Saturday, August 29, 2015

It's THAT Time again!!

Yup, it's that time again... time for a new challenge at Di's Digis Challenge Blog... what an easy theme we have this time around; "Use a Sentiment" - told ya, EASY :-))  I made a card for my Mum's birthday, here it is!
 My Mum likes a CAS sort of look, you don't really get a lot more CAS than this, it does let the cuter than cute image (Cherry Cake Mice, available at here) stand out, and means my new Memory Box Happy Birthday die doesn't get lost either, so all good :-)
The image is coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils - and LASHINGS of Ranger's Glossy Accents on the cherries.  I used a punch (Fiskars I think) for the flower and cut the back off a pearl button for the centre.  My Mum got me the button she likes to see her finds used, so she's happy to get it back!The background paper is a tissue type, with raised metallic dots, I stuck it to the white card the base is made of, I've used the same paper backed up with different colours and it's amazing how different the look is then.  The corrugated foil card was in fact silver, I coloured it to match one of the colours of the dots with a RV Copic... it was a bit too bright to I "washed" it off with some alcohol - it looks okay IRL, the photo has grabbed the faults - seems to be the case always doesn't it?
I embossed some blue pearl paper with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots folder, then cut the largest mat from it with a Lifestyle Crafts Circle die... the increments are quite small between each of these dies (there's 21 in the set) so you can get quite a small mat - like the pink mat is to the image mat or miss an increment and get a slightly bigger difference like between the blue and pink mats.
I've finished the inside of the card with the same layout and elements as the front... as usual, lol.  
That's it!  Hope you get time to pop over to the Challenge blog and check out the rest of the team's work, if you get a chance enter the challenge.. great prize on offer as always - this time from Craftin' Desert Divas, and as always if you use one of Di's cute images you go into an extra draw, woohoo!!
I'd like to enter my little card (not that little actually... it's 18cm or 7" square, lol) in the following challenges 
As You Like It Favourite Layout and Why (I like any "basic" layout... and I SO prefer symmetry, lol)  
Paper Creator Crafts Dies or Punches   
Great Impressions Add a Sentiment (and how!) 
Papertake Weekly Colour: Lilac, Purple or Blue (Think I got them all!)  
OSAAT Anything Goes with Four Legged Friends 
Send a Smile for Kids Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes 
Bizzy Becs Anything Goes 
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes 
Cute As A Button Anything Goes 
Art by Miran Anything Goes 
Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Anything Goes 
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craftfroom  Freestyle
On a personal note, I'd like to thank all you kind people that left messages of support for our recent bereavement, cyber hugs are hugs just the same and I really appreciate that you took the time to leave some love.
Bradley's funeral was on Monday, it was ... okay.  It really hit home the impact his lifestyle has had: The saddest thing, and most telling thing about the day was that ONLY family attended, there's plenty of us (it went out as far as second cousins, so was well attended) but not one friend was there.  No-one, not even the head of the hostel he was living in.  It proves, as if proof were ever needed, that when you're a drug addict (or even an ex addict, like Brad) you don't have friends.... not in the real sense.  At best you are around people who are in the same situation as you.  Beyond sad.  
I'm glad to be moving on.  
Anyway that's it for today, I'll be back on Tuesday with another DT make, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Mynn xx said...

Oh, Donna!!! TOTALLY darling! I love your coloring--and the added glossy accents! Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Kelly Schelske said...

I love the way you have done the sentiment Donna, this card is fabulous! I love the inside too!

Kelly-DT sister from Di's Digis

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is gorgeous! I love the sweet image and wonderful colouring too :)

Carla's Cards said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for sharing at Cute As A Button!

Anonymous said...

Love how you did the word "happy" and I'll definitely be copying that!

MaxiBelle Studio said...

such a vibrant image against the CAS background. Love the cherries! Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #39.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna, a lovely image beautifully coloured and brilliant design too.
Lorraine x

Lillian A said...

An adorable image and colored up beautifully. I like that the main focus is on the image and not filled up with embellishments. Just darned cute !! Saw your entry at SAS4Kids and had to take a closer look - and was not disappointed!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!! This is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is AMAZING...thank you for sharing your creativity and imspiring me to try this adorable image :-) Hope all is well. Dee

Brenda said...

Donna, you are so right about this layout, it is perfect for this image! Wonderful coloring, cute image! Thank you for joining us at AYLI Challenge! Brenda

NGCARDS said...

A great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Adorable card Donna! I love that sweet image. Your coloring is fabulous. I love everything about this card! The Happy Birthday is so elegant. I am sure your mum will love this card.

I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if not already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

Jacee said...

So very sweet Donna, a really lovely card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Sall said...

This is absolutely perfect and gorgeous all in one go. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Donna! The image is adorable and so beautifully coloured & I absolutely love the dotty paper.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

alethea said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Craft our Passion. HUgsxx

Unknown said...

OMG ... such a super sweet card! Love the background and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining our Add a Sentiment Stamp Challenge at Great Impressions.
Ruza ~ GI Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

chrissy xx said...

Yummy! Your cherries look good enough to eat..Such a cutie of a stamp and I LOve your MB die.

Cara said...

so cute! I bet your mother loves this! Truly a "Happy" card ... Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
TTCRD Challenge Blog
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Jo said...

Adorable....such a cute image! Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck.
hugs Jo x

Mojca said...

Oh my this really looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca