Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Matilda on her swing......

Oh my goodness, brace yourself, I have posted two days in a row!LOL I actually have had a little time to get into that wonderful craft room of mine and play.....I had this idea for a class to do at Stamping was to get little Matilda a swing under a tree.....I really wanted her to actually swing back and forth. So I thought about it and placed a brad behind the tree so that the swing would move back and forth freely. I also had this Martha Stewart punch that I new alot of the ladies who take my classes have, so I thought it would maybe work to make a tree! All I can say is with lots of trial and errors it worked, oh and lots of punching of these little leaf branches.... Little Matilda gets to swing!

I sponged around my cloud template with chalk to give the appearance of clouds in the background. I also made the front of my card out of acetate so you could see right thru it to the sentiment inside. The tree trunk I embossed with a tree bark embossing folder I just recently purchased at Stamping Bella and it work perfectly. Matilda on her swing is from Stamping her!
I hope you have a wonderful evening......I am off to visit you all that come to visit as I have not had alot of time to do so lately! Talk soon!


  1. ahahahaha!!! How cute!!! You are so clever Christine! I love it!! What a darling tree too! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Dena

  2. OMGoodness Christine, this is the cutest card EVER!! You are so creative to get the swing swinging .... only you LOL!!! Love the acetate cover too - may just have to case this idea!! The tree looks awesome too!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. So very clever and so darn cute!


  4. Christine, what a cool idea! This lloks simply great!! And oh my God...all the work with the leaves! I do not know if I would be taht patient....;)
    Gorgeous card!!

  5. oh wow this is fabulous .. that tree is amazing and i love that the front of the card is acetate
    Lisa x

  6. Oh they're going to LOVE this clever to make the swing actually SWING. :) Just look at all that work on the leaves, too...AWESOME!

  7. That turned out really well Christine. You are so creative. I will see the card at Stamping Bella today.

  8. And it is truly STUNNING, Christine. Wow, wow, wow! Fab idea to use the acetate. Great idea to use the brad so she swings and your tree is absolutely BRILLIANT! Hugs, Lesley

  9. How happy am I that you posted again and had time to play. This is amazing, love the image swinging. This must have taken ages.

  10. I don,t know ,how to express my feelings because the stuff you use in your design and also your creative idea is so much fabulous and i m totally inspired from it,keep it coming,

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  11. Hi Chris wow two stunning cards and so clever with the swing, you really are talented, they are both really beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. Christine you are brilliant. I love the movable swinging Matilda. And your tree is fabulous. Love the embossed tree trunk. Great scene. Love your card.

  13. Hi Christine, how clever are you! this is brilliant, and the tree from the punch is fabby.Hugs Sue W.

  14. Wow, this is awesome!! The tree looks amazing and the swing movement is brilliant! Juliexx

  15. A moving swing for Matilda with a 3-D tree ~ WOW WOW WOW ! This is brilliant Christine and I think I will have to call Em and book one of the classes ... even though you know I will be sitting there playing with the tree and the swing 'til the cows come home! Ha ! This is so adorable and I can't wait to see it up close & personal ♥

  16. Well aren't you so clever. I love this. My girls used to spend hours swinging from a tire swing that hung from a tree. Great times. This is adorable.


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