Thursday, 22 July 2010

Challenge #7 at Aud Sentiments

Wow, I can honestly say I (and the rest of the DT) were totally overwhelmed by the number of entries into our last challenge - we actually broke through the 100 barrier!!!!  A huge big thank you to all of you who are supporting our challenge blog - I hope you are enjoying it as much as the rest of the DT!!  Remember to hop over to the challenge blog and see if you are either the lucky winner of the prize on offer by Spesch Stamps or one of the top three as picked by the Design Team!
You may notice a bit of a change at the challenge blog - our Aud has been very busy giving us a new image and a new badge to go with it - so please nab the new badge from the side bar at the challenge blog to add to yours.
So onto the next challenge and for this challenge we want you to choose your own Christmas Sentiment.  That can be something as simple as Season's Greetings like mine or something you made up yourself or something that fits your image - whatever you decide to use - so long as it is Christmas based - that's fine.
For this challenge we are lucky to have the fabulous Digi Doodle Shop's Best as our sponsor.  The prize on offer is a £10 voucher to spend in their shop.
The Design Team were lucky enough to be able to choose one of the fabulous images to work with and I chose Santa's Arrival - available at the fabulous price of $1.70 (reduced from $2.50) at the Digi Doodle shop.

So onto my card:
Now, I have to let you all in to a little secret here - I had a NIGHTMARE making this card.  I printed out the image and coloured it all in, then I picked up one of my promarkers (one I hadn't used before) took off the top and OMG! no colour on the nib.  So I gave it a shake to bring the ink to the nib - no luck!!  Oh blow, I'll just give it another go I thought - so there I am shaking this blasted pen and I suddenly thought, I can feel splashes on my arm.  HORROR!!!!  Little spots of green ink everywhere, all over my newly printed images, all over my face and arms, all over the wall, my camera, my desk - I mean everywhere - I had well and truly brought the ink to the nib alright - loads of it!! LOL - I can laugh about it now but I was mortified when I looked at my images.  Fortunately there weren't many splashes on this one so I decided to go with it and use it anyway!  I think I just about got away with it - what do you think??
Anyhoo, I used some Tapestry stamps to stamp a background on the white card and then stuck the cut out image onto it. 
I used some Christmas sparkly DP that my very good friend Clare sent me last Christmas and then added some stick on embellishments, including my sentiment to finish it off.
Please remember to visit the rest of the DT (links in the sidebar) and see what wonderful creations they have on offer for you to give you some inspiration, I know you won't be disappointed.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Something digital
Artful Inkables - background technique (my tapestry stamps background)


  1. WOW never heard of that happening before, have you still got green arms???
    Your card is fabulous, great border and lovely colouring hun,

    Hugs Ali x

  2. Such an adorable Christmas card! Love the image too! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! Hugs Jo xx

  3. Love your card! I couldn't see any splotches of green that weren't supposed to be there but your story had me laughing. sounds just like something I would do.

  4. OMGosh Dawn....what a disaster you had making this. I would have freaked out too!! I've had a Copic Marker that I had overfilled splatter out on my colored image when I opened the cap before. I cried!! :( BUT...I would have never know something like that had happened to your card because it's beautiful, you did such a great job.

  5. Hi Dawn,

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for the beautiful job you've done with one of my stamps. It is just so very pretty, and tt's a real pleasure for DDS to be sponsoring Aud Sentiments.


  6. Hee hee - sounds like something that would happen to me! I must say that I couldnt see any splodges!



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