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Thursday, 5 May 2011

AIF 079 Mother's Day



We have a new challenge for you today at AI Factory and this week we have a Mother's Day Theme. Although we have had Mother's Day in the UK there are many parts of the world that celebrate it this weekend.

There are a load of brand new Mother's Day digis in the store and this is one of the new ones called Bird Holding Flower and it is only $2. Hop on over to the store here to purchase this little cutie and take a peek at the other designs too in our revamped store.


Now for the details of my card. I have used a sketch from The Pink Elephant for the layout and the finished size of the card is A5. The image has been coloured with Promarkers in bright colours to match the papers which are from a new pad I bought today from Dovecrafts First edition ranges. It's all limes, lemons and oranges. The paper on the bottom has got lots of glitter encased in it and the colours are very springlike.

I have added a lace trim with a lime green ribbon with white stitching in it. The edges of the ribbon have an irridescent thread woven into it. The sentiment has been recycled from a shop bought card and I used a Quickutz cookie cutter die to trim it and the green mat below it. The flower is 4 layers of blooms from Prima's E line range with a Papermania spotty button in the centre. I made a hatpin from flower and butterfly decorative beads and some tiny gold ones for spacers, the orange bow is also from Papermania. Last but not least I added lots of twinkle to the image with gems and Papermania glitter dots. For someone who didn't like using green I think I can definitely say I like it now, especially these brighter zingy shades :)

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 some great freebies available here in the freebies section of the store. You will need to link up your entry before midnight EST on Wednesday May 11th. If you use an online gallery Such as AiF, PCP or SCS then please tag your entry with the challenge code AIF079 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 (in Alphabetical order) :-

66 comments:

Starla B. said...

Awww, this is adorable! That little chicky is so cute!

pinky said...

Very sweet. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Pinky

Bianca said...

What a lovely layout! Thank you for joining in our Mother´s Day Challenge of Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Mandy
Thanks for joining us on Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Marianne said...

What a sweet card is this. You colored the birdy so beautiful. Beautiful papers and a lovely flower. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Hugs Marianne

Rebekah said...

What a lovely card and gosh what a lot of challenges! Thanks for playing at creative card crew, craft us crazy, Crafty sentiments and Divas this time (phew teach me for being on so many DTs lol!) hugs Rebekah xx
PS I have blog candy at http://berryliciousblog.blogspot.com if you are interested!

laney said...

Super card and layout hun love those spring like colours!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Faye said...

This is a super card. I love your C element. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake. x

Kat said...

This is really cute. Love the fresh bright colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Dorcas said...

Hi Mandy!
This is super cute! Love that flower too! I’m so glad you were able to join us at Phindy’s Place this week.
Hugs,
Dorcas
Ps) There’s still time to join in my “no strings attached “ blog candy open til May 13th if you haven’t already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar. Hope you can play.

Chris said...

Holy Moley, I didn't know there were so many challenges out there! well thanks for entering that cute little card into the Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

wannabcre8tive said...

So very pretty, Mandy. Love the colors you chose and the great coloring. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE stampers challenge.

Bridget said...

I love your Mother's Day card Mandy! Thank you for joining us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!
-bridget GDT

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Mandy: Your card is so beautifully made. Thank you for entering our Metal Challege at Simply Create.

Blessings,

Diane
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/
Simply Create Design Team

Kathy said...

Super cute. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Audrey said...

What a fun bright card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Audrey said...

What a fun bright card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

cindy said...

Cute Digi. Love the brightness of colors in your card. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week. I hope to see you next week as well:)

Sheri said...

So CUTE! Great color combo! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Carrie's Corner said...

Very festive and great job coloring the image! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Gill McCall said...

Such a lovely bright cheery card - i get to do a double thank you as you have entered this into my own challenge CBGM - "birds in the garden" and Bows n Berries "Bright and bold" where i am a DT member so thank you for joining in with both.

louise said...

Adorable card so pretty and colourful,thankyou for joining us at the Cupcake Craft Challenge
Louise xx

louise said...

Adorable card so pretty and colourful,thankyou for joining us at the Cupcake Craft Challenge
Louise xx

Mandy said...

Such a pretty card Mandy and fab image.

sari said...

Such a sweet & colorful card! =) Love the litle chick! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

June Houck said...

Mandy this is so pretty and colorful. Thank you for sharing at Betty Bee's Buzz!

Sharon Keanly said...

A very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week, hugs Sharon

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us over a PTD with this fab design.

Kerry

Crystal said...

Oh my word HOW CUTE!!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Aw so very cute!! The images are darling and you used them beautifully! Thanks also for playing at Sundays With Crissy!

Wuzim├Ądi said...

Such a cute image and wonderful bright colours!
Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends,
Michi

Joanne Gilch said...

Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles. this card is colorful and delightful!

Vicky said...

Such a cutie and loving your bright colours too hun..

thanks for joining us at Divas by design...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Anne said...

Cute image and lovely DP. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

The Digi Street said...

I love the vibrant colors!

almondeyez2000 said...

Awwww, Mandy your card is so sweet, love it!
Thx for playing with us at "The Shoe"!
-Tanisha

Iris said...

The image is so cute and those bright colors are gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Iris

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like these bright, citrusy colors you picked for your Mom's Day Card. Thanks for sharing it with Speedy's Friends!

Dionne said...

Wow,super cute card. Love the bright colors.
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli.

Heidi said...

Fun and cheerful! Thanks for joining us on the ABC DT Challenge, we hope you will come again next month too!

http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/

Use CTHS-01 for a 10% discount too!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Great card and a fantastic paper.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

PatR said...

Great card and cute image. Thanks for including it in the TioT challenge this week. xx

majsan said...

Wow what a cute image and supersweet card with lots of happy colors.
Lucky mom..!
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY
Hugs,
Maria

Susan Raihala said...

LOVE those happy colors...especially the orange pops! Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Stampin Lucy said...

I am in love with this image!! You did a FAB job with the card, just too cute...thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles for our May Flowers challenge.

jojoscraps said...

This is so pretty! Everything about it is so cheerful. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges. Good luck!
Jo xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mandy this is super what a great image and love the colours and design a real chirpy card thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday
Hugs
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Wow, on all the challenges you entered on this one card, but glad you joined us over at Creative Inspirations

Hugs
Debbie

uksharon said...

CUTE CARD MANDY
THANKS FOR JOINING US AT CCCC THIS WEEK.
BEST WISHES, SHARON

Brenda said...

Great card Mandy! great image!
bren

Poppet said...

A beautiful, vibrant card Mandy. I love your handmade embellishments they are a perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

bosenberries said...

Love the citrus colours you used for this! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries Digital Stamps 'bold and bright' challenge!
Robin

Lacey Stephens said...

This is super cute!! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamps

Micki said...

Awesome card. Love the bright colors and that yellow flower is the perfect embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters for our Mother's Day challenge.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love the bright, fresh color scheme and the image is darling! Thanks for joining us in the ABC DT Challenge!

Lating Panda said...

This is so sweet.:)Thanks for joining us at Divas by design.

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! nice image, d/p and embellish. Thanks for playing with us at 2Sister's this week, good luck!
Zulma DT

Rachel B said...

Beautiful flower and I love how you colored your image and your trim is great. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Martha said...

ahhh such a cute card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! Such a cute image and I love the papers that you've used!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Connie M. said...

Oh my, so sweet!! Thanks so much for playing this week's Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Hugs!

Connie M.
RRRDT

Rosemary said...

What a cute card!!..love the fun bright colors!..Thank you for sharing this with us at Betty Bee's Buzz!

PokSa said...

Beautiful work. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

LORi said...

So cute Mandy!! Wow that is a LOT of challenges...thanks for including TPE in there!! Hugs-LORi

Dana said...

Wow! I think it so extraordinary when people can combine so many challenges! A lovely, cheery card! Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation!