Saturday, May 25, 2013

Things With Wings at Di's Digis

It's that time of the fortnight again... a new challenge has started over at Di's Digis Challenge Blog; the theme this week is "Winged Things".  I thought about using one of the lovely images with butterflies that Di has in her shop, but in the end decided to use one of the lovely images with BIRDS on instead :)
The image is Christmas Robins (you can get yours at Di's new site) and it was a dream to colour... which I did with Copics, adding a few of the deepest shadows with Prismacolor pencils. I added the sentiment, which is from Create With TLC, using Word before printing the image out.  Corrosive Challenge has My Sentiments Exactly, so I'm entering there.
Oozak has Anything Goes with Earthtones as their challenge theme and Color Me Copic want us to use Orange/Coral somewhere in our picture - they even have this photo for inspiration - so I'm entering there.  It's a very long time since I've seen a robin redbreast (I've lived in Australia for over 40 years) so I don't know how accurate the colour is but I think it looks nice and cheery at least ;)
I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, I do like a nice sketch :) The papers are from Kaisercraft, I can't remember which pad, the orange colour paper has flock spots on, it feels yummy:)  My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes for their challenge so I'm entering there.
 The gold foil card for matting is from my stash, as is the lovely heavy ribbon.  Winter Wonderland wants us to Use Ribbon or Twine and Deep Ocean Challenge Ribbon and/or Lace, so I'm entering there.
The chipboard snowflake on the front is from Make It Crafty, I inked it up and embossed it with Glitter Gold EP  then added a Kaisercraft Sparklets centre.  The one on the inside is a Marianne D die, cut from gold foil card and embossed with the same EP, the centre is a Dewdrop from The Ribbon Girl
I also embossed some iridescent sparkle on the snow on the image and added some gloss to the holly berries. Moving Along With The Times has Embossing and Stamping Sensations has Embossing and Texture for their challenges so I'm entering there. 
 Paper Pretties has Fab Faves as their challenge theme...I love all my digistamps, couldn't possibly choose "a" fave :) so I'm entering there.
Bearly Mine ChallengesWhimsy Inspirations ChallengeCreative InspirationsEclectic Ellapu and 
Through the Craft Room Door all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
That's about it for today's card... why not pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - it's awesome =D> I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, we're being sponsored by The Cutting Café with an awesome prize.
I just thought I'd load a couple of the latest photos of "The Twins", - they're doing so well; 
Nathan has just about caught up with Emily in weight and is catching up with the smiles and cooing too.  We worked out a great way of keeping them amused; we lay them under the glass coffee table and put colourful things on top so they can see them, it's developed from there and now Matt and Elaine hang some of their toys off their table too - of course they don't spend too long under there, but they do enjoy it :)   
Poor old Kruza Dog doesn't look convinced (I think he looks like he can't believe they're still staying at his house, lol)

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


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

Fabulous card and wonderful photos . Ginny ♥

Desire Fourie said...

Such a stunning Christmas card and i love the sparkly touches. The twins are so precious.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Donna. The image is adorable and you've coloured it beautifully.
The photo's look fabulous too.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

p.s...and the baby pics are simply adorable too....awwwwhh...:o)

Di said...

Hi Donna
Fabulous card!!! just love it thankyou and your twins are even more beautiful!
Big bugs Di xxxx

Carole said...

Super card Donna, what a great image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful card and beautiful bubbas. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Carla said...

So pretty- love the colors you used...And sweet kiddos and dog too! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges!

Samantha - Sparkly Moo said...

Fab colour combination, works really well! Fab card :)
Love the photos of the twins too!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous representation of our theme thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Love your wonderful sweet card and what fab pics of the twins.

Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous card and colors! Fantastic!Thank you so much for sharing with TTCRD last week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the papers you have used & the image is fab!

What a pair of cuties, great photos!
Hugs Shell xx

Zoe said...

Beautiful Card. The Christmas Robins image is so sweet and your colouring is wonderful. The layout is nice and the papers are pretty.


Mau xx said...

What a fab Christmas image and love the colouring and layout too.
What sweet twins, I bet you so enjoy having them stay.
Hugs Mau xx

sorry clicked the button on the first card before I had signed

Patricia St Martin said...

Your twins are just adorable. So amazing, love your images and colored so stunning. Thanks for joining us at Color me Creative.
Hugs, Patricia

Marie Gamber said...

What a super cute card! Love it! Such a happy little guy! I am your newest follower!
Thank you so much for joining us at CMC!