Monday, 31 January 2011

52 Cards Challenge Week 5

Goodness me, how did week 5 get here so fast? It seems like just last week that I started the challenge!

Here are this week's prompts:

and here is my take on it:
I love the combination of orange and aqua together. Looking forward to seeing your take on it!

Monday, 24 January 2011

52 Cards Challenge Week 4

How are you this week? Hope that the prompts have been helping to give you a little creative 'push' I know that it has for me. I have managed to make a record number of cards this week, I decided to pull out a paper pad and all the matching embellishments and stickers and went to it, it was very cathartic and on the plus side using it up means I can buy more stash!

Here are the prompts for this week
Buttons, Pink, Congratulations.

Here is my card
Of course I went with the obvious and made a baby congratulations card, although looking at it now it doesn't have anything that screams baby, it just seems 'babyish' if you know what I mean. I'd love to see what you have come up with, please leave a link to your card in the comments so I can pop on by!

Have a great week :)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Crafty Templates - Retro Honey

It's Crafty Templates time again and this month I have been working with the delicious Retro Honey kit, featuring all kinds of yummy papers and embellishments, couple this with the cute templates and you have a match made in heaven!

First up is my favourite, featuring the retro dress template and some goregous papers

I simply added a little lace, some of the packaging tape the kit came with and some pearls. So sweet!
Love this one, I have always wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer and this was so much fun to make!
How to use a Hoover template?? It had to be for a domestic goddess! featuring one of the yummy rolled flowers.
Love these darling birds...This card will definitely be going to my honey for Valentines day.
Perfect for Valentines Day or Easter, I see this bunny being used as a tag for the kiddies easter bags.
I just loved the paper for this one and could not bring myself to cut it up so I mounted it onto some card, added ribbon and a sentiment and it's finished!

I hope you enjoyed these and if you haven't checked out Crafty Templates, I urge you to do so! Please also pop over to fellow teamie Kathy's blog for her take on this month's templates!

Just as a reminder, the 52 Cards Challenge is up for this week, I hope you will take time to join in :)

Monday, 17 January 2011

52 Cards Challenge Week 3

Hello, thank you for those that entered last week, there were some beautiful cards made!

Here are the prompts for this week: Blue, Flourishes, Hello

I had fun making this card as I got to use some of my lovely Making Memories Noteworthy papers!

Remember you can use just one of the prompts or all three and it's up to you how you interpret them :)

Look forward to seeing you next week and I hope this is helping you create some stunning cards!

Monday, 10 January 2011

52 Cards Challenge Week 2

Wow, I am so pleased that so many people intend to take part in the 52 Card Challenge. If you aren't sure what it is please take a look at the post below for full details, however to recap the challenge is to create a card using the 3 prompts given.

You can choose to use just one of the prompts or all three it's completely up to you! I have developed a very hi-tech and complex system for picking the prompts. I take 3 paper bags, each filled with prompts that cover a colour, a technique and a theme/style and pick one from each bag - tee hee, i told you it was technical!

Without further ado, here are the prompts for week 2
You can choose to create a card that features purple, or one that has die cuts or one with stripes, you can choose to have a combination of two, or, you can be like me and use all 3! Remember, it is completely up to you how you interpret the prompts, they are there to be a little kick start to the whole creative process :)
It was nice to be able to dig into some newish stash of MME Penny Lane, I also used my beloved Nesties and a cute stamp I picked up in the US whilst on holiday last year. For some reason the ribbon looks very dark in the photo, it's much more the colour of the lighter purple in the stripes.

Please feel free to add your link below, or within the comments section or in the challenge thread on UKS

I look forward to seeing all your creations!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year and a new 2011 card challenge!

Happy New Year to all my lovely readers I hope 2011 finds you happy and healthy! I have decided to make 2 new years resolutions:

1. Create more.
2. Update my blog more often.

and I have found a way to do both.

Introducing Paper and Ribbons 52 Cards Challenge.
I am in awe of those crafters that can make a card a day, unfortunately I can't keep up and one a month is too few, so every week I will set myself a challenge to create a card a week based on three simple prompts. It could vary from:

Cosmo Cricket/Ribbon/Male Card
Stamping/Die Cuts/Buttons

See? pretty simple! and to upload the picture to my blog. This week's challenge started on Monday uses the following prompt:


I'd love it if any of you wanted to join in and posted links to your cards (tags or other projects using the challenge theme) in the comments, if enough people join I'll add Mr Linky to make it easier.

I am also nearing my 100th post so hope to offer up some blog candy or a prize at random to someone who has entered the challenge!

Here is my card for this week

I hope to see you next week :)


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