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Sunday, 23 September 2012

OSAAT #132 - Bingo

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


Select 3 in a line, must go through the centre ‘digi’ option

 We are sponsored this week by  Creative Craft World  who are offering the lucky winner 3 Promarkers of their choice if they use a Stitchy Bear Store Digi

The DT are all using products from the new Mini Collaboration pack. There will be a new one available every Fortnight for 1 week only. The Mini Collab is free with a purchase from the store of only $7

Don't forget for the month of September we have the Mega Collaboration available free with a purchase of $12. You get all these lovely designs for FREE!!

Please head on over to the Stitchy Bear Store to check out all the lovely digis on offer from our great designers. There are always some freebies available and there is a selection of cut price Monthly Specials that change often, there really is so much to choose from thanks to our very talented designers.

Also, to keep ahead of all the latest news you can become a follower at the

Don’t forget that we have changed the prize structure. You must use a store image to win the main prizes and all other entries will be in a draw to win $3 to spend in the store

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For this challenge I chose this lovely image Birds in a Tree by Hope Jacare Doodles for both myself and Choccy to work with. I loved all the swirls in the tree trunk and I could see that the leaves could easily be gemstones and of course the little tweety birds peeking out from the branches are very cute J

I coloured the image with Promarkers & Flexmarkers and although this is a big card and the image is big it needed the fine tip on the Promarkers to keep inside the intricate lines of this design. I used a new X Cut die set to cut the image and I was lucky as it was only just big enough. I distressed the edges to soften it a little. I added lots of gems to the leaves and some Glossy Accents to the birdies.

The large 8” card is covered with papers from my favourite Autumn collection, Woodland Friends by Papermania. The sentiment was a freebie some time ago from Raindrop Echo Designs which has been coloured, cut with a Nestabilities die and distressed with a small ink pad.

To cover the join in the paper I used a fab ‘ribbon’ that I got from a haberdashery stall in a local market. It has four rows of faux gemstones and you can cut the webbing to make it as thin or thick as you like. I just love perusing these little stalls as you can find some wonderful bits and pieces for your cards J

To finish off I added some more buttons from my Boofle bag, some embossed stickers from Papermania and some small red gems which have been recycled from an old T shirt.

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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 – 8” Square
Paper – Autumn Friends by Papermania
Sentiment – Autumn Abundance by Raindrop Echo Designs
Embellishments – Papermania Boofle Buttons, Papemania embossed stickers, Assorted Gems, Glossy Accents, faux gemstone ribbon
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Nestabilities & X Cut dies, small ink pad
Techniques – Die cutting, distressing

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


Crafting Vicky said...

This is a fabulous card. Love your DP that's a cie that I don't know... I'll have to go and check it out. Just love how you color, it really made the tree pop out! Wonderful.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the fab colours


Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mandy. Love all the elements you've combined into that fabulous design!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great Mandy! Everyone seems to have found lovely sentiments this time on the DT, yours is brilliant! I love the way everything co-ordiantes too! Judy x

Lynne said...

Really nice. Great design and of course, I love the colors. Thank you for creating with us at Use Your Stuff.

Nicole G said...

Love the bold colors and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs.

cotnob said...

This is a fab card, I love your sentiment and button embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful card, Mandy! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Jackie Randolph said...

Such a sweet card Mandy!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

Penny said...

Oh, my, I love that tree! And the sentiment with it is just perfect! Love your die cuts and your embellies! :^) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Carola/Schokofee said...

A nice card!
Thanks for joining paperminutes!

Basement Stamper said...

Those embossed stickers are fantastic Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

craftygranny said...

Fab tree i love it and the papers you used look great what a fab card . Hugs trisha x

jkreucher said...

What a lovely Autumn card! I love your design and wonderful sentiment!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl die cuts challenge this week!

Donna said...

Wow, what a lovely tree Mandy, and the sentiment is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along this week at Bearly Mine Challenges
Donna xx

Melina said...

very pretty, I love the butterfly. Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

*mieke* said...

Nice card Mandy and thnx for joining us at EKEF this week!

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous - and my type of recycling too - Love it!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle it' challenge :)

Carol x

Angela B. said...

Love this festive Autumn card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

Much Hugs & Craftiness!

Angela (DT Member)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How pretty! I especially like the tree! Very nicely done!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Love the colours very bold and bright, thank you for joining us at LEJ this week, Pauline x

Kati said...

What a great tree, thanks for showing it for paperminutes.

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful. All the elements work so perfectly together. Wishing you a fab Tuesday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}

ursula Uphof said...

A lovely autumn card,Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
My Crafting Corner

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous design, Mandy, and that gold butterfly is stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a lovely design Mandy. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges for our very last Challenge ever and good luck.


Unknown said...

fab card bill design...thanks for joining in withus this week at CRAFT CATZ,,,sassyx

Hazel said...

Beautiful, Mandy! Thanks for being so supportive over the past few weeks - it's much appreciated. Hazel x

Kathy D. said...

Nicely done! like the use of the buttons and the patterned paper is perfect!
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...thanks for joining SSD!

Ellen said...

What a lovely autumn card! Thanks for joining us at EKEF!

CraftyGirl said...

Stunning, I just love your card and all you put into it.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

Bettina L. said...

This is lovely. Great design with the buttons and butterfly and love the colour combo. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge final challenge and good luck. Bettina xx

happyscrapper said...

Hi Mandy this is a gorgeo fall card. That tree is so cute

Christine Delightful Challenges Dt

happyscrapper said...

It is me again Mandy. The papets are also a great compliment to the image.
Pixie Christine

Gale said...

Wonderful card Mandy. I love that tree and the cute embellies you used. Thanks for playing at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

Purple mad Alison said...

Lovely card, cute image.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Scrappin Sista said...

Very cute card! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes Challenge" Hope you decide to join us again!
Good Luck,
Alice B.
Brown Suagr DT

Kim said...

Great card! Glad you could join us at Pixie dust studio this week.

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at MCS challenge and hope to see you on our next challenge.
Shirl ~ DT

Michelle said...

Lovely card with a great sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Tanjas-Kreativstueble said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.


Seija said...

Looks great, beautyful card! Thanks for playing with us at shapes and more!
XoXo Michi

Cat said...

What a great LO! Love the colors too!Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

Sue said...

Hello again, just popping back to say a big thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge with your gorgeous card


Sandra Wright. said...

Super card,very vibrant,love the distressed edges around the images and sentiment.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over atCarftymess.

Sandie :)

Sandra Wright. said...

Sorry for my bad spelling,lol...should read Craftymess!

Angela said...

Lovely Autumn feel to this card and the sentiment is so true. Fab colours and embellishments.

Thanks for taking part wiht us at Craftymess.


Manderly said...

Hi OSAAT Teamie!
Love your creation! The tree is so cool looking! Your embellishments really set off your image. Very well done! Bravo! Thanks much for entering our ATC's with Attitude this fortnigh. See you again!

Unknown said...

very pretty, love the gold butterfly!!! thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful autumn card! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

Jeannie said...

So pretty and I love the buttons too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Fall Foliage challenge at Broken Box Stock.

Peace & Luv,

Beccalite said...

Love the colours in this card lovely and vibrant. Like the distressing around the image and sentiment.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your fabulous card into our "All the Leaves are Brown" challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy. Please pop along to the blog later to find out if you are a winner.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Unknown said...

This is quite different Mandy, beautiful.Thank you so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Stine said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the stempelsonnenchallenge.
HUgs STine