw I hope your Birthday has lots of UPS...I read U-P-S the parcel delivery service. Actually that would be a fabulous birthday..*grin* Very cute card! Safe travels!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Okay here is how my mind works, when I saw I hope your Birthday has lots of UPS...I read U-P-S the parcel delivery service. Actually that would be a fabulous birthday..*grin* Very cute card! Safe travels!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Okay here is how my mind works, when I saw I hope your Birthday has lots of UPS...I read U-P-S the parcel delivery service. Actually that would be a fabulous birthday..*grin* Very cute card! Safe travels!

Rufus said...

I think that's the same as Chutes and Ladders here in the US. Oh you'll be glad once you get here, the weather is finally gorgeous! I complain about doing it twice a year, can't imagine 4 times, and flying at that! Only 1 suitcase for crafty stash, amazing!
R/

Tammy said...

What a cool card idea....We have Chutes & Ladders here in the USA.
Smiles...Tammy
Played it alot with my boys.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hi Enfys...thank you so much for the wonderful welcome to the team at BBTB2! Actually I've followed your work since you were the guest designer at Everyday with the Cricut! I love your stuff! So excited to be working with you!

Treva said...

Cute card, I was thinking chutes & ladders too!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

adorable! thanks for sharing:)

Melodie said...

That's fantastic, dear Enfys. I love the colours very much and the picture is so cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Chrisd said...

Such an adorable card. I might have to try that card out for myself...Safe traveling!

Margie said...

One of my all-time favorite board games, En!!! You captured it perfectly... this card is amazing!

KreatesKards said...

This is great ... when I saw it too, at first I thought of UPS (United Parcel Service) instead of "ups". Then I saw the snake and the ladder.

Jessica said...

Hey En, I know you'll enjoy time with the kiddles, I look forward to new pix. They must have grown so much. I hope your travels are enjoyable, and without mishap. Take care and hugs, Jess

Lisa said...

Hi Enfys!! Haven't been on much this past week, busy with my son who is on leave. I love the last 3 cards you did! SO adorable!! Your snake is awesome, and yes it's Chutes & ladders here in the US. I never really liked that game tho, more of a "Candyland" kind of gal..probably explains my addiction to chocolate!!!!

I know you must be a bit sad getting ready to come back to the states, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for safe travel, and enough hugs from your munchkins to last awhile (I know, never enough tho'!).


*hugs* Enfys, and thanks so much for all your fantastic cards that you make, you are versatile! I love how you come up with so many original and fun ideas!!!

Lisa Sturgill

Karen said...

stunning stunning work hun.

love karen x

Linda L said...

Great card. I guess who every made it in the US didn't like snakes. LOL it is called Chutes and Ladders here. I teach !st grade it is big with 5 and 6 year old children.

mahuntington said...

I played that Chutes and Ladders game for hours and hours with my grandchildren. What fun! Love your snakes!

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, too cute, En! We have Chutes and Ladders here. In any case it's adorable. Enjoy the grandkids! xxD

My Creative Time said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Great job:)
hugs,
Emma:)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

cute cute card.. have a safe trip.

Sharon said...

Love this card! You did a great job with your snake. :)

1CardCreator said...

Just too cute! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane