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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Ching-Chou Kuik - Holly Fairy

 Here is my weekly Design Team card for Sweet Pea Stamps.  As Christmas will soon be here I decided to make a Christmas card using the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Holly Fairy".  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 21, Plate 60 - Holly Fairy comes on the multi-image plate with Poinsettia Fairy, Holly Night and Cherish Christmas).

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and then inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint distress ink.  I have added Glossy Accents to the holly berries.
The backing paper is a freebie from a magazine last year.  I have mounted the image on a Marianne Designs die-cut frame.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon threaded through the holes, die-cut flower cut from tissue paper and held together with a brad, Marianne Designs die-cut holly, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Celebrations
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow
The Corrosive Challenge - Happy holidays
One Stitch at a Time - BINGO board - I have used the middle vertical column of gems/pearls, dies and ribbon/twine
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist of create your own challenge (well I have had a go at creating my own challenge so this is what I have come up with:  Column 1 (image/sentiment/patterned papers); Column 2 (die-cut/embossing); Column 3 (glossy accents); Column 4 (pearls) and Column 5 (ribbon))
Songbird Challenge - Die another day
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Love to Create - 3 of your favourite embellishments (ribbon, pearls and handmade flowers)
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Creative Creations - Make your own flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/winter
Simon Says - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Use some red
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything goes


julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Kym, lovely image and a fab flower.
Thank you for joining us at Lexis.
Hugs Julie x

Hazel said...

A lovely image, Kym, and a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us again at OSAAT. Hazel x

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Kym, such a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the ribbon threaded through the die cut frames and the effect you have created in your tissue paper flower is so soft and natural looking. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Kym. Fantastic colouring. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafting.

Cathy DT Member

Unknown said...

You certainly have the talent to use color texture and embellishments. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week. It is an honor for us to have you visit.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
PS You color beautifully as well.

Leanne said...

Nice layout, the colors pop! I like the ribbon that goes around the frame. I love that flower, and the image you colored her wonderfully! Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4CC!

Basslady said...

how striking and fabulous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous image and design love the ribbon. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Celebration Challenge. Judy DT x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there Kym! Each week, without fail, you are so faithful to share your sweet creations in our challenges and you leave words of encouragement. I am so grateful for the art you share and I appreciate every single entry you link with us. God bless you and please know that I am so thankful for your art.
Word Art Wednesday

Fabiola said...

tout en séduction, elle est teintée de passion cette carte, biz

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card, love the die cut you have used behind the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lexis - good luck! Susan x

verybellemakes said...

Such a beautiful image, she has amazing eyes! Love the way you have woven the ribbon through the frame, it's a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in our challenge.

Victoria DT

Gail said...

That is one gorgeous image and you colored it beautifully! Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week! --Gail

Carole said...

Thank you for joining in The Songbird Challenge this week with this wonderful creation.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Kym, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

Rachel said...

Beautiful card, live the vibrant colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Kym...this card is just stunning. The red just really makes it pop...your colouring is amazing too. Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Bo said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design and your image! Thanks for joining to Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly

alex said...

What a super card, love your beautifully coloured image and great design, thank you for playing at Crafters Cafe
Alex x

coops said...

so stunning kym.i love the rich colours and papers and the image is fab ;D

xx coops xx

Planetsusie said...

Oooh Kym - this is delicious! I love the die behind your image and I find I don't use mine enough! The red really stands out and really 'buzzes'! A great creation.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice! I love the ribbon threading and the bold red and green color combo! Nice design. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Ownr

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and an awesome image!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

Diane said...

Stunning card Kym, the image is just lovely !! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

Good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Your image just pops right off of your design!
Thank you for sharing your favorite embellishments with us this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous image and colouring, Kym! I love your ribbon, flower and brad embellishments, too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card Kym ,love the rich colours
Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.. and good luck
tracey x

goldie said...

Your card is georgeous,Kim!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous coloring of that lovely image....love your reds...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Sher said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Kym. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs - Sharon/DT

Regan said...

Beautiful card, Kym! Love the threaded ribbon! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!