Friday, 11 May 2012

Exciting news!!

Good morning bloggers hope you are fine and well this Friday morning!  Today I have two lots of exciting news to share with you - I will be posting later with the second news, but here is the first one:  I have been chosen to be on the Design Team for Cardmadfairy's Digi Days!  I was so excited when Jenni told me I had been successful! Thank you Jenni and the rest of my new teammies!!  For my first card we were given the task of Clean and Simple - big gulp!!  Whilst I really admire CAS cards I must admit to struggling when I have to make them and have only made two in the past.  I spent quite a while scouring blogland looking for inspiration and admiring everyone's CAS cards.  Eventually I came up with this:


This digi stamp is called Young Love and can be purchased here.  I chose this because it looks so much like my two when they were young - especially the little girl.  Although my daughter is older than my son by only 14 months he has always been tall so soon overtook her although he has dark hair but I didn't want to do dark hair on this picture.  I have coloured it with Prisma Pencils for a soft look.  The image has been cut and matted with Spellbinders and then a bit of Milled Lavender DI on the edges.  I have embossed the panel behind the image and rounded the corners for a softer look.  The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is by Inkylicious stamped with Versafine.  I have put everything on foam squares to add a bit of dimension as well.

Please pop over to Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge to welcome my new team mates and see what everyone else has designed and please enter the challenge we would love to see your Clean and Simple creations! I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It

I will be back later today (definitely this time) with my second big news of the day!!  We are off to the Lakes today to take our Texan friends, yesterday was Chester, they have only come to England for 4 days so we are trying to cram as much as we can in!!  See you later and take care xx

39 comments:

Caz said...

Hi Susan love this card so very clean looking and your colouring with pencils is amazing, congratulations on your news you deserve it, hope the weather hold's, here in Morecambe the sky is looking a bit black. Caroline xxx

nnalorac said...

Congrats Susan on your New DT post. Gorgeous CAS card, it has a real feel for the past, love the subtle colours and image, finished of perfectly with the gingham ribbon. Hope you have a lovely day with your friends. Carolxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I love this the colours are fabulous, huggles Pops x x

Crafty Chris said...

wow absolutely stunning and beautifully coloured image, you have the CAS spot on, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Crafty Chris said...

Sorry well done on making the DT, Im not surprised because your cards are beautiful.
Chris x

Star said...

What a lovely card Susan. I love the soft colouring and clean simple lines. Congratulations on your DT post.
Have a great day out
Eileen x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
You had no reason to worry your card is gorgeous,lovely image and design :) x

Rebekah said...

Congrats on your big news this is a beautiful card hugs Rebekah xx

Rose Petal said...

Oh how beautiful Susan. I just love the embossing and that image is just adorable.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Debs said...

Huge congrats Susan on your new DT post - well deserved :o)
Love your CAS card today - it is so elegant. The embossed panel is beautiful and the gingham ribbon finishes it off perfectly.
Have a wonderful day.
Take care
Debs xx

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Susan on your new DT...and fabulous card, love the image and beautiful soft colouring..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Susan,a great image and fabulous design.xxx

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats! CAS is a challenge for me. Occasionally, I am in the mood for CAS, but often more times than not I have a hard time not embellishing some how....

~Tammy~ said...

Oh and your card is just lovely! A real beauty and I like the soft colors! Way to go!

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous colours. Fabulous image....
Congratulations Susan....Enjoy.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your DT post Susan, it's well deserved.
I love this card the soft purple looks pretty with the embossed white panel and your lovely sentiment completes your card perfectly.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Ooh Big Congrats on your DT Position Susan!! Way to Go!! can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!
Your card is so beautiful. I always struggle with C and S cards but this is perfect! it's a gorgeous image and the embossing and ribbon are perfect! Love the sentiment too!
Hope you have a nice time with your Texan Friends hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Jenni said...

Love your clean & simple card Susan and the soft colours are really pretty. Congratulations on your other dt position too - you're going to be busy!
Jenni x

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Susan great embossing and loving image.Comes together great.
Myrax

Sylvia x said...

Well done Susan on your DT position...lucky you!!! And what a great start with this fab CAS card - i too dither when asked to make one of these...

Sylvia x

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your DT place Susan. This card is gorgeous. I love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

This is a lovely card Susan,love the CAS look.

Congrats on your new DT post.

Hugs Julie x

Gillian said...

Hi Susan welcome to the team and congrats on your other DT place too. Your card is lovely using one of my favourite images the soft colours really suit it and I love the sentiment too. Hugs Gillian.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Wow - two DT wins in one day, hope you have fun in the teams.
Congratulations
Hugs
Suzie xx

Claire said...

Congratulations hun and well deserved. Love the gorgeous image and simple layout. Hugs, Claire x

Elaine said...

Wow Susan two Dt roles well done how fabulous , this cardis so pretty I love this image.
Hugs Elaine

coops said...

stunning cas card susan.the image is gorgeous and huge congrats on your new DT post :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Congratulations Susan, a fabulous CAS card, love it!
Helen x

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulations Susan on the DT selection! Your CAS card is fabulous, you aced it!
hugs
glenda

franzesjoi said...

congrats susan!!! :) i love your card its soo sweet... ohhh much love the image and colouring :)

May said...

Big Congrats Susan, on your great news as a DT Member... your card is beautiful... Well done.. Hugs May x x x

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Susan, that is exciting news indeed! Congratulations, so happy for you! You'll be such a wonderful asset to the team with your beautiful cards! This one's no exception, very sweet indeed! Hugs, Ira x

Gemma said...

Woohoo...way to go girl & so well deserved too as your cards are fabulous!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and I love your colouring and papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on your new DT post, they are lucky to have you! I love your clean and simple card - the embossed background is fab and your colouring is brilliant xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

A very successful CAS card, if I may say so. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge and congratulations on being asked to join the DT enjoy XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

This is beautiful, and so perfectly CAS. I love the softness you've achieved with the Prismas and your gorgeous embossing. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Kathleen said...

fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Paper shelter
hugs
Kat x

Sandy said...

Will I never catch up with your gorgeous cards. This is sooooo sweet!
Sandy