Challenge Winning cards

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Decoupaged Rudy

Today's card is a cutie for a friend's young son to give to his Grandparents...

I've used a cute image of Rudolph which I've decoupaged using foam pads and added a fun touch with the 'googly eyes'. The layout is simple with some festive mitten patterned paper as a background to coordinate with the image. The greeting was created in Publisher using an aptly named font Mountains of Christmas.

I'm playing in the challenges at:

Cute Card Thursday #606 - Christmas
52 Weeks To Christmas - deer or moose
Rudolph Days Challenge - anything Christmas FAVOURITE
Holly and Ivy Challenge #59 - anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenge #455 - Christmas
Jingle Belles  - Rudolph and friends

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Saturday, October 26, 2019


I was asked to make a card for a friend for her nephew's 21st birthday - the main requirement that it was 'not fussy - very plain'...

So I kept a very simple colour palette of black and silver with a flash of red for the bunting. To add a bit of texture I embossed one of the black layers with a crisscross folder - I don't really know what this pattern is called but it has a masculine feel.

Finally, I've added 3 black brads to the tiny red bunting.

I'm entering the challenges at:

Creative Inspirations (October) - masculine
Brown Sugar #294 - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - clean and simple
Watercooler Wednesdays - all about occasions
Crafting With An Attitude #56 - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

A Very Pastel Christmas

Oh my - where has this month gone!!

I haven't had a chance to post much but the Glittertastic household has a steady Christmas Card production going... only about 40 more to make!

This is a very simple layout I often use for quick cards and I'm loving this colour scheme - eau de nil and silver.

I've used a Christmas Tree sticker (Anita's I think) and added silver pearls and a star as embellishments. I've then built up the layers using pretty eau de nil patterned papers with embossed sparkly silver paper for the matting. The greeting was done in Publisher and I've used a pretty die-cut border along the bottom of the panel.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crimbo Crackers #196 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #542 - add silver or gold
Creative Sketchy Girls #41 - Christmas card
Dream Valley Challenge #212 - add a sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers #243 - sparkle
Moo Mania #202 - dies or punches

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kenny K Golf Boy

Today's card was a request from a friend to make a golf themed card for her son's 18th Birthday....'

I remembered I had this fabulously cute digi image from the super talented Kenny K which I coloured with pro-markers and fussy cut.

I used flowered green patterned paper for the 'golf course' and a masculine tartan for the flag and border (I somehow associate tartan with golf!)

I added the birthday boy's age on the flag and created the greeting in Microsoft Publisher. Two die-cut clouds add some further dimension.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesday #242 - all about occasions
Creative Moments #178 - anything goes
Little Red Wagon #518 - cut it out 
Digi Choosday #41 - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #362 - make your mark
Crafty Creations #400 - anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #101 - anything goes

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

CASE-ed 21st Card

Back to card making after a three week break with relaxing holidays in Bulgaria and Marrakech - I've a couple of special orders to make then I'm in full Christmas card mode!

I was inspired to make today's card after finding a card using the same stamp by Donna at Donna's Doodles (sadly no longer posting):

I loved the layout of this card which I have kept but I've changed the colours, the background die to a circle, the position of the greeting and the Card Candy placement.

I have had this old Woodware '21st' stamp for about 5 years - I've coloured with vivid blue and lime green pro-markers, then carefully fussy cut. The patterned backing papers are from a DCWV  pad and I've added a greeting created on the computer in Publisher.

Finally, to make the numbers really stand out I've added some Card Candy, also coloured with the same pro-markers and attached with foam pads.

This card is soooo bright!!

I'm playing along with the challenges at :

Retro Rubber #120 - anything goes
The House That Stamps Built DCC 0219- circles
A Perfect Time To Craft - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #400 - let's celebrate 400 challenges
Addicted to Stamps #361 - anything goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - October Challenge

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