Hello and Happy New Year to you all. I've been on a challenges kick today and thought I'd show you some of the cards I've made for the various challenges I like to do. I love doing different challenges as they always make me try things I would probably never try on my own.
I've got 5 cards to show you so bare with the long posting today.
The first challenge was from Our Creative Corner and was to create a 3D project. I made a very simple but necessary calendar for my desk, using one of the calendar thingys that were left over after making the kids calendars at school.
These are ever so quick and easy to make - just cover 2 blank beer mats with DSP, punch 3 holes in the top with a Crop-a-dile, tie them together with some ribbon, stick the calendar on the front and voila all done!
Papers: DCWV The Sweet Matpack, SU Chocolate Chip cs
Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon, calendar thingy (no idea what you call these), blank beer mats
My next card is for A Passion for Papertrey's Superstars challenge which is to use stars on your project. I'm not a fan of stars as such, but have tons of stamp sets with stars in, which is good for this challenge. I haven't done one of these Papertrey challenges for ages and have missed doing them so I'm definitely going to put these challenges back on one of my regular challenges to do list.
Stamps: Everyday Classics, Polka Dot Basics - PTI
Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, White - PTI
Inks: Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush - PTI
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst polka dot and stitched grosgrain ribbons and button, Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities
The next card is for the Stamp With Us colour challenge using this photo for inspiration.
I made a flowerpot card as I have never done one before and used the colours Summer Sun, Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke. You can't really see in the photo but I did fold up the petals of the flowers slightly to make them a little more 3D rather than just flat flowers.
This is the closed version if you like, with the insert inside the pot.
And this is the insert with a little greeting from Curvy Verses added.
Stamps: Sanded, Curvy Verses
Papers: Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Bravo Burgundy
Inks: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy ribbon, 5 petal flower punch, 1/2" circle punch, scallop edge punch
My next card is a triple challenge one! It is for Splendid Stamping's Fresh Farm Friday challenge to use a Greeting Farm stamp and glitter - definately covered that one! The sketch is Taylored Expressions #97 and Papertake's New Beginnings challenge - this is a new Anya stamp that I got just this week.
Stamps: Lolli Anya - TGF
Papers: Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, non SU white cs, DCWV The Sweet Matpack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos
Accessories: Melon Mambo ribbon, pink and turquoise glitter glues on the lolly
And my final card is another triple challenge one! The sketch is for Mojo Monday's #120 challenge. The colour combo comes from Stacey's Curtain Call #11 and also for A Spoonful of Sugar's challenge to use hearts on a card.
Stamps: Kindred Spirits - Verve
Papers: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Whisper White, Going Gray, Merry Moments DSP, Tea & Crumpets DSP
Inks: Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Accessories: MS Heart Border punch, Oval nestabilities, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Grey brads covered with irridescent glitter glue
Phew glad all that's done. Now I just have to link my cards to the various challenge blogs!!