Monday, 15 July 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 97

This time, Crafty Cardmakers is celebrating its birthday! The challenge blog is four years old. I remember when it started, although I wasn't on the team then, I knew several people who were, and I followed it with interest until I was ready to apply to join the team. I was really pleased when I was accepted. And that three years ago! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun!

So, since its our birthday, what we'd like is for you to make us a birthday card! As long as it has reference to a birthday on it, it fits this challenge.

Our sponsors this time are:

See the challenge blog for prize details.

Now, I make birthday cards for everyone who works in my planning group at school. And I've found that the ones people are most impressed with are the ones with either decoupage or pyramage. I don't do a lot of either, because I always feel it's cheating a bit - because so much is done for you with those. But, they're very handy when you want something quick. And I've got two summer birthdays coming up, and so I got out my box of bits, and came up with these two.

In both cases, the image and sentiment came from a set I got from ImagEnation. They were reduced, probably because some of the sentiments had errors. (I seem to remember some said Sent with Lot's of Love or some such. I threw those bits away!)

Anyway, back to the cards. In both cases, I found some pretty paper - the green/pink version uses paper from MME, and the blue/lilac one uses some from You to Me. I matted with some co-ordinating card, then made the flower and butterfly from die cuts. I finished the flower with a 'liquid pearl', and the top layer of the butterfly uses some paper I've had forever which has some bits of pink petal and threads through it.

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Paper Minutes where anything goes,
Crafts and Me where anything goes,
My Creative Moments where the theme is 'birthdays',
Creative Corner where anything goes,
Emerald Fairies where the theme is 'Happy Birthday',
The Crafter's Cafe where anything goes,
613 Avenue Create where anything goes with an option of 'birthday',
Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is 'flowers'.


Bridie Payne said...

Brilliant cards, really nice design

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

Happy crafting!

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards, can see how everyone loves them.
Yvonne x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing with us Eclectics and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Suze Bain said...

Hi Josephine, I love the effect of these cards (I've never had a go at doing them. Gorgeous! xx

Nadja said...

Love the cards! It is such a stunning look. Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB.


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations. Loving the 3D effects.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kim x said...

I know what you mean about needing a quick card sometimes. These are lovely.
hugs Kimx

maureenjscott said...

These cards are great! And even for 'quick' cards, they are still stunning, I'm sure everyone loves to receive them! Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe! Mo xxx

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations! Love this design!
So happy you played along in my "birthdays" word play saturday at My Creative Moments!


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