Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Card Design: Two Challenges, One Card

It always seems that the end of one month, beginning of the next, is such a busy time for me so I am creatively looking at ways to combine things.  This month I've decided to create a card using the stamp that I got in the From the Heart progressive stamp of the month challenge to create the front of my card and then take a freebie I got from MelJen's to create the inside of my card.

First up--From the Heart progressive stamp of the month challenge...

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.  They have some really great images.  The front of my card was made specifically for the January challenge.

I have been participating in Faith's progressive challenge for exactly a year now.  I just love her images so much.  Maybe one day I'll even have a chance to try out for her team.  Although it may be a bit of a pipe dream considering the amount of talent over there.  At least I still get to keep participating in her challenges! 

Digital Image: 
  • The image on the front, Caught Your Heart, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store. 
    • The image has been mostly coloured with Copic markers:  R11, R14, R17, colourless blender, N0, C1.  Two different shades of grey were used to colour the flooring.
    • Digital credits...The wallpaper was digitally paper pieced using a paper from the Another Tea Party kit created by Correen Silke a designer for ComputerScrapbook.com.  
Digital Sentiment:
  • This sweet sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.
  • I added a dotted circle to it before printing it out.
Embossing Folder:
  • The small dots on the white cardstock were created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder using my wonderful Big Shot machine.

Now for the inside with MelJen's Designs...

I am such an uber fan of Melissa Jenkins.  Her images are just so stinkin' adorable.  They are also very distinctive.  Anytime I see a card with one of her images, I know right away who the designer is.  While I've been collecting her freebies since the dawn of time it seems, I had yet to create a card with one of them--until now that is.  I am happy to say that the time is finally here for me to show off a creation using an image from the incomparable MelJen!  The image I worked with fit beautifully with the front of the card.

Currently the MelJen's blog has a Not Just Black and White challenge (where you need to use both those colours plus one more) going on and both the image on the front and the one on the inside were perfect choices for using black and white and my colour choice of: shades of red.

Digital Image: 
  • This image is called Love Letter, and is available for purchase over at Meljen's Designs.  Click HERE or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store.

  • The image has been coloured with the same Copic marker colours as above.
Digital Sentiment: 
  • This wonderful sentiment is also from Create with TLC.  YaY, I managed to get two of Paulette's sentiments into one card again!

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer Papers:  Both the dotted paper used on both the front and inside, along with the one with tiny squares used to create the pennant shapes, are from Recollection's Bold Basics Paper Pad.
Others I might get it into... 

Thanks for popping by everyone!  I am hoping to get one more post done for tonight while the hubs is at training.  So I will hopefully see you all again soon.

Until next time,


simply monica said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps be sure to check back next week. There is some extra goodies for one lucky winner!!

simply monica said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps be sure to check back next week. There is some extra goodies for one lucky winner!!

Pia S said...

Beautiful both on the front and on the inside! Lovely cat image and a great layout, with perfect colors for a Valentine's card!

Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful use of two images. Love the colouring and how you did the inside.
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Maryann Laursen said...

This is just another darling creation here Lisa. I love your card both outside and inside, it´s really awesome.

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - this is so sweet! I love that kitty! What a cute card and I love how you used the Meljen's sentiment on the inside - brilliant!

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous Lisa hun love it - thank you for playing along at Crafting From The Heart - very good luck and have a nice day - hope to see you here again real soon xxx

Kim Kelley said...

Super cute! Thank you for joinimng us at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely card with a super image beautifully coloured. thanks for joining us at My Craft Creations

Kandy's Krafts said...

A lovely card and I do like your image. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge.

Barb said...

This is such a sweet card, both inside and out. I love how you've used the MelJen's Designs Love Letter image. It's just perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at MelJen's Designs this week. I hope you play along again. I love your style!

Senior DT Member, MelJen's 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 :)

Marsha said...

Your card is cute as can be. Always fun to see how people do the inside of the card. Don't underestimate your talent. Thanks for playing the challenge at Created With Love.

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love both the inside and outside. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

Created with Love Challenges

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Lisa your card is wonderful. Love that you did the inside as well. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Denise Pustelniak said...

Lisa, this so cute and love the sentiment on the inside!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Pam MacKay said...

Your card is darling both inside and out! Love the kitty! Thanks for joining Creative with Love Challenges!

verybellemakes said...

Great card, love the inside as much as the outside! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Imke said...

Darling card, Lisa. Your layout is fabulous inside and out. You did a great job coloring this cute little kitty.

Thanks for joining our SOTM Challenge @ {From the Heart Stamps}

Marie Richardson said...

Lisa this is fabulous hun
Thanks for joining us this month over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

Edwina said...

Wonderful card! I love that digi. Yes her images are very cute. I like them too. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Edwina said...

I'm back. I love the From the Heart card! So adorable! I love the cat scene. Such pretty colors you used too. Purrfect in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

NormaJean said...

Great Card!! Thank you for Joining us at Craftitude
Hugs DT Norma Jean

Unknown said...

These are both so adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Lisa! Congrats on your Meljens Designs win this week.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a sweet card! LOVE that adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!


rockpapercricut said...

Such a darling card! You did a wonderful job coloring your images-inside and out. :) Thanks for joining in on the *polka dots* challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


Crafting Vicky said...

Totally love how you have been able to use both of these images together. Totally fabulous card! Love the details and layout :) The color combination is awesome as well!

Crafting Vicky said...

oh and fabulous that you won with it at Meljen's :) You are having a fabulous winning streak!!!! :)

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
Hugs Donna DT xx