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Monday, 28 February 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 25 February 2011

Over at the Sweet pea Stampers Challenge Blog the topic this fortnight is your favourite Sweet Pea image.  Yikes - that's a challenge and a half in itself to try and choose.  I have chosen one of my first Sweet pea images called Forest Blue which I bought nearly a year ago when I first started my Sweet Pea addiction.  I just think that she's just got such a magical look about her don't you?  I have coloured her in with Promarkers, die-cut the image and then edged with Stickles glitter glue.  The backing papers are a mixture of plain paper, a magazine freebie, K&Co, Basic Grey and DCWV.  I kept the papers to look very spring like as this is when we have Mother's day here in the UK.  I distressed the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz's Broken China distress ink pad and a forest green chalk ink pad.  I have distressed the doily with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo.  The flowers I have made out of a book and die-cut the shapes, scrunched them up, distressed with Broken China and Faded Jeans distress ink pads, Stickled the edges, re-scrunched and then put a decorative button in the centre instead of a brad.  The card is then finished off with some lace, swirls, flower button, sentiment off the computer, butterflies, gems and a ticket sentiment.

It's that "time of the month" and my regular charity stall has to be set up on Friday so i thought this card could go on the stall in case someone wants to buy it for Mother's Day.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on
Oldie but a Goodie - Spring is in the air
Anything Goes - Distressing
Tuesday Throwdown - 3D
Creative card Crew - Fantasy
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Warmer weather
Do You Stack Up? - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo inspiration
Southern Girls - Brads, gems or dewdrops
Paper Romance - Anything goes 
Frosted Designs - Metal on your card - metal centres to the buttons
Stamp Something - Flowers
The Stamp man - Curls and swirls
Chicken Soup - Ticket challenge
Flutterby Wednesday - Open theme
Sweet Stampin - Oh so girly
Crazy 4 Challenge - Flowers on card/project
Catch the Bug - Green with envy
Corrosive Challenge - Distressing
I Did it Creations - Punches/dies
One Stitch at a Time - Card for mum
Dream Valley - Anything goes - wishing the Design Team all the very best with their new challenge blog
Craft Your Passion - Girly girl
Die-cut Dreams - Spring garden scene
Crazy Challenge - Here comes spring
Lollipop Crafts - Think spring
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Purple Frog - A touch of magic


Anne said...

What a beauty Kym, I'm sure it won't be on your stall for long before someone buys it. Hugs x

Carole of Brum said...

A really lovely card, and I agree that image does look quite magical. Love how you've done your flowers, too - I must try some like that myself. Thanks for joining in with the Dream Valley challenge this week. CoB

Rumtruffle said...

Hello Kym,
This is my first visit to your lovely blog but not the last as I am now following you. I am a crafter too and have decided to do a bit of crafty blog hopping to meet other people just like me. I love your cards they are really beautiful, I don't think I am up to this standard though!
If you have a few minutes spare I would be delighted if you could pop by and say hello.
Helen x

Sandra P said...

Great card! Good luck in your sales :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

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Anonymous said...

Truly a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week! You did a wonderful job satisfyiing all of the other challenges too!


Lauren said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's 3D challenge!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Kym. Pretty card. Love ypour image and the colour combination is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love this image
Beryl x

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card and beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Lisa Jane said...

Delightful card - pretty image
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa ;)

princesskitten said...

How do you choose a faverate? :-)


kitten DYSU team

sue said...

lovely card great distressing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Tamie said...

Your image is truly magical. I love the colors you chose for the card and the flowers are very cute. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

frazzled2day said...

This is a lovely card, love the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at PaperPlay & really hope we see you again next week :o) hugs, Janey

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty card! ove the flowers! thanks for plying this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Leanne said...

Too cool, thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Miranda said...

very lovely Kym, gorgeous card
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


coops said...

wow, beautiful card kym.the image is stunning and i love your colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Chocolate Orange said...

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Card for Mom' Challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw thanks for joining us at paper play with this lovely card,hugs Liz xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Kym, what a lovely card with such beautiful colors. I just love those button flowers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tellen's Place in our "Buttons" Challenge! :~)

Anonymous said...

I just love your card and it's always such a pleasure to see your work! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Lollipop this week and hope to see you again!
-Tammy DT

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous hun I'm still on choosing my fave its gonna take me forever lol. Love the image you've chosen its all fabulous.
Thank you also for joining all us girlies at Crafts & Me, Ces, Sweet Stampin & Crafty Purple Frog Challenges, good luck hunni

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Fleur said...

A lovely card, your flowers are so pretty
Thanks for joining our challenges at OLDIE but a GOODIE & ALLSORTS, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card the colours are fab!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card Kym, such beautiful colours and I love your flowers. Thanks for joining in our Spring Garden Scene at Die Cut Dreams this time.
Dawn x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Kym, and so many challenges. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES & Sweet Stampin Challenges!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card love those flowers! Thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Francesca said...

Fab Card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this time and good luck!


Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is gorgeous Kym. Sweet Pea stamps are among my favs as well. The flowers with the button centres really highlight the image and love the soft distressed look. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you next time.

CraftyGirl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the embellishments you used! Thanks for taking on our metal challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Regan said...

What a fabulous card! I love your punched flowers (the button centers are fantastic!) and flourish vines! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful thankyou for joining us at sweet stampin this week and good luck huni xx

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Good luck selling the cards!
Thanks for playing at SPS this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I love this Sweet Pea stamp too!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Tammy L said...

This is fantastic! I love your flowers and the image is awesome. Thanks for joining the Crazy challenge this week and hope to see you again!

Gurkiss said...

Nice card :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Julie said...

Such a great card,glad you joined the Southern Girls Challenge.Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Ivolina said...

Very beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at the Crazy Challenge.

Jayne said...

Lovely card Kym, great detail. Thanks for joining us last week at OSAAT....hope to see you again this week.

KymKreates said...

I am feeling warmer just looking at you wonderful creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Dream!

Sweet Pea DT