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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps Variations Week - August 2013

This week is my favourite time on Sweet Pea Stamps.  Before I was on the Design Team I used to long for this week whereby the Design Team would make a card/creation using the same image.  I was always amazed how different the cards were.  Now what amazes me - and I still have to pinch myself at times - is that I am part-and-parcel of this wonderful Design Team so I get to show you my creation I have made.
For our cards/creations this month we had to use the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Karen Middleton called "An apple a day".  It is available as a digital image or as a rubber stamp.  For my card I have used the digital image and made it a little bigger than I normally do.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels and some Stampendous Fran-tage in Shabby Blue.  I have inked around the edges with a chalk ink pad.  The backing papers I have used are bright pink and lime green and are freebies from Summertime Designs.
Here is a close-up of the image with the Fran-tage.  I still struggle with this stuff blowing off even though I heat from underneath but at least I am getting more staying on the card!!!  I have coloured a chipboard die-cut petal shape with a Rose Bud Memento ink pad.  I then stamped in black Versafine "Happy Birthday" using a freebie stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used a peg stamp and the same Rose Bud ink pad and stamped around the edge.  I have finished the card off with a Tim Holtz butterfly border die which I have inked with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass and Peeled Pain distress ink pads, doilies, gingham ribbon bow, flowers and gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

As Your Like It - Favourite ribbon and twine - I like lots of ribbon but one of my favourites has to be gingham as it goes with so many different card designs and this is my last bit of bright pink gingham that I have been "saving" for some time now!!
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Summer fun
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Pattie's Creations - Embossing
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph It - Summer sunshine
Fussy and Fancy Friday - BINGO board - Middle horizontal row of green, free (gems) and ribbon
2 Sisters - Favourite embellishment - ribbon
The Squirrel and the Fox - Whimsical
A Gem of a Challenge - Summer
Totally Gorjuss - Hot, hot, hot! - Hot pink used for my card
Pile it On - Outdoors
Robyn's Fetish - Lots of layers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer holiday/summer
Card Mania - Your favourite embellishment - ribbon
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches
Papertake Weekly Weekly - Occasion-ally
Ribbon Carousel - Summertime fun
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Lace and/or ribbon
Inky Impressions - Anything with wings
I Love Promarkers - Summertime
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes


Ingrid Mason said...

Such a pretty card, I can just see myself eating an apple in such lovely surroundings. Good luck in our challenge. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team )

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous image and such a pretty card. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons and PTW

cass said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

coops said...

so stunning kym.really pretty details and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely pretty card thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish lots of layers challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

Qie said...

Beautiful card. Great to have you joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

carol said...

Gorgeous card, love the butterfly boarder....thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Sarah said...

A really pretty card Kym and just think, you can now go and get more ribbon!! Thanks for playing along at
As You Like It Challenge and Good Luck! Sarah

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is such a pretty and feminine card! Thanks so much for joining the Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

jane stillman said...

A cute image ad love the frantage. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

Josephine said...

Aw, this is so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Céline said...

pretty card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Debs said...

Super pretty card Kym - such a sweet adorable image and fabulous summery colours.
Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Katie Stringer said...

Beautiful card kym
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Annie said...

fabulous card, Kym, love using frontage great for texture. Thanks for joining us over at fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge xxx Annie

Gail said...

Thank you for entering the anything goes challenge at Brown Sugar this week - two cards are nice to enter in our challenge - good luck on the draw - a new challenge starts tomorrow! Come join us! Gail DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This has a lovely summer scene. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Embossing" Challenge #73!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Tanya said...

Such a sweet image and your card is great. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Gemiel said...

Kym, what a pretty card. Love the butterfly border. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

SemSee said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'it Colour Challenge! xx

rachel said...

such a pretty image - love card! thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week and good luck x

KalySto said...

Adorable girly card!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
Smiles, Kaly

Shell B. said...

Super adorable card Kym!

Glad you joined us for the challenge at OSAAT
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Shell in Alaska

Nikki Payne said...

Beautiful card:)Thanks for joining us at The Fussy and Fancy Challenge,
hugs Nikki x

Katie said...

Another super card!
Thanks for playing in our "Wings" challenge at Inky Impressions and good luck!

Cara Caswell said...

Lovely pretty card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Graph'it marker blog!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Laurian said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!


G-ma said...

Aw Kym, what a lovely image (I recognize it ... :-). Smile. Thank you for entering this beautiful card into Pattie's Creations Challenge


(also with Sweet Pea Stampers DT!!!)

G-ma said...

aw Kym, I love your image (I recognize the image, as I had used it on Sweet Peas Stampers, lol) Thank you for playing along with us here at Pattie's Creations Challenges.


MagsB said...

What a sweet image, Kym, and such gorgeous colours, too! The cute gingham bow is such a lovely, rustic touch! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Ani said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!

karen said...

Really fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Graph'It colour challenge, Karenx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper