Monday, 28 December 2009

New Beginnings

Morning all and welcome to our next, although slightly shorter than normal challenge. I had the fabulous Jules creations to work with this time.
The brief this time was  to
"Create a card or LO using the following recipe: gold, silver/gray, black// something glittery//embellishment: ribbon and incorporate some kind of distressing"

I took Jules' Flamenco dancer and printed her out a couple of times. The spare printout I had, I used to cut out the layers of her dress on the glittery black card and given it some dimension with the help of some silicone. After I'd coloured the rest of her in with my copics I mounted her onto a circle of silver mirri board which I distressed with a black ink pad. The background that she is mounted onto is some gold tissue paper that I think I rescued from a Christmas present from 2008, which I scrunched up and then wiped a black ink pad over the top of it. I then reflattened it with the help of my heat gun and my bone folder and then stuck it to my card blank. I added a bit of black and gold sticky ribbon from my stash along with a silver bottle from some confetti and then wrote Happy New Year with my glue pen and sprinkled with gold glitter and drew around with a black pen when it was dry as it didn't show up enough.

Also from the stable of Jules is this little beauty which I believe is one of the stamps up for grabs as a prize.

Right this is a little late but here is what you could win

and by the way that's going to be one of my NEW Years more organised, another is to be more active and the last one is to lose weight so they all go hand in hand really. If I'm more organised I can find time to do my crafting, the housework, walk the dogs (2 lots of exercise there) and then hopefully coz I won't be bored, I won't get the munchies and coz I'm doing some exercise, I'll hopefully lose weight. Of course I'll keep you all updated on how I'm doing in all three.
Don't forget to check out all the other fabby girls on the DT blogs. You'll find their links on the sidebar.

Okay then you lovely lot, remember there is only ONE week to enter the challenge this time around as we are going to be introducing some new faces around here and we need to get them settled in and up to speed. So no dilly dallying this time around - get those entries in for us all to drool over.
If I'm not back again before the end of the year - I wish each and every one of you lovely people out there a very
Happy New Year!
Sam x


  1. Oh Sweetie, what a gorgeous job you done on this card..I love the way you layered it and distressed the are a clever little bugger lol...excellent

  2. Gorgeous card hun, fab decoupage. Love your new look blog too.
    Hope you have a lovely New Year
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. Your cards are wonderful..... I love how you cut out the skirt in layers .... it is wonderful.... and the new years card is perfect...

    Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for Digital-Ink Co.


  4. Sam,

    I love how you layered her dress. Very Kreative! I couldn't tell that from the pic I saw. Great job as always!

  5. Hi Sam ya little bugger lol thats a good un huh? yer I love your card too very clever made will likely enter too you know me lol

    liz xx

  6. wow! all i can say is GORGEOUS! you did an amazing job with this challenge :)


  7. Hi Sam, what a great job with both of these cards! They are both just adorable!! Great job!

  8. WOW!!! both cards are stunning Sam, love the way you have layered the skirt on the dress, briiliant work chum xxhugsxx
    Sarah xx

  9. Fantastic work my friend Have a brilliant new year too
    love june xxxx

  10. Great cards Sam, love your new blog look!
    Hugs, Chris

  11. Sam, both cards are great, but my favourite is the flamenco dancer one, it's just stunning, love everything you've done with it :)


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