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Thursday, 10 March 2011

AI Factory Luck of the Irish Challenge

It's my 1st DT offering today from Team 2 at AI Factory and this week we have a green challenge in honour of St Patrick's Day.

You can either make a card with a St Patrick's Day theme or make one with a lot of green colouring instead.

I myself don't have any occasion to send a card for Paddy's Day so opted for the green choice. I have used a fabulous digi image called She is Like The Wind which is available from the AI Store here.

This wonderfully intricate image was lovely to colour with Promarkers in various shades of green. I wanted to make her look like an Irish girl so went with very pale skin and auburn hair. I personally would have loved ginger hair just like it :)

I have used a sketch from One Crazy Stamper for the layout, opting to rotate it. The papers are from My Minds Eye (spotty one) and Papermania. I have run them through an embossing folder I bought at Christmas but have used for the 1st time. It's a larger one than normal and was quite cheap. I debossed the spotty paper and embossed the middle one. I edged with a small inkpad and ran it over the embossing to bring the pattern out and also knock the brighter green colouring back a little.

I have added a gorgeous lace that I bought from the Rag Market in Birmingham. It is quite thick but also has a delicate design. Last but not least I have added Prima flowers, cherry blossom from Wild Orchid and some glitter domes from Papermania for the flower centres.

To enter this week's challenge visit the AI Factory Challenge Blog where you will see the full rules and details. If you play along with us and upload your image you could win this week's image.

You are not required to use an AI Factory image to enter, but there are loads of great freebies available here in the freebies section of the store. You will need to link up your entry before midnight EST on Wednesday March 16th. If you use an online gallery Such as AiF, PCP or SCS then please tag your entry with the challenge code AIF071 so we can see all your cards in one place. Whilst you are at our challenge site please take a look at the rest of the DT's wonderful creations.

I look forward to seeing your entries in our challenge and Good Luck !

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


Unknown said...

Hello Mandy.

This Card ist Great!
I Like the coloures.

Greets from Germany

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Jane said...

Hey Mandy...another fabby card today & you're so right...that stamp is gorgeous!! Best of Irish Luck to you with your challenge entries xxx

Courtney said...

What a beautiful card Mandy!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Denise said...

Lovely card and great image. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

Holly Young said...

beautiful coloring! Love the texture on your green layer and the bit of lace! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge. I hope to see you play again soon!

WencheP said...

It's beautiful, love the lace and the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Marlou McAlees said...

Great card and colouring Mandy :)

Carole of Brum said...

Lovely card, Mandy, the image is so nice and coloured so well too. Good luck with the challenges. CoB

Mandy said...

Hi Mandy, your card is stunning, loving all the green, just perfect!

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.


Tanika Iswandari said...

oohhh i love the coloring and how you do the embossed and bring the color out by using ink pad!!! :) very adorable Mandy!

Country Mouse said...

Oh Wow! Your card is beautiful!! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Meljen's Designs!

Allie Gower said...

Lovely card.

Allie Gower
Ai Factory Design Team

Miranda said...

such a lovely card mandy, very cute
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Dawn said...

This is a fab card! Thanks you for sharing it with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is just beautiful!
Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us for our March Anything Goes Challenge, I love how your card turned out just Adorable!!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Peggysue said...

Lovely card Mandy. Especially like the 3 embossed panels. Thanks for taking the time to join in our LAYERS challenge at DYSU this week. Do come back!!

Anonymous said...

So very beautiful!! WOW! I love the lace and beautiful green colors here!! Great take on the challenge!! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly!!HUGS

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

A wonderful card and great image.

Thanks for joining Creative Stamp Friends.
Greetings Claudia

Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Ideal for st patricks day too! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx

José said...

Hi! Gorgeous card! Love that background and the image is beautiful. Great coloring!
Have a great day!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow, what a fantastic creations, great papers and so lovely image.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Min said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playin along with us this week at Catch The Bug!
Hugs & Happy Days!

JanR said...

Hey Mandy, your colouring is lovely! Such a great image for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly!

Ann said...

Mandy this is fantastic!!!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the embellies you added here!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!!

Your package will go in the mail on Monday the 14th. And I am feeling much better now. Thanks for the well wishes.

Michelle Pearson said...

fun card! Thanks for playing the One Crazy Stamper challenge!

Lori Saul said...

A wonderful charming card- I love your Irish lass!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge! hugs,Jane x

Scrappy Scatty said...

A lovely card
Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy challenge this week and hope to see you again soon
Love Jan

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jaluza Scrap said...


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the texture and the lace.

Thank you for joining our “Green” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Jessica Fitzgerald (aka MommaJess) said...

What a great card. I love the embossing. Thank you for joining us this week for the Meljens GREEN challenge.


Dana said...

Gorgeous card Mandy! I love that image! Thanks so much for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper. You did a marvelous job with the sketch!

Jacilynn said...

Great card Mandy! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!

Gem said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in the Lacy Days challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma :)