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Monday, 18 May 2009

365 Cards Day 79 & Di Hickman May #2

It's day 79 at 365 Cards and the challenge for today is to make a card using your favourite manufacturer. I love bright colours and tend to use them the most when cardmaking. I tend to veer towards DCWV for a lot of my papers as they have such a diverse range of papers and the colours between collections work together. I particularly like the papers that were in the 3 seasons 2 drawer sets I got from QVC last year as they were fantastic value for money and have so many lovely bits in them.

I used last weeks Sketch May #2 from Di Hickman for the layout. I thought it particularly suited as I wanted to make a feature of the swirl on the backing paper as it is only one small part of a 12" page. In the summer drawers there are 3 sunflower papers that all work together the paper is one, the brown swirly border is an offcut from another. The glittered yellow and orange one is from an entirely different sheet but liked them together. The chipboard shape is glittered and from the same 'collection'. This is the last of my chipboard flowers in this set, boo hoo :( I think I could have had 20 of those and still used them all.

The card is finished off with card candy from Craftwork Cards. If you have never seen them before they are like brads but without the legs. You stick them on your card with a 3d foam square or some silicon glue and they add a little bit of depth without lots of bulk. They are also a lot cheaper as you get oodles of them (in co-ordinating colours) in a bag for £1 . The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts. It is the 1st time I have used it today and there is a tiny bubble in the 'k' so it won't stamp perfectly. Tried it a few times on scrap card and it was the same each time so for once it's nbot my dodgy stamping !!

14 comments:

Fi said...

Fantastic card, I love your colours and paper, and a fantastic design.
Hugs
Fi

Sherry said...

Great job on today's challenge.

~amy~ said...

Mandy, what a great job on today's challenge...love your papers and embellies!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I love it Mandy. You did a really nice job of the challenge.
Hugs
Michelle

AUsome mom said...

"Ausome" card Mandy! And the card candy is very cool! Thanks for the encouraging comments you left me today :)

Rose said...

luv the bright colors and think it is just fantastic :D

Bex said...

Yep, thanks to your tips, I am slowly getting the hang of this combining thing!

Love this! That swirl looks great!

You're right great minds do think alike! DCWV rocks! I hope they have another TSV like the season sets as they really were ace!

willow said...

I love this, love the colours, I will def be looking out for more DCWV as I have seen loads recently that I like
great card
maz

Sarn loves choc said...

Fab card and unusual (but nice!) colour scheme!

Jeannie said...

Very happy and fun!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Mad Stamper said...

Its a lovely bright , cheerful card hun, Love it....:-)

fabricbutterfly said...

Wow, so pretty, you are a talented gal, thanks for sharing all your beatiful creations

Gloria Stengel said...

This is one of my favorites of yours! Lovely job!

Di Hickman said...

Too funny cos I love DCWV papers too. What can I say? Well they are great quality, fun designs and honestly cheap, those stacks are good value for money - yeah I'm a frugalista! Love your card Mandy!