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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Crafty Cardmakers 11th Challenge

Boohoo, I'm suffering from a lousy cold/flu bug and have felt awful since Boxing Day and was struggling to be able to do my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers this week so asked Vix if she would like to post this card which is one I made earlier in the year.

The theme for the last challenge this year is to use your favourite items on your card.

The papers I have used are from Clare Curd's Papermania pack. The pack was huge so I gifted half of it to my crafty buddy Sarn who I made this birthday card for. In what has been a tremendously difficult year for me on many levels Sarn has been a wonderful friend and I wanted to make a special card for her birthday.

The other favourite item I used is the Cuttlebug butterflies, especially the dotty textured one used here. I had wanted this set for a long time and earlier in the year had the opportunity to do a crafty session at The Glitterpot with some forum buddies and had saved up some money to be able to have a bit of a spend up so they were a must buy puchase :)

The central panel on the card was made using a scoreboard to make a grid design and then I sewed small black beads at each intersection.

With the help of challenges and sketches my card making has really come on a long way in the last year and I have made a lot of improvements, but this is one of the cards I am most proud of and it is quite befitting that it uses some of my favourite items of this year.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the cards that are uploaded for this challenge. It is always interesting to see what people's favourite crafty items are, who knows they could become my new favourites next year LOL

Happy New Year to you all, I wish 2010 to be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for you all.


6 comments:

Sarn loves choc said...

This card really is LOVELY and one I treasure! The picture doesn't do it justice - it is really AMAZING IRL!

Wishing you a happier 2010 Mate xxxx

Vicky said...

Hi Mandy, thank's for popping by my blog, I know this year has been difficult for you....
Let's hope 2010 will be a brighter start for us both...

I loved the card you used for the challenge, I have a few of the CC stamp's myself, I think I should find them out...
The trouble with card making for me is I spend to much money on product's, I want everything I see, so inevitably there are lot's that get neglected and gather dust... in the new year I think I will focus on learning new techniques...I have some item's that I would like to alter, so finger's crossed I stick to what I say....and use more of the stuff I have, rather than keep buying....
It was great to join the team this week, Vix asked me a couple of month's back, and I was well up for it, when it came nearer though I felt very nearvous...but it's all done now, so I can relax....
Have a great new year, and I look forward to speaking to you soon...
Take care
x
Vicky

judie said...

Its a fantastic card hun, I hope your dreadful cold has left you well now, All your cards have been brilliant and stunning - Have a wonderful new year and i hope it brings you lots of health and wealth xx

Doodle Queen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my Karen's Doodles blog and becoming a follower :-)I have looked through your entire site and LOVE your beautiful work. I am an artist but not a crafter so I am always amazed at the talent that is out there! I am so sorry you lost your Mother this year. I lost mine 6 years ago and while the pain fades,it never goes away. I will tell you though that there will be times (like your rainbow story) that your Mother will be there for you in unexplained ways. It has happened for me many times and it is always a sign that she still loves me and wants me to feel it. Blessing for you in the New Year- keep up the fantastic work - Hugs, Karen

Shazziee said...

Love the black and white theme...always so effective! Fab card

Vixykins said...

Keep having another peek at this one, amazing detail, beauuuuutiful work Mandy x