Tuesday 27 November 2012

Clear it Out Challenge

This is the second week over at the Clear it Out Challenge to use up your ugly papers.

I've had this plaid paper for quite some time. In fact, it's so old it is actually faded on one side. So this was perfect for this challenge! Here are my two cards

A close up using the sponosr Digi Darla's image,
And the second one. I totally don't remember who this digi is from (so if you know can you tell me> I'd like to give them credit :)
I cut out the poinsetta twice and popped it up, added stickles and some pearls. I think by adding the pearls it took away from the paper-lol. Here is a tip I learned : When you are popping up an image colour the bottom digi a dark grey. This not only makes it look nice but in fact adds a shadowing effect if slightly offset.

There is one week left to play at the Clear It Out Challenge blog. Hope to see you there :)

p.s. you may want to become a follower of my blog, big surprises are in store for next week!!


  1. That plaid paper worked out great for these two Christmas cards! Very cute!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  2. I think Ugly is awesome what a great card....tfs

  3. Hi Laura, Followed you from Outlawz, and will be joining as a follower. I liked your cards. Didn't think the paper was ugly at all. It looked very pretty with the poinsettia and your little Christmas girl. I'll be back to visit again (I'm behind in checking blogs at the moment!), and hope if you have time, you'll visit my blog - if you like what you see, perhaps you'll join as a follower for me as well! Hugs.

  4. Hi, I found you on The Outlawz, I am now following you. Here is my http://berni46.blogspot.com/

  5. Hi there I found you on The Outlawz as well and I am also a new follower and would love for you be be a follower of mine as well. www.ladybugstamper.blogspot.com. Love your cards as well ....

  6. Hi Laura. I love your cards, plaid and all. LOL. I found your blog through the Outlawz and I'm now a follower. I would love for you to check out my blog and become a follower of mine.

  7. I love your cards Laura! I'm sure I've got some of that plaid paper in my stash, I'm going to have to look for it now!
    I found you at the Outlawz and am following you now, feel free to visit when you have time.



  8. Well you've definately turned some "ugly" papers into VERY pretty cards!!!!! Love both of them!!

  9. Both of your cards are great. Very nicely done. I found you on Outlaws and I am now a follower. You can visit me at http://karalscreativespace.blogspot.com/

  10. Your cards are very nice! I found you at The Outlawz and I am now a follower. You can find and follow me at: redoralee.blogspot.com/

    Team Leader,
    The Outlawz Greetings Challenge

  11. Hi, Laura,
    One suggestion, if you turn off word verification, you will probably increase your followers and DT member are more likely to comment on your cards!


  12. Hi Laura, Great cards! Found you over at The Outlawz, and dropped by to check out your blog :) I'm your newest follower, and would love for you to follow my blog! You can visit me here: http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com Have a great weekend!

    P.S. Chana's word verification advice is wonderful! I usually give up after 6 attempts to get the code right. You can always do the comment moderation if you are worried about spammers! Hugs...


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