Monday, April 08, 2013

Card Challenge: Digi Darla's Challenges #57--Take Me Out to the Ball Game

If you haven't had the chance to check out this week's showcase, there is extra incentive to do so. There are two free digi files for one lucky winner up for grabs from My Paper  Clicking HERE will take you directly to that post where you can learn how to link up for your chance to win.  Draw is open until next Saturday when the new Showcase is posted.
Hello everyone.  It is a brand new week and that means a brand new challenge over at the demonstrably delightful Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This time around for Challenge #57 the theme is Take Me Out to the Ball Game.  While the project doesn't have to be sports related, we want to see flags, pennants and/or a banner somewhere on your creations.  

Don't forget that one person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!  AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images. So, you could technically win 8 images! One of our entrants won twice last month, just by having a DD image on her cards.  She was entered into the second draw and walked away with two separate wins.  It really does pay to use one of the DD images if you have one available.  If not you can always check out the STORE where there are hundreds of amazing designs to choose from.  You could also choose to become a member of the Digital Stamp Club.  For a small fee you can have access to so many more images including new releases.  It is definitely worth your time to check it out.

This week I got to work with:
Here is the front of the card I am showcasing for this week's challenge...

Here is the inside of the card...

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

General Information:
  • I relied on the same design I used for a recent card.  It just seemed to fit the look of what I was going for. It is based on the following sketch:
Digital Sentiment:
  • Congrats banner (front) This awesome sentiment is Digi Darla's Congratulations Star Sentiment.  Since the elements in the banner are very small and I was making a smaller card, I knew there was no way to give it justice by using markers.  So I brought it into Photoshop Essentials and played with it there.  I matched the colours to the digital paper I was using.  For the actual word I used a pattern.  Unfortunately, it doesn't really show up in the picture but the colours in the pattern are a combination of all the colours in the project so it was the perfect fit.
  • Cheer words (inside):  Created in Publisher and printed matching colour to paper. 
Paper Products:
  • Card base and layer in behind image: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Cape Cod Collection.
  • I don't normally print out papers, I love them but find that ink is just so expensive.  However, this time round, a paper I found over at Sissix was just perfect for this challenge as it had flags woven through the design.  It was a link that I got through my subsciption to Crafts Beautiful Magazine and I seemed to have misplaced that info.  Oopsie!
  • Both the image and the sentiment on the inside were printed onto Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white. 
  • Thin blue ribbon:  Offray from Michael's.
  • Pink, yellow and blue ribbon that I made into pennants: Craft brand from Dollarama.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
Some more challenges may be added to this list later this week and/or month.

So, why not come over and play ball with us.  You can enter the game by going to Digi Darla's Challenges.  The design team has been hard at work this week so please stop and check out their inspirational creations while you are there.  We are always very honoured when you decide to join our challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  As I've now added to my comment section, whether you are a regular, here for the first time or popping over in your official capacity as a DT member, please know how much I appreciate the words that you leave behind.  Your encouragement helps me to become a better designer.   I try my best to reply to your comments (when an email address is available) but that is getting more and more difficult as my plate fills up with new responsibilities, new roles, and new obligations.  If I don't get the opportunity to thank you personally, know that I don't take a single comment for granted. Thank you for your understanding.

Until next time,

Note: I apologize if there are any further 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.e.--part of the sentence is a different size, font, or colour than the rest, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.



Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful. Love the soft pastel colouring and the buttons is a nice touch.
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Chriss America Real said...

Cute, cute, cute!



K8 said...

What a lovely card, like the pastel color and the sentiment is super!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Your card is like a breath of Spring air. Love the pastel colors of the ribbon and you're right, the sketch worked perfectly for this! :)

Shea said...

Great job on this card, Lisa! You not only rocked our challenge (LOVE those ribbon banners "hanging" from the buttons and the pennant paper), you also interpreted the sketch beautifully. Love it!

Crafting Vicky said...

You really did awesome! What a great sketch to use for this challenge as well! Fabulous card.

Carol Ric said...

Sweet card. Thank you for joining us at 613 Ave Create.

simply monica said...

Great card - the pastel is perfect. thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!


Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Lisa,

Great project! I think the sketch worked beautifully for your design! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! I love everything about it! Thank you for joining us at


Pattie ♥