Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Festive Friday Challenge

Did someone say AWOL!!

Yes, I have been offline for what feels like forever. The kids and Hubby had all been sick for about 2 weeks solid and then I was super busy organising everything for the my new Catty launch .

But I do have some super news. I recently joined the Festive Friday Design Team... I know, how exciting!!! The Challenges can be found over on the super talented blog of Nicole Derendorf. Not only is she a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator, but also an amazing card maker. So go and check out her blog here!!!

Now, I have been on the team for the past two weeks, but haven't posted any of my cards here.... AWOL I know. So I'll show you both my entries and then I'll be up to date and I can show you my new one, this coming Friday.

So, the first Festive Friday challenge was a Fathers Day card using brads. The first thing that came to mind were pinwheels. Three, to be exact.

I made each pin wheel a different size, to represent my three kiddies. I then had a brainwave to use my Simply Scored to score the "sticks" on.

I really loved this card, but unfortunately it never got to hubby. I took it outside to photograph and forgot to bring it back in...

No it wasn't the wind, but my doggy. She obviously didn't appreciate being left out. Thank goodness she didn't eat the brads!!

The next Festive Friday Challenge was a colour challenge. And I found this one sooo hard. We had to use Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Not Quite Navy!!

Now don't get me wrong. I hate the traditional Christmas colours of red and green, but this was so hard. Anyway, after much stamping and cutting. I actually came up with a card I'm really happy with.

The background is half stamped in Cherry Cobbler and half embossed in Iridescent Ice. I decided on using just a little of the non-christmassy colours and more on the Cherry Cobbler... I was also dying to use some of the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine too :-)

So, those are my two festive Friday cards so far. The next challenge is on Friday, so why don't you pop on over and join us. It's a great way to get some of your Christmas cards done early!!

Have Fun,

Ingredients - Fathers Day Card
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Paper Stacks.
Stamp set: Best Dad
Other: Antique Brads, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Simply Scored.

Ingredients - Christmas Card
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Joy of the Season (R)
Other - Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Iridescent Ice, Versamark Pad, Rhinestones


  1. super cards!! your first one was s cute! too bad your dog ate it!! believe me that has happened to me too!

  2. Welcome to the team! Both of your cards are great - shame your dog ate your fathers day card! I love the subtle sparkle you have added for your colour combo... I was so thankful I didn't get this challenge as those colours would freak me out! Guess that why it's a challenge though. Have a good one :)