Monday, January 07, 2013

Card Design: Love To Create Challenge #47

Isn't it funny that my first two DT gigs are both for blogs having their 47th challenge?  Things that make you say hmmmm......

I am super exicited to be a Guest Designer over at the Love to Create Challenge this week.  I was thrilled when Joann asked me if I'd be interested.  I had put in a request back towards the end of December.  While I wasn't sure I'd be asked at all, I certainly never thought it would be this soon!  However, it all worked out perfectly.  I had a birthday card to create for twin cousins celebrating their second birthday on Jan 4th, and with an adorable stamp from one of the sponsors, QKR Stampede, I was all set to go.

I encourage you to go over and enter this week's challenge where the theme is "Winter Wonderland".  

There are two fabulous prizes to be won this week from our two generous sponsors.

Here is the front of the card I've chosen to showcase...

Here is the inside...

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
  • Digital stamp of the two little boys on the sled is from our sponsor QKR Stampede It is coloured using Copic(R) markers.  SledC1, C3, C5 (runners); R22, R24, R29 (seat).  Boy 1:  B00, B02, B05 (jacket);B02, B05 (snow pants); Y13, Y15 and Y17 (scarf, mitts, hat).  Boy 2:  G00, G02, G05 (jacket); G02, G05 (snow pants); R20, R22, R24 (scarf, mitts, hat).  Common areas on boys:  C3, C5, C7 (boots); E000, E00, E02 (faces).
  • The first part of the inside sentiment is one I created but the actual 'Happy Birthday' is also a digital stamp from QKR.  Both are printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper.
  •  Paper:  The card base is from a card set from my stash that I got at Dollarama(R) awhile back; the background blue and white with the snowflakes paper is from Recollection's Signature Collection called Festivus purchased at Michael's; the dark blue shimmery paper I used to back the image (ie. shadow) are Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
  • One of the challenges is 'new something' including using something new on your creation. My something new is the digi stamp which was acquired new specifically for this project.  The snowflakes are also pretty new, they were just bought towards the end of December; however, they may not be considered new enough to qualify. 
  • One of the challenges is 'Old and New' meaning to use something old and something new on your entry.  So, as mentioned in the above point, my something new is the digi stamp and possibly the snowflakes (depending on your version of new).  The something old part is well basically everything else.  The dark blue shimmer paper is probably the oldest and was purchased several months ago. 
    Challenges I will be entering the card into: 
    There is the chance that I may add more to this list at a later time.

    Well, I've survived my first post as a GDT member.  I hope I did the Love to Create Challenge Blog proud. 

    I apologize if there are any formatting issues.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.

     Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave some love if you have the time.

    Until next time,


    Crafting Vicky said...

    Fabulous birthday card! So fun! Congrats on the GDT spot!!!!

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    Shea said...

    Well look at you, a GDT already! You did a great job! I was updating my Monday challenges and was delighted to see you as the GDT at Love to Create! Way to go, and congratulations!! Very cute card, too - your coloring skills are excellent!

    Unknown said...

    Wow can you ever color Lisa!!! I have been trying for months and sadly I am not catching on too well, they are not horrible , they are just not right, lol...being a digital artist and wanting to make cards with my digital on it is proving to be a real challenge for me.... How busy are you? hahahaha..I would soooooooooo love you to color a card for me..I have a digital in mind that hasn't been published yet, I can send it to you! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ... I am so bad aren't I ? I am so in love with the card you did and thanks for sharing what you used! Hugs

    Desire Fourie said...

    Lisa this is such a fun card. Love the colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    Anonymous said...

    Lisa, what a fun and fab card! You're awesome! Thanks for playing along with the stamping chef

    Stephanie said...

    Adorable. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

    happyglitzygirl said...

    This is gorgeous, love the colouring, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

    Smookiedo Crafts said...

    Beautiful card!! I have to agree with the others, your coloring skills are amazing! Congratulations!! I do believe that you have a lot to offer being a part of a GDT!! Lots of luck with your challenges!! Been following you for a while now and you are just growing by leaps and bounds!! Keep up the wonderful work!!

    Cindy van Oorschot said...

