There's a new challenge starting today over at Di's Digis... we want to see your Beautiful Borders. I made a card for my Mother to send to the hospital she was in last week, the staff were lovely and she wanted to thank them - as do I, so "Thanks" to the staff at Joondalup Health Campus :-)
The image I've used is Nursing Ted, (from Di's new website, here) so sweet, Robyn's Fetish wants us to use a digi this time around - no challenge for me, that's for sure! I've coloured with Copics. Creatalicious Challenges theme this time around is For the Girls, so I'm entering there too.
I've used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around, it's a great sketch and there's plenty of stash on this card - the pearls, braid, cardstock and patterned paper are all from stash. Crafty Friends has a Bingo challenge, I've used Pearls, Ribbon and Yellow. Cutie Pie Challenge has a 3 2 1 recipe challenge; I've used 3 pearls at the top, 2 papers and 1 image - the 3 pearls may be a bit tenuous, so I'll understand if it's not allowed!
The paper is from a pack I got from Spotlight ages ago, really good value though some of the sheets are designed for scrapbooking, the spotty sheet I used is one of them, I just used the part of the sheet that didn't have a big teddy on it - if that makes sense ;-)
Joanna Sheen's challenge this time is to use Spots and Stripes, so I'm in and Pile it On has Stripes and/or Plaid, so in there too.
I cut the mat behind the image and sentiment using Nestabilities Lacey Squares, and the border die is Nestabilities Classic Scallop Borders - I tried to use my new Memory Box Nottingham Border die, but I just can't get it to cut cleanly - I've had a similar problem with one of their butterfly dies, I hope I can solve it because they're beautiful. Bearly Mine Challenges, My Mums Craft Shop and That Craft Place all have Dies and Punches challenges so I'm entering there.
The sentiment is a chipboard die that I received as a freebie from the lovely Zoe at Make It Crafty when I bought some of her chippies recently - the store is no longer going to carry them so I made sure to stash-up, lol. I embossed it with Sky Blue Versamark ink and Iridescent Embossing Powder. Aud Sentiments has Any Sentiment for their challenge, so I'm in and Great Impressions has Leave a Little Sparkle, so in there too!
For the inside, I followed the sketch and used more of the papers from the front. Catch The Bug, Little Claires and Papertake Weekly have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering there.
Well that's it for today's card, pop over to Di's Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's "Beautiful Borders", I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too.
I'm in the car on the way Down South for a week's break... Margaret River is one of my favourite places in the world, 260kms from Perth in the middle of Wine Country with fantastic wineries, cheesemakers and artisans nestled in hidden valleys; we stay in a mudbrick cabin with a log fire (it's winter here, and while not cold definitely cool enough for a log fire if you like one, which we do) and bush all around. There's little or no phone coverage, except in the town 5km away) the only downside for a blog addict is that the internet coverage is dismal, so I won't get much opportunity to visit you all until Friday when we get back home - to be honest the odd glass of excellent wine will probably help me cope, lol.
Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna