Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Silver Sparkling Tree

Today's card was made using a very useful die-cut Christmas tree from Kanban. I found them at a craft fair last week for 50p a sheet so it would have been rude not to buy a handful of sheets - a mixture of trees and baubles ready to add colour or bling to.

I added various sized gems (the pound shop) and layered the tree on a die-cut fancy shape and dull silver card.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #108 - AG/use a die cut
Craft For the Craic - something glittery 
Winter Wonderland - sparkle and bling
Fairytale Challenge - Christmas without red & green
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenges - use die-cuts
Christmas Cards all Year Round - use a tree  

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Birthday Penguin

Today's theme at Less Is More is


I had another request for a 1st Birthday card for a nephew so using my favourite penguin digi from Blackberry jelly, I created this:

I don't usually use patterned paper on CAS cards but as I've only used it on the balloon and as a border I think I might have got away with it, especially as it's such a tiny pattern. The font I've used is 'Hey Pretty Girl'.

Back to the Christmas cards...

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Enjoy Your Day

Hello folks...

Another fortnight has passed which means it's time for another challenge at:

Simply Papercraft

This week we have some marvellous sponsorship from:

A Day For daisies are offering a shop voucher as a prize for one lucky entrant so pop over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun. Our 'anything goes ' challenges are so easy to play along with!

I decided to use one of the A Day For Daisies freebie images produced this:

What a gorgeous image to work with! I found some lovely scraps of green and pink striped paper in my 'box of bits' and coloured the image in the same shades. I've kept the layout simple so that the image is the star of the show. I've coloured the image with pro-markers and matted it on some pale green card.

The greeting was done on the computer using a sweet font called Hey pretty Girl and I've matted this using the same striped paper.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

CCEE Stampers - feature a child playing
Chalk N Stock - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps # 171 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #254 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Challenge #46 - use scraps

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Thursday, November 19, 2015


Today's card is for a friend's little boy who is turning five. He is pirate mad and especially loves Captain Hook, so I came up with this creation for him...

I found the image of Captain Hook and the treasure chest on Google images. I created an aged paper effect background using some mottled yellow paper and a brown pro-marker with random cuts around the edge.  You can just make out the feint map I drew with a very pale yellow marker. The greeting was created using a pirate style font. I hope he likes it!

I have entered this card into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Crafty Girls Creations #9
Inspiration Destination #60
Creative Moments #81
Crafting With An Attitude #9

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ho Ho Ho

Christmas has already started in the Glittertastic house - I've been making Crimbo cards for a few weeks now and I'm well on schedule! Today's card is for a teenage boy - a difficult group of folk to make for so I kept it simple... very simple!

It's one layer week at Less Is More and inspired by their Santa theme I made this using an embroidery image from Urban Threads...

I used heavy white linen card for the base which I feel always adds a bit of texture to one layer cards and it's lovely to colour as the texture shows through.  I've used pro markers to colour him, and a silver gel pen for the buckle.  Peel-off circles were used for the boot buttons and I've finished it off with a tiny cotton wool ball for the pom-pom. The greeting was created using Candy Square BTN Striped font.

I've also entered this card into the challenges at:

Brown Sugar - no patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'Tis the season

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cute Giraffe

Today's card was an order from one of my regular customers who wanted a cute birthday card for her kids to give to their soon-to-be one year old cousin (I remember making 'new baby' cards this time last year! Where has this year gone??)

I used the ever so cute Georgie the Giraffe digi from Lacy Sunshine. I coloured the image using pro-markers and decoupaged parts of the image to give it some depth. the spotty papers are from my stash. I've also added embellishments in the form of pearls and lace.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:  

Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes - Lace/pearls
Cute Card Thursday - Birds/animals
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Pearl and/or lace
Ooh La La Challenge Blog - Pearls and lace

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Penguin Couple

Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome to another 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Simply Papercraft and this week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and also by Deedee's DigisAnd as if that isn't enough.... also by... Sassy Studio Designs... 

All three companies are providing some marvellous prizes so join in the fun and you might get lucky!

I've used an image called 'Merry and Bright'  kindly provided by DeeDee's Designs for my design team card...

To compliment the pre-coloured image I've used some really old patterned paper from Dovecraft and used a mottled green paper for matting. A green ribbon adds some texture.

I've also entered this card into the challenges at:

Southern Girls Challenge - tape, twine or ribbon
Creative Moments Challenge - anything goes
Fab N Funky - use a die cut

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Lady in Blue

I finally found my way back into my craftroom this morning after a wonderful week in Glasgow watching the World Gymnastics Championships.

Inspired by the paper piecing challenge at Less Is More and the colour blue challenge at Dream Valley Challenges I made this...

The gorgeous digi is from A Day For Daisies  - I printed the image onto a linen base card then printed the image onto some pale blue spotty card. I also added a decorative strip in the same pattern down the side of the card. The body and hair were coloured with pro markers and I added a bit of bling with some pale blue gems.

The greeting was some freebie word art from Create With TLC. 

I've also entered this into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner

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