Sunday, March 3, 2013

In The Army Now

Another week another card for the Stitchy Bear Challenge Blog!!!!

 The challenge this week is:-
Challenge # 153 - Green (recycle or colour scheme)

The Sponsor of this Challenge is OSAAT 

Prize for the winner who uses a  digital stamp from the Stitchy Bear online shop wins  $9 to spend in the store.  You must use a store image to win the main prizes and all other entries will be in a draw to win $3 to spend in the store

Ummmm - recycle or green scheme.  I did have an idea for recycle by using items to make the card that had a previous use, you know the sort of thing, stolen buttons from hubby's shirt etc.  While having a look through this weeks allocated digital stamp designer's work - Beary Dust Stamps; I came across this beauty.  Out the window with my initial plan and change direction totally to going with a green colour scheme.

So why the change in direction?  My youngest daughter joined the British Army last year and completed her basic training.  She is now coming to the end of her corp training and then will be a fully fledged soldier girl and will be sent on her first tour of duty.

For this card I :-
  • Used the digital stamp by Beary Dust Stamps called GI Janice 
  • The rest of the design process was carried out using a drawing program.  Here I created the the mounts, tree, tank, text and the overall layout of the card.
  • Next was to create the cutting files for SCAL.  Finally on the preparation side, I embossed the tank using an embossing folder.
  • With all elements created and cut it was time to assemble. I assembled the two mounts, tank, digital stamp cut out and the tree all with foam tape to create several layers. The text was cut out of vinyl which was stuck in place. 
  • Finally I added a yellow ribbon to the tree so my wee girl comes home safely, a guardian angle metal charm to keep her safe and some gems to give the poor bare tree some leaves. 
That just about sums it up - hope you like the end product :).   Now over to you, how about popping over the the OSAAT challenge and joining in . . . . . . .

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:-

HIMCR - Greens!
My Time To Craft - Challenge #211 'Embossing'
Sweet Stamping - It's all embossing..
Digi Haven - "Green" 
RRR Challenge #67 'Show Me the Green & Ribbon' Theme 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: Go Green!  
DD #52 "Green Cards"


  1. Another beauty, Jane. Very best wishes for the future to your daughter. Hazel x

  2. Fabulous card - love the way you've used that image!

  3. Wow this is a fabulous card for your daughter!!! Totally love the little angel charm.

  4. Awesome Card, Jane! You made her look too cute! I love it!

  5. Stunning Jane... You did a fantastic job with this image... I knew you would rock on our DT ;O)
    Sending all the best wishes to your daughter... How cool that you got to use this perfect Beary Dust image :O)

    Choccy xxx

  6. Sweet card! Wishing your daughter all the best - may she stay safe! Thank you for sharing this card with us at My Time To Craft!

  7. Such a cute card! Praying for your daughter! Thanks for playing along with us this week at HIMCR!

  8. Gorgeous! Love the greens! I bet your daughter will love of luck to your daughter, may she stay safe!!!
    Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  9. great card - i love the sparkly gems on your tree and the beautiful greens you've used in this project. thanks for sharing your project with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

  10. Hi Mimi, what a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful image and the gems and little angel are the perfect finishing touch! Congrats to your daughter; I know she'll appreciate all the love and care you put into making this card for her! Hugs

  11. Super card and love the image and gems used...fab finish..xx
    Thanks for joining my blog and I hope you put your name down for my candy...more to come also for Easter..x

  12. This is a fab card - just perfect for our green themed challenge at Digi Haven - thanks for joining! Lisa (DT) x

  13. What a terrific card! Love everything about your card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  14. Oh my gosh, you Crafty Animal, your work ROCKS!!! You are so very talented! Love this card. Thanks so very much for stopping by my make me feel good inside!

  15. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  16. Great card.

    Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  17. Mimi: Your card is so pretty--this card wilL give cheer to your daughter--tell her best wishes from me [I'm retired Alabama Air National Guard and basic traning was kind of tough--also tell her congratulations for completing it].

    Thank you for joining in our St. Patrick's [or Green} Challenge at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  18. Fab image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. Wow, what a perfect image for your daughter's card. You must be a very proud Mum :)

    Love Mandy xxx

  20. Wonderful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge this week!!!

  21. What a unique card! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this week. : ) Ginny

  22. I loved this card, thank you made my corp pass off incredibly special and i love you so much.
    also keep up the good work your cars are amazing!!!!! xx


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