We had 32 gorgeous entries (Irit, Kym, Alison, Victoria, Irit (2), Sue, Caro, Dee, Jude, Suzi, Ali, Lesley, Angie, Dawn, Sophie, Kaza, Kim Y, Louise z, Glennis, Carol, JulyeB, Tracey, Gvendalen, Susie L, Anne, Nikki, Irit (3), Dawn (2), Vicky, Donna, Mandy, Cindy)
Ok drum roll - The winner of the La Pashe/Cardmaking with Imag-e-nation pack is.....
Our 5th challenge is once again sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen. She has some new items in her shop you must go see! Here's a small selection of them.....
Introducing HOOT the latest character from Joanna Sheen! How cute is he! They are available as value multi buys or as singles but be quick as they're flying away fast!
Joanna also has some new Promarker sets in. They are christmas and contemporary christmas. She also has a Promarker mega deal of all the new 56 colours for a limited time only. Click here to see all of the promarker sets available.
1 gold textured a4 card for front scored in half
1 gold embossed a4 card sored in half then gatefold on both sides. cut an aperture in this one i used ultimate pro.
toppers - free from magazine.
ribbon to decorate.
For the first card I used a white rectangular card then added a piece of blue handmade paper (from studio) and then having coloured the picture with watercolour pencils. I added some blue beads on the cake and some gold ones in a semi-circle at the bottom. I used Red Glitter glue on the cake & green glitter glue with the gold beads
I stuck that onto a darker piece of paper and stuck it onto the card. I put a border of silver ribbon round the top & two sides & put two pieces of narrow brown ribbon across the bottom I added a gold star in each corner and put 3 hearts on the brown ribbon.
For my 2nd card I used a red square card, then added the 2 rows of gold metallic ribbon across it leaving enough space for a piece of 3mm organza ribbon ... but when the latter was on it didn't look right so I added some gold stars to it.
The image I coloured using watercolour pencils, then finally added the gold bow at the top and the 3 little blue flower shapes at the bottom.
I have used a image that I got from the craft fair recently, I used an embossed card and stuck down some black squares and frayed the edges, they are almost material but not quite 100% - I used beads for the flower that my teddie is holding and coloured his pot and eyes and noses with silver pen. I used scraps of ribbon to decorate all around the image, and i put little seed beads scattered around the edges. I must apologise for the quality of the image, we are a camera down everyone, i will however retake the photo and put a better quality one on my blog. Soz - Hope you all enjoy this challenge as must as the rest as this one is fun to do.
For this card I used my favourite C5 size, used a cerise mirror card down one side and overlaid it with ribbon, had I sat and thought about it a bit longer I should have put the ribbon around the mirror card only and not the full card. I used a lighter pink mirror card matted onto plain white card and made a bow for the top. I have used a new kit from the Daisy and Dandelion range, I have used four layers. I then added the sentiment and embellishments which all come free with a magazine.
Started with a large 8" square card blank, used some old neglected 'twelvebytwelve' papers and some coredinations card that I sanded down to make it look more faded. Greeting Farm Miss Anya stamp, coloured with promarkers, cut out and mounted. The flowers were cut from lots of layers of pearlised paper with a sizzix die, and curled up with my bone folder, bead cap centres and brads added, then used lots of stickles all over the brads. Attached a little key charm on a chain using the brad on the large flower. Computer generated sentiment with a few flat back pearls added. The pearl swirl was made using a Bazzill template and adhesive flat back pearls. The scallop edges were made with a martha stewart punch and my ribbon element is a strip of sheer purple ribbon with a layer of white thread over the top and tied through a white button.
I love the big decorative trees that people make using layers and layers of ribbon but they use something like 36 yards to cover a cone of polystyrene and that is a waste of yummy ribbon if you ask me. It did however inspire me to dig out my green ribbons and make a smaller version suitable for a card.
I used a sheet of A4 card as the base and covered the front with a Christmas paper from K & Co.
I made a base for the tree from a triangle of card and basically layered loops of ribbon onto strips of double sided tape in tiers.
The star is a chipboard shape covered with Rangers Glossy Accents and sprinkled with gold glitter.
The plant pot was made from scraps of card. I added another strip of ribbon and a mulberry flower coloured red with a Promarker.
Strips of braided ribbon were added along the top and bottom edges of the card. Small parcels are under the tree courtesy of Papermania vellum stickers and the sentiment is leftover from the La Pashe decoupage sheet I used for the last challenge.
Also take a trip over to Rose's Blog as she's actually an awesome cardmaker and knows what to do with a piece of ribbon or two!
I used Sarah Kay Spring Blossom stamp, stamped with Black 'Memento' ink. I coloured her in with the following Copic Markers: E000 Skin White, R20 Blush, E21 Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, YG91 Putty, YG95 Pale Olive, B93 Crockery Blue, B45 Smoky Blue, Y11 Pale Yellow, V91 Pale Grape, C3 Cool Grey, W1 Warm Grey and W3 Warm Grey. I mounted her onto to a oval piece of card.
For the background I cut a rounded rectangle of cream card and rounded rectangle, slightly smaller than the first from pattern paper (free from a magazine). I inked both the rectangles edges with Copic Marker - YG95 Pale Green. I then stuck the smaller rectangle on to the larger rectangle. Using two pieces of ribbon, I wrapped one along the top of the rectangles and the other down one side of the rectangles. I then mounted the stamped image on to the rectangles.
The base card was created from a A4 sheet of textured mirri board, which I card strip about 2 inches from to get the size card I wanted. I folded the what was left of the A4 card in half and struck a piece of the strip I had cut off on the of the card to create a longer back flip. On the front of this flip I glued a strip of matching pattern paper, with the edges inked with Pale Olive, and then a strip of ribbon down the centre. I glue the rectangles to the front of the card. Glued a flower that I created from two silk flowers with stick on gems in the centre. Added a charm attached with ribbon, from underneath the flower. I added a handmade bow to the top of the charm.
To finish I inked the edges of the card with the same Copic Marker - YG95 Pale Olive.
For this challenge I wanted to show you a notebook, I make lots of these with a Bind it All machine. You can also make them with bought notebooks (destructions will be on my blog)
I made the notebook by covering mounting board with some paper dyed with starburst stains which is also used for the matting. The image is a digital stamp by Victoria Case and is coloured with Promarkers from Joanna Sheen I used Shimmerz in pixie dust for the fairy wings. I've then got small pieces of ribbon and tied these securely onto the "O" rings of the notebook. I tend to use 3 lengths of ribbon per ring to bulk it out.
Now without further ado, let me intoduce you to our special guest for this challenge, Pauline Carr (Passion for Papercraft) Pauline has a beautiful way with fibres, ribbons and lace. She might be familiar to Penny Black fans as she is on the design team for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us Pauline!
SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER - PAULINE CARR - PASSION FOR PAPERCRAFT