Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A Couple of Challenges!!

Hi everyone.  I have two cards to share with you this time as I thought I'd play along with a couple of challenges before the time is up!

Now as some of you already know my Mum loves to do quilling but she never actually does anything with the pieces she makes up.  Ages ago I did promise her that I would have a go at making some cards up for her if she quilled some snowflakes.  I had no idea that she would then go absolutely beserk and quill an enormous amount!!!  I ended up making 9 cards for her using her quilled snowflakes - each of them based on the same layout but all slightly different.  I will show you the rest of them next week as all the snowflakes that she quilled were individual and no two were the same. (She did actually quill a whole lot more than 9 so I have some more cards to do for her when time allows.)  I thought it might be fun though to enter our shared card into the current Sir Stampalot challenge - A Winters Tale.

So without further ado here's the card I've chosen to submit for this challenge!  I created the background using the Papermania snowflake embossing folder along with an Inkadinkado Winter Trails stamp set, Silver inkpad and Stardust embossing powder.  The 'winter' wording came from a rather old Impression Obsession wording stamp set.

Here's a closer look at Mum's marvellous snowflake that she did out of strips of white paper.  As you can see I simply stuck the snowflake onto nestabilities die-cuts before sticking it to the main card.

Onto the second card and I would like to enter this into the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge - All You Need Is Love.  Ok I realise that this isn't a traditional lovey dovey stamp but it is VERY sweet and they do look as if they are almost kissing so I think this counts - lol!!  This particular stamp is called Hedgy Gift which I coloured using Copic markers.  The flourishes and wording came from my Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet and the lacey edging was done with the Doily Lace Martha Stewart punch.

Here's a closer look at the colouring for you.  Can't remember the colours off-hand that I used but I'll see if I can find my notes and edit this later for you!

I'll be back on Friday with The Stamp Man's latest challenge so hopefully see you then!

16 comments:

Merry said...

Two stunning cards. You and your Mum make a great team....really like the quilled snowflake and how you have added to the card.

Shirl said...

Hi Kay,
Well done to your Mum for all the quilling. I don't have the patience for that. The card you have created is lovely and shows the quilling off really well.
Cheers,
Shirl

Ellie said...

These are so gorgeous!! Love your coloring, and what a fantastic choice of colors! Love that purple!!

Thanks so much for sharing these with us at penny black at all sorts, hope you'll join in again next month!

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Kay, well I am so glad at last that your Mums lovely quilling has been shown to Blogland!! Janice does the most beautiful quilling and you have created a fantastic card for her. Love the hedgy card, colouring is so detailed love the apples and leaves. Hope you are all well. Lots of love JO.xxxx

brenda said...

Hi again Kay

How can your Mum do such lovely quilling and not use it ? It's one of those things I always wanted to do like like parchment craft, but my eyes are just not up to it.

But at least you are putting Mum's work to good use and with such beautiful effects and such lovely soft colours on the Winter themed one.

The PB card is of clourse lovely as well, but I could be a tad biased ?

It's really good to see you at both Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts this month, thanks for taking the time to join in, I know what a hectic life you have.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Kay

I don't think it matters what any of the cute hedgies are doing .. .. they always look totally besotted with each other!! LOL!!!

Love your image and fantastic colouring very much.

Your Mum's snowflake cards are gorgeous too .. .. she clearly enjoys making those!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Sandra said...

GREAT cards Kay! Good luck in the challenges.

Did you ever get your snowboots???

Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous card Kay and your image is so sweet. I love the colours you have used and I would not have thought to colour the basket Purple. It looks great.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month too.

Shirley

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are really beautiful cards Kay. I love how you have combined your Mum's quilling with your stamping and embossing to create a stunning card.
Thank you for entering our "A Winter's Tale" challenge at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

pinky said...

Wow that is gorgeous, the quilling is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Violets Corner said...

Wow, your colouring is so beautiful, love it! Both the cards are gorgeous with many wonderful details. Your mum's quilling is great!

Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

Hugs
Maarit

Sally H said...

Hi Kay
Two stunning cards! I love your penny black hedgies, and the quilled snowflake is totally stunning. What a great team you and your Mum make! Thank you for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

louise said...

Gorgeous card, love the double doily edging and fab colouring, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mervi said...

Love the PB card, and the colour choices, my favorites!

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month. Good luck;-))m

lisa said...

Craftiness must run in your genes, Kay, your Mum's quilled snowflakes are beautiful and you have made them into the most stunning card. I had to laugh at the number she made, this sounds like my Mum, you offer to do something and she appears with dozens!!!
Hugs Lisax