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Saturday 13 August 2011

Katie Bug on a Swing

I was very fortunate to have won a challenge recently at Squigglefly and was able to choose a digi from my store as the prize. Now I have to be honest, I hadn't realised quite how many stamps there were in the store and such a proliferation of artists with many different styles. I kept picking a image but then would find another I liked better and on it went until I came to this gorgeous cutie by artist Jackie Mathews and I knew this was the one for me, it just made my heart swell with happiness and that was it, I didn't choose it, it chose me :)

I have had it coloured for a couple of weeks and just needed to make it up into a card. I chose happy bright colours as befitting the image and had created a second layer on the ladybird and the main orange flower. The challenge over at Squigglefly this week is to incorporate some buttons so of course they were the perfect centre to my flowers. I used sketch #79 from Tuesday Trio which was asking for bright happy colours so all the planets were aligning to make this card :)

The papers are from a Citrus Mat Stack by DCWV. The main flower paper is really glittery which I have tried to show in the picture. The flower ribbon is a self adhesive one from DCWV too. The sentiment is a fabulous freebie from Paulette at TLC Creations, matted onto a scrap of black card and white faux stitching applied courtesy of my gel pen.

This is such a happy jolly card and with the fab sentiment is good for a general card which has just gotta bring a smile to someone's face like it did mine. Thanks Squigglefly for such a lovely image as my fab prize :)

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 6" square
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - TLC Creations
Sketch - Tuesday Trio #79
Tools - Scissors, Nestabilities die, Quickutz Cookie Cutter die, Promarkers, 3d foam, white gel pen
Embellishments - Prima Flowers, buttons by Papermania, ribbon by DCWV
Techniques - Die cutting, faux stitching, decoupage

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


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a cute card!, love the cheerful colors and lovely papers! this image does seem to 'feel at home' here! Squigglefy really does have a lot of different artists and styles...something for everyone.
Smiles, Deena

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Mandy, you have made such a cute card! it really does make me smile when I see it! :)
thanks for joining in the Jellypark Friends fave embellies challenge as well as the Paper Cupcakes animal challenge. always glad to see you around in blogland. grins!

Holly Young said...

It's an adorable card mandy. so bright and cheery! I love how you used the buttons as the center of your flowers. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge again - if you win again maybe you can pick one of those other images!

Jac’s Playground said...

Oh this is adorable, such a cute image and I love the bright oolours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Unknown said...

Love this image and the colours look great. Another lovely card. Thanks for joining in our challenges over at Let's Craft and Create.

Kat said...

Love that cute image and the colours are just perfect for it, just so cheerful! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Brodders said...

Such a fab card :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Unknown said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the ladybug on the swing!!

Thanks for sharing your card with us at Frosted Designs this week!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Amanda - this is so cute and colorful!
Thanks for playing in our 'Animals OR Insects' Challenge #28, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing again in the Squigglefly challenge!!

Yone said...

Very colorful and cute card ! Tks for joining us at the House of GILLI Polka Dots Challenge this week ! Hugs

Marlene said...

This card just screams "HAPPY"!! Yup, it does!

Sheryl said...

Hi Mandy! This is such a bright and cheerful card! The flowers are so pretty and the sentiment is perfect with your sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our month long "Hot" prize challenge.
Hugs, Sheryl

Linda Anderson said...

Ahhhhh, this card sure is super cute, cute, cute!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "Hot" Challenge.


Jill said...

Gorgeous bright card for our challenge at Ellephantastic! Thanks for playing. Jill

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Michele said...

thank you for entering this darling card in the "petals" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card mandy ,love the sunny ,happy colours and the cute image,the sentiment is perfect
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Gaynor Greaves said...

very nice card, I love the bright colours and the image, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT:)

Creative Diva said...

This is precious. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Mandy said...

Such a sweet card Mandy, another fab image and great design.

Jane said...

Mandy...tsk! tsk! You've missed a challenge to's...only kidding pal! ANother of your fab cards in MY fav colours...keep em' comin' xxx

Misty Olsen said...

How Totally CUTE!!!! Mandy :o) What a ladybug doll your card turned out to be...I am so happy you have shared another great project with us at DCD!!!

Die Cuttin Diva

Debs said...

Such a cute card, thanks for playing at TPS
Hugs Debs

Lin said...

Mandy, this is vibrant and makes me think of the Summer we could be having!

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Lin xx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Bright and cheerful. Love the bouquet. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Cre8tiveVet said...

Your card is lovely. The colors and image are great! Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

NancyD said...

There are some really cute images out there! Actually, I think most of them are cute. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

wannabcre8tive said...

A really cute card, Mandy, I love the bright and happy colors. Thanks for joining us in the Paper Cupcakes-There's Magic in the Air challenge.

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the bright colors
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week.
céline F&F DT

Mary C said...

This card is so adorable Mandy, wonderful image. Thsnks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Orli said...

thank you for join us at the Tuesday trio your card is truly shine!
Orli DT TT

Pattie G said...

WOW Mandy,
This is so cute and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Joanne Gilch said...

Whoa there's a ton of challenges for ya!!! Luv the card and all the colors. Thank you for playing along with the Ellephantastic 'layers' challenge.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….


Tracey said...

Wonderful card, I love the bright colours :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week & Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, I do love the image, so cute, Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Anonymous said...

Darling image and I love all of the bright colors on this card! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)

Unknown said...

This is so cute Mandy, lovely bright colours, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xxx

Cheryl said...

Simply adorable! What a sweet image! I love the papers you used.

Thank you for joining our “Flowers” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

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Berry said...

Just gorgeous thanks for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

inkydoodlecrafts said...

What a gorgeous summery card, i love the flower embellishments, thanks for joining us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Trinh said...

Your card makes me happy! Thanks for playing in a MD challenge and putting a smile on my face!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fantastic card - love the bright summery colours you used x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really cute card and adorable image. Thanks for joining the Cc Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

ScrappnBee said...

Great Card! Thanks for entering the Tuesdat Trio Sketch Challenge!!! - Amanda DT TT

Unknown said...

Adorable! Love the happy colors! Thanks for playing with Tuesday Trio!

Gale said...

What a cute image! Love it and those wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing your 'Hot colors or Hot image' with us at Fresh Brewed Designs this week!
:) Gale

שלוש בשלישי Tuesday Trio said...

This is a real shiner. Bright, Happy colors all over. Love it.

Thanks for playing with us at TT.

Dailly - TT

Caroline said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining in with our hot colours challenge at the Crafty Calender this month.
Caroline x