Sunday, 21 January 2018

A Trio of Sunday Challenges

Hi there friends, I'm rather pleased with myself ... having a couple of non-design team specific cards to share with you today for a change! The benefit of our cold, snowy, wet English weather meant a good excuse to escape to my craft room.

First up, I'm super excited to have found time (just) to enter the new 'Twofer Card Challenge' with these cards. I thought I'd find this challenge a breeze as I love making TWO-fers on my blog but this took some thought to come up with 2 completely different designs and occasions. I hope these generalised ones count!

The theme, as you'll see from the Cue Card below is 'Feathers' ... Easy I thought, thinking of my gorgeous WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers stamp set and dies then I realised I'd have to get out of my comfort zone and whip up 2 completely different ways to use it. 

Here I created a very random pattern of the smaller feathers using Altenew Inks, in some cheery bright colours, to cover the whole card front ... yikes I'm used to more 'white' space than this but it's quite fun stepping outside of my usual 'box'. Using a Uniko Christmas set; Rustic Christmas I added the little birds randomly to the pattern. To finish a die-cut hugs from my stash, coloured with Promarkers and Winked with Stella on a stitched rectangle with a 'sending' sentiment also from Uniko.

This one uses a Brusho off-cut extravaganza! I just love these colours, yet when using Brusho you never quite know how it'll turn out. This time using the matching dies to the WPlus9 set I die-cut some feathers, adhered them to a stitched rectangle with a strip of the brusho panel to the right. The 'For Your Kindness' is from the Fanciful Florals stamp set and the die-cut Thanks also by WPlus9.

I'd also like to link these up in 2 Simon Says Stamp Challenges ... The SSS Monday one is Birds of a Feather, with the SSS Wednesday one 'Add a Sentiment'

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you've had a fun crafty day too.



  1. Oooh. It must take a lot of patience to do that background and a great idea adding the little birds. It makes a cheerful card. Brushos are on my wish list; love the color in the feathers and the side piece. Lovely cards.

  2. Sarah, these are just wonderful!! I'm so glad you found this challenge; your cards are a great addition to the gallery! LOVE the colors and the designs for both cards, and those feathers are amazing. Don't ask me to pick one over the other - they're both such sweet cards! Hope to see you in the gallery next month, too, and thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

  3. You did a great job on the Twofer
    Challenge! I really like the second card!
    I find myself having a hard time making CAS
    cards :-)

  4. Fabulous designs! Love your background design and the addition of the tiny birds for accents. And the Brusho colors are so amazing. I've never used those but can see they create really wonderful patterns. Love those awesome blues and greens!

  5. The colors combination is brilliant. Loved both the cards, the first one is my favorite

  6. I'm so glad you got a chance to play around in your craft room just for fun (but sorry about your weather!) to make these two beautifully designed cards, Sarah! Your colors really are sensational for both! For a lottsa-white-space girl, you did a fantastic job designing your DSP for the first card and your Brushos made such pretty feathers and border panel on your second! I love that extra touch which added more interest! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing in my first Twofer Card Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. love how you used the feathers Sarah, beautiful cards, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  8. Love your bright and colourful cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x


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