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Friday, 25 March 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 25 March 2011

Today is the day for my first card made as part of the Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team.  Am I excited?  Maybe you might hear my squeals of delight across the world.
Onto the challenge.  The topic for this fortnight is "pack a punch" and you have to use punches or die-cuts on your card/project.  For my card I have used "Spring Spread" from Ching-Chou Kuik.  I have coloured her in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  I then did a faux pyromage by putting next-but-one dies onto the image, taped and die cut.  The outside is flat, the next later has one lot of foam pads and the centre layer has two foam pads in height.  The backing papers are scraps from my box, some of which have been edged with my silver Pentouch pen.  I have embossed some card with Swiss Dots and then punched the edge with my Martha Stewart lattice punch.  I then die-cut some flowers with a Marianne Designs die, added a flower sequin and it's all held together with a brad.  The other flower has been made from die-cut book pages distressed with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters ink pad.  The button is held in place with some wire.  The card is then finished off with some gems, card candy and some gingham ribbon.

It would be lovely if you could take part in this challenge and also to visit the wonderful cards from the Design Team.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Button it
Let's Ink it Up - Die-cuts/punches
I Did it Creations - Spring
Aly's Sunday - Spring
Cupcake Craft - Monochromatic
Shabby Tea Room - BINGO - I have used brads, flowers and ribbon
Pear Tree Designs - Happy birthday
Stamps R Us - Celebrate spring
Incy Wincy - Embossing
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to punch it out
Passion for Promarkers - In the garden
Everybody Art - Happy birthday
My Time to Craft - Ladies day
Scrap-Creations - Spring has sprung
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or sparkle
Paper pretties - Spring is in the air
Fresh Brewed Challenge - 2 or more embellishments
In a Sweet Pea Dream - "Hello Spring" Sweet Pea
Simon Says - Mother's day/girlie
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Dotty
The Paper Variety - Tic-tac-toe - I chose - scallops, make a card and use a stamped image or sentiment
The Artistic Stamper - Spring has sprung
Meljen's Designs - Get creative with punches
Do You Stack Up? - Shine on
Paperplay - Distressing
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Go green
Digi Doodle - Ribbons and bows
Crafty Purple Frog - Going green
Pattie's Creations - Flowers or flowers and pearls
Sew many Challenges - Spring fling
Stamp Something - Something spring
Crafty Calendar - Spring
The Stamp Man - Anything Tim
Delicious Doodles - Floral fantasy
Tellen's Place - Texture


mindy gallagher said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

Hels Sheridan said...

very pretty! thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, like the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Charlene said...

What an adorable card! I love the image and the pretty flowers! Thanks so much for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room :-)

Miranda said...

very pretty card Kym, gorgeous
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Posh Cat Crafts said...

A Wonderful card gorgeous colours too. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card - gorgeous image and flowers
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa x

angelwhispers said...

Love it Kym and just perfect for your first post as a DT member!! Love the colours and the image looks so perfect! Chanelle xxx

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Kym. Beautiful image and gorgeous colour.
Thanks for joining in with LIIU die cuts/punches challenge and good luck!

Jan said...

Congratulations on your DT post, the card is just perfect, well done xx jan

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card and beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

oheidia said...

Really a lovly card and a cute image!! I love Sweet pie!

Thanks for joining our garden theme at pfp:=)

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a pretty card, so soft and love the flowers with the button, thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

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

WOW great colors!!!
Welcome Kym!!!

Shannon said...

That is a very pretty card!! :) Thank you for participating along with us at The Paper Variety. :)

~jan said...

Such a lovely card, Kym! Love all the gorgeous shades of green you've used. Such a delightful image-thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Vareity!

coops said...

stunning card kym.i love your fab spring colours and details and the image is beautiful.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Pattie G said...

What a pretty card! I love how you used our theme and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Kym! I love the image and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Kym, i love the colours you've used. Congrats on your DT position too :-)
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

Pascale said...

Welcome Kym I am so happy you are here. I love your card great effect with the pyrimage effect and gorgeous embellies. Hugs Pascale

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Great papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck! Hugs, Denise x

Mina said...

wow Kym your card has such a beautiful softness to it...love the colours too...thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me challenge this week
Mina xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at paper play with this lovely card, hugs Liz xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. Such a fab image and I love your choice of colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Peggysue said...

Pretty card Kym. Wonderful image & I like the way you colored it. Thanks for shining in our SHINE ON challenge at DYSU this week. Good luck in the draw!

Netty said...

Great card and lovely colour choice. Love the embossing with the swiss dots. Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

Sandi said...

Kym - Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing in our 'Flowers OR Flowers and Pearls' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Kym. This is another of your beautiful cards. Love your image and there are lots of lovely embellishments and texture too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

This is so soft and delicate. Love your image. Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room.


Dora said...

Oooh I didn't know about this challenge, I've just stamped some using my Sweet Pea got to have a look and I really love your card, it's really so elegant xxx

katesacraftybugger said...

lovely card ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers -Kate

Joynana said...

Very lovely card. Wonderful soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card with wonderful details.

Chris said...

congrats on your DT job. Was that you that woke me up this morning?
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Teri said...

Gorgeous Hun! Loving the colours and the flowers. Great to be working with you at SPS!
Oh, thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

tiggertastic said...

very well done hunny on your Design team placement, lovely card hunny, really pretty

Sarah x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, super image and great flowers. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Gro said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Hugs :o)

Katie said...

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

Robbie said...

Love the flowers and that scalloped border around your card. Thank You so very much for sharing your creation and talent with us at MelJen's this week.

Sadilla said...

Lovely card!!! Very nice details, and colors...
thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage

Katja said...

Dear Kym,
I really love this card! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at the Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog!
Hope to see your again on our blog!

Katja (Meljen's Design Team Member)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Fabulous card! Love the green. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card Kym. Love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Love the colours and flowers.Pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Tanya R said...

Fabulous flowers! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Terry Oulboub said...

This is so gorgeous; love the flowers - they look really awesome! Your technique sounds difficult but what beauties they've become - love it! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Texture" challenge! :~)

Julie said...

Wow, so many challenges wtg! A really lovely card.Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Jacki Randolph said...

Very Pretty Kym, thanks for sharing with us at Scrap-Creations.

KymKreates said...

Your creation is a masterpiece!!

Thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!
DT Sweet Pea

April said...

Just beautiful! Love your color choices. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!!
- April

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card, I just love the image you have used, she is beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges this week.


Jo x

Lorraine said...

Super card, great colours. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kym, love the colours and the gorgeous image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week.

Heather said...

This is so soft and pretty Kym. I esp love those flowers

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

lynne said...

What a beautiful card Kym! The colours you have used on your image are so soft and just perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

Lynne x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing your texture creation with us at Tellen's Place this week! :D

The Stamp Man said...

A lovely card Kym! Thank you for joining us for the Anything by T!m challenge at The Stamp Man


Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colours and the image is fab. thansk for sharing and have a great day. Angela