Friday, 28 May 2010

DT Call

I've decided to start a fortnightly challenge here on Donnas Den of Crafts and am looking for a handful of you guys out there to join the design team.  All members will need to be able to make one card fortnightly for the regular challenge and to comment on the entrants as much as possible.  You will also need to publicise the challenges that Donna's Den sponsors which is approximately one a month (but sometimes they're like buses!).  The fortnightly challenge will be based on a theme (xmas, colour combo, etc.) or a sketch.  Initially, we will run for 3 months as it's all new to me and there may be tweaks along the way.

In return for your time and inspiration, each month I will provide some goodies from my shop for you to use on your cards.  You will get a badge for your sidebar and will need to provide links to my shop, the challenge blog and the other team member's blogs.

I think that's covered most initial questions but feel free to ask.  Just leave any questions in the comments below.

Anyone interested should leave a link to their card(s) in the comments below before mignight BST (British Summer Time) on 28th May 2010.  I will contact/announce the winners by 31st May 2010 and the first challenge will be on 14th June 2010.

Good luck

Monday, 24 May 2010

Cards for Men Challenge - No. 11

Gosh time just flies by in our house.  Here's my DT card for Cards for Men - this week's theme is 'Good Luck'.  The image is AJ with Sign and it is available here from The Stamping Boutique who are sponsoring the challenge.

I've coloured the image with prismacolours.  I printed the image out 3 times so that I could do some decoupage although it's not so clear from the photograph.

The card is a Bazill Basics and the DP is Basic Greye 'Origins'.  The four-leaf clover stickers from Dovecraft Handcrafted Boutique.

I hope you like my card.  Please hop over to Cards for Men and take a look at the rest of the cards and maybe even join in.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Cards for Men Challenge - No. 10

So here we are again with another card for Cards for Men.  The challenge theme this time is 'Outdoors' and here is my design.  The images are from Hope Jacare and I have coloured them using Prismacolor Pencils.  The card stock is Bazill Basics (colour Mystique).  I cut a 6"x6" card out and then a 4"x4" square aperture.  I've kept the inner part to use on a gatefold card in the future.

In practice I found the card was not quite stiff enough to support the back after I had cut such a large hole in the front.  I would either reinforce it or alter the design slightly in the future.

I hope you like my card and will have a go at the challenge on Cards for Men.  Pop over and take a look at the other members of the Design Team for some great ideas.