Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Wow you have loved this Challenge, it gives me such a huge buzz when I get such an overwhelming response to a Challenge, this one certainly got us all rummaging around for those Magazine Freebies.
You have really proved that you can make some really stunning cards with the Free Gifts that we sometimes overlook when we get our magazines each month, having said that the free gifts have improved a lot to the horrible shiny magazine free papers that we used to get. The only magazine that did decent papers years ago was the Making Cards magazine. These days there are some lovely gifts to tempt you into buying the magazines, there was 'The' Embossing Folder a year or so ago and we also get some lovely dies too.
I have waffled enough though, lets see your amazing cards.....
Brenda has made two gorgeous cards for this weeks Challenge.
The first card was made using the Freebies that came with the Chloe Magazine that Brenda bought this week, I will add Brenda's description.....
" I used the free die from my Stamps from Chloe magazine, it cuts into the card, then you can raise the cut pieces, it looked lovely just white but I decided to give the Butterflies some colour. I had a strip of paint colours I had picked up at a DIY store!!! Starting with the darkest shade I placed it on the top butterfly on the die, then moved onto the next shade arranging each colour along the die. After putting them through my machine I nipped them out using a small pair of scissors, them glued them onto the matching size butterfly. Hope that makes sense!! I dithered over should I use some of the papers included with the freebies, but ended up deciding to stay with the plain look, I felt the papers lovely as they are would distract the eye from the focal point."
Brenda's second card was made using the Free papers that came with the Chloe magazine and Brenda added a Glitter circle Frame from her 'bits box'.
Such a lovely card Brenda, that glitter frame adds a real 'Chloe Sparkle' to the card, I love how you have laid the card out too.
Thank you so much for two stunning cards Brenda.
Cheryl used some free papers to create this beautiful card, she added some beautiful Lace/ribbon rose trim from her stash. Some little girl is going to absolutely love this card Cheryl.
Thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge this week Cheryl, it is so lovely to have your cards in our weekly line up.
Karen this card is so pretty, I love that ombre style paper, or have you done some blending?
Karen made this card with the free die that came with Papercraft Essentials magazine issue 149.
Karen used this card as the inspiration for her card, such pretty colours, I love that Free corner die Karen, I love your card too.
Thank you so much for taking part.
Lilian used this Hydrangea stamp that came free with a magazine last year to make this fantastic card,
I love that brick wall background Lilian, it looks so real. The foliage stamp that Lilian has used to create a frame around the card is one that she has had in her stash for a while, it is so delicate and pretty.
Thank you so very much for taking part my lovely.
Lynda made 2 beautiful cards for this weeks challenge.
The first card was made using a 'All Occasion' stamp set that came with Simply Cards and Papercaft Magazine, Lynda coloured that gorgeous flower in with her Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, it is so pretty Lynda.
The second card was made with the free Embossing Folder and die that came with the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, I absolutely love this card Lynda, It would make a lovely anniversary or birthday card, that embossing really stands out too.
Two stunning cards, thank you so very much for taking part.
Maria has shared 4 lovely challenge cards with us this week, they are all so different and so lovely too. It just shows what a fantastic variety of cards that we can make if we actually use the free goodies that we get with the magazines that we buy.
The first two cards look like Maria has done a fantastic Pixie Powder background and then stamped over it with some free stamps. I love the colours you have created in both if those backgrounds Maria.
The second two cards feature super cute images that Maria has decoupaged perfectly.
Thank you so very much Maria for sharing such a lovely variety of cards with us.
Cards 1 is just so pretty Margaret, a beautiful stamp that you have coloured perfectly.
Card 2 Such a pretty scene your have created with your free stamps, could be used for many occasions.
Card 3, pretty flower fairies for this card, I love the colours you have used Margaret, here is Margarets description....
"Here is my card, first time I have used a topper. It was a freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft as was the paper etc I just added purple card from stock."
Card 4 is so pretty, I love those embossed corners and your colouring is gorgeous, here is Margarets description...
"This again is a freebie embossing folder & stamp from Cardmaking & Papercraft. I coloured the flowers with my new Spectrum Noir Aqua crayons"
Four fantastic cards Margaret, thank you so very much my lovely.
Michele has also managed 4 challenge cards this week, they are all so pretty.
Here is Michele's description......
"Challenge cards-made using done VERY old papers & toppers. They were from a magazine called Creative Cardmaking which hasn’t been published for a number of years! I’ve included the magazine articles as “evidence “-ha ha!!
You always make such amazing cards with freebies Michele, these prove that, your matting and layering is always perfect as are your finishing touches.
Thank you for taking part Michele.
Sue, wow what a stunning Pop Up Box, omg such cute snowman images, maybe Michele will have an idea of which magazine they are from.? I know that Snowmen images are your favourite Christmas card theme, so I know how much you will have enjoyed making this amazing card. I was so excited to see your email saying 'CC' in the title. I know that life often gets in the way of you taking part, which is why it is so special when you do.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely.
Val's amazing Challenge card was made using the Free papers and Main image that were in Making Cards magazine a few months ago. Those birds are so bloomin cute, they look almost like a Lilli of the Valley style topper.
Thank you Val for such a lovely challenge card.
Such an amazing gallery of cards 22 of them, all very different, all absolutely amazing. I know I say it every week but I am so incredibly grateful that you all take time to join in these challenges. So thank you so very much, I am glad you all enjoyed this one.
Janet I do hope you are ok, I really miss having your cards in our weekly gallery. We are all looking forward to your Sunday Roast tomorrow so I hope you can make it in 😉😉. Sending lots of love and hugs xxxx
Have a lovely Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs