Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year......New Challenge.......and a great big 'Hi'!

Hello......I'm back! Today's an exciting day.........the first ever by Lori Designs 'Challenge'! To kick things off, we're starting with a colour challenge so here are our first contenders.......... Now, I'm not all that technical when it comes to colour terms.......the closest I get to being anywhere near name specific is when I'm forced to picked a new 'wall' colour from Benjamin Moore paint swatches! So, that said, the colour challenge this week, in my terms (and no offense to the Stamping Up fraternity out there!) is dark pink, light pink, turquoise blue and an olive green. If you have all these in your challenge entry, you're on the right track.

Here's my effort..........

Now, I know I've used a fair bit of white on here ie. the background, but I had an idea of what I wanted to do, and every time I put a PP behind there, the images got a little lost. I made sure I included all the colours in the images and embellies instead.

These two cuties are of course Lori Boyd creations, which you can find over at the Lollipop Shop ......... 'Lollipop Abby' and 'Sugar Stick Dog'. I paper pieced Abby's outfit and coloured the rest of her, and the dog with Copic markers. Oh, almost forgot, I did use a little Prisma pencil on her cheeks. The banner/bunting is hand cut from scraps, which I embossed using a Cuttlebug folder, then added chipboard letters. I used a little olive green embroidery floss as the 'rope', and the sunshine cloud is actually the top of a Maya Road chipboard tree, which I covered again with a Cuttlebug embossed scrap and inked. I stitched around the edge of the card using two different coloured threads and............Voila.......done!

I hope you get a chance to join in this weeks challenge, so hop on over to the Lollipop Shop and take a look at the other DT creations, for some awesome inspiration.

I'll be back here later with some challenge entries, so till then........have a great day!


Challenges entered:

Simply Create - #34 I'm the Boss.........embossing

CES Challenges - #17 Anything Goes

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - #36 Favourite technique.............I'm undecided between embossing or stitching!

Aly's Sunday Sketch - #32 Anything Goes

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Sentimental

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge Blog - #48 Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown - #30 Embossing

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad)

Jayne this is adorable and I love the banner you used.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Adorable card Janye!! Love the little banner!!


This is so amazing! I love the banner. What a great idea!


Stunning work

liz x


Very cute and creative!! Great little banner!! (=


What a very fun card!! Love the cute images and the great little banner. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.


Love your card, simple design but oh so effective! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week and hope you'll join us next week. Jill


Such a wonderful card :) *love it*

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Tracey Brossart

Such a creative and adorable card, love those cute images! :)



Cute and gorgeous, just love it. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.


What a fantastic card! It is simply adorable :)

Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week



Absolutely gorgeous and I think all the white space is perfect. Nice paper piecing and sun peeking out from behind the cloud :) Thank you for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!


So cute! Love their greeting! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and Catch the Bug this week!

Tammy Miller

What a GORGEOUS card. I love all the detail. Love lori's designs adorable Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our January Anything Goes Challenge!. I hope you'll join us again next time.


wonderful card. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xx


Great job! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs and hope to see you again soon.


This is unbelievably adorable! Dont know which is more clever, the ribbon/cloud/sun or the banner hanging in the poochie's mouth! Love it!!


I love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Tracey Brossart

So very cute, love the awesomely creative banner!! :D



Fab card! I love the banner and the images are so so cute.
Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create and I hope you'll join us with our next challenge.

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