Nature’s Beauty

At Digi Doodle Shop’s Best we have the theme of Nature this week. There’s the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend  at Digi Doodle Shop!!To play along hop on over to the challenge blog for full details and take a look at the beautiful inspiration by the DT.

For my card I’ve used Mother Deer and Fawn .Such a tender moment.They’re printed onto kraft card and have been coloured with water colour pencils.I’ve never tried this before and was a little worried what would happen.Apart from the card buckling a little there weren’t any other problems.It didn’t matter anyway as it laid flat once stuck down.The printer ink didn’t even though this was freshly printed.I played with my new toy,the Grand Calibur,again creating the base using Grand Nestabilities Labels 4.I used Nestabilities Labels 1 to cut out the image and the card it’s mounted onto.I didn’t want to cover the patterned paper up too much as this is from my coverted pack of Persimmon Papers by Papermania.I also thought it would tie in with the other nesties shape.I cut the tab using Labels 1,stamped the greeting then trimmed it down.I added a length of grossgrain ribbon and some die cut flowers,with threaded button centres and leaves to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Mother Deer and Fawn from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From  Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Cleary Hand Stamped box
Mediums : Water colour pencils,Archival Ink Pad Coffee Bean
Card & Paper : Kraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Papermania Persimmon Collection
Tools : Spellbinders Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 1,Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die Tattered Floral,Sizzix Bigz Beauty Bloom by Brenda Pinnick,Sizzlits Decorative Strip Elegance,Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform,Sizzix XL Cutting Pads,Big Shot
Embellishments : Grossgrain ribbon from stash,Woodware Pastel buttons,Tan waxed cord

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : February Digi Day
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Speedy the Cats Friends : Self  made flowers
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Do it with a digi 
Critter Sketch : Critter (well,there’s 2!Do deer count as critters?)
Kaboodle Doodles : Break out the ribbon stash
Woodware USA : Use ribbon/bows
Top Tip Tuesday : Frame It
Scrap Creations : Animal Antics (not sure if this is classed as antics but they’re certainly animals)
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Ribbon ( just the  ribbon)
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Tempting Texture (textured card,grossgrain ribbon,waxed cord)
Pear Tree Designs : Free for all

TFL

Lisa x

So happy together

It’s a Valentine’s theme this week at AiFactory Challenges.Great chance to make any last minute romantic projects for a loved one.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 16thFebruary 11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF067 so that we can find it easily and  leave you a comment.So stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

We also have a DT Call going on until 21st February so you still have time to apply.Full details can be found on the challenge blog.

For my card I’ve used one of the Love and Romance Digital Stamps.I wanted to keep the childlike charm of the image so I chose these colourful,fun papers and coloured the image with Promarkers,picking out  some of the colours from them.I also distressed the edges with wild abandon to recreate how when children are enthusiastic in their work and want to make something with love it often ends a little ragged around the edges.It may not be obvious in the pic but I’ve decoupaged their clothes,mounting them on thin foam tape to add dimension.I was going to add a charm originally but then decided to raid one of the kids old bead sets and found this little beauty.Perfect! 

Supplies :
Image : From Love and Romance Digital Stamps at AiFactory
Medium : Promarkers
Card & Paper : Mint green card from my stash,PP Hearts and Flowers February Download of  the Month from the Members area at Crafter’s Companion
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Decoupage scissors.Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments :Eyelets and cord from my stash,Heart bead ‘borrowed’ from a kiddies set  

Here are some challlenges this card is for :

Raise the Bar : Hearts
Sew Many Cards  : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Valentine
Do It With Digis : Romance
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Hearts
Stamp Something : February Digi Day
Allsorts : It must be love,love,love
Crazy 4 Challenges : Valentine’s Day
Ellephantastic : Distressed Love
Secret Crafter : Valentine
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Love 
ECP : Love
Little Claire’s : Anything Goes
Crafty Ho’s : Love Theme
The Crafty Pad : Love is in the air
I Did It Creations : Love is in the air
OSAAT : Do it with a digi
Sentimental Sundays : Happy Valentine’s Day (sentiment is part of the image)
Sundays With Crissy : Love
Pile It On : Bright and Breezy
Bunny Zoe’s : Love is in the air
Crazy Challenge : Lots of love
Incy Wincy : Love
Karen’s Doodles :
Paper Playtime : Use Cupid or Hearts
The Pink Elephant : Be mine Valentine
Stamp With Fun : Love 
Stamps R Us : Valentine /Love
Creative Stamp Friends : Valentine’s
Wild Orchid : Love is …
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge : Give us your heart
A Spoon Full of Sugar :Let’s see some love
Digital Tuesday : From the heart
Everybody Art : Valentine’s
Papertake Weekly : Have a Heart
Passion for Promarkers : Let there be love
Creative Card Crew : For a loved one
Crafter’s Companion : Romance
For Fun : Hearts
Paper Pretties : Use Valentine’s Day as your inspiration
The Sisterhood of Crafters : In love with Valentine’s 
Stampotique : Valentine’s or Love
Stamp Insanity : Be My Non-Traditional Valentine
Crafty Purple Frog : Valentine’s/Romance
Guylou’s Inimitability : I Heart You
Pear Tree Designs : Free for all

TFL

Lisa x