Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Creative Cottage Challenge 31 - Shaped Cards

Do you ever wish there was more hours in the day? Yeah well if there was at the moment then that would be cool as I haven't had any time to craft lately! I'm hoping to have a bit of me time this weekend so will be able to get creative and do a bit of blog hopping, about time too!

The Creative Cottage Challenge this fortnight is 'Shaped Cards' and the theme has been chosen by the super talented Tracy, who owns and runs The Creative Cottage Shop. I've taken an easy option by doing a hexagone shaped card, but you could do an easel card, multiple-fold card etc... check out the DT girls' cards for more inspiration ideas. I've used the lovely Home Sweet Home digi kit from The Creative Cottage and have gone all out on the stitching. Here's a close up...

The little sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, and the cute flowers are punched out using my Nellie Snellen punches, again! I'm entering my card into the challenge at:
Fab n Funky - Animal Magic (Birdie in tree)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Ribbons & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - BINGO! My line is 'Punch/Flowers/Gems'
There's a fab new kit up for grabs this week to the lucky winner called Bradley Bee, here's a quick card I made with this kit to give you an idea...

I'm entering Bradley Bee into the challenge at
Wild Orchid Challenge - Let's get sentimental
Why not join us this fortnight and take a trip out of your comfort zone and make something other than a square or rectangular card?


Lau W said...

Coucou ! C'est original de réaliser une carte hexagonale, j'aime beaucoup ta création !
Tout comme toi, je voudrais des journées un peu plus longues :-))
Oh des nuits plus longues aussi, notamment le w-e, je suis adepte des grasses matinées hihi !
Bisous !

Vixx handmade cards said...

Shelly your cards are gorgeous hun and I just love your stitching :o)
Cute wee bee too and fab papers!!

Hope you are well sweetie!

Hugs Vicky xx

Dianascarlett said...

First one is so warm and cozy, gives such a fantaztic feeling, and the bee-aww... cutie!!!

Rebekah said...

Fab work Shelly both your cards are stunning! I love all the stitching effect on the 1st and just a great job with Bradley on the 2nd, thanks for the eye candy in Mr Buble aswell lol! hugs Rebekah xx

andrea said...

Bradley bee is so cute gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Catherine said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS Sweetie ! Love the shape and the stitching on the first one and the second one made me smile ! Love the DP and the doodling too ! Too cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Tracy said...

these are both fabulous Shelly, love all the detail and gorgeous designs. hugs Tracy x

joey said...

Hiya Shelly

two fabulous cards, I love the bee!

Joey xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Shelly, love the shape and detail on the first card and Bradley Bee is such a bright cheery card...thanks for the tip on taking pix of easel cards will practice on the next one :) Donna x

Sharon said...

What an adorable card.
Thanks for joining in the animal magic challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Mandy said...

Shelly both your cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love the stitching and the sweet images on the first one, and the Bee is super cute.
Thanks for joining us to play Bingo at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

Faye said...

I scrolled down to leave a comment on the fabby shaped card and then got the bug surprise. Both wonderful. xxx