Saturday, April 27, 2013

Any Shape But Square at Di's Digis... and some more photos of those twins!

There's a new challenge starting today at Di's Digis, the theme is Any Shape But Square.  I've gone oval, and made an easel card because that seems to me to be the best way to stand a round bottomed card up, lol
Paper Pretties wants to see our Fabulous Folds - I hope an easel is Fabulous enough [-o< Once again I've used my light tent for the photos, I still haven't got it quite right, but it is SO convenient! 
I've used the lovely new Bride image from Di's Digi Stamps - I've flipped it just because I could ;) (one of the things I love the most about digistamps!)  Bearly Mine Challenges wants us to use a Digi, I'm in!  
My card is the Not Square version of the sketch at Sketch Saturday.  Stamping Sensations wants Special Occasions Other Than Birthdays, Sweet Stampin' wants Anything But Birthdays and Corrosive Challenge has Life's Special Occasions so my Wedding card is going there.  Fab'n'funky Challenges has Love is a Many Splendoured Thing, so I'm in there and Divas by Design has Inspired by a Movie - I love My Best Friend's Wedding, so I'm entering there too:)
I've coloured with Copics, basing the whole colour scheme on the yellow/green colour of the polka dot flowers that I bought last week when (yet another) one of my favourite Scrapbooking shops closed down.  I had the Bazzil cardstock in my stash and it matches really well.  The stripy paper is lovely IRL, I got it from Starfish Lane - with a voucher for my birthday from my lovely son Chris :) I bought some really lussssshhhh papers; if I can bear to cut into them you'll see it here, lol.  Cupcake Craft Challenges has Monochromatic for their challenge, I'm in.
I cut the card using "old technology", my Fiskars cutting system and Large Oval Shapes.  The image panel was cut using Nestabilities Standard Circles and the mat was cut with Nestabilities Floral Ovals, Stampin' for the Weekend  has Die Cuts or Punches so I'm entering there.
The pearl string is from my stash... it's ANCIENT, at least fifteen years old!  The ribbon has been recycled from a gift, Gem of a Challenge has Go Green for their challenge, I'm thinking recycling is Green!
I stamped the sentiment using a Kaisercraft stamp and Stazon ink... I'm not the best stamper in the world (hence my love of user-friendly digis) but found that putting the sentiment behind the sheer ribbon hid a multitude of sins ;)  Paper Crafting Journey has Use a Sentiment as their challenge theme so I'm entering there. 
I raised the strip up on foam dots so it acts as the stop for the easel.  I added some Swarovski crystals to the flowers and iridescent sparkle to the bride's dress - it is showing very yellow in this picture, it's nowhere near this yellow IRL!
Simon Says Challenge has an Anything Goes theme this week, so I'm entering there.
That's about it for today's card, I hope you can join in the challenge this time around, we have a fab prize from Creations By AR, and don't forget if you use one of Di's Digis (and why wouldn't you?!) you go in to an extra draw too.  Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT makes... and you'll see how much fun not being square can be!
We had the twins today so that Matt and Elaine could have some time for themselves; we had a lovely day, the babies were so good and we got to show them off when we took them for a walk (well WE walked, they were in their pram!)
I thought I'd share a couple more of the photos Chris took of them last week - 
Emily; the image of her Mum
Nathan; Mini Matt

Daddy's hands are just a bit bigger than the babies!
An arty shot to end the show
 Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Tracey said...

Awww the twins are soo cute Donna & what lovely photos :o)
Your card is beautiful, I love everything about it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Pat K said...

WOW, Donna, your beautiful card just popped off my dashboard with it's gorgeousness but have to say your grandbabies stole the show and brought tear to my eyes...they are soooo beautiful. I love babies and sadly no more for our family so I'm the crazy person in the mall who stops new moms to oooh and awwww. How wonderful you get to love and spoil them. hugs, pat k xx

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

Absolutely stunning card and wonderful photos Ginny ♥

Sue said...

Stunning card Donna. A gorgeous image, fabulous design and beautiful detailing.
AWWWWW such adorable photos, thank you so much for making me smile!
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, love her sparkly dress.
Adorable photos of the twins, they are gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

This card is so beautiful Donna. Gorgeous shape and pretty design. I love it!
The photo's of the twins look fabulous. They are absolutely gorgeous.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

catherine said...

This is lovely Donna and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Love the shape of the card too. The photos are lovely and I have twin girls(aged 13)

x catherine

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image. OMG! your twins are so adorable, hope you had a lovely time babysitting.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Donna and your Grandies are absolutely perfect! Hugs WOo xx

Teresa said...

I love your card Donna but first how gorgeous are those pics of the twins, absolutely gorgeous, they are beautiful babies and I love the arty shot that should be framed too.
Okay now you've got me all mushy, your card is superb too, so pretty and elegant, have a good day, with lots of cuddles ;o)
Hugs Teresa xx

brenda said...

A delightful wedding card Donna, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

pinky said...

Love your card, those dies are just stunning. What sweet little baby pictures:) Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Delphine said...

WOW... Gorgeous card (and photos;)!!!)! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Deanette said...

Wow beautiful card Donna! The babies are gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Donna, but I must say your grandbabies are so adorable!

Hugs, Kelly

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card and pretty colours too.
Wonderful pics

Unknown said...

Totally gorgeous!!! Both the card and the babies! You must be proud as punch!
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of Challenge for our Go Green theme!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Liza said...

A gorgeous monochromatic creation, just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Donna! Such a gorgeous design and lovely sparkly image... Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Lisa x

PS. Your grandchildren are adorable!

cheiron said...

Stunning card, love the pearl trim. And your grandbabies are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

DesignerDiva said...

Your card is beautiful Donna its so pretty but the twins steal the show for me! I have twins, a boy and a girl the same but mine are 24 now so your pictures took me down memory lane!!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week for our Movie challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the soft colours & that image is fab!
Awwww what little darlings xx

Huge hugs shell xx

Natali said...

Gorgeous and very elegant wedding card. Love pearl tread around.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything but Birthday” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
And this little cutie so sweet ))

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

what a STUNNING wedding card.
this image is really wonderful

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

so gorgeouss Donna thanks for playing AGOAC this week :)
hugs Ria