Saturday, 19 March 2011

Challenge 16 - Craft Your Days Away

It's my turn to set the challenge for the next two weeks at the Craft Your Days Away challenge blog and, as it will be Mother's Day in the UK on 3rd April, I have chosen the theme:

Mother's Day / For a Special Lady

We want to see some pretty, feminine creations this time to celebrate a special lady in your life.  Our sponsor for this challenge is our very own CYDA DT member Shelley whose on-line shop, One Stop Card Crafts, is offering a great £10 voucher for a lucky winner. 

And, don't forget that if you'd like the chance of being a Guest Designer with us, just add GD after your name on your entry.

Here's a side view of my card - I think that I've seen them called stair step cards or just step cards.  You can find the tutorial and sizing HERE at the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog - they are really easy to make and take hardly any paper too! 

The papers I have used are from Anna Griffin and the rubber stamped image is by Lili of the Valley.  It has been coloured with pro markers and I've added some Glamour Dust glitter.  The label is a shapeabilities die with some rub0ons to make the message.  The swirls die is a Sizzlit and all other bits are from my stash.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Mother's Day
The Stamp Man - Mother's Day/Floral
Art Impressions Stamps - Use punches (Woodware grass punch + dies & nesties)
Do you stack up? - Add a bow
Pink Gem Challenge blog - Anything but a square

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join in with us and Craft Your Days Away!



Unknown said...

Wow Amanda, this is fabulous, love the fold and the pretty colours xxx

Doreen said...

I love the design of this,just

cebelica said...

Awww, so cute. I love this card!

Sylvia x said...

beautiful card and i especially love the swirls and the sentiment bracket

sylvia xx

Hempsukka said...

Lovely card!

Unknown said...

That's a great fun way to use the folds

kitten DYSU team

jackiescrafts said...

A gorgeous card Amanda

Hugs Jackie x

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Gunn (Merete) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog,that`s kind.
I love this card. Great image and your folding is fab.
I also have to say that your crochet flowers are stunning. I am trying to teach myself to make some.
And I totally love this latest Teddy bear, it is so cute...
Wish you a great weekend.

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Amanda, love the card style and colours x


Hi Amanda
A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Miranda said...

fabulous card Amanda, gorgeous colours and details
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Amanda,
Hugz Fleur xXx

stampingmarianne said...

Such a beautiful stair step card!
The colors, the ribbon, the shine on the flowers! Beautiful!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Christine said...

Cute creation fab colours thanks for joining at A Gem of a chall.

smiles Christine xx

Jasmina said...

Waw such a beautiful card! In our country we celebrate Mother's Day on the 25th of March. Very interesting that you celebrate it on 3rd April. I just love to hear about different traditions in other countries.