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Monday, 8 February 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 157

The challenge theme this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Love, Love, Love! So, anything that depicts love is fine!

At this time of year of course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to make a card for my husband, who like other men in my family like things fairly plain. Hence, I've gone for a fairly simple design on this one.

The image is a very old digi from Cuddly Buddly to which I added the sentiment in Photoshop Elements. I coloured with Promarkers, and took a section of the image and tiled it to make the background paper. And, apart from rounding the corners of the image and mat, that's it.

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 156

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers, we want you to use dies or punches, but other than that, you can create whatever takes your fancy!

I was asked to make a card for a colleague to give to someone.

The background paper comes from a CDRom called Flower Power. I designed the greeting in colours to match in Photoshop Elements, and die cut both that and the mat. The flowers are all made using die cuts - mainly from Sizzix dies, but there are a few Cheery Lynn ones and a couple of Creative Expressions dies there too.

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 155

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More, the challenge is to make something to celebrate something new. So, it can be for a new baby, marriage, home, or something else that's new - so long as you let us know what it is that's new, you're welcome to join in.

I bought several dies last year that I still haven't used, and one of those was a lovely one from Impression Obsession.


First, I assembled the house. I layered it onto some silver-grey card using foam pads to give some depth through the windows. Having measured the result, I then set about putting the sentiment on top of some backing paper from the Thomas Kinkade CDRom set from Joanna Sheen. (It's actually a sky and cloud image but that's not too obvious in the photo. I used my new tablet to take the photo and I suspect I need to fiddle with something to get better results.) After printing, I added the house, using another layer of foam pads for even more dimension.

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 154

This is the last challenge of 2015, and as winter has definitely arrived in the northern hemisphere, the theme for this challenge is SNOW! So, whether you've made a last-minute Christmas card or gift, or something else altoghther, so long as there's snow somewhere, why not join us for this challenge?

When I came to make this challenge, I'd made all my Christmas cards, except for one for my husband. He likes things plain - everything from clothing and decoration right through to, well, anything. So, I made a card with a very simple design. I used an image and paper from a My Craft Studio CD I've had for  while. I used Photoshop Elements to re-compose the background paper so it fitted on a square format. I used the image as supplied, and printed an extra copy of the main image, matted everything with silver mirror card and layered using sticky pads. I generated the sentiment in Photoshop Elements.

I hope you can join us this time. And whether you can or not, I hope you all have a wonderful Festive Season and send all good wishes for 2016.

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