Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Clutch of Cards

I wanted to have another go at this week's Less is More Challenge of using kraft and creme and pulled this stunning brown and cream stripy grosgrain from my ribbon drawer, it's a Stampin' Up ribbon that I would have in all the colours if I could :).  However this is the only one I have and I think it works perfectly for this card.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, this month's sponsor.  I love it and it is very true.  I used it for Mum's card last year so I'll have to think up something else this year!  The buttons are made with a Woodware punch.
This card is also for:

Anything Goes - monochrome
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Papertake - anything goes

The sentiments print out 3 to a page in varying shapes so I decided to make a couple more cards.  I'm very keen on the idea of taking part in Paulina's 10 minute craft dash so I gathered my Nesties, bowmaker, buttons and perfect layers tool and came up with this card in just over 6 minutes.  Then I re-read the challenge, which I had thought of as love (I think it's a loving sentiment anyway!) and realised that it is a Hearts challenge.  Oops!
Instead of 10 minute dash, this card is for:
Penny's Paper Crafty - ribbons and bows
Fussy & Fancy - circles
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Creative Moments - buttons and bows

So for my 10 minute craft dash I went back to the kraft and cream colourscheme.  This time I added some tiny craft buttons and used a sizzlits die to cut some hearts.  It's matted onto coffee brown card and I used some more of that yummy wide ribbon.  Without the bow this was a quicker card at 6 minutes and 23 seconds.  What a good thing I didn't have to include the time spent searching for inspiration into turning it into a card with hearts!
This card is for:
10 minute card dash - hearts
Simon Says - have a heart
Digital Tuesday - hearts
Charisma Cardz - love
Crazy Amigos - hearts

This card was made by request, it used the Joanna Sheen Viva la Divas CD and some Craftwork Cards glossy dotty DP, as well as some ribbon roses on a tulle ribbon, a generous sprinkling of gems finished it off.
This card is for:
CD Sunday - showtime
Ruby's Rainbow - roses
Bearly Mine - anything goes

Here's another by request card, this uses an image from a La Pashe CD, with a simple stamped sentiment and some Basic Grey DP added.  I am entering this card for C.R.A.F.T.'s Get Well challenge.
And last but not least, I have a decoupaged Joanna Sheen card to show, with no stamping, just lots of layers and then matting.  I am entering this card for Crafting when we Can's cards for boys challenge.

Phew, I think that's me caught up now,  if you're still with me thanks for reading this far lol!


  1. My goodness, you have been busy Anne, what a great selection of cards. xx Flora

  2. Well desined CAS style card. Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

  3. you have been busy

    fab card anne

    Thanks for joining us at our 2nd birthday celebrations this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  4. ...and what a great clutch it is too Anne...these are all fabulous!
    Thanks again
    Less is More

  5. What wonderful creations! I am so blessed to have you share your talents with us in our challenge. Thanks for joinin us, and please come back soon!
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. wow what great creation thank you for joining us at digital tuesday

  7. A lovely batch of cards really nice selection. Hugs x ChrisB

  8. What a creativity !

    Charisma Cardz :

    Simlple and clean card as I like. Magnificent design. Bravo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cradz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  9. A very glamorous image which suits the CD Sunday challenge just right. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  10. Oh my, you've been one busy lady! All of these cards are so fun.

    Thank you for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Anne!

  11. Love your fab kraft & cream colour scheme for the 10 Minute Card Dash - so glad you could join in the fun :)

  12. Super cards Anne. I love that Mothers Day sentiment. I just had to go to the site and buy it!!!

    Cyprus Anne

  13. All great card! Especially oved the doggy "speedy recovery" and the last one with the light house.
    Thanks for playing along in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" challenge.

  14. A great image. This clever CD is new to my own collection but haven't managed to use it yet.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

  15. A great creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  16. Love them all, great collection of cards.

    Sylvia x

  17. Anne,
    It looked like a Tux, with a lovely bow tie and the buttons, so important. The sentiment is apropos.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and we really appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  18. Love the kraft with the white hearts! They POP right off the card! :-) Thanks for playing along with us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  19. So many fabulous card Anne, such pretty colours and a gorgeous image - I love your ribbon flowers!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  20. A great image for challenge at CD Sunday, i don't have this Cd but it looks very good.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  21. Fabulous cards - I just love 'em all!
    Just Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug February Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge today!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  22. Lovely card, Great image, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  23. A lovely card with a pretty diva. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

  24. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  25. Great collection of cards - love them all.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  26. Hello...wonderful cards, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT X Carol

  27. Lovely cards, Ann...all very creative!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  28. fab card Anne, love how you have let the decoupage take centre stage on the card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx


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