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Sunday 18 November 2012

OSAAT #140 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 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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My Teamie Choccy chose this lovely image Snowy Postbox from Delicious Doodles to work with and I thought it would make a lovely traditional Christmas card.

I coloured the image using Promarkers & Flexmarkers using greys for the paths and sky, a vibrant red for the postbox and front door and muted shades of other colours so they went more into the background. The image has been matted onto a scrap of very dark green card. I added lots and lots of twinkle using Stickles glitter glue and even used got to use some puffy applique glue for snow. I totally love how that puffs up with a heat gun J

The main background paper is from Creative Cardmaking magazine. They have a lovely selection of Christmas papers by Kanban. I really do like this magazine and the papers in this issue have been my most used yet. I used a Fiskars punch on the green layer.

The gold sparkly trim was from a haberdashery stall in a market. It is faceted in such a way that it looks like a diamante trim but is actually plastic. It comes 4 rows across and you can trim the fabric mesh backing to make it as wide or narrow as you wish. To finish off I added a couple of gems, a die cut poinsettia and sentiment both from Docrafts.

My Teamie Choccy and I have been paired together for a long time working with the same image every fortnight. We have chattered many times on email and Facebook and she is a really lovely person and a good friend and confidante.

She has recently started to work at a stationery shop that sells crafty stuff and yesterday she was doing her very first craft demonstration. I thought it would be the ideal time to pop along and meet her and give her some moral support. Here is a photo of us both

We had a cup of tea, a natter and played with some craft stuff. Time went so quickly but it was wonderful to meet up at last and we shall definitely be doing it again 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:-
Sentiment – Docrafts
Paper – Kanban freebie from Creative Cardmaking Magazine
Embellishments – flower die cuts Docrafts, gems, sparkle trim, Woodware applique puffy paint, Stickles glitter glue
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Fiskars border punch
Techniques - Punching

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


Choccy said...

Aww Mandy.. It was so lovely of you to come and support me yesterday... It made my day :O) As you say with us talking on here it wasnt like the first time we had met... I was more old friends meeting up for a cuppa and a craft.

A gorgeous card as always..

Choccy xxx

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous card! love how you have colored the image it's really stunning.

I'm so jealous that you could craft together and that I can't join up :D

Josephine said...

Mandy, this is just stunning! The colours are so vibrant, and it's a lovely modern look with gorgeous traditional colours.

Lucky you having some crafting time with Choccy too!

CraftyGirl said...

wow, you coloring is amazing! I just love everything about this.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Mandy, Love your card, and oh yes I love that image too! Ideal for Christmassy cards! I was thrilled to bits to hear you visited our Choccy yesterday! That was great news! Judy x

craftygranny said...

Beautiful and gorgeous colours. Love teri's images That postbox and snow looks very realistic. well done hugs trisha DT buddy. X Lovely to see you and choccy having a good time .

Theresa's Studio said...

Great scene!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Hazel said...

Delightful card - love the postbox scene - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous card and amazing coloring, Mandy. Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Toni Herron said...

This is the most incredible colouring i have seen!! Amazing!!
I love the colours, the card is fantastic!! And special story too..
Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week..
Toni - DT

Louise said...

Beautiful card, fabulous image and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious for our challenge

Susie said...

Cool card - the colouring really makes the card! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the gorgeous snowy scene. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Sharon said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at DICC!

Clarissa Schupp said...

What a great work and a great image!
Thanks for playing with us at ASC.
xoxo Clarissa

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a stunning card which you have created. Fabulous image which you have coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Mandy, the scene is lovely :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful scene card. I always like to see a nice scene.

Jackie said...

Simply fabulous card! I just adore this scene! Thank you for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Bugaboo DT

sue w. said...

Such a fabulous card and wonderful scene. Thanks for joining us at Songbird Dhallenges.
Hugs Sue W.

Sarah-Jane said...

Great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
Sarah-Jane xx

Becky B. said...

Terrific the pretty, snowy digi image that you chose for it! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's November challenge. :)

Clarissa Schupp said...

Thats great, thanks for playing us at ASC.

xoxo Andrea

Mervi said...
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Stacy H-W said...

Beautiful card!! Gorgeous image and great coloring!! Love it!

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for joining the December Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

NanaConnie said...

Another lovely card, Mandy! I'm so glad you posted it with us at our "Holiday" challenges at Avadares this month. Our new challenge for December begins on Friday and I hope we'll see you then, too.
NanaConnie Avadares DT

Electra said...

This is a wonderful holiday card!I love the mailbox image and there's something to be said for the old standby "green and red". Thanks for joinng us at Opus Gluei, Mandy, I love your project!

Rosemary said...

What a sweet soul to go by and meet your cyber friend and lend support to her demo!

Oh, and by the way, this is a lovely (and very different mood from your other card) Christmas card! I really think the colors and the image at rich and warm, and make me want to put a nice fire in my fireplace and watch our precip come down. This is such a sweet and cozy card, you evoke a wonderful mood with the extra touches (like the dimension of the snow).

Again, perfect for our Opus Gluei theme so you keep on creating and sharing with us!

Shari said...

Love this Christmas card, you've done a fabuolous job of coloring the image!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Michelle Pearson said...

cute! Thanks for entering the OCS challange! =D

Madge H. said...

Beautifully colored image! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is lovely
Thank you for joining us this time at
Desert Island Crafts
Love Jan

Dawn said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining in at Scrap It Girl.

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl this month!

Candy Spiegel said...

Beautiful. Thanks for playing at Scrap It Girl.

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Mandy, thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Donna x

April said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with our tree challenge at Scrap It Girl this month!
- April

Mary Marsh said...

beautiful image and coloring is outstanding-thanks for playing along with us this month for the Great Impresssions "holiday challenge"

Unknown said...

Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl November "Use Any Tree" Design Challenge. Your entry is a winter dream. For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page:
xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member

Blankina said...

What a pretty winter image seems a photo!! Lovely card..

Thanks for joining the FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE -anything goes..

Hope to see you soon again,

FF DT Blankina