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Sunday, 11 November 2012

OSAAT #139 - With Thanks

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

With Thanks

Our sponsor this week is The Robin’s Nest with a fabulous prize for the lucky winner who uses a Stitchy Bear 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.

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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 chose Oh Dahlia from Floppy Latte Designs. Jess has some amazing and very realistic floral images in the store and this is suitable for any occasion.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers keeping to happy yellow and orange colours. I think I am inspired by the fantastic colours on the trees at the moment, I just adore Autumn J  I used a Nestabilities die to cut it out and create a pretty lacy border.

The paper is embossed from My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow pack, one of my favourites because of the colours and the simple flower and leaf shapes running through them. The border is from a free calendar and paper pack that came with a magazine in the same papers matted onto a scrap of orange card to provide definition.

My sentiment is a digi freebie from Raindrop Echo Designs. I adore butterflies and love the simplicity of the sentiment running through the body. I used a beaded trim from a floristry section of a craft store and snipped it to make the butterfly stamens. The sentiment has the wings folded back and the centre only is mounted on 3d foam. The large flower centre is embellished with a brown button and a shiny HOTP brad. The image below shows the details in close up.

In a rare move for me I resisted the urge to add anything else and called it done. This for me is a very CAS card, perhaps I am getting used to listening to the inner voice and not adding any extra bits that detract from the main image?
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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:-
Sentiment – Thank You Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (still available)
Paper – My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow
Embellishments – Papermania Button, HOTP Brad, Pearl Floral pick
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Nestabilities die
Techniques - Diecutting

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


Basslady said...

what a gorgeous card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Crafting Vicky said...

Wonderful card. I love the bright color and how you have popped up the center of the flower. Gorgeous butterfly such a brilliant idea.

Michelle Looi said...

Love the butterfly especially. Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Hazel said...

Lovely! Love it all. Hazel x

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous, Mandy!

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful colors on your card. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Eureka Stamps. We would love to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Julies Crafty Creations said...

I logve your bright cheery card, I love that butterfly
Hugs Julie x

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Unknown said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love the beautiful flowers and great card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful that flower image is awesome so are the wonderful colours you have used, the card design looks ACE, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
lorraine x

Jen Nelson said...

gorgeous colour combo

thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers

Jen xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Emily Lauritzen said...

Lovely card! I think you did a fantastic job keeping it clean and simple. Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Amber Sheaves said...

A very cheery card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls!

cr8iveme said...

What a beautiful card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?

Mary Ellen C.Y.D.I. DT

Brodders said...

Pretty card :) Thanks for playing along with PTW - Jane

Sashika Taylor said...

I love the fresh colours on your card... and the black butterfly really finishes it off in style!

Deanna said...

Adorable card!
Thanks for playing!
Dee @ LRW

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!! Love the flowers, the border and the sentiment on the butterfly. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Lvoe the bright flowers and the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty I love the flowers they are so bright and cheerful..
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used.

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, those colors just pop on the white in front of the green polka dot BG paper! Wonderful job on it! Love the image and how you colored it too! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Unknown said...

very cute, thanks for joining Simply Create

Vee Cassidy said...

Your card is beautiful; thank you for sharing it with us at Happy Campers challenge. Good luck. Vee xx

Vee Cassidy said...

THis is a very lovely card. I am happy you shared it with us at LEJ Designs. Vee xx

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Safdar Ali said...

What a stunning card. I like your colors choice and those flowers are so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic card which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Lovely Mandy! Really lovely. Thanks so much for joining in at Sweet Stampin'. x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mandy, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week. Carol x

Helen said...

Love the butterfly sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Helen DT xx

mags said...

A beautiful card. Love the sentiment running through the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and Dream Valley and good luck.

Mema's Crafts said...

Lovely card. Love your placement of the sentiment with the butterflies. Thanks for sharing your talent and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope to see you often and more of your work in future challenges.

Louise said...

Just lovely! I really like the papers! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. Louise. xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog Challenge #10 - Thank You. We hope you will continue to join us. Good Luck on your entry ~ Patti CCCB DT

Jacilynn said...

very cute! Thanks for joining us a One Crazy Stamper!

Diana Fernandez said...

wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe

Chana Malkah said...

Great Card, Mandy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! You handled CAS very well!