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Saturday, 21 March 2009

ICS, Cuttlebug & 365 Cards Challenges

I've got another 3 challenges in one card with this tag shaped beauty.

The layout is courtesy of sketch #  8 over at Inspirational Card Sketches. I have never created a tag shaped card before and thought it would make a nice change. It also game me the oportunity to punch a gromlet for the 1st time with my Cropodile Big Bite. I am pleased to say that it worked 1st time and was so easy to set. The size of the card is just under A5 so it's a nice size. I have made myself a little template so I can do this type of card again with all the measurements already worked out. All the papers used were scraps so another bonus! The patterned papers are from the Laura Ashley collection by Dovecraft and the pink card was a Brenda Walton K & Co leftover.

Cuttlebug challenge #23 is to be creative with punches. I purchased some ribbon threading punches in November 2007 and have only just used them. They are the type where you punch the paper so it's got a funny threading shape in it and then you punch the shape out, in this case a circle. I used offcuts of a rose patterned vellum used on a project a few days ago. I threaded these on a thin strip of black card and then embellished the centres with Papermania gems. Two of the papers were embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and the Divine Swirls.

365 Cards Day 21 was to make a card inspired by the song 'Lean On Me'. The sentiment is a word art download I have had for some time. I always download these things with good intentions but rarely use them. I printed a few off on a thin sheet of A4 card so I will have a few for making cards. I rally should do that more often so they are already to be used.

This is the first week that I have been able to complete ALL the 365 card challenges. I still have 4 of the earlier ones to do which I fully intend to go back to.

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wooo hooo for being able to complete all the 365 Card Challenges this week!! I love your card for today's challenge!! Great job!

Karen Lee said...

This is a great card!!! Love it!

Allison said...

just lovely, thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Jana said...

Very pretty colors. I love the tag.
Congrats on doing all of the cards.

kristie sessions said...

I love the tag card! Nice work with so many challenges. Its just a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining 365 Cards!

Cassie said...

Wow! 3 in 1!! It turned out great! I love the way you used the Threading Punch!!

Thanks for joining us this week on Cuttlebug Challenge!! Good luck with the giveaway!!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

AUsome mom said...

Great tag! I love the word art sentiment. Good for you for the 3 in 1!

Pearl said...

way to rawk 3 challenges ! love the sentiment too !

Thanks for joining in the fun with ICS !

Vicky said...

Fantastic! Perfect for the 365 Challenge and great job on completing 3 challenges in 1!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Doesn't it feel great when you can be clever enouth to combine so many challenges all at once. Excellent job and a lovely project.

Tricia said...

I love it when you can make a challenge for one site work for so many others in one week! scrapping smart for sure! great take on the sketch this week at ICS! Good luck!

Jackie G said...

love love LOVE this!!!
You did juch a fabulous job!!
I really like the quote you used!!!

Marcea said...

this is fabulous, I love it! Thanks for joining us on ics
-x-

Karen said...

Beautiful card and I love this sentiment

Thanks for joining us this week at ICS.

Karen x

scrapnnMO said...

Awesome job getting 3 in 1 card! Lovely combination of papers and the I love it! Thank for joining us this week at ICS! :)
♥Dawn♥

Terrie B x said...

Beautiful Mandy...
`Thanks` for joining in with ICS this week...
Have a lovely Evening:)♥

jonaks said...

this is so sweet. thanks for playing with us at ICS!

Amber said...

Love it Mandy! Just beautiful and the sentiment is lovely! Thanks for joining us at CB Challenges.
Amber

Nathalia Castellon said...

The gems with that punch adds so much dimension and personality to such a cute tag card. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenges this week!