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Thursday, 7 July 2011

AIF088 Double Time

We have a new challenge for you today at AI Factory and this week we have a Double Time Challenge. We would like to see you use two of the same thing on your card.

We are featuring the Ella At Peace digistamp today which is only $3. If you fancy using her too hop on over to the store here to purchase this heavenly little image and take a peek at the other designs too in the store.

Now for the details of my card. I have used a sketch from Outlawz for the layout. I printed out an extra layer of the lotus flower image so I create depth and cover it using a Zig pen with Glamour Dust glitter. The image is coloured with Promarkers and I used a Nestabilities die to crate a scalloped frame around the edge of it.

The card has been covered using an embossed and glitter spotted paper by My Minds Eye. Following the sketch guidelines I have added a gorgeous blue and purple lace along the leading edge of the card and I added a thin silver braid just inside this. I used a scrap of striped green & purple paper from the same pad to add some interest, punching with a Martha Stewart Doiley punch. I added some purple spotty ribbon around this.

The sentiment is a freebie from Paulette at Create With TLC If you don't already subscribe to her website I would STRONGLY recommend that you do. She is the most generous blogger in the whole of blogland and gives away so many freebies. She also runs little competitions and gives away lots of extras in the store emails. Please, please do yourself a favour and sign up. Tell her that Made by Mandy sent you :) (p.s. I am not affiliated to the store in any way, just a very happy customer who wants to help spread the luuurve!) I have cut the sentiment out using a Nestie frame and added some faux stitching with a fine liner. I used some small pieces of ribbon underneath to add a bit of contrast.

My 'double' is the use of 2 flower ensembles made from Flora Doodles, opened out silver bead caps and some glitter brads.

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 July 13th. If you use an online gallery Such as AiF, PCP or SCS then please tag your entry with the challenge code AIF088 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 !

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Sentiment - Create With TLC
Paper - My Minds Eye Penny Lane collection
Embellishments - Glitter, Flora Doodles flower, silver beadcaps, Papermania glitter brads, spotty ribbon, silver braid, lace
Tools - 2 sets Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Doily punch, Promarkers
Techniques - decoupage,

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


Jennifer Scull said...

oh she is so sweet! I love going to TLC every day to see what Paulette has cooked up. she has the neatest images!

have a great day!

Ute85 said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Ute85

Anne Temple said...

Great job on Ella. Love how you pop dotted the lotus and glittered it up.

Lynne said...

Loving those spots!! fab card :)
thanks for joining the Divas at Do it with Digis :)
Lynne xx

Iris said...

Amazing, sweet card!! Love all those colors and flowers! Thanks for playing our challenge again at Iris's Spot!

Doreen said...

Love the colours of this gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope to see you next

Wendi said...

Wow what a pretty card those flowers are gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mandy :-) The image is adorable and the glittery flower is beautiful ,, lovely border and flowers too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Fleur said...

A very pretty card.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Ann Craig said...

You've created such an eye catching card with the use of shapes, textures and that very sweet image. Great use of colour too. Thanks for joining us at jac-inks challenges.

Marlene said...

Aww..pretty...and purply! I love purply! :)

Stine said...

A nice card.
Thanks for joining us at cutie sunday.
Hugs stine

Debs said...

Very pretty card Mandy.
Love the glittery flower.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Angie said...

Lovely bright card love the cute image thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Michelle said...

Hi, lovely card and my favourite colour. Thanks for Joining us at Do it with Digis.
Love Michelle x

BastelMichaela said...

Wow, a beautiful card,
thanks for joining us at cutie sunday and creative stamp friend.
Hugs Michi

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week
Hugs Debs

Mary J said...

Mandy, this is so cute and I love your colour combo!

Thx for playing in the Cupcake Craftroom challenge!

M xxx

scotspanda said...

awww what a sweet card, the image is a real cutie

thanks for joining in with our free and easy theme this week at Allsorts

Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

Really love your card card! You did a wonderful job! Your digi stamp is so adorable! You did the whole
2 patterned papers
2 shapes and
2 embellishments
I think it's a winner!


cheryl said...

oh really love this,gorgeous image and love the layout bless you for playing at creative craft challenge we really appreciate your support hugs cheryl xxxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, the colours are lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Nadell

Mel said...

Precious card. Love the sentiment and flowers. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

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Gale said...

Sweet! Love the colors!
Thanks for sharing in our "recipe" challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

Jen said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Ren-Yi said...

What a fun card. Love the frame and the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Dana said...

I love all of the colors and textures you have on this card Mandy! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us at One Crazy Stamper : )

JanR said...

Love the sentiment, it goes perfectly with the image!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Alberto said...

OMG! pretty nice card! thye flowers get all more better, this i my favourite sentence!

thanks for join us at deep ocean challenge!

jonim52 said...

Adorable card good luck with all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Nadine said...


Wow, wonderful.
I love it. Thank you for
Playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Scrappy said...

What a beautiful card girl! So happy to work with you on AIF!Just perfect for the challenges at Audsentiments, OLLCB, and PIO! So glad that you found the time to play along with us this week! Looking forward to seeing more of your fantabulous work!

MWAH! Scrappy

Sue said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Debra James said...

You have created a really gorgeous card, love it. Thanks for playing along with Bizzy Bec's Challenge, xxxx