Saturday, 22 November 2014

Pals Paper Arts & CAS

PPA228 Nov 20

My take on these:


 Thanks for looking.

Nacho Averages & Freshly Made Sketches

Another colour and sketch combo. 

 Another Christmas card for these challenges.

Color Throwdown & Try Stampin' on Tuesday

I've been working for a couple of weeks & am really enjoying playing with the current challenges.
Another sketch & colour combo.

It's interesting to read the comments about snow etc, while we're heading into summer in Australia

Here's my take.  I don't think the sparkle has shown up very well on the flowers or butterflies.  Quite a versatile sketch - I think this could make a good wedding, engagement or anniversary card - or general purpose!

Stampin Celebration & Colour Me Challenges

Here's the sketch...  and colours .....

and here's my card!  Hurrying to meet the deadline.  Thanks for looking.

 Added on Nov 26
 Happy Day - Honourable Mention at Colour Me for this one!

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Friday Mashup - I Mashed it!

This is the challenge.

I did do the colours and the sparkle, but my "right-way up" photo doesn't show the sparkle.  It's visible in the sideways pic.

One for the Color Throwdown

I love the colour combination in the picture, but I found it hard to match the colours.

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Pals Paper Arts & The Card Concept

A lot of cardmaking has been happening over the past few days.  I'll be working for a couple of weeks and won't have much time for this .... and there are so many great challenges around this week. Nov 6

This is my card.  Beautiful colours - the leaves in the picture were my inspiration.

Not certain which style category this fits in for The Card Concept - perhaps "clean & layered".

Colour Me Challenge

Monochromatic - Real Red.
I don't do much with red - apart from Christmas cards - so I enjoyed thinking about this one.  There are some really beautiful samples & entries for this challenge - well worth a look.
My effort:

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Nacho Averages & 'Tis the Season

A colour palette & a sketch combined this time. 

 Here's my take.  I love the pool party embossing powder; it's a grest colour & shows detail really well.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

C.A.S double challenge

This one required the use of specified colours and a sketch - see below.

This is the first card I did using the colours only - I hadn't noted that the sketch was to be used as well.  The sponging gave a nice 3D look.

When I realised my error, I modified my original design to take this into account.  I found the colour combination quite tricky and couldn't think of another way to use these colours.

Here's my take - another Christmas one.  I'm gradually building my supplyThis challenge yielded me two more!!

Hooray!  I got top pick for this challenge!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Christmas Card in Pastels

'Tis the Season set the challenge for pink pirouette, so saffron & pool party .... & Try Stampin' on Tuesday provided the sketch.

Here's my effort.  The stars are dry-embossed & the pool party colour comes from sponging.  Sentiment heat-embossed with pool party embossing powder.

Thanks for looking.

  I was one of 2 chosen for this!  Hooray!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

'Tis the Season entry

I've not entered this one before, but have just unpacked my Christmas stuff so must start some Christmas cards.  This is as good a place to start as any - with some inspiration from the challenge.  I used season of style paper from SU plus a stars embossing folder, some twine & a glitter pen.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Color Throwdown 3

A masculine card this time.  Unfortunately the "gears" look a bit like flowers!

Color Throwdown 2

Another card using yellow, orange, green & purple. This one used the Hello Doily stamp from SU - embossed in white then sponged.
 I'm going to have to find out which challenges allow multiple entries!

Color Throwdown 1 & Freshly Made Sketches.

I don't enter many sketch challenges, but here goes with this one.  I've combined the sketch with the colours from CTD - yellow, orange, green & purple. 

 Here's my card.

Colour Me Challenge 3

My third with Cherry Cobbler & Hello Honey uses one of my favourite stamp sets from SU - Lovely as a Tree Still haven't decided which to enter.

Colour Me Challenge 2 + Addicted to CAS

This entry also uses Cherry Cobbler & Hello Honey for the Colour Me challenge, but the stencilled background fits the requirement for the Addicted to CAS challenge.

Colour Me Challenge 1

Not sure if I can enter more than once in this challenge, but I'll do separate posts in case.
The challenge was to use Cherry Cobbler & Hello Honey.  Here's my first effort.  I used some of the cut-outs for the confetti appearance around the sentiment and white gel pen for the border.

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Seize the Birthday 2

I needed another post to add my second entry.

Seize the Birthday

Banners & Tags this time.

Here are my entries.  Not sure if I can link both with the same post, but here goes.  Still having trouble with the camera.