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Sunday 3 March 2013

OSAAT #153 Green

We have a new challenge at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme this week is

We want to see lots of the colour or recycling

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps with a fabulous prize of $9 to spend in store for the lucky winner who uses a 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.

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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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I love working with the majority of the images from our store as there are so many designers, we are really quite spoiled for choice. I have to say thought that this is one of my most favourite images that I have used for this card. It is the gorgeous Waiting For Santa by Stitchy Stamps. There is just something so very sweet and innocent about the gorgeous little girl snuggled up in her special Christmas santa onesie with a gorgeous decorated tree, the pure simplicity of an image telling the story really appealed to me.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used 2 different shades of green on the sofa to make it look weathered like a really old leather would be. I have used a gold gel pen on the upholstery tacks on the wooden frame and lots of Stickles glitter glue in gold and red on the tree. I have cut the image out and mounted onto 3d foam.

I have used a sketch from A Die For A Sketch for the layout and adapted it to fit an A5 card rather than square. I used a new set of dies Romantic Rectangles for the main element, I cut it from a small pattern paper so it looked like a wallpaper backdrop for the room where the scene could be from. I used a metallic rub on to define the edges of the shape and added 3 gem stars as per the sketch.

The papers are all snippets from the same pack of vintage paper and I used a sheet of sage green cardstock fro the base. The sentiment is from some small packs of die cut elements I bought from The Range last year.

So another Christmas card done and very definitely green, a win win on both scores if you ask me J

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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 – A5
Papers – Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Vintage
Embellishments – Dovecraft star gems, Stickles Glitter Glue, sentiment  panel by Docrafts, Rub on Metallic Wax
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, gold gel pen, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die, 3d foam

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


CraftyGirl said...

She is just adorable curled up on the couch. Great card!


CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT

Hazel said...

You're getting well ahead with your Christmas cards, Mandy. She is cute so I know why you like her, lovely card. Hazel x

Mimi said...

Love this Mandy, it is a gorgeous digi too and you have really done it justice. Hugs jane x

Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful card. Love the DP you have used and way to go to get ahead of the Christmas rush lol

Josephine said...

Beautiful! Love that image - it's so sweet!

Nancy said...

You've created a beautiful card, Mandy! What a sweet image, and I really like the way you coloured the sofa! Thank you very much for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

Bonnie said...

This is really cute, Mandy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Gaby said...

A very sweet card! I like the papers and the image!
Thanks for sharing at a Die for a Sketch!
Hugs, Gaby

stitchy said...

Mandy, been to long since I come around...things are changing at OSAAT and SBDS for the better :) - I hope to get around and see all of your beautiful creations...thank you so much for all you do ♥


Notes by Nina said...

Great card, I love all the fabulous details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Ilonka said...

Hi Mandy,
What a beautiful card. Great job !! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch. Hope to see you next time too. Ilonka:)

Barbara Bruder said...

Hi Mandy and thanks for entering the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month. Your card is the sweetest and that image you used says it all!! Love how you used the stickles on the tree to make it shimmer and glittery.Hope to see you in next months challenge!!
Barbara - SNSCC coordinator

Carol said...

Fab Christmas card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol x

Carol said...

Me again! Thanks for joining us at CFAS too. Carol DT x

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card and beautifully colored. Doesn't get any sweeter than this little one snoozing by the tree. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR and we hope to see you back again soon. "Hugs" Carol DT Member

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I agree, such a simply precious stamp. Also a great way to use all those snippets. So you've got your Mother's Day card for your MIL done and now another Christmas card done, you really are getting ahead of the game. Looks like I'm all caught up. I'm heading to write you an email.


Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon. x

Carol L said...

This is just precious! I love that little girl all snuggled up on the sofa!

Choccy said...

Mandy, you have done Stitchy proud with this creation.... Your card is as always gorgeous !
Well done you on completing 6 christmas cards already !! I will hang my head in shame and admit that i am still at zero :O(

Choccy xxx

Shari said...

