Challenge Winning cards

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Diamond Wedding

My friend's parents are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary this week. 60 years married - how wonderful is that!!

I've made a personalised card for them complete with names and the date. I've used a very subtle green trellis patterned paper for the background and used a fancy border square die to mount the Memory box delicate die-cut heart. To emphasize the diamond theme I have arranged the square as a diamond and used tiny gems to decorate the heart.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crafty Friends Challenge #136 - add embellishments
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #132 - anything goes
Get Creative Challenge #91 - make it sparkly
Incy Wincy Challenge (May 30) - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge #226 - add some sparkle

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020


There's some lovely tulip images and papers in the latest issue of Making Cards magazine...

I've used two of the matching papers with this lovely image, matted on red card. The layout has been kept simple and the only embellishments are 3 tiny pearls. The greeting has been created in Publisher using Formal font.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
All Fun Challenges #8 - anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #135 - flowers
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #132 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #571/2 - anything goes

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Really Old Stash - Butterfly Birthday

Today's card is another birthday card for my work box (when I eventually go back to 'work'!!).

I've used some really old stash - Hot Off The Press papers that came free with a magazine years ago. Here is the last card I made with them.

I used my lovely new butterfly die again - I am totally loving butterflies at the moment...

I used ivory linen card for the base - I think white would have been too stark. I cut two butterflies - one in patterned paper and the other in the same red paper used for the circle matting and the scallopped border.I love the background paper - different stripes of tape, patterns and stars.

Finally I added a greeting in KG Sorry Not Sorry font that I created in Publisher.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #409 - anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #54 - use dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - birds, bees or butterflies
Through the Craft Room Door (May 12th) - anything goes WINNER
AAA Birthday #13 - things with wings

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Gorjuss Blue Birthday

Today's card uses one of the many cute Gorjuss decoupage characters I have in my stash in my favourite shades of blue...

There's something a bit Christmassy about her so I think this card will be great for a Winter birthday.

I used a scallopped oval diecut shape to mount the decoupaged image onto . The background patterned papers - different shades of blue and white polka dots - are from my stash. 

I added more die cut decoration with scallopped borders and star shaped corners. Finally I added the greeting which was created in Publisher using KG Sorry Not Sorry font and some black opaque gems.

I'm playing along with the ANYTHING GOES challenges at:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2019 
All Fun Challenge #8
Gem Of A Challenge #10
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #131
Crafter's Castle May Challenge #29

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Friday, May 08, 2020

Birthday Wishes

I loved this simple sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 as soon as I saw it...

I do love a nice symmetrical sketch! I can't cope with complicated sketches with odd squiggly bits on them!

I used some grey and white polka dot patterned  paper for the background. The stem and leaves are part of a Memory Box die. I cut the original flowers off and instead used some flowers created from a set of Marianne dies. I used dull silver brads for the centre of the flowers and some pink flat backed pearls as embellishments. I also added some tiny die cut butterflies with pearl 'bodies'. The sentiment was created in Publisher using Marketing Script font.

My colour combo was inspired by today's challenge at Just Add Ink

I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

Moving Along With The Times #118 - flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #555 - Birthdays (Happy 11th birthday!!) WINNER

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Sugar and Spice Butterfly

Another card today using 'old' stash - Dovecraft's Sugar and Spice paper collection which must be about 5 years old...

I used an aqua colored piece of A4 linen card for the base and added three strips of patterned paper from the pack.

I used a die-cut butterfly from a set of place cards I found in the wedding section of Home Bargains, which I coloured  using an aqua pro marker so it matched the base card. I then mounted this on die cut circles and added some flat-backed turquoise pearls as embellishments. The greeting was created in Publisher.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Use Your Stuff #397 - flowers or butterflies
AAA Birthday Challenge #13 - things with wings
Paper Minutes #639 - butterflies
Allsorts Challenge #570 - butterflies
Friendship Challenge #53 - everything that can fly

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Sunday, May 03, 2020

Celebrate With Cake

As being confined to the house has stopped me making my weekly trip to The Range I am having to use up some of the mountain of stash I already own...

I found a die cut set of cake images from Kanban I have owned for at least five years! I mounted three of the images using die cut circles and used some lovely red and white spotty patterned paper for the background.

The greeting came with the set and I added some peel-off border for a further touch of silvery sheen.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

A Bit More Time To Craft #115 - AG
The Crafter's Cafe #241 - AG
2 Sisters On The Blog #39 - baking or cooking
Crafty Catz #504 - AG
Creative Fingers #185 - AG
Seize The Birthday #189 - food or drink

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