Shakerbox Ball Game Card!

Here’s my entry for Tracey’s (RattyTatty) competition. It’s a shaker box with a ball game in it – and it really works!! I have only managed to get 2 balls (beads) into the holes, but if I wasn’t so impatient, I could probably do it!! The ‘B’ for blue birdies is the monogram required for TGIF this week… sneaky, aren’t I? 😉

The birdie is my own handcarved stamp, inspired by Hermine, who carved a lovely dove from an eraser. I fell in love with it and finally got round to carving mine last night. I really love him – he is soooo cute!! I used Dovecraft papers behind the box and Paper Pesto papers for the birdie and the card. The tree and frame stamp for the birdies is by Crafty Individuals. I think I should mention that I used a cuttlebug embossing folder cover for the box – much easier than faffing about with foam tape and baby powder! (Knowing me, there would’ve been much more mess to clear up…. I’m not good with baby powder!)

\'B\' is for blue birdie!

I love the Dovecraft paper packs because they are so versatile and I like the colourways, but I adore the Paper Pesto ones because they are strong and made lovely birdies which didn’t tear or warp and could probably stand up, if they had legs…

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  1. Sandy

     /  April 18, 2008

    Oh Rosie what a great project. So wonderful design. Really striking.
    Love it.

    Thanks for this wonderful entry for TGiF.

  2. beautiful card Rosie! love the birds!

  3. Wow fabulous, love your bird!!

  4. WOW, Rosie!! I LOVE your birdies! Adorable! and, I REALLY love this card!….I want to make one of these!….is there a tutorial somewhere on the web?? I love the idea of making a bead game card.

  5. beautiful !!!

  6. Great job Rosie love that tree stamp Have it myself I love Crafty Indiviiduals stamps . Love your birdie stamp. Brilliant love everything you have put together works so well. Hope you enjoyed making the shaker box game. Thanks for taking part in my challenge and I have replied to Barbara hegartys question about a tutorial , So you don’t need to worry about it.
    So will you be making any more ?

  7. Tracey – I doubt it… it was fun and my DD was very impressed… dunno! I also sent Barbara your link, but good for you *g*
    I think if I can find a ruder or funnier version, I might well make a few more… it was easier than I thought it would be. I only made it cos you said I had to ma’am!! Hehehe! 😉

  8. Rosie, you rock !!! Unbelievable – creating such a project ! Awesome !!!

    Thank you soooo much for participating TGiF with such a stunning creation !!!

  9. Love all your designs!

  10. what a cool project – well done.


  11. Wunderschön!

  12. bastelkueken

     /  April 19, 2008

    wonderful and fantastic

  13. barnie

     /  April 19, 2008

    Fantastic… you’ve carved a stamp ?! Hut ab 😉 … something I’ve never tried… I don’t like bloody fingers 😉

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