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Monday, 9 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Inchies Spolight



Over at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge Cazro has set us the challenge to use at least 3 inchies on your card.

I have only ever made one inchie and it was a stand alone project which I have never added to a card or anything. I know it is in a small ziplock bag somewhere in my crafty room but goodness only knows where!

I knew immediately I wanted to use this stamp set from Crafts Away which I bought at a show at the NEC at least 5 years ago and this is the first time I have used it (slaps hand in disgust LOL)

Using Promarkers I have coloured the base layer in green and added a second layer with thin 3D foam to give depth to the flowers. I am really into my oranges, yellows and reds at the moment so they feature heavily in this card. The papers are from the Citrus Mat Stack by DCWV. The swirly background papers has loads of encased glitter in it and looks really sparkly so I added a couple of die cut fabric glitter butterfly stickers from Hobbycraft. The yellow paper behind the ribbon has been trimmed with a Martha Stewart punch that embosses at the same time.

I used a sketch from Creative sketches for the layout and added ribbon from my stash to link the green in better, a sentiment from Anitas and various Prima flowers and a red button centre. This is the first time I have used inchies on a card and it amazed me how much detail you can get in such a small square.

The rest of the teams have made some fabulous creations with inchies, much more adventurous and arty than mine I have to say. I do hope you will pop over to the blog and drool over their creations and give them some love, it is always appreciated.

I'm looking forward to seeing how you use inchies in your creations. Don't forget you've still got a week to enter our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order):-



38 comments:

jackid said...

Fab card Mandy and loving the new pic of you very modelesque haven't forgotten about our meet I will get back to with that just not been well the last week
Love the colour cobo on this card too very vibrant
Jacki xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful, Mandy. I love the bright colours in the images - they're gorgeous!

Uma said...

bright and funky!

Jack said...

Fab card, love the papers you've used. And what a bad girl, buying stamps and not using them. I would never do that (hmmm!!!). xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh inchies are just way to small for me but you totally rocked it! this is absolutely fabulous!!!

and you ARE gorgeous! but i already said that - lol.

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

Lin said...

5 years, hmmmmmm, not just me then, lol

Lovely zingy card. Your inchie flowers are so fresh and vibrant.

Lin xx

Gina L said...

I love how you showcased the inchies on this card!

Melly said...

Oh honey this is fab!
I love it all! Really inchies are a fab way to add theat different touch to a card!
Hugs Melly xxx

The Digi Street - Stamp Shop by Andy Bauer said...

Cool card! And I love to say "inchies". LOL. And thanks for leaving some love on my blog! I'm glad you enjoy the freebie Ice Cream Sundae! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

gillyflower said...

great card love the bright colours and funky design brill
gill x

Magento Themes said...

Adorable card!!! I just love this card... Those flower and the butterflies are looking great. I like the colors in this card. Thanks for this great card.Magento Themes

Carol said...

Great card, fab colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and hope to see you again soon. Carol x

Rachel B said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies and flower and your trim is great! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Debbie said...

Love those glitzy butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Hugs
Debbie

Martha said...

tooo cute! thanks for joining us again :) at clear it OUt

Scrappy Scatty said...

wonderful card
thank you for playing along this week at Raise The Bar
love Jan
xx

Pat Garvin said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation.

Julie said...

How sweet - love the bright coloru combo! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Teresa said...

What a beautifully put together card, I love the colour combination, it looks great. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck, hugs, Teresa x

Anne Temple said...

Great looking card Mandy! Love the brigh flowers. Glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Marlene said...

I'd never heard of an "inchie" before! This is really crafty!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card!! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge!! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!!
We will have a new release next week. There is blog candy on the challenge blog if you help spread the word!! Go check it out!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

What a creative card! Thank you for playing along with us @ Creative Sketches. I hope that we see more of your work, again!

Ann Whitfield said...

A fabulous card and a great way to use inchies Mandy. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Mummylade said...

this is just lovely. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creation and good luck!

Julie said...

Great card and love the colours you've chosen! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Candy C said...

Hi Mandy. I am Candy from Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. I was going to leave a comment on your current entry to our challenge but Blogger (as you may know)has really been messed up the past day or two. I tried to click on your link to leave a message and it can't be found. You may need to repost your entry. Your card was very cute though! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Min said...

Fabulous colors and I just love the layout! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for The Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Cor* said...

First of all I am in love with your new profile pic there on your blog! GoRgeOUs! Wow! Secondly, you card is super wicked! I love the little square pieces that catch the eye! Sweet butterflies! Thanks for sharing your embellie filled creation this fortnight with us at LIIU!

Netty said...

I agree with Cor, your profile pic is lovely! Your card is fab too, really lovely layout and lovely bright colours. Good luck in the draw, Annette xx (One Stop Craft DT)

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - the flowers are lovely! Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Claire said...

Wow fab card! I love those inchies! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Francesca said...

What a beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic
Hugs
Tamara

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Thistleblue said...

Fantastic card Mandy, love you wee inchies. Thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
x

Eiglas said...

Super card Mandy - bright and cheery!
Hugs
Ei
x