Saturday 28 March 2015

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Shaped Cards

We have a lovely new challenge for you at A Gem of a Challenge, starting today, our theme is "Shaped Cards", so it's time to ditch the boring squares, which are my usual go to shape, and try something a little more interesting instead.  I've opted for a teapot shaped card, hand cut from a plastic template, but you could use bought shaped blanks or create your own with dies.
I've used the super cute Tea Time Hedgy digi stamp from the Pink Gem store, which I've coloured with Promarkers, then fussy cut and stuck to the card with foam pads.
 The papers are First Edition, Blank Canvas, the edges of which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The pretty coloured doily is from Trimcraft, and by chance, matched the spotty paper perfectly!
To embellish, I made some flowers with an assortment of Spellbinders dies, and added a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - #304 - Feature a Creature
Open Minded Crafting - #33 - Food Related
Suzy Bee's - #73 - Anything Goes with a Twist - Add a Sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #87 - Something Yummy to Eat or Drink
Simply Papercraft - #1 - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Bingo - Flowers, Sentiment, Image
Addicted to Stamps - #137 - Make Your Mark - I used Promarkers
Just Inspirational - Cute
Papertake - A Cut Above - I used dies, a punch and fussy cutting
Through the Purple Haze - #83 - Anything Goes


  1. Brilliant shaped card Wendy - love it :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  2. Stunning Wendy! Love it! x

  3. Stunning design and image Ginny x

  4. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Chrissy (Challenge Blog Owner)

  5. This is gorgeous, what a fabulous shape as well. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH challenge this fortnight, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  6. What a fun shape for your card which suits the image perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  7. This is just super for a shaped card....I adore it..

    Fiona DT

  8. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at and thank you for sharing your work.. good luck hugs tracy

  9. I love hedgehogs and this one is such a little cutie!! Beautiful card and so nice to see one that's not the normal shape. All of your embellishments go together perfectly and I can imagine this would be very much cherished. Very happy you joined us at ATSM this week!

  10. Absolutely darling card! Your details are amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  11. Love this sweet shaped card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge!

  12. What a fabulous shaped card. I love the papers you've used on the teapot and that image just works prefectly. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun - Food Related challenge 33. Good Luck! xx

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  14. Beautiful card! Such a cute design:) Thank you for joining CFTC challenge:) Hugs! Sylwia

  15. Oh - WOW - look at that Hedgy Team Pot - how fun is that! Love, love, love it. Perfect for the "food" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting. I love the doily touch too. Makes a perfect tea experience! Good Luck on your entry!

  16. This is a lovely card and perfect for this weeks Challenge at Allsorts. Love the shape and the hedgehog is adorable. Thankyou for joining in Jo x

  17. Wendy this is a gorgeous creation! Design, image and flowers are wonderful!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Be's Bloomin' Challenge.

  18. Wowww, amazing creation!!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Challenge. Ana Isabel DT Open-Minded

  19. Fabulous shaped card love the cupcake image and spotty paper--Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

  20. Such a cute shaped card! Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting Challenges.

    Open-Minded Crafting
    {Craftisan Studios}
    {Design Team Showcase}

  21. Adorable shaped card!!! The image is adorable - great job of coloring!!! Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun and good luck!


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