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Sunday 3 July 2011

OSAAT #69 - Use a Digi

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time and that is to use a digi. I know this will attract a whole host of entrants as more and more people are using digis these days. I know it is very rare for me NOT to use one now....

We have a fabulous prize for one lucky winner which is a £10 gift voucher for One Stop Card Crafts

If you don't already subscribe to the Stitchy Bear Newsletter I would suggest that you sign up as you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

In the spotlight this week is Bonna of Kelley Kids who designs some gorgeous images. The girls have made some fab cards with her images and shown what you can achieve with her images from the store.

Pop over to the store and make sure you sign up for it. While you are there don't forget that for the Month of July we have a new store collab with the theme of Weddings & Sympathy which is free with a $10 purchase.

We have an amazing opportunity for you too. To celebrate the ad campaign we are having in Papercraft Essentials Magazine and to reward our loay followers we are having a "Pretty in Print" contest.

Who wouldn't want the opportunity to be published ? Please click on the link above to be taken to the post on OSAAT which explains all the rules for entry.

My card for this challenge was made using a gorgeous stamp called Angie by Beary Dust Stamps. She has such a sweet expression on her face and I loved her pretty hair :)

The image is coloured with Promarkers and I used lots of different tones of browns in her hair. The image was mounted on 3d foam and edged with a Krylon gold marker.

The papers are both scraps from 2 different Dovecraft First Edition pads, no new sheets were harmed in the making of this card...... Both papers are glittered but it is quite subtle and shows up better on the pink one in my photo. I've used Martha Stewart punches on the heart border and the butterflies. I added some Prima flowers, some brads and some gems on the butterflies. The glittered birthday sentiment is from my stash and I used an ink pad to distress the edges of this and the white paper.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 5.5" Square
Sketch - A Gem of a Challenge #24
Papers - offcuts from First Edition pads (Dovecraft)
Image - Angie by Beary Dust
Tools - Nestability dies, Martha Stewart doily heart & butterfly punches
Embellishments - Prima Flowers, brads by Papermania, gems from stash
Techniques - Distressing with ink pad,punching, layering,

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


Tammy L said...

another fabulous card Mandy! Thanks for joining our Seeing Red challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Hazel said...

Cute card - thanks for another entry for the layers challenge at Iris' Spot x

Deb said...

Gorgeous Mandy, love the lacey punch detail and what super colors on such a fab image

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card Mandy, thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week. Love the image and how it is colored!

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Mandy hope you are ok klove the card as always there is something for you on my blog
Jacki xx

Iris said...

Love your card! The red flowers ans butterflies really complement your amazing coloring!

Thanks for playing in our challenge at Iris's Spot!

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

Jennifer said...

Ooooh this is so gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at AGOAC...good luck!! xx Jenny xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Wenda said...

I love it, beautiful card Mandy.

Hugs Wenda

Julye said...

Fab as always Mandy.

WeirdCat said...

Fab card, love the colours,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Unknown said...

Stunning card.I love it !Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM,and good luck !!

Debs said...

Super card Mandy.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mani said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the image and the whole layout.
Many thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles and Good Luck.

Jill said...

Great card Mandy, love the colours

Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Card!
great choice of colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at PAPERCRAFTING JOURNEY for our Summer Fete hop!
If you haven't already don't forget to comment and leave your link on each DT's blog for a chance to win the digi's they used for their project!!

Denise said...

Great card - loe the image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Teresa said...

Your card is lovely,I love the bright colours thank you for joining crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Electra said...

This card is so adorable! I love your colour choices! I hope you continue to play along with us at Opus Gluei!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Very lovely card. I esp like the heart border punch and the butterflies!!

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party Theme challenge.

Have a wonderful night.
Heather D.

Tenny Kusuma said...

Beautiful Card, Beautiful Image, and love your coloring. Thank you for sharing and playing along with DYSU Challenge blog this week.

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

What a great way to use up those snippets (and very pretty ones at that).

Great use of your MS punch and lovely layout.

You have certainly managed to fit your fab project into loads of challenges .. .. it must have taken for ever to link them all up!! I think you should receive a patience award!

Thank you for keeping me company in my battle to stop the snippets taking over the craft space.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

great card and a fsbby image
thank you for joining us at MMCS


Berry said...

Love this image and those colours Thanks for playing at Divas and using our sketch at a gem of a challenge this time hugs Rebekah xx

Lori said...

Wow Mandy, what a great card. I especially LOVE how you colored her's amazingly realistic. And OMG on the number of challenges you entered with just one card!! Amazing! Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of them. Good luck in the prize drawing and I do hope you'll join us again.

Michele Spera said...

wonderful job on your creation:-) Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

Lynne said...

Beautiful card and a great way to use your snippets.
Lynne xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Super cute card.
Thanks for joining our 'Bingo' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Anne said...

cute as a button, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and ghood luck
Anne x

Vivi Martínez said...

Lovely image and great coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes this week!

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us for the DYSU Challenge Blog Squares Challenge!


WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Donna said...

Beautiful card, love the heart border. Thanks for joining in the digi doodle shop challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna

Marjo said...

Beautiful card Mandy, love the design!

xoxo Marjo

Deena said...

this card is the colours and the scallopped edge...thanks for joining us over at Opus Gluei this week!

Sarn said...

Very pretty card Mandy.

I don't know how you have the patience to enter a card for all those challenges!

Hope you're keeping well and are happy.

Hugs, Sandra

Lesley said...

Very pretty card, lovely image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes (with a sentiment) challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Fleur said...

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

Anita said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in the Divas challenge.

Jennifer McGee said...

Great card! I am so glad you could join us at Designed 2 Delight this week.

Kathy D. said...

What beautiful paper. I love how you paired it with the red.
Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at
Hope to see you on the 16th when the 2nd challenge for the month is released and it will give you another shot at winning!

Rosemary said...

Welcome back to Opus Gluei, Mandy, nice to see your submittal! The digital image is great and I love how you've used it in a beautiful card.

Stephanie said...

Very cute, thanks for playing at the Bug.

scotspanda said...

lovely card, the image is fab and the colours really suit it

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

Amanda xx

Becky G said...

Such a pretty card!!!

So glad you joined us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug.

:) Becky G

Digi Darla said...

This is SO beautiful, Mandy! So glad you decided to join us over at ! Fabulous digi,too (Yay Bonna!). You colored her beautifully!

Jana said...

Very pretty card. I love the look of the pink with the RED AND WHITE. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Unknown said...

I'm back with a different hat on! :) Still an adorable card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Very cute Mandy! Really like this new batch of images:) Hope all is well - will answer your e-mail later today. Hugs and thanks for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Dana said...

So cute Mandy!! I love all of the punches and die cuts! Thanks for joining us for our recipe challenge this month at One Crazy Stamper : )

Andria said...

Gorgeous sassy image, great card :) and use of snippets too :).

Patricia Garcia said...

Too cute Mandy!! Thanks for playing at OCS Challenge!! Good luck!!