Thursday 10 March 2011

Exciting thrilled

Hello to you all in the land of blog
I have known for almost a week and have so struggled to keep quiet but finally I can 


I am so very very honoured to have been chosen as a new Design Team Member for 

The challenge blog has recently undergone lots of changes and the expansion of the Design Team is one of those changes.  I have been a follower of Our Vintage Affair or OVA for short for quite some time and recently Polly from Artfulwings became the owner of the challenge.  Polly then introduced us to Loretta and Loretta and Polly are now moving the challenge into some very exciting times, so I am thrilled to be a part of the team supporting them both.  

Please do pop over and say hello to all the new ladies of the Design Team and see there beautiful work.

The challenge being opened today is

This time the challenge is all about the 


Use as many buttons as you can in your cards.

As well we prepared a sketch for you but you do not need to use it if you do not want to.


with the new paper collection "Sweetheart". Here you may look for inspiration:3ndypapir.
The winner will recieve all 6 papers from this sweet collection!!!

Here is my design team inspirational piece
You probably recognise the papers as I have been using them frequently as they are adorable and on this occasion felt that I would layer on layer the same paper, although it is double sided.  The papers are Making Memories and Core Essentials  from Grimsby Crafts.  The edges have all been distressed.  

The image was a Dezinaworld freebie, although there are some stunning pieces for purchase within her store but June is very generous with the freebies and so perfect for vintage too.

The sentiment is computer generated and distressed with antique linen distress ink, the lace is from a local department store.  The leaf sprigs well another new purchase from Grimsby Crafts Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Flowers, Branches & Leaves Set. This has been cut in the left overs of the brown textured card stock used for the contrast as well as mirror gold card, if you look closely there is a very fine gold trim around all of the plate layers.  The buttons were pearl but I coloured them with my copic E57 and then added a fine sand flowersoft to the middle to make my flowers.

I am entering this creation into the following challenges
DYSU - Layers
A Spoonful of Sugar - Vintage/Shabby
Anything Goes - Distressing
Stamping Vacation - very vintage torn edges

As always I cannot leave without saying thank you to my wonderful visitors especially those that take the time to leave me such wonderful comments.

Hugs of excitement
Kate xx


Suzi Mac said...

Congratulations Kate on your new DT post and Wow!! this card is just beautiful, love the image and papers.
Suzi x

Love crafts forever said...

WOW!!!! Congratulation!!!! I am so happy for you Kate. And image on your card are gorgeous.
Hugs Nat

Danielle said...

How beautiful is this card Kate! So very elegant and the touch of lace is perfect! And huge congratulations on making the DT - you will be such an amazing asset as we already know at WW!!!
Hugs, Danielle x

Marlene said...

Congrats on the new DT!!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Tammy said...

Fabulous news, congrats! Wonderful card.

Miria said...

Wow, what great news! I'm so happy for you, congrats for your position. Your card is gorgeous, I like the image and how you interpreted the sketch. Have a relaxing weekend ;) Miria xx

loriete said...

Dear Kate, welcome to OVA DT! Your works are amazing! We are proud to have you on board ;)

xoxo Loreta

Curly said...

Wow great news Kate, Congratulations hun,

and this is such a chic and stylish card,

Have a great day I am sure your buzzing,
Take care Hugs Bridget :0)x

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card, love the DP! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Congratulations Kate on your new DT post, well deserved. this card is Stunning, I love everything about it.
Kevin xx

Lynda said...

Oh Wow Kate this is one stunning card - congratulations too!

Love Lynda xxx

Liz said...

Hello Kate I love your take on the sketch everything so beautiful and so glad I will be working with you I will go now look for your followers button so I can follow your blog tho I have been peeking for a while :)

liz x

Anna-Lotta said...

Love youre card :) Anna-Lotta

Paper Paradise said...

Fantastic Kate!!!! Our Vintage Affair is a wonderful blog with fantastic challenges and inspiration. The sketches are a great starting point too. Polly and Loriette have worked so hard with the changes. Love your piece for the design team, you will do them proud. Sue x

Miranda said...

wonderful card Kate, looks very very gorgeous
congrats with your new DT memebership
and thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

sam21ski said...

Well done on your DT call up Kate, although I do have say that I'm in no way surprised, you've been creating some really fab stuff - Sam xxxx

Lynsey said...

Well done Kate! So pleased for you, look forward to seeing more of your vintage style cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

Mandy said...

Congrats on your new DT post hunny, they are lucky to have you on their team :)
Stunning card Kate, I love how you've layered the paper, the beautiful image, and your little button tree looks fab
hugs Mandy xx

ARTfulWings said...

Welcome to OVA! And what a stunning creation to start off with - love it! Polly x

Janna Werner said...

Hi Kate, fabulous layers card, wonderfu´l image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

Jo said...

This is beuatiful! Great to have you joining in with us this week at DYSU! Hope you come back next week.

sue said...

a really beautiful vintage card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

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