Sunday, 12 October 2008

Papertake weekly no stamping challenge!

I can't believe I went for the no stamping option for the papertake weekly challenge. I've been using stamping somewhere or another on every card lately so thought I would challenge mself to do a card without any stamping, not even a sentiment! I saw this idea for the snowman topper in a christmas magazine from last year and wasn't able to do it last christmas as I only got my cuttlebug on christmas day. So I dusted off my magazine and have given it a go. I actually really like this topper, he is soo sweet!

Snowman topper made by embossing several bits of different coloured CS with the snow sledding folder. I cut out the nose, body and arms and paper peiced them together. Chalk added for rosy cheeks and doodled black eyes. Small snowflake punched out of glitter CS and added to snowman body with an adhesive gem. Adhesive gems also added to snowflakes on the left of the topper. Snowman sentiment cut from blue CS and distressed with emery board. All CS used is coredinations. Background snowflake paper was free with this months papercraft inspirations. White organza ribbon across the center of the card. I was a bit stuck when it came to the sentiment, what with not being able to use a stamped sentiment. So I opted for peel off's. Now, I am not a big fan of peel off's, but I have loads from when I first started crafting (as I'm sure we all have!). I coloured the border peel off's with permanent pink and purple markers, and to be quite honest I don't think they look all that bad now that they match the colour scheme of the card. They won't be making a reqgular appearance on my cards though!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. My mum is coming to visit me this afternoon and she has just got a cuttlebug, so I have a feeling I will be giving her demonstrations on how to use the embossing folders and die's!

Vicky x

14 comments:

Han said...

Fab card it is a hard one no stamping but you have done a great job xx

CraftyC said...

A great card Vicky, I think nearly all my cards are stamped, would be hard not to!
Clairex

Nessie said...

Fab card,I think the peeloffs are effective on your card. I am not a huge fan either, but I think they are quite useful for quick sentiments etc...

I am also a stamping addict!!!

Nessie ;(

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is a beautiful card Vicky, loving the colours you've used. Hugs Linda x

Tara said...

Oh I absolutely love this card Vicky, it's adorable! I bet it was hard not to use stamping but you've definitely managed to make something fab! xx

Sarita said...

Hi Vicky,

What a fab job you have done with this card-really effective xxx

gina said...

lovely card, you have done well not stamping anything :)
Gina xxx

Bev said...

Brilliant card Vicky. I bottled out of this challenge, don't think I could do a card that wasn't stamped lol.

hugs Bev x

NGCARDS said...

wow this is brill, so proud of you for taking the no stamping action! I haven't gone without stamps for a while I dont know how I'd manage!! hehe
Very cute card =) xxx

Rach said...

a fabulous card Vicky, such lovely colours.xx

Sue said...

Hi Vicky, well done for doing the 'no stamps' challenge. I was struggling to come up with any ideas, so gave up. You've done a fab job, and that snowman is very cute. Sue.x

Karen said...

Hi Vicky,

What a great card - it makes a nice change from stamping doesn't it. The colours you have used are wonderful.

I have been tagged and am now passing it on to some of my fellow "Sugar Babes", we must be the luckiest people around.

Thought it would be a good way to get to know each other a bit more.

Karen x

steph said...

That's gorgeous! I love what you've done with the CB snowman! Fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Sue said...

Oops Vicky, forgot to say the embossing folder I used on my FF card a Cuttlebug called 'Just my Type'. It has four different borders in the pack. I got mine from cutting edge crafts. sue.x