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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Punch It Out at A Gem of a Challenge

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and looking forward to your weekend.  We are off out to some friends this evening for a birthday celebration.  Hopefully the weather will behave and we will be able to go out in the garden.  Gonna be busy in my crafty room before then though as have a few cards to make this weekend.  The housework will just have to wait lol.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge.  Our theme this week has been chosen by the lovely Wendy and is
Punch it Out
Just use punches/dies on your project.  A nice easy one for you.

The prize as usual is:
2 individual digi images
(no sets, personalised watermarks or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from Pink Gem Designs


I made another christmas card to add to my box using this super image Andy with Snowman available here.  I simply coloured him with promarkers and cut him out using one of my dies.  I inked around the edges with some distress ink before removing from the die.  The papers are also from Pink Gem Designs.  It is a collection called Merry and Bright and can be found here.  For the edge strip I used one of my punches to punch either side of a strip of the patterned paper and then added some christmas ribbon down the centre.  The snowflakes are a punch that I have.  
This card will be just perfect for one of my nephews for christmas.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.  Just pop over to A Gem of a Challenge to upload your entry and see more fab inspiration from the design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Hobby House - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie - Boy/Male card (the small snowflakes I have had at least 18 months)
Fussy and Fancy - Bingo (blue, ribbon, die cut)
OSAAT - Use a digi
Artistic Inspirations - Die cuts/punches
Papertake - Occasion-ally
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches
Divas by Design - Christmas in August
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Use 3 of something (large snowflakes)
CRAFT - Christmas
Simply Create Too - For a child


33 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Mags, such a sweet image and I love the papers.
I hope you have a fabulous day
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So cute Mags! Love the layout and colours too! Have a fab time, hope the weather behaves!! Susan x

Kate at the Hobby House said...

thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
Hugs Kate xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card mags, lovely ribbon and image.
Hope you have a good crafty day and a great party tonight
Hugs Kelly

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Mags, just back with my DT hat on to thank you for sharing your fabulous Christmas card with us at Crafty Sentiments, hugs Susan x

MA-MI said...

You made a really cute card! I love the image and the way you colored it. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge. Hugs Maja, DT

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love that image and papers xxx

rachel said...

Really fab card Mags. Such a cutie pie. Have a great day. X

Linda said...

Hi Mags,

Love your card.
The red and light blue are so pretty together!
Xxx Linda

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I like the sweet image, the paper the border and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Ingrid Mason said...

A very cute Christmas card sure to charm. How nice that you made it with your nephew in mind. I particularly like the lace effect border with the Christmas ribbon on it. Good luck with our challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Good luck.

Mimi said...

Lovely Christmas card Mags, the red border certainly adds 'pop' to your beautiful creations :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Mags: Your card "For a Child" in our Challenge #44 is so cute! Thank you for joining us. [Have a fun time at the b'day party!]

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Linda Palmer said...

Darling image and beautiful papers. I love this beautiful card, your coloring and design are fantastic.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love the image and the papers and dies/punches you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Janine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Diane said...

What a cutie christmas card Mags !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs and hope you can again next week !!

Good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the sweet image and colours.
Wendy xx

CraftyGirl said...

Love that background and your snowflakes. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Love crafts forever said...

It's good to start on Christmas cards now. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
DT Nataliya

K8 said...

Just adorable, love that image and the cute ribbon!! Thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate (DT)

Dewi Lestari said...

Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: For a Child
Hugs
Dewi

Krafty Kows said...

It's a lovely card and a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Carol said...

What a sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Janice said...

Great image and a super card, thanks for sharing it with us at Divas and an OBAG, Jx

Céline said...

really cute, love the image
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
hugs
céline

La Vikinga said...

Hi Mags; you also made a winter card - that must be a fashion I missed because I have seen several cute ones!

Thanks for participating in our "Use three of something"-challenge at Crafty
Ribbons! Don't miss we have fete week starting today! You can win a lot of ribbons...

http://blog.craftyribbons.com/post/Prize-raffle-tickets.aspx

La Vikinga, DT at Crafty Ribbons

karen said...

ah lovely card Mags, really fab layout too, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, karenx

karen said...

ah lovely card Mags, really fab layout too, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, karenx

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Hugs
Jayne

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello mags, just popping back with DT hat on.
Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at crafty ribbons.
Hugs Kelly

Sharon said...

So very cute! Adorable image and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon