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Sunday, 2 December 2012

OSAAT #142 - Use A Digi


There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and this time it is

Anything Goes

We have a new sponsor this week. Rick St Dennis has a fabulous prize for the lucky winner who uses a Stitchy store image


Please head on over to the Stitchy Bear Store to check out all the lovely digis on offer from our great designers. There are 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


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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Goodness me, this is my 900th post! That's a lot of cardmaking and waffle, thankfully though for you my dear readers most of it has been cardmaking......

It was my turn to pick an image for me and teamie Choccy to work with and as I am still frantically trying to get my Christmas cards done I chose this Christmas Candle image from Kaz Kraftz. You get 2 different files, one which is the candle image in 2 different sizes and the other which is the candle and a topper of the floral section for decoupage. It is this one I chose to work with for my card.

I coloured the image using Promarkers & Flexmarkers and kept to the traditional red and green Christmas colours. I used some Woodware applique paint for the wax on the candle so it is raised and shiny, just like dripping wax would be. I also used some glossy accents to add shine to the candle flame and the pool of wax on the top of the candle. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t show the shine as much as it should. It is so dark and dismal in the UK and this was lit with 2 lamps. After several attempts I had to admit defeat L  I added some Stickles glitter glue and gold and red to the poinsettia and a few accents using a gold gel pen.

The card blank was distressed around the edges with a small blank ink pad. The main backing paper is from a Dovecrafts pad, Back to Basic Christmas. I used a Nestabilities die to cut a mat from a scrap of green card. The oval of text paper is from Papermania and then the candle image is laid onto this.

The glittery spotty ribbon is from Dovecraft, the Papermania sentiment has been matted onto some more green card and the added gems are from a DCWV Christmas kit.
I was lucky enough to be asked to make a project using an image from our Sponsor Rick St Dennis which is coming up on the next post.

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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 Project are as follows:-
Card Size -  A6
Sentiment – Docrafts/Papermania
Paper – Kanban freebie from Creative Cardmaking Magazine & Back to Basics Christmas by Dovecraft
Embellishments –Woodware applique puffy paint, Stickles glitter glue, Glossy Accents, Gems by DCWV, Ribbon by Dovecraft
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Nestabilities die, small inkpad
Techniques – Distressing, Decoupage, Die cutting

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



65 comments:

Hazel said...

A beautiful Christmas card, Mandy. Hazel x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Another stunning creation. Love that you made 2 cards :D

Sue - bearhouse said...

beautiful card, I love the image

Sue

Josephine said...

Another lovely card - beautifully traditional too.

Penny said...

Such a pretty card--love how you have framed the candle! Love the poinsettia, too! Such a lovely design. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Crafty and Green said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps! Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Adrienne Crist said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations!
Blessings,
Adrienne

Brodders said...

Thanks for joining in with the sketch challenge over at PTW - Jane

Saumya said...

Lovely Christmas Card...Thanks for playing along at the Tuesday Alchemy Anything Goes....

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Gorgeous creation as always Mandy, amazing coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week:)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring looks fab. Thanks for joining in with our "distressing" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really lovely Christmas card, it has a truly lovely traditional feel.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful image
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Red and Green challenge
Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, I love the layers of papers you used, they look amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Diane said...

Smashing christmas card Mandy !! I'm like you...sometimes my camera doesn't want to play ball !! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Nina said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your card at our challenge at creative stamp friends.
Nina

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OLL.
hugs Anke

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Mandy, you used such vibrant colors! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Papercraft Star.

StephC said...

Beautifully done! Your coloring is fantastic. So glad you shared with us at Papercraft Star!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card, great poinsettia and lovely candle. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!

Julie said...

Lovely card - such a great design! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Dawn said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! I love what you did with the candle!

Lady Anne said...

Great little card just love that candle image and the way you have coloured it, it looks real :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
cardsbyladyanne

Wendy said...

Beautiful card....Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Joy said...

Such a beautiful traditional card.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Katy said...

This is so pretty! Love your candle! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, Mandy. Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Joann Burton said...

Fantastic Card. I love the candle. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Sandy Palmer said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri crafts! :)

sassyb07 said...

great card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
hugs, Valerie
DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Great card! Perfect for the holidays! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card.

Pam x

Debbie said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card. Dx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love that digi image that you used. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous project!!! Thank you so much for entering our colour challenge at Sketchy Colors this week :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Scrapaddict said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Your Life!

Chris D. said...

What a pretty card! (and holy crow, that's alot of challenges you're entering! LOL!)

Donna said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along with the Fire & Ice challenge at Drunken Stampers this week.

craftygranny said...

Thats beautiful. love the colours n the flowers . Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle. hugs trisha x

Sol said...

Lovely Christmas Card.. !! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC ! :o) Hugs Sol

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us Drunken Stampers.

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Wattage said...

Stylish Christmas card - lovely. Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card, Mandy. I feel your pain in trying to get it photographed with little light. It is still very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Abigail Stoops said...

Thanks for entering the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Amy said...

adorable!! Thanks for playing with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug :)

TRACEY MO said...

Love that candles the colour stand out!

Thanks for joining us at gingerloft
Tracey dt

Claire said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Andrea said...

Was eine wunderschöne traditionelle Karte - vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonenchallenge,
liebe Grüße,
Andrea

Rose said...

this is very pretty! love the candle :) so glad you joined us for our first challenge on SYL

Joanne said...

Another neat and well presented card, well done again. glad you join in at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Lovely card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great!!! Thanks for participating in the PLATYPUS CREEK challenge.
~DEANNE~

Sheryl said...

Hi Mandy! Very pretty card! I love Christmas candles! ;-)
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "I love Christmas" challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Kristie Maynard said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

stunning thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Mari Kocjancic said...

Thanks for joining us in the Stamp Your Life Challenge

Cissy Prestage said...

What a lovely Christmas card. Great use of the digi. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.
Hugs and sunshine,
Cissy

Kimberly said...

Great way to frame the candle...love it..thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge..

Angi Crandall said...

Candles are always great elements on a Christmas card! Loving that green dotted ribbon...great clean design.

So glad you could join us in the Great Impressions Stamps December Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!