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Friday, 14 January 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge No 32

Another fortnight has come and gone and it's time for another challenge at Crafty Ann's.  We had some lovely entries for the challenge last fortnight using one of Crafty Ann's digital image.  This fortnight's challenge is entitled "ring in the new but don't ring out the old" so Crafty Ann is asking us to use something new and something old on your project.

Well I decided to use a new technique that I saw over Christmas.  I saw Sue Wilson doing a Spellbinders show and she heated up some Cosmic Shimmer on glue and it made bubbles, dried and made a lovely backing.  A copy of her card is here.  Well, I thought I'd use Flowersoft glue which I have had for a year or so, put on the Cosmic Shimmer and heated up.  "Yes" I did get some wonderful bubbles like blowing bubble gum but no matter how long I kept going with the heat tool on the front or back it wouldn't dry.  I then resorted to laying the different coloured pieces on paper in front of the fire and that's where they've been for three days - yes three days!!!!  The orange/yellow backing paper is from Crafty Ann's Funky Collection and the crackle stamp is from Creative Expressions and the harlequin is by Tim Holtz.  The daffodils image is from Crafty Ann's and I have coloured it in with Promarkers and decoupaged it up for change.  The card is finished off with ribbon, Crafty Ann's ticket sentiment and card candy.

New item - using a glue/Cosmic Shimmer technique and trying different things with stamping on coloured backgrounds and trying some bolder colours out/different colour schemes I wouldn't have really used last year and using my new colour of card candy.

Old item - ribbon that I've had for quite a number of years and the crackle stamp I've had for a while as well.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Try something different
Secret Crafter - Tons of texture
Craft Your Days Away - Anything goes
The Crafty pad - Happy birthday
Craft Your Passion - Let's tie it on
My Partner in Crime - Something new
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Ai Factory - Anything goes
Stampin B's - Use a die-cut
Do you Stack Up? - Distress it
Crafty Purple Frog - New goodies or techniques
Stamp Something - Anything goes
The Stamp Man - Distressed
Totally Papercrafts - Happy birthday


Benzi said...

Beautiful daffodils, awesome bg, and pretty colors used. Great card! Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge.

Dawn said...

Another wonderful creation Sweetie!
So glad you share with us.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Thank you for joining us this week at

Micki said...

Wonderful elegant card, love the yellow. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood!


Pauline said...

This is beautiful..... I love your colours and the papers...who can resist daffodils! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

*Alison* said...

what a fun creation.. love the colors.. Way to STACK UP and NOT STRESS but to DISTESS IT!! :) Can't wait to see what you create next week..

Owner DYSU

Miranda said...

lovely card Kym,
love the daffodil image, the first sign that spring is coming back again
thanks for joining the 2nd DYSU challenge


Janna said...

hey kym, thanks so much for sharing this sweet card with us at DYSU! janna

Jen said...

Lovely card. Fabulous background. You were patient waiting for it to dry but well worth it.
Jen x

coops said...

gorgeous card kym.the image is fab and i love the beautiful colours :D

xx coops xx

Leanne said...

Hi Kym

Beautiful card - the colours are so lovely!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Soooooo well worth the hard work Kym, this us stunning!
Ann x

WencheP said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


bosenberries said...

Love the fresh citrus feel to your card! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

downrightcrafty said...

oh lovely creation and so much texture thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and colours. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very cool technique, sweet image and adorable card! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood Challenge and we hope to see you again next challenge!

princesskitten said...

That technique sound a great ide - will have to have a play and see what I can do

kitten DYSU team

Marcy said...

Great technique. Your card is just lovely. You card is just beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Lisa B said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters! I hope to see you in the next challenge.

Mel X said...

Fabulous card.

Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Good luck.

Mel X

TannyP said...

Three days?! What a labour intensive card =) Love it, thought - those daffodils are stunning and the crackling looks beautiful =) Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge =)