Monday, 15 February 2010

Card Challenges!

Ok, im doing 2 posts today as i want to keep all the shopping lists and step by steps easy to find when you click on them and for their posts to only contain the info you need :) Hence, im going to do this post first so i can link back from the challenge sites to this one and then you can follow the next for the 52 recipe challenge :)

This first card is for the Basic Grey Challenge blog. It was a cute sketch and i sometimes struggle with card sketches that have lots of bits to them but i really enjoyed this one and i got to use the My Cute Stamps bird cage. (oh yes theres more than one birdcage on there - see the card below too for another fabby cage!) These papers are from the Lemonade Basic Grey collection which is very very girlie and lovable!! :)

This next card is for the Quixotic Challenge blog on which you had to use a tag - i know its not a traditional tag in every sense of the word!I thought making the birdcage into a little movable 'tag' and attaching it to the card over the bird was cute! I love this style of cage and the fact you can move it about to free the little bird just really appealed to me :)

This card is for the Stampin for the Weekend Blog - challenge this week is Valentine theme and what i cuter than a couple of kissing fish! lol The fish are paper pieced and glossy accented to make them stand out more :)

Let me know if youre taking part in any challenges and i really hope you enjoy the links and challenge i post to :)

Im now going to go write up the shopping list for this week and will post another post above :)


  1. WOW fantastic cards. You are very talented.

    I have a challenge running at the moment on my blog - The Craft Garden.

  2. Hiya Debbie,
    I think i'm falling in love with your birdcage cards - they are so cute, but talking of cute i do love the little fishes - what stamp set are these from.
    Great cards and good luck with all the challenges - I think they are a great way to get the old mind ticking and lots of fun.
    I'm going to have a go at a couple of scrapbooking challenges as i have a list of layouts i'd like to get scrapped before little babe is born.
    Take care and have a great week.
    Hugs - Ju xx

  3. Debbie, I love them. Especially love the second one. Can't think why. Heehee. Beautiful.

  4. Beautiful cards, Debbie. Can you tell me if it is patterned paper on the 2nd one, or did you do some stamping technique?

  5. Thanks for the sweet comments everyone :)

    W&W - the second card is embossed with a cuttlebug roses embossing folder and then inked with pale pink chalk ink. The bottom half is a Christine Adolf paper - ive thrown away the strip with the name on so im not sure what its called sorry :)

  6. Loving your birdcage cards and I'm with you on the tag one - really like the idea of "freeing" the bird. x

  7. Really like how you've put these cards together Debbie and the images and papers you've used, they're so cute! Thanks for joining in with us over at SFTW :o) Kate

  8. These are all so adorable I love the look of those bird cages they are so stylish and the fish one is brilliant I love the glossy fish :D
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  9. Love all the cards - keep up the good work!

  10. All these cards are fantastic! I love your style! The images are totally adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges! Hugs, Rowena

  11. These are all fabulous!

    Love how you interpreted the "Tag" challenge!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Quixotic Challenges!

  12. I love your fish card!! The colors and design are just perfect!

  13. Very pretty cards! Love the fish card.


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