Thursday, 7 June 2012

Challenges Galore!

I've been a busy little cardmaking bee lately, playing with some fab images and making cards for blog challenges. :)

Rather than spamming people's reading lists with multiple blog posts, I thought I'd combine them all into one post....

The first card uses a cute Sugar Nellie image and I'm entering it into The Sugar Bowl challenge (sketch challenge plus optional theme of Shades of Violet):



She's coloured with my Promarkers to match these pretty papers (Freebie Kate Knight ones that came with a magazine) and I added some lace, Stampin' Up! pleated ribbon, flowers and a butterfly brad to finish.

Next up, more playing with my new Dilly Bean digi stamps, this time a card to enter into the Dilly Bean Designers and Friday Challenges blog challenge (current theme: stripes):



When I saw this image, I just had to have it... not least because it's called Mia and that's my DD2's name. :) I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then masked the image and the border with masking fluid and blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over it and flicked water onto it to make a speckled, distressed background. The papers are more freebies (I wish craft magazines would stop giving away such pretty papers, I'll never use up any of my stockpiled stash at this rate! :lol:) and I cut a border strip using a Martha Stewart punch and added some seam binding ribbon that I'd coloured with Distress Stains. A few pearls finished it off.

And finally, a card for the One Stitch at a Time challenge (theme: Use a Digi), using this lovely Stitchy Bear digi stamp:


I've kept this card really simple because the image just went SO well this gorgeous paper (another freebie!) and I felt too much embellishment would detract from the "garden scene" look of the fairy (coloured with my Promarkers) layered through the paper. So I just stamped a TH sentiment and heat embossed with pale pink powder and finished with a couple of butterly stickers.


10 comments:

Diane.W. said...

All your card are really gorgeous & you have introduced me to the fab Dilly Bean now!!! :o) x

Sue said...

Dilly Beans are Gorgeous and Megan is lovely.
Love all your cards- good luck with all the challenges :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

Melissa S. said...

All the cards are fantastic. I do favor the Stripes Challenge one though. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week.

Alana said...

Beautiful cards. I particulary like the first with the lovely lace punched corners.

Choccy said...

Three gorgeous cards Ali..Thanks for sharing your card with us at One Stitch At A Time.. Hope to see you back with us again soon :O)

Choccy x

sutty said...

You've made loads - I still need to make more...I am trying :D Great inspiration to dig out my pens again and have a colour thank you :)

Claireliz said...

These are gorgeous.
C xx

Kiki said...

Oh wow, so busy! I like the first one most! Great take on the sketch.

Thanks so much for playing with us in The Sugar Bowl.

Hugs, Kiki

Chris said...

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