Saturday, March 30, 2013

Flower Frenzy at Di's Digi Designs Challenge

Today we have a new Di's Digi Designs Challenge starting... the theme this time around is "Flower Frenzy".  Now we don't mind if you add flowers, use floral paper or, like me, have an image with flowers on, as long as there's a lot of 'em ;)
 The image I've used is Curly's Butterfly and you can get him here on Di's fab new website.  How cute is he? and very versatile too.  Craft Your Passion has Make it Cute as does Gem of a Challenge, so I'm entering there and Crafts 4 Eternity has Cute as you like so I'm entering there too.
I've coloured with Copics, adding some Ice Stickles to the butterfly and around the bouquet... not that they show in the pics of course.
I've used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around, you know I love a good sketch :)  I cut a scalloped border with Classic Border dies from Nestabilities to take the place of the lace in the sketch, and I haven't used a sentiment - I'm leaving it open.  I think it makes a super Anniversary card, so I'm entering the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge which has a theme of Fuzzy Friends (Anniversary or Wedding Card)
The papers are from a new (well new for me anyway!) pad from Kaisercraft; Botanical Odyssey, very lush indeed!  Digital Tuesday has Spring Colours for their current theme, so I'm entering there.
I followed the sketch for the inside of the card too.
The flowers are a set of Joy Craft dies, the two on the front are the large and medium, the two on the inside are the medium and small.  The centres are Card Candi... to get the smallest one to be a better scale I cut a piece of Card Candi using a Fiskars hole punch - it took me longer to balance the Card Candi on the punch than it did to cut and shape the flowers, lol.  The Paper Shelter and Simon Says Challenge both have Anything Goes themes, so I'm entering there.
That's about it for today's card, having such a nice easy challenge theme should mean I'll see loads of you entering the challenge; sure hope so :D  The prize is a goodie too, $10 from There She Goes Stamps, yay!
I'll be back tomorrow or Monday with one of the baby cards I made for the twins... I'm just about to go and see them (and their parents of course!) not allowed a cuddle today, they have lost a little too much weight :( For Nathan in particular that is a concern as he has now dropped under 2Kg, so they need to rest and they are now getting topped up with formula; my daughter in law is very keen to feed them herself so she is feeling a bit frustrated at the moment - but she does realise that the best way to monitor them is to measure their feeds - I'm sure it will all sort itself out in a few days. My son is being fantastic, he's sleeping at the hospital and keeping track of everything, doing the nappy changes (until Elaine can get out of bed at least), scheduling visitors, all sorts - we're so proud of him.  Before I go I have to wash some 00000 size clothes, the 0000 are still drowning Nathan :p
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and card Ginny x

Jenny said...

What fabulous colours and great card Donna. Enjoy those beautiful babies. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Donna. I love the sweet image and your colouring is wonderful.
I hope that Nathan and Emily will start to gain weight soon so you can get loads of cuddles!
Hugs Sue xx

~ginny said...

Welcome to the "Make it Cute" Monday Challenge... Gawjuss! Simply Gawjuss - as my Southern Granny would have said!. Your coloring skills are top notch and I love what you did with the bouquet! Well done indeed!
Good luck in the Challenge Donna.
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
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Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Donna, I love the bright happy colours and the image is adorable..fabulous colouring..enjoy your baby visit, lucky you,no more babies in my neck of the woods..sending best wishes to all..


Penny said...

Love your gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful; love the design & papers; love that darling image and your fab coloring, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Di said...

Hi Donna
Just a stunning card it took my breath away
Thankyou so much!!! have a great weekend
Hugs Di xxxx

Louise - PunknScrap said...

Very cute card, your colouring is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter this week and just so you know I am giving away a The Paper Shelter gift voucher on my blog if you would like to enter.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Your card is stunning and what a fabulous job on your coloring. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our Make It Cute challenge.

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous. I love those colours :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous. I love those colours :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Olga said...

Just adorable! Very cute card! Love the image and your coloring! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

downrightcrafty said...

wonderful array of colours on the image perfectly matched with the elements on the card, just wonderful
Hugs Kate xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello again Donna. Just popping back for another look at your cute card and to say thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week

Julie said...

Wow, this is stunning, Donna! Your colouring is fabulous - what a gorgeous bouquet! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx

Bea und Doreen said...

this is super cute. The colours are great and your coloring is amazing as well
Many thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week
Doreen xx