Good Morning Ladies,
Now I will be honest, I did think that you might not find this Challenge as easy as some of our others but Oh My Goodness, have you proved me wrong!! 20 cards is just incredible, I cannot thank you enough, it's so lovely seeing all the different techniques that you have used on your cards and to see you going back and using some of your older products...Janet I have that same 'Steampunk' Kanban Kit, I can even vividly remember the shows that they did to launch it, where they shared some amazing sample projects for inspiration (that I totally forgot about by the time I got my kit), I think I have used about 2 or 3 pieces out of the whole kit! Thankfully though Steampunk just hasn't lost it's appeal, so the cards made with the kit look as fresh today as they did way back when (it has to be a good 7 years ago at least)!
Anyway I have waffled enough, I would like to draw your attention to Karen's Challenge card and just bare in mind that Karen isn't an 'experienced stamper!! it's incredible..!!!!
Even though Janet made no die cards for last week's challenge she still managed another three for this weeks!! You are amazing Janet..
My first card - I used Steam Punk images by Kan Ban which I have had for years.The base card/edgings/birthday wishes are from my stash.The card is a gatefold in shape.
My second card is made from images by 'Acid Drops & Whatnots2014'. Again these images I have had for a few years in my stash drawer.
My last card is from 'Craft U Print' again this image I have had for years.
3 fantastic cards again this week Janet, thank you so much for taking part xxx
Karen, I am lost for words!! I cannot believe that you can go from "not really being a stamper" to creating a card this Stunning! I love everything about your card Karen, the stamped image is amazing, your background is blended to perfection!! Then we come to the colouring of the stamped images...again perfect!! I am blown away my lovely, you must be buzzing after producing such a incredible card!!
Here’s a cc No laptop at all!
Background = blended DO Fossilised Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral
2x Woodware stamps
Coloured with Chameleon pens and a white marker I found As image is quite stylised/whimsical no shading needed
Quite pleased with a “proper” attempt at stamping and colouring.
Thank you so much Karen for a stumning card. XXX
Lilian you keep tempting me with these amazing Stamperia papers, the image you have used is such a lovely one, I love the decoupaged Hot Air Balloons, the complete view is just breath taking, I really want some of these papers, I have seen them on a few websites.
" My card was made from a sheet of paper from one of my Stamperia pads. Fussy cut the hot air balloons and the rope."
Thank you so much for taking part Lilian, I hope that you start to feel better soon my lovely XXX
4Gorgeous cards from Our Lynda again this week, the first two using masks and gorgeous shades of Sparkle medium and the third is the most amazing image that Lynda has added sequins too, the fourth card is stamped and embossed and coloured beautifully...
Card Number 1: A clarity mask with texture bronze paste
Card Number 2: A clarity mask with texture Aqua paste
Card Number 3: Picture from Internet, Just added sequins
Card Number 4: Daisy B stamp floral dreams lady added sequins
Thank you so much Lynda for four incredible cards, you are so inspirational XXX
Two lovely cards from Margaret for this weeks challenge, using just pretty papers and some matting and layering. The main image on the second card has been fussy cut (which is so time consuming and requires a steady hand and lots of patience).
The paper on the first card was from 'Every cards A pound', so pretty for a £1 paper pad.
I can tell you how fantastic that first card is as it is sat in my craft room, thank you Margaret for taking part and sending me a lovely card. XXX
Maria has used two completely new techniques for her Challenge cards this week, now I don't usually 'do fairies' but these ones are quite different, I love the amount of detail including the long wavy hair and those super delicate wings.
Maria made her first card 'topper' at Ally Pally at a Make & Take stand, Maria used that topper to make her lovely card.
Maria's second card was made by using the 'Shaving Foam' technique to create the background, which is fantastic, she then used a Mask with some 'Grit paste' to create the flowers, stamping the sentiment after.
So inspirational Maria, thank you so much for sharing two fantastic techniques, I love that so many of you are stamping now! XXX
Michele's 5 cards are all made using CD Rom's or Digital Downloads from Ella's Deigns Downloads, the thing I love the most is how amazingly everything matches, the floral design cards we saw when we launched the challenge last Friday, I think that you all loved them as much as I did, agreeing that they don't look like they are printed images.
The other three cards are all just perfect, the papers are STUNNING, such pretty florals mixed with gingham and stripes, or polka dots that match perfectly with the main image come together to create such incredibly professional looking cards, I just know that these will fly off your sale table Michele.
Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge and for helping by sharing cards to inspire our friends. XXX
Val has used a sweet 'Happy Birthday' Topper that features the most amazing cake, she has then designed a background that suits any Nine year old girl perfectly, with some pretty background papers in beautiful pink tones and then that amazing touch of sparkle coming from that punched border that has been embellished with little pearl flowers.
Some little girl is going to have a huge smile when she opens that on her birthday Val, thank you so much for taking part in our challenge this week. XXX
Thank you all my Dear Friends, for taking part in this weeks 'No Die' Challenge, I would also like to thank you for your patience while I have been unwell, I am hoping to resume 'normal service' next week. Although the lambs are taking up quite a lot of my time, not that I am complaining, I can't for a sunny day so that I can watch them frolicking around the back garden.
Have a lovely Sunday Ladies,
Love and Hugs