** THIS IS MY SECOND POST FOR TODAY **
Please scroll down to see my Stamp with Fun DT card
I’m want to apologise for the lateness of my post. I scheduled it like I normally do but somehow it disappeared and here I am re-typing it all again!! Anyway I’m back to share my DT card for this week’s cupcake craft challenge and this week the lovely Donna has set the theme and she has chosen “a gift card” i.e. she would like to see a card that is also a gift. I have to say I really struggled with this challenge, I don’t know why as I’ve made gift cards before but I think I wanted to try something different but couldn’t decide what to do. In the end I decided to try and make a criss-cross card, which I think turned out ok for a first try. Here is my card (sorry a few more pics than normal today):
Close up of image:
Outside and inner panel:
I seem to have had a sugar rush today as both my cards feature a sugar nellie stamps image. This card features ‘furry friends’ which is so cute and it’s such a simple image to colour! I think I will be changing the gift card to a prettier one nearer Christmas but this one was the only one I could lay my hands on when I made the card. I kept the inside panel quite simple with just a stamped but uncoloured image and cute sentiment and a few snowflakes. I’ll definitely be trying this style of card again – so thank you Donna for making me try something new!
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a prize of 7 digi images from their online store.
Don’t forget we also have our ‘icing on the cupcake’ sponsors, and for August we have 3 as it is our birthday month. Firstly we have Crafts U Love who are offering a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store, secondly we have Mo’s Digital Pencil who are offering a $10.00 gift code to use in their online store and thirdly we have Sew Sweet who are offering a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store. So definitely lots of yummy reasons to play along this month.
The rest of the design team have created stunningly gorgeous gift cards, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out. We really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for us.
I would like to enter my criss-cross card into the following challenges:
Everybody art challenge – gifts
ABC Christmas challenge – Q is for quote + an image
Fab ‘n’ funky challenge – a stitch in time (faux stitches on inside panel)
Little Miss Muffet challenge – multiple images
Meljen’s challenge – sparkles, shines and glitter
Raise the bar challenge – beat the heat (my chilly Christmas card)
Stamping for the weekend challenge – holidays (Christmas)
Totally papercrafts challenge – Christmas in August
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas challenge – Christmas birthday or anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges challenge – bingo (square card, die cuts and 2 or more papers)
Totally gorjuss challenge – cute and cuddly
Christmas crafting challenge – cute Christmas
Crafter’s companion challenge – glitter and glitz
Corrosive challenge – girlie
OSAAT challenge – bling it up
Stampin’ sisters in Christ challenge – try something you’ve been afraid to try before (criss-cross card)
I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge and I can’t wait to see what you create. Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by today.
Image: sugar nellie stamps – ‘furry friends’
Papers: first edition – ‘festive treats’ paper pad
Tools: promarkers, stickles, circle nesties, SU tab punch, SU sentiment from ‘best yet’ stamp set, dovecraft snowflake punch, kaisercraft gems, game gift card borrowed from son!