Saturday 5 November 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 43

The lovely folk at Bah Humbug tell us that we are nearing the end of their challenges for this year - a brilliant way of amassing a good selection of cards for Christmas without the last minute rush. I do hope they will be back next year with more wonderful themes for us. The theme this week is snowmen and there are some great examples from their DT so do take a look if you are stuck for ideas.  My snowman is made from a Spellbinders die which I had forgotten I had until trying to decide what to do this week.  The 'scene' I've placed him in was printed from Polkadoodles Magical Winter and the ticket sentiment was from Cuddly Buddly. Once the various pieces were die cut this was a fairly quick and easy card.

Friday 4 November 2011

Forgotten Friday 38

Friday again already and time for something for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge.  During my recent efforts to have a bit of a sort out of my stash I came across a box with a selection of stamped and/or digi stamp images some of which I'd coloured and some not so I decided to use one of the coloured ones for the challenge as I'd completely forgotten what was in the box - what am I like??  I thought these birds (a digi image from Pollycraft coloured with Copic pens)) would make a cute 'congratulations' card - background paper from my stash has had a border added with a fineline pen, a Martha Stewart punched border was added along with a couple of punched flowers. A friend had commented that she thought my cards had been a bit dark of late so I hope she likes this brighter one (you know who you are)!!

Monday 31 October 2011

MMM challenge 22 - Autumn Leaves

The last challenge in this month with an autumnal theme from Make My Monday is 'autumn leaves' and there is some great inspiration on their blog from the Design Team - well worth a look.  The background on this card was made with a large leaf stamp from a set by Tanda Stamps using a resist technique involving acrylic paint   The image is  from a Stampin Up set and I simply added a little sentiment to complete this fairly quick card (apart from waiting for the paint to dry) which doesn't take long!  I'm looking forward to seeing what the team challenge us with next month. Now I've seen this on the blog  post I think it maybe needs a little something in the other corners but still debating that one! Maybe I should stick to less is more?