Friday, September 28, 2012

Playing in Paradise #86 - PeekaBoo!

Happy Friday! I'm pretty excited about this week's challenge, let me tell you, because wait until see see how adorable the prompt is....

SBP PPC # 86
That's my Abby! She totally loves playing Peek-a-Boo, and yes, she is tucked in with a blanket & pillow there. *Ahem*
So, to translate this CUTENESS to paper, there are lots of ways to hide and reveal elements in a paper project - pockets, flaps, envelopes, and many many more! Here's what I did for mine:

I used my Tim Holtz design ruler to pierce holes along the top & bottom of my piece of designer paper (from Basic Grey) & the white card base. (EK Success has a similar product here, and piercing tools & accessories from Bazill are available here). I then sewed in a cross-stitch pattern using two strands of white embroidery floss.

I didn't use any adhesive, so sewing has created a pocket - voila!

Next I created the focal point for the card front - when it was all coloured up I adhered it using foam tape. 
And the inside message that's hidden inside the pocket was created by using the Lacy Ovals Nesties in 3 sizes, and some fun fibres from my stash. (Did you see this post earlier this week with all those luscious new fibres from Tim Holtz? Are you a follower? Because then you get to find out about these things first, and get random surprise sale & coupon codes too. Just sayin!)

As you can see, I wrote "Pull Me" on the littlest tab - most people who aren't card makers are loathe to pull on things without being directed! 

So, what does the design team have to share with you today? Let's see:


Usually our guest designer is a previous week's winner, but this time around she couldn't I asked my dear friend Barb to come show off her peek-a-boo style! Look at this stunner:

Please note: We post daily, so to find this challenge again once you have your project made please click on the 'Playing in Paradise Challenge' button on the right hand side to be taken to the current challenge.

The prize for PPC#86 is MICRO FINE GLITTER SET FUNKY COLLECTION - $25 value. SWEET! But, you have to play along to have a chance to win!

How to Play: 

1. Everyone is invited to play! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your challenge entry.

2. You have until noon on Thursday, October 4th to link your entries for this challenge below.
3. Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC86 so we can find you!  
4. Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.

CONGRATULATIONS to  CINDY C! the winner of the Playing in Paradise #85 challenge. You can see her beautiful card by clicking here. Cindy, we'd love to have you play along in a future challenge. Please email Pam at and she'll get back to you with the details for your prize and for how you can play along with us in a future challenge!

All right everybody, show us your peek-a-boo skills!