Thursday 7 January 2010

'You are in our thoughts' card

I made this card last night, but didn't get round to showing it.

The challenge this week on Encourage joy is: 'if it ain't broke - don't fix it' - find a card you like and duplicate it in your own way. So I cased one of my own cards, originally seen here, which was inspired by a challenge from Sketch Saturday. In fact, the card was one of my choices for my top 12 of 2009 - why not have a look at this and I'd love you to leave me a comment to show me your top 12 for 2009.

Back to this new card, I used DCWV background paper and also an older piece of DCWV black and white spotted paper that I scalloped the edges.

I used a funstamp ' in our thoughts' stamp and stazon to stamp on white ribbon - 365 day 308: 'stampin' Saturday' - 'For this one, you need to stamp on some ribbon. Stamp a pattern or a sentiment - or both!'

I used a free image from the vintage moth, which I changed to black and white and then duplicated digitally to create the circular 'spotlight' in colour - you can see the 'spotlight' better in the second picture.

The card is also good for the following challenges:

Pile it on 29: 'anything digital' - and this challenge always encourages us to 'pile it on' by finding other challenges for the same piece of crafting
Copic buzz: 'use ribbon' (I used a copic to edge the image background and on the white flowers
Corrosive45: 'these are a few of my favourite things' - use two of your favourite embellishments (flowers and gemstones)
Lucy's cards 3: 'monochromatic' - one colour (pink) along with black and/or white
Creative belli 82: 'glitter or rhinestones'
Our creative corner: 'clean and simple'
Little paper shop 49: 'bright pink, black and white'
Crafty creations 49: 'black and white with a splash of colour
Humble pie: 'black tie event' - black and white, with the option of one other accent colour
Sunflowers and dragonflies 22: 'spotlight technique'
Rosie-dee 61: 'free choice'
Incy wincy 24 'bling it up!!'
My grafico: 'out with the old, in with the new' - the new item is the stamp and the re-purposed item is the sketch/card that I cased
Whimsical Wednesday 17: 'perfect makeup inspiration'
Crazy4challenges 18: 'polka dot fun'


  1. Hazel, I always love to see what you have done with the challenges! the bling on this beautiful card is wonderful. Thanks for playing along again in the Belli!!

  2. The bling is perfect with the flowers and this beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing in our Belli Challenge this week!

  3. Great take on so many challenges;-))m

  4. Woo Hoo you have rocked SO many challenges!! Way to go! I LOVE your spotlight technique, it turned out PERFECT!! Gorgeous work and Thanks so much for playing along with The Diedrich Dare!! :D

  5. Wow that image and with these colors, it is a stunner!

  6. What a lovely image - and amazing to create for so may challenges at once. Love it.

  7. A very pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us at Rosie D's.

    B x

  8. so so pretty, thanks for playing with us this week over at MyGrafico

  9. hi hazel .. wow i just adore this card! great job and thank you for playing along at CCC :)

  10. Ohhh this is BEAUTIFUL! WOW! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

  11. oh this is so pretty thanks for joining us at incy designs again this week hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. What a creative idea with the color spot. This is very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at My Grafico Challenges.
    ~Rachel B

  13. Hazel this is simply stunning! i love the touch of color on the image :) thanks for joining us on CCC this week

  14. Beautiful card! Love the vintage touch! Thanks for playing along with the Diedrich Dare this week!

  15. great card - thanks for playing along w/MyGrafico!!

  16. Beautiful card Hazel!! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  17. Love the vintage look! beautiful papers and embellies! Thank you for joining us at the Dare! =D

  18. Beautiful card, Hazel:O) Love the gorgeous flowers and pretty papers, and that image is lovely.
    Thank you for joining My Grafico, good luck!

  19. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge! Wow, I can't believe how many challenges this is for! Great job. Very fun card. Love the patterned paper and flowers.

  20. This is just gorgeous! Love that image!! Thanks for playing with us at the MyGrafico challenge.

  21. Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us! Look out for our new challenge tomorrow!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia

  22. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Fab card! Cheers Claire x

  23. Such a lovely card Hazel. Don't forget the new DT join the fun tomorrow!

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

    Hope to see you again soon.


  24. Very Pretty Card Hazel love all the challenges you've entered Thanks for Joining Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki

  25. Beautiful Card!! WTG on all of the challenges.. Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge.. :o)

  26. hazel,
    what an awesome way to use the image!

    Thanks for playing w/ us @ PIO.

    -- dalis

  27. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at MyGrafico!

    Janna :)

  28. This is a lovely, unique card. I love how you spotlighted part of the image and the sentiment and flowers are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

  29. A great vintage image. Love your choice of papers too.

  30. Lovely card. The image is great.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
    Magda :)

  31. What a beautiful design...the image looks sooo awesome with the pink highlight and what gorgeous colors and details!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!


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