Tuesday 23 November 2010

At last, some challenges ...

... it's taken me rather longer than I thought to finally make some cards.  But I've done some now!!

The first one is for One Layer Wednesday, hosted by Susan at Simplicity.  This time Susan wanted us to base our card on some wonderful cakes at Cake Wreaks.  I based my card on this cake - it looks absolutely wonderful.  My card is okay but not great.  I decided to use my Cuttlebug folders to create some texture on the card - I used Swiss Dots and one of the fancy borders - they looked great.  Then I thought I'd add some colour by brushing my ink pad across the top of the card - unfortunately that didn't work out too well.  It's okay, but not perfect.  I added some ribbon and a greeting on a flower making the card not enitrely one layer!! 

I Dream of Cake
The next card covers two challenges - one for colour and one for design.  The colour challenge is from The Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC56 and the design is from Clean and Simple Stamping - FTL117. 


As I've still got so many cards to make for my Christmas collection, I decided that I'd use one of my new sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Around Christmastime.  This is a super set with lots of clean and simple images which I think work really well with the bright colours.  What do you think?

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Around Christmastime
Inks: Colourbox Pigment - Magenta, Olive, Turquoise
Paper: Pink Petticoat striped; Red foil card
Punch: Martha Stewart Christmas Ornaments

Last, but by no means least, is a card that I've made for the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge.  The recipe for this card was to use a punch, to add a little gold and to make it for your family.  Once again I used my trusty Around Christmastime stamps - I used the large image of Santa's head and embossed it with gold.  I coloured Santa's hat with Distress inks and added glitter for the edge of the hat and flock for his beard.  To make it for my family I decided that this is the card I'm sending to my sister and her husband.  I'm really pleased how this turned out.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps - Around Christmastime
Spellbinders:  Plain large circles, Large Inverted Circles
Accessories:  Glitter, white flock, gold embossing powder and gold peeloffs

That's all for now.  Back again tomorrow.


Katie said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks so much for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Julia Aston said...

Three very creative designs Deborah! You've been a busy stamper!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold embossing! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Paula (PEP) said...

My favourite is the last - love these new WMS stamps & I agree that on the second one the straightforward images work well with the colours - brilliant idea using that punch patterned layer placed on the plain - not easy colours those. The first is a hard one to do - inking those embossed layers. Looks fine - but it's easy for me to say for I didn't see it uninked.
Paula (PEP)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cards! Wonderful use of the PDCC colors. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards, cute ornament trim punch! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, thanks so much for including the OLW in your challenge catch-up! You made some lovely cards!

Stella said...

They are all gorgeous but the last one is my favorite. I love WM stamps :)!!

Jackie said...

Fab cards, I love them all, but the first one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

A Consuming Passion said...

Hi Deb! I love your cake wreck card .....perfect!!!
Look who's been shopping at Claire's place!!!!! Beautiful WM cards!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH--I like your punch! And these are some fabbbby cards--Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We appreciate and love our players:}

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