Saturday, January 18, 2014

Di's Digis Going Spotty... or is that Dotty?

The new challenge starting today over at Di's Digis Challenge Blog has a Spots or Dots theme.  My daughter-in-law's mother had a very special birthday this week, my DIL bought her a Day Spa voucher and I thought this image was perfect for a gift card holder for it... of course I didn't get it finished in time!  Ah well, it's perfect for the next time I need a holder for a Day Spa voucher, lol
The fabulous image is Cheeky Duck, available here I coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils - don't I always, lol.  Moving Along With The Times has Girly Cards as their theme, so I'm entering there.  
I wanted the bubbles to look foamy so I shaded them first (I do wish I'd used blue instead of grey, it looks like the lass needed a good scrub and made the bath water all dirty!) then added Sparkly Fluff in Sugar "flavour". It looks really quite good IRL, hard to capture in photos as is all sparkle in my experience. 
Seize the Birthday want to see our colouring and Craft Your Passion have Cool Colours as their theme so I'm entering there, Little Red Wagon has this beautiful inspiration photo so I'm entering there too.
When I started looking for Spotty paper I was amazed how much I had in my stash, that said I went to my digi stash for the one I ended up using - this is from the Summer pack by Shery K Designs, I love Shery's papers; they always print so crisply. The purple card is Kaiser and from my scraps folder. Tuesday Throwdown has Stripes so I'm entering there and Clear It Out has Theme: Layer It Up Stash: Designer Paper so I'm entering there too.
I followed the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, I like a good Sketch and am so glad that the DT from SSW has kept going with SSW2 :-)
I made the sentiment on the computer, though I did get the idea from a digistamp I bought hereAud Sentiments has Use Any Sentiment so I'm entering there.
The twine was part of my Christmas present from my son Chris - he got me loads of it, you may be seeing it a lot, lol, the little buttons are from my stash and the big dotty button is from a bag I bought at a craft stall... it was white with coloured dots, I coloured the whole thing with V04 Copic then "cleaned" off the dots with my 0 marker to have the original colour show.  Great ImpressionsWhimsy Inspirations ChallengePapertake Weekly  and Hobbycutz all want to see something new so I'm entering there.
I finished the inside to match the front, again don't I always :-) using more of the chipboard (coloured with the V04 Copic again) leaves that came from Make it Crafty - sadly Zoe doesn't sell them anymore, lucky I bought up a load before she stopped :-)  Card Mania Challenges and Through the Craftroom Door both have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them.
That's it for today, I hope you get a chance to pop over to the challenge blog and check out my teamies great makes, check out your stash for spotty or dotty paper and enter the challenge too, there's a great prize on offer from the Charm Barn, and if you use one of Di's fab images (don't forget you rubber lovers, there's an ever increasing range of them under the Candibean label) you go into an extra prize draw.
I'm about to put the air con on, it's been 37C again today, hotter tomorrow... it's still better than the 43+ we had last Saturday.  I just want to give a shout out to those in the Eastern States that are under threat from bushfires at the moment, especially Halls Gap where we visited a few years ago just after their last devastating fires, such a beautiful place with friendly folk, we're thinking of you.  Our thoughts are with those victims of the fires we had in Perth this week too, an acquaintance of ours had some damage to his home -he has sold his house and settlement is just going through so that complicates it, but at least his house is still standing - five of the 52 homes lost in these fires were in his street so he is counting himself lucky in the end. We still have a lot of fire season left, I pray it doesn't get any worse. 
Anyway on a lighter note, we're drawing up the plans for our new pool tomorrow; we took the last one out 8 years ago and replaced it with a pond and spa - it's time for a pool again with little kids back in the family, (and we have to isolate the pond and spa for peace of mind anyway) the licence from the original pool isn't valid for the new one (of course) so it's literally back to the drawing board!!
I'll be back in a day or so... I really do have to get some of my makes out of my draft folder, lol.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Desire Fourie said...

This is just precious and so beautifully coloured and designed. Love the design papers and the twine.
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Hazel said...

A lovely girly card... and the bubbles look fine to me, dirty or not! lol Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel L. x

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

Fabulous sketch and your take on it is brilliant love the image and colour combo Ginny ♥

Heide said...

Super cute card, love the adorable iamge and your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Sparkly Engineer said...

Great card, the way your colored the bubbles makes them look frothy and touchable.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Karen Howard said...

Wow, fabulous coloring! What a beautiful card! Hugs, Karen

mulberry station said...

What a fabulous card. I love you adroable image and the colors are so perfect! Beautiful colored too! I am going to have to go get this darling image. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSw2

MC said...

I like the bubbles! And you're right, it's a nightmare trying to photograph anything sparkly. Cameras just can't keep up with our crafty awesomeness! Thanks for joining in at audsentiments. MC x

Wishcraft said...

Oh love the image, she's fab! Very pretty card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the image & your colouring is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Joanna M. said...

That inspirational photo is gorgeous and you totally nailed it with your card. Really pretty and I especially liked all the sparkle on your bubbles. Thanks for sharing this with us over at SSW2 this week.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully. A fab design and papers too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sally Dube said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous coloring and I love all your accents!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW2

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Donna, such a sweet image and coloured beautifully - the bubbles look fabulous!
Take care in all that heat, I hope it cools down soon!
Sue xx

Rosanne said...

Well how sweet is she! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon.

Di said...

Hi Donna
Oh i am sooooo jealous, a pool!!!!!!!
You will need it with that heat, i just love pools, you lucky thing!!
Anyhow your card is just amazing!! its so clever and i love the foam.
Thankyou and take care in the heat!
Hugs Di xxxxxx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, what a darling spa gift card birthday card holder! It is so cheery! It's always nice to be prepared for next time!!! I love your added embellies inside and out!
Hugs, Judi

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely darling! LOVE that fun image and the sentiment inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a wonderful week! ;) Mynn xx

Sam K said...

This is gorgeous. Your colouring is fab and the bubbles look great (your good scrub commment made me chuckle...hehe...)What a lovely holder and you're right the image and sentiment fit perfectly for what you had intended it for :) xx Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP :) x
Little Pear Tree

Margaret said...

Great girly card. Love the image and your great coloring. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Laura W said...

Love,love, love how you coloured the bubbles! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog

~ginny said...

Thanks Donna, for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! You have some mad coloring skills girl! And I like your take on the sketch! The buttons, leaves and twine are very interesting details in your design.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
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Kathie said...

Oh Donna your card is totally amazing. I love this sweet image and your beautiful colours and your colouring is out of this world just perfect and so is your design paper and wonderful embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over a Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT
P.S Hope it hasn't been too hot for you over there. We went to Sydney for New Years eve is was lovely, took the boys to the Lion King and then drove up to Surface to see my sisters. We've always fly so we wanted to do a road trip which was good but don't think I would do it again. Glad to be home to the cool weather.

Janet's Joy said...

That image is just so adorable!!
Great colouring!
Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

OttawaMom said...

Fabulously coloured image and so much fun! Love the DSP in the background too. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, how fabulous!!!!! Love this card! Perfect for your spa gift card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Unknown said...

Eeeeek!! This is super adorable!
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT

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Joanne said...

What a fun, sweet card! Your coloring is gorgeous and the bubbles look so real! Congrats on being featured this week at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Jean said...

This is just stunning, my favourite colour combo, just adore the image x