Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Fairground Attraction

My daughter is a great supporter of my crafting and that makes me feel I should make her something slightly spectacular for her birthday card. So, as usual, I couldn't think of what to make her until I saw the challenge at Cut it Up, to make a bendy card.

I've only ever made a bendy once before, and that was quite a simple one. So, in addition to the fantastic inspiration from the Cut it Up DT, I searched online for some good examples. I found this one by Crystal, which I used for inspiration.

Everything was cut on the Silhouette electronic cutting machine. The (pre-coloured) images are by Lettering Delights - as I had left this till the last minute, I decided against using the layered SVGs and instead, used the graphic files which I traced and 'print and cut'. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp.

As well as Cut it UP, I'd also like to enter:
Stampin Royalty just as I'm about to link up I notice it says 'dies' not 'die-cuts' and I wonder if digital cutting counts or just metal dies... ?
OohLaLa  die cuts
Crafty Friends anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage anything goes


  1. Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. This is so clever and I just love all things you added to it

    Chrissie xx

  3. So cute and so very clever too! Thanks for joining the challenge at Ooh La La!

  4. Wow! This is a spectacular card! Your daughter will love it. So glad we inspired you to go bendy!

    Thanks for joining us for our Bendy/Scene Card challenge at Cut it Up!


  5. This is so fun, Marina! I love all the little details that are included! I've never done this type of project before, but after seeing this, I might just be tempted... ;)

  6. This is an awesome creation Marina!!!!

  7. This is fabulous Marina! Love all that detail... I made one for my friend Pat as a special some years ago ... Funny I've never done a bendy card since. Anyway your daughter will surely be thrilled!

  8. Wow! This is spectacular! So bright and cheerful, your daughter must have loved it! I think I would be scared to try and make a bendy card, maybe one day! It would be a step outside of my comfort zone! xxx

  9. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. I always try and go the extra mile for my family members cards. For the same reason, they're great supporters. This looks really spectacular!

  11. This is so cute, I love that fabulous scene you created! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  12. such an unusual design it's so cheerful love the colours

  13. This is such a fun card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Oh La La Creations. Michellex

  14. Hi Marina, This is a lovely card! I'm honored that you were inspired by a card I created and shared the link. :)