Challenge Winning cards

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Gruffalo

A special request today from a friend whose little boy is almost one and loves the gruffalo character .

Both the Gruffalo and the balloon were found using Google images. I chalked the background to prevent it looking too plain and added a computer greeting. Not the most technical card I have ever made but I am sure Oscar will be impressed.

I've put this card forward for a couple of challenges:

Saturday Challenge - Use a number
Corrosive Challenge - Cards for Kids

Friday, July 15, 2011

Glam Mam

I had a last minute request for a card this week for a card for a glamourous Mam who's about to turn 50!

This gorgeous digi stamp was drawn by a very talented crafter called Sylvie. Check out her blog - she has some wonderful freebies.

I paper pieced the digi using some very old Papermania spotty patterned paper. The hanger is coloured with a silver ball pen and I've finished off with some ribbon and purple diamantes. The 'thing' in the middle of the belt is a peel-off squiggle.

Very glamourous - I would love to fit into a dress like this!

I've entered this card into the following challenge:

Do It With Digis - Use Spots or stripes or Both

Monday, July 04, 2011

Less Is More - Blue Anniversary Hearts

I was inspired by this week's Less Is More challenge to make this card. The theme is 'shades of blue' and this gave me the ideal excuse to move away from the pink colours I would normally use for this type of card. I've cut the hearts using a cuttlebug die and added diamantes for a bit of bling. The basket weave background done in white and bluey white paper adds some texture.
As a lover of lots of white space on cards I'm really enjoying these Less Is More challenges - very inspiring!