Wednesday, July 01, 2015

My First DT Card For Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Well, as I said the other day... not that anyone was probably listening - 'tis the story of my life, lol - Hazel has decided to gather a Design Team for her Patterned Paper Challenge
As she gets a HUGE number of entries (it's so easy to enter, all you have to do is use some patterned paper on your creation!) I can see why she needs a DT!!  Here's my offering; not as "uncluttered" as my usual, it was in fact my first Criss Cross Card, I made it for my Mum's birthday last August (geez, we're nearly there again!) and it's been sitting in my Drafts waiting for a special occassion - which I've deemed this is :-)
My Mum LOVES these sweet images from Sugar Nellie.  This is one of the Vintage Adorable Collection (Digital of course, I'm a Digi Kinda Gal!) available here.  I printed the image on linen card, it just seems to say "vintage" to me better than smooth card, and coloured with some Copics and mainly Prismacolor pencils.  I've coloured her with "my" hair and eye colour... well when I was this age my hair was naturally this colour... now I have a little help :-))
I made the card base with Kraft... for its vintage feel... The all important papers (and there's a LOT of paper on this creation, trust me) are from Kaisercraft's Vintage Timeless pad and a Digital set "Basic Vintage", there's this and lots of goodies at Michelle R Designs I bought the matching insert set, but ended up just mix and matching my papers instead.  I can't believe how many times the word "vintage" is coming up in this post... so NOT me, lol.
The scalloped mats are Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, the rest of the mats are all cut from Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles dies.. there's so many in the set you can get very narrow mats - but it is a a lot of cutting (it was for my lovely Mum, so it didn't matter) 
The lace is from my stash, as are the pearls.  I used Viva Pearl Pen to add the "pearls" around the scalloped circle... I didn't have that many pearls left - and the pen is QUICK!
The gold embellishments are chipboard, from Make It Crafty... but Zoe doesn't sell them anymore, lucky I stocked up! - I embossed them with some Vintage Gold EP from Ranger
I added a sheer bow with a pearl brad to the insert, so you could pull it out (it was a bit snug, lol) I put a smaller version at the bottom of the image to tie it in.
I added a die cut from the Kaisercraft pad to some more of the nested circles and stamped Happy Birthday on it (ancient stamp of unknown origin) more of the Pearl pen... then I added MORE circles to the back of the insert and a jotting panel, finished the scalloped circle with, you guessed it, more Pearl pen.  There are "only" 12 circles cut for this card, but I kept trying to get more out of my coloured cardstock so I was cutting middles out and all sorts... like I said, a lot of cutting - glad it wasn't by hand!!
I added a stand to the back of the card to help it stand up "nicely", I didn't take a pic but it's the same as the one I used on the last Criss Cross card I posted here (which was actually made AFTER this one - I used the stand from this card as a template)
Well that's it for my inaugural Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge DT card.  Pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the new team... plenty of talent there, I am honoured to be in such "good company".  I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge as well... it runs for the whole month and all you have to do is use Patterned Paper... TOO EASY!!  As a bonus, there's always a great prize on offer too, woohoo!! 
I am entering the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge Vintage or Shabby Chic

Cuttlebug Mania Use a Sentiment

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Creatalicious Challenges Ribbon and Pearls

Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick (Product: Pearls)

Sugar Bowl Challenges Anything Goes (with a SN image)

Art by Miran Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Bingo Board:I've used Lace Sentiment/Ribbon, or Ribbon/Punches or Dies/Layers or Lace/Stamped Image/Layers ... depending on whether a digi is a "stamped image" or not :-) and/or if the two bows and a loop qualify as "ribbonrow Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


debby4000 said...

Oh I love you card and all the pretty details with the sweet image too.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hazel said...

Thank you for your lovely design inspiration for CHN Patterned Paper July challenge. I'm sure your mum loved it and treasures it. xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Carol stunning colouring and a beautiful card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Sorry Donna I got your name wrong, its still a stunning card. I do apologise. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Donna, a lovely envelope design with fabulous papers........your image is delightful and beautifully coloured with super details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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

Fabulous card designGinny x

Mummylade said...

Thank you so much for using a Sugar Nellie image and sharing with us at the Sugar Bowl challenge!

crafty said...

A very pretty design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary

Bellibone said...

Congrats!! Beautiful card!


J said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing it with us and joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more this time...


Annette said...

Beautiful criss cross card and I love the sweet image.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card with lovely papers. I like all the lace and pearls and your colouring is great. Thanks for joining the bingo challenge at ATSC. Marlies

julie_woolston said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at CCM&M.
Hugs Julie xxx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card and image thanks for sharing with creatalicous Rachel DT

Deonna B said...

Stunning card! I love that image and all of the detail that you added to the card. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week. A new Anything goes challenge has started today.

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful criss-cross card Donna...the patterned papers are awesome and the little girl is so sweet! I', sure your Mother loves your card! Thank you so much Donna for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door recently and I hope to see you again in our new challenge. Have a nice day and happy creating sweetie :)
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Vickie Y said...

adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

suzanne2 said...

this is soooo pretty! I just love your gorgeous lace and pearls. the image is such a sweetie. thank you for joining us at the sugar bowl.
hugs Suzanne x

Cazro said...

This is such an adorable sweet and clever cross over card and envelope So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "ribbon & pearls” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at the Sugar Bowl. Hope to see you again.
Deborah A