Friday, 4 November 2011

Shaped Card Challenge

Good morning folks, it's another blustery day down here on the UK South coast and hopefully the wind is strong enough to blow the clouds away - I can see from my window that they're moving very fast.
Today being Friday (yippee!), we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles and I've chosen the theme this week. My challenge to you all is to make a Shaped Card, so no plain squares or rectangles, something a bit more unusual is what I'd like to see. The Polka Doodles dollies and guy have risen to the challenge really well with some fabulous creations to inspire you so do hop over for a look.
Also if you're going to the big craft show at the NEC, Nikky will be there demonstrating and will have lots of goodies on sale including the brand new Pretty Tuff CD perfect for those ever difficult masculine cards.
I've made a circular easel card to share with you:

I really like this shape and cut my card blank out with my Creative Memories circle cutter - something I've had for many years and would never be without.
All of the elements on my card come from the Pretty Sweet CD. I covered the card with circles of the pretty leaf paper. I then printed out the black and white digital image of the very cute Piper sitting down (there are several poses) and coloured her with various Promarkers. I then cut her out leaving a narrow white border all round.
I used the largest Nestabilities Blossom die to cut a mat from beige dotty paper and set this on a circular mat of red rose paper. I made a flower using the same rose paper and blossom die, shaping the petals and adding pink Doodle Dewdrops to the centre.
I added lace to the card front as as it was the self stick type, I used glitter on the portions where the glue showed through. This stops the lace being sticky. I added Piper on the mat and glued on the flower.
I finished off by adding a floral border cut from the red rose paper with a Martha Stewart double edge punch, a sentiment from the CD and a pearl row for the stopper.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Little Darlings Challenges - Not Square
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (Use A Punch/Sentiment/Bling)
Paper Pretties - Use A Sentiment

Have a great day and a lovely weekend,
Fliss xx


Clare *Littlebear* said...

Super card Fliss. Thanks for a great challenge.
Congratulations on your Sir Stampalot challenge win.
Hugs, Clare x

Lana said...

Beautiful card Fliss and thanks for the challenge I love shaped cards. xoxox

Bea und Doreen said...

I love your card Fliss - is so beautiful.
Hugs, Doreen

Irene said...

Brilliant card Fliss, gorgeous flower.
Irene x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely Fliss!

greetings, Alie :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Great card Fliss love the image and that gorgeous flower plus your super colour palette.


Daniele said...

so pretty Fliss
hugs for the weekend

Meggymay said...

Adorable cute card. Congratulations on your win as well. Yvonne x

Sandra said...

How pretty is this card ,i love it
Sandra x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful round easel card. Lovely image.

Janiel/ janny said...


Thank you for joining us at Little Darlings for the NOT square challenge.
hugs, Janiel

SHARY said...

Thanks for such a great challenge theme Fliss your card is so pretty.x