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Sunday, 22 January 2012

OSAAT #97 - Round & Round

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme is

Round & Round

You can make a circular card or use round elements, the choice is yours.
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This week I am using a love image from Hope Jacare Doodles called Heart Wreath. I had intended to make it into a valentine card but found once it was coloured that it had a yearning to be a Christmas card. OMG, my 1st Christmas card and it is only January!!

Anyhow, the image was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. There is a 2nd decoupaged layer of hearts and these have been covered with Crystal Laquer so look like shiny buttons. I cut this into a circle and used Distress Ink and one of those bristle brushes to stipple around the edges and bring the colour into the image. I also used this to go distress around the edge of the scalloped card blank.

The paper and decorative strip are from a traditional paper pack from Papermania. I had some great buys from The Range as a lot of the Christmas stuff was half price last week so had a bit of a bargain spend from some Christmas money J

The embellishments inside the wreath are some little felt stockings and a gift which were from a pack of assorted Christmas theme embellishments from Poundland. Sentiment is from my stash

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Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – 6” Square
Paper – Papermania
Embellishments – Poundland
Tools – scissors, 3d foam, Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Techniques – decoupage

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


Jane said...

Blimey...I know the year already seems to be flying by...but is it really Christmas already? Feeling the 'lurv' on this it xxx

Deb said...

So gorgeous Mandy-love your color combo and how you popped up the images-perfect and classy Christmas creation

Choccy said...

Mandy what a gorgeous card !! I think its fantastic that you have made a christmas card already. Last year i had so many to make all last minute of course. So think i need to make some through the year too.
Choccy xx

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mandy!

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely card, love all the details. Wow you did well in the sales! We have no craft stores near here so have to make do with online stores! Elaine-xxx-

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, lots to look at. Hazel x

Unknown said...

What a fun card. I love it! Thanks for playing at GHWI!!! :D

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely Christmas card too Mandy - the hearts look fab popped up like that! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy,
What a great card! You are off to a fab start for staying ahead of your annual handmade card needs, LOL!
Thanks for playing with us at GHWI!
Beth (the new kid on GHWI DT)

Julia said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hugs, Julia - DT

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. Thanks for playing at GHWI.

CG said...

Gorgeous card, love it!

Marjo said...

Your way ahead of the game Great start on your xmas cards.

xoxo Marjo

KristyLee said...

Great card! Cute little stockings and present! Love all the hearts!
Thank you for playing w/ us at Get Hippity w/ {ippity} for our hearts challenge!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love all the hearts - hope it's just the first of many Christmas cards - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 56 - hope to see you again soon. x

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Unknown said...

This is beautiful Mandy, love the hearts and colours. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers this week. xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Christmas card. Especially like the wreath embellishing. Thanks for entering Raise the Bar Circles/Rings challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Bar-Tender Raise the Bar

Darlene said...

Oh my stars! This is adorable Mandy! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

GiGi said...

What a great card! The scallop shape is fabulous and I love the heart wreath. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Shari said...

Fantastic card, it could be for Christmas, Valentine's or someone special! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Sue said...

A gorgeous versatile card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card. Hugs Julie x

sammi said...

Mandy, this is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We really appreciate your participation! ~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant as always Mandy :o) Another win coming up? Hugs


Karen Letchworth said...

Great job on this one, mandy. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images this week for our Anything Goes Challenge and please come back again next week for another fun challenge,
karen - design team member

Im just me - Marleen said...

wonderful card, thanks for joining the Stamping with the Dragon Challenge xxx

Karen said...

Oooh, I love this! The stockings are precious and I am crazy about that heart wreath! Beautiful papers and I love the sentiment shape, too! Simply gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Katie Butler said...

Great job on the card. The Crystal Laquer was such a creative idea. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with Dragon.

Kelly said...

Mandy this is so cute! I love those hearts.
Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs Challenges, hugs Kelly xxx

Margo said...

This card is adorable - love the hearts!
Thanks for joining CCC this week!