Challenge 08

The Winners - June 2011

A big thank you to everyone who entered the June 'Bold And Bright' Card Challenge. With so many amazing colourful entries this challenge was particularly difficult to judge. We are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

1st - Marilyn Hogarth

007 - Marilyn Hogarth.
I used a 5x7 cc card blank. I covered two thirds in a dotty paper and used perfect pearls to enhance the dots. I used a cc happy birthday banner with co-ordinating dot border. Again I enhanced the dots with perfect pearls around them. I then stacked parcels to the left and used my glue pen to add ultra fine glitter to the bows and drew lines across the paper to sprinkle more glitter, not sure you can see that in the picture, I then used a scallop shape to make an age badge, inked it at the edges, so it stands out, then placed the age on the badge. I made it for a friends niece who likes bold and bright, so thought I would enter the card before I sent it.

2nd - Anita Easton

019 - Anita Easton.
Simple but Bright. The main card is made with Kaskad bright red card from craft creations. The yellow striped paper is also supplied by craft creations. The Flower is made from loops of brightly coloured string stuck (with glue dots) to a small circle of card covered in a yellow polka dot paper (craft creations) with a pink button in the centre. The borders are edged with different coloured polka dot self adhesive ribbon with a flower brad in each corner. Finish off with some tiny red polka dot buttons. Really simple to make.

3rd - Sandra Stephens

028 - Sandra Stephens.
My card blank is Astalux Pink from Craft Creations made into a 14.5 cm square. I used some pretty bright pink backing paper from my stash. The greetings rectangle is a piece of Foil printed Background paper with Happy Birthday in Gold from Craft Creations matted onto pink and black card. The image was coloured using ProMarker pens. I used 2 die cut flowers and then stuck on some pretty pearl effect bling. The border was cut with a border punch with a narrow piece of black ribbon to add to the effect. Great entries everyone!

Congratulations to you all, your vouchers will be on their way to you very soon.


The People's Choice - Please Vote Now!

Now it is time for everyone to vote for 'The People's Choice' - A £20 Craft Creations Voucher will go to the entry that receives the most votes.

To vote simply choose your favourite card from ALL of the entries and email the entry number and designers name to - closing date midnight on the 17th of July 2011 BST.

Only 1 vote allowed per person and you are not allowed to vote for your own entry.

We will announce the winner on the 18th of July 2011.

People's Choice - The Winner


The winner of the 'People's Choice' for the June 2011 Card Challenge is entry number 026 by Lesley Cartlidge Ward, congratulations to you from everyone at Craft Creations.

Although there are no other prizes in the 'People's Choice' we thought you may be interested in knowing that entry 019 by Anita Easton came second and entry 007 by Marilyn Hogarth came third.

We would like to thank everyone who voted.


Challenge Now Closed


Hi Everyone,

The subject for the June Challenge is a card following the theme of 'Bold And Bright' suitable for any occasion of your choice - Excluding Christmas and New Year.

Rules - Simply email a photo of a card that you have designed and made. The greetings card blank used must be a Craft Creations card or made from sheet card supplied by Craft Creations and all the main Peel-Off stickers (if used) must be Craft Creations or Goldlabel. Entries must arrive by midnight on the 30th of June 2011.

To enter just email your photo (jpeg - full size if possible) along with a brief description of how you made the card to: - don't forget to include your name and address, only your name will be shown with the picture.

Only one entry per person, not open to Craft Creations employees. Cards entered into previous Craft Creations Challenges will not be accepted. Please ask if you have any questions about the rules. If you think an entry does not comply with the rules please email the details to before judging takes place. The decision of the judges is final.

On the 1st of July a group of Craft Creations employees will choose the top 3 cards. The results will be posted on the same day.

1st - £30 Craft Creations Voucher.
2nd - £25 Craft Creations Voucher.
3rd - £20 Craft Creations Voucher.

People's Choice Prize:
After the results have been announced we will open the voting for the 'People's Choice' (this will be an email vote), the results of which will be posted around 2 weeks later. The winner of the 'People's Choice' will receive a £20 Craft Creations Voucher.

The vouchers can be used in our online shop, on phone orders, on orders sent in by post and also in our shop at Cheshunt.

Entries will be posted below when they start to come in, so be sure to check often.

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

p.s. Don't forget to stick to the rules regarding the design, card blanks and stickers!


June Card Challenge Entries:
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001 - Marian Wookey.
I have created this card using, DCD500 Birthday Flower, Borders ZL461U gold, corners XL147U gold, Butterflies ZL568U gold and Rainbow card for Backing. Good Luck to all.

002 - Zosia Benson.
Please find attached my entry for the competition. I have used card reference SF08U-44. Printed straight on to the bottom half of the card and the top half of the card I matted and layered with holographic card and pink vellum sheet which I punched in all four corners. Printed main image onto photo paper and cut out and layered with 3d pads and mounted onto gold and holographic card. Also printed sentiment onto photo paper and matted onto holographic and gold card. Embellished with faux gems and stickers.

003 - Marie-Therese Kielty.
DEC6U-17 red deckled-edged single as a tent-shaped base. Simply topped with a bright and cheerful kiddy male-themed CC 3D decoupage sheet, cut and used as pyramage, mounted on a yellow mat. Gold Label Happy Birthday sentiment - but it could equally have suited Father's Day, or even Happy Retirement! Hope you like!

004 - Sue Hyde.
Hi Team, Great theme this month! Here's my card. Start by taking a sheet of White A4 Creative Hammer Embossed card, fold in half and trim to measure 14.5cm x 20cm. Choose your patterned paper and cut a rectangle measuring 10cm x 16cm. Ink the edges with Distress ink and adhere to the centre on the card. Position the Silver Flower Border Peel-Offs (XL460U) about 0.5cm from the edge of the centre panel and colour to match your chosen paper. Next cut four strips of plain coloured papers 14.5cm x 4cm and edge with your chosen border punch. I've used a Fiskars 'Sunburst'. Ink all the edges with Distress Ink and then adhere to the card, wrapping a length of velvet ribbon around the last one before sticking it down. Add square gems along the border. Cut the butterfly from the patterned paper and decorate using gems and glitter glue. Make the body by threading various sized beads onto a length of gold wire and glue to the butterfly. Attach the butterfly to the card using 3D foam pads. Finally add the Craftworks Cards Greeting again using 3D foam. Happy Crafting!

005 - Ann Thayre.
I used A4 card from CC and used a lot of my left over bits of stickers from CC to form a background. These I put on in any order and a lot of the white card showing through I coloured in with glitter pens. Then I used the flowers which I bought through CC to add decoration. Simple but took hours.

006 - Christine Moses.
Here is my entry for the June card challenge. Encaustic Art Winter Scene which I have called...Blue With Cold. Various wax blocks used to create the trees and bushes and fields (light & dark blue, white, green, yellow, purple & red). Once finished the scene was polished with a soft tissue and mounted into a white Craft Creations flower embossed aperture card.

008 - Debra Siddle.
A CC card blank was used as the base and then some patterned paper on glued on top of that. I cut a wavy edged piece of another patterned paper and glued that to some white pearlescent paper. Next I put some self adhesive coloured stickers onto white card and cut them out before applying. I put a CC sticker strip across the centre before gluing on the centre panel and then added another CC strip across the bottom. Finally I added some CC peel off stickers to highlight. The codes of the sticker strips and peel offs are: 729, 733 and 708.

009 - Emma Phillips.
Please find attached my entry for the June Bold and Bright card competition. The card blank I have used is 144x144mm Hi-5 Pearl Cryogen White and I have also rubber stamped the Tilda image onto the same cardstock as I love the subtle shimmer it gives. I have painted Tilda with Sparkling H2O's for extra shimmer! The buttons came from one of my daughter's old tops and all of the paper, card and ribbon scraps are from my big stash at home. I'm a magpie and am always collecting bits and bobs. I made the card for a special friend's birthday and im very pleased that she liked it.

