Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's a Birthday Challenge at Di's Digis

We have a new challenge starting today at Di's Digi Challenges, the theme is "Birthday"  - too easy!  I decided to make a tri shutter card
The Di's Digistamps image I've used is  "Wendy's Presents", coloured with Copics and some Prismacolor pencil shading.  
I heat embossed the blue present and Wendy's headband with Iridescent EP, Digi Makeover has Embossing Heat or Dry for their challenge so I'm entering there and Bearly Mine Challenges has Digi days (Use a digi image or digi papers) for their challenge; never a challenge for me... I LOVE digis :-) so I'm in there too.
This tutorial for a trishutter card from Splitcoast Stampers is really good - I "metricated" the measurements - soooo much easier than that "one sixteenth of an inch" stuff, lol.  Creative Craft Challenges has Anything But Square for their challenge so I'm entering there.The papers are from Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills Collection, I added some white and some silver pearls from my stash to give it a bit of a lift. The butterflies have a lovely glitter finish, so much better IRL, Pile It On wants us to use Designer Paper, I'm in and Anything Goes Challenge has In the Garden plus Add some butterflies - so I'm in there too.
The pink flowers are from my stash, the centres are self adhesive (and nice and glittery too!) the flourish is Memory Box Corner Bow cut up.  Cuttlebug Mania has Die Cuts for their challenge so I'm entering there, the sentiment is computer generated; Aud Sentiments has Any Sentiment for their challenge, Seize the Birthday has Anything Goes Birthday and Through the Craftroom DoorSimon Says Challenge and Paper Crafting Journey all have Anything Goes challenges so I'll be entering them too.
Well that's about it for today's card, tri-shutters are really very simple cards to make (a bit time consuming with all the cutting and matting, but easy-peasy), the other thing I really like about them is that when they are "shut" they fit into a standard size envelope for mailing... provided you don't overdo the embellies of course, lol.
Hope you get time to pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - and with such an easy (and useful) theme I hope you can enter the challenge too.  There's a super prize from Sweet Stamps and if you use one of Di's fab digis you go into an extra draw too!
I've got a few images coloured up, all I need now is time to make the cards to go with them, lol.  I have made a card for my Dad for Father's Day (which is tomorrow here in Australia) I was hoping to get one made for my hubby too, but it's 10pm and I only have time to make pavlova (for tomorrow's family breakfast - held here every year) or a card, the vote is currently strongly for pavlova, lol.  One way or the other, I'll be back in a few days; until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Creations by Shirl said...

Cute card, love all the happiness on your details....

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just so beautiful and pretty at the same time. Love all the little sparkly touches and awesome cheerful colouring.
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Wendy L said...

So pretty, I know these type of cards take a long time to make and this is gorgeous. xxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too :o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I love the sweet image, wonderful design and fabulous papers. I really like how you have rounded all the corners too, it looks really effective.
Sue xx

Kimbo said...

Such a pretty card and so much detail. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Donna. The image is adorable and I love the colours and pretty papers. Fab shape too.
Lorraine x

~ginny said...

I've never seen anyone round their corners on a Tri-shutter before! And to have to do that to ALL those layers for EVERY panel - WOW! Very time consuming indeed - kudos for carrying it off! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
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debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the pretty colours.

Hazel said...

Wow Donna this is just amazing - what an incredible card - love it.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is adorable! I love the fun patterned papers with this sweet little image! Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Makeover!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Donna,
What a fantastic card,
loving your colour combo,
simply stunning,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love those papers!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Macarena said...

Wow! This is really amazing. So many pastel colors and sweet feeling. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday :-)
Hugs, Macarena DT

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous card! Such a sweet image and great papers!! Love all of the colors!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the shape & the bright colours are fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

WOW, so many lovely elements here, fabulous folding. Thank you for joining our 'Designer Paper' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. 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

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great work and lovely colours. The image is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Hugs, Iwona