Thursday, 7 October 2010

Don't Be Square!

Morning, all! Well, at last there's a little bit of sunshine out there, though it's co-o-old! I refuse to put the heating on until the end of October: luckily I have some thick woolly socks to keep my tiny toes toasty-warm!

Might have to dig out the thermal undies soon, too!

This looks like a simple, quick card for The Penny Black Saturday Challenge doesn't it? You would not believe how long it took me! First I went for a hexagon, and produced weird shapes unknown to geometry.

Aha! Try an octogon, Mags, all you need do is slice off the corners, thought I. HAH! I'd failed to consider that all 8 sides have to be the same length, and the angles have to be just right, too. I never was much good at Maths. I managed, eventually!

Anyhoo, the card is going to a colleague of my hubby's, who has a birthday next week. I like making cards in general, but making one specially for a particular person gives it an added zing.

Ok, have a good day in the sunshine and thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Recipe: PB Stamp Fanfare, Kaleidocolor Autumn stamp pad
BG Porcelain paper, orange organza ribbon from Hobbycraft


Jules said...

Wow Mags .. .. you have done really well if you have cut your base card without the aid of a template .. well done!! You must have been good at geometry in your school years (unlike me!! LOL!!!).

Love what you have done here. Very clever and bringing all those colours into your gorgeous stamp makes it look extra great.

You can also include your lovely creation in the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge if you wanted to. The theme this month is "The Colours of Autumn" and you have covered this really well.

There are now weekly as well as monthly prizes so you can enter each week if you wanted to and all entries will count at the end of the month .. .. so more chance of winning!!!

You can find us at

if you fancy entering.

Love Jules xx

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! Well worth all the effort. And what a gorgeous stamp! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

pink lady said...

Wow this is beautiful Mags, I love the Autumn colours and the hexagon shape...I'm not surprised it took you ages!..hugs Shelly x

coops said...

wow,fabulous card mags.super shape and i love your image and stunning autumnal colours :)

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Mags, beautiful colours.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi, great card, thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black.

Liz x

Kath Stewart said...

love your shaped card mags...hexagon...octagon whatever...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Sorry mags posted it on joeys candy! lol, gorgeous card, luv the image, great deisgn, luv the ribbon detail, sue,x

Macpurp said...

I love this shaped card. great shape and beautiful colours.
love teen x