Sunday, 7 August 2011

Today's the day!

Hi everyone, I have a bit of exciting news to share with you at last......I am one of the new DT members at Sundays With Crissy! I was so happy that Crissy asked me, not only because I had just discovered her images not long ago and loved using them, but because that challenge is one that I always looked up to see what the current theme was and loved entering it. I won her Artist Choice Award a couple of times too, so all in all this is great for me. I've had to keep a lid on it till now, but as today is my first DT post I can shout about it at last, he he.

This challenge is slightly different in that the Design Team showcase their cards throughout the month rather than all together when the challenge is announced. So if you drop in to Sundays With Crissy regularly, you'll see more cards uploaded every few days. I'll be posting early each month.

So the theme for this month's challenge is K.I.S.S. which stands for Keep It Simple Stamper. We'd like you to keep your card as simple as possible, something which is more of a challenge for some of us than others!


For my DT card, I used this fabulous image by Crissy Armstrong called Dance of Love. I pictured this very brightly coloured, so I chose a bright paper to go with it, and kept the design very simple.....just the image, a couple of nestie circles to frame it, a strip of black pleated ribbon with some green ribbon on top, and a couple of chipboard corners that I coloured with copic ink, with gem hearts mounted on them.



Image: Dance of Love, by Crissy Armstrong
Colouring: Copic markers
DP: Memory Box, Brioche
Lasercut chipboards corners by Make It Crafty
Other: Nestabilities Lacey Circles
Black pleated ribbon, green ribbon and pink gem hearts from stash


I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Red as the main colour
Fabulous Friday - use colouring on your project
Sir Stampalot - Whatever you fancy
Sketch & Stash - My stash: brand new chipboard corners, and old old really old gem hearts found in a box in my craft box. Green ribbon is also an oddment that has been lurking unused for a long time.
Stamp Something - Use a digi

 I hope you like my card - don't forget to visit the main challenge blog again throughout the month to see more inspiration from the Design Team.


Happy crafting!



41 comments:

Doreen said...

Congratulations Carole on the DT. Your card is gorgeous.xxx

Janette said...

Hi Carole, I am so pleased for you, many congrats, well deserved though, I must say that, your colouring alone is a work of art hun, any DT is lucky to have you in my opinion....I adore this card, fab image,will go and have a looksie at this blog...xxxxxx

Vicky said...

Wow Carole...I'm so pleased for you hun..and your card is so beautiful too...

hugs Vicky xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Great job with your first posts Carole!!! Your card is gorgeous--beautifully colored and laid out!! Love the paper too!! Welcome aboard!!!!
Hugs,
Sarah :o)

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Carole - well congrats are in order but I'm not surprised you have been asked as your cards are fabulous....always beautifully coloured too.

Anne

Crissy Armstrong said...

Fantastic, Carole! Eye candy, that's what this is. :-) I love your colouring and the dotty background. And the shading you achieve is always so life-like. Beautiful!!!

angelwhispers said...

Well done Carole and your first DT card is just magical!!! Love it Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Carole, and congrats. Sue x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This is exciting news Carole!! Congratulations You will cetainly by a Brilliant DT Member! LOve your card! LOve your colours! LOve your image! LOve everything!!
Chrissyxx

Michelle said...

So beautiful Carole! Wow your coloring is fantastic!

Susie said...

A beautifully coloured image and gorgeous card! Congratulations on your new DT position too! Susie x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, how exciting for you ... CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful card, fabulously coloured (as usual!)

coldwaters2 said...

Carole this is excellent news I am so pleased for you congratulations and what a beautiful card that image is stunning so is the paper and design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mary Lou said...

WOWWIE dear Carole~~this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Your coloring is superb and I want to welcome you (arms wide open for a bigggg huggg):)
I have seen your work before and truly admire your style!! You will be wonderful here and I do know you will love it!! Congrats on your first post and now you are a pro LOL By the way your card is STUNNING!!!!
God Bless

Judie said...

Great one Carole, beautiful. Congrats!!!

Judie

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news and thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at the Sir Stampalot challenge.
Clare x

Janette said...

Hi Carole, Can you e-mail me, the addy is on my blog, have looked for a contact on yours and can't find it anywhere..lol...xxx

xGemmax said...

Absolutely gorgeous card hunni & soooo beautifully coloured too...Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash :D

Congrats on you fabbie news too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - such a fab image! I love how you've coloured it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Renkata said...

Congrats dear!
SO happy for you!

~@ngie~ said...

this is stunning... I love the carousel horse & the papers are gorgeous too... so bright & vibrant :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck ;o)

Angie xXx

Craftilicious said...

Congrats Carole :-D

Melly said...

Woohoo! Go YOU!!
Well done sweetie, you so deserve it!
Adore the card! The colours are beautiful!
Hugs M xxx

jackid said...

Carole congrats on your DT post your card is stunning and I love the image I find the clean and simple cards very hard to do I want to keep adding more and more lol anyway can you pop over to my blog and go to the post titled "a Nnew award" it's just to say thanks for being a brilliant regular follower
Jacki xx

Angela said...

Congratulations Carole on making this awesome DT! Your card is lovely! I love this image! hugs, Angela

Lori Apgar said...

OMGorgeous!! Love the carousel horse!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Carole....they are sooo lucky to have you on their team!!!!! Your carousel horse is spectacular....white images are so hard for me but you made this pop off the screen!!!! The black mane and tail are shaded to perfection and I LOOOVE how you created the background!!!! I have been practicing that technique and have used it on a few cards....I wish I could see you do it in real life!!! I guess I'll just have to pack up my copics and head to England...LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful card, such fab colours too
Shree

Jackie said...

Superb card, congratulations :o)
Jackie xx

jeanie g said...

So sorry I've been absent Carole lovely to see your beautiful work again. Congratulations on your new DT post. They're lucky to have you. I'll try and email you later. xx

melshappyscrappyplace said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)
Melissa

Hazel said...

Carole - CONGRATULATIONS on your DT post - well done you. Your card is just stunning. I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

uksharon said...

Fabulous work Carole as always. Your work is outstanding.
Looking forward to getting to know you more.
Best wishes, Sharon

brenda said...

Super work Carole.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot and Allsorts challenges.

B x

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Sally H said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Joanne said...

CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! Very well deserved - your creations are always a work of art! Have fun! I really love your first DT card, the colors are so bright and cheerful, SUPER job!!! Big hugs, J:)

Mags said...

Congratulations!

The card is fabulous - I love the carousel horse, and he looks so good against that gorgeous red paper!

luv, Mags x

Niki Estes said...

Carole, this is so pretty! Your coloring is just amazing!