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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Card for Thirteen Challenges

Well I have just managed to finish my Mother's Day card off today.  I've spent countless hours on it including cutting and sticking together a bit and having to re-do again - thank heavens for things on CDs or downloads.  I have used a gorgeous Beatrix Potter free download for this card and it is one that has a pyromage part and also normal decoupage.  The images and colours are gorgeous.  I have used various backing papers that I printed off in the summer and never used along with cardstock bits-and-pieces.  The card is adorned with bought paper flowers but I have also made some of my own flowers after seeing a tutorial by the wonderful Jak Heath using die-cut scallops in different sizes with the Nestabilities die (not that my flowers came out looking anything like hers but I will try again sometime).  The inside of the card where the back of the pyromage is I inked over with three different Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then put a yellow Cosmic Shimmer over the top (I saw Tim use mica powder so used the Cosmic Shimmer and it gave a lovely shiny effect - thanks Tim).  The card is finished off with a peel-off, a sentiment designed in My Craft Studio, some mother of pearl buttons with raffia through them (yes I pinched it from hubby's box in the kitchen.  It has been used but OK), some real pressed flowers from Joanna Sheen's website and some gingham ribbon (yes I might need some therapy as my gingham ribbon stash is going down).

This card fits the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Make your own flowers
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Mother's Day
Pixie Dust - Buttons and flowers
Quirky Crafts - Buttons
Totally Papercrafts - Things with wings (birds on the card)
Challenge up your life - Flowers
La--La-Land Challenge - Pastel Colours
Creatalicious Challenge - Create a Little Something
Crafty Calendar - Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss - Something sweet
Saturday Challenge - Anything goes
Spoon Full of Sugar - Use something recycled (raffia pinched from hubby's box in the kitchen.  It has been used but OK).


Lilacanglia said...

Absolutely gorgeous,
a delight to see,

Sue said...

Hi Kym
a beautiful card, gorgeous image, luv the sentiment, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

WOW Kym! this is so pretty! So very glad you joined us at DCRU this week!

Sammye Jo - DCRU DT

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

joey said...

Hi Kym

this is so pretty, gorgeous images! thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts this week


Spyder said...

Beautiful card Kym, lovely image, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Button' Challenge, hope to see you next time too.

Jane said...

Such a beautiful card! Gorgeous colours and details! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge, hugs, Jane xx

Anonymous said...

So sweet and creative!! Your flowers are lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges!

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card Kym and well worth all the hours you spent making it. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kym - the hours put into it are obvious but oh so well spent!
Ann x

Julia said...

Lovely card Kym. Thanks for joining in at Quirky crafts!!

Beryl K said...

A beautiful card Kym, your mum is going to love it, a real labour of love. This is why I love downloads and cds, if you make a mistake you can just print another, and you never run out of a favourite one
Beryl x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Kym this card is really great and congrats on completing 13 challenges. I was patting myself on the back this morning as it was the first time I had competed 3!!!! Cathy xxxx

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous,such pretty papers and embellishments and love the sweet image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous creation!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DCRU this week!!

Mel X said...

Wow, this is a beauty, no wonder it took a while to do, you must be soo patient! Love Beatrix Potter so how could I not love this.

Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and Secret Crafter this week, I hope we see you again real soon. Good luck.

Mel X

Heather Schlatter said...

Great job on the challenge this card is wonderful and so vintage!!! I love it!!!

Thanks for playing along with us this week!!!


Lorraine A said...

fabulous creation ! I am sure your Mum loves this ,,, wonderful ! :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Kat said...

Really sweet Kym. Love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat x

LORi said...

Absolutely Darling!! Sweet flowers!!! I love Beatrix Potter!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuts R Us this week!!

DCRU Hugs - LORi

~*Joni said...

Kym this is so sweet, I love that it looks like a little book! Sweet image, perfect layout, and the colors bring everything together so well. Love those flowers, thank you so much for joining us at DCRU this week!
~*Joni DCRU DT

Di said...

WOW what a fantastic card!!

13 challenges well done how did you do oit!!
Thansk for joining the Rainbow challenge

Hugs Di xxx

Lana said...

Beautiful in every way!
Thank you for joining the pixies.
Lana x

Caro said...

I love beatrix potter adn this is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Quirky crafts