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Monday, 3 January 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - 2 January 2011

Over at the CD Sunday Challenge the topic this week is "check it out".  I had planned this card but it took another direction when I saw this challenge.  It took me a while though looking through CDs, as I wanted to use a stamped image, to look for some check paper.  I eventually looked at one of my Christmas presents - The Crafter's Companion SWALK CD - and hey presto there was some check paper on there.  I couldn't resist printing off some striped paper and some of the borders - well it would have been rude not to.  When I stamped/watercoloured the Elusive Stamps image for my first card of 2011 I also stamped a second image in case I did a boo-boo as I haven't properly watercoloured for a while.  Needless to say no boo-boo so I was able to make two cards rather than one.  I have distressed the edges of the images with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans and Broken China distress ink pad and the two pieces of card I have used have been distressed with Tim Holtz's distressing tool which I LOVE!!!.  The card is finished off with a personalised insert using the SWALK CD, some flowers, card candy, fibres and a stamped sentiment (I normally don't do straight onto the card but I did this time and it worked - normally it doesn't and that's why I normally stamp on card, cut it out and stick it on).

This card fits the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Brand spanking new - new CD
City Crafter - Stamp it out
Top Tip Tuesday - Get embellishing
Creative Inspirations - Something new - new CD
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle - New - new CD
Drunken Stampers - Something new on card -  new CD
Quirky Crafts - New beginnings - new CD
Lots to do - New beginnings - new CD
Sparkles Forum - New things - new CD
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
AI Factory - Elegance
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - You can choose between Happy New Year or "your choice" ie you can pick the topic of a previous challenge so I have opted for Challenge 115 - Paint it
Sew Many Challenges - New things - new CD
Sweet Stampin' - Your favourite song - I do like to be beside the seaside - as I dream of living by the sea
Mark's Finest Papers - Use something new - new CD
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Creative Craft - Anything goes
Stamping Vacation - No punches
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic Colour Challenge - Blues
The Crazy Challenge - All things new - new CD.


Tess said...

Fabulous card Kym - I have that stamp too and love it. Thanks for sharing with us this week at CD Sunday. Tess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kym.

Another great entry,

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

pinky said...

Kym that is so beautiful, what a gorgeous scene you have created. I love it.

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a gorgeous scene thanks for playong along at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous image and such beautiful colors hun!! Love this card!! :)

Anonymous said...

A really lovely card.Love the gingham checks and great colouring too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory,Craft Your Passion and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice scene! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

patriziawithaz said...

A super-duper card Kym x I love the image and the colouring. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week and I do hope we see your great work again soon x

Becky said...

Wonderful card, lovely scene and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

Cheryl Nelson said...

so very lovely! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Carol said...

A great card Kym. The image is beautifully painted and enhanced by the fresh papers you have used. Checks and stripes always seem to work so well together.
Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card Kym

Thanks for joining us at SFC good luck O:)

Ros said...

Lovely image ... love the gingham ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Christine said...

Beautiful card Kym, nice to see stamping combined with our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week and good luck in the draw.
Christine xx

skylife said...

Love that image! And the colors are great - looks like the real life!
Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Amy said...

beautiful! Great coloring job. Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us over at Catch the Bug this week.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with such a lovely card ! Good luck Kym ! Smiles from Catherine

starcyl said...

Yet another great card Kym, thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Rleen said...

Awesome card Kym! I love the fiber and the beautiful image.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy!
Hugs, Rleen

Rae Anne said...

OOH, what a "easy like a Sunday morning card." The blues and sailboats are so serene - AHH, what bliss. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Ruthie said...

Thats such a great image! You have made a lovely card out of it too!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Zoechaos said...

Great card looks like a lovely sunny dawn. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

Tracy said...

You did such a lovely job on that image and your choice of papers make it so bright and cheery. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Basement gal said...

How gorgeous. I love the sea themed image. thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Anne said...

Hi Kym, a lovely fresh card and perfect for sharing with us at CDS. Hugs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous I love all those papers together!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge, The Crazy & Craft Your passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Virgo5 said...

Great card to start the New Year with!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Cheryl said...

oh this is simply gorgoues,beautiful,detail bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

crafty creations said...

Hi Kym and what a stunning scenic card you have created

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

Lawren - DT

Vintage Milly said...

What a wonderful creation, many thanks for entering our challenge this week at Creative inspirations,

Purple Crazy said...

gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week, xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Kym that scene looks awesome I wish I could be there right now, lol, a superb card thank you for joining us at Stamping Vacation this month.
Lorraine x

CherylAnn Robinson said...

This is stunning. I love it. Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Stacy Walker said...

what a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sew Many Cards.

Patti J said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Hope to see you back next week!

Patti J said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Hope to see you back next week!

Lindsey said...

What a pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Linds x

Lauretta See said...

very nice card Kym,lovely for a male ;) i love it, Thank you for joining us thjis week in our anything goes challenge at Craft your passion. Happy new year!!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WOW Kym, beautiful work on the image! Thanks so much for sharing your project with STAMP-N-DOODLE and WHOOPSI DAISY challenges:)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautifully put together Kym- thanks for joining the CD Sunday Challenge this week.

Karyn said...

I love the subtle colouring on your image. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a beautiful scene and love the coloring!