Friday, 18 February 2011


Thank you so much for supporting the first challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. All the cards I saw were fantastic.This weeks challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days is entitled 'Distressed'. I have decided to make a card that fits the brief in more ways than one. First I have made sure it fits by distressing the edges of the backing paper, I also crumpled it and then flattening it out again but you can't really see that in the picture. I also distressed the edges of the image by rubbing it with .....wait for it.....a used teabag! A trick I am sure most mums are familiar with if their children have had to make a project look old and worn for school! And finally my last link to the subject, when you need DEstressing the first thing you reach for? A lovely cup of tea of course! Sorry I couldn't resist.
 The image is one of Cardmadfairy's new valentine set which of course you can use at any time of year with the right message and the other image is from a piece of fabric I have had since I first started making cards years ago. It was nice to be able to use it again.
I would like to enter the following challenges: Felt or fabric Use a die cut Hearts Show us your heart Distressing with love Brown and blue Anything goes Dots Hearts

Friday, 4 February 2011

At Last

Well finally it is time to start Jenni's new Challenge Blog which is called
 Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge! We have been playing with her beautiful images for a while now, getting a chance to colour them and see how they work and now it is time to share the results with everyone else and give you a chance to play too! The first card I have made is going to be for my husband Steve so I wanted the card to have a bit of a masculine feel. I like the sentiment and how it looks on the card but as we have actually been married for 30 years it is probably a bit redundant! The papers I used are from a pack called V&A for Docrafts, a Basic Grey from a mixed set and the one behind the sentiment is a stamp which I stamped on cream paper and partially coloured to match the roses. The brad is also from the V&A collection. If you haven't seen Jenni's new challenge yet hop over here for a look, we would love it if you could play along.
My card also fits these challenges
Simon says stamp -love is in the air
Crafty creations -inspired by Red Red Rose (by Burns)
Creative Craft World -love
Papertake Weekly -anything goes/flowers
KB Cute Monday -use hearts
Lexi's Creations -valentines
AiFactory Challenge -pink and red
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge -valentine's day/romance
Here is another of the cards I made using one of Jenni's new images.
So the first challenge is 'Romance' and I'm sure you'll agree the images Jenni has created fit the bill. But of course you don't have to use one of her images to enter the challenge it just needs to be a digital image. If you do use one of hers your card will be entered twice. So have fun making your card and good luck!