Challenge Winning cards

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Thinking of You

The current challenge at Less Is More #448 is to 'CASE' (copy and share everything) one of the design team's cards - this is the inspiration card

What I decided to take from this card was the layout - I really liked the way Elaine had arranged her tiles...

I decided to use snippets of patterned paper from a beautiful pad I had bought at The Range - florals and spots in shades of yellow and teal. The greeting came free with a magazine as part of a bigger stamp set.

A very simple card but of course that's what the concept of Less Is More is all about.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Christmas Sleigh

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

The very appropriate challenge this week is:

***Christmas in July***

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 - Hobby House topper

Papers - from my stash (from the Range) 

Greeting - Lili of the Valley

Snowfake/swirl dies - Sara Davies signature

Flat-backed pearls - The Range

I'm entering this card into the 'CHRISTMAS IN JULY' challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #221

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday July Challenge

Cards for Gals #151

Creative Friday #286 - WINNER

Dragonfly Dreams

Creative Craft Cottage #142

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.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Green Gwen

 A very simple retro style card today for a friend whose favourite colour is green (but she isn't called Gwen!)...

What I used:

Image - Gwen from Vera Lane Stamps

Patterned Paper - DCWV

Coloured with - Promarkers

Greeting - created in Publisher using Penelope font

She's delightfully quirky isn't she! I've decoupaged her hat and added tiny pearls to make it really stand ot - the card design is very simple because I wanted Gwen to be the star of the show. The greeting is of course from Dr Seuss.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Gem Of A Challenge #15 - anything goes

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes WINNER

Crafting Happiness #105 - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2129 - anything goes

Allsorts Challenge #633 - for a lady

Inkspirational #244 - spots/dots

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Happy Bee Day

 Who doesn't love bees - I was so happy when I saw this week's challenge at The Paper Players #50 DT FAVOURITE- I recently got a bee die and couldn't wait to use it!. I have also just caught this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #494

What I used:

Bee die - The Range

Honeycomb die - unbranded (Ali Express)

Letter dies - Diamondpress

Happy die - this month's Simply Cards & Papercraft

Coloured card - from stash

White laid card 6x6 base

I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

The Alphabet Challenge - H is for 'Happy' - use the word happy

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Season's Tweetings

I'm back after a short break and because it's July I've made a quick Christmas card - as you do.

I've used an A5 card base so although I've used strips of patterned paper, there is still a lot of 'white space'.

What I've used:

Stamps and Greeting - Clearly Besotted

Patterned strips - Dovecraft's Little Red Robin collection

Coloured with Pro-markers.

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Less Is More #447

Addicted to CAS #201

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Monday, July 05, 2021

So Much Cake!

Not a lot of card making got done at the weekend after the excitement and the hangover of the England match! I did, however, stamp and colour some cute cupcake images.

What I used:

Cake Stamp - from a set by Angela Poole

Colured Card - from stash

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens

Greeting - computer generated using Paper Roses font

Flat-backed pearls - The Range

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Gem of a Challenge #14 - anything goes

Creative Fingers #211 - anything goes

A Bit More Time To Craft July - anything goes 

Colour My Heart #450 - inspiration photo

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