Sunday, 20 October 2013


Well Hello and welcome to my debut project for One Stitch At A Time Design Team!! 

As some of you may know, I applied for OSAAT a while ago and was one of the chosen few to join the team. I announced the news on my facebook page - but as OSAAT work so far ahead (which I love, love, love) I was given the project, which seems ages ago now, and have been so eager to blog it but obviously had to wait until the challenge was released.

So here it is, my 1st OSAAT Design Team Challenge.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and the winner of this challenge get the entire digi set of images used by the Design Team on challenge #184. 
*** To win the main prize, you MUST use a digi from the store! ***

I coloured to image in using my ProMarkers but because of the fun image wanted the character to look old but use bright colours too. 
I started colouring the skin and hair and finished by colouring the outfit.

I decided on orange and purple, a perfect, wacky colour combination!!!

I wanted a combination of 'oldie' embellishments and newer, sparkly elements to keep within the 'young at heart' theme. 
I cut a frame from silver mirror card using a Spellbinders die and placed it on to a piece of decorative parchment paper with a paisley design and attached it to a piece of 8 x 8 spotty paper. 

I added different lace to the bottom and right side of the card and chose a combination of white paper flowers which I coloured using two different oranges, grey and white and adding 3 purple tulips.
I arranged the flowers up the side of the card and added some leaves. 

To finish, I added the sentiment, "Have a swinging birthday".

* ProMarkers - 
Skin - satin, ivory.
Hair - ivory, cornflower.
T-shirt - honeycomb, bright orange, amethyst.
Skirt - cool grey 4, slate.
Shoes - slate, black.
* Lace.
* Paper flowers.
* Spellbinders die.
* Mirror card.
* Fancy Parchment.
* Spotty paper.
* Sentiment stamp.

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Thanks for looking. 


  1. Well done on your first DT card. I'm glad you enjoyed using the image I chose. Lovely colour combination. Hazel x

    1. Thanks Hazel, fab image! I hope that wasn't a self portrait? xxx

  2. Fabulous card Lisa and so thoughtful in how you have developed you theme, totally brilliant. Welcome to our family hun :) Hugs Jane xxxx

  3. Wow Lisa, what a very special card you have created to mark your initiation as a Stitchy Bear Angel. I love the way you have balanced the two elements of age versus perpetual youth in both your colours and embellishments. I'm hoping that you know a 'forever young' senior to give this card too as it will really make her day. Love Ingrid xx

  4. Congrats on your first DT post with OSAAT. It is mine today as well. Awesome job with the image. And I love, love, love your flower arrangement. I need to learn how to make them as nicely as you have.

    1. Thanks Erin. Congrats on joining the team too. xxx

  5. Welcome to the team! Great card with loads of lovely flowers.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  6. Well - doesn't she look a happy little sausage Lisa!!! I love her purple and orange outfit - it suits her totally. Also love the flowers, the colours are gorgeous. I really like your card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT teamie

  7. Really love the frame you've used to set off this wacky old lady - it makes her look a little regal!

    Victoria x
    OSAAT teamie

  8. Awww sorry to make you wait so long sweetheart lol... At least I can now come and officially welcome you to the OSAAT team :O)
    What a way to come into us too.. Your card is such a beautiful creation.. I must say I loooove the flowers they really finish your card off nicely..

    Big Hugs
    Choccy xx

  9. Welcome to OSAAT! Such a lovely & whimsical card. That lace edge is great! Love your use of color too. Best, CG, your OSAAT teamie

  10. What a bright fun card, Lisa. I'm a purple fan so this is great in my book. I'm new here at OSAAT also so see you around. Maggie - DT

    1. Welcome to the team to Maggie. Thanks for the lovely comment. x

  11. Oh Lisa what a lovely card. The colours are just lovely and all those little flowers and such are stunning...just love it...and of course the sentiment is great too.
    Lynn, fellow DT Member, OSAAT

  12. Woohoo! Welcome to the team, hon! Great first card... such a fun image and I love the warm colours and the dotty background... and the gorgeous spray of flowers. :)

    Ali (your OSAAT DT teamie)

  13. This is fabulous, Lisa! Love the orange shades, the lace, and those beautiful flowers!

    Welcome to the OSAAT team!

  14. A really great image and love her t-shirt, Lisa. Gorgeous embellishments too. Hugs Jennie xx

  15. Super cute card Lisa, love your design and that lace is fab! Great to see how different the cards are with one image!

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    Shell in Alaska

  16. Congrats on your first DT card with us Lisa!! The colouring on your image is great, and I love how you coloured the flowers yourself to match. Never thought of that before. Thanks for sharing this!
    Hugs from your DT sis,
    Tracey xo