Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Guest Designer over at Karleigh Sue Challenge

Hello again,

I was asked recently by a good friend to guest DT over at the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog for their Pin Up Challenge and of course I couldn't refuse :D

The theme is 'Foolish Thoughts' and I was given the perfect image to play with:

Image: The Sea Can't Hold Me by Karleigh Sue Digital Stamps

I thought I'd try a DL make for a change...I realised I have never blogged one and haven't even made one for omg it must have been years!
I really enjoyed the challenge so may well make some more this shape, watch this space lol
I made my own DL as it was easier and means I am not limited by the card blanks I have, DL envelops are also easy and cheap to get so another plus!

Here's what I used:
Crafters Companions: Centura Pearl Hint of Gold A4 card (cut to size; using the Ultimate Crafters Board I scored at the tri-fold A4 line and then folded, this gave me the DL and I simply cut off the rest).  The left over piece of card was used as the mat on the front :D  you know how I hate waste lol
That Craft Place: 160 gsm super smooth card; copics, copic refills; twine;
Very CAS make for me...the only embellie is a safety pin (colour tinted with Copics) and 3 charms.  I made the jump rings with craft wire and then added them with bakers twine.
My Favourite Thing: Dienamic Pierced Circle Stax die set....I know, that one again!  Seriously I think I'm addicted and may need an intervention lol or a new die set to play with! lol
The other card used was purchased at the NEC last month, and that is about it :D

Here's the close ups:

Hope you like my new way of adding my Copic colours(the blob was my dark blue Copic!) lol I saw it on a fellow blogger's post and thought what a super idea :D  I love how blogs enable us to share ideas, but the downside is we just want more and more stash! lol

Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment before you go, every one is very much appreciated as are followers, so if you aren't following me already I would love it if you could :D

Don't forget to check out the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog for the DT's fabulous projects too and it's a monthly challenge so plenty of time for you to join don't have to use a Karleigh Sue image, but it would be grand if you do :D
The Karleigh Sue Digi Store can be found HERE

Before I go a big thank you for Cheri and Rachel for asking me to guest design :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

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  1. Beautiful, love the layout too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. This is gorgeous,what a fab stamp,lovely

  3. This is stunning. Simple elegance xx Jan

  4. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card I love the image she is beautiful. Hugs Jackie

  5. Beautiful....I just love all the circles!! Love your choice of colours, that green is fab and you've coloured her beautifully, love the hair!! Cool way of hanging the charms too xxx

  6. This is really beautiful Sandie!! The colours are awesome, and I really like the sentiment too. Just perfect!

  7. Stunning Sandie, I love the mermaid and the sentiment. Gorgeous colours and her hair is stunning!
    Linda xxx

  8. Hi Sandie, beautiful card, love the image and she is beautifully coloured. Nice Dl card. Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. Gorgeous card Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  10. Super cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Great make, Sandie! Beautiful coloring of the image and nice composition of the overall project. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Wow! What a beautiful card! I love this image and your colouring is just amazing! Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck!

  13. This card is gorgeous!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the fun polka dot paper! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :)

  14. A lovely elegant design, pretty colours and the trio of charms looks fab :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Hugs, Kat x

  15. Oh Sandie this is another beautiful creation I adore both the image and wonderful sentiment the design and colours are ACE.
    lorraine x


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