Monday, 25 February 2013

Striding Out

This is my first post of the day - please scroll up to see my second

Good morning friends and I hop you are well. It's been bitterly cold here all weekend and we've had lots of flurries of fine, powdery snow! Not enough to settle, but when we took our girls to a local theme park yesterday it certainly gives a different viewpoint on rides! :o)

This morning brings a new challenge for the Team A Divas at Whoopsi Daisy, and our theme for you this week is Use a Sentiment - nice and simple, so there can be no excuses for not coming and joining in!

Our lucky winner's prize is (as usual) one sheet of images from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, unless you've used a Whoopsi Daisy Image for your project in which case you can choose two sheets of images. Linnie has also kindly let the DT loose in her store to choose an image to showcase.

I've done something a little different this time and taken my digital layering one stage further to produce a wholly digital card layout:

This can then be printed out, and affixed directly onto a card blank.

My recipe is as follows:

  • Design Papers - Design Papers - are from a set by Summer at Summertime Designs called 'Year to Shine'. The base layer is called Modern Circles and the top layer is called Red Floral. Again, I've used my word processing programme to put a border around each layer, so it looks like they're all matted onto black card.
  • Image - This gorgeous girl is from Sheet 389 and she is just one of the gorgeous digis drawn by Linne at Whoopsi Daisy. On the sheet there are just 2 different images, but both images come in a black & white format so you can take the time to colour them yourself, or if you need a quick card then the pre-coloured option (as used here) is perfect! I think these images would suit older girls/teens, and I love this girl's look with her ruffled skirt and bows on her wellies!
  • Ribbon - also comes from the 'Year to Shine'  kit and is called Ribbon 5. I love the pulled edge look it has to it!
  • Sequins - come from another of Summer's (Summertime Designs ) kits, called 'One Year Older'. 
  • Sentiment - is by the lovely Annette at Netty's Cards, and she originally designed this sentiment for me, to bale me out of a huge hole! It is now available, together with some other great freebie sentiments on her blog - if you go over there, be sure to tell her that I sent you! I recoloured the sentiment in a red/burgundy colour so it ties in with the rest of my card, before digitally layering the sentiment over a white circle which had a black border - again giving the impression of there being a mat!

I will print the layout and affix it to a card blank, and add photos later so you can see what it looks like on a card. I'll also get a close up of this gorgeous image for you!

Do come over to Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and see the other gorgeous creations the Divas have made "Using a Sentiment". We also have a blog hop running simultaneously with this challenge and you have the opportunity to win the sheet of image featured on each stop of the "Hop"! Don't forget to come and show us your creations. You've got until Sunday 3rd March to link your creations up. Don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image, then you can make any style of card or project - you don't have to follow this week's theme!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

I'll be back later with my next post of the day. In the meantime, take care.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. A gorgeous digital creation. Love the vibrant colours.
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  2. Wow Helen what a fab card and all digital! Clever you I wouldn't know where to start xx

  3. Beautiful card Helen, love the design you have created.

    Hugs Julie xx

  4. Hi Helen - your card is just fabulous - very striking - love the paper and the sentiment and of course the image! Have a fab day! Hugs Rachel xx

  5. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  6. Fab card Helen, and thanks for the credit for the sentiment.

    1. My pleasure Annette and thanks for baling me out of a huge hole last month ... the same one I've pitched myself into again (can you guess?)!!!!!
      Helen xxx

  7. Amazing, fabulous digital card, hard to believe it was all done digitally. Great work, love it.

  8. Fabulous card Helen and all digital too you clever chic. Love this image and your gorgeous papers.
    Nicola -x-

  9. Yes. your card front is perfect for the challenge! Love the digital layers and that image! Thanks for sharing at Digitally Sweet!

  10. I love your digi card Helen. I like doing digi cards I very often use digi papers and like you put a border round them saves a lot of time and paper. This is alovely design

  11. Gorgeous card, great image and colours...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Challenge.
    Wendy xx

  12. Your card is awesome and I love that sentiment! Gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again! Hugs

  13. Oh wow, this is really pretty and I love the image you used. what a great sentiment and love your colors to! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  14. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  15. This is a great creation, well done. Thanks for playing at Digitally Sweet.

    hugs Ali x

  16. Beautiful! I love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  17. Fun take off the inspiration photo! Thanks for joining ion at FYI!

  18. Such a cute digital card~love the layout!


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