Anything Goes With A Digi

Over at One Stitch At A Time, we’re just launching this week’s challenge.  The theme this week is Anything Goes With A Digi, so it couldn’t be simpler for you to play along!

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My card this week features A New Place by Hope Jacare.  I like the whimsical style of the image, and really enjoyed colouring the different areas of the earth and sea in varying shades of blue and green.  I used Pro-Markers as usual – was pleased I stocked up on fine nibs attachments earlier in the month, they came in very handy!  Once coloured, I mounted the image on a blue cardstock, layered over another piece of the same card, embossed with Swiss Dots, and a slim strip of white card that I dragged my Tumbled Glass Distress Ink pad over.

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On the card base, I scored some additional lines at the top and bottom to create a little more detail on a relatively simple card.  Lastly, I added some gems in two shades of blue for little sparkle!

Make sure you head over to the One Stitch At A Time blog and have a peek at the other DT creations!

Thanks for reading x


One Stitch At A Time Gift Card Holder

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Here is my first DT project of 2014 for One Stitch At A Time.  Our theme for this challenge is “Use A Digi” and we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps Outlet, who are offering the lucky winner all the digis used by the DT for challenge 194.

For this challenge I was given the Musical Notes Stamp Set by Sentimental Susan – the set has two styles of musical notes, I have used the smaller of the two for my project.  I chose the smaller image as I needed an i-Tunes gift card holder for a friend’s birthday (although I haven’t bought it yet, so have just popped a Debenhams gift card in to illustrate!).  For speed, I downloaded a gift card holder cut file from the Silhouette store, added the image on to the outside of the holder and the smaller presentation card inside, then print and cut the whole thing.  I added a little Glossy Accents to the notes on the outside of the holder, but left those inside unglossed.  Finally, I looped some grosgrain ribbon through the hole I added to the cut file.

Make sure you pop over and have a look at the other projects created for you by the DT this week!!

I’ll be back later with my first DT project for Sentimental Sundays

Thanks for reading x

My first One Stitch At A Time DT project!

Today is the day of my first challenge for the One Stitch At A Time Design Team!!  This week, the theme is Anything Goes, an nice and easy one to play along with.

For my card, I am using the “In The Meadow, We Can Build A Snowman” digi, by Reece’s Scrap Pieces which is available through the StitchyBear’s Stamp Shop.
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I coloured the image using Pro-Markers.  This was my first attempt at colouring snow and I am pretty pleased with the end result!  It isn’t very easy to see from the picture above, but I used Tea Green with a blender pen to create some shaded areas on the snowman and the snow on the ground,  As I’ve mentioned before, I love sparkle, so as a final touch I added some Star Dust Stickles to represent the frosty glimmer.

The silver snowflake frame was created using the Silhouette.  I welded some small snowflakes to the outside of a circle and then cut the whole frame from some silver vinyl-type that has been lurking in my stash box for a good while!

The embossed strip underneath the image, was originally a shimmery cardstock, but I wasn’t keen once I laid it all together, so I flipped it over and used the white side inside, with a length of ribbon across the centre, in a similar colour to the background paper, which was included as one of several extra papers in the digi set.

So, back to the challenge…  As I mentioned earlier, the theme this week is “Anything Goes” and this week’s sponsor is the StitchyBear Digi Outlet.  For the chance to win the complete set of digis used by the DT in Challenge 184, simply include an image from the StitchyBear Store.  There is also a runner-up prize of $3 to spend as you wish in the StitchyBear online store for entries that do not use a StitchyBear image.  I hope to spot your entries there!!

I’m off to enter a few challenges myself with this card – just spotted a couple of  “Anything Goes” at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and Challenges 4 Everybody, not to mention Make It Sparkle over at Crafting When We Can!

Thanks for reading


Yumi and Fumi Handmade – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps – Christmas Is Coming

Challenges 4 Everybody – Challenge 31: Anything Goes

Crafting When We Can – Make It Sparkle

Scribble and Scrap Craft – Challenge 3: Anything Goes