Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Krafty Stag

I've had a lovely crafty afternoon trying to make some 'masculine' Christmas cards...

Kraft card base with corrugated kraft card matted on white. A square of brown tartan patterned paper then a white die-cut stag mounted with foam pads. The greeting is in Copperplate Gothic font and I've added a tiny red pearl for the nose.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at: 

Christmas Cards All Year Round - monochromatic browns - TOP 3!
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas creatures
Hiding In My Craft Room - any holiday
Jingle Belles - not a creature was stirring
Through The Purple Haze - non traditional Christmas colours

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sparkling Baubles

I thought I'd make a sparkly card today - it's so dull and overcast in the North East today.

So out came the mirri card...

After making a base card from line-embossed card, I used a Memory Box bauble die and cut baubles in two sizes. I added a punched snowflake to the larger bauble and embellished with dull gold pearls. The patterned area along the bottom of the card was made using strips of gold star patterned washi tape and the greeting was printed in Hobo Std font. 

Very CAS but super sparkly!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Fab 'n' Funky #368 - Christmas
Sunny Day Crafting #58 - Q is for Quick and Easy
Challenge Up Your Life #78 - die cuts
Crafting By Designs - Get ready for Christmas (October)
Merry Christmas Challenge #40 - anything goes

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lewis Turns 10

Today's card was an order for a young boy - Lewis - who is about to turn 10...

I've used a pre-coloured image from an old art pad from Lili of the Valley - I do wish they still sold these pads! The papers are from my stash and I've added a die cut banner and peel-off letters to spell his name. The age is also coloured peel-offs on die-cut circles.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Hiding In My Craftroom #323 - lots of layers 
Through The Craftroom Door - AG 24-31 October
Dream Valley Challenges #166 - birthdays
Crafty Gals Corner #146 - anything goes

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Little Black Dress

Today's card is an order for a friend at work who requested something girly with cocktails. I did think of using my favourite Stampin Bella - Victoria and Juliette's night out, but after searching my digis I found the wonderful Party Rach from Digistamp Boutique...

I've 'dressed' her in a little black cocktail dress using Promarkers and used glittery patterned papers from a pad from The Range.

The greeting was done in hobo font and I've added a couple of die-cut mini leaf flourishes and some pink flat-backed pearls as embellishments. Finally I created a blingy necklace using a sparkly gem.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

 I ♥ ProMarkers #345 - birthday
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers #417 - anything goes 
Craft Rocket Challenge #42 - birthday/pretty pinks
As You Like It Challenge - people or animals - always people. I struggle colouring 'fur' and making it look real. There's so much more variety with people, deciding what colour their outfit and hair should be and I often try to make the image look like the person it is intended for. But I don't like images with big eyes and heads - a big no no!!.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Green Wreath

I'm trying to get my mojo back after a lovely long break in London so I've spent this afternoon printing off images to colour for Christmas cards. This card was made with an old Ladybug Crafts image I found...

I printed the image twice so that I could layer the bow and coloured with pro-markers. I've then matted the image on dark green card and added a simple ribbon. Finally I've added a few green gems on the wreath to add a touch of sparkle. Result - a simple Christmas card  which is easy to bulk produce.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Sweet Stampin' Christmas - October anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #38 - anything goes

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Suzanne's Wedding

Just  a quick post to share a card made for a wedding on Friday just gone...

The lovely textured patterned paper is from my 'special' stash of stuff I like to look at rather than use!  I die cut a circle in the middle to frame the personalised details and decorated around the frame with die-cut leaf  scrolls and flowers. I used flat-backed silver pearls for the flower centres and underneath the sentiment.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Time To Craft #355 - die-cuts only
Crafting With Friends #51- anything goes
Creative Fridays #189 - dies and punches
Creative Fingers #137 - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - use your dies

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