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Sunday 29 April 2012

OSAAT # 111 - Here Comes Summer

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

Here Comes Summer

Our sponsor this week is Creative Craft World and the prize is 3 Promarkers of the winner’s choice

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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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 have used this serene image from Gingerloft Digi Stamps called Rustic Bench. I can just imagine siting on such a bench listening to the tweety birds, it looks like a very restful place to be J

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, added a couple of small glittered butterfly stickers and cut it out using a Nestabilities die. I created a mat with a larger die and some dark green paper from a Costco folder.  The floral paper is from a First Edition pad called Boho Chic. I adore the papers in oranges, browns and greens.

I have used some handmade paper string to create a crinkled layer and made a bow from this and some raffia. The ribbon has been recycled from a box of chocolates, the raffia from  a plant label has a couple of metal charms tied into it. The sentiment is included in the download and has been cut into a banner shape and curled up at the edges.

With all the awful weather we have been having lately let’s hope this challenge heralds a change in the weeks to come 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
Paper – Boho Chic First Edition pad by Dovecraft
Embellishments – butterfly stickers, raffia, paper ribbon, gold ribbon, metal charms
Tools – Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Nestabilities die
Techniques – Diecutting, recycling

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


Choccy said...

A gorgeous card Mandy !! How i would love to sit on that bench under the sun (instead of an umberella lol)

Choccy xx

Deb said...

Beautifully colored Mandy and your ribbon and bow are gorgeous--what a fabulous summer image, perfect

Catherine said...

Fab card and I love the bow....

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mandy! I love that bold green with the other shades - it's fabulous!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Move over Choccy, I'd love to have a sit on that bench too, it's gorgeous, Mandy. Jennie xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Mandy! So lovely and bright and cheerful! Just need some sunshine now! Judy x

Marjo said...

Gorgeous Mandy! xoxo Marjo

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful card Mandy! Thanks for stopping to visit me.

coops said...

so stunning mandy.gorgeous image and i love your colours.
thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

Great card, love the bow and ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp-n-doodle.

deesdesigns said...

Mandy, this is so pretty and the bow is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments!

Mau xx said...

Great card, Love the bright colours and the image is superb, roll on the warm weather to sit out and read a good book
Thanks for joining MAWTT this week
Mau xx

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

CUTE card! Love the ribbon.
Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge for April

Heather D.

suzARTe said...

hi Mandy,

this is a lovely summery card, really beautiful image and I love all the papers and embellishments you have included.

I hope the weather improves in your neck of the woods.

Mandy thanks for sharing your work at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.I hope you will continue to share your creations in the next challenge ::)

NanaConnie said...

Terrific card, Mandy! I love that paper ribbon! Sorry to be so late leaving a comment. Time just flew by over the weekend and I'm just now catching up. Thanks for joining in our "Green, Garden, Gorgeous" challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie and I hope to see you for our new one which started today.
NanConnie DT

Mary said...

Your card is beautiful. It looks so soft and spring like. I love the bow that you added it's gorgeous!


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the way you have coloured the image too. Hugs Julie x

MIE(Mieko) said...

A gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicous Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Diane Louise J said...

Lovely Spring-looking card, beautiful papers too. thanks for joining us at POODLE PARLOURS 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck.
Hope to see you next time.
Diane x

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the papers you have chosen and the lovely sceneic stamp
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x