010 - Santina Wager.
To make my card I used a white square card from Craft Creations. I covered half of the card with glitter card and topped it with a ribbon. I then added the fairy decoupage and added gems to it. I placed "Happy Birthday" inside the ovals and placed it onto the bottom of the card.

011 - Angela.
This is my entry for the June card challenge. I made my card using Craft Creations offcuts of Centura Pearlescent Card on top of each other to create a layered effect beach scene in various colours (Purple, Turquiose, Ivovy) with peels offs: Camel Scene (palm trees), Curly Star Corners (stars) and Dragonflies Informal (lines) to create the sunset. This was put on top of a border frame of Hi-5 Card - Pearl Sheet (Morphing Mauve) on a white linen card that I trimmed down to size and left blank for any occasion.

012 - Jane Cole.
My card is to congratulate a friend who has just finished months of cancer treatment. I used a white A5 card blank. The background paper is K&Company Brenda Walton Specialty Papers - 12"x12" double-sided. The wording (It's over…) was made using my Silhouette Craft Cutter. The flowers are a selection of different ones, including some white ones that I have coloured with felt tip pens to make the colour I wanted. The gold and lilac-blue flower centres are ½ sticky pearls. The green centre is a brad. The red and blue centres are sticky gems.

013 - Sue Rimmington.
Please find attached my entry for the June competition. The base card (145 x 145 mm) is made from centura pearl lime green card. I have used the contrasting Centura Pearl regal blue to create the design. The flowers are made from my own template of 2 sizes of 4 petals. Alternate layers of green and blue are added and then the spots are made by punching out circles of the same card and gluing in position. Strips of card are also added. The topper - layers of blue and green - uses a silver 'with love' peeloff.

014 - Joy Healy.
Hi everyone. The base for my card is Creative Linen white, SF10U. I made the rainbow using the appropriate Colorset & Vanguard cards, which I cut into curved strips and layered them onto the base card. The ‘hill’ is Colorset spring green and the rabbits, flowers and grasses are all quilled. I finished off by adding some tiny jewelled flowers on the hill, champagne-coloured glittery border (ZL711U) and black lettering (XL667U) for the message. I hope it’s bold and bright enough! Keep the challenges going – they are great fun!

015 - Christine Clark.
Please find attached my card for the June Card Challenge. I have had to use the sunflower picture as where I live in France I am surrounded with fields of yet unopened sunflowers. I have used a A4 sheet of Hi-Pearl in Cryogen White folded into an A5 gate fold. I have layered the sunflower (free download) onto Stardream Pearl Paper. 1 image I reversed in a graphic program, cut in half and matt and layered on the front. I used Craft Creations Gold Label peeloffs Happy Birthday in black on the front.

016 - Elaine Broom.
Please find attached my entry for the June card challenge. I made this card for my friends wedding using red deckled edge card blank from the sample pack (MIXSF) and black and white dotty paper (CPA004 and CPA006). I cut the black and white papper into squares, 4 of each, and used teabag folding to form the pattern on the front. I then placed a red dotty heart on top. I used the heart motif (XL662U-03) and 'On Your Wedding Day' (XL478U-02) peel offs to decorate around.

017 - Stephanie Jarrett.
Hi everyone, here is my entry for the June competition. The cheeky monkies were printed from a cd trimmed, then mounted onto Red Creative Hammer card, then onto holographic card from my stash. The topper was then mounted onto a DL size card cut from a sheet of Blue Creative Hammer card. Red Creative Hammer was used for the die cut label and finished with happy birthday letters from C.C. sheets 563 and 564 in black. Lastly Stickles glitter glue was added to the balloons and hats to give it some sparkle.

018 - Annette Hartley.
Please find attached my entry for the June Card Challenge. I used a (SF06U-30) card blank and the mats and layers are Colorset dotty paper light blue (CDH166P), Colorset paper Aquamarine (COL165P) and Creative smooth white card (REG02). The flowers were made using daisy punches (PPW213, 506 and 101) with Colorset Dotty papers (CDH165P, 166 and 170) and the butterfly with punch (PPW128) and paper (CDH166P). The message is alphabet peel-off (ZL604-63).

