Good Morning Ladies,
Here we are at our favourite point of the week, I love seeing all of your cards, I used a real mix up of stamps and die for my cards, all 3 sets are completely different, not sure of I can pick a favourite (it would be a toss up between the 'Vintage Lace' dies and the Leafy Vines stamp I think.
Janet has done something completely different for her challenge piece this week, using the challenge to embellish the pages of a journal, I absolutely love this idea Janet, it will look amazing when it is finished.
I have created these in a Journal which I am making.I Sit quite nice working on double pages showing how each page differs as I make them.
My first offering is made using stamps from LABLANCHE and I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noir pens.
My second offering is made using TONIC PAPERS and dies.Birthday sentiment is CRAFTER'SCOMPANION and embellisments from my stash. You will see that for the main die I first cut it into the backing paper and for the second piece I cut the die out and attached it to the page.
My third offering is as follows- the main page is coloured using JOHN NEXT DOOR colour pads I then stamped the rose made by LABLANCHE onto the page which coloured the rose and finished off with embellishments from my stash.
My second page I just stamed the same rose stamp onto the clean page and added ribbon and sentiment giving a completely different look.
My fourth offering is made using TONIC paper for the backing and TONIC die for the sentiment. The flowers are from my stash. To make one of the pages I cut the die (a freebie from a mag and I can't remember which one) into the backing paper I also cut the sentiment into the paper.
I made the opposite page by cutting out the same die and sentiment adding them to the page.
Thank you so much Janet for your hugely inspirational challenge project XXX
Karen has made two fantastic 'Fun' cards using SW Balloon dies, I can hardly believe that Oscar is 4, it barely seems a year since you announced his arrival!
A shaker card in Lilac and purple and one for Oscar - he recognises dinosaurs and found the paper on Serif kit''
Thank you so much for two fabulous Challenge cards Karen xxx
Michele made 4 cards for this weeks challenge, she even managed a 'C' card !!
Card 1 & 2 : Michele used the same SW Background die, The first card uses the die as part of the background, the second card uses the die as the main feature.
Card 3 & 4 : ''Another set of 2 cards using the same wreath Die & patterned papers.''
Thanks so much Michele for 4 lovely challenge cards xxx
Sonia has made two beautiful cards for this weeks challenge, Sonia you have worked wonders with that striplet die, I love that triple width border on your second card. You are really tempting me with those Anne Marie Designs papers, they are stunning.
Thank you so much Sonia for two truly inspirational cards xxx
Lilian had made two stunning cards using Stamps from Honey Doo, I absolutely love the colours you have used and the shading you have achieved is incredible, both of these cards would really brighten somebody's day, especially at the moment.
Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge Lilian xxx
Brenda has used a lovely Silhouette Cat die from Crafters Companion to create to very different cards.
The first card Brenda has created uses some of her 'Card-i-o' stamps to create the background, I love how the sun works as a highlight, drawing your eyes to the birds on a branch.
Brenda's second card uses some 'Paw Print' background paper that has been hiding in her stash for a long time, it works perfectly for this card, with that lovely Stampin Up! Birthday die abd the silhouette Cat finishes the card off perfectly.
Thank you so much Brenda, it was so lovely of you to go and make cards for this week's Challenge despite feeling under rhe weather, I do hope that you are starting to feel better xxx
Four wonderful cards from Maria for this week's Challenge.
"I used the same Fox die for both cards, on one where I put the white drop out
pieces back in. The second one have the same background paper as his body.
Thought one for me looked like a cat tho with a very bushy tail hence the Purr.
On the second one I used the same Flower Stamp. One just stamped in black
and coloured in a little bit with watercolour Pencils.
The second one I Heat embossed with Wow Mystic Waterfall with a lovely glitter look, I couldn't get it shown tho with my camera how much I tried ."
Thank you so much Maria for 4 amazing Challenge cards, I hope that you have managed to warm up and starting to feel better, as I am writing this I have bright rosey cheeks and red nose, I look like a cartoon called 'Noddy' hehehe
Sue has made lovely cards, I love the papers you have used on your first cats, its so pretty.
Your second would brighten anyones day, such a lovely idea Sue.
Sue used Sue Wilson's 'Pieced Flags' dies, the rest of the cards, paper and embellishments are all from Sue's stash.
Thank you so much Sue for taking time out of your day to take part xxx
Paul managed to go out and stock up the fridge and pantry, so we don't need to go out for anything for a couple of weeks, I just feel like I want to keep everyone home and safe, seeing the numbers in their 800,900's of people losing their lives to this horrendous Virus in Italy and Spain has be really frightened, they say we are two weeks behind them which is terrifying. I just pray that people start to take notice of the strict stay at home rules, to protect us all.
Thank you so much Ladies, you seem to have really enjoyed this challenge, your cards are so very inspirational, thank you all for making time to take part. xxx
Stay safe and make the best of the rest of the weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,