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Friday, 20 May 2011

Guest Designer at Guylou's Inimitability :)

After winning a challenge at Guylou's Inimitability I was asked if I would like to be a Guest Design Team member on an upcoming challenge and also awarded 2 images of my choice from the store.

The challenge has been set by Brenda and is for a colours scheme but it must also include added flowers.


I had chosen the images Olivia and Gina & Her Furbabies for my prize and coloured them both in with the colours above, intending to get them both in for this challenge. However, with an extremely ill Grandad in hospital with lots of visits, plus the complication of a very tired hubby due to an epileptic fit whilst visiting his Grandad my crafty time has been severely curtailed over the last week or so.

My card has been made with the Olivia image, coloured in with promarkers. I used a nestie to cut her out and used a small green ink pad to distress the edges. The papers throughout are from a fab free pad that came with a magazine last week. I have used Fiskars Theading water and Martha Stewart heart doily punches on them as well as more ink to distress the edges. I have used a variety of flowers from my stash and added a spot of glitter to the cherry blossom one. the green bling is from Paperchase and the sentiment has been recycled from an old card.

I used the sketch from the current Secret Crafter challenge for the layout. I recently met the owner Wendy at a crafty show at the Motorcycle Museum and she was lovely, really knowledgeable and helped me out with a punch I was after and the Tim Holtz ink pad tool I have been after for a long time. It was the last one left and had been opened and poor Wendy got sprayed with all these little felt pads bursting out of the packet!

I also bought some Basic Grey paper pads I hadn't got, not that I needed any more paper you understand, I think I need to go to a group meeting at Paper Mountains Anonymous and repeat to myself I MUST NOT BUY ANY MORE PAPER..... yeah as if that will work. I had an email only yesterday from a store saying there were another 3 pads from the First Edition range I NEED to get, will it ever end I ask myself? Can I sneak any more paper in the house without Paul throwing a dickie fit??? All these questions and more will be answered in the near future my friends LOL (and of course it is a good excuse to arrange a shopping trip, I need to take my MIL to the Range so they could 'accidentally' fall in my basket...... move along, nothing to see here LOL)

Anyhoo, please pop on over to Guylou's challenge blog to enter this challenge. The colours are really pretty, I am sure we all have oodles and oodles of flowers just begging to be added to a card and you don't even have to use a store image, you do however get more chance of winning if you do as your card counts as a double entry.

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

32 comments:

jackid said...

Hi Mandy congrats on your Guest DT slot the card is adorable as all your cards are I know exactly what you mean abot papers and stuff I have loads of it some I don't like to use as it's too nice lol hope your Granddad is getting better now and Paul is ok and thanks for the birthday wishes looking forward to seeing you on Sunday so see you then
Hugs
Jacki xx

Jane said...

Well done Mandy on your GDTship. I know what you mean about getting crafty stash pass 'Baggage Control'!!! You can never have enough stash...beautiful card xxx

Guylou said...

Hello Mandy!! Thank you for being our Guest Designer! I love your card... fabulous coloring and design!! Well done!!!
Cheers!
Guylou

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great card mandy - lovely colours

Thanks for joining our sketch challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE

Hugs Jane x

PS - Wendy is a doll (but i'm biased LOL)

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mandy,
What a fab card & gorgeous colour scheme. Great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Secret Crafters.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Sara I. said...

Love the pretty punching and fabulous design! Love the image and what you've done with it!! It's been a pleasure having you guesting with us this challenge!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very cute card Mandy, great work as always! Love the new profile pic - you look gorgeous and also the new blog background is so fun! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:) Hugs my friend!!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mandy the image, colours, design and those flowers look super thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
hugs
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Congratulations for the Guest DT appointment. I love the colors you used for your image and the paper and flowers work great with it. Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes.

Imke said...

Great card and i like the flowers !! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosice Challenge this week.

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us a WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Mandy, Congrats on the Guest DT appointment ;o)) Your card is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for participating in the Lexi's Creations with it and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous Mandy!
Love the adorable colours! And that image is fab!

Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week xx

Linda R. said...

Your card is so cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Another lovely creation ... thanks again from CCCB

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Mandy
Me again! ◕‿◕
Gorgeous card darling!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

WeirdCat said...

A very pretty card, lovely colour combination, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Tine said...

Hi Mandy. Lovely colour palette and a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Jane said...

Beautiful card! love the colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge, hugs, Jane x

Paddington fan said...

What a pretty card - great colour combo!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our spotty / stripey challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Marjo said...

Love your card, the design and colors are fantastic. Thanks for playine with us at Simply Create.

Good Luck :)

xoxo Marjo

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Michele said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x

Stephanie-Emma said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in at ECP Challenges xx

Leah the Orange said...

PRETTY! i love that fantastic line of flowers - gorgeous colours and textures! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma! :)

Vicky said...

Really pretty card Mandy!

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

hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

Hi Mandy, such a pretty card. Love the flowers and the touch of bling. Always good to meet a fellow crafter isn't it. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Mariska said...

Great card! Thank you for joining in the fun at the Card Makin Mamas!
Hugs,
Mariska

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing at CC this month. Marianne x

Kendra said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

lynne said...

Gorgeous card. The colours are so pretty!
I am also needing to attend the Paper Mountain Anonymous! I have papers that i dont even know i have!!

Thanks for joining in at Simply Create this time!
Lynne x

Gina L said...

Fabulous card! I'm so stoked you picked an image inspired by me (Gina and her furbabies). LOL.
Can't wait to see what you do with that one. If it's as good as what you did with this Olivia image, I'm going to be grinning!!! Congrats on your win and being a guest DT for this challenge. Oh, and as for the paper addiction, well, I'd have to join that group with you. I'm addicted to paper in a BIG way!