Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Card Design: FBD Blog Candy Challenge Reminder

Hey guys, I am here today to remind you all about the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge that is going on over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Don't forget, for the whole year in 2014 we will be having ONE blog candy challenge per month.

There is still time to enter and win in this month's challenge.  Remember this particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES using an FBD image
Check out all those goodies.  That package of cardstock has all of the colors in it to match each of the ink pads.  Then you get coordinating designer papers and pretty embellishments!

It's a $75.00 value and all you have to do, to earn a chance to win it, is create and link up a new card using any Fresh Brewed Designs image along with posting the badge you see at the top of the page, to your sidebar. For all the rules and details, please click HERE or on the badge above.

 Here is a card that I have created to help inspire you...

General Notes:

  • Here is one of the reasons I love digi stamps so much. While some may be very straightforward, others can be open to interpretation. For example, the image I used in my creation is called Joy-Christmas Trees.  Yes, I can easily see that the cone shapes are trees with snow falling around them.  However, I also see something else.  I see party hats with confetti and a joy banner stretched across. In my mind, this is a perfect New Year's decoration.  Isn't that such a great thing?  No, not my particular interpretation, but the fact that we can see more than one image come to life.  It definitely makes your digi stamps more versatile when you can see multiple ideas.  More bang for the buck is always a good thing!

Digital Image: 
  • Joy - Christmas Trees:  This image is currently available in the FBD store.  You can find it by clicking on the image name or watermark below.
  • Copics used... Hats: RV00, RV02, RV04, B91, B93, B95, Y11, Y13, Y15.  Banner: G00.  Green chalk for tabletop.  Confetti accents added with various colours of glitter glue.  Here is a close up--check out all that sparkle...

Digital Sentiment: 
  • I printed the sentiment (my own) directly onto the image before printing.  
  • The various colours of curling ribbon and the big white button are all from my stash.
Embossing Folder:
  • The large dots on the pink and yellow cardstock were created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder using my wonderful Big Shot machine.

Digital Image:
  • I managed to sneak in a couple little presents. The image is from Sami Stamps. It is currently still a freebie. You can order it from the freebies page in the Sami Stamps store. Clicking on the watermark below will take you there.
    • This image was coloured with coloured pencils.
Digital Sentiment: 
  • One I created.   
Other Notes:
  • I created the stitching around the image/sentiment boxes digitally.
Paper Products: 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, white, lg.
  • Designer Papers:   
    • The striped paper used on the front is from Recollection's Bold Basics Paper Pad.
    • The yellow, pink and blue cardstock is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
Challenges I hope to win enter...

Just before I go, I'd like to remind you of the other challenges taking place over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Stop by and play along in our Month Long Challenge for a chance to win DIGIS or BE FEATURED AS A GUEST DESIGNER in our Choose Your Challenge.  Please click HERE or on the badge below to find out more and see all the rules to enter.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have the chance to go and check out Joy - Christmas Trees along with all the other great images available in the store.  I'll be back in a couple weeks to showcase a card made with one of the fantastic new releases Heather has planned for February.  You are definitely not going to want to miss any the great new images.

At Fresh Brewed Designs we always have a fresh pot of creativity brewing. So stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!

Until next time,


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I LOVE your fun and festive interpretation of the image! It is exciting and ... well.. joyous!
I hope your new year is filled with wonderful things!

Big smiles,

Lisa said...

Wow, super awesome card! Love the bright colors and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I love your card. I like the trees colored in different colors. They look so pretty. I really like the inside. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Karon said...

Great card - love the streamers!

Jean said...

Such a cool card! Love the idea of using the cones for hats! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Anonymous said...

How cute, I love the little touch of sparkle on this card. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Lydia said...

How cute! Love your embossed dots and the wee joy banner. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Stitching - Faux or Real" Challenge #83!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Francesca said...

Very pretty , Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

brenda said...

A very pretty card Lisa, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

So fun, and I love the button with the colourful streamers.
Wishing you a wonderful relaxed weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Vic said...

What a lovely card! that image os so different, and sooo cute! well coloured too :) Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Lisa - I am visiting today with my DT hat on :-) What a cute card! I really like how you added the curling ribbon - I just picked up some of this at the thrift store, a brand-new roll came with a bag of other ribbon and I was wondering how I would incorporate it on a card - fabulous inspiration here - thank you! And thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Stitching Real or Faux challenge. All the best to you in the draw and I hope you can join us again. We have a new challenge starting on Sunday.

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Unknown said...

Lovely card! So bright & cheerful!
Thank you for sharing your "Button it Up" project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Eret said...

Ooh how fun card it is. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Judy Rozema said...

Adorable - that ribbon is sweet! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Brandi Matos said...

Such a fun card!!!! Wonderful stamp as well :-)
Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

Curly said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulouc card Lisa.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Craftdee said...

What a lovely card - perfect for the Spots and Dots challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Thanks for joining in, hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

Desire Fourie said...

Lol back again with my dt hat on:
This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Riette said...

I don't think I've ever seen that curly ribbon on a card. Very festive!!
Thank you for sharing with us in the Ribbons challenge and please visit us again. A new challenge starts tomorrow!!
Digistamps4Joy, DT.