Friday, 28 December 2012

Mystery Box Challenge No 2

Mystery Boxes are opened on Nicely Done Designs Blogspot and Challenge No 2 includes Glitter, Brads, Tag, Kraft Paper and Rubber Stamp.

I didn't see 'Rubber Stamp's when I decided to join this challenge - I am challenged with stamping!!!
I decided to go for it.  I have taken some time over this - admittedly Christmas disrupted things a bit - but it was the stamp you see ............ I do have stamps, used to use them a lot .......... in the olden days!

So I sorted tags and brads and paper and GLITTER (this was a chance to use my nice, new, incredibly useful - so the DH was told - glue pen) all from my stash.

I laid it all out and then decided I would use an unknown make Balloons rubber stamp on my large tag.  I could glitter the little light squares ............... I did......... not that impressed ........... it needed more glitter!!!  I used a smaller stamp for the second tag - still not happy with the stamping but 'less is more'.

So I used double sided tape and made double lines at the side and along the bottom - glittered to my hearts content   *happy! happy!*

Then I attached the first tag by a brad and added the second brad.  This was adhered to the card and the second tag, I tied a bow using DMC Jewel Effect Thread (No321) , using a 3D sticky to raise it over the smaller tag.
I am very pleased with the result - this being my very first 'totally made for challenge' card..... and stamped.........


  1. Hi, Christine! I loved your write up, Funny! And you have completely captured the spirit of the Nicely Done Designs Challenge! The fun is in using the Mystery Items in different ways and/or stepping back in time and using old techniques to create fresh ideas.

    I "totally" love your design and hope you will play with us again. We don't always have you're good!

    Nicely Done Designs

  2. Wow Christine your card (tag) is really creative I love the inspiration it invokes in me. Now I must find time to play.

  3. Hi, Christine! please e-mail me at You are invited to be a GDT and create a Mystery Box for one of our upcoming challenges. Congratulations!


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