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Thursday 4 June 2009

365 Cards, Spoonful of Sugar, Charisma, DCM & TPE

Isn't it great when you start off with an idea for a card and it just grows, and fulfils 4 challenges at the same time ??

This morning I was going through a box of embellishments and found an unopened packet of brown embellishments from Jolees. I put it to one side as I wanted to use the buttons to go with the latest sketch for challenge 54 at A Spoonful of Sugar.

Charisma Cardz has a new challenge today to use the colours brown and pink. An older challenge on 365 Cards for Day 90 was to use only 2 colours on your card (stamped images could be in black ink on white card) and then to top it all off Daring Card Makers has a challenge to use 5 of one item.

The bottom swirly paper is an offcut from a freebie magazine paper, the top pink one is from the Two Scoops pack by Basic Grey. The chocolate swirly paper is from Craftwork Cards and was a gift from my very good friend Sarn.

The stamped image is from Clare Curd's Signature Range by Papermania. I have coloured it in with Marvy Le Plume pens. It was matted ontoa scrap of chocolate brown cardstock. The sentiment is from Let's Make Cards. The ribbons and buttons were from the Jolees pack, the checked ones are fabric with a clear button on top and they were all threaded and had 3d foam already to go. I have an idea that I got them from a clearout on Ebay but can't for the life of me tell you how long I have had them. Isn't it great when you fall in love with old stash? :)

08/06 I have just entered this card in for The Pink Elephant colour challenge of Pink Brown & White. I hope it is allowed as I made it only a few days earlier. I've never backlinked a card before but as it is the EXACT colours and wasmade so recently I hope it will be allowed.


Alex (Paper-and-More) said...

your card is very lovely!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the colours, your card is so great.
Thanks for taking part.
Hugs Ivi

Jeannie said...

What an awesome card! You really dug thru your stash for this one, didn't ya? I luv that and it was all worth it!

Peace and Luv,

Allison said...

lovely card

Teresa Kline said...

so very sweet, I luv the pink and brown together....great job!
enjoy *~*

June Houck said...

4 challenges in one card? That is quite a feat. That offcut paper is gorgeous! What a find. I love brown and pink together :)

LISA said...

great card, love the buttons lol

flatis stempelwelt said...

great card with wonderful buttons....and lovely papers.
Thanks so much for playing with my sketch..
Hugs, Sonja xx

Vee said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers you have used. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Sally said...

Awesome card. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Annie said...

Great card I love those check buttons and I agree with you it is fantastic when you can enter one card for many challenges. There is even a challenge now that actually wants you to do just that. Found it this morning!
I'm not sure whether your sentiment is stamped or not so don't know whether this card would count but good for future cards maybe.
Ann xxx

Vicki G said...

Cute! Love all the different elements you have going on in your card!


Allison said...

lovely card

Unknown said...

Great card Mandy. Yes it is wonderful when you can create a card for more than one challenge lol.

Carol said...

Great card Mandy and i love the buttons! :)

Carol x

LORi said...

Hey Mandy!! Total Cuteness!!

Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!!

Unknown said...

Very cute, Mandy. I love those gingham buttons & the look on the stamp image's face. :) Thanks for creating & sharing with us at TPE.