Challenge Winning cards

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cutesy Engagement Card

Today's offering features extremely cute Forever Friends decoupage - the lazy sort that is already die cut and just needs layering! Sometimes you only have time for the easy option. The backing paper is part of a baby girl scrapbooking kit and is actually just one sheet of paper so I didn't have a lot to do at all. I've finished it off with some pale pink and brown punched flowers - a cute card for very little effort.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spotty Frocks

Two birthdays this weekend - my sister-in-law and her best friend. So I decided to make them matching cards and what better than glamourous spotty frocks. I found this fabulous freebie digi stamp on a marvelous blog called The Creative Mind of Sylvie - she is a very talented lady has has some wonderful freebie digi images, everything from golf bags to glamourous Goths! Have a look there - I've now added her to my fave sites.

I've paper-pieced the frock with spotty papers I got free with a magazine, added some rich brown ribbon and a brown coloured diamante (I always wondered how I would use them!).

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Teenage Birthday

I've never been keen on making cards for men and teenage boys are even worse! For this card for a work colleague I used the easy option - numbers. The papers are very old - the Papermania For Him range that was out a few years ago. The numbers are from templates made in Wordart then traced onto patterned paper and mounted onto navy plain paper for definition.

I've entered this card into the following challenge:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Colour Challenge - use Teal Blue and Brown

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Anniversary Couple

I found some lovely vintage images some time ago on a great site called Create With TLC and I've been dying to use them. This image of the dancing couple has a lovely 50's glamour feel to it.

The image has been coloured as usual with promarkers (pastel green) and a tiny turquoise gem added as her earring. The polka dot paper is wrapping paper and I've continued the turquoise color scheme by adding some pale turquoise gossamer ribbon.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Trusty Card Layouts

Do you have a layout for your cards that you always use when your imagination has gone AWOL?? This card below shows mine...

The image is a digi freebie I got with Complete Cradmaking some time ago - I love it cos it's so easy to colour and decoupage.

One of my New Year Resolutions is to start using up some of the piles and piles of stash that I have hoarded over the years. This paper is from a Papermania pack called Olive Essence that I have always found difficult to use - I wish packs of patterned paper came with some block colour sheets aswell so that everything matches.

I've entered this card in the following challenges...

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes