Sunday, 7 December 2014

And now....First DT piece for That Craft Place....

Hello again,

I am very excited today to share my very first DT piece for That Craft Place!  I was smiling from ear to ear when they asked me to join and may just have shrieked out loud to a room full of teenagers who were then laughing at me! But never mind all that.....I'm here to start off the challenge and the theme is Christmas which is good because my desk is full of holiday bits and pieces lol.

So, here we go!  Here is my make...

I'm loving the contrast between the rich green and the red!

Here's what I used to make it:
Image: Sugar's Doggie's by That Craft Place - and 50% of the profits of this one go to Manchester Dogs Home so a great reason to check it out and buy :D
The image is not 'technically' a Christmas image, but I like the idea of being able to use our digi stamps all year round and why not...I think she makes a great Christmas card for anyone who adore's their fury friends :D
Coloured: with my Graph'it Marker pens - my fav red combo of 5255, 5270, 5280, 6150 and a little 5210.  I loved flicking strokes on the little doggie's so much so I almost got carried away lol
Background: red card stock from my stash; DoCrafts Christmas paper from a few years ago that I had in my stash BUT check out the new range at That Craft Place
Embellies: All from my stash of goodies; a huge range of embellies and MDF/greyboard shapes big and small can be found at That Craft Place

Here's how:
Nothing special on this one, as I decided to keep it simple (sometimes the most effective!).  I cut an 8"x 8" card blank down to 7" x 7" so that I could hang over the edges and not have to make a box!  A great tip especially if posting, it gives dimension out but not up!
I made the insert with backing papers and layering white card on top to write the greeting, an effective way to get the inside to match.
The image is printed on 300gsm super smooth card stock from That Craft Place and I would not use any other now, the blending is totally awesome on it :D  I have double layered the image onto plain white card stock so that the focus remains on the image.

Here's the close ups:

There you very first DT inspiration for That Craft Place Challenge Blog and I hope you can hop over to the main blog and see the rest of the teams makes...then join us for the Christmas challenge.
Useful links for this make:
That Craft Place - shop full of lush crafting goodies - Challenge Blog TCP Facebook Shop! TCP Natter & Chatter 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you will follow my blog for my upcoming crafty adventures :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xx

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  1. This is gorgeous,great image,love the

  2. Totally gorgeous! Fabulous colouring and great layout! xx

  3. Congratulations on your new DT and such a fabulous card and gorgeous colouring.
    Linda xxx

  4. This is beautiful Sandie and congratulations on your DT place at That Craft Place - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  5. Great card and love the tip about mounting the topper on to white ... must try that myself. I get so used to mounting on to colour that I never thought of justing adding another white layer (lol). Lou x

  6. Fabulous image, design and detail. So many congratulations on your new DT post.

  7. what a great and fun image and a very beautiful card Sandie
    Gr Karin

  8. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card the image is beautiful. Congratulations on your Design Team position. Hugs Jackie

  9. Fab card Sandie. Congrats on DT post x

  10. A fantastic card Sandie. I love the layers and the wonderful image. Congratulations on your new DT post x

  11. Congratulations on the DT placement! Wow! This is so fun! I love the adorable image and such a great design and colors! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  12. Awe, that is just too darn cute! Great job for your new DT.


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