Wednesday 2 May 2012

Cards Galore May Challenge - Inspired by...

Hiya crafty friends,

A bit of a different challenge, for you this month. Is there a crafter you are inspired by? They can be famous, or not so famous. Are they just one of those crafters who you just keep going back to. 
Make a project which is inspired by their style. Please state the crafter you were inspired by. And if they have a blog, website etc, please add that too.

This challenge has also been sponsored by

where the winner will win two template of their choice!!

It will be great to see who inspires all you crafters out there, plus hopefully, at the same time, challenging yourself. In all honesty it was a bit of a challenge for all the Design Team members too :)

Isobel’s inspiration:
Barbara Gray is my heroine. I love anything Clarity. I just feel so inspired to have a go whenever I see her on the telly. Her work is so beautiful, hence my submission to the DT this month."

Isobel’s Card

Debbi T’s inspiration:
"I have decided that I am going to use Shelli Gardner as my inspiration, founder of Stampin' Up!I love most of the stamp sets that SU produce and I love the fact that they co-ordinate everything... card, ink, buttons, ribbon and brads... this makes producing a project very pleasing to the eye. I also love that the colours are in colour families as they co-ordinate so well together. I have met Shelli a couple of times and she is a lovely person and also a great crafter...
For my project I have used the stamp set Everything Eleanor and have made a candle, photo frame, notebook and card that all highlight how well everything goes together... "
Debbi’s Card

Denyse inspiration:
"I wanted to create something different for this Challenge and used two sources of inspiration. The first is my lovely daughter Bethany, who is an aspiring Manga Artist, & who has introduced me to manga, anime and Steam Punk. The second inspiration is the lovely Wendy Kadzidlo who has taught me so much about Copics. All of the techniques I have used in colouring the image, I learnt from Wendy and the airbrushed feathers and easel (which I made from normal Kraft Card) are a result of my love for her airbrushing classes!"
You can find Wendy and all things Copic at www.stampsand, if you have any questions just ask her!

Denyse’s Card

Lexie Inspiration:
"Sue Wilson's my inspiration for this card. Just wish I had half her talent, looks, charm, etc, lol."
Lexie’s Card

Barbara Inspiration:
"My inspiration is Sue Wilson too.

I love her designs, colour choices and think the way she assembles each creation is amazing.
I just love using 'dies' though, from any company :)"
Barbara’s Card

Marleen’s Inspiration:
"Tim Holtz is my Inspiration. I love all thing distressed.
I rarely make a project without the use of a sanding tool and my ever growing stach of distress inks"
Marleen’s Card

Angela Inspiration:
This card is inspired by Jennifer Mcguire who works with Tim Holtz and Hero Arts amongst others and whose work I admire. I love her work with stamps and inks, especially the effects achieved with clear or white embossing powder.
Angela’s Card

Rachael’s Inspiration
The person I am most inspired by is Tim Holtz. I love all his designs, distressed inks and stamps, idea-ology range and much more, you can find more about Tim Holtz by visiting his website here.
Rachael’s Card

We are sooooo excited to see your projects for this challenge...good luck everyone!!

Happy crafting


  1. Lovely cards and so interesting reading about where the design team have got their inspirations from.

  2. Great to see everything together! well done ladies :) x

  3. Gorgeous DT cards and great idea for the challenge xx Jan

  4. Great D.T. Cards and what a clever idea for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration. X