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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


Faye said...

Fab colours on this one. The paper and image combo are cool too. Don't worry about Mojo, she'll kick start again. xx

coops said...

so stunning your colour combo and gorgeous sweet image :D
glad you didn`t give up cardmaking hun.

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh what a fab image ... she is so cute and i love your colour combo
Lisa x

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a lovely & sweet card. Thank you so much for playing along our sketch challenge at SOG! :)

Julia said...

Oh Denise, I wondered where you'd been. I totally feel the same as you sometimes, I feel like giving up, but then I remember how much I do love card making. And as I don't have a blog, the pressure must be more for you to carry on. I'm sure your mojo will come back soon, just take it easy and make some time for you. Fab card btw! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see yiu back hun. You've made the right decision though I know it is hard to give up working in teams you like. Gorgeous card. That did make me smile about her hand. I haven't done that yet but have added an image to my card then realised I have missed something. Take care xx

Shelly said...

Hiya Denise! I think you've done the right decision cutting down on your crafty commitments... it's no longer fun when it becomes a chore! Hopefully your mojo will return to work soon. Your card is lovely though... so maybe your mojo is on it's way back?! Hugs, Shelly x

Unknown said...

I like the colors here, always a fan of pink, black and white. Such a cute image, that was me, always with my nose in a book when I was young and now that's my youngest daughter too. Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours. fab image. great layout x

Glimpses of My Heart said...

I saw this card over at cupcake and fell in love! It is too cute. I understand about the mojo taking a vacation sometimes, but your cards are beautiful. So glad you didn't give up card making! And so glad you joined us over at SSiC this week! Hope we see you again soon!

Leah's Crafty Life said...

What a gorgeous card Denise! Bookish Tia is perfect for your challenge, and I adore how you've colored her up. I hope you continue to feel good and keep your crafting alive. :) So happy you joined Some Odd Girl this month!! hugs! xoxo Leah

Helen said...

Fab card - love the colour combo!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! Sorry I'm so late in commenting, I've been having awful problems with blogger this week!
Helen x

Faye said...

You know I love this card, I still love this card! Thanks for playing with our sketch at Some Odd Girl. x

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous! Love this fab image, and the funky colours, your colouring is fab too!

Sue said...

Hello Denise
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and your colouring is amazing.
Sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell, I hope that you are recovering now.
Thanks for your kind comment on my card today too.
All the best

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the layout and the image is so cute
Lindsay xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous fab and funky card Denise, love the colours hun! :)



Safdar Ali said...

This is so nice card. Beautiful design. I am a Plastic business cards designer but you have inspired me by your designing. I really appreciate your work.

Janice said...

Brilliant - what a great card, Jx

Janice said...

What a fab card, love the image your colour combo & design, Jx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the sweet image and your colouring is fab
Lindsay xx

pinky said...

What a little sweetie Denise, love your gorgeous card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, I love the pink and black colour combo and the layout and your colouring is fantastic
Lindsay xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Denise - I love your Blog and cards, I have just been having a look round :) Your colouring is divine. I love this little lady and the pink against the grey and black is fab! Have a lovely weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Bridie said...

I love that image, and the pink and black colour combo. It's looks so grown up girly.

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty Hugs

Janice said...

What a delightful card! Really love this one. The colours are great as is the image. Jx

Ella's Design said...

I know exactly how you feel about giving up sometimes, Denise - I had a real crisis of carfting over the festive season and could have quite gladly packed everything away never to see the light of day again! I am getting back into things now, but like yourself, really had to take a time out for a little while. I have found that sketches have really helped me with inspiration, something I never really bothered with before.
Anyhow, I love your sweet card - great paper choice and colour combo, and you've coloured that SOG image brilliantly! Hope your mojo finds it's way home soon, though it can't be far away if this card's anything to go by?! Lisa x

Unknown said...

She is just toooooo cute, Lou x

Lau W said...

Oh so cuuute image ! This card is very nice, love the color combo !

Unknown said...

Stunning card Denise and I want to thank you for the link to the pro marker y will help me so much...xx
I have also joined your blog as a new member...cheers, aNNie

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful, Denise. I love your layout and papers. The image is adorable.

kReN said...

Hi, Denise. I am about to purchase my first "batch" of Promarkers. My budget will allow for a purchase of 30. Can you suggest a good starter set or list of "must haves"? Thanks!

kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

XxJULESxX said...


NickScrapShack said...

This is fabulous! Love the pink and grey....

I saw that I won over at Passion for ProMarkers. Sadly I couldn´t get the e-mail link to work. Could you please help me?

Thanks Nick

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous hun. Think I need to go stamp shopping to get me started again x
Will have a mooch through posts to see what you been up to

Dawn said...

Adorable card Denise! I love the image & your colouring is prfect!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a little love!
Dawn xx

Mary J said...

That's so pretty and cool, Denise! I love that colourway!

Pysselfröken said...

Beautiful Card! I Love SOG stamps. Great coloring as always!

Jennifer said...

Please don't give up on crafting Denise 'cause your cards are fab!

Jennifer x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

trying to look at your super sweet card but those mmmmm men are distracting me , just what the doctor ordered . many thanks for your kind words. jane x
ps more posts on Huddy tomorrow . x

Babs said...

Cute and gorgeously adorable image, beautiful background papers love the combo is perfect.
Hugs Babs x