Category Archives: Design Challenges

Birthday Blooms for CAS#155 and GDP#018

I’m loving Birthday Blooms  – for someone who doesn’t really like floral images, there is just something about this stamp set! I’ve decided to combine two challenges this week – a colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and a sketch challenge at Global Design Project. Here are the criteria: And here is the card I came up with Now I do realise that Smoky Slate leaves are not exactly… Read More »

Birthday Blooms for #GDP017

January is a month FULL of birthdays in our house so when I saw this week’s challenge over at the Global Design Project, I had not only the project but the recipient in mind. It’s my mother’s birthday on the 14th of January and I don’t think she would forgive me if I let slip her age, so Mum’s the word on that one!  However, this will be her card…… Read More »

Last Card for #GDP016

Not last ever card, but last card for 2015!  This is it, the year ends in a few hours and I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  May you make all your dreams come true this year! Over at the Global Design Project, our challenge this time was to case the designer.  I loved Bibi’s card and it was going to be difficult to do her original any… Read More »

All Wrapped Up for PPA#279 and ATCAS#78 (Edited)

Only 13 days to go to the Big Day, as my kids keep reminding me!  So I thought I would combine two challenges this week and create a fun little Christmas card. Firstly, the colour challenge over at Pals Paper Arts screamed Christmas to me and Addicted to CAS have asked us to incorporate ‘JOY’ into our creations. And here is what I came up with I hope you like… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team Challenge for #GDP014

Every month, my team, the Aces and Diamonds, and I get together for our meeting filled crafty inspiration and our obligatory cheeseboard (sometimes we swap it for cake, but cheese seems customary now!). We swap cards, do some make and takes and I set them home with a challenge to create something from a given set of supplies.  Being ill last week meant my own entry was a little late… Read More »

Candy Canes Aplenty for GDP#013

Two challenges in as many days, I’m quite proud of myself!!  It’s a bit like buses, waiting around for ages for two to come at once! Anyway, this week’s challenge at the Global Design Project was a colour challenge.     I mulled it over for a while and the candy canes just jumped out at me! So I played about at making a wreath on a door and this… Read More »

Ying and Yang for CAS Challenge #152

I have a quirky little card for you today to enter into the CAS Challenge 152. This week was a sketch challenge and we were asked to use the sketch below as inspiration. It reminded me of Ying and Yang so that led my initial interpretation as I decided to invert the colours. I originally wanted to use something else, but had lent the pivotal product to a customer who… Read More »

CAS Challenge #151

A quick post to add my card to CAS Challenge no 151.  This week was a challenge for me as these are three colours I would not have put together myself and hope I have done them justice, as individually I love them all! Here are the three colours   And here is the card I came up with.  It uses one of the oldest sets in my collection (which… Read More »

Among the Branches for #GDP08

Just a quick post to add my challenge card over at the Global Design Project. This week we are asked to ‘case’ a design from Kylie Bertucci.  I only recently discovered Kylie via Pinterest, just before the Global Design Project started.  I just love her style and I love the card we’ve been asked to ‘case’.  If you’re not sure of the term ‘case’ it stands for Copy And Share… Read More »

Celebrate Today for CAS Colours and Sketches #147

Just a quick post from me today as I’ve completed Challenge no 147 for CAS Colours and Sketches. Here is the sketch that was my inspiration today. And here was the card I came up with. I can’t believe I am actually making a card saying Happy New Year already, I feel that summer was just yesterday!  But Christmas will be upon us before we know it. The sentiment comes… Read More »

Baby Smooshes for #GDP005

This week’s challenge on Global-Design-Project is to use the following colours.  Having not long had a baby (actually he’s 6 months now?!!??!  Where has the time gone?), my first reaction was baby, so that’s what went with. Here is this week’s challenge: And here is my card complete with smooshing… I’ve used the three challenge colours to smoosh with and heat embossed elements from Sweet Lil’ Things in white on Soft… Read More »

That Thing you Did for Fab Friday and TGIF Challenges

I wanted to take part in a challenge so I teamed up the Colour Challenge over at TGIF with the sketch challenge at Fab Friday. Here were the challenges… When I saw the colours, my first reaction was Halloween and Autumn and then I had a flashback to the décor in my childhood home.  My own childhood bedroom was Pumpkin Pie, my sister’s room next door was Rich Razzleberry and… Read More »

Punch Art Pudding for #GDP004

A very very quick post from me to squeeze a last minute entry into the Global Design Project challenge for this week. This week we were to case a design from one of the designers, Louise Sharp.  Here is Louise’s card.     I was inspired by the circular wreath shape used in her card, and for some reason, Christmas Pudding came into my head. If truth be told, I… Read More »

Holly Jolly Christmas Greetings Class to Go!

You may remember I posted recently that my cards used on the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop would soon be available as a Class to Go! Well, today’s the day!   Anyone ordering the Holly Jolly/Christmas Greetings bundle (£28.25 in clear mount) online or anything of a similar value using the current hostess code will receive this kit in the mail FOR FREE. Otherwise, the cost of this kit is £15… Read More »

Christmas Cuties for the first ever Global Design Project #GDP001 and Mojo Monday 414

A double first and quick post from me today to enter my card onto the first ever challenge on the Global Design Project Challenge site.  I’m also linking it to Mojo Monday – my first ever entry here too., woohoo! Global Design Project was a colour challenge… and MoJo Monday’s Sketch …   and here is my entry Now you may be wondering, mmmmmm, that doesn’t quite look like the new… Read More »