020 - Joanne Bedell.
I have used 150 x 203mm creative hammer cream card (SF01U 46). The dragon is a gold peel off (XL522U-01) that I have cut out and coloured in bright yellow and green and mounted on orange card on yellow at top of card. Happy Birthday in gold peel off (XL625U) on orange card on yellow at bottom of card.

021 - Julia Horsfield.
Utilising Craft Creations card DF08M-38 I scored the bottom of the card and folded it to make a zig zag shape. Blending together Glitz It pearlescent glue in shades of blue, light blue & white I painted it on to the background to create the sky and then used the white pearlescent glue to create the clouds. A semi circle was cut from card and covered in green mottled paper to resemble a grassy hill and stuck on to the second zig zag. The flowers were cut out of pearlescent paper on a Cricut Create and the leaves made from quilling paper. I added a confetti star to the centre. The completed flowers were then stuck on to the hill. The first zig zag was covered in paper to look like a pavement and the street name was printed on to card and edged with Craft Creations Peel Offs 632. Cocktail sticks were used for the 'legs' of the sign. The houses were cut from scrap card and covered in tissue paper in the colours of the rainbow (R,O,Y,G,B,I,V), the windows and doors were also made of scrap paper and confetti. The finished houses were then glued behind the hill.

022 - Jeanette Porter.
The card I have made for this theme was made with craft creations card and the decoupage was a sheet also made by yourselves. The flowers, from the decoupage are always bright and colourful with fantastic detail. This is my first go at a competition, but the theme just grabbed me, so I thought that I would have a go.

023 - Gaynor Williams.
This is my entry for the June Card Challenge - Bold & bright. This card was made using A4 bright yellow kaskad card (ka016c) folded in half and cut to make a square. A piece of multi coloured checked paper from little sizzles rainbow collection, 2 printed decorative panels (spof3), daisy's cut sin the daisy punch (ppw506), a butterfly using the butterfly punch (ppm001), silver peel off 'thank you' (xl469u-02), 2mm silver stick on gems (gem50) and a gold heart cut from my sizzix sizzlets die. Layered and held together with glue and sticky fixers.

024 - Maggie Mapes.
I would like to enter the June competition with the attached card. It was made with your 144 x 144 size card pack in white layered with plain brown card, then Orange put through cuttlebug, then yellow check punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I then stamped a tilda and a fence coloured them with pro markers and stuck them to the card on sticky pads, I added a sentiment and two flowers.

025 - Lisa Griffiths.
Here's my entry for 'Bold and Bright'! I used Creative White Hammer Embossed card blank with corrugated card in orange and yellow (from your bargain corner). My little sister and I loved making these chicks at Easter time and most of the credit for the design definitely has to go to her (Sophie, she's 11). The cards so far for June look super, I especially like number 14 with the bunnies!

026 - Lesley Cartlidge Ward.
Here is my entry for the June challenge. The base card is a blue AP014-26 - oval aperture. The inside of the card was covered with creative paper ripples SR175P. A Happy Birthday border sticker CB003P was stuck to the top and bottom of the ripple paper, the base layer of the frog decoupage and finally some die cut fish. The front of the card was covered with daisy creative paper SR054P and the remaining layers of the decoupage were stuck onto the acetate panel. I then die cut my frogs, sticking wobbly eyes TRM03 onto them to give a more realistic appearance and mounted the completed frogs randomly around the oval. To complete the card a decorative strip was put down the left side of the card and I spelt out my Brother in laws name with Peel offs XL758 & 759. Hope you like it.

027 - Cherrill Andrelunas.
I designed the attached card using the stained glass amaryllis peel off sticker (XL189U-01) which I stuck onto parchment paper, colouring in the spaces with pro-markers and then embossing them. I then glued the image onto red paper which I then glued onto the aperture card AP06U-50. I decorated the card with flowers which I cut with my cuttlebug machine using scrap paper which I had available, added Craft Creations borders and Happy Birthday message and a red bow which I had in stock. Good luck to all of the contestants.

