Archive for ‘Challenges’

May 1, 2021

Llama Christmas card

Hi and happy Saturday.

There’s a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today, and being the first Saturday of the month means we have a new hostess, Fabiola, who has set us a sketch to follow.

I used some digital papers, purchased from the Lovely Studio, as the background of my card …

I had fun choosing which papers from the set to put together – I was aiming for that lush look you sometimes see in magazines for upholstery, where they mix lots of different patterns together. I think the trick is to choose patterns that have similar or complementary colours, and also patterns of varying sizes…

I’m not sure the photos do the papers justice – the colours are so pretty in real life…

I added a llama digi stamp, also by the Lovely Studio, mounted on old olive card and coloured a little with my Stampin’ Up marker pens in old olive and melon mambo…

Finally, I added some old olive baker’s twine and sequins in pink and green.

I hope you’re inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

April 10, 2021

Glass glitter star card

Hi and welcome to my blog. 

I’m back after the Easter break to join the colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where this week the challenge is to use silver and white. I loved making this star shaped card …

I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and die cut the star shape across the fold to keep the card joined at the top, then stamped the sentiment with versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

Next, I added silver glass glitter to the bottom half using heat and stick powder.

I love how it turned out – that glass glitter is lush!

I’m linking this card up with the Happy Little Stampers ‘anything goes with dies’ challenge:

I hope you like my card for this week and that you’re inspired to join the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.


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