Saturday 5 August 2023

Card Making & Paper Craft challenge - Wk 16 Anything Goes

Welcome back to our card making & paper craft challenge!

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So let's get to the inspiration for today's new Card Making & Paper Craft challenge...

Wendy - Hi everyone! How adorable is Winnie Mermaid Mermazing - Octopus Kisses! She's part of the Winnie Mermaid Mermazing bundle. Winnie is one of my all time favorites, and as a mermaid, she's so much fun! I drew some kelp and coral to give this already fabulous image a simple background, and colored it with my Copic markers.

Copic Colors:
Water - BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15
Sand - E31, E34, E37, E43
Seaweed - (G21, G82, G85) (YG61, YG63, YG67)
Coral - YR12, YR15, YR18
Rock - N1, N3, N5, N7, (barnacles E42, E43, E44)
Hair - BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, V09
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13
Tail - Y11, YR23 (tip2tip Y11 and YR23), YR24, YR27, YR44, White Gel Pen
Flowers - (R20, R21, R22, Y23) (Y000, Y11, Y23)
Octopuses - (V20, V22, V25, V28, V99) (G21, G82, G85, BG96) (B91, B93, B95, B99)
Starfish - (YR00, R20, R21, R22) (BG23, BG15, BG18) (YR12, YR15, YR18, Y08) (E51, E53, E55) (BV01, BV02, BV04)
I hope you play along with us today. I can't wait to see what you create! Thank you for looking

Judy: My DT project for this week's challenge is "sweet treat"themed. I have used 2 digis from the Coffee, Tea and Cake. Latte Coffee Cup and Cherry Chocolate Sundae Cupcake.
The coffee cup was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the cupcake was colored with Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut both images and popped with foam tape onto a strip of patterned paper from Coffee, Tea and Cake Paper Pattern Bundle.I added a die cut heart to the coffee cup. The sentiment was printed from Coffee, Tea and Cake Greetings.
Melanie - For my image today I have used the Lil Miss Mermaid pre-coloured image and for my background I've used two sets of papers from the Noodle Panda set 2 printable papers. To complete the card I used the 'Hope your special day is a really great splash' from the Winnie Mermazing Mermaid quotes and sentiments bundle and added some clear circle and heart bubbles to complete my scene. I just adore how the papers coordinate nicely with the colours of the mermaid. Hope you like it and happy crafting!x

Natalia - We are slowly preparing again for Christmas, although summer is with us now. So today we have holidays in July. I've made two small tags with penguins. They were colored with water markers, and I used Distress Inks for the background. Very simple to make. They will look beautiful as Christmas tree decorations, or we can decorate our gifts with them.

 Pam - Our challenge this week was Ocean or Mermaid and I've selected the Zodiac Pisces Fish for my Ocean scene. I love how they are elegantly drawn and have been anxious to work with them for a while. I made an underwater cave-like scene then added a glittery matting and a fishy paper from Polkadoodles Mermazing Ocean Craft Paper pack. Instead of a bow, I finished the card front with this unique brad that is a bottle with a heart - perfect for this fishy couple celebrating in the middle of the ocean!

Kim S - I had to pick WINNIE of course. I created a set of 5, yes 5 cards using the Winnie Mermazing digital super bundle. I also created a purse to put the cards and the envelopes into for gifting to that somebody special. And finally a Winnie Mermaid tag which i created with one of the coloured Winnie Mermazing printables.  I coloured all my Winnie Digis with my Copic Markers. And added Aurora Borealis jewels to each card for some added sparkle. My paper selections come from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles 2, 4,7 and 10 as well as the Zodiac/Horoscope Collection and Winnie Mermazing ....More pictures of the individual cards will be available on my Instagram page

Enrica - Who is greedy? raise your hand! Personally I should raise two...For my card this week I used two sweet digital stamps from the Coffee Tea and Cake Release, Cherry Chocolate SundaeCupcake and Mocha Coffee Cup colored with Copic. The background, the sentiment and the embellishments are from the Barista Coffee/Cake bundle kit, love how these sets match perfectly together!

Jane – I have used this beautiful mermaid from the CORAL collection and she is called NARWHAL WHALE. I coloured her with Copics and added a ‘splash’ background with pigment powders. The sentiment is from STARFISH & SANDCASTLES which I VERY roughly cut into a splashy shape.

Wow! Such fun projects & so many great ideas from the team this week - thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration, ladies!

Over to our winners from

Card Making & Paper Craft challenge 15...

Our main Random Winner is...

You won 3 digital Stamps from Polkadoodles - congratulations!

Email us with the SKU & NAME or link of the 3 digital stamps you would like to receive. Please email us HERE, quoting the following code PGWK16001 to claim your prize of 3 free digital stamp downloads (no bundles) from the digi store - Claims must be received by 11/08/23. 

Our Top 3 favourite picks for this challenge are....

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  1. Many thanks for choosing my card into the top 3 and I will show the badge on my blog. Also congrats to the other top 3 and to the winner.
    Hugs, Wilma ☺☺☺

  2. Thanks for the offer of the random winner. Unfortunately I did not see it in time. Congratulations to everyone! Rosi x


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