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Monday, 22 August 2011

Cupcake craft challenge #156–DT card


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):

CCC challenge 156 - a gift card

Close up of image:

CCC challenge 156 - a gift card (close up 1)

Outside and inner panel:

CCC challenge 156 - a gift card (inside & out)

Inner panel:

CCC challenge 156 - a gift card (inside)

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. 

Bugaboo stamps badge

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.

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CCC challenge 156 - a gift card

Card ingredients:

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!


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is simply stunning ♥ Pops ♥ x x x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous and love the tiny penguins on the papers too
Hugs Kate xx

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty....such a cute image...hope you have a great week!

enjoy *~*

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Denise...!

thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck...!

hugs Vicky xx

Hazel said...

Delightful - and a fab way to give a gift card. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 34 - hope to see you again soon. x

Faye said...

Hello Lovely. I think this project is gorgeous. Love the image. Well, I'm glad you can tick my Christmas card off the list...! ;)

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Denise. That image is so cute and the DP is lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

mixamatoasties said...

Fabby card Denise.

I might try a criss cross card.... Maybe, if I'm feeling brave!

Susan xxx

Arline said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulous idea and great design. That image is so cute too!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month!xx

Traci M said...

This is such a cute idea for a gift card!! Love your image and good for you for giving this technique a try! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' siters in Christ this week!

Becky said...

What a cute image and a fabulous card design. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Melodie said...

Wow, Denise, your christmas card is so wonderful. The image is really cute.

louise said...

Beautiful card and design and such a cute image
Hugs Louise xx

sari said...

Awwww...This is such a cute card! I love the colours and the sparkle! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Sharon said...

What a cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

coops said...

this is gorgeous how you have the gift card inside and the image and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Denise this is so beautiful and cute too.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card, it certainly beats the heat
thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week
Love Jan

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this image and what agreat criss cross card, never tried one either, a lovely gift.Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. Hope you'll enter my candy. Marianne x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love your image and fantastic idea for a gift. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck xxx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Denise, I love this design and it is just perfect for a gift card.

Liza x

Donna said...

Hi Denise, I love your gift card, such a brilliant design and brilliantly done to incorporate the sorry to have given you a headache with this one but really pleased you made such a fab card :) Donna x

Anita said...

A gorgeous Christmas card and I love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining the Meljen's Designs challenge.

Shelly said...

Hi Denise! Fab gift card, I love these shaped cards! Great little image, and Christmas themed too! Shelly x

sparklingblackrose said...

This is so cute and very well made :-) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

Delphine said...

Oh your card is so beautiful, Denise! I love the design and that image is too cute! I love how you have used it inside! Gorgeous papers too:-) And thanks for joining Little Miss Muffet Challenges! Hugs Delphine xx

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Wow! What a great gift card - such a clever way of giving that gift card! x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous, great idea for giving a gift card. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck Julie DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift card Denise :-) such a cute image and the design and inside are fab ,,, ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! Great take on the Quote Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one for you tomorrow! We hope you will play along again.
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work, such a cute image - thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-