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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge - 26 January 2011

Over at the In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge this fortnight the topic is "talk to me" ie a sentiment on the front or inside the card.  I decided to have a go at painting with distress inks and decided on monochrome blues with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans, Broken Chine and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  I have highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen for some glittery highlights.  I have used papers from my odds and ends drawer, a paper doily, a piece of blue mirri card which I embossed with Tim Holtz's embossing folder, die-cut some butterflies and used Faded Jeans ink on them, made some flowers with my scallop die/crunched them up/distressed with Faded Jeans and then spritzed with Dawn Bibby's Rose glimmer spray.  The card is then finished off with a ticket sentiment, flower brads, gems and some organza ribbon.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - My favourite things - distress inks, stamping, ribbon, flowers and Sweet Pea stamps
Paperplay - Layer it up
Stampin B's - Use a song as your inspiration - I chose to sing the blues by Ray Charles
Pixie Cottage - Sketch or flowers or both
Charisma Cardz - Valentines/love
Crafty Purple Frog - Distressing
Frosted Designs - Monochromatic
Sweet Pea Stampers - Glitz and glamour
Some Odd Girl - Scallops Galore
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Blues
Crazy 4 Challenge - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
Creative Inspirations - Valentine/love
Gingerloft - Things that fly
Bunny Zoe's - With love
Pear Tree Designs - Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Bring on your love
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some love
Kaboodle Doodle - Make it monochromatic
Crafty Cardmakers - Water
Wild Orchid Challenge - Love is
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything girly
City Crafter - All you need is love
Tuesday Taggers - Feel the lurve
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and flowers
Stamping Vacation - No no no challenge - no tags
Allsorts - Recyle - the gems came off a bought Christmas card I was given - recycling the gems proved a bit of a nightmare trying to get glue to stick them on but my Pinflair syringe came to the rescue!!!
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva!
The Artistic Stampers - Love is in the air
Craft Your Days Away - Love


Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Karen said...

Kym it's gorgeous, I just love all that sparkle! :)
I like what you've done with the image too hun.xx

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely stunning! "Hugs" Carol

Susie said...

Beautiful card, love the sparkle and pretty image! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz

Benzi said...

I really like your monochrome blues and all the wonderful sparkle. Glad you joined the Stampin B's challenge this week.

Anne said...

A lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

Anne said...

A lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

Liz said...

Thanks for joining paperplay this week with this lovey creation


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

What a beautiful card!!I love that image. Thanks fr taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme too. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card!! I just love the blue and all the sparkle paired with your image. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

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Cor* said...

So shiny and perfect Kym! Wonderful blue color! Thanks so much for sharing your LOVE/VALENTINES creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round! Hope to see you next time too!

Céline said...

fab card!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week.

kaos said...

Great card!

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and good luck!

georgina said...

Wonderful, thanks for joining us at TIOT, luv Georginaxxx P.S. just love the colours.

Ros said...

Wow really shiny ... I have those tickets too ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very nice :) love the image & the way you have her displayed :)
thanks for joinin us at SPS!

LouDotMac said...

Lovely card, I love all the blue and sparkle and those handmade flowers look soo effective!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges.

Lou Mac. xo

Anonymous said...

Pretty sparkly card.Love all the blues.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

coops said...

gorgeous card kym.the image is beautiful and i love the soft colouring with the distress inks :D

xx coops xx

Happy Days said...

Fab card. Thanks for sharing with us over at SPS. Claire x

uksharon said...

Wonderful to see you at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

KymKreates said...

This is simply amazing!! I adore everything about it!

Thanks for joining us this week at In A Sweet Pea Dream and hope to see you again soon!

DT Sweet Pea Stamps

PS I have Sweet Pea candy on my blog!

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week.

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week.

Cassie said...

Very sparkly and pretty. I like the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Basement gal said...

What beautiful colour. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Nancy said...

Very nice!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Jac said...

beautiful card, love monochrome always works so well and your card certainly doesnt disappoint. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Mummylade said...

very pretty card. Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Artyjen said...

Thanks for entering your sweet card at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month. Good luck
xoxo Sioux

Debbie said...

Sinly lovely - the colouring of the image is so subtle and I love the vintage flowers

Debbie said...

Wonderful card! Love the blue shimmery paper! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us this week at craftycatz, x carol

ruth said...

Cute card! I love the butterflies you added!

Thanks for taking the challenge at Frosted Designs!

A.J. said...

Lovely card, great sparkle!
Thanks for playing along with our Love challenge this time over at Craft Your Days Away!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Vintage Milly said...

What a beautiful card, thanks so much for joining in with the Love themed challenge at Creative inspirations this time,

Hels Sheridan said...

lovely card - pretty colours! Thanks for joining in with the Artistic stamper challenge

Lynn said...

Love your Sweet Pea card, Kym! So perfect and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx

Cheryl said...

this is gorgoues,love the colours and detail on this bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card.. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Lesley said...

Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Cheryl Nelson said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Anne said...

What a pretty, girlie card, love the blues. Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is gorjuss hun, love the whole thing, great colours and a great image

Thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

Judie xx