Monday 28 October 2013

Project 116: Little love card x4 challenges

Today was a crazy day - stuck at home working while transport around London FAILED. One little gust of wind and it's all come to chaos. I'm being horrible, of course, it's far more than a gust of wind. It's a named storm that has caused major damage across Southern England. And it's afforded me the chance to do some crafting so who's complaining?!

I wanted to make a card for my husband as this week we're both travelling around for business meetings and I like to leave a little surprise for him to discover in his bags.

I saw this challenge over at Sweet Stamping to use a leaf or wood motif, and I have a great Little Claire heart-filled tree stamp that is perfect for the occassion. I combined this with a challenge at the Color Throwdown as I thought they were a great combo.

But why stop there? I needed a layout, so I looked to the good people of Retro Sketches and thought bingo.

And then, because it's not enough, I have been wanting to enter Designed To Color's challenge of "tie it up" for a while now and just haven't had the time to enter!

So this is the mad combination of all 4 things. I used some beautiful coral-peach paper I got in a pack from Claire. I added the woodgrain brown paper to enforce the wood theme and bring out the brown a bitmore. I added the ribbon and button to go with the challenge and thought it added a cutesy country feel.

I dotted the border with some drawn-on-stitching and hand wrote the greeting to be personal. Finally some melon-colored candies to match the backing paper and we're done!

Phew. 4 challenges may be a bit much. Might stick to the normal 1 or 2 next time there's a storm-day!


  1. Ooh you didn't mention this beauty! I love it...the tree is gorgeous, love that stamp. Meh! How come you can always get the papers that I struggle with to work? Oh and I need more woodgrain :) Maybe I should just buy the folder?! 4 challenges is a big task - brave! I like those Candies and closer inspection, I believe I have them, so all is well in the world. Cx

  2. Adorable tree, wonderful papers!! Hope the weather shapes up soon!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

  3. lovely card
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  4. Lovely Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  5. Sweet cards! Thanks so much for joining us in the Designed to Color challenge!

  6. Beautiful card with lovely tree image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Wood, Trees or Leaves” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  7. great take on the challenge at DTC, so glad you joined us!

  8. Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at Sweet Stampin'


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