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Friday, 13 April 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 13 April 2012

Hello everyone.  It's time for another challenge at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  There are some changes so jump on over and have a look and also say hello to the new members of the Design Team.  The challenge topics this time is "recycle and a birthday theme".
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamp by Rebecca Sinz called "The Ghost".  I have coloured the image with Promarkers, distressed around the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and added Black Soot distress ink to accentuate the edges.  One recycled element is the clear protective plastic disc in a pile of blanks DVDs.  I got all Tim Holtz'y with my alcohol inks to add some colour to the plastic.  I like that you can still see the paper below through the alcohol inks.  The backing papers are from my stash and might or might not be DCWV.  I have embossed some pink mirri that had a pattern on it I didn't like with an embossing folder and sat the image on this.  The card has been finished off with some My Craft Studio Click-Print-Go flowers with brad centres, buttons, lace, pearls, faux stitching, Craftwork Cards sentiment and a large bow which is another recycled element from a box of chocolates eaten ages ago!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Unique Crafters Monthly - Paper flowers
Fashionista Monthly - Anything goes for girls
Let's Ink it Up - Distressing
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo inspiration
Paper Pretties Monday - Use lots of layers - 3 or more
Bunny Zoe's - Ribbon or twine
The Pink Elephant - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Lord Tim technique - I have used alcohol inks on plastic
Stamp-n-Doodle - Bold and bright colours
Paper pretties Wednesday - Use 2 or more different designer papers
Just Keep Creating - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Recycling, re-using or re-newing
My Mum's Craft Shop - It's a celebration
Crafts and Me - 3D embellishments
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Delightful Sketches - Stitching, real or faux
Pixie Dust - Ribbons
One Sweet Challenge - Recycle, reuse or upcycle
Love to Create - Birthday
Delicious Doodles - Loads of layers
Card Making Mamas - Getting girlie
Prairie Fairy Friday - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Circles
Craft us Crazy - Mother's day or flowers


Lisa B said...

What a great way to upcycle! I love that you used that gorgeous sentiment from a candy box! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

jennifer said...

lovely card! thanks for joining in One Sweet Challenge.

Dan said...

Great card, I love how you used the alcohol inks! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Susan Hogan said...

Love your colours and the sweet girl peeking through. Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up Distressing challenge this month!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow, this card was a lot of work but it turned out really beautiful. Hauntingly beautiful! I would love to receive this for my birthday! Thank you so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!



Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful design and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

TannyP said...

Beautiful reuse =) Such a lovely card - the details are divine. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters' Recycle challenge!

Gaynor said...

This is really pretty, love the image and all the details, stunning, thanks for joining our It's a celebration challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

marion said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! Thanks for sharing it at LIIU and good luck. HUgs, Marion

Chana said...

Great challenge and you've created a fabs card for it. Thanks so much for also sharing it with us at Stamp-N-Doodle.


Bea und Doreen said...

the image is fabulous and your card as well.
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Awesome recycled items ... I'll be looking at a few things a little differently after seeing your creation!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous card, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Sprytebyrd said...

Very pretty card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Maria said...

This is gorgeous! I love the use of the disc, it's a great way to recycle, and I do like the image you've used. Thanks for joining in with us over at LIIU and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Rina said...

What a treasure this card is!
Thanks for joing in at
Dt Coordinator,

happyscrapper said...

Beautiful card. The layout is fabulous. thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
Christine Dt at Delightful Sketches

Jenny said...

What a super duper card! I really like yout colour combo. Thanks for sharring with us at Fashionista. Jenny x

suzARTe said...

This card is lovely and certainly worth all the hard work. Awesome way to upcycle and the main image is beautiful and coloured in perfectly.

thanks so muc for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to share your lovely work :)

Bettina L. said...

Fab image and I love the design with the different layers on this card. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday challenge this week. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

cebelica said...

I really like Sweet Pea stamps. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for joining our Fashionista challenge! Hugs! xx

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us in our Circle challenge at Poodles Parlour with your great card. Love your choice of image and LO

Good luck

Sylvia x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Kym,
What a beautiful card - Love your colours and how you arranged that lovely Sweet pea stamp, Hugs, Teresa xx

nancie said...

Beautiful card with fab image. Thanks for joining us @ The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck.

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
Teri x

Julie said...

Another stunner Kym! thanks for sharing with Scrapbook Sisters challenge this week. Hope to see you again next time,Julie B.x

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card Kym.
Hugs Nat

Chana said...

Very nice card! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!


SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful card. Love how you upcycled and used various techniques. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma