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Sunday 3 February 2013

OSAAT #149 Not Square

We have a new challenge at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme this week is

Not Square

We would like to see a shaped project this time.

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In the effort to get ahead on my Christmas cards this week I have used Holly by Hope Jacare Doodles and made my first centre step card. I have made side step ones before but never a centre one. I am very pleased with how it turned out, made a rough template in paper and it worked so I am sure I will be using this design again J

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and boy was I glad I had the fine tips on these colours as the tips of the holly leaves, necklace and hair tendrils are all so intricate. I created a decoupage layer with the skirt and that was some fiddly cutting out but the results were worth it.

The papers are from a Craftwork Cards magazine freebie. I was careful to cut the patterned paper so that it was symmetrical, it seemed important as the whole focus is in the middle.

The holly on the sentiment strip is from a sheet of paper that is in a Forever Friends pad which I have added some red stickles berries to. Simple gems and a sentiment complete this card. I do love the intricacy of the image, there is so much detail in the designs from Hope Jacare and they are a pleasure to work 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 – 5 ½” Centre Step Card
Papers – Craftwork Cards & Forever Friends
Embellishments – small gems, Stickles Glitter Glue
Tools – Tiny Fiskars scissors
Techniques – Decoupage and shaped cards

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

613 Avenue Create – #5 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations – #26 Anything Goes
Catch The Bug – Anything Goes
Catered Crop – Polka Dots
CDAC Anything Goes – Any Handmade Craft
Challenges 4 Everybody  – #13 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Monthly Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

Creative Belli Challenge - #162 Rhinestones (sentiments had for 3 years)
Creative Craft World BTCR – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint – Anything Goes
Love To Create – #50 Anything Goes With Sentiment
Mayzyart Challenge – #10 Anything Goes
My Graphico – #144 Anything Goes
One Stop Crafts - #214 Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei - #149 Bring on the Bling
Pile It On – #5 Fancy Folds
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #25 Anything Goes


Hazel said...

It's beautiful, Mandy, I might have to try a centre stepper now! Thanks for your lovely comment. Hazl x

Crafting Vicky said...

Awesome card. Congrats on getting your Christmas cards done lol ;) Great center step card! I have trouble making those... but you did fabulous

CraftyGirl said...

Great job to get started on Christmas already and I love this image with her holly skirt.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Mandy. I love the colours - so rich - and the design is lovely.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your fabulous card.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a neat card Mandy. I love how you matched everthing up to that really unique image.


Sheila H said...

This cute card is a nice start for Christmas 2013. Great coloring and DP. Thanks for stopping by our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. Stop by again soon :)

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

Crafting Vicky said...

Oh I'm back with a DT hat on ;) Really love your coloring of this image. And fabulous way of being ahead! ;)

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Karen Letchworth said...

this card for Catered Crop is just adorable, Mandy. Hope you will share with us at Word Art Wednesday as well. I always LOVE having you share your cards with us there!!!
Word Art Wednesday

MiamiKel said...

How sweet! The green is is vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenge .. Hope you play again soon!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our January Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a darling card - the image is adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

jackiescrafts said...

This is a fabulous card, thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month

Jackie x

Jessi Fogan said...

So neat! I love that image with her holly skirt, and a centre step card...I've only tried side steps too - this is amazing!

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon. x


Well done! Thanks for joining Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge this month.

Priscilla said...

What great coloring on your image and love the bg paper. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

susibee said...

What a great image and I love what you have done with it.

Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World, BtCR.

Sandy said...

What a lovely card, you did a fantastic job with your step card just love it. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
Sandy DT :)

Shirley-Anne said...

Clever you with this super centre step card . Love the image and traditional Christmas colours and the papers coordinate beautifully .
Mandy I have featured this card on my blog post tonight
hugs Shirley-Anne

Jo Ann said...

Such a cute center step card. Fab job, for sure. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt. God bless!


In paper heaven said...

I really like the center step cards. Yours turned out awesome. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES