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Monday, 25 June 2012

TWO CHALLENGES

Hellow Fellow Bloggers

First of all I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my latest followers, it is a pleasure to have you follow my little blog!

I normally enter these two challenges separately but as I only had Sunday to craft I did both on the same day.

1)  Penny Black Saturday Challenge - (http://pennybfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/) the challenge is 'Fly the Flags' where you can enter flags, banners or bunting and this is my entry:


The papers are from Papermania, the Candi from Craftwork Cards and the stamp is Penny Black's 'London Calling'.  I coloured in the image with Promarkers and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  The sentiment is  a Hero Arts stamp.


2)  Sunday Stampers is run by the lovely Hels Sheridan (http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/) where the challenge is Pockets, taken from the musical Oliver - Got to Pick a Pocket or Two.  I had major anxiety over this one as I wanted to create something that could be used.  My lovely DH has a very special birthday coming up in August and I am planning a surprise for him so this 'pocket booklet' will be perfect.  First the view of the front cover:


And this is the inside:




The papers are Tim Holtz, plain cream and Kraft card which I have overstamped on the inside with script and then a diamond pattern on top.  All the additional elements except the cogs are Tim Holtz Ideaology, the cogs and string are from my stash.  I started by making a template which I then transferred to TH Crowded Attic paper.  The pocket part was folded up, more paper added (so that the print would not be upside down).  Both pockets are open in the middle.  I distressed all the edges with Broken China DI.  I put tags in just to show the pockets.  The finished item is 10 cm x 14 cm (4" x 5 1/2"). 

I won't spoil the surprise by telling you what is going into the pockets but will let you know nearer the time.

I hope that if you visit you will leave me a comment as I do love to read them and I always try to return the compliment.  Thanks for looking, Crafty hugs, Anne xx

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Redanne...this is just gorgeous. The colours are superb and the shading lovely!

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  2. Two lovely pieces but that pocket piece is fabulous...our Hels did set us a challenge this time and boy have you come up trumps!!! Simply fab!!! The colours are wonderful too...lucky hubbie! Hugs trace x

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  3. Hi Anne...well you definitely had a fun Sunday making these two very gorgeous but different projects...loving your take on the fly the flags challenge and thanks again for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  4. Hi Anne, wow both fab cards, love the image on the 'fly the flags' and you have definitely come up trumps with Hels'challenge..I still have my thinking cap on! Carole Z x

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  5. Well you got the aaahhh factor just right on the card! Sooo cute and beautifully executed.
    As for the birthday pressie, well my guess is hubbie will be blown away by that long before he gets to his pressie. A triumph of distress!! Glad to see you've had a chance to craft. Sending hugs and best wishes, Buttons x

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  6. just loving both styles of card, the pocket distressed one won my vote with all those wonderful details
    hugs

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  7. brilliant makes Anne - love that phone box image - its just fabulous - and your book is brilliant - I'm sure it will be loved! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  8. ...these are yummy Anne...loVe the super cute image & great use of banners, gorgeous colours with loVely ink work makes for a super card & for Hubby a great pocket boooklet, super colours, I do so loVe blues & browns together & your subtle hues are great...Hubby will love this...fantastic work Anne, gorgeous inspiring makes...have a fabby day...Melx :)

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  9. Morning Anne, Happy Monday!
    Love the PB card, great use of flags/banners/bunting, looks fab.
    The pocket book is gorgeous and such a great idea. Your hubby will love it!
    Have a great week, love Linda x

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  10. Wow, more of your wonderful work Anne. I love both cards, but boy am I lovig your pocket card, its just so fabulous I cannot stop looking at it. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Love the subtle colouring with the browns and blues. Bet your husband will be looking forward to what's inside!

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  12. Love the design and subtle colouring of this with the browns and blues. Bet your husband is looking forward to finding out what the surprise is!!

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  13. What fantastic cards Anne the designs are wonderful. You have a real eye for card making.
    Lynn xx

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  14. Gosh I love both of these but the pockets really caught my eye! Truly gorgeous!

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  15. Love your pocklet booklet, my vote is to stuff them with money for her, lol Oh wait, you didn't ask for my opinion? Well, you got it anyway, hee hee As always you did a fabulous job!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  16. This is a booklet of little tricks, love the colours & design Anne.

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  17. Loving these, especially the pockets; the colours are just yummy! XXX Keren

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  18. Both your cards are so fantastic and I've pinned them both, Anne! That pocket card for DH is really truly a work of art!!

    Thanks, too, for always popping by my place and leaving love comments. I do SO appreciate it!

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  19. Hello! Oh my goodness...I love both of your features on your blog right now! The just saying hello card is wonderful and I adore the Happy Birthday pocket card! You do lovely work!!! The pocket card is right up my alley...with all the distressing and wonderful brown and teal together. Thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog about the depths of distress piece. I love that texture fade...the subway and stencil one. It's so versatile and "grunge". :) <3 Candy

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  20. I adore your pocket card!!! No doubt your hubby will to.
    You did Tim's products proud!
    hugs Lynn

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  21. Two stunning pieces Anne I absolutely love the pocket card...love the phonebox too.Fabulous work.xxx

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  22. I love your work - especially the red, white and blue card. Thanks for visiting my blog too x

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  23. Two great challenges Anne. I'm still loving all patriotic creations and the pocket card is excellent - what a lucky hubby. BJ

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  24. Anne these are fabulous what stunning cards fantastic wrk Hugs Elaine

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  25. I love your pocket book bithday card and the colours you used.

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  26. Two very different cards and I love them both.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. Two great projects - cute penny black telephone box and lovely details on your other "pocket piece".

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  28. ooooh, STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS... the cute ickle Penny Black is so sweet... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pocket book you have made, tis beautiful... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  29. This pocket booklet is fabulous Anne & so nice to make something that can actually be used. The colours are gorgeous & it all looks amazing. Sx

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  30. A card with pockets!?! Genius!!! And uber gorgeous! WOW...I love every detail!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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