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Sunday, 15 April 2012

OSAAT #109 Bright

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


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For this challenge I have used this sweet image from Stitchy Stamps called Flowers For Mom. I thought it would be the perfect image to make a birthday card for my Mother in Law.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I really worked hard on my shading for the denim and am pleased with how it came out.

This card is a large 8” square so I used a sheet of thin A4 card for the mat, punching a heart border with one of my fave Martha Stewart punches. I then used some of the patchwork paper from the Boofle paper pack. I love how bright it is and the strong patterns work great on a larger card. The image has been matted onto scraps of black card and then more of the punched border red card. I added some small glittery butterfly stickers and hand wrote Mom on the tag on the image.

I went to town on the flowers layering lots of daisies and mulberry paper roses adding gems and a gold bead cap with some heart shaped gems and a cute little gem heart which is supposed to be a sticker for a mobile phone.

I couldn’t find a sentiment that I wanted to use in my collection so made my own. My hubby has always called his Mum ‘Mom’ and I wanted to make it more personal for her. I have attached the sentiments here in both spellings in JPG and PNG format. You are more than welcome to help yourself to them however it would be lovely if you do link back to me if you use them. Just Right Click to open and Save as on your computer.



Mom absolutely loved her birthday card and this is such a lovely image to work with. Most people who are are of my cards know I like using bold and bright colours so this was a fab challenge for me. I know a lot of people are not as comfortable working with brighter colours so I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

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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 – 8” Square
Paper – Boofle paper pack by Papermania, red and black card from stash
Embellishments – Assorted paper flowers, gems from paperchase, gold bead cap, heart gems, heart shaped stick on phone accessory, butterfly glittery sticker
Tools – Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment – Made By Mandy J Free Download on this post.

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


Choccy said...

Gorgeous Mandy !!! Such a fantastic card..
Love how you have made the card even more personal by adding Mom.. Vert kind of you to add those sentiments on your blog also :O)
I dont really do bright colours often.. So was a challenge for me haha

Choccy xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love those wonderfully bright flowers....

Unknown said...

Awww this is so colourful and bright Mandy, love the cute image and those flowers and papers and gorgeous. Have a nice Sunday. Hugs xxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card .. love the bright cheerful colours :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful and I bet your MIL loved it. I love that image and won it before I even knew Stitchy! Hazel x

CG said...

This is so bright & beautiful Mandy, and thank you for sharing the great sentiments!

Hazel said...

Hi Mandy

Lovely card - love the image and it looks great with those colours too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Josephine said...

Gorgeous card, Mandy. Love the image, and that patchwork paper is fabulous!

Marjo said...

Awww, looks like another winner to me! hugs, Marjo

My Creative Therapy said...

Well you definitely accomplished bright! Love all of the patterns and they work well together. Cute image as well. Thanks for joining us at JDE for our 1st Challenge and good luck!

DT Member

Joyce Ann said...

I love the patch-work look, very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions, good luck.

Chana Malkah said...

Mandy, this is too adorable. I look the patchwork and wonderful colors. Thanks for playing at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Good Luck!


Jackie Randolph said...

Adorable Mandy, love this sweet image and fab colors and papers! Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Love to Create!

Confiseries Papier said...

Such a cute card,thanks so much for joining us for the Robert Jackson challenge.

Love crafts forever said...

Mandy your card are gorgeous, and it's so nice of you to make this sentiments. I safe some on my computer THANK YOU!!!!!
Hugs Nat

Crafty and Green said...

Just Beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Hope to see you back this week!!

Many Blessings,

Kati said...

thanks for showing your beautiful card for paperminutes

Lawren said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! What a wonderful card.

Angela said...

Great take on the Bold and Bright Colours Challenge here at StampNDoodle. Very cheery and I love the patchwork back ground.

Thanks for taking part in the Stamp n Doodle Challenge.


Sonya said...

Such a bright, cheery card! Love it!! So glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous b-day card. Super, super cute and I LOVE the patchwork. Too fun!
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Beautiful colouring, Mandy and the patchwork background is a perfect match for his dungarees. So glad MIL liked it. Jennie OSAAT DT

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your card Mandy, lovely and bright and cheerful! Judy x

Chriss America Real said...

What a bright beautiful card! I love the color combinations that you used!Thank you so much for joining the Delightful Challenge Design Team this week!



Carol said...

Love this Mandy, the colours are gorgeous and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is a supercute card Mandy, Love the embellishments. Hugs Julie x

Ann said...

This is so sweet; love those cheerful looking flowers. Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli Challenge. :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lily Pad Cards. :)

Deb said...

Gorgeous as always Mandy, love your colors and that adorable image, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays

Angela Drummond said...

What a wonderful bright and cheery card thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with attitude this fortnight

Sarah said...

Wow fabulous card! Way to use that stash! ;) Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!

Anita said...

Such a cutie pie card! The fun, bright color scheme is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Purple mad Alison said...

Beautiful, bright and bold!!!
Lovely creation :)
Thank you for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card-love the bright colors and the cute little flowers:) Sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at Go Fish!
Sherrie K

Aud Kirsten said...

Such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)

Kate said...

This is so cute Mandy. Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.


Sara said...

So cute and bright! Thanks for playing along with CMM!