    Hi Lisa, glad you hopped over to our Come and Get It Challenge blog. I'm Cindy from Aurora, ON. Great to always meet another Canadian Crafter. If you looking to get a jump start on the Christmas Cards come join us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge tomorrow.

    Lori said...

    This is SO cute! What a sweet image and I love the paper and snowflakes! Thanks for playing along at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please join us again.
    Bugaboo DT

    Bernardine Cuttino said...

    Beautiful birthday simply a sweet card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

    Unknown said...

    A very fun card with the message clear as a bell.The twins will love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

    Bubleeing Colors said... wonderful........... Love how you've colored the image & all the little extras that you've added to your creation..........Just beautiful ~ Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude!!!!

    ( ATC's With Attitude DT)

    Unknown said...

    Wow super Birthday design I love it.Thanks for joining in this week.

    Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

    Heather said...

    Such a fabulous fun card, great colouring of that adorable image. Your a sweet sentiment - perfect!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much to joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

    Karen Letchworth said...

    This is such a fun and uplifting card - it really makes me want to go sledding (which I haven't done in YEARS!) Thanks for sharing this with us in our challenge this week, and I really hope you will come back again soon to join us and share your sweet art with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

    Chriss America Real said...

    This card is great! I love the color combinations that you used! Thanks for playing along with Jen's Digi Girls this week!

    DT- Jen's Digi Stamps

    Pia S said...

    What a cool winter themed b-day card!

    Sarah J Moerman said...

    What a fun winter card! Great image and I love the matching sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

    Unknown said...

    Thanks for entering the Eclectic Ellapu blog challenge!

    Sue - aka Olive Reedfilter (fairy name) said...

    This is adorable. Love, love, love your cards. Hugs, Sue

    Tina said...

    adorable such a cute image

    thanks for sharing at jens digi stamps


    Mian said...

    Congrats to the GDT at Love to Create! This is one fabulous winter card, love the image and the design is great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

    PaperDaisies said...

    Fabulous card. Love your sentiment. It matches your adorable image perfectly. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

    Carol Ric said...

    Super cute image and the sentiment is great. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

    Jane said...

    Lovely card Lisa, thanks for playing along with us at Without Words.

    Lisa Minckler said...

    Terrific birthday card for twins and that sentiment is PERFECTLY fitting! Congratulations to you on your GDT spot too.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    The other one, Lisa xx

    Deonna B said...

    Fantastic card and it looks like so much fun! thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.

    Chana Malkah said...

    Hi, Lisa! I love your project! The image is adorable and you have colored it beautifully! Thanks so much for paying us a visit at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will become a regular in the Neighborhood.

    Claire said...

    Gorgeous card, that image is adorable! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week and good luck in the draw
    Claire xx

    craftygranny said...

    wow this is gorgeous . Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

    Unknown said...

    grate colouring nice card, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

    Julie said...

    Great card! It's just perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!


    Julie x

    Sandy said...

    Such a cute image and your colouring is wonderful - congrats on the GD spot. Well deserved,
    Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Gingerloft and we hope to see you for the next one too.
    DT Member

    Squirrel x said...

    Just gorgeous hun, your colourwork is fab on this happy wintery card! Thank you so much for joining us at Without Words for our January challenge. Hugs, Squirrel xx

    Faye said...

    Hello. Your card and colors are Beautiful. I saw this on MIM .Faye

    Shirley said...

    A lovely cute, fun and colourful card. Just perfect for any child.
    I spotted your card on the MIM blog and popped over to take a closer look.


    Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

    lovely card love the image so cute thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

    CraftyGirl said...

    Lovely job, cute snowflakes. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT

    Becky G said...

    Fabulous card. So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us this week for our Birthday Bash!

    Becky G

    Becky G said...

    Fabulous card. So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us this week for our Birthday Bash!

    Becky G

    Eva Marie said...

    Lovely card!
    Greate image and sentiment.
    Thanks for playing at DVC

    Lorraine said...

    Fabulous card. I love the image and colours.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words.
    Lorraine x

    Tom said...

    Cool ! I like it. said...

    This is cool!