Sunday, 26 January 2014

Dream Valley DT Challenge #74 - No Designer Paper

For the new challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox please scroll down to the previous post. Thanks!

Hello again, my dearios! We have another challenge at Dream Valley and this time it's No Designer Paper. Our lovely sponsor is Freckled Fawn who are offering a $20 voucher to spend at their store! You really have to go there and drool over their fabulous washi tape!!

Well, I don't know about you, but I found this challenge quite hard - every idea I had needed to be revised! It's not just that I couldn't use dp to mat and layer, I couldn't use it for embellishments or paper piecing, either!

Thank goodness for embossing folders!

I used a Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts folder to emboss the background, then went over it lightly with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I cut the 2 hearts with an X-cut die. Henry Mouse hugging Heart is a stamp from Whiff of Joy and I used Promarkers to colour him. (List below.) The heart has been Glossy Accented. I fussy cut him and added him with foam pads.

The banner is cut from a stamp in Lawn Fawn's 'Bannerific' stamp set, I coloured the flags with Worn Lipstick, stamped with Woodware 'Oriental Alphabet' letters, and the heart is a gem from stash. They are also added with foam pads.

The ribbon came with a box of chox at Christmas and the flowers are all by Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaves are cut with a Woodware punch.

I'm pleased to say that every part of the card was made with large and small snippets! So I am entering Pixie's Snippets Playground after a long absense. (I've got a note from me Mum, honest, Miss!)

Have a look at my teamies' fab and clever work, then set yourself the challenge of No Designer Paper and see what you can make! :)

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan; Salmon, Baby Pink, Pastel Pink; Crimson, Berry Red, Lipstick Red


Unknown said...

Awww that's adorable Mags! It is difficult without DPs isn't it!


Joey said...

Mags this is so sweet, great image and I just love your layout. Joey xx

Di said...

Hi Mags! Note fully accepted - just so long as you help with manning the pumps in the Playground :)

I totally adore this card - you came back with a real beauty. Henry Mouse is so cute and so much beautiful detail too.

Hugs, Di xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Aw! what a cutie mouse. Love the hearts and the flowers, in fact everything.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, adorable image and such beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image.....fab

Mrs A. said...

See! It wasn't that bad after all to not use any d.p.
Your card is full of lovely layering and that mouse looks so cheeky hugging his heart. Hugs Mrs A.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beautiful card, I really love this! great embossing, and heart layers and flowers, and a gorgeous image to top it all off! Really a great one!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, sweet image and pretty colours.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

No designer paper??!!! I'm having palpitations just thinking about it. You done did good though! You don't know the absence of designer paper on this card because there are so many other fabulous things to look at--the die cutting, the wee banner, the embossed and sponged hearts, all the fancy flowers, the ribbon and of course the cute image. You rocked it.

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags this is a gorgeous card! You did a great job without any pretty paper!
Hugs Lynsey x

mags said...

This is gorgeous Mags. Such a cute image and love how you have embellished it. I must admit I struggle sometimes with not using DP.

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.stunning details and layers and i love sweet henry :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww this is one of my all time favourite stamps, Henry is such a cutie & I love what you have done with him!
Hugs Shell xx

scrappymo! said...

The dies you used are lovely. The hearts and that sweet banner...I am drooling!
Cute little image too! Great card.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww beautiful card Mags!

Unknown said...

Awesome card Mags, love the WOJ image, think I have him as well, gorgeous without pattern paper...xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww this is absolutely gorgeous Mags! Love the touch of colour on your embossing and pretty flowers too!