Challenge 30 - Aifactory

How is everyone today, thanks for dropping in to see what the Aifactory has been doing this week.
I hope everyone has been to visit the new look Forum's and challenge blog!
We have all noticed that the challenges are not really getting much attention so.. put your hands up and tell us what needs to be done to get people to play along!
For one thing, the Challenge blog is back on blogspot where it is simple to find and for all to participate in!

Last weeks challenge was Easel cards which I absolutely loved and as a friend noted in her comments.. yes they are certainly addictive!
This week is 
Anything goes
The challenge for this week is going to be Anything Goes ~
you can create anything your heart desire
that means absolutely NO excuse for lack of participation!

The Design Team were given some beautiful flourish's to play with, and I finally learnt one new thing about photoshop..I really need to learn that program!~  After I created my project I sat there playing with my flourish's and found out that I can colour them and rainbow them and just entertain myself for hours!   I will have to show you girls what I did after I post this card.

Aren't they lovely.  Now don't panic if you dont have photo editing software, these images can be printed a is or manipulated in WORD or similar programs.   
I decided to dig out my Rub on's paper and run it through the printer to create flourish rub on's which I then used on my project.

The flourishes give this particular card an asian feel, I think that happened due to the colour combination i used.  I quite like the finished product!  I used the freebie image from the Aivault (Clearly Delightful) and played a little with some techniques that are new to me.
I have always wondered how other cardmakers get the shading on their die cut backgrounds.. and I found a blog that showed how (have to find the link later) but it was simply a matter of using the nestability die as a mask.. how simple!  I sponged the yellow behind the bird and then I used my Stampin up stamp pad to colour the bird with an Aqua brush.  It literally took seconds and it was a nice change from Copics.

We would love to see as many people participating this week, so get creative and make your easels
pop over to the challenge blog and link up your creations so we can come  and visit you.
If you would like some freebies to play with jump over to the Aifactory Vault where there is now 2 pages of free products to play with.  

Don't forget to showcase your projects so others can enjoy them, and comment
if you tag your project with AIF030, or Aifactory 30 it will make it easier for us to find your projects.

The DT team was given a challenge of participating in as many challenge blogs as possible this week!  So here goes.  If you can think of any others that I missed, dont hesitate to let me know! 

To clarify some of these challenge entries.. I feel my bird is very "springy" as in he looks like he just hatched!  And the flowers are springy too.
 Easter is in the sentiment and the bird (ie.. little chicken that is placed on top of easter baskets)

bling, buttons and butterflies
Act 22 which has now closed :(
my butterfly is punched from an old birthday card (and i missed the cut off)
(I think my bird is spring as are the flowers everywhere)
I think your meant to use their stamps though.. :(
use something you have owned for over a year (punches)
I loved this challenge as I have a box of scraps on my table in front of where I craft.. and most of my card came from that box!
my embossed background (missed the cut off)
and ofcourse..

as you can see I missed the cut off for some of these.. I left the links up though so people can click on the blogs to see what the next challenge is!
Have fun playing everyone


  1. Alls I can say is WOW, I cannot imagine how many challenges you managed to include, and with such a cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage Challenge

  2. thanks for entering your challenge card in our challenge at Stampin' Royalty. Very pretty - nicely done!

  3. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  4. Great card! What a list of Challenges :)

    Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers and Pile it On!

    Hugs Tanja

  5. Beautiful sweet card, love the cute bird.

  6. Gorgeous card, love the flourishes!! And your birdy is so cute too! Thanks for playing at MCFC lots of love Steph

  7. Very pretty! I never think of putting red on an Easter Card. Great idea. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.

  8. What a pretty card. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  9. So cute, love the image. Thanks for joining us in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  10. Wonderful Card, that image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts this tame.
    Hugs, Donna x

  11. Did I count 41 challenges?? Dang!!

  12. Fab card very different! Love the bird. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  13. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

  14. What a sweet card! I love all the colors that you've used on it, and that image is the cutest! Great background coloring on the nestie too! Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week, way to go on all those challenges. ;)

  15. Cute card!Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  16. cute card!Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Flower Challenge!!!

  17. that birdie put a big smile on my face!! look at you rocking so many challenges :) thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week

  18. Sweet card!!!

    Thanks for participating in the Sisterhood of Scrap challenge!!! Be sure to check out the new challenge posted Monday!!!

  19. Holy cow! Putting in that list of challenges probably took longer than making the BEAUTIFUL card! LOL
    What an adorable creation and that little birdie in pink... my oh my, so cute!

  20. A bit late at responding to last week's entry to our Easter challenge at CRAFT Challenge, but still wanted to say thank you for joining us. What a lovely card and colours, love the image too.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  21. WTG on getting so many challenges :-) Great card!

  22. A great card with a cute image! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

  23. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

  24. Very nice. The black accents really 'pop'. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  25. This is soooo cute! What a different colour combo... and yet it works:) Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  26. gorgeous card Penny so cute! happy easter thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  27. oh this is too adorable!

    thank you for playing along with Digital Tue, Creative Card Crew, Squigglefly challenges!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  28. Great card loving the made rub ons too! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Challenge this time Samantha :0)

  29. you're like challenge goddess! funny comment - the flourishes entertaining you for hours! sweet card! thank you for playing in the circle challenge at the pixie cottage!

  30. Gorgeous Easter card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!


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