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Monday 20 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #30

It's Challenge 30 at Crafty Cardmakers and we have been given a theme of Around the World

I have chosen Africa after rummaging through some stamped images I had from a forum sap some years ago. I was inspired to use the different images and some animal print items that I have had in my stash for a very long time.

I made a DL size dark brown card and cut a leopard print paper smaller to show a border. . I wrapped funky fibres around the card and threaded with beads which I got in an assorted pack from Poundland years ago. You know, one of those 'they will come in handy' purchases that you NEVER use, well I've only gone and used them !!!

I am really pleased with how this card turned out. Initially I was going to do a French/Parisienne theme but this card almost came together all on it's own. Perhaps my crafty mojo is starting to return???

The Stampman

We're sponsored by The Stampman for this challenge so it would be great to see your entries for a chance to win a prize from our generous sponsor. Please pop over to see our Design Team cards and I look forward to seeing your entries.

Saturday 11 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers # 29

It's Challenge #29 over at Crafty Cardmakers and this time we want to see Clean and Simple cards.
We are sponsored again by our regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen - and there is a £10 voucher prize for the winner so you know you want to enter for a chance to win some new crafty goodies.

Clean & Simple really is a challenge for me as frequently I find it difficult to know when to stop adding to a card. I stuck to a colour palette I love of Black and White and added the Martha Stewart punched heart for a spot of colour.

The base of the card is embossed with small hearts using a Crafts Too embossing folder and the ribbon is velvet for more texture. I added a small diamante heart and a sentiment to finish.

Pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to see the lovely examples from the rest of the Design Team and I hope we will be seeing lots of entries.

I'd like to enter this card into a few challenges