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Sunday 21 October 2012

OSAAT #136 - Use a Digi

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and this time it is

Use a Digi

Our sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen  and the prize is a £10 Store Voucher for the lucky winner who uses a Stitchy  store image

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.

Also, to keep ahead of all the latest news you can become a follower at the

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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It was my turn to choose an image for myself and Choccy to use and once I saw this gorgeous image of Seahorses by Delicious Doodles I knew immediately it would be a perfect image for my wedding anniversary card for my hubby. Just look at how their little tails are linked together ...

I have always loved seahorses, they are such beautiful creatures and you see them in lots of different colours. I love the role reversal of the males giving birth to the babies and it is amazing to see them have hundreds and hundreds of them, like a little cloud of tiny seahorses. Check out this video on Youtube.  The other really amazing this is that they choose a mate and stay with them for life. Can you see how perfect that makes them for an anniversary card?

This is a large 8” square card and I coloured the image using Promarkers & Flexmarkers choosing colours from the papers which are from the Animal Antics First Edition 8x8 pad. I used lots of Stickles glitter glue on the water bubbles, cut the image with a scalloped edge and distressed the edges with an ink pad.

The papers were layered together and I used Martha Stewart punches for the heart border and lattice heart. The sentiment is by Studio 313 and was cut using a Nestabilities die. The flower are all Prima’s held together with an American Crafts gem brad.

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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:-
Paper – Animal Antics First Edition pad by Dovecraft
Embellishments – Prima Flowers, American Crafts Gem Brad, Stickles Glitter Glue
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 3D foam, Martha Stewart punches, Nestabilities die, Versamark small ink pad
Techniques – Die cutting, punching, distressing

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


Love crafts forever said...

I just love how you colored image.
Hugs Nat

Hazel said...

A beautiful anniversary card and your husband will love it. Hazel x

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is really really gorgeous. I love how you have colored this image. And thanks for the information about seahorses!

Josephine said...

Beautiful, Mandy. Love the colours!

CraftyGirl said...

Really pretty, great job!


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craftygranny said...

They look gorgeous so sweet . I love the colours they are fab . Hugs trisha x osaat teamie .

Faye said...

I love those seahorses! This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake. X

CG said...

Such a lovely card!Your coloring is so vibrant.

Rosie Guiher said...

Mandy your card is so cute! I love the colors and the sea horse. I don't think i have ever seen a seahorse stamp before. Now i want one,lol. Thank you so much for playing along over at LADY ANNE'S.

Penny said...

I am sure your hubby loves this card. It is so adorable and, yes, the seahorses are perfect for an anniversary. Love your colors, papers, colors, and die cuts. Just a darling card! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
Hugs, Penny

nnalorac said...

///This is beautiful Mandy, gorgeous image and colours. Thanks for playing along with us over on Fashionista.
crafty hugs

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Another great card from you Mandy, you have been a busy girl *smiling* Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

sassyb07 said...

cute card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
hugs, Valerie