Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Cool Dude Dawg

Today's card is a masculine one for a change. I just don't seem to make many male cards at all!

I was inspired by one of  the current sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday



What I used:

Image - freebie from Making Cards Magazine

Papers - The above magazine and The Range

Card Candi - Craftwork Cards

Peel-off greeting - Little Claire


He's such a cool looking doggy isn't he - he really suits those glasses! I loved this sketch - I'm a sucker for nice regular clean lines.

I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesday's #329 - all things masculine

Creative Fingers #219 - anything goes

AAA Birthday Challenge - Animals

Creative Knockouts #428 - anything goes

Crafter's Cafe #278 - male


Thanks for popping in - stay safe

Sharon

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Monday, November 15, 2021

White Deer

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week's challenge is just for fun therefore the theme is:

 Anything Goes 

As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:









What I used:

Vellum - from stash
Puffy Stickers - The Range
Greeting - The Range
Foiled patterned card - The Range


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Allsorts Challenge #650 - Christmas

Creative Moments #226 - AG

Krafty Chicks #585 - Christmas

Crafty Catz #572 - AG + sparkle/shine

C R A F T Challenge #617 - Christmas

Aud Sentiments #287 - Christmas + sentiment


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team. 


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, November 01, 2021

Lovely Day

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at

Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles who have kindly provided images for us to use. Check out their store for some fabulous images:



The theme for this week is a sketch:




As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:






What I used:

Image: Let's Go from Polkadoodles
Papers: NitWits
Greeting: Follow You Into The World font 
Flower die - Sara Davies (matches the hat flower perfectly!!)


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


Dragonfly Dreams October - in the pink

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2144 - anything goes

Crafty Animals Challenge #56 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #648 - add a sentiment


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Trick or Treat !

I don't know where this year has gone - another month nearly over and Christmas music in the shops!

Today's card is a cute creation for Halloween...


What I've used:

Mummy digi image - Robyn's Fetish

Halloween stickers - Poundland (some years ago)

Greeting - using 'Prime Minister of Canada' font in Publisher


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Creative Knockouts #424 - Halloween fun

CAS on Friday #216 - Halloween/Autumn

Sweet Stampin' - All Hallows Eve

Di's Digi Challenge - creepy or cute

Use Your Stuff #434 - Halloween or pumpkins

Unicorn Challenge #70 - Halloween/Autumn


Thanks for looking


Sharon

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Balloon Ride

 It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by Rachelle Anne Millar who has kindly provided images for us to use


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:

Image - 'Balloon Ride' by Rachelle Anne Millar

Coloured with - Pro Markers

Greeting - free with magazine

Patterned papers - Dovecraft

Border die - Wish


I'm entering this card into the challenges at the 'anything Goes' challenges at:

Gem of a Challenge #21 

Creative Fingers #217

Cute Card Thursday #693

A Bit More Time To Craft #146

613 Avenue Create #11

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #10


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Just For You Owl

I had an afternoon off work today to enjoy the last of this year's sunshine and to mow the lawn. I then relaxed with a cuppa and added to my stash of cards with this:



 


What I used:

7 x 7 inch white base card

Burgundy Core'dinations

Stamps - Jennifer Ellory (mag freebie about 5 years ago)

Coloured with - Pro-markers

Paper - Nitwits

Kraft card

Embossing folder - Sissix

Branch die - Memory Box

Flat pearls - The Range


Those tiny leaves were tricky to attach but worth the effort as they compliment the branch on the stamp!


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

I ♥ ProMarkers #445 - AG plus embossing

The Paper Shelter #486 - layer it up

Make My Monday #158 - embossing

Double D Challenge - owls or pumpkins













Retro Rubber #168 - tic tac toe (flies/foliage/circles)








 Thanks for popping in

Sharon

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Monday, October 04, 2021

Thinking of Autumn

 It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week's theme is:

LOTS OF SQUARES

This week we are being sponsored by Morgan's Art World who has kindly provided images for us to use



As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:



What I used:

Image - Morgan's Art World
Coloured with - Pro-markers
Patterned paper - DCWV
Greeting - Neuton Cursive font

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:


Crafty Catz #566 - AG/Autumn Shades 

Inspiration Station #15 - Autumn countryside

I ♥ ProMarkers #444 - make it square

Chocolate Baroque (Oct) - anything Autumn

Stamping Sensations (Oct) - animals, birds and bugs


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, September 27, 2021

'Tis The Season To Prance

 So I'm slowly but surely adding to my pile of Christmas cards...



What I used:

All stamps - Clearly Besotted

Coloured with - Pro-markers

Papers - from my Christmas stash

Washi - from Lidl


I just adore these cute stamps - I made a handful of this design using various Christmassy papers - it's a really quick design for bulk production!


I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2139 - AG Honorable mention

Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in September

My Time To Craft Christmas #19 - Christmas Critters

Try It On Tuesday - going round in circles

Crafty Catz #565 - AG/anything but square

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Q or R (reindeer!)


Thanks for popping in!


Sharon

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Patterned Squares

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by Di's Digi Designs 




The theme this week is:

use two or more patterned papers

As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:




As you can see, I've gone patterned paper mad and used 9 different papers!

What I used:

White linen base card

Orange linen backing card

Font - Reklame Script

Paper flowers - The Range

Patterned papers - from my snippets boxes - I keep all my snippets in colour groupings which helped enormously with this card.


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Catz #564 = AG + 2 or more papers

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2138 - AG

Pixie's Snippets Playground #412 - use snippets

A Place To Start #9 - patterned papers

Crafting Happiness #114 - AG


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, September 06, 2021

Autumn Girl

 It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...

The theme this week is:

Make it digital

This week we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps who has kindly provided images for us to use



As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:




What I used:

Digi image - Autumn Girl by All Dressed Up

Coloured with - Pro Marker pens

Patterned papers - from stash    

Greeting - Hello Bunny font


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Fingers #214 - anything goes

Sweet Stampin' 2021/08 - lots of layers

Crafter's Cafe #273 - anything goes

 I ♥ ProMarkers #442 - lots of layers

Watercooler Wednesdays - all things feminine

Di's Digi Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, August 23, 2021

Back To School

 It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


This week we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has kindly provided images for us to use.



The theme this week is:

BACK TO SCHOOL

As I don't have any school aged children to make cards for, I used the image to make a card to congratulate someone on doing well at school - this could be used for passing an exam/graduation etc.

As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:





What I used:

Image - The Paper Shelter

Kraft base and paper

Iron floor embossing folder

Patterned papers, greeting and certificate - Making Cards magazine


I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #164 - anything goes

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #609 - back to school

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2134 - anything goes

Crafting Happiness #110 - anything goes

Make The Cards Challenge #29 - back to school


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team and have a chance at winning a prize.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Big Birthday Cake

A quick card tonight using a birthday cake decoupaged image...



What I used:

Patterned papers - The Range

Decoupage image - Anita's

Greeting stamp - free with magazine


I'm playing along with the current challenges at:


Get Creative Challenges #104 - AG/no twist

Crafty Sentiments - AG

Aud Sentiments #281 - AG + a sentiment

Creative Knockouts #415 - birthday wishes

Love To Craft Challenge #61 - AG


Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Blue Flowers

 Today's card combines a couple of colours I wouldn't normally put together but I think it works...


What I used:

Olive coloured Core'dinations card

Sparkly Embossed backing card - First Edition

Blue polka dot paper - Craft Sensations

Stamp - part of a free kit with SC&P # 176 - coloured with Pro-markers

Pearls - The Range

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Flowers font


This is so sparkly in the right light! Hopefully it will bring a smile to the face of my friend's Mam who is poorly at the moment. She used to make cards herself so I hope she'll like this one.


I'm playing along with the challenges at:


Crafting Happiness Challenge #109 - anything goes

Cardz 4 Gals #153 - texture TOP 3

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2133 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #637/8 - add some sparkle

Gem of a Challenge #17 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by

Sharon

Monday, August 09, 2021

Winter Jumper

It's Monday which means there is a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges ...


There is no sponsor this week - it's just for fun, however we have set a theme of:


Wet or Dry Embossing


As always the design team have come up with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing - here's my card:






What I used:

All stamps - free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine

Embossing folder - free with the same magazine

Patterned paper - The Range


I really love this embossing folder - one of my favourite items of winter clothing is my Arran jumper!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafter's Castle #44 - anything goes

Kraftin' Kimmie #593 - animal cards

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #163 - anything goes

Incy Wincy Designs Aug 2-15 - animals TOP PICK

Crafting Happiness #108 - anything goes


So have a pop over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog to see some more lovely inspiration from my teamies on the design team.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Birthday Owl

 A quick card today for a friend who loves owls...


What I used:

Owl image and papers - Making Cards Magazine

Branch and leaf die - unbranded (Ali Express)

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Flowers font


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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #53

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - August

Crafter's Cafe #271

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2131

Crafting Happiness #107

Crafty Creations #424


Thanks for visiting

Sharon

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