Thursday 6 January 2011

MAWTT Challenge 80 - Ring out the old - ring in the new

Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to be back this week and the lovely Lisa is starting the first challenge of the new year with ring out the old, ring in the new, which is a great opportunity for you to show us some of your new stash that maybe you got for Christmas or maybe you have treated yourselves to in the sales along with some oldies that are maybe your tried and tested and love things.

We are being sponsored this week by Ladybug Crafts Ink and we were lucky to play with some of Kerry's images (and many thanks to Lisa who sent me this one to play with). But first more about Kerry and what she does.

"Hi there! My name is Kerry and I'm owner/designer/general dogs body of Ladybug Crafts Ink. I started crafting just over 11 years ago. I wanted to take a calligraphy course which was full but managed to get the last space for a beginners stamping class. I can't say I fell in love with it...all that huffing and puffing on the stamp wasn't what I had in mind...but for the last 10 minutes of the class we were taught how to heat emboss and that's when the love affair began! Eighteen months ago I was bored with all the stamps on the market. There was nothing new...just slight variations on old stamps so after having a light bulb moment Nikki & Friends was born. Since Nikki came along there has been Buttercup, Ruby Fairy, Magnum & Lily, Robyn, Jack and Nikki's boyfriend Ben. Next week sees the launch of a new stamp set which I'm so excited about!

I am delighted to be sponsoring MAWTT Challenge this week and hope you enjoy the design team's cards and projects."

So here is my card. I have used my new aquamarkers for the first time but realised I have not used a good paper for them, so I am going to experiment to see what works best. (Plus they were dried out a bit so I think I may have used too much water) I haven't put a sentiment on yet but will when I decide who I am sending it to. All other things used are 'oldies'. So come and ring out the old and ring in the new with us - I am sure looking forward to coming and see what delights you have got to use.
Kraft card.
striped paper - Papermania Rose Garden
pink spotty paper from my oddments box
Diamond Stickles

The design was from a sketch at Sketch and Stash.

Other  challenges to have fun with -
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything goes
Gingersnap Creations - Hot beverages
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
Craft your days away - Use punches / die cuts
Cute card Thursday - Out with the old
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Kathyk said...

Great card - love the image! Good luck with your experiments with your aquamarkers


Lisa Jane said...

Great card Brenda as usual. I love the colours - and would love to try those aquamarkers.
Lisa ;)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card its brilliant, Hope all is ok with you, Love Hazelxoxo

Netty said...
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Unknown said...

Great card Brenda, not got any Aquas as yet. Happy New Year to you xx

Juls said...

fab love the colours, and the effect you have created with your new aqua markers!! Love all your distressed edges too! Hugs Juls

Margreet said...

what a beautiful papers that image and your colouring is great....hope you're doing well after your big loss??
xxx Margreet

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the image! Fab distressing!
huge hugs shell xx

Jill said...

Great image and just a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

pinky said...

Brenda its just gorgeous. I love that image:) wish I could do some of it lol. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.

heidy said...

Oh what a fun card,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card. thanks for sharing adn have a great day. Angela

Edith said...

Nice card, Brenda! I love the fun and relaxed image. Your distressing work is fabulous.
Hugs, Edith

Marlou McAlees said...

great fun card :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is both fabulous and fun love that image and the papers are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda,
This is a fabulous card chum, love all these fresh colours a super make, I have not tried the Aquamarkers yet, I hope you are well Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Netty said...

Smashing card Brenda and a fun image. Thank you for playing along at Gingersnaps challenge 'Hot Beverages'. Annette x

Pami said...

This is fabulous Brenda. Love it, I wish I could do that all day!! I have some new aquamarkers on their way to me, can't wait to try them! Pami x

Julie said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.


Sue said...

great card and fabulous colours:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda.

Lesley said...

Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Anonymous said...

Fun and fab card! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Hot Beverage Challenge!

Ginny said...

fab, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a great image! She looks so comfy! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Bev said...

fab card. loving the image, ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card Brenda! Love the image and the papers. Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week and good luckin the challenges. x

Sassy Scrapper said...

Wicked adorable card. I love this image and her slippers are to die for. Great job.
Thank you for joining us for this weeks sketch challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Bonnie

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Super cute Brenda, love the image you chose and great coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with our challenge this week at WHOOPSI DAISY and KABOODLE DOODLES:)

Axa said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Annie said...

fabby card! thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday and hope to see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

penny4thoughts said...

Fun card! Looks like a nice and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Deborah Frings said...

Great card - super chilled out image!!