6 September 2010

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #39

Hi all hope you all had a good weekend - I know I did!!!  I've been on a health kick lately to lose a few pounds and at the weekend I lost another 1lb which now means in total I've lost 1 Stone!!  Still a way to go but as long as its in the right direction I don't mind!

Anyway this week over at Kaboodle Doodle challenge they have this photo as the inspiration for their challenge.

This is my card
I'm normally a fan of ralatively quick to make cards, but this one believe it or not took a while and its because I decided to make some of my own patchwork paper.  I took 6 different papers from a My Mind's Eye collection that I have, and punched out enough 1" squares to cover a blank piece of paper.  I then die cut the shape I wanted out of this patchwork paper.  I wanted extra texture so I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a dotty embossing folder.  I then ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug with the same embossing folder.  I took another sheet of paper from the same collection and layered this on to the card front leaving a border.  I rounded the corners and then faux stitched all the way round it.  Lastly I punched 3 butterflies from the same paper collection and mounted them together and added some pearls to give extra dimension.  Finally I added the "Thinking of you" die cut sentiment to finish it off.

A close up of the finer details

Still loving this butterfly punch from Tonic!

I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Catch up with you all soon.



Jill said...

Really lovely card Tina, just love the way you have made your own patchwork paper, no wonder it took sometime to do! Thanks for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Jane said...

This is lovely...I love the big butterfly!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, I love the patchwork paper you have made its lush. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations on your weight loss Tina, I need to do the same thing the school holidays have played havoc with my weight and I definately need to loose a few pounds.
This card is beautiful, I love the patchwork effect and the colours are gorgeous. Good Luck with the challenges. Thanks for the info on the butterfly punch, I managed to get one last week and I love the effect it gives.

mudmaven said...

I absolutely love your inspiration piece! Totally awesome. I always look forward to seeing what you do with our challenges. Thanks so much for playing along in our inspiration challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

**Farrah** said...

Another great card Tina!! Good for you, making your own quilt-like paper! And that butterfly is fantastic!
Thanks for playing again at Kaboodle Doodles, I look forward to your entry next challenge!!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Tina, this is a super card. I love how you have made your patchwork paper and the colours are gorgeous. Mmmmm love that butterfly too.
I am so glad you have joined us at MAWTT for my stitching challenge, this fits it perfectly.
I hope we will see you again soon with another lovely creation.
luv Brenda xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, lovely card, great colours and image, great use of Brenda's stitching theme, thanks for joining us over at MAWTT this week, hugs Heidi (DT) xx

Lynda said...

This is so pretty Tina and the patchwork shape you've created is beautiful.

Love Lynda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card Tina. Congrats on the weight loss.


Anonymous said...

oooo what a gorgeous card! I love all the paper you've used! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Shirley said...

Wow! Tina your card is fabulous. I love how you have made your own quilted and embossed paper it really stands out on your card.I love the colours you have used and also the layout. You have finished it of beautifully with the faux stitching which makes your card perfect for our challenge this week at Kaboodledoodles. Thank you so much for playing along this week and we hope to see some more of your gorgeous creations in further Kaboodle challenges.


Heather Maria said...

Wonderful card! I love the gorgeous patchwork bg and the beautiful layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!


Good morning Tina, it was lovely to see you again yesterday and to find out you were a fellow blogger!! thank you for your visit again yesterday, hope your punch is not playing you up anymore!!

I shall follow you so i know what your up to. I am loving your work by the way and not at all surprised that you made your first DT!!! congratulations to you. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Linda x

Cammy said...

What an absolutely fabulous card! I love your personalized patchwork paper. Thanks for playing with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

So Pretty! If you haven't already heard of Papercraft Star or joined in the challenges there yet, you may want to consider entering some of the exciting and varied challenges. The challenges are posted way in advance so you have plenty of time to enter and the public/participants also vote for thier favorites...not to mention there are great prizes to be won! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com

Eileen said...

Love your card its awesome, would love you to join in our challenges http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/

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