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Monday, 24 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 38


We have a new challenge for you today over at Crafty Cardmakers which has been set by my Teamie Jack. It's dead easy as it is to include something floral in your card. I honestly don't think there can be any cardmakers out there who do not have anything floral so you should all be able to enter this one :)

Our Sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful

and the prize is a £10 voucher for her store. Thanks Joanna for your generous support.

My card really started off with the gorgeous orchid silk flower. I found 2 sprays in Poundland last Sunday. They've each got 7 decent sized flowers on them and they are so much cheaper than the ones market for crafters. I love finding cheap embellishments for my cards that way, makes me feel all smug that I haven't spent a fortune on them LOL

Any hoo, imagine how delighted I was that in the weekly newsletter from Imag-e-nation the digital image they give away free was for orchids, the idea for my floral card was born.

I had printed the Full image and then 2 layers of the largest flower so I could decoupage them. The images were coloured with Promarkers and then when they were layered together I added some Crystal Effects to the centres of the flowers and stickles glitter glue around the egdes of the petals. I cut the image out using a Nestabilities label die and inked around the edges with a small Versamark pad.

I have used Sketch #82 from Moving Along with The Times for the layout and took them up on the floral theme. I have rotated the sketch to fit the image better.

The embossed spotty glittered paper for the background is by My Mind's Eye, the embossed floral paper on the bottom is from K & Co with a little ink to pick up the embossing better. The glitter ribbon and sentiment is from my stash and the 3d butterflies are made using 3 Martha Stewart punches to make each one with a bit of glitter added.

Looking forward to seeing lots of entries for this challenge and will be popping over to your blogs to take a peek.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

31 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

LOve the lilac and purple colours .. pretty flowers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card.......wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh mandy... another beauty! thank you for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mandy. Very pretty card, love the centrepiece and the beautiful dotted background. Love the colour also. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous pinks and purples and a beautiful creation thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous colours and that Orchid is fab....I do that alot too ;)

Thanks for joining in again with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

Sylvia x said...

very pretty card...thanks for joining us over at creative craft challenges...good luck..sylvia x

Pami said...

What a pretty card Mandy, I love the colours,my favourite. Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Ann Whitfield said...

Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us again at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Manuela said...

Hi.
Beautiful card and lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Manuela

Miria said...

Lovely card, great colour combo! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland, good luck! Miria

Jack said...

What a bargain flower. Must call into Poundland next time I go shopping. Fabulous card. xx

Carole of Brum said...

Oh Mandy, I've only just come across a lovely comment that you left on my blog way back in December.....how could I have missed it? So sorry, petal, but at least I stumbled upon it at last, lol. I know Great Barr only slightly from visiting a friend's family there, not far from the Towers. I'm south Brum, have lived there all my life, but nice to know a fellow Brummie in Blogland. Your card is fabulous, floral cards are always a hit, and you got a great find in the Poundshop, they are worth checking out for crafty bits and pieces, arent they? CoB

Anne said...

Stunning orchid card!
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!
Hugs
Anne

Jane said...

Beautiful card! the colours are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane x

Terry Oulboub said...

Look how cute this card is with the wonderful image. I love the color scheme. Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place. :~)

gillyflower said...

love this its gorgeous
gill x

Claire said...

Just beautiful! Gorgeous colours
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a find! that silk flower is gorgeous. Teaming it up with this image and this embossed paper makes for a stunning card
Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place and hope to see you back next time

Joynana said...

Love the image and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the purples! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Eiglas said...

Lovely card Mandy and in my favourite colour too! LOL!
Hugs
Ei
x

WeirdCat said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week
Ruth x

Highdesertstamper said...

That's really a beautiful pansy on your card... Lovely card

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Sorry I am so late commenting, Love the card its super for this weeks challenge on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

Karen W said...

This is so pretty and thank you for joining us at Creative Belli Challenge

Jane said...

A beautiful card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Joan Ervin said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I'm lovin all the purple!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli Challenge!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful orchids in "P"urple! Thank You for joining us at the Creative Belli challenge this week
~ Shelly

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card - the colour is fab. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Lin said...

Beautiful colour scheme Mandy. That silk orchid is just perfect for the card.

Lin xx