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Thursday, 17 November 2011

In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge - November 2011

Over at the In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge Blog this month the topic is "create a thankful project using fall colours".  Well for me autumn/fall provides us with a wonderful array of colours including brown, green, blue, orange, reds and yellow.
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamp by Ching Chou-Kuik called "Midnight Waiting".  I have coloured her with Promarkers, added a touch of Sakura Stardust clear pen, chalked the background, really distressed around the edge of the image with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then used a green chalk ink pad around the edge.  The backing papers are from the Prima Botanicals Collection which are of wonderful quality - too nice to use really but it has to be done.  I have kept the card simple with just some simple matting and layering, two ribbons, crochet flower, Craftwork Cards sentiment and two Papermania Glitterations (I love these but can only find these for sale where I am charged £1.00-£1.50 postage per sheet and when they only cost a £1.00 that's too much.  I spied some at the NEC at bought them but now wished I'd bought some more).  I have tried to keep this card very simple - which is certainly a challenge for me and many other crafters!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Be thankful and sentiment
2 Sisters - Anything goes
My Sheri Crafts - Be thankful
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving/thank you
Corrosive Challenge - Give thanks
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Card that depicts gratitude
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some women only
Crazy Boots - Fantasy
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - fairies
Party Time Tuesday - Sketch and/or thanks
My Time to Craft - Take two of something (Two ribbons, two different backing papers and two Papermania Glitterations)
Creative Card Crew - Thankful
Simon Says Stamp - Thanks or thanksgiving
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Crafting for all Seasons - Thanksgiving, thank you or a sketch
The Paper Variety - Thanks, thank you or thankful
Fresh Brewed Designs - I am thankful
A Papercraft Star - A special thank you
Penny's Paper Challenge - Give thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters - Give thanks
Ruby's Rainbow - Something with wings
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Thankful and autumn colours
Crafts and Me - Simples
Shellys' Images - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Simplicity and option of charm


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym this is beautiful the colour I love, that image I love the design I love in fact I love all of it a super card.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Love your blog! Want to exchange links?

ShelbyWoo said...

Wow this stamp is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us over at My Sheri Crafts!

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous hun,beautiful image and wonderful colors,hugs cherylx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Kym, I love the colours of autumn
Beryl x

Jamilie said...

Love this! Thank you for joining us this week at TPV!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great card! I love the colors! You color beautifully!

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

Becky said...

What a great card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

cotnob said...

Gorgeous Card Kym, I love the colours and your crochet flower.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Anieb said...


lots of design available..You have share I love the designs you created, This is very unique Birthday Cards

Xmas Cards

Ros said...

What a lovely card Kym ... thank you for playing along at Papercraft Star this week

pinky said...

She is absolutely gorgeous Kyn, love your card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Basslady said...

your creation is so fabulous and wonderful!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the Sweet Pea image and the thank you sentiment. Thanks for joining SSIC this week!!

Regan said...

What a lovely card Kym! I just love fall colors. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Susan Garman said...

Such a naughty looking fairy. I love her. Thanks for sharing.


Beautiful Card! Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs! Leah Ann

Rose said...

Kym, your Midnight Waiting image looks wonderful on this fabulous thank you card. It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful work! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "simples" challenge. ~ Rose

Margaret said...

A lovely card
Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Kym, great colours and textures.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thank you for joining us this time at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again soon xx

Danie May said...

Such a sweet image and I love the soft autumn tones. Just Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

Danie - PTT Design Team.

Sarah said...

A really great stamps and wonderful rich colouring...thanks for sharing your art work with Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

melody said...

i agree...beautiful autumn tones! and lovin that image...awesome work!

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente

Mary J said...

OMG, simply stunning! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Mary J x

ferrellgraph-x said...

I'm so happy you joined us this week at Papercraft Star! Your thank you card is so lovely!
Kindest regards,

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Ooh I love the gold sparkly embellishments!! Beautifully colored image too!

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

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debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and what a wonderful image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Sheryl said...

Hi Kym! This card is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and the crocheted flower is the perfect elegant touch!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "I am Thankful" challenge!
Warm hugs, Sheryl

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Hannah said...

Nice card, love the addition of the crocheted flower.
Thanks for playing along and sharing your 'thanks' project at TPV :)

jennifer said...

wonderful card! thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!

jennifer said...

lovely work! thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!