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Saturday, 19 March 2011

First DT card for Let's Ink It Up!

Finally, the day has arrived when I can finally show you my first DT card for Let's Ink It Up!  I was thrilled and honoured when Suzanne emailed me and asked me to be on her DT!  Definitely not something I imagined would ever happen when I first started out on my blogging journey.  Thank you Suzanne - I am delighted to have been able to say Yes!
So you will by now have seen Team A's first challenge a couple of weeks ago and I know you are going to want to rush on over to the LIIU challenge blog to see who our lucky winner (handpicked by Suzanne and Claire) and our top 3 (picked by the Design Team) were.  Go on then........... I'll wait here for a min..............................
Oh, right you're back - well never mind if you didn't win this time there's always the next challenge.  Talking of which - what is the next challenge I hear you shouting!!  Well the theme for this fortnight is:
 Die Cuts/Punches. 
You can use either or both on your creation.
For this challenge we are lucky to be sponsored by:
Taylored Expressions



Taylored Expressions
And the prize that the wonderful Taylor is offering is the Tweet Hearts Stamp Set (valued at $21.95).  You can see the set here.

Here is a little bit about Taylored Expressions
Taylored Expressions is an online store full of whimsical rubber stamps, co-ordinating kits, and fresh ideas.  You'll find everything you need to satisfy your creative sweet tooth!

Tune in to the Taylored Expressions blog for inspiring ideas and how-to videos!
So, onto my card.  I decided to use a LOTV image and used die cuts on my project - so here's the card:
The image is stamped directly onto one of Susie's die cuts and matted on to one of the scalloped circles, which are of course available to buy from Die Cut Dreams. (Just a note - Susie is currently in the middle of a house move so the store is closed for the time being but will be re-opening again sometime in May so if you can hang on until then that would be great - I'll let you all know when she is up and running again - don't worry!)  I have coloured my image using my promarkers.
The other die cuts - two flourishes and the corner are all Marianne Creatable dies (which I bought recently at Bunny Zoe's Crafts) and are cut from a DCWV self adhesive paper pack of prints - so useful!  I added some stickles Crystal glitter glue to add a bit of bling. 
The flowers, the pin and the pipe cleaner are all from my stash and the little buttons are a new purchase from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
So there you have it, my first DT card for LIIU.  I do hope you like it and that you can find a few minutes to visit the rest of my team mates (links on the Design Team tab at the top of the page).
Can't wait to come visit you all and see what fabulous creations you have to show us.
Challenges:
Paper Cutz - Your choice
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Charisma Cardz - To "Die" For
Craft Us Crazy - Cupcakes and/or celebration
Stamping Vacation Extra, Extra Challenge - What's New Cupcake
Wild Orchid Challenge - Dieing to punch it out