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Monday 28 June 2010

Exciting News

Well here I am with some exciting news.

I have just been picked to be a Design Team member for Crafty Cardmakers, which is a challenge blog for newer crafters and bloggers, although of course, anyone can join in. The blog alternates between a challenge blog one week and a Spotlight Zone the following week, which will focus on a technique, style, product etc to give you ideas on how to use or make a particular thing. The former challenges are sponsored and there will be prizes but the latter Spotlight Zone is just for the fun of playing along and trying something out, and who knows maybe learning something new. I am one of ten new members and 6 existing members who make up the team, and boy am I excited, so excited in fact that ...........

I don't officially start until July 12th, but when I saw what the team were putting together for this weeks' challenge I asked if I could add my card into the mix as I had been working on the theme already for a birthday card.
And well you know me, I like to look out as many challenges as possible. Well something's got to keep this old ME riddled brain firing.

So without further ado, my very first DT card for Crafty Cardmakers and the odd few challenges I picked up along the way

Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers

Our Creative Corner - A colour theme of blue and green
Pile It On - Get creative with paper

ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Dimension

Lexi's Creations - 3D

Kah-wink-E-Dink - Free For All
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes

This is how I put it all together

The background is Kanban paper and the image was made by sponging on Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and Mustard Seed. I drizzled a few drips of water on to create a more dispersed look and then overstamped with an Elusive Images Peacock stamp. When I had finished that it didn't pop enough for me to I decided to paint the peacock in with Starburst Stains. I used a combination of Hydrangea Blue, Jack in The Pulpit Teal, Wisteria Purple Blue and Marigold Yellow Orange. Appropriate as this particular challenge is sponsored by The Stamp Man!

I matted the image onto some glitter card in a toning colour and added a little peacock embellishment, which sadly was pink. Whoever heard of a pink peacock. Anyhow I tried to re-colour it with my promarkers but it ended up a purpley blue shade instead. I also stamped three peacock feathers in the top right corner, but the pic isn't showing them properly. I couldn't make it too fussy because it was for a bloke who likes birds, and yes I do mean the feathered variety. I do hope he doesn't think I'm implying anything. I mean just because he spends hours preening doesn't make him vain.

I hope you enjoy my first DT card as much as I did making it

Now if I can stop this darn pc from keep crashing I might just get this posted..... I need some new ram like NOW!!!

~ Lin ~


  1. so so love this, well done you, and big welcome to the team xx

    Judie xx

  2. What a beautiful card! :) Thanks for playing along with Kahwinkedink! We appreciate your support and hope you will join us again next week! ~Diane

  3. Beautiful card, and well done and very deserved that you are another DT member!

    Bev x

  4. Great Job! Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at KWED! We hope you join us for our next challenge!

  5. WOW! Beautiful card and so elegant!
    DDSB Hugs

  6. WOW!! Amazing peacock!!! TFS at SMC!

  7. Congratulations on your DT I love your card great peacocks. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

  8. What a scrumptious card! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


  9. Stunning card. Love the soft colors you used. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  10. This is super! Glad you take part this week....& I'm glad to be on a team with such a talented lady!! WOO HOO!

  11. That is one gorgeous card! I just love it.

    Looking forward to working with you on the DT.

  12. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at DDSB! :)

  13. What a fab card. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x
    Congrats on your new DT position :)

  14. Hi there

    Fantastic news I am so pleased for you. Your first DT card is stunning hun, lovely colours.

    Hugs Ali x

  15. Wow, this card is great! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

  16. Lovely card - your inked background is fab and I love the peacock image. Glad to have you on the team, hope you have lots of fun :o) Lisa x

  17. Stunning and Adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Lexi's Creations.

  18. What a gorgeous card, and what fabulous colours.
    Jack xx

  19. Lovely card!!! Great job - love the colorful peacock :) Thanks for playing along with PIO this week!

  20. This is gorgeous, great job with the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!


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