Sunday, 13 November 2011

VSN Mini Challenges 1 - 3

It's coming up to the big VSN soon next month and I am hosting a challenge for it as well! WOOT! But this Friday was the mini event, which gets us all geared up for the big one.

Challenge 1 was to make a card or project with an image of a something you'd bundle up with....scarf, hats, mittens, sweater, blanket, etc.....AND to make it warm and cozy....... incorporate felt into your project. I didn't actually think I had any stamp with gloves or hats etc on, but then I found these gloves on my new Tremendous Treats set! But I couldn't find my snowflake dies anywhere! I have a Sizzix set and hunted high and low but they do not want to be found, so I had to stamp a snowflake from the same set on the reverse of the felt and cut it out! I have since been to the local craft store and bought some new dies! This card is also for SC358 for the sketch and Papertake Weekly's Christmas Challenge.


Challenge 2 was to make an all white card. I really struggle with doing these so I did add a bit of silver to it, but it's mostly white. I also used old Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #109 for the layout.


And Challenge #3 was to make a card inspired by your favourite Christmas song. Mine is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. This is a hard song to turn into a card, but follow me carefully. The song is about Christmas in New York. In New York, in the Rockefellar Plaza they always have a HUGE Christmas tree, decorated in the most gorgeous lights ever, so I made a huge tree with lots of lights! Got it?! This card is also for Color Throwdown's Challenge #167 to use Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party and for Cupcake Craft Challenge #167 to use papers with text on.


Check out the rest of the mini challenges on my next post here.


  1. Fabulous Christmas cards! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. Hi there, gorgeous card, love the text paper, many thanks for joining our textalicious challenge at Cupcake Craft.

    (I'm late with the comment, but checked your fab work with my smart phone!)