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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Crafts and Me Challenge - Guest Design Card - Wednesday 4 January 2012

I was sooooooooooo lucky recently to win a Guest Design Team post for January 2012 over at Crafts and Me recently on Facebook.  To say I was happy was an under-statement.  It took me a while to decide which image to use for the "Christmas Bumper Challenge - Anything Goes" which they have on the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog continuing this fortnight.
For my card I have used the gorgeous Crafts and Me Sara Burrier image called "Lady of Opal".  Isn't she gorgeous?  I have coloured her in with Promarkers and highlighted areas like the centre of the flowers with blue Stickles glitter glue.  I die-cut the image and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress ink pad.  Now came some playing.  I had a go at using a new Cricut cartridge I got before Christmas.  It was for the Cricut Cake but could be used on the Expression/Create or Imagine.  I did a fancy shape in blue and laid it on top of a fancy shape in white which I edged with a duck egg blue Promarker.  I also cut the mount for the sentiment and the large mount for the inside with the same Cartridge.  The card is finished off with some Marianne's Designs butterflies with Stickles glitter glue down their centres, Marianne's Designs scrolls and circle mount, gems, flowers (die-cut from a book, distressed with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress ink and edged with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans ink pad and held together with brads), blue seam binding and white dotted organza ribbon.

It would be lovely if you could visit the wonderful creations from the Crafts and Me Design Team.  I have thoroughly enjoyed making this card and have one more to go in two weeks' time so please come back and have a look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons - Fairies
Rainbow Lady's - Your choice
Totally Gorjuss - Happy
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Paper Playtime - Use something recycled - ribbon from clothing
Magical Monday - Anything goes
Paper Creations Ink - Die-cuts and/or punches
Shabby Tea Room - Time flies
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes and distressing
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - Something new - Cricut Cartridge, digi image and ribbon
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option new theme - new digi image, Cricut cartidge and ribbon
Scrap-Creations - Something old, something new (Old is brads which I've had a box since I first started cardmaking - think many of us might have bought them and new is my digi image, ribbon and Cricut cartridge)
Through the Craft Room Door - Monochromatic
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
My Mum's Craft Shop - Something new - new is my digi image, ribbon and Cricut cartridge
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or monochrome
Paper Pretties - Use brads or eyelets
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Use something new - new is my digi image, ribbon and Cricut cartridge


Rainbow Lady said...

Just gorgeous Kym I love the image and the whole card is fab. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

Cathy Lee said...

Pretty card, Kym. Lovely image and awesome distressed flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

catherine said...

This is such a lovely card. well done on your DT spot. Look forward to seeing more cards.
x catherine

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely Kym..love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

cheryl said...

oh Kym this is beautiful love the image and my favourite colours too hugs cherylxxx

Anne said...

Brilliant! Hugs x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Kym.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week.xxx

Davi said...

Thanks sharing your beautiful card with us at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Lynette said...

What a gorgeous card - amazing! And oh my - that's a lot of challenges!:) Thanks for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Anita said...

Lovely card Kym, thanks so much for playing with us over at Inky Impressions for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Inky Hugs,


Denise said...

Stunning card Kym - love that image and the gorgeous layout.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week too.
Denise xx

Joanna M. said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and such a pretty image! well done on your DT spot too, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

Laurence said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the stamp you've used. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence x

Jen said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Rainbow Lady's again this week.
Jen x

Danni said...

Beautiful card!! Just so pretty! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

kym this is a fabulous card.

greetings karin

jonim52 said...

What a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions.

coops said...

gorgeous card kym.i love the beautiful image and your colours and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the colours
Lindsay xx

Shan said...

Your card is simply beautiful I love the detail you used on your card. Thank you so much for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful New year and good luck.


Leanne said...

That is my favorite image from Crafts and Me! Gorgeous colors and coloring. Love the pretty layout! Congrats on your DT spot. This is proof you should be there. ;)
Thanks for linking up with us for our FBW challenge!

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

Deneen said...

Lovely, and the inside is nicely done as well. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Holly Young said...

WOW!!!!!!! gorgeous!!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Holly PTT DT

Shelby said...

Beautiful card and the shape and layout is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card!! Congrats on your win. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Shelley

Anonymous said...

Just popping back to say Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, too! hugs Samantha x

Anonymous said...

Just stopping back -

To say Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week too, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year!!

Miranda said...

lovely card Kym, gorgeous shapes you've used, love them
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Hazel said...

Hi Kym

Wonderful card with a really lovely colour combination.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our next challenge.

Hazel x

RoseC said...

Kym, your Lady of Opal looks stunning on this beautiful card. Lovin' your die cut embellishments and the inside too! So glad you could join us at Crafts and Me Stamps! Hugz, ~ Rose

VanessaB said...

beautifuL! thanks for joining us at fresh brewed designs. :)

Joanie said...

Fabulous card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at CFAS.

Jackie said...

What a lovely card! I love the layout and the colors you used. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Anything Goes Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb

Mary J said...

A beautiful soft gorgeous card, Kym! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Mary J x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a beautiful image and love the fresh colours you have chosen. Thenks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Sheri said...

Lovely card inside and out! Thanks for joining us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

Shannah said...

This is just gorgeous Kym! I love the colours you chose and that image is adorable! So glad you joined our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Nancy said...

A gorgeous fairy...love the color choice also!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Kym! I love the beautiful subtle colours :)
Lizy x

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Kym!!!
Thanks so much for playing with us @Paper Playtime!

Janis Lewis said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis