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Friday, 30 May 2014

A VERY Exciting Day!!!

It is Friday again and a VERY exciting day!!

Recently Nikky Hall asked people if they wanted to be Guest Designers over at the Graph'it Challenge.  I entered and I was amazed that I was offered a Guest Design Team position for two challenges.  I have chosen the one today and another at the end of June.

I have to say I never thought anything would replace my beloved Promarkers.  I kept seeing people using Graph'it pens but I resisted.  My cardmaking funds are very limited so I have to source items carefully.  In the end I tried a few and I was amazed at the depth of colour, how well they blended and the cost.  I haven't got as many as I would like but because of the cost of them you can buy a few here and there.  They also sell a gold sparkle pen and a silver sparkle pen and they are nice to use.  Don't get me started on what I think of their white pen.  I love to add highlights or faux stitching to my cards.  I have tried so many white gel pens but nothing compares to the Graph'it white pen.  You must try it.
Right onto the challenge for this fortnight.  The challenge is entitled "fancy and frills".

I saw this title and decided on a very summery theme.  I have used my Polkadoodles Fredericka CD for the image and the backing papers.  My colour scheme was mainly pink and brown/craft with a touch of yellow and orange thrown in.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The colours I have used are as follows:

Skin - 4125, 4150, 4170, 5110 and 5120
Dress - 5120, 5110 and 5140
Flowers/Basket - 1150, 1170, 2110, 3210, 8150, 8280 and 8240
Hair - 3255, 3210 and 3245
Outlining of image - 7105.

I have cut around the image and then used a Creative Expressions cloud stencil and a light blue Pan Pastel to add the clouds.  Around the edge of the image I used my magenta Pan Pastel.

I have die-cut fences, sentiment holder, Joanna Sheen die-cut banner and the butterflies out of kraft card and edged them with a burnt sienna Pan Pastel.  I have used my Tim Holtz butterfly on-the-edge die ad cut out of kraft card, inked over with Versafine and then added my white Frantage and heat embossed.

The card has been finished off with some Tim Holtz die-cut border flowers, brads, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, pearls, Hobby House pearl embellishment and some ribbon.

It would be lovely if you could pop on over to the Graph'it Challenge and see all the wonderful creations by the Design Team.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

We Do Doobadoo - Lace
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and shine
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons and/or bows
Pan Pastel - Floral
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Things with wings
Crafty Boots - Butterflies and bees
The Crazy Challenge - BINGO board - I have chosen lace, digi and die-cut
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist of things with wings
Digi Choosday - Spots and stripes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use 3 flowers
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - BINGO board - I have gone for lace/4 word sentiment/flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg (Anything goes)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Embossing
Craftitude Challenge - Anything goes/Pop it up (add dimension)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - Use dots
Left of Centre - Girly
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic-tac-toe (I have chosen spots/yellow/die-cuts/diecutting

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Granmargaret said...

Congratulations Kym. Lovely card.

cass said...

Cute card, love the embellishments, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your GD position Kym, your card is gorgeous and your images is coloured beautifully.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card great coloring thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Kym, I love it!!
Kevin xx

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week.


Rachel said...

Pretty card Kym.
Thank you for sparkling with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful Kym! It's lovely to have you guest with us!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Kym :o)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Fabiola said...

félicitation Kym, c'est une très bonne nouvelle, tu es très douée et très créative, ce job est pour toi, biz

Mrs Beez said...

Congratulations , that's so exciting. Fabulous card I love how you've used the lace. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous card, Kym! Congrats on your new DT position! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Claire said...

Hi Kym, wow what a gorgeous card That's one of my favourite images and your colouring is beautiful. Great to have you as our GDT too
Claire xx

Hazel said...

Another lovely card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous card, and such pretty colours! Well done on the GDT spot!
Mandy x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Congratulations Kym.

Fab card, lovely design and sweet image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your GDT spots and love your card love the lace and die-cuts
--thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
carol DT x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a sweet card and an amazing amount of detail too. What a beautifully coloured image and those pens do need investigating! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

Anne Lise said...

Very nice card :) I'm glad you're joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck and hope to see you again next week :)

Joanne said...

Such a sweet and lovely card. So many pretty details. Love the Frantage, I am hooked on that stuff, lol! Thanx so much, glad to have you with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Annalisa G said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us over at the stamping boutique!

Billie A said...

Darling card. Darling image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our bingo challenge.

SAMARA said...

ahhhhh i love those feet! precious. thanks for coming to our girli challenge. see you soon again. best, samara dt. LOC

michele said...

Lovely card Kym :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Aunty Sue said...

A Lovely card and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz come back tomorrow to see who have won and our new challenge

PaperDaisies said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Helen said...

Lovely; thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge. Regards, Helen

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous Card! Thanks for joining in our Girlie challenge at Left of Center! I hope you will join us At the Movies this fortnight! Mo dt coordinator xxx

theboelemas@aol.com said...

This is beautiful Kym (I'm sure I left a comment before - maybe old age is catching me up). xxx