The first month of the New Year is over and it is time for another challenge at the "Buckwells Crafty Challenge". The challenge topic for February is "Love/red". Of course this could be for Valentine's Day but it could also be for a engagement, wedding or a wedding anniversary.
We have two sponsors this month.
The first sponsor is Kenny K Downloads and this is a little bit of information about them:
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.
The second sponsor is "Buckwell Craft Supplies".
For my card I have used the Kenny K image called "Mae Western". I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and fussy cut the image.
The plain red paper and the checked paper are from the Buckwell Craft Supplies paper set called "Checkout". I have inked around the edge of the papers and various die-cut shapes with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.
I have finished the card off with some flowers from the Buckwell Craft Supplies "Funky Flowers" paper set and again inked around them with the Victorian Velvet distress ink, sentiment from a Debbi Moore CD, gems, some little wooden hearts, 10mm double-sided red satin ribbon and some 25mm ruby satin ribbon.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
As you Like It Challenge - Favourite matt or shiny and why? - I do on the odd occasion use mirri card but my preference is normal matt cardstock as you can always find a colour to match whereas gold or silver mirri card doesn't. Some may feel that matt card looks boring but I beg to differ and if you want a bit of shine you can always add shiny embellishments eg gems, mirri card die-cut flowers/butterflies depending on the card/creation you have made
CRAFT - Valentine's Day/Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Valentine of love sentiment
Eureka Stamps - Hearts
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Love/Valentine's Day
Tuesday Throwdown - Facets for crafting (I have used gems)
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Happy Valentine's Day (or use hearts)
Brown Sugar Challenge - 3 different embellishments (buttons, gems and flowers)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Lots of layers
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Something with a heart
Natalie and Amy - All about love
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of layers
Sweet Stampin' - Love
Di's Digi Designs - Include a heart
Paper Creator - Love is in the air
Lacy Sunshine - Have a heart
The Ribbon Girl - Romance is in the air
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Kenny K - Love
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to use some doodling
Come and Get It - Texture (embossing, satin ribbon and wood)
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
Emerald Fairies - All you need is love
Card Mania - Add some red