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Sunday 9 September 2012

OSAAT #130 - Under 18's

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme is
Under 18’s

We are sponsored this week by Creative Craft World who are offering the lucky winner 3 Promarkers  of their choice if they use a Stitchy Bear Store Digi 

The DT are all using products from the new Mini Collaboration pack. There will be a new one available every Fortnight for 1 week only. The Mini Collab is free with a purchase from the store of only $7

Please head on over to the Stitchy Bear Store to check out all the lovely digis on offer from our great designers. There are always 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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I am back with Choccy this week and she chose this cutey Daisy Mae from her Stitchiness Stitchy Stamps. I had bought a lovely new paper pad a few weeks ago and fell in love with this pretty patterned paper which has loads of glitter on it. This inspired me to colour her outfit to match. I cut the image out as I wanted to pose her sitting inside the frame of a die cut.

Having seen many cards with hexagon shapes I wanted to have a go with this paper as I thought it would look pretty with this quilt effect. I handcut each hexagon using a scrap paper template. Some are a bit higgledy piggledy, I’m calling it rustic charm ok? I used 2 sets of dies to cut the matted layers and mounted the image using 3d foam pads. The outside layer is a Nestabilities die and I added some faux stitches with a darker green Promarker as it needed some definition from the background. I thought it added something to the quilted effect too. The cream layer is a Marianne Creatibles die to which I added some Stickles glue. I am ashamed to admit it is the first time I have used either of these dies and I have had them for a very long time L

The pretty lacey trim is from Prima, it was VERY hard for me to cut into it as it is so pretty I don’t actually want to use it you know…… to finish it off I added some pretty Flora Doodles flowers with a gem encrusted centre. The sentiment is a rub on from Papermania which I have had in my stash for years and years.

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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 card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Image Daisy Mae by Stitchy Stamps
Paper – Blank Canvas by First Edition Dovecrafts
Sentiment – Papermania rub on
Embellishments – Flora Doodles fabric flowers, Prima lace trim, Stickles glitter glue
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Nestabilities & Marianne Creatables dies
Techniques – Die cutting, Faux Stitches

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


Deb said...

Great image and layout Mandy, I love your coloring and how she pop's off the card-gorgeous

Josephine said...

Don't see any 'higglety-pigglety'! You're so brave to attempt cutting like that. I'm really impressed! The card is gorgeous.

Crafting Vicky said...

wow this must have taken forever to make this wonderful effect of patchwork with the hexagon. But wow great card!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Mandy what a lovely card. I love your take on the theme. Judy x

CraftyGirl said...

Great job with the hexagon dies, it is a nice effect in the background. I am going to have to give this a try sometime.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

Love crafts forever said...

Very sweet card Mandy. Sorry my post wasn't up this Morning, i scheduled on wrong date lol.
Hugs Nat

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

It's super cool how you got her to sit like that on the die-cuts like she's hanging out of the frame! You've laid down so many hexagons too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

marion82 said...

beautiful card sweetie!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Mina said...

fabulous card Mandy, I love the design...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge this week
Mina xxx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Mandy - this is a beautiful card. Lovely image and I think your hexagons are great! Thanks for sharing it at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Autumn Colours" Challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a great design and colouring...thanks for joining Inky Impressions!
xxx Margreet

Choccy said...

A gorgeous card Mandy .. So pleased to be back with my teamie again :O)

Big Hugs
Choccy xxx

nanetteyf said...

thanks for joining us at inky impressions challenge blog! good luck in the draw!

inky impressions dt member

The Scrapping Factory said...

sooooo cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at inky impressions, Fabi xxx

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.
Hugs Miranda

Wattage said...

What a fab card! thanks for joining the challenge at TTCRD, Lisa (DT) x

Darlene said...

This is just fabulous Mandy! Love your design and color scheme! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Unknown said...

Wow Mandy another beautiful piece of work from you, love the image.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Emma H said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

Jani said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Purple mad Alison said...

Wow, that's beautiful, I love the way you've made it look like patchwork, cool idea.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Gaynor Greaves said...

Aaaah this is really cute, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

TRACEY O said...

Very nice card. Thanks for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

Unknown said...

Great Colors and great image.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps