Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 1 - Let's Celebrate

This is the very first challenge of Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and can be found here . It is a first for me as well as I have never had the nerve to enter any before and I do hope I have done everything correctly. This first one has the theme of 'Let's Celebrate'. Pop over to the challenge blog and check it out!

Ann is a very talented lady and has created many digi stamps and backing papers which can be found on her site.

This A5 card has been produced by using The Royal Horticultural Society Collection CDROM from Joanna Sheen. This is a 3 disc set. Both the image and backing paper have come here and are from Disc 1 and is taken from the Caroline Maria Applebee section. She was born in London in 1799 and appears to have been the daughter of a wealthy middle-class family that had conservatories and greenhouses. Very little is known about Miss Applebee. It is believed she was a talented amateur artist whose work were unpublished. Her paintings feature a large range of plants, including the more rare exotic varieties of the day, that would only survive under glass. I have used Stardream card for the main card and also a contrasting colour for the matting and layering card, both have been embossed around the edges on a scoreboard. The bow is from my stash. The pearls on four corners of the topper are also from my stash and are Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards - Style # 1952 size 5mm.

I hope you can join in the fun and this challenge lasts for two weeks, details on Ann's blog. For this first challenge Ann is offering a prize for one lucky person. The winner will receive any 5 digi stamps and 5 backing paper collection of their choice. Currently there are 12 backing paper collections and 18 digi stamps - although there will most likely be more to choose from by the time the winner is announced. You can check out what you might win on the pages at the top of the blog, and they are of course available to purchase at Crafty Ann's now.

Have fun.



  1. Wonderful card Cathy, that lady was one very talented artist and you have really done her work justice with this piece. I'm honoured that you've made my challenge your first one and you've done everything perfectly so now you can go on and enter plenty of them with confidence :-) Good luck for the prize draw too.
    Ann x

  2. What fantastic cards you've created Cathy for Crafty Ann's first challenge. Thanks for joining us at CACB. Hugs :)

  3. Absolutely stunning card Cathy and you've nothing to worry about as your entry is exactly right, see I told you you could do it LOL!
    Well done on entering your first challenge and I'm so glad it was ours. Now you can become a challenge addict like the rest of us.

  4. Stunning card Cathy, love the image. Now that you have made such a wonderful card with Joanna's new cd, I think it may have to go on my wish list after all lol
    Beryl x

  5. Well, it's a celebration in itself that this is your first challenge. Thank you for making Crafty Ann's challenge your debut with this lovely card.
    Beryl xx

  6. Beautiful cards Cathy! Well done.

    Love Sheila xx

  7. A beautiful card Cathy! Thanks for joining Ann's Celebration challenge!