Sunday 7 July 2013

Project 88: KennyK cards and challenge

A while back I posted about a naming challenge over at KennyK and I am delighted to say that Ginger Gem was a winner!

This week's challenge from the KennyK blog was to use one of their teenage images so I  used her as my feature. Really simple card to be honest, maybe not a challenge-worthy card but she makes me smile. And as it's been so hot and sunny here lately I thought I'd make a summer card for Claire as part of our card exchange that we do as penpals now that she's like a gazillion miles away.

My parents gave me the summer tape (We R Memory Keepers if you're interested) which is a real challenge to use but I thought she was cheerful enough to make it work. For reference: This is an A5 card as "summer" doesn't fit on A6. Thus it being a bit of a challenge. 

The backing paper is from a Martha Stewart punch pad and because of the big glittery dots I don't always have the right card. I added some punched and pressed flowers and bling to add some texture. Very pleased with the result even if it is a bit simple.

Actually that isn't quite fair as KennyK cards require a lot of hand-coloring and as a result they take more effort than even a complicated Mojo layout card or something. Anyway, I digress.

I thought I'd show a few more here as I've been coloring these stamps for the last week while I was on vacation and wanted to make sure I showed off some of the effort!

This one is a 4th themed card for my friend Jules - she sent me a load of 4th of July goodies and I thought I'd give her a card back to say thanks! Admittedly she'll get it weeks late but it's the thought that counts, right? The stickers are from the set she gave me and the greeting is a hand-colored digi stamp greeting from Claire. Backing paper is from this month's LittleClaire club.

The next two are for two of my colleagues who have birthdays this month. It's funny, when I joined the company 10 months ago (holy cow! feels like years!) there was one other female employee. We have grown and grown and now ther are 6 besides me. More chances to make cards! Both feature colors that remind me of the recipients though obviously they're a bit more glam than I usually see them.

For the green "blonde bombshell" on the right I added some bling to her earrings and added the flower on the right to balance it out. I wanted the super close cut so I went over the outline in a sharpie to make it easier to cut. I chose purple in the background to help give it some depth. I didn't really have space for a greeting. Oh well.

The "showgirl" on the right is on a blue glitter strip against a paper that I have honestly never liked but really spoke to me here. I love it. I used random little glitter blobs aroundt he greeting to add some texture. Love both of them.

Finally is a card made well in advance of my wedding anniversary. I made the cupid purple as that was our wedding color. I love purple and grey together, I think it's a great combo. Instead of a greeting I just used gold letters to spell out "3 years" though you can't see that, nor can you see the fact that I glittered her wings and the heart arrows.

So a holiday full of coloring has paid off I think!


  1. Whoo hoo you are back, awesome work...looking forward to receiving my card exchange Ginger Gem. Love the Anniversary card...I'm going to have to think about our Anniversary, as I already gave Sam this one as a thank you....stupid, stupid...Cx

  2. Yay the package got to you! I had nightmares of customs confiscating butterscotch krimpets for their own personal gain...!

  3. Awesome series of KennyK cards!!! Woohoo!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Teenz Rock* challenge !

    If you have a Facebook account, we have a fun contest using our freebie of the month digi. Awesome prizes!! Find it here

    Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  4. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog for our "Teenz Rock" challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon!

  5. Great job, congratulations.

  6. Thanks! Very excited that my Ginger Gem card was a winner - wahoo!


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