Challenge Winning cards

Monday, February 27, 2017

Gorjuss Foxy

Today's card is for a lovely girl I work with called Angela who loves foxes. It's her birthday on Saturday (same day as mine) so the perfect image to use on a birthday card for her is Gorjuss Foxy by Santoro. I love all of the Gorjuss girls but this is definitely one of my faves...

I've coloured her using Pro-markers and used some lovely glittery papers from a pack from The Range. I've added some strips of black shiny pearls as embellishments and added a digi greeting which I think was a freebie from Pink Cat Studio many moons ago.

I'm entering this into the challenges at - 

Crafting from the Heart # 148- AG
Stamping Sensations - animal magic
Brown Sugar #239 - AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - February Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle #228 - AG

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nanna's 70th Birthday

Today's card is for one of best friend's kids to give to her Mam (their Nanna) who is 70 next week.

I used the lovely sketch at Less Is More for the layout...

I've used some glittery cake patterned paper from The Range to represent the 3 lines and the cute cake image is from The Digistamp Boutique..

Finally, I've added some coordinating flat-backed pearls as embellishments.

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

QKR Stampede #232 - birthday cards
In The Pink - use dies (circle dies used)
Inky Chicks #79 - happy birthday

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Pretty Penelope

Happy Friday everyone!

It's a mild, sunny day up here in the North East - certainly no sign of storm Doris that the media has threatened this week.
There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today ...

As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is the fabulous Lizzy Love at the Oddball Art Company - a lovely Etsy store to pick up some seriously cute, and weirdly creepy digital stamps...

This is what I have created using a Oddball image called Penelope...:

I've used some newly acquired pretty papers from a Happiness and Sunshine paper pack from The Range, matted on black paper. I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some paper flowers from a mixed pack as embellishments. The leaves are punched and I've added various sized flat-backed pearls from my stash. The greeting is a digi stamp I've had for years.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Creative Inspirations #269 - petals and pearls
Passion For Promarkers - use something new (papers) 
Through The Craftroom Door - AG for week of 21/02
Classic Design Team Open - AG February
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose

So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Orange Bouquet

Orange is one of my favourite colours to used in cards - it's so vibrant. I've been making a stash of Mother's Day cards to take into work (very popular with the men who can't be bothered to go card shopping) and I've made a few in this design but this orange and pink one is my favourite...

The image and sentiment are from the wonderful Digistamp Boutique and I've kept it very simple with just a few orange pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #404 - Mother's Day
Cute Card Thursday #466 - florals 
Southern Girls #154 - nature inspired 
Creative Inspirations #269 - petals and pearls
Sweet Stampin' - flowers

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Houndstooth Washi Thanks

Today's card is inspired by the challenges at:

Less Is More - alphabet
The Paper Players - sentiment as the main focus
CAS(E) This Sketch

Earlier this week, I came across these fun tapes in Lidl - I do love finding crafty bits and bob while buying groceries! They were only 99p for each set so I got a few...

I used the black set to make this thanks card...

The die is from Whimsey stamps and the heart is a punch that I haven't used in years.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Birthday Balloon

Flicking through blogland this morning, I noticed a great sketch at Sunday Stamps...

I am such a fan of nice, straightforward sketches like this, without any weird bits on them!! Using some glittery patterned papers I bought from The Range, and a super cute digi image from Heather Ellis, I made another birthday card...

It's soo difficult to catch the glittery shimmer in the papers but it is there!! I coloured with pro-markers then fussy cut the image and added a greeting done in Hobo font. Finally, I added a couple of strips of silver peel-offs along the top and the bottom of the red paper.

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

Brown Sugar #238 - birthday
QKR Stampede #231 - AG plus add sparkle
Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for you choose
Creative Fingers #125 - AG..

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Cake

I've had a lovely day off work, pottering about the house, sorting out a box full of 'craft stuff yet to use'!

I recall buying these Anita's foiled decoupage toppers last summer from a sale bin thinking they would come in handy one day...

I was greatly inspired by the lovely sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches - a very neat and CAS design...

Using all of the layers would have been too rasied for the card I've made so I just used one of the larger images and a couple of the decoupage bits...

I used some co-ordinating polka-dot washi tape, added a greeting done in 'Hey Pretty Girl' font and various sized coloured pearls.

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

Crafting By Designs - polka dots
A Bit More Time To  Craft #38 - anything goes
Through The Craft  Room Door - anything goes (14-20 Feb)

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Saturday, February 11, 2017


As Valentine's Day quickly approaches I thought I'd better get a card made for the other half while he is out at the football...

I've used nothing but dies here - the background hearts die is from Sissix, the large heart is from a hearts matting pack, the 'love' is from Diamond Press and the 'u' is from and old alphabet die set.

I've used a black card base to try to make the overall look a bit more masculine. I'm really pleased with how the bold red jumps out against the white background!

Im entering this card into the challenges at:

Just Us Girls #380 - hearts - Chic of the Week!
That's Crafty - I heart you
4 Crafty Chicks #337 - love
Crafting By Designs - love and romance
Deep Ocean Challenges #148 - hearts
Dies R Us #66 - hearts

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Hunkydory Flowers

Today's card was made with some leftover papers from a Hunkydory Flutterby Wishes Collection pack that came free with a magazine . 

I've printed the greeting in Candy Round font on the same paper as the image - I don't know about you but I find Hunkydory products never co-ordinate with other brands. Finally, I've added some clear gems to add some sparkle. Not the most complex card I've ever made but a great way to use up leftovers!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Perfect Time To Craft #2 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #108 - add some sparkle 
A Bit More Time To Craft #37 - anything goes
Crafting When We Can #137 - flowers 

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Friday, February 03, 2017


I've been making birthday cards for Amy, the daughter of one of my best friends, for years... this is one of the first when she was 9

 And now Amy is fifteen, growing up too fast!!

I've used a wonderfully girly image from The Paper Shelter, coloured with pro-markers, and patterned papers from a pad of heart-themed papers from The Range.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #314 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #50 - girly- WINNER!!
Creative Fingers #124 - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #227 - make your mark
Digi Choosday #5 - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #24 - anything goes

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