Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another Challenge Card

I have been brave and taken up another Challenge. This one was from one of my favourite on-line Scrapbooking shops, Bizzy Bec's over in Western Australia.
A few months ago Rebecca set up a monthly competition for her customers who placed orders in that month. A challenge was set up for either a colour scheme or a specific layout and this month's challenge was for a specific card layout. Here is my card entry.

As it was a layout with 6 different elements, I made a square card to fit them all in.

The layout called for-
diagonally co-ordinating squares in a contrasting colour to the base card,
a matted rectangle in a darker colour with a co-ordinating ribbon around it,
a central image matted on a frame (either plain or scalloped edge),
a circular greeting.

I matched some glittered floral Christmas paper with some SU cardstock then stamped the main image and the greeting using SU sets from the main 2008 catalogue and the Spring Mini catalogue.

The Very Vanilla base card looked too stark against the printed paper and the co-ordinating cardstock, so I stamped little flowers in green on those two squares which did the trick and added the finishing touch!

Once it was all assembled, I added some glitter to the tree and the ribbon to match the glittered floral paper.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:-
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Old Olive,Garden green
Stamp sets - Season of Joy, Merry Merry
Ink - Ruby Red
Ribbon - Old Olive grosgrain

Non- SU supplies:- Floral Christmas paper, Kindy Glitz - Crystalline

Now I'll have to wait for the results of the competition. I was lucky enough to win 3rd prize in
Bec's challenge in September so will see what happens this time.

I hope to set up a gallery of my cards for you all to look at and this will feature my previous entries in these competitions. Stay tuned - it won't happen overnight, but it will happen ! LOL

Thanks for visiting.


  1. WOW what a lot of elements to fit into 1 challenge - beautiful job Ramona

  2. I love this festive Christmas card! Fun layout and colors. Awwwww, and the bling! Yes!!! :)


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