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Sunday, 19 September 2010

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 31

The Autism Awareness candy is now closed. I'll make the draw shortly and post it here later.

Now onto this week.

There's a birthday theme to the One Stitch at a Time challenge this week, and we're drawing attention to Operation Write Home, a scheme whereby people can support United States troops. Of course, there are similar charities for other nations' troops, and it's got to be a good thing to help troops celebrate family occasions while they're away.

And even better, we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

I just loved the image - Indian Elephant by JLJ Designs - available here at the Stitchy Bear shop. I added the sentiment, printed and coloured the main image with Promarkers. The background paper was designed in Photoshop Elements, and it was inspired by the pattern in the image. And I just happened to have that lattice border punch from Fiskars which matched perfectly! I added some Swiss Dots embossed card some sticky gems and a couple of die cuts I've had lanugishing in my box for years. I wish I had a better selection of embellishments (or ideas for embellishments) that are suitable for male cards. The men in my life don't appreciate ribbons, bows, flowers or butterflies, and even the sticky gems are pushing it a bit!

I had fun with this one - I always do when I can let my love of bright colours loose!

I'd like to enter the card into the following challenges: Stamp Something where they want us to use a digi: image, paper, insert
Pixie Dust Studio where they want us to use an animal,
Tuesday Taggers where 'Diamonds are Forever' - backing paper and sticky gems
and My Time to Craft where they're looking for jewels

19 comments:

Dora said...

I love your card and yes the bright colours look fantastic xx

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love how you've colored the elephant. Thank you for using my image.

Jennifer

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the elephant & those bright colours are just perfect for this image
hugs shellxx

Carol Ann said...

Love the card so bright and cheerful.
Carol Ann xx

Liz said...

Stunning colourful card love it

Liz x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Josephine, gorgeous elephant image and the colours suit him perectly.
Hope you are having a great Sunday. Luv B xxx

Dawn said...

Fab card Josephine, just love the bright vivid colours

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love the elephant not seen this one before he's great. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Jo Davies said...

Fab bright card Jo, really sweet too. Hugs Jo xxx

Sally H said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining in our diamonds theme this week at TT!

Love crafts forever said...

This card are fantastic, gorgeous paper too. Hugs, Nataliya.

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is fantastic.
Hugs
Agnieszka

Gemma said...

a really bright and cheery card Josephine :) x

Rebekah said...

This is lovely Josephine, so bright and cheery! Hugs Rebekah xx

laney said...

super card Josephine!!! love your bright colours very appropriate for this challenge a real nice card
hugs
laney

Marjo said...

What a wonderful and cheery DT creation.

Hugs, Marjo

A.J. said...

Great DT card for OSAAT, I love how you've decorated inside the card too!

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Chocolate Orange said...

Josephine its sooo cute. The elephant is gorgeous and i love the bright colours you have used.
Choccy xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Love the indian feel of your card. Great image. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.
mwah
Trace

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