Challenge Winning cards

Friday, August 26, 2016

Special Couple

Happy Friday everyone -  the new challenge over at Simply Papercraft is back after our short Summer break:

As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in the fun! Our sponsor this week is StarStampz 

I just love StarStampz digital stamps - what a seriously cute couple! I've used pro-markers to colour the image and I've mounted it on some pale blue and white polka dot paper (to represent snow of course!).

The greeting was created in Microsoft Publisher using Mountains of Christmas font and I've added some die-cut layered Christmas trees as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into te challenges at:

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas- WINNER!
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for... quick layout 
I Promarkers - use a die cut
Passion For Pro-markers - make it digital - FAVOURITE 5!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016


The Olympics have simply taken over my life - I've hardly touched the glitter and glue in the last week but I needed to make a quick 18th Birthday card that someone at work requested last minute...

I wanted a simple masculine look for this card, nothing fussy, so I used a 6x6 kraft base and kraft paper for matting. The blue patterned paper is from Dovecraft's Back To Basics Blue Shades pack (great for masculine cards) and I've die-cut the numbers and stars and the greeting was done in Word using my favourite Copperplate Gothic font.

I'm entering this into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Seize The Birthday
Southern Girls Challenge Blog
Creative Moments Challenge #100
Craft Your Passion #325
Crafting From The Heart #123
Inspiration Destination #99

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Die Cut Baptism Card

Today's card is for a friend at work for a baptism she is going to this weekend...

 I used an ornate crucifix die I bought years ago (Marianne Designs I think), a scalloped oval die and a trellis embossing folder. The sentiment was made on the coputer and I've used the palest blue paper I have to as backing to emphasise the cross and the sentiment.

I'm entering this card into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #290
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #162
Craft Your Passion Challenge #324

and the following 'theme' challenges:

Get Creative Challenge #45 - white (splash of colour) WINNER!
Dies R Us Challenges - babies
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - use dies

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Colourful 40th Birthday

Most of the cards I make for other people are because the person wants a personalised card. Today's is for the son of a work colleague to give to his uncle. The uncle is French, hence the 'ton ton' which is an affectionate French phrase for 'uncle'.

The '40' is hand cut from some lovely glittery papers I found at The Range. I printed '40' on the reverse of the papers so I had a template to cut around. The background is faux embossing using lots of die-cut numbers to make rows of 40s.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #18 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs August - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #83 - Birthday/celebration
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

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