Challenge Winning cards

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Star Embossed 21st

Today's card is for a work colleague to give to her Grandson for his 21st birthday - the brief was to make something in navy and aqua - the colours of his Sunday morning football team!

I've used a navy card base with aqua star embossed card with white matting. The silver star has also been embossed with a random square folder, Finally I've added die cut navy numbers and a wavy line die under the star.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Creatilicious Challenges #181 - AG with embossing
Allsorts Challenge #559 - dies or punches
Watercooler Wednesdays #258 - all about occasions
A Place To Start - Feb - masculine card
Crafty Calendar February - use dies or punches

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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Floral Trellis

I was greatly inspired by the gorgeous colour combo today at The Paper Players:

I love using pink anyway but the added red white and black go so well together! I decided to make a feminine birthday card to add to my box at work...

The flower dies are very old - Marianne Designs I think and the black hexagon trellis die is an unbranded one from China. The greeting was created in Publisher and to add a bright pop of white i used some white Card Candi in the centre of the flowers.

I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesdays #257 - AG + feminine twist WATERCOOLER ROCKER
Creative Fingers #179 - AG
Crafty Calendar February - use dies/punches
The Paper Girls #193 - Birthdays

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Saturday, February 08, 2020

Be Mine

I don't make many Valentine cards - mostly because I only have one other half!

I came across some lovely NitWits toppers and papers in a very old card magazine which went perfectly with a kraft base - and weren't too girly...

I added a dark red border to the lovely NitWits backing paper and I mounted the die-cut topper using foam pads. Using the same dark red patterned paper, I added some strips in each corner.

I've kept the design very simple, using only a button to embellish. I've left the soppiness for inside the card!

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #543 - love/valentine
Dragonfly Dreams - it's a love thing
Creative Knockouts #336 - love/valentine
Paper Minutes #626 - Valentine's Day
Incy Wincy Designs - love love love
Make My Monday #115 - I heart you

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Sunday, February 02, 2020

Amy's 18th

I've been making cards for my best friend's daughter since she was a little girl - I can't believe she is now turning 18...

The cute digi is Party Phoebe by Digistamp Boutique and I've paper-pieced her dress to match one of the Dovecraft Piece of Cake backing papers.

I've added die-cut numbers and some copper coloured flat-backed pearls as embellishments.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #125 - anything goes
Paper Shelter #412 - use a digital image
A Bit More Time To Craft #109 - anything goes
Crafters Cafe Challenge #235 - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge wk 3 - anything goes

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