Wednesday, 30 September 2009

My very first Blog Challenge Card!

Way-hey!! I'm no longer a Blog Challenge virgin - or at least I won't be once I've posted the link onto some blogs! Yep, SOME blogs! I've made a card inspired by my good friend Jackie. She's on the DT for Digital-Ink Co and they are running a challenge which I decided to take up. In doing so I looked for a sketch to follow and one think led to another - *LOL!*

One of my colourings has finally made it onto a card so this post is full of firsts. It's my first blog challenge entry ... and some. It's the first time I've used a proper sketch. It's the first time one of my coloured items has found its way onto a card and ... it's a rarity for me to have made a card at home. Only thing I shouldn't have done was use blue! It just never seems to reproduce to the exact colour by the camera or on the pooter but then I couldn't have entered the Digital-Ink Co challenge .... :0{ I can also now see where I could have made improvements although I think I'm getting the hang of this colouring business! I've kept it simple - too simple perhaps, but being my first I'm reasonably happy with it. Anyways, here's my card ....

~ Stamp from The Greeting Farm, Anya Dressy Collection ~
~ Coloured with prismas and Zest-it ~
~ Nail heads (Anya's shoes) ~
~ Flora Doodles Daisy Box Blend from Joanna Sheen ~
~ Quickutz nesting label for matting and layering Anya ~
~ Cuttlebug Swiss Dots A2 embossing folder ~
~ Papers from stash ~

Challenges entered:

Digital-Ink Co* - colours
Friday Sketchers* - sketch.
PaperPlay Challenges - Spot this (flowers and backing)
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - 5 's' words. I used Sparkle & Spots (matting, backing & flowers)
Creative Card Crew* - All that sparkles (matting, flower centre & nail heads)
Stamp Something Challenge Blog * - Your favourite layout (first layout so it's got to be my fave - *lol*)

So that's it! My first blog challenge and from one challenge it grew so that the card actually fits 6 *LOL* Guess it could be more but I think 6, for one card, is quite enough! Just got to go and enter it now .....

Edit: The more I look at this card the more the middle layer looks like a bandaid plaster - *LOL*. That layer should really have been a bit deeper and a contrast methinks. Wonder if I can do something about it - hhhhmmmmmmmmmm?

UPDATE: I've entered it for another challenge ...
Club Anya* - I {heart} punches (Quickutz labels for matting and corner rounders for other layers)
That's 7 challenges now from one card. Am I going for a record? Possibly - *LOL* Not bad for a blog challenge virgin!



stitchy said...

Wow, PeeJay, not to shabby for a first timer lmao...No seriously, that card is fabulous...Thank you for entering our challenge over at Digital-Ink, Co...look forward to seeing you come back for more...

Sue said...

such a beautiful card, i love your colouring it's fabulous.Well done on your first challenge:)

thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)


Julie M said...

Great card, Pam - you've nailed all the challenges!! I love your colouring - fantastic shading with the prismas.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


Shelly said...

Hi Pam! Congratulations on your first challenge! Lovely card, fab colours and sparkle, and nice layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something.
Hugs Shelly x

Teri said...

Hey girl - pretty good for a virgin!! LOL
Well done on all the challenges on your first card, and thanks for joining us at D-ICo.
Teri x

Jackie said...

wow mrs... get you..., you never did do things by halves ! lol... now thats got to be another record for ya !!!! this is fabby Pam, you really have got this colouring lark off to a fine art.. its brilliant. well done, and thanks for joining us over at D-Ic. xxx J

Sue said...

Well Pam congratulations your card is great.Love the colours.Sue x

sheffsue said...

Great card...and you don't hang about do you? 7 challenges with your first!..then again like going for records don't you..balloons spring to

Sue x

Greta said...

Gorgeous card Pam & well done for entering all those challenges. x

Yogi said...

real cute card

TannyP said...

You rocked this challenge! I can't believe it was your first =) Thanks for playing along with us!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Hi thankyou for popping by my blog and leaving a comment/Following me thats 2 points towards the hop

Stamping Dragon

Micki said...

Wow, girl, I love your card! Love your coloring and that flower is the perfect accent! Great great card!

PS: Love your Christmas Play Day cards :-)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for playing along with us at Digital-Ink.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Pam, fantastic colouring.......I love it. Good on you for entering all those challenges.......there will be no stopping you now.

Jackie p xx

Patti Jo said...

That's a lot of challenges to do at one time and you did a great job of it! Good work and great coloring too!

Diane Davies said...

Love Anya!!! Great card and for 7 challenges - wow that's awesome!

Donna said...

Adorable card! Love it. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge. Donna x