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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Aud Sentiments 3rd Birthday Blog Hop - Thursday 25 April 2013

Today is a special day for the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  It is their 3rd birthday - whoopee!!!!!

We are celebrating in a big way with our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!  We have prizes from  3 faboulous sponsors.  
Participants in our challenge and the blog hop will have an opportunity to win prizes from Stamp and Create, Robyn's Fetish and My Heart Pieces.  

If you just came from Julie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, please go to the Aud Sentiment'sChallenge blog and start at the beginning.  

Don't forget to leave me a comment.  One lucky winner will be chosen from all the comments left along the hop.  The more comments you leave, the greater your chance to win!  

Your next stop along the hop is Laura's blog.  Don't forget to create a birthdaycard/project and link it up to the challenge blog.  

In case you get stuck at any time here are the links for the order of the Blog Hop:

Kym - me ie where you are now      

Enjoy our 3rd birthday celebrations!!!!

Right onto my card - or should I say cards for this challenge.  As it is Aud Sentiments 3rd Birthday I decided to make three different cards.
For my first card I have used a Robyn's Fetish image called "Sunflower 1" which I have coloured in with my beloved Promarkers.
The backing papers I have used are from a new digi set from Bearly Mine Designs called Floral Surprise.  On the plain green card I thought it looked a little bare so I have used my new Sheena Douglass grungy corner stamp.  I have die-cut the image and then sewed twine around the edge and made a matching bow with it.  The card has been finished off with Papermania Glitterations, lace and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

For my second card I have used a My Heart Pieces image called "Ankhi".  I have coloured her with my Promarkers, die-cut and inked around the edges with a chalk ink pad.
The papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Floral Surprise.  I like these papers that Donna creates whereby there is detail in one corner but then the rest is left for you to put your image/embellishments.  I have finished the card off with some small sunflowers, little red flowers, lace, ribbon and a sentiment from a Debbi Moore CD.

For my third card I have used a Robyn's Fetish imaged called "Friends Forever".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and then stamped over the sky with a dotty stamp to add some light and texture.
The backing papers are again Bearly Mine Designs Floral Surprise. I have cut some of the flowers from the scraps and used as embellishments for the card.  All the centres of the flowers I have added Stickles to the centres.  I have die-cut the image and used a chalk ink pad around this and a doily.  The card has been finished off with some yellow seam binding ribbon, raffia ribbon and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Crafty -Emblies - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - April showers bring spring flowers
My Time to Craft - Stitching (card No 1)
Allsorts - A passion for flowers
2 Sisters - Blue and/or green (I have chosen green and used it on card No 1)
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Dream Valley - Things with wings (card No 3)
Card Mania - Photo inspiration
Paper Makeup - Animals friends (card No 3)
Top Tip Tuesday - Say it isn't sew! (for my first card I sewed twine around a die-cut image)
Passion for Promarkers - Animals (card no 3)
Scrap-Creations - Insects or animals
Digital Tuesday - Birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Photo inspiration
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Free for all
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's paper Challenge - Anything goes


Lisa B said...

All of your cards are so pretty! Love the image matching the background paper.

Thank for playing along with our anything goes challenge at the Sisterhood. Hope to see you in future challenges.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous and such fun birthday creations. Congrats on Aud Sentiments third birthday.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marie-Louise said...

Great cards Kym. Love all of them.

Lozzy said...

3 gorgeous card Kym and loving the dog, cat and chick one..Take care hugs Lozzy xx

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely stitching around your sunflower. Great colours of summer. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card, love i love what you did with the twine. and i just may have to check out pro mrarkers.

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful cards Kym, each so different, beautiful papers and designs, kate x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty floral embellishing on both cards. Like how the background paper on the 1st complements the flower image.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Fabiola said...

super jolies, bonne anniversaire Aude sentiment, biz

Nat said...

Fab card! Great image - I don't think I've ever seen such happy animals! Thank you for joining in my 'Animals' challenge at PFP.

michele said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Gail said...

Kym - I especially like the background papers on your cards - the sunflower paper and sunflower digital are a nice touch. Love those cute animals too - thanks for the hop and Happy Birthday! Gail utb 01 @ att dot net no spaces

Tanya said...

Great projects....thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Debi said...

Nicely done. Love the sunflower. Wonderful coloring on all your images. And your choices for BP are great.

nancyparker55 said...

all of your cards are lovely but I am especially fond of the first one...I love sunflowers!

Bridie said...

Lovely cards, gorgeous coloring

Leeann said...

This card is really pretty! I especially love how you stitched around the image and added the bow!

mags said...

Three lovely creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Annette said...

Wow, some fab cards here. You've certainly been busy.
Have a great weekend.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

Crafting Vicky said...

WOW those cards are totally fabulous!!! Just love how you have colored the wonderful image and the DP you have used with them.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

McCrafty's Cards said...

All three cards are gorgeous Kym, I like all the images.
Kevin xx

Melanie said...

Happy 3rd Birthday on the AUd Sentiments Challenge Blog!
Love your cards...


Mimi said...

Three beautiful cards Kym, loving all your layouts and colour schemes :) Hugs Mimi

Indy's Designs said...

All cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll join us again!

Naomi said...

Wonderful cards Kym.
Thanks for joining us @ DTC this week :)

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the cards you made Kym! Great colours and love the images you used too!

Mel xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. I love the super cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anonymous said...

Great selection of cards hunny! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Micki said...

Wonderful array of cards. Love the bright, cheerfulness and coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Addii said...

Such a very pretty creation , thank you so much for sharing with us at Card mania chalenger.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kym

Loving all your creations, you have done Aud Sentiments proud. Hope you are keeping well.

Hugs Ali x

cheiron said...

So pretty. Love the twine stiching on the 1st one. Thanks for playing along with us in the Anything Goes challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Julia said...

Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

Manderly said...

All your cards are gorgeous but I think I like the first the best! Very well done! We are happy you joined us at Penny's Crafty-Creations this week!

Karen said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Tip Top said...

Just doing the hop! Very pretty cards and I do like sunflowers!

Dawn said...

Finally found 5 mins to hop around! Love all of your cards!
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

wow Kym you excelled yourself here hunni. Three fabulous cards and great papers.
Dawn xxx