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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Pail of Flowers

Faith at Designed 2 Delight has started off May with a lovely digi which was begging to be coloured. I am big into my oranges, reds and yellows at the moment, must be all the good weather we have been having recently :) I was gutted to have missed out on the last week of the challenge in April so will be doing my very best to complete them all this month. Faith's designs are so lovely you don't want to miss out on them and I can see why there are so many participants every week......

I used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout. I have been following this blog for ages yet this is the first time I have used one of their sketches, weird eh? The card is an 8" square scalloped edge and I was able to print the design quite large. The image is of course coloured with my Promarkers, I almost can't make a card without using them these days :)

All the papers are from My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow pack. It was my 1st MME purchase and is still my favourite. One of the UK cardmaking magazines had a calendar in it for 2011 which had a pull out section of smaller print papers and embellishments. The ribbon trim, flower and leaves are all from this pack. I have inked the edges of the papers to add definition between the layers. I have added a flower shaped brad and a Papermania glitter dot to the centre and 3 gems from Paperchase in the centre of the top 3 flowers on the 'ribbon' which are luckily just in the right place to marry up with the sketch. In the words of the immortal A Team, Don't you love it when a plan comes together!

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

30 comments:

sweetbloominscraps said...

Mandy, this is such a warm pot of flowers! Love the scalloped edge of your card and the fun papers your used! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Judi SSW DT

aqualeiga said...

Such a beautiful card! I LOVE the colours and your colouring is divine! I'm really pleased that you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Spots & Dots challenge. Hugs, Ali x

karen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous, I love the colour combo too! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen GDT

mulberry station said...

What a beautiful pot of flowers. I love the distressed look you have give your card. Great choice of colors and DP. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Kathie said...
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Kathie said...

Hi Mandy, love your card especially the lovely bright colours awesome job and I just adore your design papers used they work perfectly with your card. Great card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.

Kathie SSW-DT

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love your card this week Mandy! The colors are my favorite and I LOVE the scalloped edging. Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Bea said...

Gorgeous card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

Bea

Jeannie said...

Such beautiful colors and papers and perfect for Spring! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

aqualeiga said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the colours, in fact, I love everything about it! I am so pleased that you decided to join us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our Spots & Dots challenge. Hugs, Ali x

Suzi said...

This is so pretty, love the colour combo and the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hugs
Suzi

Genevieve said...

Beautiful card & gorgeous colours! Such a pretty image. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve SSW-DT

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely image and you have done a marvelous job coloring it. I agree - that is a great color combo and wonderful paper patterns too! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mandy

A gorgeous card love the colour's,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,

Hugs Dianne xx

Deirdre said...

So beautiful - wonderful colours. Gorgeous image. Great card.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fab, love the bright colours & the image is great!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Audrey said...

Wow Mandy! What a gorgeous card. I love the DP you chose. It's perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Debs said...

Fab fun bright & cheery card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck
{{Debs}}xx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Mandy fab colours you have put together
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week for Brenda's BB challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Karen said...

Aww WOW what a beautiful card you have made!! I love your papers and I really love how you made your image to suit them:-) Thanks so muc for playing along this week at Paper Play
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, Mandy! Love your colors. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!

Julye said...

Love the cheery summer colours, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and CCC.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh this is a beautiful card. Love the colors you've used here and that wonderful image - a terrific take on the sketch. So glad you've finally played in our challenges at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I hope we'll see lots of your wonderful creativity in the future. Thanks for playing along in the challenge at SSW!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Brenda Brown said...

A great card Many, love the bucket and blooms.
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
http://bumlebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com
Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Vanja said...

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

papertrails leaver said...

this is a beautiful card! Love the orange hues. Favorite part is the titled image! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

Cheryl said...

gorgeous card love those papers,
bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cheryl xxx and creative inspirations too,

deesdesigns said...

Just lovely - awesome color combo. I'm so glad you could join us for our "No Sentiments" challenge at Aud Sentiments.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! We hope to see you again next time!

Lauren