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Friday, 22 April 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 22 April 2011

Well this fortnight seems to have flown by and we have seen some gorgeous entries for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  Onto the challenge this fortnight.  The topic is "recycle".  This is quite appropriate as it is Earth day on 22 April 2011.
  
the plastic CD with alcohol inks
My finished card

I was a little stumped at first with what to do for this challenge but then I watched a few shows I recorded when Tim Holtz was over here in the UK and can't bear to delete them.  When I recently bought some blank CDs to store back-ups of my photos the pile of CDs came with a clear plastic disc on top for protection so I decided to bring out my alcohol inks and have a play.  When I saw Tim on QVC and he used the metallic colours I had to go and buy a gold and it gives it a lovely effect.  As Tim gave me the inspiration I decided to cut into a piece of paper from a Tim stack my eldest son bought me for Christmas (well I have had it for four months and looked and looked at it so it was about time it got used - boo hoo).  I cut a large scallop on my Cricut and inked the edges with Tim Holtz's tattered Rose distress ink pad.  I distressed the edges of the paper with my paper distresser and inked these edges as well.  The image is from the Sweet Pea Stamps Ching Chou-Kuik's Collection Sheet 14.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura pens for a bit of sparkle.  I cut around the edge of the image with my deckle edged scissors and inked the edges with Peeled paint distress ink pad.

The card is then finished off with some stitching, some stars cut from my Cricut and coloured in with a Rose Pink Promarker, glittery butterfly which I have had for a few years, two buttons from an old top that had seen better days, lace, raffia ribbon, card candy, feather, some flowers from my Artylicious Essence of Nature CD (but I got my printer to print two sheets to a page and therefore they are a lot smaller than on the CD) and the card is finished off with three flowers I made from cutting shapes with a Nestabilities flower die from an old book, colouring with Rose Pink Promarker, cutting round and round the shape to make a spiral, rolling up, sticking together and adding some Stickles for some sparkle.

Well I hope you can pop over to the Sweet pea Stampers Challenge Blog to have a look at the other wonderful entries.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - BINGO - flowers, glimmer/shimmer and punch/die-cuts for me
Sugar Creek Hollow - Monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Spring/Easter
Let's Ink it Up - Stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Make it sassy
Paper Sundaes - Texture
Pile it on - Smells like rubber
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique (using alcohol inks, used distresser on paper and inked edges, inked edges with Tattered Rose on scallop shape and also image)
Incy Wincy - Bright and bold
Tuesday Throwdown - Polka dots
Creative Card Crew - Recycle (I have recycled the plastic CD and also the buttons)
Crafts and me - Pink and sweet
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open theme
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Favourite colour Sweet Pea 
Cooking it up with Katie - Flowers, for a lady and lots of pink
ABC Challenge - S is for sparkle
Moving Along With the Times - Recycle (I have recycled the plastic CD and also the buttons)
Pixie Dust - Spring forward
Ai factory - Flowers in bloom
Digi Doodle Shop Best - Glitter and glitz
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got
CRAFT - Flowers
Crafty Purple Frog - Touchy feely
Cupcake Craft - Lots of layers
Delicious Doodles - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Springtime
Stamp Something - Recipe Something - Flowers, buttons and sparkle
Prairie fairy - April showers bring May flowers

43 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya

marsha said...

How creative! Love the image and all that luscious pink! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

dj1952 said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the pink and all of the bling. Thanks for joining us at DDSB, look forwarding to seeing you again. Hugs, dj

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi kym your card is beautiful, great idea with the cd.

greetings karin

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi kym your card is beautiful, great idea with the cd.

greetings karin

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi kym beautiful card great idea with the cd.

greetings karin

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous and pretty way to recycle .. i have some of those circles too lol..
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my recycle challenge
Lisa x

Debbie said...

Fantastic way to use those plastic pieces from a CD spool - I love the colours and layout x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous recycling project, I love the colours and the use of the master's alcohol inks.
Glad you could recycle something for Earth Day and join in our challenge at MAWTT as well.
Enjoy the Easter weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

sari said...

What a lovely card and great idea of recycling!! Love that! Sweet colors too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

angelwhispers said...

Love the card Kym and what a fabulous recycle idea just love it!!

Have agreat weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Karen said...

Lovely Kym, great idea with the CD too, thanks for joinng us at DDSB.
xx

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kym!! I love the colors and the use of the CD...fantastic idea! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week. good luck.
Kevin xx

Tine said...

Hi Kym. Love the combinations of pinks. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Debs M said...

fab project, great idea with the cd! Thanks for joining the Glitter and Glitz challenge at DDSB
Debbie DT x

tiggertastic said...

oh so pink, oh so pretty and very clever too, excellent idea with the CD

Sarah x

Pami said...

What a great technique Kym, it looks really great. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

coops said...

stunning card kym.i love the beautiful image and fab how you hav altered the cd :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

stunning card kym.i love the beautiful image and fab how you hav altered the cd :D

xx coops xx

sharon said...

So pretty. Thanks for entering it into CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

Claire said...

Fab card Kym, i love that stamp and your recycled cd looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is such a pretty card and a gorgeous coloured image.

Great details and a wonderful altered cd.

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

louise said...

What a great idea with the cd and fab colours,thankyou for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Kym. Great idea with the CD. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Teri said...

Awesome job with that plastic thingy hun!

Gill McCall said...

what a lovely card - thanks for joining us at DDSB

Pam Leng said...

This is a lovely card and just a great idea.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week

Pam xx GDT

Donna said...

So pretty Kym, love that image. Thanks for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Beverly Montez said...

Hey Kym,
thanks for joining us at Fairy fun Friday! Your card is GREAT! Very unique. I love how you used the CD.
XO
Beverly

Beverly Montez said...

Hey Kym,
thanks for joining us at Fairy fun Friday! Your card is GREAT! Very unique. I love how you used the CD.
XO
Beverly

Pam Leng said...

This is a beautiful card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week on Craft Your Passion

Pam GDT xx

WeirdCat said...

A lovely design, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Great Card, thanks for joining in on MAWTT With our Recycle Challenge this week, Love Hazelxox

craftybunny said...

Really pretty card.Great job with the CD.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and DDSB :D
Lisa x

Lauren said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!

Lauren

Denise and Louise said...

Such a pretty card and I adore that image. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week

Cheryl said...

Beautiful projects!



Thank you for joining our “Celebrate Easter or Spring” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

KymKreates said...

This project is just fabulous!! I love it!

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

Lori said...

Your card is so beautiful and I love your layout, thanks for joining the Fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

This is a stunning card, I love this image and the colours you've used are so lovely! Thank you for joining us for our "stitched up" challenge at LIIU ;)