Thursday, December 13, 2012

Card Design: Designed 2 Delight December Card Challenge

In amongst the Christmas card panic I also had to get a card ready for the Designed 2 Delight free stamp of the month challenge.  This card is the one I'm going to send to Sebastian.  The image worked out perfectly for a 'get well' card.  I hope that he likes it.  To read more about the drive for cards for Sebastian you can click HERE (my post talking about him), HERE (the original story from Ginger's House), or HERE (the most recent post about his upcoming surgery).

In order to enter this challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  Their digital images are just so cute!  This is the card I'm entering.

Here are the details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

  • Image of the mouse and balloons is from Designed 2 Delight.  It is coloured using Copic(R) markersI apologize but I've been too busy to write down the colours I used.  If you really need to know, send me an email but please give me until after the holidays to answer back.  
  • Paper:  The base is from another card set from my stash that I got at Dollarama(R) awhile back; the chevron paper and the blue textured paper I used to back the image are both from the Recollections(R) Bright & Basic paper pad and are also part of my stash.  These are some of the first items I got when starting out so they definitely qualify as old.
  • I cut the tag out from hand after printing it on basic white paper from Michaels.  Both the outside and inside sentiments are my own.  I also created the little heart balloon digi on the inside.  I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out.  I do have to apologize for the way the inside looks.  I hadn't planned out the card well enough and went with a different direction than my original vision.  Therefore, the inside piece was actually meant to fit a vertical card and would have looked much better if it had but I wasn't about to waste the piece and reprint it so it is what it is.
  • Since I've entered a challenge that requires I use something shiny and/or sparkle, the three blue embelishments on the top left side are made from metal (sorry, I know it is hard to see but cross my heart, they really are metallic).  Also the ribbon used (sorry the name is downstairs) is a silver metalic ribbon so it sparkles too.  This is a ribbon that my mom had for years before handing it down to me so it to is definitely old.
  • One of the challenges is a colour throwdown.  I couldn't believe my luck when I was looking for challenges and came across this throwdown.  This is the first colour challenge where I actually had something that fit into the colour scheme displayed. 
Including the Designed 2 Delight Balloon Bouquet Digital Stamp Challenge, I have entered this card into the following other challenges: 
I was really surprised that more people haven't entered the Designed 2 Delight challenge.  Last month there were over 50 entries and this month, at the time I entered, there were only 15 entries.  I can't believe that anyone who already had the image would give up the opportunity to get the next month's incredible design for free.  Oh well, I guess those people were just too busy this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave some love if you have the time.

Until next time,


Karen Letchworth said...

Lisa: That sweet little mouse is just ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing this darling card with us at Word Art Wednesday, and please come back to play along with us real soon. We love seeing your sweet art, and look forward to seeing more from you. Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday

Mei said...

Love the image and sentiments! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Come visit my blog at for a chance to win a $15 voucher giveaway to my online store :)


Pia S said...

The chevron patterned paper makes a great background for this card. The image is so fun and sweet, and you've colored it in beautiful colors. I like the inside too. A sweet get well card - spotted it on MIM.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a cute image and I love what you done with it. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Janice said...

Really cute - would make anyone feel better when they got this beauty! Saw it on MiM & loved it, Jx

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable! I love that mouse digi and how you colored it and the sparkly balloons! Thanks for joining us for the December Anything Goes Challenge at Digi Haven!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

mixamatoasties said...

Such a sweet card.

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week.


Unknown said...

Such a cute cheery card design with fab colours. ideal for a get well card.

Thank you for joining us at Whoospie Daisy this week.

Mynn xx said...

Another darling card! LOVE your image! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! :)

Unknown said...

Great card to cheer someone up. :) Thanks for joining our linky party at Make It Monday.

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Another wonderful card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven. Be sure to check back Jan. 4th as well for our GRAND Re-Opening Celebration. ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

craftygranny said...

This is gorgeous and lovely image and thanks for sharing at Artistic Inspirations . Hugs trisha x DT

Amanda Phillips said...

Lovin your colorful balloons. Thank you foroining us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Ardilla said...

What a beautiful card, love the colors and the layout.
Thanks for playing with us at Digi Makeover challenge this week :)

Gemiel said...

What a cute card!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

nanetteyf said...

very nice and cheerful, :) thanks for joining us at inky impressions good luck in the draw!

Margreet said...

This is just gorgeous...thanks for sharing with Inky Impressions!
xxx Margreet

Imke said...

Great idea to use this image for a Get well card ! It looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us @ Designed2Delight.

Shanna Shands said...

Fun colors. Great card. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions.

Crea-Sandra said...

What a lovely card, with a great image! Love the colors too!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
Hugs xx Sandra

Karen said...

What a cheery get well card. Lovin' those chevrons and this image is adorable, with great coloring. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

Unknown said...

G'day Lisa, your get well card with the cute little mouse is sure to cheer any one up. I do like how you done the inside of the card as well.
Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
Best Wishes for the New Year!
*Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

Ellis said...

Lovely card and great colors! =)
Thanks for joining us at Vickie's challenge!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Sharon said...

Lisa, you have won my digi from Vickie's Challenge, if you could email me I will send it to you. Please put Vickies Challenge in the subject line.