Sunday 27 February 2011

First DT card, and a new challenge starts today

Hello everyone. This is quite an exciting Sunday, as it's the very first challenge over at Melly's new blog, Dream Valley Challenges, where myself and the other girls are showing our first DT cards!! 

This week it's a nice, easy challenge for you all to whet your appetites and get started: Anything Goes. Which means that whatever you are working on right now will surely fit the bill, so why not enter?

The challenges will be fortnightly, every other Sunday, but this first challenge will run for ONE WEEK to get us all started. I hope you'll join in, it'll be fun and you never know you might win a prize.

Speaking of prizes, Melly herself is providing them this week, and there are definitely worth winning!
Anyway, on to my DT card.  I used a freebie digi image from Digital Two For Tuesday, coloured in copics as usual, and just went to town with the flowers and lots of glitter, with some punched leaves amongst the flowers.  I also added punched borders down the left side, 3 layers of them. It seemed a nice idea to use some fresh spring colours of yellow, green and blue as they suited the image. Sorry about the photos, it's really hard to get decent light levels so they are a bit grainy.

Image: freebie from Digital Two For Tuesday
Colouring: Copics Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y21; YG06, YG11, YG63, YG67; B000; C1, C3, N4, N6, N8; W3, W5, W7
DP: Prima, Annalee
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Computer-printed sentiment, everything else from stash

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Fairies plus use 2 punches
Crafty Purple Frog: A Touch of Magic
Lexi's Creations: Flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar: Birthday Wishes
Top Tip Tuesday: Bling it On
Tuesday Throwdown: 3D
Creative Card Crew: Fantasy
One Stop Craft Challenge: Spring Flowers
Crafts & Me: Time to spread your wings
Digital Tuesday: punches
Crafty Creations: At the bottom of my garden lives...... (a fairy!)
Little Claire: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Glittery

Maybe I'll see some of you in the challenge. Have a good day everyone.

Carole x


Renkata said...

Wow Carol, Congrats dear.
Your first card as DT member is sensational, such a great colouring and layout.

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Carole....firstly congrats on being asked to be on the DT.
Love your card your fairly is lovely and has a sweet face and love the soft sutble colours your have used.


melsanford said...

Oh gorgeous! Beautiful soft colours and those flowers are lovely :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jennie said...

Loved your teaser segments hehe! Wowee how fabby is your card with all those beautiful blooms :)


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Carole,you will be an asset to this new

chrissy xx said...

Your on a roll now!!! This is Brilliant Carole.
LOve these colours and LOve your image.
Off to look at the new blog NOW!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, and what a fabulous image. xx

Kendra said...

Such a sweet image! Love the punched layers and the flowers!

Susie said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the image, the colours, the punches and the gorgeous flowers! Susie x

Khristen said...

The layered borders and pearl accents in the flowers make this such an elegant card!

MagsB said...

Carole, this is so pretty! I love the dimensional lacy effect of the doily punches, and the image is lovely!

luv, Mags x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Carole and such a pretty image too, Love the dp's and fab border punch ~ one of my faves :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card! I love the shimmer of you DP and fantastic coloring and layering! I'm off to see if I can get this image for myself!


Lin said...

Carole how soft, romantic and completely gorgeous is this!

Lin xx

Jami said...

Beautiful!!!! I just love that cluster of flowers and the layers of punched lace... Congrats on the new DT!!!

Janette said...

Hi Carole, really gorgeous card, so love the layout and all your little details...will pop over and have alook at the

Woman of Many Thoughts said...

So pretty! I love the layered lacy punched paper. Very creative!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your DT post Carole. Gorgeous card. Sue x

Mel said...

Oh Carole
its just stunning! Love it! The image is coloured beautifully and love your papers!!
It's so exciting!!
Already 7 people entered hee
Hugs Melly xxx

Fiona said...

beautiful the image and your flower is just awesome!!


Lynne in NI said...

Oh she's such a pretty little fairy ... love your punched edges and gorgeous flowers too!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Carole, such a beautiful card, I love everything about it,
Kevin xx

China said...

Wow this is a real stunner. Love the arrangement and punched edges on the side which really compliments that lovely fairy image. As always great colouring. Well done Carole!

China said...

Massive congratulations on your being part of the design team. Gud on you kiddo:)

Jackie said...

Oh wow Carole, what a wonderful first DT card, I love the soft colours :o)
Jackie xx

Alex said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the award you gave me I also have something for you on my blog if you want it...
Love, Alex

Mel said...

Hee Carole
Me again! You know how much I just loveeeeeee this! Everything about it is lovely!
thanks for joining Crafty Cardmakers this time!
Hugs Melly xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Carole, I wish all the members of the Dream Valley Design Team all the very best with their new challenge blog. I will try to take part as often as I can. You have started the Design Team role off with a gorgeous card. I have become a follower as I love to look at other crafty people's blogs but I also struggle with CFS/ME for 6+ years. Best wishes, kym xxx

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's 3D challenge!


Chris said...

WOW, very pretty! love the lacey border and the flowers.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Teresa said...

Its a stunning card Carole and congrats on the DT job you are perfect for it. Wishing you lots of luck with all your challenges, not that you need it. Hugs Teresa xx

Shree's Blog said...

Wow this is Totally Stunning and thanks for the info on the challenge, glad to join you all, lol

Teresa said...

Hello Carole, Hope I'm not being cheeky here I just wondered are we allowed to add more than one card to the Dream valley challenge? Could you let me know please. If we can't thats ok. Thank you. Teresa xx

HelenR said...

Great card- such detail! Thank you for joining us for Little Claire's very challenge! :) x

Agnieszka M said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at CCC this week and good luck!

Shelley said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for playing at OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

tiggertastic said...

this is so pretty, love your style of papercrafting

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! The image is sooo pretty with your beautiful coloring and your eye for color and details is do such Fabulous work, Carole!!!!

Paddington fan said...

Such a pretty card, lovely image, soft colours and great flowers! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our flower challenge, good luck, love Jacky x

Cathy Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!


Julie said...

Beautiful card, Cobbly!!! Your image is beautiful, your colouring is beautiful and your flowers are b... blooming gorgeous!! Well done on your DT post - they lucky to have you!! Juliexxx

Anne said...

Congrats on your DT membership for the dream vally.. this card is exceptional.. i love the flowers and your fairy is nicely colored .. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and your answer helped me decide that I will place the challenges both in the post and just below it.. for the DT's ... -anne-

Rachel x said...

Hi Carole :)
Have just come accross one of your cards in the DC gallery and it reminded me that I never got around to leaving a comment after your comment on my challenge card the other day- blame that lovely M.E. brainfog and then my browser crashing and losing my open tabs!! ;S
Anyway, thank you for your lovely comment :) Your card is lovely- so pretty and perfect colours for this time of year!! :)
I've been looking through your blog and will be back to see more and to read the colouring tuts again as your colouring is amazing!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards darling!! Your attention to detail is fantastic!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck in the draw too ;o))