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Crafty Catz Challenge - Let's Do Christmas

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It's time for our new challenge to start over at Crafty Catz, and this week we are anything goes with the optional twist of "let's do Christmas". Lee Holland Illustrations is our sponsor this week and they kindly supplied the DT with images to use.






I have used the Polar Bear digi stamp and coloured the image in using Hunkydory Prism alcohol pens. The cardstock and sentiment used are both Hunkydory. I've also added in some silver mirri card and silver gemstones.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge #9 anything goes
Digi Choosday week #38 anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1837 anything goes

Crafty Catz Challenge - Add Pearls

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It's time for our new challenge to start over at Crafty Catz, and this week we are anything goes with the option to add pearls. Rick St Dennis is our sponsor this week and they kindly supplied the DT with images to use.




I have coloured the image in using Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils. The cardstock used is Hunkydory, as is the foiled sentiment. I also used a Creative Expressions embossing folder onto white card.




I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #374 anything goes
Creatalicious #146 anything goes with optional pastel colours
Creative Moments #152 anything goes with optional twist of tag/label
Digi Choosday week #37 anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #76 anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies  #1836 anything goes

Congratulations

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Today I'm sharing a congratulations card made mainly using die-cutting.





I've used Sue Wilson's Grace dies for the focal element. The straight edged and scallop edged squares were both cut using Hunkydory's Moonstone nesting square dies. The corners are Die'Sire Garden Party that I cut into to make them into corners rather than a border die. The cardstock used is Creative Expressions icicle white pearl card and Hunkydory silver brushed mirri.




I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #219 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #546 anything goes
Penny's Challenge #396 anything goes

Crafty Catz Challenge - Add a Butterfly

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We're back with our new challenge after our summer break over at Crafty Catz. This week I am host and our theme is anything goes with the optional theme to add a butterfly. All Dressed Up are our generous sponsors for this week and I have used the gorgeous Butterfly Wings digi stamp. We are also running our GDT call for October this week, so if you are interested then just add GDT after your name when you link up your challenge entry.




I have coloured the image using Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils and I also added some brown ink round the edges. The border die is from Die'Sire. The butterflies I have added were cut out from the paper that I've used as a strip across the centre of the card.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #373 anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #173 anything goes
Creative Moments #151 anything goes with optional twist music
Digi Choosday week #36 anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #75 anything goes

Vintage Car Card

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Today I'm sharing a vintage style card that would be perfect as a male card. I do generally struggle to make men's cards (I think it's because I can't add a load of ribbon, flowers, swirls, glitter, pearls...and all those girly embellishments I love so much!) But I have to admit I did enjoy making this one.








The papers, topper and embellishments are all printed off one of the Crafters Companion CD roms that come with the Crafters Inspiration magazines. I embossed one of the papers using a Crafters Companion Textures "distress" folder. I also inked some of the edges, added some shading and colour to the printed images and some faux stitching using a fine liner pen. I used some glossy accents on the clock face. I also added in some hessian for some texture.




I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #75 anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #206 anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #89 anything goes

Wishing You Good Luck

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I have a very quick and simple card to share today.





I have used the Hunkydory Return to Patchwork Forest collection to create this 5" x 7" card. I layered up the focal element by adding the topper and frames at different depths to give dimension (the topper was glued flat, the inner frame had 1 layer of foam pads and the outer frame had 2 layers of foam pads). I love the effect of the gold foiling but it is so hard to photograph as it's so shiny!




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #218 anything goes
Crafty Friends #91 animals / birds
Creative Fingers #151 anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1835 anything goes

50th Birthday Card

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I'm stopping by today to share a 50th birthday card I made recently for a commission.




The digi stamp is from Bugaboo, and I have coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils. I was asked to try and make the colourings of the unicorn look like the horse that the recipient owns...it was a fun challenge! The paper flowers are all die cut and hand-shaped. I've added lots of glitter and also some pretty ribbon.




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday week #35 anything goes
Penny's #395 anything goes
PIP #1834 anything goes
Polkadoodles week #35 anything goes