Challenge Winning cards

Monday, September 20, 2021

Patterned Squares

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


This week we are being sponsored by Di's Digi Designs 




The theme this week is:

use two or more patterned papers

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




As you can see, I've gone patterned paper mad and used 9 different papers!

What I used:

White linen base card

Orange linen backing card

Font - Reklame Script

Paper flowers - The Range

Patterned papers - from my snippets boxes - I keep all my snippets in colour groupings which helped enormously with this card.


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Catz #564 = AG + 2 or more papers

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2138 - AG

Pixie's Snippets Playground #412 - use snippets

A Place To Start #9 - patterned papers

Crafting Happiness #114 - 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, September 06, 2021

Autumn Girl

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

The theme this week is:

Make it digital

This week 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:

Digi image - Autumn Girl by All Dressed Up

Coloured with - Pro Marker pens

Patterned papers - from stash    

Greeting - Hello Bunny font


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Fingers #214 - anything goes

Sweet Stampin' 2021/08 - lots of layers

Crafter's Cafe #273 - anything goes

 I ♥ ProMarkers #442 - lots of layers

Watercooler Wednesdays - all things feminine

Di's Digi Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers


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, August 23, 2021

Back To School

 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 theme this week is:

BACK TO SCHOOL

As I don't have any school aged children to make cards for, I used the image to make a card to congratulate someone on doing well at school - this could be used for passing an exam/graduation etc.

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

Kraft base and paper

Iron floor embossing folder

Patterned papers, greeting and certificate - Making Cards magazine


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #164 - anything goes

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #609 - back to school

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2134 - anything goes

Crafting Happiness #110 - anything goes

Make The Cards Challenge #29 - back to school


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, August 19, 2021

Big Birthday Cake

A quick card tonight using a birthday cake decoupaged image...



What I used:

Patterned papers - The Range

Decoupage image - Anita's

Greeting stamp - free with magazine


I'm playing along with the current challenges at:


Get Creative Challenges #104 - AG/no twist

Crafty Sentiments - AG

Aud Sentiments #281 - AG + a sentiment

Creative Knockouts #415 - birthday wishes

Love To Craft Challenge #61 - AG


Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Blue Flowers

 Today's card combines a couple of colours I wouldn't normally put together but I think it works...


What I used:

Olive coloured Core'dinations card

Sparkly Embossed backing card - First Edition

Blue polka dot paper - Craft Sensations

Stamp - part of a free kit with SC&P # 176 - coloured with Pro-markers

Pearls - The Range

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Flowers font


This is so sparkly in the right light! Hopefully it will bring a smile to the face of my friend's Mam who is poorly at the moment. She used to make cards herself so I hope she'll like this one.


I'm playing along with the challenges at:


Crafting Happiness Challenge #109 - anything goes

Cardz 4 Gals #153 - texture TOP 3

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2133 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #637/8 - add some sparkle

Gem of a Challenge #17 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by

Sharon

Monday, August 09, 2021

Winter Jumper

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


There is no sponsor this week - it's just for fun, however we have set a theme of:


Wet or Dry Embossing


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






What I used:

All stamps - free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine

Embossing folder - free with the same magazine

Patterned paper - The Range


I really love this embossing folder - one of my favourite items of winter clothing is my Arran jumper!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafter's Castle #44 - anything goes

Kraftin' Kimmie #593 - animal cards

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #163 - anything goes

Incy Wincy Designs Aug 2-15 - animals TOP PICK

Crafting Happiness #108 - anything goes


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

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Birthday Owl

 A quick card today for a friend who loves owls...


What I used:

Owl image and papers - Making Cards Magazine

Branch and leaf die - unbranded (Ali Express)

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Flowers font


I'm playing along with the current 'ANYTHING GOES' challenges at:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #53

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - August

Crafter's Cafe #271

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2131

Crafting Happiness #107

Crafty Creations #424


Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Thinking of You

The current challenge at Less Is More #448 is to 'CASE' (copy and share everything) one of the design team's cards - this is the inspiration card





What I decided to take from this card was the layout - I really liked the way Elaine had arranged her tiles...

I decided to use snippets of patterned paper from a beautiful pad I had bought at The Range - florals and spots in shades of yellow and teal. The greeting came free with a magazine as part of a bigger stamp set.

A very simple card but of course that's what the concept of Less Is More is all about.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Christmas Sleigh

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


The very appropriate challenge this week is:

***Christmas in July***

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 - Hobby House topper

Papers - from my stash (from the Range) 

Greeting - Lili of the Valley

Snowfake/swirl dies - Sara Davies signature

Flat-backed pearls - The Range


I'm entering this card into the 'CHRISTMAS IN JULY' challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #221

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday July Challenge

Cards for Gals #151

Creative Friday #286 - WINNER

Dragonfly Dreams

Creative Craft Cottage #142

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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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Green Gwen

 A very simple retro style card today for a friend whose favourite colour is green (but she isn't called Gwen!)...



What I used:

Image - Gwen from Vera Lane Stamps

Patterned Paper - DCWV

Coloured with - Promarkers

Greeting - created in Publisher using Penelope font


She's delightfully quirky isn't she! I've decoupaged her hat and added tiny pearls to make it really stand ot - the card design is very simple because I wanted Gwen to be the star of the show. The greeting is of course from Dr Seuss.


I'm playing along with the challenges at:


Gem Of A Challenge #15 - anything goes

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes WINNER

Crafting Happiness #105 - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2129 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #633 - for a lady

Inkspirational #244 - spots/dots








Thanks for popping in

Sharon

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Happy Bee Day

 Who doesn't love bees - I was so happy when I saw this week's challenge at The Paper Players #50 DT FAVOURITE- I recently got a bee die and couldn't wait to use it!. I have also just caught this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #494







What I used:

Bee die - The Range

Honeycomb die - unbranded (Ali Express)

Letter dies - Diamondpress

Happy die - this month's Simply Cards & Papercraft

Coloured card - from stash

White laid card 6x6 base


I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

The Alphabet Challenge - H is for 'Happy' - use the word happy


Thanks for popping in

Sharon

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Season's Tweetings

I'm back after a short break and because it's July I've made a quick Christmas card - as you do.

I've used an A5 card base so although I've used strips of patterned paper, there is still a lot of 'white space'.


What I've used:

Stamps and Greeting - Clearly Besotted

Patterned strips - Dovecraft's Little Red Robin collection

Coloured with Pro-markers.


I'm playing along with the challenges at:



Less Is More #447





Addicted to CAS #201





Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, July 05, 2021

So Much Cake!

Not a lot of card making got done at the weekend after the excitement and the hangover of the England match! I did, however, stamp and colour some cute cupcake images.




What I used:

Cake Stamp - from a set by Angela Poole

Colured Card - from stash

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Roses font

Flat-backed pearls - The Range


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Gem of a Challenge #14 - anything goes

Creative Fingers #211 - anything goes

A Bit More Time To Craft July - anything goes 

Colour My Heart #450 - inspiration photo











Thanks for looking

Sharon

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pink Birdie

 Today's card is a quick cute make using a gorgeous wooden bird topper I have had some time...


What I used:

Cerise pink card base - from stash

Textured off white card - Ross Papercrafts

Branch die - came with SC & P magazine no 216

Wooden bird - The Range

Sentiment - unknown digi


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

The Sisterhood of  Crafters 2021/06 - anything goes

Crafty Creations #422 (June) - anything goes

Crafty Sentiments 2021/06- anything goes

Creative Fingers #211 - anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations #522 - oh birdie








Thanks for visiting - stay safe

Sharon

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Coconut Cocktails

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


This week we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter - one of my favourite sources of cute girly images.

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




What I used:

Coconut Girl image - The Paper Shelter
Cocktail image - Clearly Besotted
Papers - The Range
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Red, white and blue

Di's Digi Challenge - Summertime 

Inkspirational Challenge #242 - Maritime

Allsorts Challenge #630 - use design paper

Crafty Catz #557 - Summer

My Time To Craft #460 - all things beachy

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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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy Beer Day

 Today's card is one for the boys...


I really struggle with masculine cards but I got a pad of 'industrial grunge' patterned papers - woodgrain and metal effects which I couldn't wait to use. They look great against the kraft card base. The decoupage real ale image is unbranded and I got the letter stickers from a stationery shop. I added a die cut 'happy' greeting and some wooden stud effect brads from Docraft's Bare Basics range.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Mod Squad Challenge - masculine

Crafty Gals Corner #220 - for the boys

Dragonfly Dreams June Challenge - for the boys

Incy Wincy Designs - for the men/kraft

Try It On Tuesday - for the men in your life


Thanks for popping in

Sharon

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Daisy Daisy

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


This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

who have 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:

Daisy paper - free with a magazine
Sentiment - Bugaboo Stamps
Daisy Die
Yellow linen card

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafting Happiness #100 - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2124 - anything goes

The Paper Shelter #473 - flower power

Creative Knockouts #405 - anything goes

Catch The Bug June wk 1 - anything goes


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 stopping by

Sharon
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