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Saturday, 17 September 2011


It's challenge time again over at Lia Stampz and this time the theme is to create a project with a moving element.

I really struggled with this one and spent sleepless nights wondering what I could do!  It wasn't until my partner saw the image that I was working on and said "she looks as though she's sitting on something, why don't you put her on a swing?"  Well that's it sorted now,  he's my designer now and no more sleepless nights lol :-)

Here's the card that I've created for your inspiration (with the help of my designer) and the image has acetate behind it which has been made into a spring so that the swing goes backwards and forwards.  Hope you like it!

Materials used:

Image - Lily from Lia Stampz
Coloured with promarkers
Distress ink - tumbled glass
Liquid Pearls - lemon yellow
Birds - cut from birds and flowers set embossing folders
Backing paper - freebie from Papercraft Essentials magazine - Sweet Wishes Paper Stack
Flowers, brads, thread, gems and ladybird from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cardmadfairy's - lots of layers
Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe
Crafty Ann's - out of comfort zone
Stampin' Dragon - 3D
Our Craft Lounge - color challenge
By The Cute & Girly - all things bright & beautiful
4 Crafty Chicks - embossing
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Digi Doodle - autumn colours
Little Miss Muffet - things with wings
Some Odd Girl - stitching
Cooking It Up With Katie - recipe
Digistamps 4 Joy - autumn colours
Papertake Weekly - things with wings
Stamping Boutique - recipe - WINNER & TOP 3
Craft Our Passion - "F" word
Happileigh Scrappin' - autumn
Critter Sketch - photo inspiration
Crafty Pad - goodbye summer
One Stitich At A Time - anything goes
Pile It On - layers
Di's Digis - anything goes


  1. I like how you've popped the image off the paper! Great little added touches all over! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challegnes!

    DT Member

  2. omgosh, I love this Sazzle!!! so detailed & gorgeous!
    hugs & blessings

  3. This is fabulous Sazzle! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. super card, thanks for joining in with CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge this week, x carol

  5. Fabulous card. Your coloring is great for this image, too. It really does help to have someone to nudge you along sometimes. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

  6. I love this card and what a fabulous OH you have. Its good to get someone elses opinion every so often. My hubby is my go-to guy. Really smashing card. Lee x

  7. Adorable card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week :-)

  8. Gorgeous card Sazzle, and great idea of your OH to put your image on a swing! Love all the beautiful attention to detail too - flowers, birds, ladybird - sweet!
    Love Nicola xxx

  9. Gorgeous card i love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge. luv gina xx

  10. Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us at Stampin with the Dragon, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  11. Very clever idea! Love the swing. Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you every week.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. stunning card,love the designa and you have coloured her beautifully

    thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck

  13. I so love your dimension and added details, really beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  14. Absolutely adorable. Love that lady bug. Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star

  15. Sweet card and a great idea.Love your colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and DDSC :D
    Lisa x

  16. Blue is a fun addition for the Our Craft Lounge color combo. I added it too! Thanks for lounging around with us this week!

  17. What a gorgeous creation! I love it - the faux stitching is perfect for our challenge at Some Odd Girl! Thanks for playing with us!

  18. Wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our embossing challenge. Very inspiring creation.

  19. Fabulous card great image thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly
    Angie x

  20. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis.

  21. gorgeous creation and love the presentation so beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xxx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  22. Thats just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  23. Thanks for playing our embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  24. Love the way you made a scene with this cute little image. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Fall Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  25. Adorable little card. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

  26. Luv it luv it luv it!! Fab layering to fit in with Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge! Many thanks for joining us this time and do come again, Sheila:)X

  27. Cute card! Thanks for playing in our embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  28. Great card! Little birdie is great touch! I like the idea of popping out image and using the real string!

    Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps! Hope to see you again!
    With best wishes,

  29. Cute! And such a lovely scene. Thanks for playing along with us at SOG. :)

  30. Great card, love how you've made the scene, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  31. Hi! Oh what a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Di's Digi Designs! Shelly :)

  32. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  33. Such a fun card! Your image is colored beautifully!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!

  34. You have made a wonderful job with this card. It's amazing how a simple title of a challenge can sometimes take us days to come up with an idea whereas others come instantly. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  35. whata wonderful little scene .
    thanks for joining us for the all things bright and beautiful challenge this month at BTC&G
    Lisa x

  36. lovely card and cute image and great colourcombo
    I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
    TSB DT

  37. Such a fab card for our challenge this month over on BTC&G. Good luck. Carolxx


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