Category Archives: Design Challenges

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 »