Sunday, March 13, 2016

Layer It Up

Time for a new challenge at Di's Digis... the theme this time is "Layer It Up", no challenge at all really; I love adding a few layers even if I don't add a lot in the way of embellishments.  I thought I'd add another baby card to my collection, here it is
The image I've used is called  "Cute Cradle" and it's available here.  This is one of the images I coloured when we were "Down South" recently, as i had left my Copics at home it's coloured completely with Prismacolor pencils... I'm getting happier with the results I'm getting with my pencils - and as I've got another half a dozen ready coloured you may be seeing more in the near future.  Then again I've got LOAD of cards in my drafts so they may get an airing first.
I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, I don't "do" asymmetrical as a rule, this is the closest I get, lol.
The theme for this challenge is "Layers", and I've got plenty on here; the cardstock is from my stash, it has a lovely texture.  The papers are all Kaisercraft, from various pads.  I love embossing - the dry variety! - I think it adds interest without the "noise" that another pattern would bring.  I used a swirls folder on the background paper and the purple feature panel... it embosses really well... a little TOO well, it practically cut through this paper, card would be better as it is sturdier!
I used my newest acquisition to cut the mats with those gorgeous borders; this was the Sue Wilson Mini Gemini "Aquila" die... actually it's a set of three dies, very clever as you can cut into the border, have the border as an "outie" (like I have for the mats on the front) or cut the whole shape out to use as a die cut... like I have on the inside of my card.
The flowers were cut with the textured card using a Joy Crafts die, the centres are from the batch of melted pony beads I made a while back.
I just found the "baby girl" embellishments in my LSS, I found "baby boy" as well so of course two packets (well four actually, pink and blue versions of each) found their way into my little basket.  These were actually much paler so I used a RV Copic to match them up with my papers... I thought I'd lose the sparkle on them by colouring them over, but they still sparkle nicely
That's it for my card today, really quite simple, layering isn't difficult - hope to see your efforts in the challenge.  Pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the team's work, we've got some new team members so there's a real variety of inspiration there for sure!  There's a fab prize on offer from Magnolia-licious, and don't forget if you use one of Di's cute digis, or one of the Candi-Bean rubber stamps you get to go in an extra draw with an additional prize of two digis, Woo HOO!!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges: 

Clear It Out Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Paper more than a year old (try more than 5 years old, lol)
As You Like It Favourite Type of Embossing and Why (Dry, less mess, more user-friendly!)
Moving Along With The Times Purple Haze
4 Crafty Chicks 7 Layers (I have 7 plus embellishments)
OSAAT Fancy Borders
Card Mania Challenges Polka Dots and/or Stripes 
Whimsy Inspirations ChallengeHanna and FriendsSimply PapercraftsCreative FingersArt by MiranLi'l Patch of Crafty FriendsCraft Your Passion and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes

I really hope to be back in a few days with something from my drafts; I have been adding regularly to it and not getting the opportunity to get anything OUT, it's getting a little crowded in there.  

That said, my nephew is getting married on Friday and I have to get their card made, my sister (his Mum) is up from the country for the week so we "do" stuff while she's up and hubby has got a super quiet week at work, more stuff lol... along with the twins' 3rd birthday (yup, 3... where did THAT three years go huh?) coming up in two weeks with a cake to consider, I'm not sure how much time blogging is going to get!!
Either way, until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Janice said...

Hi Dee, lovely card, good luck with the MAWTT challenge. Janice DT MAWTT.

Craftyrose said...

Love the layout and the colours you have chosen to colour your image. Hugs.xx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Wendy L said...

This is so sweet, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very cute. I love the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Wanda said...

Beautiful baby card! Love the colors you've used.

Debbie said...

Sooo adorable!! I love the embossing and die cuts! Perfect BG to highlight this sweet image!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Awww - very sweet baby card. Thank you joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Zw@@n said...

Super cute card, Donna. That image is cute and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Aurelia Aurora said...

Lovely card for baby girl.. love the cute image and layout.. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #29.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw.. <3 :D


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

So sweet Donna! Love this sweet image and your dies are fabulous. Great card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!! I hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a Gorgeous creation and fits perfectly with our theme at OSAAT for fancy borders. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck. Nikki DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.
DT for Creative Fingers Link Up!
Granmargaret’s cards ‘n’ stuff – My personal Blog!

Carla's Cards said...

So sweet, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

Wishcraft said...

Super cute image and a very pretty card :o) Eek, I remember the twins being born, how on earth can they be 3 already?! Hugs, Lisa x

Kajcyika said...

The image is really cute and your coloring is perfect :)
Thanks for sharing it at Card mania! :) xx Kaja

Emma said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at Art by Miran Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Glittertastic said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us at Simply Papercraft

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

scrapfantazje said...

Nice design and colours:)
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge
Marzena DT

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