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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Thanks a million!

I needed to make some thank you cards so I thought that this image from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff over at Aurora Wings would be perfect.  She is called "Red Poppies" and is available from Aurora Wings Etsy Store.

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers (mainly aqua, duck egg blue and turquoise).  I highlighted areas with the Graph'it white pen which is amazing along with my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.  You MUST get one.  I've tried so many white pens but nothing works as well as this in my opinion and I know Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles certainly says the same and it's her advice I went with to try one.  I have inked around the edge of the image with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

I have kept the card monochrome as I felt it worked well.  The backing papers are from a free magazine CD and the papers are called "Happy Days".  I won some of these papers in a challenge as a paper pad but they very soon ran out so as soon as I saw the magazine advertised with these papers on the CD I had to have it.

I have used a scroll stamp and stamped onto turquoise blue tissue paper, die-cut with a scallop circle die, scrunched the layers and held together with a brad.  

I have finished the card off with a Joanna Sheen bunting die, gingham ribbon, gems, die-cut sentiment and some Joanna Sheen confetti die-cut butterflies (this is one of my favourite dies at the moment.  Sometimes you want just tiny butterflies and these are perfect.  A small foam pad sits on the back and the die cuts out 8 of these little butterflies at a time and all for the cost of £2.99 for the die.  Amazing value).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - C for country flowers - poppies
Sweet Stampin - Mother's day or a special lady - this card is for a special lady that has helped me out recently and it has meant a lot
Totally Gorjuss - Thank you
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything goes - wishing you all the best in your new venture of a challenge blog
Bunny Zoe's - Monochrome
Incy Wincy - Monochromatic
Love to Create - CAS and/or classy and elegant - I hope this is OK for classy and elegant
Ooh-la-la-Creations - To a special lady - for a special lady that has helped me recently
Papertake Weekly - For mum (or a girlie)
Passion for Promarkers - Monochrome
Oldie but a Goodie - Bunting (something old is the stamps that haven't seen the "light of day" for maybe 2 years or so)
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic-tac-toe - I have gone for the diagonal line of bling/digi image/ribbon
Everybody Art - Non cute card
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Use a ribbon
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT - Photo inspiration - I have chosen to go with the colour blue
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi

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36 comments:

Susan Salyer said...

Kym this is a beautiful card. I love the colors and always love the coloring. The die is lovely.
hugs
susan s

DonnaMundinger said...

Kym this is gorgeous! Love the monochrome and fabulous embellies. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

kaiahobid said...

So lovely card. Thank you for playing us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Wedgie said...

Very pretty card Kym.

Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the image & the colours you've used!
Thanks for playing at OLLCCB this time!
Good LUck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at crafty ribbons.hugs Kelly

jimlynn said...

So lovely! Beautiful coloring and I love those big flowers. Fantastic card! I'm in total agreement on the Wink of Stella pen too. Love mine!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Oops! Forgot to tell you thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!
Lynn

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty coloring of the image. Like the colors, layers, arrangement & especially like the flowers. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch204 Use a Digi.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
OSAAT DT

Sheri said...

Just beautiful coloring of the Aurora Wings image!! So many beautiful details!! Thank you so much for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge!! ♥

Crafty Kitten said...

Super card Kym. Love those gorgeous tissue paper flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
hugs
Dawn xx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

So beautiful, Kym. Just love the colors and the paper flowers. Wanted to stop by and say thank you for joining Aurora Wings challenge. Best of luck! hugs Mitzi

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan

Sarah said...

Hi Kym, ooooh gorgeous card and look at that image it's stunning!

Great colour choices too.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.
Sarah
GDT

Anna said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)
Hugs

Katie Stringer said...

Another gorgeous card
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Mimi said...

Another stunning creation Kym and such a beautiful digi. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Use A Digi challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

Kat said...

Beautiful card Kym. Love the monochrome effect and these flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Alphabet challenges, hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with another lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Jo Ann said...

Love your monochromatic design. Wonderful DP's and the lay-out is fab! So glad you joined us at 613 Avenue Create. Have an awesome weekend. God bless!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

maureenjscott said...

I love that you didn't colour her red! This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Mo xxx
Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors! http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/loc-1st-anniversary-challenge-starting.html

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy (ends on the 24th) I have on my blog right now!! http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
Karen C

Jacki Randolph said...

So beautiful Kym!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Hugs!
Jackie - LTC

carol said...

Super card, thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT and CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Gail said...

Thank you for joining TTD this week - your card is lovely - I wish you the best on the draw - have a great week! Gail DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

SAMARA said...

Stunning card Kym! I love Mitzi's work and you have made this beauty so wonderfully gorgeous looking with your blue colors. they are just perfect! Thanks for coming to us at OSAAT and see you soon! Best, Samara DT OSAAT

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful card Kym.
Thank you for joining in the Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

Lotta said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining PFP for monochromatic challenge. Hugs Lotta

coops said...

so gorgeous kym.fabulous image and i love your blue colours ;D

xx coops xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kym,
This looks fab. What a gorgeous image & I love those aqua shades. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Saints Rule! said...

Super cute! Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday! Your talents are greatly appreciated!

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

Great card, I love your colour choice!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Sheena
xxx

Donna said...

Fabulous card, love the image, thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Girls
Hugs Donna DT xx