Challenge Winning cards

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cute Penguin Couple

I'm snug in the craft room today adding to my pile of Christmas cards. I've used an old favourite digi for this card from Digistamp Boutique (I am so missing that store - I could have cried when it shut!)

I've coloured the image using Pro-markers and mounted it on die-cut ovals. The backing papers are from my stash and I've created a greeting using candy Round font. Finally, I've added a couple of tiny pom poms to the penguin's hats.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Winter Wonderland Challenge - colour it
Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #39 - anything goes
Jingle Belles - not a creature was stirring
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - October anything goes
Fab N Funky #413 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge Blog - P is for Penguins
C R A F T Challenge #488 - monochrome
Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Autumn Floral Birthday Card

A friend at work asked me to make a floral card for her Mum's birthday using reds and burgundy shades...

I used and old digital image from The Digistamp Boutique (now defunct) and coloured the image using pro-markers. I've kept the layout simple to show off the image and kept embellishments to a minimum by just using a few red pearls.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

QKR Stampede # 318 - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #314 - clean and simple
I Love Pro Markers #370 - anything goes/birthday
Creative Fingers #153 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - birthdays
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
As You Like It - clean and simple or fussy and fancy - always clean and simple for me. I like clean lines and I have trouble matching different papers and embellishments. I also like cards that are flat and fit in envelopes without bumps and lumps!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gingerbread Couple

I love using pre-coloured toppers for Christmas cards - there's so many to make and this really speeds up the process.

Today's card is made with a very cute topper from the Gingerbread Wishes set from Hobby House...

I've matted the image on red card and used coordinating gingerbread patterned paper as one of the background papers. For embellishments I've added tiny red gems and a die-cut snowflake with a pearl. The greeting was computer generated and matted using oval dies.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Creative Crafters Challenge #9 - anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Oct 15 to November 15
A Perfect Time To Craft #10 - anything goes 
Crimbo Crackers #169 - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #391 - food
A Bit More Time To Craft #78 - anything goes

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Special Reindeer Couple

And so it begins - for the next month I am mostly making Christmas cards. The Christmas patterned papers box is out, the glitter is on standby and I've got Love Actually on in the background (yes - it is a Christmas film!!)

This cute offering was made using a basic kraft and red colour scheme with a Digistamp Boutique image, coloured with pro-markers. The papers are from a Christmas Kraft pad from The Range and I've embellished with two tiny red pearls for the noses.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Time To Craft - use kraft
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - October Challenge
Passion For Pro-markers #465 - animals
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #38 - anything Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #486 - Christmas
Merry Christmas Challenge Sept 15 to Oct 14 - anything goes

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Friday, October 05, 2018

Simple Baptism Card

I needed to make a quick card for a baby girl's baptism this weekend and was inspired by some unbranded dies I recently received from the slow boat from China (Ali Express!).

All my card seem very plain and simple at the moment (ie boring) - I just can't seem to get into the glittery glitzy mode I need to be in to make Christmas cards.

I think white on white cards always look good for religious events so I just layered the different dies to add interest. The greeting was computer generated and I added a few pale pink pearls to show it's for a baby girl.

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

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Monday, October 01, 2018

Will You...

I've hardly had time to craft lately - September and the beginning of the academic year is such a busy time for me! Today's card is for a friend to give to her niece to ask her to be her bridesmaid at her forthcoming nuptials. It was quick to make but I hope it's cute enough for this special request!

I used an old Memory Box dress die cutting a bottom layer from a small scrap of pale pink card and a second layer from a piece of  tracing paper to give the illusion of a net petticoat. I trimmed and attached the tracing paper layer with a strip of pastel pink ribbon and added a tiny pearl on the neckline. I mounted the dress on a white circle and found a perfect sized piece of pink polka dot patterned paper in my scraps box for the backing. The three pearls in the top left corner balance the greeting in the bottom right corner.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Always Fun Challenge #78 - dies or punches
Dream Valley Challenge #187 - pearls or gems
Pixie's Snippets Playground #336 - use snippets
Crafting With Dragonflies #114 - clean and simple
Aud Sentiments #213 - use a two word sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - spots and dots

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