Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Digital Delights - Nov.23 and Some Big News!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Yesterday morning I woke up to the first snow of the season which is fitting for today's card.  I just love the first snow and seeing nothing but doesn't last long though especially when you have to walk through it. LOL.  Today's Digital Delights image is "Tango The Skating Bird".  I just adore this image.  It makes me happy.  The image is colored using promarkers.  The sentiment is from the "A Touch Of Christmas Sentiments".  The papers are from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad - Darling Dear.  The snowflakes are cut from the Fa-la-la cartridge for the Slice.  Yes I still use it for small details.  For the image and the sentiment I created a faux stitching using the Triplus fineliner 0.3mm from Staedtler.  I use the fineliner a lot for clean lines.  I have always loved the packaging from Staedtler as well as the quality of their products.  Ever since I can remember I have always used their erasures, pencils, watercolor pencils and markers.  I am so excited to share with you some fabulous news.  Staedtler has their first ever Design Team and I was asked to join.  Like I said I have been using their products for many years now and they have been a part of my life since I could pick up a pencil.  I will be posting in the next day or two more info and introduce the rest of the team.

As always the rest of the team outdid themselves so be sure to head on over to the Digital Delights Blog to see what they did and also see this week's challenge.  Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Digital Delights - Nov.10

It's...........Thursday!!!  I'm here again with another card for Digital Delights.  I finally found some fun Christmas paper to work with.  It went perfect with the adorable "Candy Cane Jingles" image and the "Candy Cane Sign Post" image.  I used promarkers for coloring.  I love how the soft hue of blue came out on Jingles.  I used the blender a lot for this.  As I said, the images worked beautifully with the 6x6 papers from Echo Park - Holly Jolly Christmas.  You can get them here at Scrapbook Star.  The delivery is super fast and the customer service is super friendly!  :D  The snowflakes are from Jolee's Boutique (EK Success).  I won them at the Scrapfest I went to last month.  I used a little Distress Stain on the sign to give it a snowy feel. 

Please don't forget to go to the Digital Delights Blog to see what the rest of the DT did.  There's a lot of inspiration!!!  And of course while you are there be sure the check out the latest challenge! TFL!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Di's Digi Designs - Nov.5 - Ribbons and Bows

It's time for another Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Ribbons and Bows.  It's time to dig into your ribbon stash and use those ribbons.  The bows don't have to be used from your ribbon.  You can be inventive.  For my card I used the "Off For A Walk" image.  I colored using Promarkers.  The papers are from Creative Imaginations 6x6 - Loolah.  The flowers are hand made but cut using the rolled flower die from Die-Namics.  I recommend this die because they are super easy to put together.  Remember the day when we had to create a swirl and then cut it out?  With the die you save half the time.  I will make a tutorial soon so you can see for yourself how super easy this is.  The gems are from Heidi Swapp from my old stash and colored with Promarkers.

Please head on over to Di's Digi Design Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the team did.  You have until the 18th to enter the Ribbon and Bows challenge.  The sponsor for this challenge is Crafts 4 You - it's a $10 voucher and if you use a Di's Digi image you will be automatically entered for another draw for 2 Di's images.  How sweet is that? :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Digital Delights Nov.3 - New Release

Happy Thursday everyone!  Now with Halloween officially wrapped up guess what has started to invade the stores?  Christmas decorations and supplies.  Whooah.  How did the year pass so quickly?  Next month is Christmas but Digital Delights has you covered with their new release.  I wanted to work with them all and I actually did use quite a few on my card.  I used the Candy Cane Accessories Set which is Santa's chair, Sitting Santa & Poppet The Fairy which are all colored with promarkers.  I also used the A Touch Of Christmas sentiments.  What I love about Digital Delights images is that there are plenty of sentiments that work together with the images.  I used the Graphic 45 8x8 papers - Christmas Emporium.  The leaf die is from Die-Manics.  TFL!

Now head on over to the Digital Delights Blog and see what the rest of the DT did with the new releases.  They have outdone themselves!  And while you are there check out the latest challenge!