Challenge Winning cards

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bold Masculine Stripes

Today's card was made using this bold topper and matching patterned paper by Splashcrafts...

The strong colour scheme is really appealing and I like the distressed effect on some of the words.

First, I mounted the topper and greeting on some silver paper to match the lettering. I added some embossed striped white card and the multi-coloured diagonal striped paper on to a blue base card. Finally, I added three coordinating die-cut stars as embellishments.

I think this would be great for a twenty or thirty something bloke!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #389 - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #418 - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #242 - anything goes
Ike's World challenges #119 - D is for die cuts

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring Flowers

Today's card was very quick and CAS...

I found a pack of 3D die-cut flower images by a company called Studiolight in a charity shop for 99p - there was about 20 sheets of all different flowers in a variety of colours and sizes.I couldn't leave them there could I??? 

I've used 3 of the lily images here, with die-cut scrolls as 'leaves' and mounted these on an embossed die-cut oval background - I was looking for a lattice effect and this embossing folder works well. I also used a black and white butterfly sticker from the range  coloured with a subtle pink pro-marker. The greeting was made in Publisher - white letters on a back background.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Allsorts Challenge #517 - feminine
My Time to Craft #395 - spring flowers
Dream Valley Challenges #201 - pink birthday
Cut It Up #172 - butterflies and bugs
Creative Friday #229 - for a woman
Moving Along With The Times #96 - floral

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In The Garden

I don't know where this month has gone - I just don't get enough time to make and post cards at the moment as I'm trying to get my wilderness of a garden into shape while the weather is fine.

Coincidentally, I was asked to make a card with a garden theme for a work colleague for her uncle's 80th birthday..

The images are from an old 'masculine special' issue of Making Cards Magazine. I've fussy cut some of the images and used other garden related elements: a wood effect backing paper, 'leafy' patterned paper and die-cut fences. Finally, I've added the number using peel-offs coloured with a brown pro-marker.

I'm entering this effort into the 'Anything Goes' challenges at:

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sweet Treats

Today's card is using papers and a decoupage topper from Dovecraft's Sweet Moments range...

I also created texture using a striped embossing folder and added a recycled bow and ribbon donated to my bits and bobs box by a friend at work.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafting From The Heart #241 - anything goes
A Perfect Time To Craft #4 - anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #90 - anything goes
Paper Minutes #584 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs Colour Challenge - use 3 colours
(pink, yellow, blue)

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Still Hitched

I needed an anniversary card for a friend to give her hubby - they love the great outdoors and are fond of camping and caravan holidays... after trawling the Internet I found a few cards in a similar vein to this so created my version...

The cute digital images are of course from Digistamp Boutique (still missing that shop!). I've used pro-markers to colour, then carefully fussy cut. So that the images were 'grounded', I created a sky and road background using coloured pencils and finally added a couple of die-cut clouds.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #388 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesdays #216 - all about occasions
Addicted To Stamps And More #336 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - no designer paper

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Simple Die-cut Decoupage

Whilst in town today I had a look in The Works and came away with a bagful of goodies including a book of die-cut toppers to decoupage. Here's a quick card I made with one of them:

It took no time to put the layers of the topper together then I mounted it using foam pads onto some pink wood-effect glittery patterned paper. Finally, I added a die-cut butterfly that came from the same book. It looks quite plain until the glittery backing paper catches the light!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Allsorts Challenge #514 - sentiment as focus
The Card Concept #112 - cottage florals
Cardz 4 Galz #93 - flora or fauna
Inkspirational Challenge #194 - pop it up (use foam pads)

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Born To Shop

I've got a few birthdays coming up in April so I've been making some girly cards this afternoon using toppers by Buzzcraft...

I love the pastel shades used in these images. I've used some matching patterned papers from a pad from The Range, matted on dark pink card and added some flat-backed pink pearls.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Crafty Addicts #59 - anything goes/in the pink
Crafting By Designs - April anything goes
Crafty Creations #387 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesdays #215 - anything goes/feminine 

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