Sunday, 12 February 2012

Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine - Designer Challenge

Hiya everyone,

I thought I'd share with you one of the cards I made for my very first commssion piece for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  I couldn't pop it on my blog for 6 months due to copyright but it was about 12 months ago so I'm quite safe now!

It was for a designer challenge section and I had to create 5 different baby cards all using different techniques etc.  I was sent a few sheets of Pebbles Inc papers, paper flowers and a pack of embellishments   I couldn't use any stamped images etc and had to keep other extra items to a minimum.   I only used basic card, a bit of brown ribbon, brown fibres and some pink pearls as extras on this card.

I made a little bird shape that mimicked the shape of the little birdie on the backing papers.  This along with the sentiment made an ideal focal point.  The sentiment I did on the computer and is an old typewriter type font which was a freebie but I have stripped my computer since then and can't remember which one it was - I really liked it as it was just a little distressed but not too much!

I will share the other 4 cards with you over the next week or so.

Thanks for looking!

Paula. x


  1. This is so sweet Paula, I love the papers and the way that you have done the sentiment and the little bird is so cute
    Lindsay xx

  2. You have done a fantastic job with the ingredients you had to use. well done with this project it is beautiful
    x catherine

  3. This is gorgeous Paula. I love the colour tones. The little birdie is so sweet.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. this is a gorgeous card Paula!

  5. It's really lovely Paula.

    Catherine x

  6. A really great card Paula, lovely colours.
    Sarah xx :0)

  7. This is beautiful! The font looks like 1942 report, which you can download for free from here

    1. That's the one Dawn! I lost all my fonts when I stripped my computer down! Thanks for that!

      Paula. x

  8. Sweet card, loving the colours :0)

    B xx

  9. Hi Paula,
    What a perfect example of how to create a lovely card with only simple items. Well done you, such a wonderful piece of inspiration for those starting out also.
    Hugs Linda

  10. This is absolutely adorable!
    Hugs Tammy

  11. Totally adorable, Paula! I love that font, too! So classic. :)

  12. This is gorgeous Paula:) Sandra H