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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook - Progressive Challenge Part 1

Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Group they have another Progressive Challenge.  Part 1 is anything goes and if you enter that part you then get the image free to use for the second part of the challenge.  Obviously if you don't manage to take part in Part 1 of the challenge you can always buy the image for Part 2 so you can play along.
The image I have used from Sweet Pea Stamps is by Karen Middleton and called "Art Nouveau Two".  It is available as a digital stamp.

I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive distress inks.  I have highlighted areas with an orange Stickles glittler glue.

The green spotty backing paper was from my stash.  I put a plain white piece of card through the large dots Embossalicious embossing folder, added a Martha Stewart punched edge to one side and inked over with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge distress ink.
I have used my Buckwells "Micro Dots" and "Fun" to make my flowers.  Personally I hate to see flowers on cards where you can see a plain white underside.  Although my flowers here you can't really see the underside - unless you lift the petals - I always print another paper on the back of the paper.  I have inked all the edges with Rusty Hinge distress ink, shaped them with a ball tool and an embossing mat and held them together with a brad.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut butterflies (inked with Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge distress inks and orange distress Stickles glitter glue added to the centre of the butterflies), 25mm Veletta ivory textured ribbon, 25mm gold organza ribbon, die-cut sentiment and a button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Birthday (congratulations to all those involved with The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog.  What an achievement to celebrate your 6th birthday.  Long may it continue)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to use a die on your card (die used for butterflies and flowers)
Digi Choosday - Spring colours (I always think of spring of things like daffodils ie yellow and green.  The title of your challenge says "springtime pastels" but the challenge information says "spring colours" so please remove if it is actually "springtime pastels")
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes or optional sketch
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Spring greens
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add a bow
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of embellishments (flowers, brads, butterflies, Stickles glitter glue, ribbon and button)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Birthdays
The Corrosive Challenge - Things with wings
Pile it On - Butterflies
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Ooh-la-la Creations - Add some green
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - For the girls
Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook - Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board (well I can do the left hand vertical (ribbon, die-cut and buttons) or right hand vertical (punches, glitter, blooms)
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KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kym, such awesome colouring and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member
Ps:- Are you going to Stamperama 1st March as I missed you last time we arranged to meet as I didn't go onto the computer late enough the night before to find out the arrangements.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card Kym, wonderful image and great layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Cindy Womack said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the color combination. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
Cindy - DT TTCRD

Lisette Baker said...

A gorgeous card. That image is so beautifully coloured and I love all the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Lynne said...

Stunning card!!!! Love all the attention to detail. The butterflies are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It and good luck!
Lynne, Come and Get It DT

coops said...

so gorgeous kym.the image is really beautiful and i love your fresh spring colours ;D

xx coops xx

Judy McKay said...

Love it. Beautiful colours and details. Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get IT Challenges. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

So beautiful and I love the fresh green and yellow color theme. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

nini78 said...

Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

Lillian A said...

Lovely embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap.

Janice said...

Lovely card to share with us this week at OLL, thanks for joining us this time, Jx

Lexie said...

Beautiful image and card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Inkyfingers said...

What an elegant image and such a stylish card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.

Carol x

Wendy Russell said...

So pretty. Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

BrendaB said...

So pretty! I love the green and yellow! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

tanya miller said...

Such a beautiful colours and I really like the green and yellow together. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Springtime Pastels challenge

Regan said...

Terrific creation! Love the butterflies and the color combo! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
DT Coordinator

Scrappy Scatty said...

beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at the
Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge.
hope to see you again soon

Debbie said...

Awahhh, love this, and the layout is perfect! Your flowers Rock! I wish you the best of luck in The Corrosive Challenge! Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us.
DebbieM - TCC DT

nini78 said...

pretty card
Thanks for playing with Not just card challenge blogFanny (NJC DT)

Craftdee said...

Another lovely card :-) Thanks for sharing this one too in our "Lots of Embellishments" challenge at Di's Digi Designs :-)

Don't forget our latest challenge starting later today too Donna ♥

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Kym,

This is just to let you know that you 'have been placed in the Crafty Boots' Use a Sentiment' Challenge. Many congratulations.

We are offering the winner and runners up of this challenge Guest Design Team spots for a future challenge, which starts on 13 April. Please contact me at CraftyBootsDT@gmx.co.uk if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

Don ' t forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Kindest regards.