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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge - Wednesday 6 July 2011

As you can imagine life is a bit up-and-down at the moment but on Saturday evening I had to have a big reality check that mum's house won't be clear before we go away in August and I need to accept that.  I also need to accept that everyday life still has to go on and I need to make sure I get some time for "me".  We will just do what we can beforehand but it's a large job.
I decided I needed a little "me" time and made a card for the Crafts and Me Challenge this time of "my favourite stamp/image".  Well I couldn't resist this one as this stamp certainly has a story to tell.  As soon as this gorgeous image called Pink Lightening came out from Crafts and Me by Jasmine Beckett-Griffiths I had to have it.  The only snag is every time I looked it was out of stock.  Thankfully my son managed to get her for me for Mother's Day and I love her to bits as she's so gorgeous.

My card is made with various DCWV papers in bright oranges/yellows as I thought it would be a cheery card.  The image I have coloured with promarkers and accented areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  I distressed the edges well and then inked the edges.  The card has the come together with some flowers, butterflies, sparkly ribbon, doily, sentiment off the computer and faux stitching.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - Happy birthday
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy birthday
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Charisma Cardz - All about flowers
Ai Factory - Two of something - two pieces of ribbon and two butterflies for me
Digi Doodles - Butterflies
Stampin' for the Week-end - Wings and things
I Did it Creations - Floral
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Lots of texture
Pile it On - Show us your favourite technique - Distressing for me
Magical Monday - Use some texture
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some stitching
The Crafty Purple Frog - Summer fun - I chose to use summery colours
By the Cute and Girly - Things with wings
Scrap-Creations - At least 2 design papers and at least 2 different embellishments
Papertake Weekly - Hot, hot, hot
Simon Says Stamp - A stitch in time
One Stop Craft - Summertime
Allsorts - Free and easy
Dream Valley - Summer theme
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration
Clear it Out Challenge - Wing it
Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty blossoms


Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the scallop edge and the colors are so warm and inviting! Thank you for sharing and playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad.

Hazel said...

Glad you are still able to find some 'me' time for crafting - this is a lovely card - super monochrome look - - thanks for sharing it in the 'double time' challenge at AiFactory (Hazel - Guest Designer) x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Kym, glad you managed some 'me' time
Beryl x

Jacki Randolph said...

Love the color combo of your orange and yellow. Beautiful card Kym, thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Donna said...

Beautiful card, love the warm colours you've used. Thanks for joining in the DDS Challenge this week. hugs Donna x

Hazel said...

It IS a lovely image, Kym, glad you got her in the end. It's good to hear that you are taking some me time, enjoy it. Hazel x

Lionelsa said...

Lovely summer colors.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Marianne said...

Very pretty card! Such warm beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

Linda w said...

I love the result of your little me time. Beautiful colours and image too. Thanks for joining the Crazy Challenge, Summertime week. Hope to see you back soon. Hugs lin

coops said...

stunning card kym.i love the zingy colours and fab image and design :D
take care.

xx coops xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Pretty butterflies!! I like the warm colors too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card Kym love those warm colours and of cause the Fab image.Thanx for joining us at CRAFTS and ME this week.
Trish (-:

Martha said...

beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

scrapperjulia said...

This is so pretty! Love the yellow and oranges, very summery! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Chris said...

how lucky are you to have a son that knows how to pick up the right crafty items. the image is adorable and so is your card. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Casper said...

Hiya Kym,

Great card, fab and vibrant colours, Love the whole Lo!

Glad you ahve managed some me time!

Take care
Big Hugs

Ika said...

what a gorgeous card!!! love the image and coloring. You did a great job! thank you for playing with us at AI Factory! Hugs, Ika DT

Nicola said...

Stunning card Kym, love the vibrant colours and sweet image!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty, love your colour scheme,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colours..

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Dawny P said...

Fab card chick and I love the stitching detail. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and sorry I'm late stopping by (computer probs are the pits!!). Hugs, Dawny xxx

aqualeiga said...

A lovely card, and have to say a big well done to your son for being so in-tune with his mum's crafty needs!!! Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

crafty amy said...

Hi Kym,
I hoe you have found some more time for you since you wrote this and you are OK. I am thinking of you hun.
I am so glad you have out in for the DT :D
This is a gorgeous card I am glad you got this stamp seems it was well worth the wait you do amazing things with her.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Great color scheme. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Chris said...

thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Rene said...

Your image is just gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Cheryl said...

oh hun love this its one super card and such beautiufl colors too bless you for playing at creative craft,this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Whimsey said...

Great card; love the colors and that scalloped edge is so endearing to the image! Beautifully created!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!


Sid said...

Simply love your colour scheme !!

Hazel said...

what beautiful summery colours you have used. Thankyou for joining us over at Magical Mondays,
H xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Marjo said...

Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

Crafty Lynz said...

ooooh so pretty! Gorgeous image.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Hugs, Lynsey xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Beautiful work!!!!!! Stay strong :)) Thanks so much for sharing at By The Cute & Girly's *Things with wings* challenge. Good luck!

Tammy xox

Jennie said...

Great job Kym this is really lovely.
I hope you enjoyed your me time, it sounds very much deserved.

Many thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week xx

tiggertastic said...

loving all the orange and yellow tones

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

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

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card. I love all the textures you added. Thanks for joining us at Magical Monday Challenges. We have another fun challenge starting today - Red and Teal color combo. Just remember, you must use a Magical Character to enter.
Magical Monday Challenge DT

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

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