Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cricket Mad

Today's card in for my cricket loving brother-in-law...

I used a decoupage cricketer from Papermania's It's a Mans' World kit and various patterned papers from my stash. I've matted all the patterned papers on black paper and added a couple of clouds as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 - anything goes
Creatilicious Challenges #133 - anything goes/for the boys 
Crafty Calendar Challenge - February 2 or more layers 
4 Crafty Chicks #390 - lots of layers
Southern Girls Challenge - 3 or more papers
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #35 - oval plaid green

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hunkydory Cheers

Today's card was made using a new Hunkydory kit that came free with a magazine recently that I haven't yet had the chance to play with.

Like most crafters I struggle a bit with male cards so the beer theme and funky colour scheme was very useful...

I used some of the patterned card in the kit for the background and mounted one of the die-cut toppers using foam pads. I then fussy cut a bottle image from another topper and mounted this with pads in the bottom left corner. 

I do like the quality of Hunkydory products but the greetings that came with this kit were useless - far too small and hard to read fonts! So instead I used a Paper Smooches 'Cheers' die for the greeting - a gold layer mounted on a black layer to create a shadow.

I haven't exactly re-created the wheel but this will be useful to add to my very small stash of masculine cards.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Creatalicious Challenges #133 - anything goes/for a man
2 Sisters On The Blog #12 - for a man
Unstampabelles Challenge #67 - anything goes
Fab N Funky #381 - babies children or men
Crafty Creations #360 - anything goes

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Enjoy Today

Today's card is another one for the many girlie birthdays I have coming up over the next couple of months...

The image is a pre-coloured one from a Crafty Sentiments topper sheet - these are wonderful for quick cards and I wish I could find some more!

The papers, greeting and bow and banner are from the Fall In Love range from Love to Craft which I found in Poundworld. Finally I added a couple of black gems.

I'm adding this card to the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - feature a heart/hearts
A Perfect Time To Craft #2 - anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - more than one layer
Jo's Scrap Shack #220 - anything goes

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Fairy Happy Birthday

Today's card was made with an image and some two-tone ombre patterned paper that came with a very old edition of Making Cards magazine...

I cut out the image using a fancy braces shaped die and matted on black paper. For the background I used the ombre paper which subtly changes from green to blue, again matted on black. These were mounted onto a teal coloured base card and 3 black gems were added to decorate. The greeting is a very old LOTV stamp I believe.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafting With Friends #60 - anything goes
Creative Fingers #142 - anything goes
Creative Knockouts #232 - birthday wishes
Crafting with An Attitude #36 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - February anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #156 - feminine anything goes

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

It's Happy Hour!

I've got a few birthdays coming up over the next few weeks so I've spent the afternoon making some girly cards...

I bought these cocktail digis some time ago on an Etsy site and while sorting through some old Making Cards magazines I came across some some perfect patterned paper to go with the image. I've used Pro-markers to colour the image and a bright cerise card base.
I'm entering this make into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #402 - one for the girls
Crafty Friends #76 - anything goes
C R A F T Challenge #453 - three of a kind
Colour Crazy Challenge #5 - anything goes

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