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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Karen's Doodles Dutch Challenge - Tuesday 25/5/10

Over at the Karen's Doodles Dutch Challenge the challenge this week is to gain inspiration from the photo.  The challenge at The Shabby Team Room this week is tea/tea party or polka dots or both so I decided to use Karen's Tea Party image.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint Distress Ink pads.  I have then cut the image out with my Nestabilities using a technique I saw this week whereby the turtle's head sits above the edge of the die-cut.  I think I need a little more practice but I'm pleased with my first attempt.  The flowers are made with my new Papermania 3D Petals template which was £1.99 and you can use it again and again and again.  I used three different shaped flowers and two sizes of circles and cut them out of the same paper as used for the backing. To make the layers seem a little different I have used Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pads and also an Agean Blue Versamagic.  I then layered them up and stuck a hole through the centre and added a sparkly brad.  I added a gorgeous ribbon that I've had for a while as I carefully took it off a box of chocolates - well it's good to recycle isn't it.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Stamp Something - 2 of something - I've made two handmade flowers
Challenge up your Life - Recycling - my ribbon is recycled from a box of chocolates
The Shabby Tea Room - Tea/Tea Party or polka dots or both
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Distressing
Craft Your Passion - Use crackles or distressing
Sophisticat - Splish, splash - splish, splash of tea
Flourishes - Make your own flowers
Creative Inspirations - Distressed
Simon Says - Pink (or blue) with green and brown - I chose Blue, green and brown
Crafts and Me - Distressed
Charisma Cardz - Going round and round - circles and brads in my flowers are circular
Pixie Dust - Going round and round - circles and brads in my flowers are circular.


majo said...

lovely card you made. greetin gs majo

Debbie said...

Super sweet image ... they look like they're having a great 'tea party'!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Claudine Poch said...

Very sweet card and image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Lauretta See said...

lovely card as always!! Love it!! thank you for joining us this week again on CRAFT YOUR PASSION.. it is always a pleasure to see your creations ;) Good Luck!

Aunty Sue said...

These images never fail to make me smile. Thanks for joining us this wek at creative inspirations.

Faye said...

Kym, I love the colours you've used here and the image is soooo cute. Lovely card. Thanks so much for playing at Charisma. x

Erin... said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week!

biggi-al said...

Your card is really cute. Thanks for joining us at CUYL.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me and the Sophisti-cats Challenges this week. luv gina xx

CreaRenata said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at Karens Doodles NL!

Tineke said...

Great card and so cute! Thank you for joining us at CYP this week.

peggysue said...

It is wonderful to reuse those types of things like ribbons, isn't it? I still have a bit of scrumptious pink and brown organdy that came off a gift it must be two years ago, waiting for the right card! Great little tea scene and nice job on cutting out the turtle to rise above the diecut. Thank you for participating this week in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

coby said...

Great card love the flowers .
Thx for joining us over at Karen's Doodles NL .

Greetz coby

nicolet said...

Your card is gorgeous! The flowers are beautiful!!
Greetings Nicolet, Karen´s Doodles NL

Audrey Pettit said...

Very cute stuff here. Fun stamp image. thanks for playing along with us at The shabby Tea Room.

JanJay said...

Great card

Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats

Jan x

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card Kym, lovely to see you at Karen's Doodles NL as well (usually see you at CRAFT), love your colours and the image.
Good luck!

Jo (GDT Karen's Doodles NL)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Pretty! Lovely colours/papers and pretty flowers.

Liefs Karen's Doodles NL!


Bernadet said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing at Karens Doodles NL

anja said...

great card
thanks for joining us on karen doodles nl

gr anja

Cat said...

Your card is beautiful! Such lovely coloring! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is such an adorable image! Love the colors and flowers too. Great job on the distressed challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Creative Inspirations this week!

Mariska said...

Hi Kim,
Adorable card. Nice colours and flowers. Thank you for joining us at KD NL.
x Mariska

Sylvia said...

Hello Kim,

ooooooo it's thee time ;) what a greeght card you have made for the contest! It's realy cute.

Sylvia, Karen's Doodles NL

Jane said...

This is adorable! cute image! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

crafty amy said...

This is so cute I love that image and your layout is great :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Moshie said...

Great card of friends just spending time together! I love everything about it! Thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticat this week. Please come play with us now at Craftalicious !

hugs, Diana