Friday, 18 April 2008

Fab Friday Challenge 6

Hello again, it's Friday!!! That came round quickly didn't it. I hope everyone has had a good week. I was in QVC twice this week with Dawn and JJ. It was JJ's birthday on Wednesday, (Happy Birthday J, just in case your having a read). We went out for a lovely meal with Jayne on Tuesday evening, as Jayne has left Personal Impressions so it was a "congratulations on your new job, but sorry your leaving do". It was lovely to see her again and a really nice evening.

On the Wednesday Nicky and I had a day off. Went into Greenwich and had a brilliant Indian meal (lots of eating this week so far eh!). I treated myself (really shouldn't have, but needed a bit of cheering), I bought a batch of books for altering. Always worried that I wouldn't actually be able to cut a book up, so I choose one's that were very cheap and obviously needed some care and attention. Really got inspired, so hopefully I'll be able to have fun working on a new project. Also bought Banksy's book (Wall and Piece). It's fab. I love his work, the humour and the rebellion of it adds to the wonderful art-work. I'd definately love to see more Graffiti if it took the Banksy form, as opposed to just scribbly names everywhere. The graffiti that seems to odorn so many walls is just boring really isn't it, and just looks messy. Anyhow, I'm not going to hit the street with my paint cans, it's much to cold and I'd spend half a day looking at the wall wondering what to do, get bored and probably just end up buying a bag of chips and going home........

Anyhow, that's a quick update, and now for this weeks challenge.

Holey Moley

No adea what that expression means, or comes from, but I was thinking holes. So the challenge is to create something with holes. You can rip and tear your holes, punch them, use them as frames for something fantastic underneath.

I used my QuicKutz to punch the larger holes, then plier punches to make the smaller holes. I inked the edges of the cream card, and also inked the larger holes, then attached a ribbon round one section of the card, which I tied in a knot. I attached the holey card to a piece of green bazzil with 3D foam (and some silicone glue on the parts where the small holes were quite frequent. Attached a little piece of ribbon at the top with a large green brad, and then finished with some flowers which I also cut using the QuicKutz. I attached the flowers with silicone and finished with a little Stickles glitter glue.

Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.



Carolyn said...

Thanks again Leonie for a great challenge.

My effort can be found at

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Leonie
Thank you for the inspiration - you inspired me to use a similar design on a card I was making for the Funky Hand DT samples using dotty paper. I have put a link on my blog with a credit to yourself.
Love visiting your blog it is such fun and always makes me giggle.

Anonymous said...

Think you've been reading my mind Leonie?!! In the last week or two I have been 'playing' with my cropadile and some eyelets and made several "Holey Moley" ATC's to trade with my "buddies"...... now do you suppose that's "Great minds think alike" or the other ??!!!Thought yours was great though and loved the Dragon last week !!
Love Mary xx

Anonymous said...

I love using the computer for my crafting. I don't see it as cheating or 'not creative' as you have to think about what your composion is going to be and then create the 'look' you want. I am not very good on inspiration but find I can create unique ideas when using my computer.
I suppose its the difference between someone using a 'real' musical instrument or synthesizer or keyboard!!!
I love your inspirations and your presentations on QVC.
Luv Jody

sharon said...

Hi Leonie
Thanks for your good luck message on my blog. I made a few pennies today and one lady said my cards where the nicest she'd seen!
Here's my Holey Moley challenge.
Love Sharon

Rosie said...

Here's my holey moley challenge - had a LOT of fun with this!

K J D said...

Hi Leonie

Your ATC is really cheerful!

Mine is called Alice Down the Rabbit Hole.....

K x

daisy said...

Mine is now on my blog.

weekend-crafter said...

Hi Leonie, made a card last night and thought I would try and enter it into your Holey Moley friday challenge. Hope I haven't missed the deadline, knowing my luck I have. Anyway its posted on my blog


PS Could watch you for hours on QVC