Simon’s Triple Challenge – Number 2 (real post this time)

March 21, 2008 at 12:22 am (Challenge, Hidden Depths, Moo, Skinny) (, , , , , )

Right, having spent 2 days getting it how I wanted, I have to start again!!

I have made a slight change to the challenge: there will still be three themes – but you will get to choose which of the themes you want to use.

The projects stay the same:

 Moo Cards

Skinny Cards

Hidden Depths

(Check out the first challenge for details)

The themes this week all begin with the letter P





You can explore these with whatever techniques and products you have.

Here are my samples:

Moo Cards – Punctuation

Punctuation Moos

The bases of these were scraps of SEI papers from other projects.  I used CACTUS PINK chipboard for the embellishments.  Two are finished with pearly embossing powder, the question mark is ink followed by Glossy Accents.  All very simple to do and a great way to use up scraps.

Skinny Cards – Presents and Passion

Skinny - Presents

The Present skinny is a piece of purple/red card stock with an overall stamped design to look like wrapping paper.  I then tied some thin ribbon and attached a stamped tag – simple – but effective – I hope. 

Skinny - Passion

The Passion skinny is Parisian Passion.  I stamped a couple of images from a Crafty Individuals stamp.  The card is embellished with torn strips of paper, a brad and a length of velvet ribbon.  Quite rich and passionate – I thought!

Hidden Depths – Purple Passion

Outside of Passion HD

Another bit of thrifty crafting.  I cut the base from the cover of my SEI pink and purple pad and altered the outside with Dusty Concord and Worn Lipstick distress inks.  I added a metallic Prima flower for texture.

Inside of Passion HD

The inside is three panels of UTEE over inks – the middle panel has a Craft Individuals dragonfly stamp and the right hand panel has a Drama Queen tag.

Something a bit different.

I hope you enjoy playing and look forward to seeing the results


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Simon’s Triple Challenges – Number 2

March 21, 2008 at 12:03 am (Challenge, Hidden Depths, Moo, Skinny) (, , , , , , )


This just managed to delete itself…

Got to start again from scratch…

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Skinny Challenge – Number 1

March 6, 2008 at 11:56 pm (Challenge, Skinny) (, , )

I have slightly broken the rules with my skinnies

The base is 3in by 5in and should be decorated with the card in a portrait orientation.

I have done one portrait and one landscape – I am such a rebel.

CSF Skinnies can be either way – there, I have said it.

The first challenge theme is


You can choose to interpret it literally (images of playing) or do what I did and use this challenge to explore a few new techniques or products.

The first sample is a lovely Penny Black cat trio stamp which I stamped (using Brown Staz-on) over a background of alcohol inks (I have had these for ages and never used them).  I finished the card with some paper scraps and a blast of glimmer mists.

Skinny 1

The second is a Tilda!  Stamped on a background of Radiant Rain Dabbers – really lovely pearly inky paints.  A blast of sapphire Glimmer Mist created a nice dabbled effect.  I added a handwritten title block (the stamp reminds me of my niece)

Skinny 2

Enjoy playing and come back in a fortnight. 

Don’t forget to leave a comment with a link to your creations

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Coming Soon!

February 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm (Challenge, Moo, Skinny) (, , )

Next week will see the launch of 3 new challenges! 

Yes – 3!

1 will be a regular fortnightly Moo card challenge

1 will be a regular fortnightly Skinny challenge

and the other…

well, you will just have to wait and see!

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