Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time to Use Two or More Dies

New challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog (yup, another fortnight has WHIZZED by, lol), the theme is "Use Two or More Dies".  I've made a card for a Christening/Baptism
The image is called "Christening Day, Girl" ("Boy" is available too, of course) and it's available here
I took my colouring with me when we went away for a few days last week and I had great plans to colour up a bunch of images... of course when we got down to Margaret River I realized  I'd left my Copics at home - I'd remembered my refills, but not the pens, duh!  I had taken my pencils and solvent so I did get a few images coloured with them, this is one of them; it's not often I use only pencils, but I'm reasonably happy with the ones I did... even this one :-)
I always use coloured card for matting, so this was a bit of a departure... I used a really nice quality paper to cover the base of the card, I think it made a nice backdrop for the patterned paper; the paper on the top half of the card is from Starfish Lane (so of course it's really lush IRL, even though it doesnt' show on the pic) and the bottom half is from Kaisercraft - could be the Vintage Timeless collection, may not be, lol.
The diecuts are all made using cream pearl cardstock - it looks nice in real life, but hard to capture in photos

Now, the all important - for a dies challenge - are; Spellbinders Floral Oval for the image mat (actually I made a frame with the image panel glued behind it), Memory Box Magic Flourish to the right of the image and MFT Crochet border for the "lace" across the centre (I think it goes really well with the Floral oval)  The rhinestone and pearl embellishment was sourced from a Wedding supplies place on the internet.
The sentiment is from Craftworks Cards, I may change it for a personalized one when I need the card, I attached it with a pearl brad from my stash.  The pearl "string" - actually it's a thread of sticky backed pearls - is also from my stash... sadly these are the last I had, I'll have to get more SOMEWHERE, they're so easy to use!
As always I've used elements and papers from the front of the card on the inside, sorry about the quality (or lack thereof!) of some of today's pics... some  were taken with my photo tent, the paper didn't like the lighting, or the lights didn't like the paper!
Well that's about it for today's card, a little different in style for me, it was a nice chance to crack out some of my favourite dies... at which point I found all my "new" dies, it's already practically March and I haven't cut one thing with the dies I got for Christmas, even though I've made a few cards over the last couple of weeks, must try harder, lol.
I will be entering the following challenges: 
Cute As A Button Shabby Chic
Inky Chicks Ribbon and/or Lace
Great Impressions Any Celebration
The Paper Shelter Animal Magic
Little Red Wagon Furry Friends
Aud Sentiments Cute + a Sentiment
Creatalicious Challenges Favourite Colour Combo
Hanna and Friends Favourite Stamp
Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, it'll give you a chance to dust off those dies :-)  There's a great prize on offer as always, from the fabulous Crafty Ribbons this time around, and (again as always) don't forget that if you use one of Di's awesome digis, or a Candibean rubber stamp if rubber is your thang, you get extra opportunities to win, yeehaw!!
I'll be back in a couple of days with my Crafty Hazelnut's DT card, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


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

Stunning!! Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful card. Beautiful coloring and beautiful papers and dies. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia

Jingle said...

Oh, how sweet is this?! Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with Anything Goes on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna, I love the cute image and all those pretty details
Lorraine x said...

Hi Donna, compliments on your beautiful card. I love your colouring and the beautiful dies and embellishments you've used to make the card complete.
Thank you for joining us at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

Unknown said...

This is very cute AND pretty. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is adorable - I love the oval diecut! Thanks for entering our Stella Says Sketch challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw. I hope we see a lot more of your lovely creations.
Jen Leeflang

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is so precious! someone is going to be thrilled to receive it. :)

Thanks so much for joining our 'Cute + A Sentiment' challenge at the Aud Sentiments blog! :)

Pat K said...

Beautiful christening card Donna. Your pencil colouring is lovely on this adorable image. Great design as always. Hope you are keeping well. hugs, Pat K xx

andree said...

Gorgeous card and some fab dies which give a really great finish. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Mynn xx said...

What a sweet creation! I LOVE the soft colors you used--and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a lovely card! That image is precious and your coloring is beautiful. Love the stained glass window! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

JanR said...

So cute! I'm loving all the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

MIE(Mieko) said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx

Michelle said...

A very precious and adorble card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck, Michelle

Sternenglanz said...

oh wow! your card is so sweet!!Thank you for joining us at the hanna and friends challenge.

x Sternenglanz

Mandy LaCroix said...

Wow. Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

Leah said...

So sweet! Lovely coloring and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Aurelia Aurora said...

Arrgghh cuteness overloaded... Love the cute image, your colouring and also the elegant design.. Thank you so sharing your gorgeous project with us at Artbymiran Challenge #52.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw.. :D


Tindaloo said...

Gorgeous card and great details! :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & Welcome back!
DT Tindaloo