Today is the launch of Donna's new Challenge blog http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ and as one of a Design Team who include Viv Holden of http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/, Lisa Nowacki of http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.com/ and Patricia St. Martin of http://rubberstampingismygame.blogspot.com/, we would like to invite you all to take part in the Challenges. They run monthly at the moment and if you click on the link it will take you to the blog and you will be able to read about all the rules and regulations.
My card for this first Challenge has been created for my husband from some lovely DT goodies that Donna sent me to play with, you will find all of these on her website http://www.donnasdenofcrafts.co.uk/ she has some lovely goodies for sale and Im sure you will be thrilled at exactly how much she does have to offer.
The stamp I have used for this card is one of Joanna Sheens Messy Rabbit series, hes dressed as Santa Claus I coloured him with my copic pens, after which Ive cut him out with my rotatrim and distressed around the edges with a red inkpad. The sentiment was created on my computer and printed out, then distressed in the same way, both of them were then mounted on to red card.
For my base card I have used a 8"x 8" white card, and for the first layer I have used a piece of red card and one of the lovely Christmas papers from Donnas shop, they are called "Tis the Season" by Dovecraft, Its a lovely red paper with snowmen, trees and snowflakes on, around the top and bottom of this layer I have attached two ribbon strips in white with a tree pattern on. For my second layer I have cut three pieces of green card all the same size and used the second of the pattern papers, a lovely white one with yet more trees, presents and flourishes on, these were then positioned across the base card at equal distances from each other.
My mounted stamped image was then positioned on top of these mounts with the sentiment at the bottom right hand side. I then punched out some snowflakes from white card, dipped them in glue and then some Diamond Dust glitter and when dried I positioned them at the top of my card on both sides of my stamped image.
And the prize for this first Challenge is Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro, wow how about that for reason to take part in the Challenge.