Saturday, June 08, 2013

Beautiful Borders

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 ChallengesMy 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


karen said...

Fabulous card Donna, love the colours and that border is so pretty, hugs, Karenx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Such a delightful image, coloured so beautifully and I love the papers and sentiment.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Donna. The image looks fab and I love the design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Lisa xx said...

Ooooh the wine and cheese, it sounds wonderful, enjoy! Anyway, this is a gorgeous card Donna, your colouring is fab! Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies.....and also for joining in with the Crafty Friends, 2nd challenge xx

Linda said...

What a fabulous card you made!
I love the way you used the bingo row! and the color combination!
Thanks for stopping by at Crafty friends!
Xx Linda DT-CF

Di said...

Hi Donna
This is STUNNING!!!! i love your colouring and i do hope the nurses and staff really appreciated your clever work, it amazes me to think my image is sitting in a hospital somewhere in Australia!! just awesome
Thankyou so much!! hope your mum is now fully recovered?
HUgs Di xxxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love your adorable image and lovely colour combination.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.

CubbyholeCraftz said...

adorable great colouring thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge

CubbyholeCraftz said...

soo pretty well done thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge

Janet - aka stacky said...

such a gorgeous card I bet the staff will be thrilled to received it,the iamge is so sweet your added details are lovely and I really like how you have decorated the inside too. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch n Stash xx

Helen said...

Such a great card and I love that image!

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Lexie said...

Beautiful card. Fab used of die cuts...really perfect.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the sweet image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the colours and cute image :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Natascha said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Helen said...

Love your card - that image is perfect and your colouring is beautiful too.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card & such a sweet image... love the Dp's & the colour combo :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Julie said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Don't forget we are having a DT call. We would love to have you apply.
julie T

downrightcrafty said...

wow love that blue and works perfectly with the lemon and white what a great card
Hugs Kate xx

PaperDaisies said...

Love it, love it, love it. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Donna- I love the colours and image and your take on our sketch! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx

Steph said...

What a sweet card. I really love the colour combo you've used and the die cut sentiment is really sweet. Thanks so much for joining us at MMCS Challenge this month, hope to see you again soon! x

Monica Edwards said...

Superb card love the design on it. Thanks for joining us at Great Impression stamps. Come again!

Kym Upshaw said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx