Sunday, October 24, 2010

No point in hiding........

............Happy Sunday everyone, hope you're having a slightly better one than me! As I'm typing this, I have, I guess, a touch of the old laryngitis............absolutely no voice whatsoever, just a very friendly cough and sore throat to go with........Yummy! Anyhow, good job the typing fingers are working OK, as I'm sure you didn't drop in to listen to my list of ailments, so let's move on shall we?

It being Sunday and all, means of course that it's time for a new challenge over at the OSAAT challenge blog. Our theme this week is 'Celebration'............could be Birthday, anniversary, new baby, a particular name it, if it's worth celebrating, it's included. The prize given to one lucky winner will be your choice of 5 digi's from the Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations can check them out here

I got to play around with an image from Barbara Jenson this week, so without further ado, here she is...........Lady Bug..........

Now, I don't mind admitting that this card took (what felt like) a zillion crafting hours to create.
I wanted to have a relevant link between the image and a celebration, so I decided (in my wisdom!) to create a window, and have Ms Lady Bug peeking through the foliage, with the sentiment.........'No point in hiding.......' on the outside, and .......'we know it's your Birthday!' on the inside. So, that's what I did! Here's a view of the inside.......

Most time, I guess, was spent on cutting, firstly, the window, which I cut into the front of the card, then made a slightly larger frame and sandwiched a piece of acetate between it and the card. Secondly, on the rather large amount of fussy cutting.........the image, and then foliage, which just had to match the DP exactly (just had to!), so was cut from a coordinating sheet. The sentiment is printed from Word, DP's are from BoBunny's Kitchen Spice line, and I ruffled a touch of burnt orange ribbon to finish off.

She is of course, coloured with a combination of Copics and Prisma's, with just enough ultra fine glitter added to her wings, to make them sparkle. Here's a close up.........

So, if you'd like to check out what the other lovely ladies of the OSAAT DT have been up to, hop on over and take a look. You have until next Saturday to enter this weeks challenge.

This little lady however, will be joining the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - #41 A Natural Woman

Crafty Hos' Challenge Blog - Inspiration Picture Challenge (large tree in fall colours)

I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - #26 Surprise Me

Riley and Company - The colours of Autumn

Flutterby Wednesday - #127 Anything Goes (plus angel, fairy or butterfly)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #40 As long as it flies

Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - #123 Autumn Foliage

Daring Cardmakers - Autumn Leaves

Stamp Something - Digi Day

Creative Inspirations - #45 Halloween/Fall

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Fabulous card, Jayne. It's such a dramatic image, and you've brought it to life in such a lovely way!


Jayne this is BEAUTIFUL just love what you have made with Barbras images shes so good and love the see through door brilliant and thank you

liz xx


This is fantastic Jayne, brilliant card and a super gorgeous stamp, love it. Hope you'll be feeling better soon xx


This is so clever, just brilliant. Great DT work hon x

Chocolate Orange

Jayne this is such a stunning card. I love the sentiment you used. Its just perfect for your card.

Choccy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe

Jayne hun this is just gorgeous I love it!!
Hope you feel better soon!
hugs shell xx

Love crafts forever

What a fabulous card, love it. Hugs, Nat.


Jayne this is gorgeous, fantastic job! Gemma x


you did a great job with this image.....I was completely
xxx Margreet

Brenda Brown

Love how you have made this card Jayne, it has worked so well. Hope you get your voice back soon. B xxxx


Love the card and the image you've used

Crafty Creations by AJ


This is amazing! Love the window you made.
Thanks so much for joining us at stamp something this week!


Absolutely beautiful, Jayne!

Did you find The Pink Elephant winners link? Click on the tab "Challenge Winners"


Wow, this is just stunning. What a fun image to work with. Beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.


Cool! Unusual image, great colors and flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


It's a stunning card and well worth all the time it took to make. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx


What a unique image! Great card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!


Brilliant card.
Best wishes, Sharon


WOW... it was worth all the hours... totally fabby. Love that image too. Thank you for playing along at Pennys this challenge.

Rainbow Lady

Wow what can I say that has not been said already. Fabulous creation just a work of art. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x


Very creative card . Great mix of colors. Someone will be happy to recieve this one. Thanks for your terrific fall creation and for inspiring us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight!!

Rae Anne

O. . .M. . .G!!! I'm trying to pick my jaw off of my keyboard so I can type. . .;) Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!


Your card is gorgeous--and it does look like it took hours to create! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Tammy Miller

Wow what a wonderful project! I love everything about it, thanks for join us at IDIC. I hope you will join us again!

Tammy Miller

Wow just realized you also played with the Crafty Hos, thanks so much I love it!

Christine aka blankiefinder

Great card, love your window! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!


Stunning card Jayne and the colours work so well together. I love the window cut-out too.


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