Sunday, 30 December 2018

Two Challenges

I entered two challenges this weekend, both card making.

The first was a sketch challenge on Positively Papercraft Craft Forum on Facebook. I'm an admin of the page and decided to revive the weekly sketch challenge as it had become rather lost in the Christmas chaos. As it was the first of the year I chose a really simple sketch and I made a simple card as my entry. I used Stampin' Up! Whisper White for my base and used retired gold stickers from 2017 Eastern Palace Suite along with some retired gold twine and the current Tag Topper Punch. The paper I used was from a stack called Eastern Opulence which isn't Stampin' Up! but really compliments the Eastern Palace Suite of products well.



For my second card I entered a mini challenge on The Joy of Sets Facebook Group. I'm going to be on the design team for this groups fantastic new challenge blog in 2019 and have already submitted my first entry for January which you will have to wait and see but it is quite retro. I got to choose the themes for February too so I've done that and am working on my card for that particular challenge already.


The mini challenge though was to make a New Year's Eve Card and I kept this so simple it could have been made by a child. I took a Basic Black landscape fold base and added the die cut 'celebrate' and numbers 2019 to it. I cut these using Stampin' Up! retired dies from a Kanban holographic metallic card stock. I added some large rhinestones to each corner and inside I popped a rounded edged piece of Whisper White to make it easier to write on.

I did film the making of these and they'll make it to my channel soon.

Have a great week and I have a special New Year project coming up for 1st January so be sure to pop back to take a look at that!

Andrea x

5 comments:

  1. Such lovely projects I love the embossing detail. Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing the video x

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    1. Thank you, it's proving to be a hard slog finding my mojo again and recovering from once again having my Christmas creativity stopped in its tracks by a family disaster... I've countered that by carrying on with my planned Christmas projects anyway and saving them to share next year.

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  2. So pretty Andrea - I love the colours of the first one

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    1. Thank you, the whole stack has beautiful colours in it, photos don't do it justice.

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    2. Wow Andrea you have been busy, lovely cards, especially the elegance of the first card, the colours are perfect!

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