029 - Sherree D'Leny.
Hi my name is hippysherree and here is my entry. I took a piece of stardust glitter card that craft creations had kindly cut me into 4xA4 pieces. To layer i used a bright purple and silver embossed bit of card. Then using an embossing board i took some silver mirror and made the cake stand adding pink, red and blue gems. I cut and wrapped 3 strips of satin ribbon bright purple, pink and yellow, added a sentiment. Of course it wouldn't be a cake stand without those delightful cup cakes overflowing you could just take a bite. As extras blue, pink and white glitters, 2 jazzy butterflies and inside a cc insert on quality white paper. I am new to card making and only found cc last week. I have just enjoyed my first order I'm pleased with the result and am very happy i have had the confidence to have a bit of fun and enter.

030 - Jayne Mallia.
Hello, I am sending pictures of a book card which I made especially for my niece Jana who got married on the 5th of June 2011. I put the pictures as per page. I did take more but I only sent the front of the card then page after page. I hand wrote a wedding poem for her and her future husband Jurgen at the back of the card. I made it especially with love and used yellow and white cardstock, I cut the words Bride & Groom, I do, Just married, the bodice, the bible and the shoe with cricut machine. Blue glitter and some embellishments and the tulle skirt which I had in my craft box.

031 - Marilyn Trickey.
I used a DL card in landscape, covered with some 12x12 paper. The trees were stamped and embossed with white, and the image rubbed over with dye based inks. This was then spritzed with water to give a random mottled effect. Card candi was used for the embellishments.

032 - Claire Norman.
For the card blank I used a bright red card from the kascad sample set. I matted a brightly coloured acrylic abstract painting I had made onto white card, along with a sentiment I had printed from the pc.

033 - Jean Smith.
Hi, attached is my entry for the June Card Challenge. I used a sheet of Stardream Pearl - rose quartz - folded in half for main card. Die cut purple mirri for background. Die cut frames from Centura Pearl - rose quartz. Die cut acetate for bottle and glass and coloured. Red Mirri for can. The shoes I drew and cut out myself - the paler colour of the shoes is Centura Pearl baby pink.

034 - Liv Rennie.
My challenge card is made using CC creative cover card in deep green (CRE06C), cut and made into a square card and the edges cut with a wave edge blade. The design is made by folding eight cut out corner design teabag folding squares in half and placing side by side to form a circle. The folds were stuck in place with double sided tape. A small gem (GEM16) was added to the centre to add a little sparkle!

035 - Janet Richardson.
A day at the seaside. The base card used is SF01C-115 Centura Pearl Regal Blue. The seaside background was created in Serif Craft Artist using various Serif images (inc. ice cream cone). The dresses are bought die cuts (slightly altered) as is the mother’s body.The daughter’s body, and both heads are my own drawings. The hat is from peel-off ZL548U-81 mounted on a scrap of turquoise centura pearl card, the flower is from peel off XL583U and coloured with Promarker pens, the mother’s shoes are a scrap of turquoise glitter peel off waste. The multi-coloured greeting is from my craft stash. The borders are peel-off XL330U. Various adhesives including foam pads used to lift figures.

036 - Kath Robbins.
Please find attached my entry for the June Card Challenge. I used a single fold 104mm x 150mm pearl card in a tangerine colour. I then stuck on a piece of decorative paper from the Vines Creative Paper Pack in cerise shades and added a strip of orange web ribbon down the centre. I then used an oblong topper in orange with cerise daisies and topped this with a decoration I made using a patchwork quilt sticker mounted on cerise corrugated card which I attached using fixer pads. I then added some orange ribbon and a decorative button and a Happy Birthday printed on cerise sugar paper.

037 - Gail Tasker.
Hi, here is my entry for the bold and bright card challenge. I used an 104 x 152 double fold card with a round aperture. I think it's orange vanguard, it came in a MIX10 pack. It's not a colour I would have ordered but it works well for this project and I will probably order this colour again. The sky is a computer printed sheet. The dunes were cut freehand from a piece of bright yellow kaskad (KA016) to give a wavy effect and tinted with whisper ink pads. The deck chair and bird are novelty buttons and I used gold glitter glue for the footprints.

