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Monday, 27 June 2011

CCM Spots & Stripes

Over at Crafty Cardmakers we have a new challenge today which is to use both spots & stripes on your project.

As I was making a card for another DT I am on I decided to work with the same base colours of Red White and Blue and coloured Mr Gnome but Digital Delights by Louby Lou with Promarkers. Although I take part in many challenges it is not often that I limit myself to such a small colour palette but there is actually something quite freeing about only using 3 colours and sticking to it instead of just colouring an image whatever colours you fancy. Who knew? Anyhoo I thought Mr Gnome would make a fab card to welcome someone to their new home, perhaps with a gnome gift tee hee!! (I actually quite like them but haven't got one yet....)

The base card is covered with Colorbok starry paper and not having any stripy red paper I used some red spotty ribbon and laid it down in stripes on white card. I added a red mat to the image and then used some paler blue striped paper by DCVW, this is ten mounted on 3D foam. The sentiment is by Tiddly Inks and has been matted onto red card and also on 3D foam. I was thinking about adding some toadstools on the side of the card but resisted the urge to keep adding things. Even though it is a large card at 8" square I am TRYING to learn that less is more in some cases and just because it will fit doesn't mean it should be there. (Now if I could only do that with my craft room, I know my hubby would be pleased LOL)

Having had a sabbatical from Crafty Cardmakers for the last month due to issues at home I know the girls have made some fantastic projects and I am so proud to be amongst a fabulous group of ladies with diverse crafting styles. I hope we will inspire you to take the plunge into this challenge and look forward to seeing your projects.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 8" square
Sketch -partly based on Sketches By Carly #34
Paper - Colorbok & DCWV
Embellishments - Ribbon
Tools - Good old scissors ;)
Techniques - Fussy Cutting


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

58 comments:

Roxann said...

Love your blog, Mandy! Adorable cards! Couldn't find where to follow you. Saw you on the Outlawz!
Hugz,
Roxann

Starla B. said...

Hon, this is just too cute!! That little gnomie is adorable!!! Fab job. Anyone who gets this card will definitely love it.

Colleen Holmes said...

Very cute card!!! Thank you for joining The Outlawz!!

Roxann said...

It's me again, LOL! This morning on my home computer your followers were not showing up. At work, there they are! Following you now!
Hugz,
Roxann

Dana said...

So cute Mandy!! As many times as I've been here in the past I thought I was already following you! But I am now and so glad you've joined our Follow Me Forum at The Outlawz!
Hugs~
Dana

Shari said...

Hi Mandy, love your cards!! I am a new follower that found you through the Outlawz!

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Mandy, how cute is that gnome?! Great papers and layout too :o) Lisa x

Reflections from Granny said...

What a cute card, so sweet and just well done, love the sentiment that's perfect. :) Lori m

quiltindiva said...

Love your Gnome Card! Saw it on the Outlawz and checked you on following on the blog addresses. So, I am a follower now!

Donna Mosley said...

Very cute card Mandy. Love the sweet image and fab colours.

donna x

Josephine said...

This is so cute! The colours work really well together, and limiting the range like that makes it really bold!

Carole of Brum said...

Ah he's cute and that sentiment really made me smile. Lovely card, Mandy, the red white and blue is really striking. CoB

Janis said...

Hey again, Mandy! So glad you entered more than once. I just love your cards! Great sentiment on this one too. Too cute! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Hugs! :) Janis

mforquer said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs,
M

Ciska said...

What a great card, the sentiment really make me giggle :) Thanks for sharing at Card Makin' Mamas, perfect card for our Red/White/Blue Challenge!

Kelli said...

Cute Gnome!!! Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

papertrails leaver said...

Great card with a super fun image! I like that you used the red,whit, and blue thee for the colors! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, Penny's, and Ppaer Playtime!

Joanne Gilch said...

Great set of stripes there, Mandy!!!
Very clever, too.
thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Sandi's Samples said...

Love your blog Mandy and your cards are super cute!
HUggs

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

A lovely bright card love your cute image too! Thank you for sharing with us at Here Come The Boys Woo x

aqualeiga said...

Great card, so bright & cheerful! Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge! Hugs, Ali x

Julye said...

Wow you are so organised and this is so cute thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

Peggysue said...

What a cheery card Mandy, and the gnome is so cute. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

Debbie said...

Fabulous bright and cheery card - love how you have coloured your image too. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Courtney said...

Another cutie!! Thanks so much for joining us again in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Tine said...

Hi Mandy. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Mandy, I love your red, white and blue cards. Your coloring is exquisite and your designs are very pleasing to the eye.
I am following your blog now. I found you on Outlawz Find Followers forum. My blog is at www.tickellexpressions.blogspot.com I'd love if you would come and take a look.

Dori said...

Fun card! Adorable image and layout.

Sammibug said...

Fabulous card, Mandy! Love the DP you used and the image is just too cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shelly's Images in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge! And thanks for the well wishes on my new DT spot! *hugs*

My name is Wynneth said...

Soooo cute and I love that fabby sentiment ! Great colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Zulma said...

Beautiful card mandy! nice image, d/p and borders. Thanks for sharing with us at paper Playtime this week.
Zulma DT

Sprytebyrd said...

This is an awesome card! And, you've caught me on every single one of my Design Teams! So......
Thank you for joining us at:
Meljen's Designs
Card Makin Mamas
Sentimental Sundays
and
Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is he ever the handsome gnome! be a pretty super elf at xmas too!

good golly girl! i think you found just about every challenge out there!!! if you DO NOT win something, i'll eat my slippers!!!

hugs :)

Tracey Brossart said...

Love this one too! So adorable!

Thanks again for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

Holly said...

Adorable! Who wouldn't love a gnome? Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Marlene said...

Your little gnome card is adorable! I love that little critter.

Lin said...

WOW Mandy, bright, bold and absolutely beautiful.

Lin xx

Bianca said...

Mandy your card is so cute and sweet! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a great, cheerful card - this little gnome would definitely make anyone feel welcome.
Thanks for joining our 'spots and stripes' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Very nice card. You got those stars in there. Great image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. I love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Pat

Craftyanny said...

Thanks for playing along with the Totally Papercrafts this week.
He's a real cutie, great colours and layout too
Anne x

jessica said...

This is such a cute card! Love your image and the coloring is excellent! TFS and playing along with us over at Paper Playtime :)

Jack said...

Great card, love that little gnome. xx

Craftdee said...

Perfect card for the Here Come The Boys Spots and Stripes challenge, thanks for joining in, Donna

Sammibug said...

Another patriotic card! Adorable! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Lori said...

Such a cute gnome card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Elise said...

Cute card! {How on EARTH do you find THAT many challenges to match your work!?! My GOODNESS!} Thanks for sharing this with Just Us Girls!

Mags said...

Oh so sweet! I really like how you've used the ribbon, it looks so good! Fab bright, cheerful colours, too!

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

luv, Mags x

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

A fun image that can be used so many ways.

Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime.
Krista, guest designer

Teresa said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at HCTB's challenge.
Teresa xx

gillyflower said...

oh what a cutie great card
gill x

Crafty Chris said...

A fantastic card Thanks for joining us on the colour challenge at DCD.
Chris x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us for our Red White and Blue Challenge, I love how your card turned out just Adorable!!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Oh so very cute! Great card.

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Debs said...

aaahhh! Mandy your little gnome is soooo very cute, and I love your stars and stripes, thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this challenge
Debs
xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Cute card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

PokSa said...

Lovely card and a cute-funny image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Jaclyn Miller said...

Totally cute! He looks adorable in red, white and blue. Thank you so much for playing along at OTWC.