Friday, April 04, 2008

Challenge Me!



Two challenges from me today, so two more cards for the stock box and a tiny dent in the left over mountain.


My first challenge was the DCM one which has been set by Kathy this week.

So without further ado, here's my tiny little challenge for this week
Shrink to Fit
I used to be able to make cards with lots of "white space" around the designs, but lately when I've tried to do this my cards just look sooooo naked!
So this week I'd like you to think small - not small cards, but small spaces of embellishment on regular sized cards.
You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain.



My simple card consists of a square of card embossed with baby feet (which I bought a couple of years ago from a craft shop in Cornwall!), a square of blue paper from Doodlebug and a silver charm tied to the card with pale blue ribbon. I don't usually use peel offs but I do quite like these tiny ones.
My second challenge is for Di Hickman's template challenge This is Di's template for this week

and this is my card

The card is gatefold covered with yet another Pink Petticoat paper. The flowers are Prima and the rest is off my desk.

Right, that's it from me today. I am still in h*******k mode for some strange reason, not like me at all, and we are going to see Dancing on Ice this evening. I am so looking forward to it.

Take care and have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to.

xx

27 comments:

Sue said...

Love the template card Jackie a great way to open it

Anice said...

Love both the cards..I must have a go at the Di Hickman this week! I'm not one for peel off either but I think you are right that small one is great!
Anice xx

Deb said...

Both beautiful cards, love the simple, uncluttered look of the first and the second is such a pretty colour.

Kaz said...

Both are lovely cards Jackie. I love that dummy embellishment.

Angie C said...

Ooh, what a beatiful card - love the colours you have used and the big flower looks scrummy

Anesha said...

Really lovley card, like the paper.

Nick said...

really lovely cards twinnie-particularly the baby one

Kathy said...

Oh Jackie this is just sooooooo cute, it looks really beautiful.

Love the sultry colours of the gatefold one too

Di Hickman said...

cute cards! love your take on the sketch! TFS!

Angelnorth said...

Two great cards Jackie - the baby one is sweet and simple and I love the gatefold on the second, makes it look really special.

Jukie said...

Beautiful cards!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Cute baby card Jackie, I love the little charm.

Mee said...

Both great cards :o)

Sarah said...

Jackie these are lovely!

Juliet said...

Both lovely and I especially like the baby feet embossing - it's so cute!

Rosanne said...

Love these cards! The baby one is just so sweet!

manicstamper said...

Beautiful cards Mrs...thanks for the award....you're so kind

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card! the white space actually helps to attract attention to the embellishment. Well done on the DCM Challenge

Judy said...

What a sweet DCM card, Jackie, my next project is a baby card, so gathering ideas for it!
JudyNZ

Penny said...

Your baby card is just so adorable, perfect!

Anesha said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Will post some items as soon as I get some made.

traciejane said...

gorgeous cards - I love them both, I must have a go at this sketch its great :-)x

Ella Bella said...

beautiful cards!

Jo said...

Fabulous card Jackie....the baby one is adorable!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card you made for the DCM challenge. I also like the one using the Di Hickman layout

Rachel said...

Oh I love what you did for DCM but that second card is gorgeous with that opening and the flower - love it to bits!!

I need to blog on over here more often :-)

Rachel

Jennifer Buck said...

Cute! Just love this fold!...and what a great layout. Thanks for sharing! ;)