Thursday, 23 February 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges BLOG HOP!!!



I am so pleased to be taking part in 
Just Inspirational Challenges 1st Blog Hop!! 
There are TONS of prizes along the way from some very generous sponsors!!
You should have hopped here from Caroline's Blog

 
I have chosen to work with images from two sponsors.  The first is Fresh Brewed Designs who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps.




Here is my card:

I just thought these little owls were darling... all loved up on their little bench!  They are colored with Flex Markers and the image layer is die cute using a Nestabilities die.  The leaves are die cut from a Tim Holtz set using two different shades of green paper.  I hand embossed the veins in the leaves before distressing them with various distress inks to get the fall colors.  I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  The brown polka dot papers are from a 'pick and mix' bunch I got at Summer Crafting.  The red polka dot paper is from a Create and Craft Christmas Paper Pack and the chestnut paper is from a Woodland Folk set.  The Sentiment is from 3 Birds if I remember correctly.  I have been trying to use up bits from my stash so I took a bit from everywhere for this one! 
Next, I chose one of the lovely images from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps who are offering a $ 10 voucher as a prize.

Here is the card:

I don't tend to do many 'straight to paper' single layer cards, but I had a bit of a play with this lovely Stitchy Bear image in My Craft Studio Professional and tried out some of the new features.  The background is either from MCS Flourishes Volume 1 or possibly Floriography.  I really have to start making notes..lol.  After printing, I thought it just needed a bit of bling so I added some gems and viola! 

Well I have taken up enough of your time, since you have lots more hopping to do.  Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning any of the prizes you must....
Good Luck and Have Fun!   

22 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Just want to let you know that the link to Erin's blog isn't working. It gives an error message that the blog no longer exists. I'd guess the URL is mis-typed. :-D

Crafty Daffy said...

Hiya...thanks for that. I just cut and paste it, but I did some detective work and it seems on the JIC post the link has an extra 'l', so I will let them know over there. Thanks for catching that :)

Karen said...

gorgeous owl card, they are so cute hugs Karen x

Choccy said...

Awww gorgeous cards Denise.

Choccy xx

happyscrapper said...

Those owls are so special. The leaves and the color choice is great. Thanks for sharing you card.

pauline said...

Love the Owls really sweet xx

Bhawana said...

first thing which came in my mind was just beautiful cards. those fall leaves and heart lace are going well together n I loved them.

NanaConnie said...

Love the soft coloring on the owls, Denise, and the way you designed the card with the silhouette is marvelous! Lovely gems.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi

Fabulous cards - as always. I cannot decide which is my favourite, possibly the owls. Keep up the good work.

Dionne

jane stillman said...

love the owls x

Victoria said...

Sorry only just got a chance to pop round to visit you! Gorgeous colours to complement the silhouette.

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful cards, I love the die cut leaves and pretty colours used
Hugs Jul;ie P

Saskia Pullen said...

What a cute card!

Karen C said...

This is lovely! I adore the use of the leaves and the twine! So glad I 'hopped' by for some inspiration!
Hugs,
Karen C
www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

Sammibug said...

Wonderful projects. Love the dreaminiess of the one and the twine and colors on the other. Time to hop along and see what the next stop has in store for me!

Deonna said...

Fabulous Projects! love the fall theme of the first and the blues of the second. great inspiration.

Choka said...

The owls and autumn leaves are lovely and the digistamp doesn't look like a digi :) Lovely

Bonnie said...

Great cards, the little owls are so cute!

Celia Harrington said...

Lovely cards , i love the hops they give us so much insperation xxxxxxx

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Denise, Beautiful cards and the leaves look so real!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

Stephanie-Emma said...

Both these cards are fab! I especially love the first one, i love owls and the leaves look brilliant! :) xxx

Anonymous said...

There is some a lot garabage on blogs today that it's hard to come across the accurate diamonds. Glad i just found one. thanks:)

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