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Monday 27 June 2011

Challenge 49 -Spots & Stripes

Afternoon everybody!  Are you enjoying the sunshine?  Been lovely here so hope it lasts :-)

Thank You very much for your fantastc altered food container entries, Sarah will be picking the winners soon and will be posted as soon as I can.

We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and its an easy peesy one set by Donna who's like to see SPOTS & STRIPES somewhere on your design.  Remember to read the house rules before entering as we have a cap on 10 challenges sorry! 

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Over to our fabulous girls and their makes!

As it was my turn this week to choose a theme I decided to go with something that I'm sure we all have in our stash. Something spotty and stripey. Be it papers, an image, embossing folders etc. For my card I made a base using Martha Stewart Cherish PATP. I used a gorgeous Sassy image and coloured her in with Promarkers and Derwent pencils, blended with Sansador. The papers I used were a freebie from a mag. I cut out the image using Spellbinders Labels 20 & added some eyelets and ribbon. I added some flowers made from an x-cut puch and added some Craftwork Card Candy, a charm, some gems and Martha Stewart butterfly.

spots and strips used an old sizzix die that i have had for years but never seems to go out of date. cut the dress out in several colours then pieced together.backing card was from qvc. punched centre border with martha stewart punch then just added a circular sentiment quick and simple card

For this challenge, I decided to try some digital paper-piecing. The image is from Lillyboo. I put together three patterned papers using 'sunflower' colours in Photoshop Elements, and then digitally cut pieces to fit the carpet, walls and bean bag. After printing, I coloured the rest of the image with Promarkers, The side panel and flowers use Coredinations card which I've embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and sanded. I cut the flowers using a Spellbinders die, and the leaves are punched.

I recently bought a pad of colourful papers, which provided the spots and stripes on my card. I’ll be hiding this one away from my OH. I’ll keep it for his birthday. A die cut oval, with the dreaded peel off to give contrast. I stamped the golfer from the Flippen Men series. I coloured him in, using Promarkers and watercolour pencils. I hope the glisten, with glitter glue shows on his glass of beer.

Well for my card I used a sketch for the layout papers are from my stash and digi is one I have had for a while believe it or not this is the first time I have used it she is coloured with PM's the paers inked round edges and the flowers are foam pre cut ones just layered up loved making this card though thanks Donna

For my spotty/stripey card I have used my Tatty Teddy stamp coloured with PMs .The DP are also tatty teddy and the stripey bit is from a forever friends paper pack. I have used my Martha Stewart deep edge punch and some spotty ribbon. The flowers are from Bo Bunny,sentiment from Craftwork Cards and little heart pearls are from my stash.

I made a little card for a friend using some of my new papers!
I stuck with a basic wee layout using my new echo park paper punched with my Martha Stewart Punch. I used a wee old image I've had for a while coloured with promarkers, added some ribbon, gems and used my new Rose dies for the wee flowers. The sentiment is a C.C Designs stamp.

Ive used Basic Grey papers, Art Journey stamp and a spotty ribbon!

My card has been made using the Mr Gnome digi from Digital Delights by Louby and the sentiment is from Tiddly Inks. The spots are a red and white ribbon that had been laid in stripes on white card. I have also used a striped paper from DCWV to mat the main image onto.

I often use spotty and stripy papers on my cards, so I thought I'd try something a bit different and create my spots and stripes using distress inks instead.  The spotty background was made with a Penny Black stamp, and I made the stripes by masking sections off with post it notes and then inking.  The main image and sentiment are Flourishes stamps, all cardstock is Stampin' Up Kraft card, all stamping/ inking using Brushed Corduroy distress ink.


I would never normally combine spots & stripes per se as I usually have quite a fussy style to begin with but I may just try this again!  I had a slight problem with my glue not setting - probably the heat - so I didn't quite do everything I wanted to do with this card. Papers are DCWV and a doily, flowers a mix of Prima, Wild orchid and poundshop.  The image is my own Eiglas  'Un bon repas pour deux' coloured with my Copics.

For this I used a lovely free image by Sureya who has an open colouring book over on Deviant Art coloured with promarkers.  Papers are digital from bearly mine, flowers were from qvc, metal sentiment I've had forever!


  1. I hope you like my spots & stripes purse card - thanks for the challenge!

  2. thanks for the opportunity!!
    Love Jenni xx

  3. Good day! I'm wondering if I just can't find winner of #46 embossing challenge yet? I'm just trying to keep up with my entries hehe!
    Tammy Louise

  4. Fabulous work by the DT. Thanks for the fun challenge.

  5. Great inspiration from the DT.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie x

  6. Wow, the cards by the DT were truly inspirational. thanks for the chance to play along. Hugs

  7. Thanks for a lovely challenge, and the great DT inspiration, Dee


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