Saturday, August 03, 2013

"Sew", there's a new challenge at Di's Digis

Yup, there's a new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog - can you guess the theme (the hint's in my post title, lol) we want to see Stitching, real or "faux"
I went with Faux Stitching, only because I'd finished my card - taken the piccies and everything - and then realised I'd forgotten to add (of all things) the stitching!!  
So it was out with the Fineliner and dash away!  I know this sounds, well, dumb, but this is the first time I've thought to use a ruler - and boy, does it make it neater lol!
I've used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, albeit flipped, they've got a "Sketchie Free For All" challenge where you can use any of their previous sketches; I went with #68, it's perfect for all the layers I like to add, Addicted to Stamps has a Lots of Layers challenge; suits me!
The image I've used is "Penny With Presents", available here.  I've coloured with Copics, adding Stickles to the present and Liquid Pearls to Penny's headband. Colour Me Copic has Pretty in Pink as their challenge theme, Penny's not in pink, but her pressies are (coloured with RV's) so I'm entering there.
The background paper is from my stash, the designer papers are digital from the Party Time Mega pack by Shery K Designs, nice and bright, too bright? Nah!  Divas by Design has Favourite Colour Combo as their challenge, I love all colour - especially with brown matting :-) so I'm entering there.  The image mat was cut with Nestabilities Lacey Squares, Paper Crafting Journey has Punches and/or Die Cuts for their challenge so I'm in.
The flowers are from my stash, they were white and some of the centre pieces of the petals hadn't come out properly... so I coloured the flowers pink and made the little pieces into leaves by Copic-ing them too :-) 
The sentiment is another freebie from the generous Paulette at Create with TLCTotally Papercrafts has Inspired by a Song; I'm thinking Happy Birthday To You and entering there.
I finished the inside to match the outside, as usual. The Paper ShelterSimon Says ChallengeCrafty CalendarCute Card Thursday, 2 Sisters and Pile It On all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
Well that's it for today's card, pop over to Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work - they all remembered their stitching!  
It's a nice easy challenge (if you remember to stitch!) so I hope you enter - there's a prize from Crafty Sentiments, and if you use one of Di's lovely images you go into the draw to win two more of Di's Digis.
That's it, I'm done, just watching the cricket before bed; it finishes at about 1.30 am here, so I don't generally last to the end of play but we're doing okay this test so the news shouldn't be too devastating when we get up in the morning, lol
I'll be back in a few days with a wedding card I made for my son Chris to give to some friends who got married this morning - it was a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme, so the ceremony was at 8.30am!!  Mind you it probably meant they had their choice of venue, (my older son) Matt and Elaine had to book nearly two years out from his wedding to get the reception venue they wanted... and that was for a FRIDAY!  Until next time, Happy Crafting - Donna


Desire Fourie said...

This is so pretty. Love the flowers and design papers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Laura Sterckx said...

Lovely card! I love the mix of patterned papers, the layout and your beautifully colored image! The flowers are such a great detail on the card! They look super pretty!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the cute image, pretty papers and wonderful colouring as always.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

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

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Donna, love the colours.
Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and what a sweet image.

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh, this is adorable, love the colour choices and I am a huge fan of Di's Digis. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

Nicole said...

Aaaaahhhh very sweet. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

craftyeyes said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week x

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Lisa aka Myran said...

Aww, how sweet Donna! And great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

Margreet said...

gorgeous card with pretty papers and lovely colouring...thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Donna with such a sweet image. Love the pinks and brown together...and your ruler straight faux stitching.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPC. hugs, Pat K x

Jo said...

Aw, a great image, fab colour combo & the stitching looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x