2½ challenges in one

Ok – I toddled over to Dottie’s World to see what the latest challenge was as I had just coloured two George images ready for my friend’s twins’ birthdays.

This week all you have to do is use one of the Charmed downloads BUT (there’s awlays a but isn’t there!) you have to combine it with one or more challenges from other challenge blogs! I think it’s great to combine challenges and I think it should be encouraged, so there you go, I’m encouraging you!

Right then … having been up at 3.30am I had had a prowl around blogland and spotted the new challenges but couldn’t think what on earth to combine it with! I also had to re-read the challenge blog conditions carefully cos at least one stipulated that it not be combined with any other challenges!!!

Eventually I came up with using sketch 11 from Sketch Saturday for both cards …

I followed the sketch adjusting the sizes to fit my card – I used papermania paper as the backing for the computer George and papermania blue card (which I stamped using the colorbox queues rain forest pigment inks I won recently from the first This Thursday challenge) using two different star stamps for the chef.

The ribbons were from my stash of oddments as was the corrugated card. The other two papers are from Dovecraft’s 6×6 designer paper pack for ‘ Birthday ‘.

Each card has two little terriers (from a Dovecraft punch) as a remembrance of their cairn terrier and this was what led to the ½ in the title above …

Cute Card Thursday this week has

Challenge 22
This week the theme is ‘The two of us’

We would like you to use two of something on your card, it could be 2 people, 2 animals or 1 of each, we love to see your own interpretation as always!

Now as the cards are for twins and they’ve got the two terriers on each then I thought I would cheekily enter both cards in their challenge too 🙂

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A Spoon Full of Sugar – “Challenge 8 One for the Girls”

A Spoon Full of Sugar – “Challenge 8 One for the Girls”

Now onto this weeks challenge
One for the Girls we had boys last week so we couldn’t leave out the girls,
We would like you to make a Girlie inspired card.
As of this week we now welcome you to use the cute Sarah Kay and High Hopes stamps in our challenges

Hurrah! I can enter this challenge using a card I made in the wee small hours after being woken by the thunder. And the reason I can enter is cos of the lovely Sarah Kay stamped image that Martine sent me as part of the blog candy I won 🙂

I used some pink pearlescent card and embossed a butterfly in the corner with my Fiskars Shape Boss, adding some pink gems and a pink Happy Birthday piece of sticky ribbon. I used some fab new papers I bought a while back and have just been sitting and looking at since!!! – Kate Knight Hint of Pink papers – to back the image and create a background.

I also made a pink flower from diecuts and added gems to that as well.

Here it is: