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Sunday, 10 April 2011

OSAAT Challenge #57 and a Freebie

Over at OSAAT we have a new challenge for you which is to make something for a new baby

For this Challenge there will be one winner and we are sponsored by
The Stamping Boutique and they are offering a prize of:-

5 digi stamps of winner's choice

In the Newsletter this week we have Dora in the Designer's spotlight. If you don't already subscribe I would suggest that you sign up as there are some fabulous images given away as freebies and you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

While you are there don't forget that for the Month of April we have a store collab with the theme of Mother's Day & Babies which is free with a $10 purchase.

For my card this week I have used a great digi called Tweet Tweet by Gingerloft. I printed out the image twice so I could layer the nest and tweety birds up on 3d foam to create some dimension. I coloured the image with Promarkers and kept to a very simple colour pallette. I figured this would make an ideal card for when you don't know what the couple are expecting.

The paper I used is from a First Editions pad by Dovecraft called Sweet Owl and I have added an inked edge to soften it a little. I added a strip of dark brown which has been stamped with a Fiskars punch and offset the image, something which for me is very hard to do. I pretty much always keep things straight and actually find it hard to fight this urge.... I added some Craftywork Cards Candi dots and the gorgeous felt flower embellishment was an amazing find. I had coloured the image a few days before and just needed to put the card together. I popped to the shops on Thursday, came across some scrummy embellishments in Poundland and they were the EXACT colours to match, obviously they had to be purchased so I could use one on this card ( as if I really needed an excuse to buy something...LOL )

Last but not least I finished the card off with a sentiment that has been cut using a Nestie die and inked around the edges. Now I have quite a few digi sentiments and was sure I had one with this kind of baby and nest theme. Well if I have I can't find it anywhere!! I thus decided to make my own. If like me you also can't find one I have added a JPG and PNG file to this post and you are more than welcome to snag them if you can find them useful.

I you do download them I would be very grateful if you would leave me some love. If you use them on a project please link back to me and let me know so I can come and take a peek at your creation.

I really enjoyed visiting the blogs last week and seeing the most gorgeous of creations. I hope you will join in with our challenge this week and look forward to passing on some love.

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


Josephine said...

Absolutely lovely, Mandy!

And isn't it great when the pound shops come up with exactly the right thing!

Julye said...

Fab sentiment and so cute spring colours and love your bargin flowers too.

stitchy said...

Mandy what an adorable card for a new arrival :)...your talent is awesome, love the flower :) thank you for being part of our team :)


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...
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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the sentiment its perfect!!
hugs shell xx

Wenda said...

Great card love the flower.

Hugs Wenda

uksharon said...

Sweet card - gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Marjo said...

Hi Mandy,

What a wonderful card, the sentiment is fantastic! Your post is awesome too.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great image and your sentiment matches perfectly

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Deb said...

just darling, I love the color combo and your flowers

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Mandy, your card is totally fab, love the way you've done the birds in more than one layer, they really stand out. CoB

scrapperjulia said...

I love your card! The birds and nest are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

Robin said...

super card.. love the sentiment!! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!!! Hope to see you again!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Gill McCall said...

What a gorgeous card - thanks for playing along in B&B insired by nature

Mel said...

Another fab card honey!
I love the image and sentiment is perfect!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Sarah said...

Awesome card! The little birds are so sweet; love how you used the pop dots and the sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CIP; hope you can join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Angela Toucan said...

gorgeous card

Sue said...

Super cute bird and nest. Thanks for joining the fun at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.


June Houck said...

Mandy, I love the bird & nest, AND those jumbo brads :)

Thanks for playing with us at Betty Bee's Buzz!

Kat said...

What a sweet card for a new baby. Love the chicks. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

darling Ho said...

Great Freebie, Thanks for sharing:) And Cute card.

And about my card in OSAAT(#3-darling Ho)
Although I chose a easter image+birthday theme, but it's really present "New Baby" in Chinese world.
"Birthday" means "Born", pronounce "Dan Sheng". "Dan" is the same pronounce with "Egg".
And this year is "Rabbit Year" in Chinese world.
So I thought it's fit the "New Baby" theme.:)

Hope my explanation can let you know our culture.:)
Of course, if the owner at OSAAT think it's not really fit the theme, you can delete it, that's okay.:)

~darling Ho~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! Love the spring scene!! Gorgeous design! What a beautiful take on the No Ribbon challenge at ODBD. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

Very cute idea! So sweet! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

darling Ho said...

Dear Mandy:
Thanks for your reply.:) It's funny to know other culture.
~darling Ho~

stampingmarianne said...

What a cute card! I always long for spring and summer, and this one represents spring definatly!

And congratulations on the winning of your other card from OSAAT!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

sparklingblackrose said...

Really lovely :-) Congratulations for your win :-) Elaine-xxx-

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous creation-again as DT ;-) Thank you so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime and I hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx

Sarah said...

Mandy what a fantastic card! What a great sentiment. Thanks so sharing! Hugs

BettyBee said...

Mandy, your card is just precious, and I think the birds are just darling. Thank you for the sentiment. I will certainly link back to you when I use it! Thank you for sharing your delightful card with us over at BettyBee's Buzz! Please come back often.

Choccy said...

Beautiful card Mandy :O) Thanks for the freebie too.

Choccy xx

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous card with the birds in the nest. Thanks for joining in on this weeks challenge at TG:) Bettina

BarbaraW said...

Sweet baby card. Thanks for sharing it in the Creative Inspirations challenge.

Robin said...

Back again! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Scrappy said...

Great card! Love the stamp you picked! Fab Layout too! Thanks so much for joining us at CtB! We hope to see you again next challenge!

Francesca said...

What a beautiful card

Thanks for joining us for our Feathered Friends challenge at secret crafter this week and good luck!


Jackie said...

This is just lovely, I think the colors you used are perfect and the image is so sweet and pretty. Lovely job! Thank you so much for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, I hope to see you play again!

Pop's Cards said...

This is very pretty sweetie, thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sunday's with Crissy" big hugs pops x x

weva said...

Thank you!!!