Friday, 22 January 2010

First Challenge at Doodle Dragon Studios

Good Morning crafters, hope everyone is well. I had a great birthday yesterday and received some stunning cards which I will share with you when I  post the result of my candy. I did spend some of my day crafting and here is the result. Dustin Pike a fantastic artist has finally started a challenge blog - Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog and the first challenge was to use a freebie image with a Valentine theme.

This is the image I was sent, he has been coloured with watercolour crayons and his wings have been glittered - I did glitter the growing cupcake but I notice the photo hasn't picked that up sorry! I wrote the sentiment, one because I didn't have one that said the right thing and two because the challenge at Paperplay Challenges is to use your own handwriting. I used a sakura stardust pen to write the sentiment.
I used the sketch at Cupcake Craft Challenges shown below. I have added extra embellishments as it looked rather bear! before.

I have used both my Spellbinders nestabilities - will have to get some more they are so good - to mount the image and for the circle at the side. I then embossed the glittery pink scallop using the Perfect Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder and I am so pleased with the effect.

I have done a bit of punching too, I had to use my Xcut punches on the foam because the others didn't work!! The other flower is from the glittery pink card. I have further embellished the flowers with gems from Anita.

The hearts have been embellished using some flat backed pearls I received from Suzy, thanks hun.

They were the perfect colour for this card so just begged to be used!!! I am really pleased with the effect although it was very fiddly as they are tiny. The papers were from the now closed Funky Fairy's Christmas collection. I also used some Core'dinations Black Magic card heavily sanded to show the brown colour.

Phew have I finished - no not yet!! Now for all the other challenges I am entering this card in and there are a few:-

Doodle Palace - Pink and Bling,

Practical Scrappers - Any type of embossing,

Cooking It Up With Katie - A recipe - Non human image, Texture and Use a product never used before (flat backed pearls),

Cute Card Thursday - Fairy Fantastic (well the bear has wings)

Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pink,

Simon Says Challenges - Punch It,

Inky Impressions Challenge - Valentine card with pink and hearts,

Crafty Creations - Valentines/Love,

Creative Belli Challenge - Hearts,

Creative Card Crew - Punch It,

The Crafty Pad - Animal,

Bee Crafty - Favourite Colour Combo and a digi (I love Pink and Brown)and,

Allsorts - Pink and Brown.

There you have it!!! As ever I would love to know what you think.



Leann said...

This is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us on CCT :)
Hugs x

Katie said...

That's a super card!
Great colors and attention to details, and all those wonderful challenges!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Unknown said...

Woohoo, is that 16 challenges Mrs Dragonlady???!!!!
Fab card Ali (as ever) - you really are getting some use out of that Cuttlebug aren't you.
Fantastic, love it.
Dawn xx

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!

Saskia :)

Teri said...

Woah - you did well on those challenges again!! lol
Fab card hun! Love those nesties too - shame they are so bloomin' expensive!
Glad you had a fab day yesterday!!
Teri x

Paula said...

Wow what a pretty card such a lovely image and colours and fabulous details. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Suzi Mac said...

Lovely card hun, love how you've hand written your sentiment underneath that cute ted. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Linda . J said...

Wow Ali now thats some challenges you have entered and with such a beautiful card. Lovely detail and the papers and colouring are gorgeous.
Glad you had a great Birthday and just perfect craft time.
Hugs Linda

Debbie said...

Hi Ali, aww what a lovely card and sweet image. :) :) beautiful detail you have added too. :)
Thanks for joining us at The crafty pad challenge. :)

xxDebbie The crafty pad

Tere Azua said...

he is so cute, lovelye card!

Crystal said...

oh my this is sooo cute, love that sentiment and that darling image!!!! Beautiful color combo love the brown!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Danni said...

Very cute!!

Rose said...

oh he is a cutie!! your card is wonderful, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. The image is adorable and the papers are perfect. Glad you enjoyed using Kathrin's sketch. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Liza said...

A gorgeous card and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

wow, fab card and great going on all those challenges !
Glad you had a great birthday, apologies for my late card - hope you get it today !
Kate x

Mary Lou said...

Beautious card!! Really like the foam accents--I have not tried them yet--great inspiration :) Congrats on your WOJ winnings--lucky girl :)))
Mary Lou

Nancy said...

Super cute image, and what a great layout!! Tons and tons of challenges! I'm in awe!!

Juls said...

Just soooooooo cute!! Love it!!

Allison Rankin said...

Lots of pretty details on this one!

Amy said...

Way to rock the challenges! The card is super cute, love that image!

Donna said...

Beautifully designed card Alison, love your choice of colours and embellies, thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Maria Matter said...

oh, this is so pretty, love the the embossed circle! perfect sentiment!
Blessings, Maria

Cheri said...

How sweet! Thanks for playing in the Doodle Dragon challenge!

Deirdre said...

Great card, love all the details. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Lelia Pierce said...

Wow! Look at all those challenges! I love all the texture on this card! Thanks so much for joining Doodle Dragon Studios for our first challenge!


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ali, such a sweet image and your handwriting looks fab hun.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Heather Schlatter said...

This card is lovely Ali!!! I really love the look of the distressed edges sounds like a Tim Holtz paper distresser would be a great idea for you!!!!

Wonderful job on this!!!


Iris said...

Absolut stunning card, great work with fabby colours.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week.


Chrissy D said...

Sooo Cute! Love the details! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Doodle Palace said...

WOW! Congratulations on filling all the different challenges! Very nice, cute little fairy bear! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Doodle Palace!
Dee and Robin

Bee said...

Lovely card and great colour combo with super textures. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Adorable card -with lots of great details -- thnks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling that sweet image and such awesome details!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

Jackie said...

This is just cute! I love the adorable little bear! Thanks for playing in the Inky Impressions Challenge!