Hi everyone, hope your week is going well. I have a card today for three challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: Favourite things (at least five of your favourite things to use on your cards). My favourite things used here are May Arts ribbon, gems, stardust stickles, punch, piercing, distress ink sponging, copics, creating backgrounds to my images, dimension tape ( I almost always use this, I like to lift up the layers), Bazzil cardstock. Well that's nine, a shame, if I'd had ten there was a gold star in it :)!
Allsorts Challenge: Furry friends (I like bunnies!)
Simon Says Challenge: All that sparkles, (gems and stickles)
I've used an MFT bunny set, I love the little accessory stamps that go with these sets and I've used them all on this card and I also love the sentiment which is hidden at the top a bit by the ribbon but the last word is 'company'. The image is coloured with copics, I've done some flicky strokes to give a bit of texture to the fur and then I've stamped the leaves in different shades of distress inks. All around the image I've sponged with distress inks to create the background then added lots of stardust stickles and gems. Image is mounted on bazzil card one piece punched with an MS scallop punch and then pierced along the scallopes (I've had a day off from the doodling today)! Added the pretty ribbon to finish.
On to my news! I entered the Magnolia Stamps weekend challenge back in September and was very excited that I won first prize. It was very difficult to keep quiet about it all this time, I had to wait until the new Magnolia ink magazine was out which it is now. I just got my copy yesterday which has my card on the cover (mega exciting) and a double page spread too, it's going in a frame, well one of the other two copies that I've bought are anyway :) The magazine is superb and all the projects from the Design Team are amazing, they've put so much work into their creations, it's all gorgeous and Christmassy.
As if I wasn't excited enough about this, Magnolia have asked me to be on their Design Team! I'm still dealing with the unreality of this every day at the moment until I receive my stamps but I have the emails which I keep looking at to believe it :) . I found out a couple of days after Ally Pally, so that certainly was an amazing week for me. I can't wait until I can post my first DT card on my new Magnolia blog which I'm in the process of starting. So, apologies that I haven't really been on top of emails and commenting, things have been a bit manic. TFL.