Thursday, January 27, 2011


Well, as the title says: I'm EXCITED!!
All That Scraps, one of my absolute favourite places for 'stamp stuff', has chosen little old me as their Guest Designer on their Digi team for February.  I am so flattered, and a little overawed, truth be known! I've never been on a DT before so wish me luck (I may need it!)

This card was made with one of the latest cute little images from CC Designs "Birthday Cupcake", available - of course - at All That Scraps from 28th January.
It's such a simple image, I didn't want to overwhelm it with a load of embellishments, so I ended up with a very straightforward card indeed - and I'm happy with it.
I used paper from one of those pads you get at the $2 shop: I love the colours but I've got to say, once you;ve used better quality paper this stuff is so much harder to work with!  The better quality paper is more forgiving if, like me, you get the glue from your ATG all over it.  The cheap paper just rubs away as you try to remove the glue, I had to make the strips inside the card twice so what I saved in dollars I lost in frustration!  Still, I did get that paper right at the beginning of my card making journey (before I knew any better) and as I said I DO love the colours - I just have to be a bit more careful with it!!
I coloured the image with my Copics, I don't have that many pastel ones so I used my clear blender and "picked" colour up from some of my other markers; it worked a treat!
The card behind the image and the sentiment is a lovely metallic green, it shines sort of golden and is very shiny which feels kind of appropriate for this cheery card.  My lovely son Chris got me this from Starfish Lane as a gift, thanks again Chris!
I printed the sentiment on the computer.  Everything is cut and embossed using my Nestabilities Labels 12.  Bizzy Becs has still got her comp on for Aussie Nestie-users, so I'll pop over there later and leave an entry, another reason it's great to be an Aussie!!  
I popped the image up on it's mat and stuck the sentiment flat on to it's one then popped that whole assembly up at the bottom corner but flat on to the image: sounds complicated but you can see what I mean in the photo (you can also see how yummy and shiny the metallic cardstock is!) I added metallic corners to lift that side of the card, glossy accents to the balloon and some Ice Stickles to the cupcake and hat, impossible to see in the photos, of course.
The inside of the card has a couple of strips in it, one straight one punched:  a version of how I pretty much finish the inside of all my cards, oh well, better than leaving them blank I suppose :-) 
There are a few challenges in which I'd like to enter my little cupcake friend:
Creative Inspirations has Celebrate as it's theme this week, Stamp Something has Cute Somethings: this is one cute cupcake! and Fab n Funky Challenges has Use a Digi, no problem there; like I've said before, I'm a digi kind of girl.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my card as much as I enjoyed making it. 
I hope all you Aussies out there had a great Australia Day.  We had a BBQ and Pizzas brekkie (wood fired of course, though in truth the pizza oven wasn't my idea initially, hubby had a win and now I reap the benefit - I LOVE wood fired pizza)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee.


Brenda said...

I love it!!! Congrats to you. I know your excitement!! You are so talented they are also lucky to have you work on their team!!! This is a darling card by the way!!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Adorable card!! I love the colors you used, so pretty.

heidy said...

wow Gorgeous card!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Basement gal said...

Well done on your guest designer post. Lovely card and fab digi image. Thanks for entering the creative inspirations challenge. I hope you had a good Australia day.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card love that image and the colours look wonderful, I would also like to wish you good luck on your GDT role in February you will do them proud I am sure. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

Kiehn said...

Very cute card these colors are amazing together...great job