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Monday, 18 July 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' #31 - MYO Bellies

We have a new challenge today over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges which has been set by Starla and that is to Make your own embellishments.

I started with the gorgeous image of Girl with Kite which is in the Girly Girl section of the store. I love flying kites but I am not particularly good at it :( When we went camping with our friends they bought me a butterfly kite and I rarely got it up in the sky but Paul was pretty good at it.

Anyway I digress, back to the card :) I love chocolate and pink as a colour scheme so coloured the image accordingly. I decoupaged the kite by adding a second layer mounted on 3D foam. Using the sketch from Tuesday Trio I added the gorgeous brown ribbon and tied a bow to match.

For my handmade embellishments I went to one of the patterned sheets in the Sweet Owl pad I had used the main backing paper from. One of the sheets has large flowers and circles on it so I selected particular elements and cut them out, adding ink and glitter to enhance. I then raided my stash for some buttons and twine to finish off and Ta Daaah !!

There are loads of fabulous images in the Happileigh Scrappin' Store and Leigh has also got some gorgeous new designs available. With every purchase you this image and sentiment free........

Also for every 3 images you purchase you can choose an extra one absolutely free. There are loads of fab images just itching to be played with so you will find it easy to spend your pennies I promise you :)

Please pop on over to see the lovely creations my Happi Sisters have added. There are lots of lovely cards to feast your eyes upon and they are all so different.

Remember, for our challenges you don't need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image but if you do your entry counts twice and withfreebies available here it is easy to use one of Leigh's fabulous digis.

We would love to see lots of entries in this challenge. Leigh gives away her lovely digis to the top 3 so it is well worth entering and me and the DT love to see your creations, so come on over to

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Sketch - Tuesday Trio #75 (no lace sorry)
Images - Girl With Kite by Happileigh Scrappin'
Sentiment - Rub On by Sizzix
Paper - Sweet Owl First Edition pad by Dovecraft
Embellishments - Ribbon, Papermania Buttons, waxed twine, Paperchase gem & gold Stickles glue
Tools - 3d foam
Techniques - Distressing, decoupage, MYO embellishments

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


Jules said...

Fab card Mandy .. .. and I love those embellishments you have put together!!!

What a gorgeous bird kite .. .. that blue sky is awesome!!

Love Jules xx

Curly said...

Wow Mandy Gorgeous card I love your establishment I love the colour combo, and the image is adorable and coloured perfectly,

Have a great Day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Star said...

This is so cute...I just love those flowers! Fabulous coloring, and one of my favorite color combos, too! =D

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your card with that pretty ribbon! Your coloring is wonderful and the image is so sweet! It makes me want to fly a kite and I am sure I fly one just like!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the colours :)

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love your handmade embellishments.

Vicki said...

Love your card! The flowers turned out great, and I really like the twine. That's a big admission from me, I usually don't care for it at all!

Chris Hanselman said...

Mandy, love your card. Your coloring is amazing.
Your HappiSister,

Davi said...

Such a wonderful card you have made!Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week. :)

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Mandy, What a fantastic write up, thank you so much. I'm so blessed to have you as a Happi Sister!

Tine said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card - gorgeous colour combo

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Favourites challenge Lisa x

pinky said...

Very sweet card, love the little image. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Marlene said...

Your card is so adorable! I love all the elements you used...especially the color of that ribbon! Yummy!

ahlers5 said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

DesignerDiva said...

Great card a fab colour combo!

Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

deesdesigns said...

Another super cute card - It's so nice you were able to join us for our Two Words or More Challenge at Aud Sentiments. Good Luck!

mamapez5 said...

A great card Mandy. Your made embellishments are very pretty. I used to like kite flying too. That takes me back a bit! Kate x

Holly Young said...

I can't get over how many challenges you packed into one card! Great job! Love the cute image you used. thanks for playing along with Squigglefly this week!

Julie said...

This is adorable! Love the adorable image and fun layout! Thank you for joining us for the Buttons & Bows Challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Very sweet card. The paper DP paper flower cut outs are a great embellishment. Your card turned out wonderful. Good luck with all of your challenges.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Beautiful - love the soft colors! Thanks for joining our Meljen's Designs challenge this week Made by Mandy - from Melissa Made =)

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

Yes, you are right.

A snippet is simply anything left over after you have cut into a whole sheet .. .. so it really can be quite big if you have previously attacked a 12 x 12 !!!

But it can also be very small too .. .. some of mine are just pathetic .. .. but just occasionally they do get used! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Rleen said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge!
Hugs, Rleen

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the ribbon it looks fab!

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

Stef H said...

now THIS is absolutely darling! and the memory is even more so! i used to fly kites too and it was always fun. where has that fun gone???? LOL

thanks for the tip on the film for the skylights. our skylights are NOT flat. they're domed. would not be easy to cover but i know we can put something in the crevice to deflect the light - just never seem to get around to it.

yeah, this weather is crazy. never a happy medium lately! go figure.

love your flower card below too!

hugs, my friend.

Anita said...

Very pretty card and I love your embellishments. Thanks for joining the LCI Challenge.

Nicola said...

Great card, love the hand made embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Super cute card and your handmade embellies are just fabulous.
Thanks for joining our 'girly' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, this is amazing. Love the cute image and very pretty embellies. Fab colour combo too.

Donna x

Jennifer Scull said...

look at you making this cutie card and it fits so many challenges! that's the way to do it! ;)

June Nelson said...

Fab card Mandy and thanks so much for writing such alovely comment onmy blog, yes darlin we are lucky to be alive, the motorbike school admitted full responsibility for this learners error, and m y son isnt being fully compensated as the car was on finance, shocking eh. Thanks love xxxx

Dana said...

Lovin' the pink and brown! Your little bellies are absolutely precious!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at One Crazy Stamper : )

pam124 said...

WOW, what a great take on this week's StampinB Challenge. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us and hope you can play again on Thursday!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card sweetie. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.


Sandra DeFalco said...

Mandy - super handmade embellies with bling!
Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Heather said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us for the Hang Ten! challenge at Squigglefly this week.

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

Great Card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion!


Craft Addicted said...

Great card!

Thank you for playing with us this week at Teusday trio

Zehavit Shaked DT

Jamie Phillips said...

Your card turned out super cute! Thanks for being a part of the Craft Your Passion " Text It" Challenge. Good Luck!

Cindy Vernon said...

Fabulous card, thanks so much for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Trio!

Pattie G said...

This is sooo cute! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Unknown said...

Awww... Such a sweet & adorable card! Love the image and pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

שלוש בשלישי Tuesday Trio said...

That's a CUTE card.

Thanks for playing with us @ Tuesday Trio.

Dailly - TT

Joanne Gilch said...

Mandy, another stunning card and your hand made flowers/embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for the how to!!!
AND another thanks for joining/playing the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.