Monday, 20 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 30 - around the world


Time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and this time we have the theme of 'around the world', so you can use anything as long as it obviously represents a country or continent in some way.

I feel like a total cheat with this card!  Partly because I went for a super easy option and chose an arctic (or is it antarctic?) theme... although I did go round and round in circles trying to decide what to do before I settled on this.  And also because there is no colouring on my card - I've used one of the new 'cute squares' from LOTV and just added lots of stickles to it.  For some reason it makes me feel really guilty using something I've not coloured myself!  But I've bought lots of these to help me get through the Christmas orders so I'll have to get used to them.... wow, it's so difficult to find papers to go with a pre-coloured image though, it took me ages!  These are some dovecraft ones from last year I think, with some shimmery gold cardstock from my stash.  Added a piece of whitewash coredinations embossed with a snowflake folder and sanded back, some MS punched snowflakes, a cuttlebug snowflake (cut down to make it smaller), blue card candy, ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.  Oh, and the LOTV squares are a perfect fit for the largest nestie scalloped square :o)

Bless hubby - when I showed him this card, he said 'well it's nice, and it'll speed up the orders, but the colouring doesn't look as good as yours' aww... he's totally biased of course... and knows nothing about colouring... but still aww!

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

43 comments:

  1. What a great card !! good luck with your challenge !!
    greetings, martina
    x

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  2. Ahh Lisa. This is so pretty and I love all the layering and the beautiful papers. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  3. Oh it's lovely, and your hubby is right lol! Fab layout. xx Jenny xx

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  4. Gorgeous card - good luck with the challenges x Susan x

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  5. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about it but totally agree with your hubby! Bless him! Mine doesn't even look when i show him ar ask for an opinion, I just get "Yeah s'nice"! The stickles really lift the image. Fab again hun! xx

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  6. Oh this is so beautiful and the colours are fabulous!!! I think I will be using some pre coloured images this year!!
    xx

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  7. Oh Dear, I thought we were the ones that were most critical about our cards but to get hubbys doing it is a bit of downer, I think youve done a brilliant job of using the toppers on your card, the only surgestion I could give is perhaps using My Craft Studio graphics program to make your own papers if your not happy with bought ones. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. Gorgeous!! Lovely job with the stickles, just makes this card topper more beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

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  9. Hello Lisa

    A stunning card, with fabulous papers.
    What a great idea to use pre-coloured images, your papers match so well.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

    irene
    Bah!Humbug!

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  10. Hubby obviously knows the truth LOL!
    Don't feel guilty about using 'ready to go' supplies. Sometimes we just have to or we'd never manage! Thak ou for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  11. This is a beautiful card and yep, it's the Arctic (I had to google it, lol). I know what you mean about feeling guilty when you don't do your own colouring though but needs must. xx

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  12. Great card and how sweet is your hubby...aaawwww...bless....good luck with the challenges.xx

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  13. Stunning card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with Just Cute Bears challenge this week. Hugs Ali x

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  14. It's looks great and there is no reason to feel guilty at all.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  15. Hi Hun
    aww this is gorgeous, beautiful scene, luv all the sparkle, lovely papers & design, sue,x

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  16. What a beautiful card! Love everything about it hun! Your blog is fab - just wish I had found it before now! Looking forward to working with you on CCM, Sheila:)X

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  17. Aww what a sweet hubby. This is a lovely card but I know what you mean when you are used to stamping and colouring yourself. Love the layers. Marianne x

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  18. This is simply stunning! An absolutely beautiful card xx

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  19. Fabulous card Lisa, adore this image. Great layout, gorgeous colours and love the snowflakes 'n' card candy too!

    Thank you for joining us at Just Cute Bears :)
    Kelly.x

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  20. HI Lisa
    This is some piece of work!
    Fantastic
    Thanks for all your effort and joining us at TG this week
    Love sarah XXX

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  21. aw lisa, this is really stunning.a gorgeous image and i love all the sparkle :)

    xx coops xx

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  22. Gorgeous card Lisa. Love that image. I know what you mean about trying to find DP to go with these pre-coloured images - I've been there too lol.

    Thanks for joining us at TG and JCB this week.

    Kat xx

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  23. Gorgeous card....love the cute LOTV image you have used and like you say these are perfect if having to make a load of quick cards...i think i need to invest in some :0)....thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears....

    Take care
    San x

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  24. Hi Lisa what a lovely card, your image is just so so cute what a wonderful Christmas Card. Your colours go perfect together and it's a great take on Arlana's wonderful sketch.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and good luck.
    Kathie SSW

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  25. Beautiful card. I love the sparkle, the snowflakes, everything. Thanks for playing with us at Just Cute Bears.

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  26. Oh MY this is stunning and i just love that image! fab card
    Hugs Di xxxx

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  27. Gorgeous card and the papers and colors are just perfect together! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  28. What a great Christmas card! I love how you paired the image with your DPs! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika - SSW

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  29. Fantabulous card, Polar bears live in the Arctic :o)
    Jackie xx

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  30. Awww, this is beautiful. So cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  31. Such a beautiful card. Love the wintery image and all your added detail. Thanks for playing alomg @SSW!!!

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  32. Fantastic card and such a fab image you have used...perfick for this weeks transport challenge...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  33. This is just beautiful. Very hot (yet chilly-heehee). LOVE the layers in that sketch and all the bling. And holy cow, that sentiment is perfect for that cute image ! wonderful.

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  34. Gorgeous Christmas card, great colours & layering. Thanks for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve.

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  35. This is fantastic, great image. Thanks for playing at SSW this week!

    Jenny T.

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  36. Gorgeous, goregous card. Love all the blues. Vewry stunning!
    Nancy SSW

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  37. Ooooooooh - what a beauty! I love it and there is no reason to feel guilty! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

    Deanne :)

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  38. This is such a gorgeous card Lisa ! The image is so so sweet ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

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  39. oh wow this is a great card, love the layout, and design papers.
    Thank you for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week,
    Good luck!

    Hugs Nina

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  40. Sorry it's taken me so long to get round.

    This is just lush. It makes me shiver looking at it with all that sparkly snow and the layout is devine.

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

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  41. Your husband is not biased, he is totally correct. Your colouring is amazing but here is so much detail in this card anyway. Love what you have done with the card candy on the snowflake die cuts.

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