Saturday, 11 August 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Gold, Silver or Bronze

This week it's my turn to choose the theme for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, and inspired by the Olympic Games, I went for:

'Gold, Silver or Bronze'

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The prize is a $10 voucher to spend in the Digi Doodles store!

With all the success that Team GB have been having, I had to go for gold...and took my inspiration from all of the gold post boxes that have been springing up across the country in honour of the British Olympic Champions, giving this adorable Lili of the Valley puppy (called 'Puppy Post') a golden post box to post his Christmas cards. Not sure if they'll still be gold at Christmas...but you can find out where they are on this website...I've already spotted a couple near where I live...surrounded by people having their photos taken standing next to them! I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, and 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer pigment for the post box, then added Flowersoft for snow. I kept the rest of the card really simple, using my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' and Sizzix 'Snowglobe' folders to emboss some red card, matting everything on gold mirror card. I cut the snowflakes using Marianne Designs and Cuttlebug dies.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
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14 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

ubber cut hun, just love it
Hugs Kate x

Claire said...

Really cute card Helen, great embossing. Hugs, Claire x

Michelle said...

So sweet thi little doggie.
Thanks for joining us a CYP.
LG Michelle

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, What a beautifully coloured postbox its stunning as is your card with great embossing too, xx

Lin said...

Cute!! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Jenny said...

Loving all that gold sparkle! Great way to honor our Olympians! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Vicky said...

Fabulous Helen...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet card! The combination of red and gold papers looks fantastic!

MagsB said...

This looks great! I love the embossed red background and the gorgeous gold!

love Mags B x

alethea said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable. Love that cute puppy and the golden post box is a lovely touch.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Gemma said...

gorgeous christmas creation! Thanks for joining in this week at My Mums Craft Shop! Gemma :)

Jan Garber said...

Go, London! Great use of the gold! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!