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Monday, 10 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 37

It's a new challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers after our Christmas break. I hope Santa was kind to you and you had lots of crafty stash. I was very lucky that I was able to purchase the Promarkers I needed to complete my collection, got a voucher for Hobbycraft and some pennies to spend :) More than anything though it has been lovely to spend time with family and friends over the festive period. As I am getting older this is becoming much more important than ever before.

We are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to use in their online store!

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discounts on scrapbooking card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.

Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

So the challenge is the colour red + die cuts = Valentines card to me

The layout of my card was inspired by Julie Hickey of Craftwork Cards fame. She has been showing her favourite cards of the last year and although I have never made a card in this style it has always struck me as being a great design and fabulous for using up scraps of papers.

One of my faves is the roses vellum which I bought on a day out to Stratford upon Avon a good few years ago. It is so thick it really doesn't look like vellum but it has a slight shimmer on it and of course is lovely and smooth. The heart paper is the very last of some HOTP that I had when I first started cardmaking in 2002. I had a splurge and bought some items from the USA and this was one of the items I bought. I think it was about 10p for an A4 sheet :) The glittered paper is a handmade one with little splodges of glitter in a swirl pattern. I have used ink pads to add definition to the heart paper and the edges of the hearts.

The large heart was cut with a Fiskars Shapecutter template from HOTP cardstock. The other hearts are scraps of card and paper and were cut with Sizzlits dies. I have used different depths of 3d foam pads on these elements. I added the black velvet ribbon to draw your eyes to the darker shaded in the roses and I think it makes it seem more masculine. The sentiment was a magazine freebie from ages ago matted onto black card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

40 comments:

Juls said...

fabulous!! Loving the patchwork effect! Hugs Juls

Ann said...

Fabulous Mandy!!! I really like the squares on here. Great way to use dsp. Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week. I put the corrected challenge # and date in the posting. Thanks for pointing that out!

Josephine said...

Lovely card, Mandy. Those two hearts are gorgeous, and the background squares work really well.

(I was tempted to add things to my card, but didn't like the result so I steeled myself to leave well alone!)

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Mandy. I love that papers. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Jack said...

Fabulous card. What a brilliant layout. xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, love your gorgeous card, the papers you've used work so well together and the LO is fab. Thanks for the lovely comment and the warm welcome.

Donna x

Cec said...

Very pretty with those fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place again.
Hugs!
Cec

Katina said...

Very sophisticated and stylish Mandy - love it! Thanks for joining us ta PTW this week. x

Julie Gearinger said...

Great Valentine's Day card! Love the use of the Designer Paper and the velvet ribbon really sets it off! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhh, another FABULOUS card. I love all the detail that you've put into this. Thanks for entering again at Phindy's Place this week. We hope to see you again next week.
Hugs,
Lynda

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Eiglas said...

Gosh Mandy! You're well-prepared aren't you?! He won't know what's hit him! LOL!
Lovely balance of colours and textures and I really like the way you've set the ribbon.
Lovely card Hunni!
Hugs
Ei
x

Anne said...

Perfect for our challenge this week, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Anne

Barb said...

Oh, so charming, Mandy! I love the layout.

Emma H said...

Love it, very cute! Thanks for playing along with fab N Funky

almondeyez2000 said...

You are on a roll, lol! Love this charming valentines day card! Thx for playing at "The Shoe" Mandy!

-Tansha

Jayne said...

Great card Mandy, love the layout and DP's you've used. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

gillyflower said...

hiya
great card love the design really smart
gill x

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Wendy J. said...

Mandy this is a really fun wonderful card. Thank you so much for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

sharon said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along at Lexis creations. Sharon x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and fabulous texture, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC and so perfect for the challenge at Stampin with the Dragon too
Hugs Kate xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful papers and layout Mandy - a very elegant and classy Valentine card. Thank you so much for joining in the fun again at OSAAT. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

isu.alum said...

I love 9x9 layouts! Thanks for playing with the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

Kerry

jonim52 said...

Very cute layout! thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Tracey said...

Well done on your first Christmas card of the year Mandy & what a gorgeous one it is too :) I've just made my first one & am trying to be organised this year (not sure how long it's going to last lol).

Hugs
Tracey
x

Lexi said...

I adore this...it's such a funky card :D Thanks for playing LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Liz said...

Wonderful Project
thanks for playing with Anything goes at CYDA

Liz x

Myriam said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Digi's by Phooka.

Hugs, Myriam

A.J. said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining in with our challenge this time over at OSAAT and Craft Your Days Away.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Mel X said...

Fabulous card.

Aww, such a pretty card.

Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away and the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Jen Leeflang said...

I love your layout and the papers are stunning!! Thanks for joining us on the Digi's by Phooka challenge!
Love
Jen
Digi's by Phooka DT

Fluffles said...

Such a pretty card. I so love how you've done it. Brilliant. Jx

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our latest challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

~Michelle~ said...

love the grid design...very fun!

Thank you for playing the One Crazy Stamper Challenge.

Mina said...

beautiful card Mandy, I love your patchwork effect background what a great idea...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Inspired By Friends said...

Great card. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Hugs,
Beth

Lisa said...

wonderful card!!! Thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper! Hope to keep seeing you around our challenges!

Emma and Susan said...

Beautiful colour scheme. Fabulous creation, it has a gorgeous simplicity about it. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations, hope to see you next time.
Love Susan
xxx

Jacilynn said...

just perfect! i love the quilt look!
Thanks so much for joining in on One Crazy Stampers "LOVE" challenge. Hope to see you next month for our "PINK" challenge.
Jacilynn