Challenge Winning cards

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lipstick Lady

Today's card is for my friend's daughter, Amy, who turns 17 at the weekend. She's a typical teenage girl - love dressing up and experimenting with make up. I have this old digi that is perfect for a make-up themed card...

I've used black  A4 card for the base, folded, then the front folded again - is this called a z fold?. The 'half front' is covered with some fabulous lips patterned paper from Trimcraft's  Bouffants and Broken Hearts range. The image is coloured with pro markers and mounted on a fancy square die. When the card is flat it covers the greeting inside.

Finally, I've added a greeting created in Publisher using Formal 365 font and some sparkly heart stickers as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Gem of a Challenge Wk 1 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #368 - use dies or punches
C R A F T Challenge #499 - anything goes
Moving Along With The Times #90 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday #206 - anything goes
As You Like It - fave shape or fold - I love the simplicity of this fold - it is easy to create (without templates) yet still has the wow factor.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Birthday Pug

Pugs are very popular at the moment so I wasn't surprised when someone asked me for a pug themed pink birthday card for a 21st birthday (so many requirements!!)...

I found the free image by Googling 'Birthday Pug', and it was coloured using Pro-markers. The pink patterned papers are from The Range and the numbers are peel-offs. The greeting was made in Publisher  using Mountains of Christmas font.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Cute Card Thursday 566 - critters
Tuesday Throwdown 424 - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges 468 - let's celebrate
Jo's Scrap Shack 266 - anything goes
Pile It On 150 - land or sea animals

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pink and Grey Posy

This morning I started to make a few Mother's Day cards for my box at work...

Using some lovely white linen textured card I created a 6x6 card base and die-cut the flowers and leaves from the same card. The flowers are very old Marianne dies and the stem is a Memory Box flower die with the flower heads cut off (I'm not keen on the shape of them). The butterfly die came with a magazine.

I coloured the die-cut shapes with pro-markers - the linen texture shows through  - I don't like mixing different card on the same card.

I added very tiny pearls to the butterflies and silver brads to the centre of the flowers. The greeting was created in Publisher using Formal 365 font.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Scrapyland Challenge #106 - anything goes (using dies)
Aud Sentiments #219 - anything goes
Creative Fingers #156 - anything goes

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A New Home

Today's card is for a friend who is about to move into a new home...

I've used a very old black peel-off from Little Claire's (who appears to be no longer operating :-() I've coloured the image with Pro-markers and mounted it onto some sparkly black squiggle patterned paper from The Range. I've added some tiny key stickers and a greeting from the same peel-off sheet.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments - new beginnings
Crafty Creations #383 - anything goes

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stamping Success!

Today's creation was made using one of my new crafty Christmas pressies - Tim Holtz's Stamping Platform and a very old stamp I have had for a number of years - a much loved Uptown Girls stamp from Stampin' Bella (Victoria and Juliette's Night Out - don't know if this is still available?)

It was so easy to use the platform - I felt as though I had much more control over the placement of the stamp and the pressure applied. I made a mask by stamping the image on thin photocopy paper and cutting out one of the girls (Victoria). I stamped the image again over the mask so that only the curly-haired girl (Juliette) was on my card. There were a couple of gaps in the image where Victoria's arm had been which I filled with a fineliner black pen but this doesn't affect the overall look - it's a sketchy sort of stamp image anyway.

I used a fancy star die cut 8 times to make the border around the image and the backing papers are from my stash. There's bling in the form of black shiny gems and the greeting was created in Microsoft Publisher.

This card is a lot smaller than I usually make - it's only about  4.5x4.5 inches but I thought I'd start small. My friend requested this to use more as a card to put some money in rather than an actual birthday card so it's an ideal size.

I can see where most of my money is going to go this year - on stamps and inks!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Stamping Sensations - fabulously feminine
Sparkles Challenge #112 - new year new stash
Try It On Tuesday - something old, something new
Die Cuttin' Divas #403 - birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge #101 - new beginnings (my new adventures with stamps)

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Party Chris

A strange request to start the year - a 21st card for a young lady who loves Chris Hemsworth...

Well being the boring fart that I am, I had to Google who he was!! I then came across this fab pencil drawing effect image of him through Google images, printed and framed it then added a quirky birthday hat and random stars. The numbers are die-cut and I've added a computer generated sentiment (I believe it's 'Mountains of Christmas' font)

What else could I have done with such a bizarre request?? I thinks it's a fun card and the recipient won't have anything else like it!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - anything goes
Creative Moments Challenge #160 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesdays - All about occasions WATERCOOLER ROCKER
Dream Valley Challenges #193 - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #234 - anything goes TEAM FAVOURITE
Get Creative Challenge #76 - anything goes

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Camp Fire

Happy New Year everyone - hopefully the big man brought you lots of crafty goodies. One of my favourite pressies is a Tim Holtz Stamping platform - hopefully my fear/dislike of hand stamping will soon be a thing of the past. Watch this space!

I was asked by a friend at work to make a card for her soon to be 8 year old son who is into 'bushcraft' and likes nothing better than camping, hunting and fishing and the great outdoors...

The tent and fire are from a Crafts-U-Print camping sheet and I added some die cut trees and a couple of fluffy clouds. For the base card I used some brown card embossed with a wood pattern.

Very simple but his idea of Heaven!

I'm entering this card into the 'ANYTHING GOES' challenges at:

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