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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Friday 23 April 2010

Well another fortnight has crept around and it is the start of another challenge at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog.  The topic this fortnight is a recipe - one main digi image, maximum of three colours (although you can use less), one ribbon and three flowers (these can be digi if you wish).

Well, this is how my Design Team Member card came about.  The image wasn't the first one I printed off and coloured in but my second one.  I went away recently but as I didn't go anywhere near the sea I am missing the whoosh of the waves so I chose Ann's beautiful tropical scene and coloured it in with Promarkers.  The clouds in the sky have been made with the Tim Holtz blending solution ie it took away the blue colour and then I just dabbed it will kitchen roll.  I have distressed the edge of the image with blue and yellow whilst it was still in the Nestabilities shape.  I then did faux stitching around the edge.  

I printed the card straight from the computer using the Polished Stone golden yellow on one side and the sky blue on the other.  I printed some extra of the yellow and blue paper for matting and layering.  I printed off some of Crafty Ann's digi flowers in two sizes onto the yellow paper, cut them out, inked with a scroll U-mount stamp and put on clear embossing powder and heated it up.  It gives a very subtle shine and sheen to the flower.  I used 4 of the small flowers and 4 of the large flowers and held them together with a brad with the word SUMMER on it that I got in some blog candy last year.  The card is finished off with some wide raffia ribbon (I've not long since been converted to wide ribbon.  I'd tried it in the past but wasn't happy until I won some in some blog candy last year and love using it - thanks Wendy!!!), two die-cut Dawn Bibby flowers coloured with Promarkers, a sentiment off the computer, a silver peel-off to adorn the longer side of the card and some card candy coloured with Tulip Yellow Promarker.

Please click here and go and have a look at my fellow Design Team members cards.  They are all wonderful and so varied.  I shall look forward to seeing all the cards entered into this fortnight's challenge.

Not quite sure why this post is saying Thursday instead of Friday as I had scheduled it to be loaded some days ago ready for the start of the Crafty Ann's Fortnightly new challenge on Friday 23/4/10.  I have checked my settings but still no clearer!!!

This card also fits the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - In stitches
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Flowers
Tanda Teaser - Vivid Colours
Sew Many Cards - Anything goes
Fan 'n' Funky - Get it all out!!- well I was given these peel-offs maybe 1-2 years ago and still not used them.  I also won the brad in the centre of the flower about 6 months or so ago so I thought it was about time for it to be made into a card!!
Allsorts - In stitches
Saturday Challenge - A day out - who wouldn't like a day out at the beach?
Paper Sundaes - No people
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Crazy Amigo - Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Quixotic Challenge - Make a splash
Crafty Creations - Distressing


Grace said...

Very pretty and inviting scene! Thanks for playin along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

HappyCrafter said...

mm, I want to be on that beach! Glad you played along with this weeks Paper Sundaes challenge.

Crystal said...

This card looks so serene & peaceful wish I was there right now! I love the colours especially the addition of the bright yellow! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes :)

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card Kym!!!! Always enjoy seeing your projects!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Kym.
Beryl x

Adrina said...

That's a beautiful sunny card.
Thanks for joining us at SEW MANY CHALLENGE this week.
Adrina XX

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous work Kym - what wouldn't I give to be there right now? I haven't tried colouring these images with promarkers yet but you're giving me the courage to give it a try and if I can get it half as good as this I'll be a happy bunny! The whole card is just wonderful though.
Ann x

Fleur said...

Great summery card.
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week.
Hugz Fleur xXx

sue law said...

Lovely vivid colours there perfect for the summer theme!
Thanks for joining in with the Teaser this week!

sue law said...

Lovely vivid colours there perfect for the summer theme!
Thanks for joining in with the Teaser this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is sooo pretty! Boy am I ready for the warm weather and the outdoor fun! Thanks for sharing with us! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!

carol said...

oh wonderful card,
thanks for joining in with SMC x carol

paulssandy said...

WOW, this is fantastic. What a freat job printing the image right onto the card. The faux stitching is great

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining in at Sew Many Challenges.


Mummylade said...

lovely summer card. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

kim.mom said...

AWESOME CARD!!! Love the scenery!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Cheri said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining SMC's challenges.

Beryl said...

Here I am playing catch up again - this time after a week away having fun. Love this card Kym and it's so great to have you on the DT for good.
Beryl xx

carol said...

hello again, thanks for joining in with Craftycatz, lovely card, x carol

Faye said...

What I wouldn't give to be on the beach on your brilliant, colourful card! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x


Hi Kym
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at craftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Ellie said...

Gorgeous card. Such a beautiful image too. Wish I was there.
Thanks so much for playing the DTC.

Cor* said...

C'mon Kym. I 'm sure you could've found just one more challenge to enter!! HAHA! Excellent job girl. Thanks for posting my candy (Above the Fairy's-she's gonna be mad)!! lol. Saw your comment on my candy & I have been trying to make a concerted effort to respond to my followers.....i really do suck at it!! But your comment, hey, how could I not respond! Thanks again and keep hopping.

PS- check out my profile now! Thanks for the xtra push (i've eyeballed my profile info for some time but 'never got around ' to changing it!
Take CAre

iReneM said...

Oh, what a peaceful scene, Kym.
I too am tempted to say 'Wish I was there'.
Beautiful colouring and BP choice is perfect. Love the big flower too.


Queenie said...

Hiya Kym,
beautiful card love the scene ahhhh to be lying there right now..blissful!
Loving your music too!
Thank you for joining us this week over at creative inspirations and good luck.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym love this so much the scene and flowers looks wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday and SMC

Lorraine x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a great, summery cheery card!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Kym ~ Your card is just so pretty! Gorgeous! Love that big flower! Great beach scene!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Margie said...

Kym, what a beautiufl card you created!! The beach scene is perfect! Thank you for participating at Sew Many Cards Challenges this week!

andrea said...

fab card,great image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week andrea

Cheryl said...

oh gorjus card hun great papers,and image,thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Suzi said...

Hi Kym, this is so bright and cheerful, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, good luck in the draw.

Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Great card Kym. It is sew pretty. I am glad you joined the Sew Many Cards challenge.

autumn0725 said...

Great job, Love that flower! Thanks for joining SMC this week!

Chriss Rollins said...

great take on tanda teaser and with summer just around the corner.

what a lot of challenges you managed to fit in on one card wow.

chriss x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card Kym and very cleverly done. Cathy xxxx

SemSee said...

Such a beautiful card, Kym! Thanks for playing along with our 'Make a Splash' challenge at Quixotic Challenges! Hugs, Sem x

Anne-Marije said...

This is beautiful...
Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.
xxx Anne-Marije

Anita said...

This is so pretty, thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Cards. Hugs,

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful card Kym - thanks for joining the Tanda Teaser.

Magda said...

Great card Kym. Love the image!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.
Magda :)

Cheryl said...

oh this is a beautiful card,thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxx

Jenni said...

Fab card, would love to be there right now! Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this time and good luck in the draw.
Jenni x

Chris said...

Gorgeous card and such lovely colouring! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS, Chris :)