Challenge Winning cards

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Peppa Pig...

Following on from Hello Kitty, here's another quirky card for a little girl - this time a Peppa Pig fan! I acquired this image from another colouring pages web site - try googling "Peppa Pig colouring pages" and you'll see how simple it is! The papers are from the same pack as the Kitty card and I've finished with another digi stamp flower.

I've entered this into the following challenges:

The Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Let's Go To The Zoo
Sweet Stampin' - Use an animal

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Less Is More - Cut It Out

The Challenge at Less Is More this week has been to create a card with a hole or aperture. I am really loving this blog - each week I am inspired to make cards I wouldn't have thought of making by meeting whatever challenge or theme is provided. And I so love clean and simple cards - I somehow can't get the knack of those creations with all the flowers on them.

So I've made a start on Mother's Day cards - I'm pleased with the result but it was so difficult to photograph it so you can see the hole. I've added more pics so you get the idea. The aperture is on the top sheet of white card and I've attached it to the base card with 3D sticky pads. The butterfly is an X-cut punch with black diamantes on it and I made a scalloped frame using Nesties to go around the aperture. I'm going to make a batch of these in different colours - it was really quick to do.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hello Kitty!

Today's card is for a little girl who loves all things Hello Kitty. I found the image on a children's colouring pages site which is always my first port of call when anyone requests a 'character' card. I just download the images to my computer then I can resize and alter them as required.

They have everything from Barbie to The Simpsons - a treasure trove of free digi images! I've coloured Kitty with promarkers and used Dovecraft Back To Basic papers.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - A child's Birthday Card
Stamptacular Sunday - Seeing spots

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Blues

Full of cold today! It's probably my own fault for going out last night without a coat but one must suffer for fashion! Freezing temperatures here in Sunderland - it's so frosty outside it looks more Christmassy than Christmas did!

Today's card continues the cold theme in shades of blue - a 30th birthday card using the delightful Lola Rose image from Pink Petticoat. I've paper pieced the frock with spotty Doodlebug paper and coloured the rest of the image with promarkers.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes With Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges - Monochromatic in Shades of Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity - Blues

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Less Is More - One Layer with Birds

The theme at Less Is More today is a one layer card using birds. Oh dear - way out of my comfort zone! Not the birds but the one layer business - I can't stamp to save my life and I'm lost unless I'm adding embellishments!

I set to work going through all my digi images and found this gorgeous bird house by Little Musings . I thought it would take ages to line it up with the greeting - but it didn't. I've started to use Microsoft Publisher when I'm printing off digi images as there's a lot of control over sizing and placement. It's coloured with promarkers and that's it! My first one layer card!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pretty In Pink

Christmas seems so long ago! I've had a lovely break from all things crafty but I've finally had to make a start again as orders are building up!

I love making girly cards and the image on this card is one of my favourites. It's a freebie I found ages ago by Jim Harker at Just Inklined called Wedding Shoe and it is so easy to colour (using promarkers) and decoupage.

It's matted onto pale pink card and I've increased the 'pinkness' by adding a gossamer ribbon and some Card Candy coloured pink with promarkers.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up - Pink!
Art Impressions Stamps - Pink, pink and more pink!