Challenge Winning cards

Monday, February 19, 2024

Paw-fect Day

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has kindly provided images for us to use



As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:




What I used:

Image - The Paper Shelter
Coloured with - Pro-markers
Fancy Die - free with a magazine (Cut into pieces) 
Papers - from stash
Gems - the Range (coloured with promarkers)


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


Allsorts Challenge #768 - shades of pink

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #224 - AG

Creative Knockouts #515 - die cuts/punches/stencils

Creations In Pink #67 - AG


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, February 05, 2024

London City Girl

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by Colour of Love who has kindly provided images for us to use


The challenge this week is:


ADD A SENTIMENT


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:




What I used:

Charlotte London City Girl image - Colour of Love
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir
Papers - Wild rose Studio
Butterfly dies - free with magazines
Pearls - from stash
Greeting - Delicate Little Flower font


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Di's Digistamps - 3 colours (inc. red/pink)

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2405 - AG

Make My Monday #218 - patterned paper

Gem of a Challenge wk 3 - AG 

As You Like It - gems or pearls - for me it's always pearls. I like the elegance that pearls add to a card - they are so feminine, and they add a lovely subtle sheen. Also, as well as being a great value embellishment (so cheap!) they are available in loads of colours (or can be coloured with a marker). 

So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

That's All White

 Just a quick card today to add to my ever growing box of ready made cards...



I've used the following:

6x6 in card base - stash

Key Embossing folder - Couture Creations

Greeting - peel-offs coloured grey

House- wooden shape - The Range


I've added the tiniest bit of colour with a small piece of red card behind the heart.

 

I'm playing along with the challenges at:


Daring Cardmakers 2024/01 - It's all white

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2404 - CAS 

Can You Handle The Pressure 2024/01 - AG - TOP 3

613 Avenue Create - AG/New beginnings


Thanks for visiting


Sharon

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Big 5-0

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by Hetty Clare who has kindly provided images for us to use. This week's challenge is:

Two or more patterned papers

Unfortunately I am waiting for a new printer to arrive so I had the extra challenge of not being able to print!!

As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:

Patterned papers - Grunge Basics by Craft Sensations
Silver Mirri Card - from stash
Silver vellum - from stash
Number dies - Tattered Lace
Happy Birthday die - Sue Wilson


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Fingers #269 - AG

Unicorn Challenge #94 - Birthday

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #222 - AG

Make My Monday #217 - Happy Birthday

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2403 - AG


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, January 08, 2024

Something New ...

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


The theme this week is: 

 Something new

We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps who has kindly provided images for us to use


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:

Pink Spotty Paper - DecoTime
Kraft card base - from stash
Image - All Dressed Up
Greeting - Dreaming Outloud font


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


Sweet Stampin' - what's new with you

613 Avenue Create - New Beginnings - FRONT PORCH WINNER

Little Red Wagon #737 - what's new


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, January 01, 2024

Happy New Year... and a Birthday Card for My Mam

 A Happy New Year to anyone reading this - best wishes for 2024!

Each year the colour specialists, Pantone, determine the colour of the year which will influence fashion and style trends for the coming year For 2024, the colour is 'Peach Fuzz':


Now this is not a colour I'm particularly fond of - I find it a bit wishy washy and very 80s. However as one of my crafty resolutions is to push myself more I've decided to use this shade as inspiration for my Mam's birthday card - her birthday is 3rd January.

I've layered two different butterfly dies to add some depth to the image.


What I used:

Butterfly dies - free with magazines

Patterned paper - Ross Papercrafts

Greeting stamp - Honey Boo Stamps

Peach Vellum - Card Art Papercrafts

Pearls - Home Bargains


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Creative Fingers Challenge #268 - AG

Crazy Critter Challenges #82 - AG

Crafting Happiness Challenge #155 - AG

Cut It Up Challenge #294 - AG


Thank you for stopping by


Sharon

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Christmas Bear Hug

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


The challenge this week is - Anything Goes...


We have 3 sponsors for our challenge

All Dressed Up

they are offering 2 digital stamps

Ching Chou Kuik

they are offering 2 digital stamps

Dies to Die For


Who are offering £15 voucher

THIS CHALLENGE WILL LAST UNTIL

8TH JANUARY 2024

Only 3 cards allowed and must be new makes



As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:

Image - All Dressed Up 
Coloured with - Pro-markers and Spectrum Noir
Patterned Paper - Docraft's Papermania
Greeting - Claire Hand font
Pearls - The Range
Scalloped die - Spellbinders


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Christmas With The Cuties #76 - something die-cut

Inkspirational #303 - Seasonal

My Time To Craft #521 - Got to be Christmas 

Crafty Catz #660 - Christmas/Winter


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, November 13, 2023

A New Baby Girl

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we we don't have a sponsor so the challenge is just for fun. The theme is:

OCCASIONS OTHER THAN BIRTHDAYS


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:
Image - coloured topper from Hobby House
Papers - very old - from stash
Greeting - Paper Flowers font
Heart gem - Home Bargains (wedding section)

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2345 - AG

A Place To Start - something for a child

Crafty Gals Corner #249 - dots/stripes WINNER

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #697 - for a child


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.


Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

'Tis The Season To Sparkle

I'm still at home using my time wisely to make more Christmas cards. I've been digging through my unused stash and found a set of cute doggy dies that inspired this card



What I used:


Doggy Die set - X Cut

Heart sequin/glittery dot - Home Bargains

Tartan paper - Jelly Bean Crafts

Shiny Silver Card - stash 

Greeting - Chicken Lovers font


These Scottie dies are so cute and perfect for this CAS Christmas card.


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #151 - AG

Try It On Tuesday - Sparkle All The Way

Creative Moments #251 - It's alive!

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #50 - AG

The Paper Players #664 - tic tac toe (paper/die/dot)








Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Wicked Birthday

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


The theme this week is :

Autumn colours

Will you use the beautiful orange and brown shades of Autumn leaves... or will you go 'Spooky' with the orange, green and purple shades of Halloween?


This week we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up - I've used and old but favourite digi from them



As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:






What I used:

Image - New Hair Do - All Dressed Up
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir
Papers - Making Cards Magazine
Greeting - using Pumpkin Cheesecake font



I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #248 - Halloween colours

Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween

Fab N Funky #582 - make it female


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Under The Mistletoe

I'm currently off work recovering after an operation and what better way to recuperate than by making Christmas cards!

I was inspired today by the current challenge at The Paper Players



What I used:

Mistletoe and ribbon dies - Simply Cards and Papercraft #250

Base - White linen card - Jelly Bean Crafts

Red Textured paper - Jelly Bean Crafts

Patterned paper - Dovecraft Papermania

Peel-off greeting - Little Claire

Pearls - The Range


What a great sketch to follow - no odd bits!. I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

Cut It Up Challenge #289 - add a sentiment (MU dies)

Holly and Ivy Challenge #150 - AG

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #153 - Christmas flower/foliage


Thanks for visiting


Sharon

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Monday, October 16, 2023

Autumn Angel

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has kindly provided images for us to use.



The challenge this week is:

MORE THAN ONE FOLD


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:






What I used:

Image - Autumn Enchantment - The Paper Shelter
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir
Papers - Milton and Co
Greeting - by Desert Diva


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

613 Avenue Create - Autumn colours

Make My MondayAutumn colours

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2341 - AG

Crafty CalendarAutumn colours


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Smell The Roses

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by:


Ching Chou Kuik

the prize is

2 Digital stamps

and

Hetty Clare

the prize is 

3 Digital Stamps


 As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:







What I used:

Image - provided by Sponsors
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir pens
Rose Paper - The Range
Striped paper - hand made
Greeting - Dancing Script font


I'm entering this card into the 'ANYTHING GOES' challenges at:

Creations In Pink #62

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2337

Crafty Catz

Crafty Calendar - September


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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