Challenge Winning cards

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Another 70th Birthday

A quick share today - another 70th birthday card for a friend to give her Mam...

I've kept the design simple but used pretty floral papers (Papermania) and intricate corner dies to add some interest.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #431 - anything goes
Inkspirational #192 - fold (easel fold card)
2 Sisters On The Blog #29 - for a lady
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #110 - anything goes

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

It's A Nice Day For A White Wedding

Today's card is for a friend getting married tomorrow. I was sorting out my dies and came across this Spellbinders scalloped oblong die that I been saving for the right occasion (and I've had it for ages!)...

I've kept to a white and pearls theme - so fitting for a wedding card. The beautiful filigree heart die is also an old one - Memory Box I believe.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesday's #231 - all about occasions
Crafty Creations #395 - anything goes
Use Your Stuff #368 - romance - HIGHLIGHT
Creative Fingers #168 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #440 - anything goes
Get Creative #82 - anything goes/monochrome

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Gran's 70th Birthday

Today's card is for a friend's children to give to their Gran on her 70th Birthday.

I've used a variety of fancy dies and some lovely papers from a pad from The Range. I've created the greeting in Microsoft Publisher using KG Be Still and Know font and added a few flat-backed pearls as embellishments. All the layers have been mounted using foam pads to add depth.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Friends #114 - use 2 or more patterned papers
Love To Craft #36 - July AG
A Bit More Time To Craft #96 - AG
Creative Inspirations - July AG
Brown Sugar #291 - AG
Simply Create Too #151 - AG + patterned paper

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Christmas - But It's Only July!

I thought I'd make a start on some of my regular Christmas orders while watching the tennis. Each year I get asked to make a card for my friend's son to give to his uncle and his husband. It is so difficult to get personalised cards for gay family members so I look forward to the challenge each year.

I used this seriously cute digi from Digistamp Boutique (no longer open)...

I've used a kraft card base and matted a red and kraft snowflake patterned paper from The Range onto some dark red card. The image was coloured with pro-markers the die cut into an oval shape with dark red matting. I extended this above the top of the card when I attached it.

The greeting was created in Publisher and added using foam pads. The result is a simple but cute card personalised for the recipients.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog #29 - Christmas In July
Sweet Stampin Christmas - July AG challenge
The Male Room #115 -Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon #505-Christmas Featured project
Crimbo Crackers #188 - AG

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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Sad News - and a New Baby

It's been a very sad week in the Glittertastic household. Our beloved cat, Harvey, had a sudden stroke and although we rushed him to the vet he didn't make it. He was 18 years old and ruled the roost! Rest In Peace little buddy - you were loved so much.

So I haven't really had the heart to make many cards but today I needed a baby girl card...

The gorgeous image is of course Baby Hammock from Penny Black which I've stamped using black ink (Docrafts Artiste) and coloured with pro-markers. I've used patterned papers from a pad from The Works. I made the greeting in Publisher using Candy Round font and added pearl and silver peel-off strips as embellishments.

My layout came from this lovely sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #45 - for a baby or child
Passion for Pro-markers #500 - make it square
As You Like It - favourite make for a baby. My favourite make is a congratulations card - but they must be cute. It's a chance to use really pretty pink and blue papers and it's a lovely keepsake for the new parents to keep forever.

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