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Friday, 8 April 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge - 6 April 2011

Over at the Crafts and Me Challenge this week the topic is "glitter".  For those that know me, glitter and I are not a marriage made in heaven but I had to take part as I wanted to use my new Crafts and Me stamp that I got from my eldest son for Mother's day.  I have wanted this Jasmine Becket-Griffith stamp called Pink Lightning for a few months now but every time I've gone to order it has been out of stock but I got an e-mail 2 weeks ago to say it was back in and my son was asking what else I wanted for Mother's Day as a punch set he was going to get was out of stock so Pink Lightning came my way along with a set of Sweet Pea stamps or she'd have been lonely!!!
The gingham, scroll and paisley/heart backing paper I got from the Funky Fairy before she shut her webstore down.  I chose the bright pinks for a change.  I have done some matting and layering and added some pink raffia ribbon to the top layer on both the front of the card and inside.  I then cut up some of paisley shapes and placed them around the card inside and out.  The image I have coloured with Promarkers and various Sakura Stardust pen including a pink and clear.  I didn't have a die-cut shape that she'd fit on without losing a wing or foot so I cut her out, used Tim Holtz's distressing tool and then inked the edges with a Rose Bud Memento ink pad along with edging all the backing papers.  I am a bit like Phil from DoCrafts that goes on ideal World/Create and Craft as he inks the edges of his matting and layering as well.  The card is then finished off with a sentiment off the computer edged with the Rose Bud Memento ink pad, some flowers, seam binding ribbon bow, doily, gems and a gorgeous glittery butterfly with sparkly gem down the centre.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter - Butterflies
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Glitz
Make it Colourful - Colour with bright colours
Addicted to Stamps - Happy birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes - Spring blossoms
Dream Valley - Things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - Something 3D
I Did it Creations - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Birthday Sundaes - Anything goes birthday and birthday sentiments
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Shabby Team Room - Spring colour challenge
Totally Stampalicious - Birthday cards
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Kaboodle Doodle - Let's get girly
Crazy Challenge - Just add flowers
My Partner in Crime - 3 or more layers
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Tons of texture
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and something new (new butterflies which I couldn't wait to find a home for)
ABC Challenge - R is for ribbon
Dutch Dare - Spring has sprung
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo inspiration
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter
The Crafty Purple Frog - Shape up with us
A La Card Monkey - Nature 
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic Creations Challenge - Pinks

If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Spring is in the air


Lorie said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week!


Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Lovely card, I love the pretty papers and you did an awesome job coloring that image. Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Jill said...

Ooh very Girly! Perfect for our challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week! Thanks for joining in. Jill

ike said...

Super card - she was well worth the wait.
Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.
Ike xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one,gorgoues image,and love the colurs you have used,beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxxxx

Charlene said...

what a pretty in pink card :-) Beautiful coloring!!Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

brenda said...

Another gorgeous card Kym.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

sari said...

Hi Kym!
I just adore your soft pink card! It looks so lovely! That image is sweet and the details great! That ribbonbow looks fab too! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week and good luck! Hugs & Sunshine/Sari

coops said...

gorgeous card kym.i love your pretty pink colours and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Thanks for putting up the blog candy too.. Hugs Shirley

Curlybear said...

Oh my word this is very a beautiful creation, and such a lovely design and layout,

Thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 128

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Lin said...

An explosion of pinkness, just gorgeous.

Your image is beautifully coloured and that soft ribbon bow is just perfect for our challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous pink card Kym and adorable image. "Hugs" Carol

lalkygirl said...

beautiful card ,both inside and out ,fabulous colours and a gorgeous image,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Lexi said...

What a gorgeous colour and layout! Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

hugs Lexi xxx

Lori said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week....

Josephine said...

So pretty - I love the pinks.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Lau W said...

Oh I love Pink, love Glitter, and love this stamp ! Your card is wonderful !
Have a nice week-end !

Copse said...

Fab Glittery card, love the image, very pretty make, thanks for joining us this week at SSDS... Kaz DT SSDS

Angie said...

Wonderful card love the image and the colours, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Sandi said...

Kym - another pretty Spring card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow this is such a beautiful card isnt she fabulous to colour, pink lightning is one of my fave crafts & me stamps, or should I say she is on my top 5 as I do have a lot of faves from there lol....I love them just as much as sweet pea.
Thank you so soooo much for your lovely comment it really did mean a lot & brought tears to my eyes. I tried blame it on my hayfever when hubby asked what was wrong but unfortunately I really am a terrible liar & he knew straight away lol. Thank you tho shug cus even tho I welled up you also brought a smile to my face. mmwah loves you loads hunni.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Oh also tell your son he is fabulous for getting you crafty things for mothers day, you deserve it shug.

Chris said...

such a pretty card, I love all your embellies.
thanks for playing with us at CIC.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.So pink and girly.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Joycelyn Turner said...

I bought a whole set of these fairies a years back and I absolutely LOVE them...you`ve inpired me to pull them out of hiding!! Gorgeous creation!!!

Cleota said...

Love the monochromatic look you've achieved here and the pink streaks in her hair! Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges!

DT Member

sparklingblackrose said...

Very Pretty :-) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine OSAAT DT-xxx-

Btw I have candy :-)

sparklingblackrose said...

A lovely card :-) Thank you for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, hope to see you again soon! Elaine PCC DT xxx
p.s I have candy!

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet and Pink! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Hristovica said...

Very cute card. Thank you for participating in The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Michelle said...

Really beautiful! Love that cute image! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!

Dora said...

O how cute, love your fairy and all the pink, so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Kleine85 said...

That's great! love the colors you used!!

Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs, Tanja

Deborah said...

Beautiful card! Love that pink!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
Greets Deborah

Nadell said...

This is adorable. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Barbara said...

Stunning card. Love the soft pink and the darling image. I know why you requested her:)Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge." We hope to see you again on Monday for our next challenge. XX
Barbara GDT

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kym

Another great card! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Kim said...

I love your monochromatic look. The image is very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

aqualeiga said...

A lovely mono card.... Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

Mina said...

oooohhhh shes fabulous with this colour combo Kym, gorgeous...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments for our glitter challenge! JO xxx

tiggertastic said...

this is ever so pretty, adore the pink tones and your layout

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

lesleyworth said...

very pretty! great image and i love the pink! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Teresa said...

Hiya Kym, I love your card, it's beautiful
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSC
Teresa xx