Thursday, June 28, 2012

School's Out at the 4 Crafty Chicks

Well sadly today is my last post as GDT over at the 4 Crafty Chicks. I have really loved designing for them over the last 4 weeks using images that haven't seen ink before or for awhile!!! The girls have been very welcoming and helpful and patient when I've been a bit late with cards! I will definitely be  joining in on the challenges each week if time allows!!!
So for my last challenge the theme is School's Out!! We are just about to start our school holidays here but they are only mid year break as our schooling is different to overseas!! Anyway, I know when the boys aren't at school they enjoy going to the park!! So with that in mind I created this card!!

Yes I know there are no boys in sight on this card but it inspired me to create this tent card!! My friend Sam has an addiction with Magnolia stamps, so I am lucky enough to be able to stamp out a lot of maggie images when we get  together for a craft session which is never regular enough. Anyway, I hadn't used this swing yet and this is my favourite Tilda so took the opportunity to create with it!! I made a tent card so I could utilise the swing in a realistic fashion. I recently won some blog Candy from Sue at Sue's Spot. and I won a MME Madison Ave paper pad so I used those papers. to complete the card I added the Magnolia dog which has been coloured for ages, added the flowers and rhinestones and then using my new Tim Holtz stamp set that I won on the weekend, I made some butterfly shrinky dink charms. I felt the card was missing something when I had finished it so I distressed around the edges with Walnut Distress Stain! I really love the way it turned out!!
 I am enetring this card into the following challenges:
* Pile it On - Make your own Embellishments
* Crafty Creations - Embellish It
* My Mum's Craft Shop - Favourite Stamp
* The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies
* Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
* Craft Your passion - Things with Wings
* Let's Ink it Up - Favourite Embellishments
* Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Distressing
* Frosted Designs - Make your own Embellishments


  1. Beautiful card ~ love your flowers and your colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  2. First off girl, your card is amazing, and I just love the image, great butterflies and the swing is super cute! Second, thanks, thanks, thanks for joining us as a GDT for the month of June, your talent is amazing, good luck in all your craftyness and I look forward to seeing you around the blog world. Cheers!

  3. We are so grateful that you came and shared your inspiration with us for the last month! Love, love, love every creations you made for us. We loved having you as GDT for the month and we look forward to seeing you around! Don't be a stranger :)

    Your card this week is awesome, the image is sooo cute and so is your layout, the butterflies and flowers. Definite WOW FACTOR!

  4. Love your card, this is one of my favourite images, love the LO and colours, thanks for joining our challenge at My mums craft shop, Gaynor DT xx

  5. This is such a fun card Alethea, I love the realistic swing and the dog is adorable :)

    Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges :)

    Tanya xx

  6. Hi Alethea this is fabulous! I am loving the layout and the colours are lovely. The little dog is adorable.

    Linda xxx

  7. Very pretty, love the colour combo. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  8. Gorgeous card, Alethea!! It has been a real pleasure having you with us this month girlie!! Thanks for everything - don't be a stranger! xoxoxox

  9. Söpöläinen Tilda siellä keinuu--loistava kortti tähän The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies-haasteeseen!
    Kiitos osallistumisestasi!
    Ihanaa kesää sinulle :) An

  10. Such a DARLING card! I love your images!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  11. Such a sweet card.Great design for the image and love the teeny butterflies.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Sweet card - love the puppy. Thanks for entering it in the Lets Ink It Up embellies challenge!

  13. Beautiful card. Cute image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  14. This is gorgeous :) thank you for sharing it with The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  15. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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