Such a darling card, and a wonderful image too!

Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper for our Anything Goes Challenge, Good luck!

Shari G.

Kelly said...

Sweet as ever! What a great Xmas Card!
Thank you for joining us at a Die for a Sketch.
Hugs Kelly

Kate said...

What a sweet card! The frame is gorgeous and your colouring is wonderful!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Karen Letchworth said...

What a pleasant surprise to see a Christmas time at this time of year, mandy. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge, and for making us all smile to think of Chrsitmas.
Word Art Wednesday

Ann said...

Adorable image, she tried hard to stay up didn't she. Cute card and sweet DP also. Thanks for joining us at WAW.

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute image! I love the frame:)
Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Kerry said...

Beautiful card..cute image. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and lovely image! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous and cute card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


Jo x

Sandy Trefger said...

Wonderful and cute Christmas card! Love that adorable image or scene. It is perfect! Thanks for sharing this with my March Shades of Green Challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

marion said...

Very, very sweet, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

What a sweet card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us in our BtCR challenge at CCW. Sarah x

Donna said...

Very cute card! And what a great idea for to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Just adorable! Thanks for playing along with Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

Unknown said...

Mandy this is sooo cute :D I LOVE that image and the way you have coloured her. Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

P.S. If you would like to go on a crafty weekend or a day break there are still spaces on the one I run yearly in October. For more information CLICK HERE

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Sandra said...

Talk about one dedicated Christmas card maker, and a fantastic one at that. I love this sweet image, thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD

Kathy Bradley said...

What a sweet and adorable image and card. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

Mema's Crafts said...

Oh how cute she is all curled up on the sofa. I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.


Fiona Powell said...

I love the image you have used. It reminds me of my kids at Christmas time. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

This is a great Christmas card, love that image and the way you have coloured it, lovely traditional card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

The Crafty Blonde said...

lovely card, such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week xx

Dorte said...

So very cute.
Thank you for joining our 'D for Design Paper' at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Hope to se you again.

Anonymous said...

lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Sandy Hentzel said...

XMAS!!! Love! I was just a part of a XMAS blog hop. It is never to early to start!

Thanks for playing along!

The Stamping Chef DT

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful Christmas Card. Love the sparkle you added. Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday...Hugs always.


Tammy L said...

aww...what an adorable image on your card. Great co-ordinating of the DP for this. Thanks for joining us again at Creative Corner challenges.
Tammy Dt

NickScrapShack said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card. Love too see that it is someone more than me who likes to make these sort of cards even at this time of year.

Thank you for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs challenge.
Wendy xx

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Great job, this card is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven and Christmas Cards All Year Round! Denise

Lydia said...

arrrrhhh that image is soooo sweet xxx thanks for joining us at CCW xxx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Cute Xmas card! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

Chana Malkah said...

Awwh, what a cutie! Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create!


theCook said...

What an impressive list of challenges you've entered your card into!
That little girl that fell asleep waiting for Santa is so cute... Thanks for joining in the Hobbycutz challenge... Did you notice we also have a blog hop?

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love all the details and love the coloring job! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragons!

Kim said...

Great card, that image is adorable.Glad you joined us at CMC.

Kathy said...

This is adorable. Love the sweet little image. Thanks for joining the "All that Glitters" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

Unknown said...

Thank You for joining us at our First Hobbycutz Challenge and Sharing your lovely Creation....Hope to see you again...Hugs Kobie

Pattie G said...

What a cute creation!!! Thanks for playing our CDAC “Anything Goes Challenge”

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card and lovely image.

Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Lorraine x

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute Christmas card!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Deanne Saunders said...

... and thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Unknown said...

very nice ,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

Emily D. said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing it at CI Paints!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the all the details on your card. Thanks for playing with us at SNS Monthly Card Challenge!