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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Inchies and a challenge card

I have done a inchie once before, and over at Inch by Inch there doing a challenge, each week  it's a letter of the alphabet and this week they are up to H.I thought I had better catch up so last night I got all  inked up and played to my 'Hearts' content (H = Heart for this week challenge).

A is for Alphabet. Some Distress Ink  (DI) and a Tim Holtz stamp then a few Dymo letters. B is for Bear. Some Glimmer Mist (GM) and a punch of a bear. E is for Eifel Tower. I have used a photo from Crafty Individuals (CI) and a pebble from Prima (loving these new pebbles from Prima). F is for Feather & Flower. Feathers black & White cut to size, then a chip board flower & Letter form Laura Ashley (LA).
C is for Cap. Another CI photo punched out with a mini tag, stuck on to DI inchie. D is for Dome & Dragon fly. Another Punched out & CI photo covered in Distress stickles, Rock candy on a back ground of DI. G is for Gull. Inchie again covered in DI and photo cut out of CI  & chip board LA letter. Finally H is for Heart. Believe it or not this took the longest, it's about 20 little punched out hearts covered in DI then stuck down onto the inchie with Glossy accents and left to dry over night! phew, can you stand some more?
A challenge card, you still with me? I know this is a long post for me, but I did have such fun yesterday playing with all these things so from distress to sweet (almost sickly lol) this is covering a few challenges for me. First, Midnight Madness this is a first time for me over on this challenge, it's a sketch. Next is Ginger Snap Creations Another first, this is a wonderful blog with so much creativity there challenge is 'Celebrate' and all birthdays are a celebration (even the big ones, we women sometimes try to avoid) I was 40 last year phew there's a celebration lol. Next is, lili of the valley Yet another first for me, (get me trying new challenge sites lol). I thought I was spelling gone mad but that's how they spell it. There challenge is a easel card. Finally, is also a new one so FOUR NEW Challenges for me this week! The Play Date Cafe is a colour challenge of deep yellow, pale yellow and white. So do what I have done pop along and try something new and have a look at these yummy sites.

Here is a close up of my New stamp, had it over a week I think but only just using it. (well I did get a lot last week to play with). ;0) She is coloured with Copic's. I thought this Yellow challenge would be quite difficult but I do like the fresh Spring feel you get and I am please with how it turned out in the end.

Thought I would give you a close up of the Hand Made Flower I have used lots of GM on this, if you look you can see it (a wee bit).

And here you can see on the flowers the pearl GM just to give them a little texture and I love the Emboss folder, it's a shame there are not bigger isn't it? when we all made them little card it was fine but when you want to make a larger card you can use them as a whole back ground as I would some time like to do. Any way I have kept you long enough, well done if you read and looked through all this, I am please you took the time. Love to you all as always, Dawn xx

Items used on card:- Coloured with Copic Markers. Card stock,  Stampin Up (SU). Flowers & Lace from Orchid Crafts. Nestabilities for the flower & frame. SU punches & Stamp for the sentiment. DP my minds eye. Stamped Image Bells & Whistles.


Chriss Rollins said...

Fab inchies you do sooo wellto work with such a small canvas.

I am here to ask if you would like to join in with our ATC swap challenge for March over at the Artist Trading Club.
We would love to see you there as a guest... you can find the challenge on the 1st March post over here

Hope that you can make it.

Chriss x

Dazie said...

Wow, all gorgeous. Not had a go at inches before, must have ago. Your card is beautiful!

Kellylouj said...

Wow u have been busy x I haven't had a go at inchies before!

Lovely Linda said...

HI Dawn - you have been one busy lady!! Love those inchies - I will have to give them a try one day! Your card - Dawn it is adorable! I love the colours with that darling image and YOU MADE THOSE FLOWERS!?!? Is there a tutorial!?!? Love everything about it, it is finished off nicely by the fact it is an easel card! Well done Dawn!

Carol said...

Dawn, you said this was your first time with us at Midnight Madness, so I would like to welcome you! We love making new friends and having you as part of our family. Your card is just as sweet and adorable as can be. You have lots of beautiful details that are a delight for the eyes. Your inches are great! Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

missy k said...


Well done on all those inchies they are really cute.

Great card too!


Lynn Stevens said...

Love your inchies! And a lovely challenge card as well!Thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed your blog as well!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Sweet card and fab inchies! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Celebrate Challenge!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Welcome to Midnight Madness, thank you for letting us be one of your first challenge sites. You do wonderful work and a very interesting blog you have! We hope to see you again at Midnight Madness.


Fiona Whitehead said...

HI Dawn - welcome to inchy challenge blog - so glad you found us - what a fabulous set of inchies you've done so far - I love the Eiffel Tower one - the use of the pebble is inspired - hope you stay with us to finish your set.

Sue said...

She is a sweetie and love the colors you chose. The bright sunny yellow with the flowers and lace and papers is lovely. Thanks for joining us this weeek for the MMSC.

Take Care
MMSC March guest

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Dawn! Welcome to Midnight Madness! Is she so pretty? Your coloring is perfect and the little roses are so sweet! Thank you for joining us this week and hope to see you again next week!


Priscilla said...

Hi Dawn, first a BIG FUZZY WARM WELCOME to you..We are just thrilled you joined in the fun this week. Your card is amazing and your flowers are even more amazing. Thank you for sharing with us. I look forward to seeing much more of your work..I LOVE your style. Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Hi Dawn, A BIG WARM Welcome to Midnight Madness Sketch! I'm so excited that you took time to make a beautiful card using our sketch :) You're creative flower use and color choice makes such a pretty easel card! We hope to see you more often in the future sketchs, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

POPPET said...

This is a gorgeous Easel card lovely image too, thank you for joining us at LOTV this time, hugs pops x x x

CraftyC said...

Fab inchies and your easel card is just gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge, hope you can join us again!

Neet said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - love all the details.
My you have been busy - must go back and look at ALL your inchies in more detail. Thanks for sharing.


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