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.
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


  1. Really beautiful card Dawn. It's so pretty and I love the soft colours (lilac is a fave of mine) and the image is so sweet. Love the touch of glitz too.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

  2. Hi Dawn,
    This is such a sweet and delicious creation, I love the image, papers and colour.
    Congratultaions on your first DT week with LIIU, great challenge blog.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Such a pretty card :o) Love the image and all your sparkly details. Lisa x

  4. It's gorgeous hun, love all the details. Brilliant colouring job and I love all the glittery swirls.
    Congratulations again on the DT post, you truly deserve it my friend.

    Huge hugs and have a great Sunday

    Ali xx

  5. oh hun no wonder she asked you as your cards are always so beautiful just like this one,gorgeous colors too hun,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. I love this image, one of my faves from LOTV..they have so many adorable ones. The papers look great and love the embellishments!

    Thanks for celebrating with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  7. Beautiful card. The colours are so pretty :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. A fabulous card Dawn for your first LIIU challenge. I love the colours and patterns with that cute image.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. Awwww, I love it! Your card is so sweet, hun ;) The image is really cute and the colours are so dreamy....xx

  10. absolutely LOVELY! the papers are fantastic and go BRILLIANTLY with the image! i'm totally loving your little pin cluster, too. just a fabulous card all around! thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma! xo

  11. How pretty and I love that image , do you think she's wondering if anyone will notice is she eat the lot !! ha ha , I would they look yummy

  12. This is so sweet love the colours thanks for sharing at CUC hugs rebekah xx

  13. Hi Dawn, such an adorable image and coloured beautifully, love all the added bling. Hugs Suzanne x

  14. Adorable card. I just love this image. Beautifully colored.

    Thank you for joining our celebration challenge over at CRAFT US CRAZY.

  15. I have this LOTV stamp and I just love it! I love your card the colours are just lovely. Thanks so much for joining in at Craft US Crazy

  16. such a fabulous and cute card!

    wonderful colouring!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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