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Monday, November 30, 2009

Montgonza's Monthly Card Challenges #3

Montygonza's Monthly Challenge #3

Tis the season to be Jolly... So I would like to make this month a festive challenge.
Use the sketch below but you can only use red and green (white or cream allowed).

It must be a new card created for this challenge.  You may combine with other challenges as long as the sketch design is maintained.  Below is my interpretation of the sketch I created. I will judge each card and pick a winner, I will also pick a top 5 in Order.

  Here is my card,

To Play along just add a link to your card creation on Mister Linky  below and mention Montygonza's Card Challenges in your blog.  I will go to your site and leave a comment so that you know when I have looked at your card

Please tell your friends about the challenge and play along.

Thanks for looking
Hope to see your creations
Keep Safe

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted for a while

I have actually hurt my shoulder and haven't been able to do any carding, so I am going crazy.  I have all these ideas buzzing around in my head and I am missing on some beautiful challenges.

I will probably be back to myself doing what I love best in next week.

Keep Safe

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - teen terrors

Hi everyone,

I am so excited as my Card for the SFTW was picked top 3!   I must admit I thought he was a spunk straight after I coloured him in.

This next card I made for the Cute Card Thursday challenge, where we had to create a card for a teenager.
I had already coloured the image in with copics and was looking for a great challenge to enter it in.

I am also adding this card into the TGF FFF challenge by Kadie where we aren't allow to use DP or any kind.
I used the corner punch and decorated it with bling (glitter) and added flowers for some effect.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Simon Says Animals

Hello Everybody,

I created this card for the Simon Says challenge.  We had to put an animal on the card with a Christmas Theme.  I didn't go a Christmas theme as I need a peaceful card for a Sympathy card.

The stamps are from the Flourishes Waterlily stamp set and the designer paper is from SU's Le Jardin series.
I coloured the waterlilies and fish in with copics and simply arranged them onto the card.

Thank you for looking

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I saw mummy kissing Santa Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

I made this card last night after promising my husband I would only just be a minute before I came to bed.  I started colouring in the cute TGF images with the xmas card in mind.  Then I couldn't stop I had to complete the card, post it on the TGF gallery.  Then I felt guilty so I went to bed and now posting it on the blog this morning.

I was inspired by Amy with one of her many gorgeous xmas cards.  The one that inspired this card is here. 
The computer generated verse got me thinking and I had two perfect TGF stamps for the song title. I coloured the couple with copics,  Then I printed out the verse and discovered the card layout I was going to do, wouldn't fit so I chose this layout with SU Designer papers.

This card fits perfectly for the Colour Create Challenge  -  red, green and White.

They look very cute.

Thank you for looking

Monday, November 16, 2009

Anya Ink and Stamping For the Weekend

Hi everyone.

I hope everyone is fine.  Over the weekend we were all totally wiped out in the heat it reached 34 at one stage.
I also wanted to invited everyone to join the Montygonza Monthly challenge this month.

Now onto the card...
This card was created for the two mentioned challenges.  At Anya Ink we had to create a boy card, so I chose my new TGF Limited addition Digi.    At Stamping for the Weekend the theme was anniversary and milestones.  So I chose the big event of turning 21.  It is not so significant theses days but back in the old days it meant you were official considered an adult able to drink alcohol and I think at one stage be able to drive.

The background Designer Paper is from Kaisercraft Grandiose and that basically chose my colour scheme.
The clock image is from Stamping Up!'s sense of time stamp set and the sentiment is computer generated.
I coloured in the sexy boy with Copics and to give the jeans the "jeans" look I used the colourless blender straigt after colouring to wipe of some of the ink.

I hope you enjoy this card.

Keep Safe

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wintery Glittery Christmas Card

I have combined two challenges for this card as they were very similar themes.  First one is for the Colour Create Colour Challenge of Blue, White and Silver, with added challenge of making it wintry.

The second Challenge was for the Cute Card Thursday which wants us to Glitter ourselves silly!

About the Card.
The ribbon is a sheer white ribbon with glittery silver balls, the images is VIVI from The Greeting Farm, and I have glittered her white fluff on her santa hat.  Her shoes and Bell are coloured silver.  The present ribbon is also coloured in silver   I coloured VIVI with copics.
The two brad are from SU and are silver.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Three Challenges in One Card

This is the first time I made a card for three Challenges.  I couldn't resist, the opportunity.

The sketch is for the Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge # 112
The colour scheme is for the Colour Dare Challenge where we had to use Really Rust, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip.
The theme is a masculine style Thinking of you card which fits nicely for The Simon Says Challenge.

Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #27

Over at Midnight Madness we had to follow another gorgeous sketch.  Below is the card I made for this sketch.

I coloured in the Miss Anya Stamp with copics in blue and green, a while back waiting for the right sketch and I found it.  I used Designer Paper from Stampin Up! and the flourish comes from the SU stamp set yummy.

Don't forget to challenge yourself and do my simple sketch at the top of my Blog.

Thanks for looking
Keep Safe

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anya Ink - Blue and Orange

I made this simple card for the Anya Ink #6 Blue and Orange Challenge.  I wanted to make a very simple card that would be suitable for a male. The images are from TGF's Down at the pond set.  I coloured the fish with copics.

Thank you for looking

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Wedding Card

Hi Everyone,

I bought these tins of flowers from Forever Flowers at the local Craft store and fell in love with them. The are perfect for wedding cards so I made one.

I used the Couple Stamp from The Greeting Farms's Cake Topper set and the sentiment from Wiff of Joy wedding sentiments.  I use the Stampin UP! Lace punch and Spellbinders for the borders.  I used Glitter glue to create sparkly balls around the sentiments to give it bling.   Copics were used to colour the image.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #85

This is my first Cute Cad Thursday Challenge and we had to create a card using only primary colours - Blue, Yellow and Red.

Immediately thought of The Greeting Farms' MacSplendid Stamps and created the card below.

I used Copics and SU Markers to colour her in and copics for the chickens.  The sentiment is from SU's All year Cheer set.  The Paper is Red Riding Hood and Saffron Designer paper from SU. 

Thank you for looking
Keep Safe

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I have my Anya Ink Mojo on!

Hello everybody,

Well yesterday we had the Melbourne Cup the race that stops the nation and we had a public holiday to celebrate. For me it meant getting a new workspace for my cards.

I have decided to combine two challenges today.  I have followed the Mojo Sketch #111 and at Anya Ink we had to do Paper Tole which I have done with Wendy from The TGF stamp set.

This photo demonstrated the paper tole technique where you layer the picture to create a 3d image. I am wondering if I should've coloured each layer, so I don't get the white layers.

thank you for looking and don't for get to play along with Montygonza's Monthly card Challenge.

Keep Safe

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Winner of Montygonza's Monthly Card Challenge NOV 09

Well it that time again when I have to announce the top 5 winners of the monthly card challenge.  Thank you ladies for participating and support my fledgling Challenge Blog.  I was very impressed with the talent of those that made the cards for this sketches.  It was hard to split you all, but I have chosen the Top 3 and ranked them in order.  I have a blinkies for you to put on your blogs and could the winner email me so I can sent of the laundry - Hope and Grace stamp.

1st Amy
2nd Tracey  
3rd Juyle

Congratulations Ladies you all did wonderfully and I love seeing all your takes on my sketch.