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Friday, 5 September 2014

On Your Birthday

Here is a card I have made - my first one in nearly five weeks since my operation - using an image by the ever so talented Ching-Chou Kuik.  It was her images some years back drew me to Sweet Pea Stamps.  She has a wide diversity of stamps that she sells as digital stamps and rubber stamps at Sweet pea Stamps but Ching-Chou Kuik also has her own Etsy store where she has some of her digital stamps for sale.  I used the Etsy store yesterday and loved that as soon as you paid the images were available to download - perfect!!  This image is called "Dark Lillies" and can be found here for the digital stamp and here for the rubber stamp.

I have coloured the digital image in with my Graph'it pens and highlighted areas with my Graph'it gold sparkle pen to add a bit of sparkle.  I have distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord distress ink.

The purple honeycomb style backing paper I have used is from Summertime Designs.  I recently won a challenge where the sponsor was Marianne Designs.  The prize was a surprise when it came but it made me laugh.  I'd seen people use a honeycomb embossing folder and die and my prize was a gorgeous stamp and a honeycomb embossing folder with a die.  A piece of plain white card was put into the embossing folder and then I distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord distress ink.  I then used the die with a scrap of the backing paper so I could inlay the hexagon shapes into the embossing folder.  I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the embossing folder and the image.

I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, raffia ribbon, button and some gorgeous organza ribbon (a friend is opening her on-line craft store soon and this ribbon will be sold there.  It is the best quality organza ribbon I've had for many years now).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Embossing
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes/memories
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/things with wings
Crafts Galore Encore - Make a card
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress it!
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Paper Make-up - Anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Stitching (and my old item is my button which I have had for 3-4 years)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and the option to recycle/reuse
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching - real/faux
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Digital (digital stamp and digital papers used for this card)
The Stamping Boutique - Glitter it up!
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use lots of layers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of sights/sounds/tastes of autumn
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes

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Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Hi Kym, I love this beautiful purplelicious card. Also the LO is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your card at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Big hugs, Sylvia, DT-member

bumblebee creations said...

this is gorgeous....thanks for entering our challenge over at The Stamping Boutique!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful Kym.
Gr Karin

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


crafty-stamper said...

Good to see you back Kim and beautiful card and gorgeous image -congrats on your win and love the honeycomb embossing folder and die -thanks for joining us at Crafting at the weekend
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Kym (sorry I think I spelt your name wrong on last comment)just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

rachel taylor said...

Hi kym love the card and the die you used thanks for sharing with sweet pea this week Rachel dt

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Super colors and bow. Praying you have awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.
Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

Ileana A. said...

Great creation! Wonderful image and coloring! I love honeycomb style.
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge "Anything Goes"

Sammy said...

So very lovely, and my favourite colour too! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun fabulous make great design love it and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week hugs Judith DT x

Gemma said...

Lovely card Kym love the layout of your card
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card challenge #9
Good luck
Gemma xx

Sari said...

Beautiful card and lovely picture. Love how you have used that MD folder/diecut, have to remember this, since I have that too, :D. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Leanne said...

Love the purple and the image you colored is wonderful. Awesome touch with the ribbon/button too...nice sewing. Thanks for playing our sewing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Nicole Setter said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CFTH.
Cheers Nicole

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Thanks for joining us for the Make A Card challenge at Crafts Galore Challenge. Good luck and I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge!

La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym. My favourite colour purple Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Sweet Pea Stampers

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Kym. Love the subtle texture in the background, and that you contrasted the colour of the hummingbird to that of the background. A very clever detail.
Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.
DT CCC Digi Creations

Amelia Lamb said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the honeycomb details, and that purple is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

CraftYourPassion said...

Beautiful card and colouring.Love the pretty purple and the embossing folder/die adds real interest.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Annalisa G said...

Love the colors and design! This card just pops and sparkles. Love it! Thanks for joining this week at the stamping boutique glitter it up challenge. -Annalisa DT

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colour combo. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

Katya said...

Hi Kym,
Lovely card. I love the image you used and the purples are a lovely shade for it. Great card sketch. TFS. Thank you for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef Anything Goes Challenge. :)

Katya Bess

DeBe said...

Hi Kym, fabulous come back card. I could never create something as stunning and beautiful after a long gap, your talent must reach all the way down to your toes! Thank you for joining the crafts Galore Encore Make a Card challenge, Denyse x

michele said...

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

having a {me} day said...

This is gorgeous! beautiful colouring and I love the honeycomb effect. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
Helen x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous card and image Kym!
Thank you for joining us this month at A Little Bit Crafty, hope you can join us for our next challenge too! Susan x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x