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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Birthday Wishes

Here is a card I have made for a special friend for her birthday using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Norma J Burnell called "Olivia and Peter".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.

I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens and gone for a colour scheme of pink and turquoise.  I have inked around the image with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet and Broken China distress ink.  The backing papers are from my Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD.  On the mount underneath the image I have used a Visible Image stamp set called "Time After Time" and I have used the set of two cogs and inked with Broken China distress ink.  Next came distressing around the image, mounts and all the backing papers with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.  In places I then used a pair of scissors to make the paper rip so I could fold back the paper - that is certainly distressing to the max!!!  I then used my X-cut cog dies and then coloured the die-cut cogs with some pearlescent pens in pink and turquoise as I thought this made them look distressed.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers, die-cut sentiment (which has been distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool), buttons, pearl drops and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - All about the girl
Simon Says - Mother's day or special girl
The Crafter's Cafe - Flowers
Rhedd and Rosie - Aged/distressed
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with wings (the owl)
Cute Card Thursday - Girls, girls, girls
Milk Coffee Challenge - At least two flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Open Minded Crafting - Use some buttons
A Gem of a Challenge - Mother's day/female birthday/special lady
Sweet Stampin - Mother's day or a special lady
Allsorts - Pretty in pink
Di's Digi Designs - Include a person and an animal
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional theme to use 2D or 3D flowers

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26 comments:

Sue said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :) Sue DT x

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, challenge Kym, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Moira Gray said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.xx

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE your colors!!! Gorgeous dies you used.. your coloring is fantastic!!! GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Craftnut said...

Lovely card for our pretty in pink challenge, thanks for joining us allsorts Tracy xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love all the details and the image is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our All about Girls challenge. Take care Zo xx (DT)

Annette said...

Gorgeous image, Love the soft colours.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stampfairy.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Steampunk card Kym..love the soft colours and fabulous image with the cute owl..gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! I adore the colours, and the steampunk elements are fab! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the image and pastel colours (love the owl)and great embellishments,love the cogs
carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the image and pastel colours (love the owl)and great embellishments,love the cogs
carol x

cheiron said...

What a gorgeous gal. Love the coloring. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Mother's Day/Special Girl Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous card, fabulous details...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Lori said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose and all those die cuts!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week xoxoxo

Angelique said...

Gorgeous. Love the perfect matchin embellies
Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Amy A said...

Fabulous card Kym! love the image and your design elements are perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Hope you will join us again.

Amy A.~DT

mixamatoasties said...

That's a super card. Love it.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan

My Creative Therapy said...

Hi Kym I love the design, papers, embellishments and your coloring is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Kathi
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh wow this is soooo beautiful! Just adore the great color scheme you have used for this!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Amazing ,thanks for joining in the Digi Choosday challenge http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ hugs and good luck Susan DT

Craftdee said...

Lovely colour scheme, nice image too. Thanks for joining in the "People with Animals" challenge at Di's Digi Designs , good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

Tracey Murphy said...

Beautiful card, Kym! Gorgeous image and layout!
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and good luck!
xx

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Kym, this is such a beautiful card with soft colours!! I love the gears you added here :)
Thanks for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this week. I hope to see you again next time!
Hugs, Mikha

Andreja L. said...

Such an elegant card, Kym :-))
I like the image and layout!
Thanks for playing at Milk Coffee this time!
Hugs, Andreja

Amy Andrade said...

Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT