Sunday, 22 January 2012

52 card challenge

I mentioned a while back and wanted to make some cards and sell them at work to raise funds for charity.  The 52 card challenge over on UKS seemed like a good idea to help build up some more stock.  This week I caught up on the first three challenges and added four more cards to the basket :)

The first was challenge was;
  1. Theme = New (new beginnings, baby, home or simply using new stash - the choice is yours!)
  2. Circles
  3. Scallops
I used some new stash (well the last lot I bought for my recent lay out), some circles on the transparency and the spotty card and my scallop border punch.  I enjoyed this so much I made two cards!

Week 2 was "Primary, hand made embellishment and journalling spot".  For this I had nearly finished the card and then realised I needed a handmade embellishment!  I wanted to use some of my mountain of blossoms so as my sewing machine was on the desk I played around and stiched them together, adding a button and some bakers twine to finish off.

The theme for Week 3 was "bunting, banners, pennants and flags". I dug through my kits until I found some with bunting in and threw this card together :)

I've just noticed all these cards seem to have the same pattern of a line across the middle and a flower/rosette on the left.  Not sure how that's happened!! Thanks to Natty for a great challenge.  Check out her blog here for more amazing cards.



KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous cards Jules - love your flower embellie on the middle card.

Karen x

Lynne said...

great cards and a really good way to get some cards made and stashed used up...I am tempted LOL!!

Dawn said...

Lovely Cards Julia, I plan to follow Natty's ideas too to make a box of cards for my Nan!

Helen said...

lovely cards

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Julia, I love them all and I especially adore the flower embellie on the middle card :)

Dee said...

Change is as good as a rest as they say. Love these :)

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