Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Design Team Call at TLC - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

Those of you who read about my creations regularly will know how much I use digital images, word art and design papers produced by Create With TLC. Imagine my joy at the weekend, when I opened up a Blog Update from Paulette saying she's got a Design Team Call on! Here is my application card which uses an image, sentiment and design paper which Paulette has given away on her blog over the last week:



My base card is Ivory Centura Pearl, which has been folded and cut to a DL sized card using my trusty Ultimate Pro, both by Crafter's Companion. The design paper is called Let's Party 3 and I chose it because the colours on it tone very nicely with my base card. The main image is one of Paulette's vintage images and is called New Year in Paris - well, a girl can dream can't she! I printed the image twice: The first was printed onto plain white card, and given a coating of Iridescent Spray and Sparkle. The second was printed onto Neenah Classic Card, and I then chose an area to "Hot Spot" (my Top Tip), cut this small circle out and coloured it using Spectrum Noir Pens in the shades 147, 86, 175 and 42 (as these tone in with the design paper). I matted this circle onto some plain black card from my scraps box, cut it out again with a slight border of black and then layered the mat onto the main image in the right place.

The sentiment is called New Year Square and this was printed onto the Neenah Classic Card and coloured using the same shades of Spectrum Noir Pens as for the "Hot Spot". I embossed an octagonal shape using one of the "nest" of circles on the embossing board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats which fits onto my Ultimate Pro. This shape was then cut out and mounted onto the card. I added a ribbon rosette made from a black organdie ribbon (from my stash) to the sentiment. I completed my card by adding 3 clear gems which, rather aptly, were bought whilst on holiday in France last summer!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Hugs, Helen x

26 comments:

  1. You're right Helen New Year's Eve in Paris would be amazing and in the meantime we have your lovely sparkly card to enjoy!!!!Happy New Year and thanks for entering our challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle, good luck with your Design Team call and hope to see you again next week!
    Trish Munro
    http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
    Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

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  2. A nice technique for your image. Like that pearl texture. Lovely splash of color. Well done. Thank you for entering your card in the Card Crafter's Circle challenge.

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  3. What a fabulous card--and who wouldn't want to spend New Years in Paris?! LOVE it! :) Found you via DYSU. :)

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  4. What a great card - love the colours! Thanks too for sharing such a great tip!!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

    Hugs
    Leanne xx

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  5. Hi Helen... I would love to have a New Year in Paris (or any time of year actually)! I love the colours you've used, and the spotlight. Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle.
    hugs,
    Pauline
    (I love your blog template too.... same as mine! Come Visit!)

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  6. This is a fab and eye catching card. I keep my fingers crossed for your DT application.

    Take care, Heike xx

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  7. gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

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  8. Amazing and beautiful work.Perfect for a celebration card.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

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  9. Great card, striking colours, Love your Top Tip too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
    Happy New Year

    Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

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  10. what a fabulous project,i love the design and colours
    good luck with the dt call
    thanks for joining us at digi doodle shops challenges and good luck
    tracey x

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  11. Fabulous card, Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  12. Beautiful card! Love that Eiffel Tower image and the fireworks! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

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  13. This is such a fab card. The colour combo is magnificent and I love all the details you've described in the tip as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back the 17th for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  14. Great card, love the fireworks, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
    xx

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  15. What a fabulous entry card! This is stunning. I love the colors too. It's perfect.
    Thanks for playing in the Sass Cheryl's challenge this week.

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  16. Wow! What an awesome new year's card! Good luck on the DT call!

    Thanks for playing at Little Miss Muffet!

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  17. Fabulous card Helen, I love that ribbon rosette. New Year in Paris... imagine.
    Tracey
    x

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  18. Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your wonderful and lovely comments. They really are very much appreciated.
    Unfortunately, I didn't get a position on the DT ... but Paulette's images are still fab!
    Helen x

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  19. What a cute creation, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

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  20. Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

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  21. What a wonderful memory,, Love the colors and theme. Awesome creation. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!!!

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  22. Beautiful Card! Thanks for joinig The Crafter's Cafe. Hugs, Julia-DT

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  23. Perfect new beginning card! ringing in the new year with this happy, vibrant card!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl new beginnings challenge this week!
    Judy

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  24. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

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  25. Wow This is gorgeous.Love the card.thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe

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  26. what a fun NY card!
    thanks for playing with us at Sassy Cheryl's

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Helen x