Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Mandarin Mandalin

 Another month, another swap card. This months theme is Medallions, and I've used one I designed myself a couple of years ago. After all the fun of designing, I never actually got round to using it and it's (and a few others with it) been sitting on the back burner of my 'puter ever since. If by chance you like it you can snag it from the bottom of this post....bearing in mind it's hand drawn, and therefore in the 'naive' style.  If a few are interested I'll put the others on another time.

Using my favourite craft item, which is beyond measure, printable papers....so versatile, so available, so many freebies.......so sue me lol. My new favourite is promarkers, can't colour without them now. This is a new paper collection I've just bought from Stitchy Bears - Citrus. the colours aren't showing true of course, I can never get a proper image can I!! I know it look like I've used two different orange cards, but they are the same.  I've gone for really bright colours again as an antidote to the dull, dull, foggy and dull days we've been having here. 

My Receipe...
DP papers - Stitchy Bear
mini gems - Craft Creations
Stickers - Imag-e-nations
Ribbon & button - stash
Bright card - Tesco
Colourants - Promarkers
Canary, lime green, Red, peach

I'd like to entre the following yummy challenges :-
Fab 'n' Funky challenge ... Forget me not (my own Digi)
AiFactory Challenge ... Bring on the Bling
Paper Romance ... Favourite Things (Printable paper, and promarkers)
Digi Doodle Shops Best ... Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop ... Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly challengel  ... Get Well Soon
Fairy Fun Friday ... Buttons and Bows
Glitterbabe's Challenge ... Make Us An Easel
Fresh Brewed Blog ... Show off your Style
Simon Says Stamp ... Sparkle

 Front panel

 Fuzzy close of layers, eight in all

The sheet of Medalin's.
 You know all the copy-write things, don't claim it for your own etc, also please send people to my post rather than passing it on to them, and I'd appreciate a mention if you use it. 

And/or the single Image.


Apricot Bubbles said...

You designed a very beautiful medallion! THANKS for the freebie!
And it´s a very good idea to do a few layers!!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow Linda! This is great! The medallion is very nice! I am impressed! The layers are great! I am downloading it next! Thank You so much! The colors on your card are very cheery! Great card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh linda! your card is stunning. the colors are sooooooooo vivid and perfect with that totally gorgeous medallion. thank you so much for sharing the medallion and thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!

hugs :)

Dorcas said...

Really special card, Lin! Awesome job with the medallions!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope you join us again next time.
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR COLORS! This is such a bright vibrant card, guaranteed to cheer anyone up! thanks for entering this week at AIF and don't forget about our DT call!

Trisha said...

Great creation! Love all the layers and colors! You have a lot of patience! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trisha

Nannieflash said...

Wow Linda this is a stunning card love the colours and your digi thank you for that. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

andrea said...

beautiful card,makes me want to get my madallion stamp out thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Rica said...

Stunning card Linda, your own design medallian is beautiful and such wonder layering.

Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Dana said...

Wow!! This card is a breath of fresh air!! So bright and cheerful.. I love it!! That medallion is gorgeous!! I saved it and can't wait to play with it!!

Heather said...

what a bright, happy and cheerful card! This is precious!!!
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Your style is great!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Katja said...

What a pretty card, love the bright colours!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

Katja (DDSB-DT)

Kathleen said...

Linda this is gorgeous I just love your choice of juicy colours. Your Mandala is perfect and very generous of you to share. You are a talented lady.
Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving lovely comments.
Kathleen x

Lori said...

Wow bright and beautiful, thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday, we hope to see you back again!

Therese said...

lovely medallion, thanks for sharing!

carol said...

lovely colourful card, thanks for joining us this week at craftycatz, x carol

Diamond Doll said...

what a fab get well card, love the bright colours.
Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Trish (-:

Anonymous said...

The colours are so bright and cheery.Fabulous medallion you've created.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Annika said...

What a fun, vibrant card - beautiful! Cheered me up anyway! :)

scripperscrapper said...

love the image! Thanks
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Teresa said...

Very nice!! Thank you.

Foxycrafts said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful medallion. Thanks so much for sharing.

Love Joan xx

Jóna said...

Nice card and I love your use of colors !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Jayne said...

Great image and really pretty card.....thanks for sharing.

Tracey Brossart said...

Pretty card great layering! Love the image, thanks! :)

dj1952 said...

Wow Linda, your card is gorgeous! The colors really are bright and cheerful. I LOVE your medallion, and will be adding it to my collection. Did you just print it in the different colors? Or is there some other way you use it?

My email is texastransplant69 at hotmail dot com (it's supposed to be safer to transmit this way?), could you email me and give me your? Thanks so much. Hugs, dj

DebraK said...

super nice image, thanks!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love the bright colors!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

Whimcees said...


This is beautiful! The colors are vibrant and colorful and your medallion is gorgeous!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


Barbara Diane

Priyanka said...

looot of cards in those days,grt, and what a idea,really hats off to u.as u giving lot of layer,its comes out so very artistic, and I am going to save this freebie,hope I will use it on my card.

Marilou said...

Thank you !!

Jessica L said...

Gorgeous medallion! Looks as if it took a very long time to put together. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at the Hodge Podge Shop! Hope to see you there again soon. BTW, I have candy on my blog if you're interested.

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful medallion!

GrammaR said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing the medallion with us.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card! Love how you layered it. Thank you!

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