Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Another challenge card :)



Wasn't sure where I was going with this one - until it was all put together lol! The image is one of the always freebies from Lauretta over at Lauretta's Digital Stamps. I love how well the image printed..... and coloured beautifully. Thanks Lauretta for such a gorgeous image - and free too :)
I was having a look through some things yesterday for some psychology notes I needed and came across a couple of fiskars circle punches which I've had for about 2 years now - and never used, so after seeing Vix challenge over on Crafty Cardmakers I decided to 'challenge' myself and actually blow away the cobwebs and try to use the punches! I'm not usually a 'punch' person - I can never normally line them up properly or don't seem to be able to have strong enough wrists to punch through properly, but I bought them in a sale at something silly like £1.50 each I think - and its taken until now to actually use them. Not only did I challenge myself to use the punches but I went a step further - and used no backing papers - just off cuts of the lilac & pink glitter card trimmed with a decorative edge cutter and no flowers (shock! horror! I'm still recovering from the pain of that one lol) Used black glitterations peel off dots on the punched circles and the matching lines on the edge of the pink borders (which don't show too well in the photo but if you look closely the glitter just catches the light lol)
I was still unsure about this card when I looked at it again this morning but Darrell assures me that its great as it is - I think its just that it seems bare without ribbons, flowers, bows etc etc. I've decided to go ahead and take the plunge and enter it into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers "Challenging Challenge"
Allsorts - No DP's
Meljen's Designs Challenge #1 - Anything Goes!
Pollycraft Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes

Image coloured with the following colour promarkers: magenta, pink carnation, orchid, almond, dusky pink, peach, soft peach, cool grey #1, cool grey # 5, leaf green and berry red

17 comments:

Shannon said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining Meljen's first challenge. Good Luck!

CJ said...

WOW!!!YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK....GOOD LUCK
ON WINNING....
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE AT
OSAAT.
I HAVE BECOME A FOLLOWER AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU
TO FOLLOW ME TOO AT COWGIRL UP STAMPS
BIG Hugs CJ
COWGIRL UP STAMPS

nessy said...

no flowers!! what ever next??? love the card ~sassy image!
vanessa xx

Sarah said...

Thank you, for joining us over at OSAAT, Beautiful card fabulous colours too, hope to see you back here on Sunday for next weeks challenge, Good Luck

Sarah DT
xx

Liz said...

Stunning image great coloing too thanks for joining us with our Anything goes Challenge at OSAAT
Hope you return on Sunday

Liz x

Debs said...

fab card - great job on the punching. Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Cheryl said...

this is a great image love all the detail and such super colouring too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Shana said...

What a delightful card! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's - hope to see you again next week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this! Wonderful colors!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)

Debbie said...

A really elegant card Caroline, the image is beautiful and I love the pretty Lace mats you have used.
Hugd
Debbie x

Lauretta See said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! THE IMAGE IS FROM ME ITS AN ALL TIME FREEBIE AT LAURETTA'S DIGITAL STAMPS :)

Thank you for joining the first MELJEN'S DESIGN challenge :))

HUGS X

Kirsten said...

fabulous care love the elegant lady...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts Hugs kIrsten...x

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

stitchy said...

What a cute card. The coloring is brilliant and the image is so adorable...Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

stitchy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Vixykins said...

Caroline what are you doing leaving such fantastic punches in a drawer!!! They look absolutely gorgeous and not too dissimilar to the martha stewart ones retailling at about 15 quid a piece!

They work really well with this image as they're very delicate and elegant looking, fab card hunny well done x

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