Challenge Winning cards

Friday, March 30, 2018

Cute Kokeshi Doll

After our huge traditional Good Friday lunch of cod and chips, I had to waddle to my craftroom to play with some newly acquired Kokeshi Doll digi images from Digistamp Boutique...

Isn't she adorable!I coloured her with pro-markers and mounted her on a tic tac toe style background - 9 squares die-cut from some pretty floral patterned paper. I've mounted these on gold mirri-card then on black card.

The greeting was created in Publisher using white font on a black background.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Favorite Things Sketch #378

Daring Cardmakers - something digi
QKR Stampede #289 - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #185 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #332 - use a digital image
Words 2 Craft By #51 - Phenomenal Woman

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Birthday Bags

One of my friends at work asked me to make a version of a card she has seen all over Pinterest...

She asked for it in shades of pink so I used some of my favourite patterned papers from NitWits.

The bags themselves were pretty straightforward to make - just lots of scoring and folding. For the handles I made good use of some of those ribbons that you always find in tops and t-shirts and added some flat-backed pearls to cover the edges.

Finally, I created a greeting in Publisher and added a strip of die-cut border. To add 'filling' to the bags i used some small pieces of net gauze.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Always Happy Birthday - use patterned paper
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes March 27
Creative Craft Cottage #105 - make it feminine
Everybody Art Challenge #422 - pink/green
Creative Moments #139 - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge #175 - spring colours
Time Out Challenges #105 - inspired by the words below:

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Inspired by Mondrian

Before I went on holiday I discovered a website ( which sells very cheap unbranded metal dies from China with free postage - the only catch is that delivery can take a while! So I'm very sceptical about internet shopping in general and part of me did not believe I would ever receive my orders which is why I only spent about 8 pounds....

Imagine my surprise when I got back from holiday to find 4 small packages in the post from China! This is what I made with one of the dies...

As soon as I saw this die it made me think of paintings by the artist Piet Mondrian, I cut the shape in 4 colours; black, red, yellow and blue, then pieced some red, yellow and blue shapes into the black frame. The greeting die is from The Range.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Pile It On Challenge - circles or squares
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #372 - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - no more than 3 colours
Southern Girls Challenge - die-cuts
Cards In Envy - no patterned paper
Craft Rocket Challenges - something new (my die!)

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Potty About You

I've been back in my craft-room this weekend after a lovely long break in Mexico - while the rest of the UK was battling the Beast from the East, I was on a sun-bed in the Caribbean sipping cocktails - I feel so much better for it.

So I was asked to make an anniversary card with a pool playing penguin - I have some weird friends right!

This is what I created...

The pool cue was an inspiration - a wooden kebab stick, coloured with a pro-marker and decorated with a silver peel-off strip. The penguin digi is one of my favourite images from Blackberry Jelly, and the greeting was created in Publisher.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Craftaholics R Us - use something green
Createful Heart Designs - AG use some green
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 - AG
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #371 - AG
Crafty Gals Corner #161 - make it green

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