Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Couple of challenges

Washing done, shopping done, cleaning done, ironing.... errrmmmm.... that can wait a while longer I think! Just wanted to give a plug to our challenge blogs. First of all here is my offering this week for Tag, You're It's theme which is From the Fairy Garden.

Now, you can be forgiven for thinking that you may have seen this before somewhere, because my project this week was heavily inspired by an article I saw in issue 73 of Simply Cards and Papercraft by the very talented Su Pennick! I would love to show it off to Su but sadly I spent a couple of fruitless hours scouring the web yesterday for her blog, to no avail. So if you know her, or know where she lives in cyberland, I would be really grateful for a link. I have never in my life bought a craft mag because of the cover project, until I saw this that is. There was no way I couldn't buy the mag and I fell madly in love with the entire project. So when I came to make my concertina tag card using Su's original design as inspiration (I'm sure it would have been a lot easier and a lot quicker if I'd followed her instructions!!!!!) I never imagined how much fun I would have making it! So much so that I'm halfway through project no. 2 now!!

Moving on to my next card, this is my very quick and very simple offering for Keep it Simple.

The theme this week is Give us a Swirl, so that's what I did! LOL! The card was made using a square card mask across the centre and spritzed with my home-made glimmer mist using alcohol inks and gold mica powder.
Unfortunately, even in the close up photo, you can't see the glistening that is evident IRL - shame! The butterflies were then stamped on using a bright yellow Brilliance pad. I think the black swirl is Inkadinkadoo - but don't quote me on that! The text is a rub-on.

Right, well that's my offering for today. Please get over to these blogs and play along with us. It would be fab to see some new players along with our fantastic regulars!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! :o) xxx


  1. 2 completely different projects but both equally beautiful

    mandi xcx

  2. Wow!
    Anne your creations are stunning!
    Beautiful work!
    kim x

  3. Two brilliant projects, think your mushroom houses are fantastic.xx

  4. Hi Anne - these are fabulous - that tag card especially, it's very 'fairytale'. Hope you're keeping ok.

    Love Lynda xxx

  5. Hiya Hun,
    Sorry I am late again I have been so busy with work and I have been setting up my own challenge blog as have decided I need to push my download sheets more :D
    I have just started a DT call for the challenge and there is a chance to win so me downloads HERE if you have time to check it out.
    These are both brilliant! I LOVE the simple one with the pearls it is just perfect :D


    Amy xx

  6. gorgeous cards!! Love the first one, a whole little mushroom village! too cute!! Hugs Juls

  7. P.s also love the 2nd card, love the swirls and the striking colour combo! Hugs Juls

  8. Oh wow Anne ... I want to live in the ~Toadstool~did you draw them free hand?
    The tag is the stuff of childhood fairytales and I love it.
    Your simplicity card is simply elegant...

  9. I've just seen your card from September. It looks great. I'm glad you liked the designs. I'm sorry that you couldn't contact me - I'm not a blogger at the moment but hope to be soon!
    Keep up the good work!


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