038 - Lillian Reid.
I have created this card using CC Stardream crystal white card stock, cut to a square card adding some bright and bold paper from my own supplies. An off cut of CC centura pearl soft lemon and gold shimmer paper for flower background and message along with some ribbons again from my own supply.

039 - Sarah Applegate.
I used Kaskad white card cut to A4 (KA028C). Made a front panel of shiny blue card and blue dotty paper. Then I stuck a length of ribbon to the front of panel, which I then fixed to the front of the card. I used punches to create the sentiment and small flowers. Small gems were fixed to the centre of the flowers. Then I rubber stamped '21' on a larger cut out flower & used glossy accents to highlight it.

040 - Louise Potton.
I used a card blank from the pack PK435E-66 in Creative Hemp, White. I cut a square of blue/yellow rainbow card and using a sizzix embossing folder I embossed Happy Birthday on it and then sanded over the top to show a white core of the card. I then cut 4 squares of white card and stuck them on to the rainbow card and stuck the rainbow card to the card blank. Next I decorated the squares with various toppers, butterflies, cupcakes, confetti bottles and glass, flowers and an 18 die cut using the sizzix machine. I then printed Happy 18th Birthday using my computer and mounted this on the bottom of the card.

041 - Hayley Clarke.
Please find attached my entry for the June competition. To make my card I used a white square card from Craft Creations, along with oblong hearts and panel (pdr010) which i cut into even strips. I used these to frame the card, attaching with sticky foam pads. I covered the center in random zig-zags using pink and purple glue pens. In the center is a large flower square panel (pdsoo7), with the wording thankyou placed on. Randomly around this i stuck pink sequins and silver butterflies on each corner.

042 - Anne Mushens.
Hi, I used white taffeta card (TAF03) and cut a cupcake. I used centura pearl for the top of the cake and embossed swirls which I then distressed. I added gems and stickles, a strawberry (as it's Wimbledon fortnight) from alchemy glitter card in Rioja Red and a stalk and leaf from Centura Pearl. the wrapper was made from paper in my stash and I added ribbon, then stamped and heat embossed the greeting which I attached with foam pads.


  1. No. 4 is so beautiful. Well done on making a gorgeous card.

  2. There are many attractive cards but No 15 has the feel of bright summer days and sunflowers are certainly bold "in your face" / "here I am" flowers. I also think this card fits the title - it really is Bold and Bright!

  3. I also think 11 and 12 are very summery and well done.

  4. I love number 1, the cream card in contrast to the bold coloured circle and flowers is beautiful. Looks very well made, well done.

  5. they are all beautiful

  6. 010 is the best for me. So pretty as well as bright. Patx

  7. 26 is really fun! Lovely entry.

  8. Oooh, 29 and 31 are great too.

  9. love all the cards, good luck to everyone.

  10. 29 looks delicious!
    Good luck all...

  11. Thank you for choosing my card (no 28 ) as 3rd prize winner. I thought all the cards were great and am so happy to have been chosen. Thank you for the encouragement. xxx

  12. I am so pleased you chose my card as the winning entry,all the cards were fantastic,thankyou so much,look forward to seeing the july cards being posted.thanks again.marilyn hogarth

  13. I particularly liked No 1

  14. My vote goes to No.24. Not only does it show beautiful choice of colour combination, but also shows skill in the use of cuttlebug, punch work and stamping and colouring. Well done!!

  15. I would vote for No.10 because I think that this really emphasises the 'bold & bright' theme.

  16. all nice but got to be no 26 to win

  17. 37 Gayle Tasker for me. It is simple not overly busy and crisp with colour

  18. Loved 24 put a smile on my face and made me happy which is what is what it was meant to do

  19. I love no's. 25, 38 and 42, they are all eyecatching with a good balance of colour.

  20. Card 22 was just that little bit different,I also likesd 40

  21. 038 gets my vote - love the colours!

  22. They are all absolutely gorgeous