Friday 26 February 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog DT Card #9

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog already, but it is, and what a fabulous theme we've got for you this time.
Celebrate Your Creativity by trying something that takes you out of your comfort zone! Try a technique or product or fold/design that you've been shying away from or haven't done/used as often as you would like.
Now, those of you who make regular visits to my little part of the WWW will know that I'm NOT very adventurous, especially with different folds and techniques (stick to what you know, being my motto) but faced with the terror of incurring Ann's wrath (JOKE!) I went for it.
It's probably not something I'd repeat, unless it was for a very special card, but actually it was fairly painless, thanks to this fab tutorial from Leann.

Card Details:
* Image - Crafty Ann's 'Cupcakes'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Crafty Ann's Polished Brights - Earth 'Light Olive'
* Nestabilities - Scalloped Octagons
* Sentiment - PC generated
* Everything else from my stash

Well, you all seemed to enjoy the last challenge and I certainly enjoyed visiting and seeing your wonderful creations. What a varied selection you provided too, with your food, music and love themes.
Do pop over and check out who the lucky winner is, and don't forget to mark your entries if you'd like to be considered as a guest designer.
Most importantly, just have fun and don't forget you've got 2 weeks until the next challenge, so lots of time to try out all those new techniques!


Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, the just go for it method...Chrissie, it's my daily mantra...I'm incapable of over thinking! Lovely card you made, should I say 'sweet'.

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Chrissie, love the fold and those colours are brilliant
Beryl x

Janette said...

Your card is lovely Chrissy, the colours complement each other perfectly and the fold looks great. I must give it a try sometime.

Ann Whitfield said...

I love the colours you've used here Chrissie, this card has a soft, gentle feel to it - and I wouldn't have thought that possible with an image of cupcakes! I've never used this image myself - despite having drawn it and it's because I can never think of what I might use cupcakes for. And then I saw this....I think you've just inspired me out of my comfort zone! Thank you :o)
Ann x

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card Chrissie,I love the fold you have

Beryl said...

Lovely card Chrissie. Loving the colours and most of all - those cupcakes.
Beryl xx

mckinkle said...

Fab card Chrissie, it looks too good for you not to do anymore of them!
Love the colours youve chosen too.
Keryn x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a beautiful card Chrissie and I love the colours you've chosen. Haven't tried that fold so must nip over to Leann's and have a go.

Love Sheila xxxx

Annie said...

such a pretty card and delicious cup cakes!
hugs, annie x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful Chrissie - I love your card fold!

Anonymous said...

Lovely I just Love cupcakes!!... There is a surprise waiting for you on the ABC Christmas blog... you might wanna stop by asap Samantha :0)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, I um'd and ah'd about using the cupcake image but wasn't sure so went for the stream!! I know what you mean about sticking to what you know as I can be a bit like that at times. Your card you have made is very beautiful and worth every minute spent on it.

Thank you for allowing me to be a Guest Designer this month. I have really enjoyed it – even if the second challenge well and truly took me out of my comfort zone. It’s been nice to see how everyone else interpreted the challenge and I’ve kept saying “why didn’t I think of that?”. Thanks for the opportunity.

Take care and my best wishes, Kym xxx

iReneM said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Chrissie.
Of course it may be the colours that I like best - or maybe the lovely coloured cupcakes - or even the shape - just love it all :-)


Jane's Blogs said...

A very pretty card in gorgeous colours.

Jane xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card Chrissie and well worth coming out of your comfort zone. Cathy xxxxx