Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Beige Christmas

Today's card is a very unusual colour scheme for a Christmas card - boring beige!

The tree is a sticker in a pack from The Range which lucky for me co-ordinated with a patterned paper pad also from The Range. I've tried to bling up the card by using lots of shiny pearls and some pearlised linen paper for matting. I think this colour scheme is very elegant - classy Christmas rather that in your face Christmas.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 94 - anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge 97 - gems or pearls
Crafter's Castle 11 - anything goes Holidays
C R A F T Challenge 491 - Christmas
Crimbo Cracker 171 - anything goes
As You Like It - monochrome or rainbow - definitely monochrome for me. I struggle to match colours and patterns therefore keeping to one colour gives me less stress! I also think different shades of the same colour looks very elegant.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Metallic Wreath

Each year I make a personalised Christmas card for my friend's daughter, Amy. This year, as she's 16 now, I made something a bit more grown up and contemporary...

I used a circle wreath die which I cut in very pale pink and filled each of the 'holes' with a variety of pearls, gems and metallic mirri-card discs. I've added scalloped borders, again in pink and made a sentiment in Publisher using Copperplate Gothic font. Finally, I've added a two-part die cut bow with the top layer cut in the same pale pink card.

And in true crafter's fashion I've just noticed I haven't filled one of the holes!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at :

Less Is More #384 - metallics
Watercooler Wednesdays #195 - anything feminine
Creative Knockouts #271  - border time
Cut It Up Challenge #160 - clean and simple

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Friendly Snowman

Another day, another Nanna card...

Today's card was made using a pre-coloured digi image from my files - the file was called PCS friendly snowman so I'm guessing it is from Pink Cat Studio? Anyway - it's certainly cute!

I seem to be making a lot of monotone cards lately and apart from the bright red scarf, I've stuck to shades of pale blue - two different sized polka dot patterns and a plain blue matting. I've added some die cut snowflakes to make a border and some blue flat-backed pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #40 - anything Christmas
That's Crafty Challenge - winter wonderland
Crafting By Designs - anything goes November
Double Trouble - Christmas

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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Glamorous Gran!

Today's card is for a friend to give to her glamorous youthful gran (or Nanna as we say up north!)

The digi image is an old one from Jellypark - there's not a lot of nice images around that can be used to represent an older lady. I've used a pretty green and pink floral paper and a 'cloudy' pink paper for the background matted on black. I've added dome black die scrolls and some gems to add a bit of interest and a tiny pearl on the necklace.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Allsorts Challenge Blog #492 - use pretty papers
QKR Stampede Challenge #320 - anything goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge #152 - birthdays
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #93 - anything goes
Cards 4 Galz #83 - let's go digital
A Bit More Time To Craft #79 - anything goes - WINNER

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