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Wednesday 11 May 2011

AIF080 Nature Walk

We have a new challenge for you today at AI Factory and this week we have a Nature Walk Theme.

For My card I have used 2 of the designs that are in the This Little Birdie set 1. It is great value with 5 images and a sentiment for only $2.50 Hop on over to the store here to purchase this little cute set 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 Corrosive Challenge for the layout. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I created extra layers with 3D foam to create more depth. The body is on a separate layer and hen the eyes on another one. The paper are from another new pad brought out in the First Editions range by Dovecraft. Please, please, please Dovecraft stop bringing out new ranges that are so gorgeous that I NEED them...... I have enough paper to last a lifetime LOL

The bottom paper has such a lovely dainty design in the corner that the sketch was perfect for it. The squares of green are a double sided paper so I have turned one over and added faux stitching with a fine line pen. I have added ink to the edge of the paper and the image which has been cut out using a Nestabilities die. I have added 3 irridescent sequin flowers and green gem from Paperchase to finish it off........but that's not all.

In a very rare move for me I have also decorated the inside in offcuts of the papers used on the front. I have added the sentiment to a piece if the peach paper and used an inkpad to distress various elements before it was stuck down inside the card. It does really make a card look so very special when you do the inside to match but it is too pretty to write on it and spoil it LOL

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 18th. If you use an online gallery Such as AiF, PCP or SCS then please tag your entry with the challenge code AIF080 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) :-


Anne Temple said...

Love all those layers and especially the eyes.

Brenda Brown said...

This is such a great card Mandy, I love the colours and patterned papers. Thanks for showing us all the B's for our challenge at MAWTT. Good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Pami said...

This is such a cute card Mandy, I love the colours and the image is SO CUTE!! Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Saskia said...

So cute! Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Christine said...

Super card with lovely papers. Thanks for joining ujs at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Christine x

Crafteezee said...

Very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Meera said...

Love the big eyed birdy and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Fabulous card and I love that image! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa x

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card...inside and out! That image makes me smile! :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Rainbow Lady said...

Mr Blogger must have thrown out my comment...... but this is lovely such a cutie. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, that birdie is just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

lesleyworth said...

oh how cute! that birdie is fantastic! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mandy that little birdie made me smile what an adorable face, love the colours, gems and design on both this one and the one below, super work thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Terry said...

Hiya Mandy love the colors and the birdies, they really look like they are having lots of fun. Thank you for sharing your wonderfull creation with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs terry xxxx

Chris said...

WOW, you sure found a lot of challenges including ours, thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

pam124 said...

Look at all those challenges and what a sweet card to come up with the TGIF theme for StampinB's this week. Thanks so much for joining us. Pam-DT-StampinB

pam124 said...

Look at all those challenges and what a sweet card to come up with the TGIF theme for StampinB's this week. Thanks so much for joining us. Pam-DT-StampinB

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Mandy - I am sure I had left a comment before blogger went AWOL, but your card is so cute. I love the colours and DPs and that sentiment is fabulous.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mani said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

Lynne Forsythe said... CUTE is your card???!???! I say....just the cutest...inside and out!

thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies and SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW!!

Cec said...

Such a cute little card. Love the papers you used and those sweet little flowers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Cec said...

AWESOME!! Love those eyes!!! Great card....thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

Bev x

DesignerDiva said...

I love your little boggle eyed birdie its so cute!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for Brenda's BB challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Courtney said...

I LOVE this card Mandy!! It it adorable!! Thanks for playing along with our "Anything Goes" Challenge this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Nana Donna said...

Darling card, thanks for playing at Crafty Creations

Debs said...

Fab card - lovely DP's - so pretty.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
{{Debs}} xx

Diane Davies said...

Oh this is so cute! Love the image, just adorable. Thanks for particiting in the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Chrissie said...

What a cute image and what a lot of challenges!
Thanks so much for joining in our Scallops challenge at My Time to Craft this week.

Jen said...

Lovely papers and sketch. Thank you for joining in with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Unknown said...

Love those big eyes! So cute! Your papers and coloring are beautiful. I love to see the inside of the card done up. Great job!

I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Bling Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

Val said...

How cute. Thanks so much for joining the 2Bs challenge at MAWTT this week.


Nikbee said...

A lovely card. The image is so sweet.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at CCT! :)

Petra said...

Love how this one turned out Mandy, the eyes are so googly looking :)

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Jenni said...

Love your card and the great sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this time at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Sweet card!

Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!