Challenge Winning cards

Monday, May 20, 2024

Thanks Sew Much

A clean and simple card today - a thank you card which I don't often make...  



What I used:

Card base - Hambledon Laid 250gsm

Papers - Pink Petticoat

Sewing Dies - free with a magazine

Greeting - Berlin Sans FB font


I'm playing along with the challenges at:


Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2420 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #781 - anything goes (Happy 15th Birthday!)

The Paper Players #690 - humerous/punny








Thanks for visiting


Sharon

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Lisabeth Wild Daffodil

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 theme for the challenge is:

Man or Boy

As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card. However, as you can see I had a total brain melt and did a very girly card!!:




What I used:

Image - Lisabeth Wild Daffodil by Colour of Love
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir
Papers - from stash
Pearls - The Range
Greeting - Always Here font



I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Inspirations 05/2024 - feminine

Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2419 - AG

A Place to Start 05/2024 - for a lady

Creative Fingers #277 - AG

Get Creative #131 - ladies only


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, April 29, 2024

Buttons and Bows Butterfly

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


There's no sponsor this week - the challenge is just for fun.

The theme is:

BUTTONS  AND  BOWS


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





What I used:

Butterfly die - free with SC&P magazine
Vellum - from stash
Button - from stash
Bow - unbranded embroidery thread
Greeting die - unbranded


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dragonfly Dreams April - use a die

Ellibelle's Corner #14 - something with wings

My Time To Craft #532 - Everything dies

Cut It Up Challenge #32 - starts with a 'B'

Creative Friday #358 - insects

As You Like It - clean or fussy? Clean by a mile! I love the expanse of space that makes a simple image or die pop from the card. 

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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Friday, April 26, 2024

Hip Hound

Today's card is for my Birthday box rather than a specific Birthday - it's useful to have a pile of ready made cards!


The papers came with the April 2014 issue of Making Cards Magazine (now defunct) so they are almost vintage! I used cream linen textured card for the base and for matting the image and greeting. Finally, I used two tiny pearl stars (which I found today in the wedding section of a pound shop!) as embellishments.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crafting Happiness #171 - D is for dogs

Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #570 - AG

Daring Cradmakers - something old (papers) something new (pearl hearts)

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2416 - AG

Time Out Challenge #262 - photo inspiration









Thanks for visiting

Sharon


Monday, April 15, 2024

Model Girl Birthday Card

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


This week's challenge is just for fun. The theme is:


MAKE IT FEMALE


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 - old edition of Making Cards magazine
Papers - same magazine
Matting card - from stash
Greeting - very old free digi - may be LOTV
Card candi - Craftwork  cards 


I'm entering this card into the 'Anything Goes' challenges at:


Crafty Gals Challenge #254

Creative Fingers #275

Crafty Catz #669

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #227


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, April 01, 2024

Happy Birthday

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


This week's challenge is just for fun. The theme we are following is:

SPRING COLOURS

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




What I used:
Birthday/floral Dies - SCP Magazine No 255
Happy Die - The Range
Papers - Papermania
Pearls - The Range

I was very impressed with this birthday die given away with this month's Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. It's a very versatile die - I've kept the negative letter to use on a future card.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Seize The Birthday #280 - Spring florals

Cardz 4 Galz #221 - Spring flowers/dies

My Time To Craft #530 - multi coloured florals

Cut It Up Challenge #300 - Happy Birthday

Allsorts Challenge #773/4 - keep it simple/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, March 18, 2024

Bunny Love

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


This week we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up 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:

Papers - Papermania
Coloured with - Pro-Markers
Bunny die - The Range
Daisy punch - Hobbycraft


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


The Cutie Pie Challenge #192 - Easter or Mother's Day

Creative Moments #256 - feature flora/fauna

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2411 - AG

Sweet Stampin' 2024/03 - Easter

Simply Create Too - bunnies and blooms


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 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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