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Monday, 9 January 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 59 No Flowers

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time is hosted by Fiona

You can use flower Backing Paper, flowers in your image or even a flower as an image, but NOT any flower embellishments.

We are sponsored today by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize.

"At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.

Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches. We also host a regular challenge at"

$10 gift Certificate for the store

For this challenge I chose a fabulous digi stamp called "Let's Do Lunch" from one of our new sponsors Digi Doodle Shop.

I paper pieced the piggies and their trough and the rest of the image was coloured in using Promarkers.  The corner of the card was stamped with a La Blanche foam stamp and embossed in bright gold embossing powder and I popped a few lime green gems to give a little extra highlight.  The sentiment was attached with a plaited length of plain old garden twine which I made into a tassel.  The inside of the card reads "It's your birthday, so you're allowed to pig out!"  It was made with a dieting friend in mind,  I sure hope she's not offended!

It's quite a challenge to create a card without using any floral embellishments, and we would love to see how you all get along, so get creating and give it a whirl!  If you are in need of inspiration check out the rest of the DT ideas.  You can find links to their blogs over on the right hand side of the page.

Beth. xxx

11 lovely comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beth hi , I love this card, your piggies are just gorgeous and the paper piecing is fab as is your gorgeous colouring.


Josephine said...

Fabulous card - love the paper piecing! Those swirls are gorgeous and really set the whole card off perfectly.

Jack said...

Great card, love this image and that gold corner is fab. xx

Bea und Doreen said...

I love your card Beth - its so funny ;)
gorgeous image
Doreen xx

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the paper piecing for the pigs!! Great card!! Brilliant message!!! Cxx

Meggymay said...

Hi Beth, I love your card, the image of the little pigs is fabulous.

Mynnette said...

I just LOVE that gold embossing in the corner! What a fabulous touch! :) And those rhinestones are the perfect finish!

Scrapcat 1 said...

Everytime I see this card it makes me smile, I really like the swirl in the corner very stylish!

Lin said...

I'm sure your dieting friend loved your clever card. It certainly amused me. Love your swirl, which I think I have somewhere, and just never think to use!

Happy New Year, and belated birthday wishes too


Anne said...

Hi Beth what a fun image! Love that tassel that you made, great idea

Kim x said...

Lovely card Beth. You obviously have the knack with digis unlike me.
hugs Kimx

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