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  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!   

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