Monday 21 May 2012

Cupcake craft challenge #193–DT card

Well hello dear friends – long time no speak!!  I’m sorry I haven’t posted for such a long time but I’ve not been feeling very well plus I’ve had problems with my internet connection.  To be honest I’ve been feeling so low I’ve even considered giving up crafting – I know shocker!  However I’ve decided to cut back on some of my DT work and concentrate on just a few DT teams and hopefully my love of crafting will return.  I think that I’ve over committed myself and have been really struggling over the last few months, but now that I’ve taken steps to rectify the problems hopefully things will start to look up very soon.  The only problem now is that my mojo seems to have taken the break badly and doesn’t want to return to work lol!

Ok, enough rambling from me this morning, let’s share my card!!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at cupcake craft challenge and I have the honour of setting the theme.  I have chosen “book lover” as my theme so would like to see either images that feature a book, maybe a bookmark or even use pages from an old book as your background.  I decided to use an image that includes a book and here is my card:

CCC challenge 193 - book lover

CCC challenge 193 - book lover (close up)

The image is Some Odd Girl and is called “bookish Tia” and I coloured her with promarkers and flex markers (although I’ve just noticed I haven’t coloured her hand lol!).  The papers are echo park from the ‘be mine’ paper pad (I thought the text paper looked like something from an old manuscript) and the plain card is from eBay.  The butterflies are die-namics dies and the gems are from MeiFlower

We have two sponsors this week – firstly we have A Day for Daisies who are offering one lucky winner a $12 gift card and our second sponsor is Make the Day Special who are offering one lucky winner 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets (‘Smarty Pants’ & ‘Metropolis’).

The rest of the design team have created amazing samples so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out.  We really appreciate the lovely comments you leave for us.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl challenge – sketch

Cute card Thursday challenge – a touch of sparkle

Truly scrumptious challenge – anything goes

I love promarkers challenge – anything goes

Addicted to stamps challenge – black, white & 1 other colour (pink)

Pile it on challenge – patterns: mix your scales

Stampin’ sisters in Christ challenge – build up your card (i.e. add layers)

I hope you can join in with my challenge and I cannot wait to visit your blogs and see your gorgeous creations.  In my absence I have had 4 new followers, which I would like to welcome – Gunn’s kort, Jane Brown, topcatcool, and elainea1.  Thanks for joining my happy band of followers – I really appreciate your support and I hope you will stop by often.  I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.

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CCC challenge 193 - book lover

Card ingredients:

Image: some odd girl – ‘bookish Tia’

Papers: echo park – ‘be mine’ paper pad, black card from eBay

Tool: promarkers, flex markers, circle nesties, die-namics butterflies dies and scallop border die, gems from MeiFlower