Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge Launch!

Exciting news!!! If you've ever read my"About Me" you'll know that I'm on the design team for Scrapbook Sisters,well today they are launching a weekly Card Challenge and I have been asked to be on the Design Team for this as well. The first challenge is Pink and Black and tonight I'm blogging my DT card for the first challenge.
Pink cards just have to be my bestest favourite to make and the lovely glittery spotty paper by Doodlebug is just so scrummie. I've teamed it up with the deeper pink paper,"Mondovi
Ikat" Paisley Road collection by Prima,it doesn't show in the photo but it has an almost material like print with watermark flowers on,and it's double sided with the other side being large bright zigzags of colour.

The image is Dreamy by Sugar Nellie,I stamped her using Momento Tuxedo Black coloured her using Copics and added Papermania self adhesive flat backed gems to her shoes.

I made the flower by twisting ribbon into shape following a twist similar to the parcel bows you can buy. I needed to use two different ribbons together to get my desired results,I then stitched through the layers adding one button on top of another,inspired by Nancy's Button Bouquets

I wanted my greeting to be stamped onto the pink so to make it stand out I glued it onto a small piece of the pink and black spotty ribbon so that only the edge showed. Apart from the buttons which are from my stash,everything I used for this card is available at Scrapbooksisters

And there it is,my pink and black card. I really hope that this inspires a few of you to come and join the challenge as the prize for the first winner looks to be amazing.(I almost wish I wasn't on the DT so I could stand a chance to!)
The first challenge is going to run till the 14th of September so come on,sort out your pink and black stash and enter Scrapbook Sister's First Card Challenge!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
happy crafting,


Sue Upson said...

Wow, lovely card Julie, great colouring on the image too xx

Mina said...

gorgeous Julie, I love love love that ribbon treatment and might have to have a go at one of those
Mina xxx

pink lady said...

Well done Julie on your DT spot....your work is beautiful so you deserve it ! I love what you have done with the ribbon on this card, it looks so effective x

Annika said...

Awww, gorgeous card! And congrats on the launch of the new challenge!

gayle said...

Fab card Julie. Your colouring is beautiful. I love this image she is so sweet. x

brenda said...

Hi Julie

Thanks for the nudge, am going to link up now.

A great card for your first DT submission as well.

B x

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a stunning card, Julie. Your colouring is awesome and the ribbon flower so cute. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and letting me know about your new card challenge launch at Scrapbook Sisters.
Amelia x

Squirrel x said...

Hi Julie, wow hun, what a fabulous DT card! I just adore pink and black so will def be giving this challenge a try, thanks for letting me know about it. In awe of your colouring, your little Sugar Nellie lass is stunning. Hugs, Sxxx

Nancy said...

Well YOU'RE a naughty one! Sending me word on another challenge! That's like offering me a jammy day, bed-headed, phone free, chocolate coated, coffee filled the middle of the week! I won't be able to resist!
And what fun seeing a link to my Button Blog.
I bought one of those button flowers while on holiday in Georgia with my sissy's. The price for the one stem was $6.50. My sister's had a fit because it was JUST ONE FLOWER. But I knew I would get a return on my 'investment' using that lone flower for a pattern later. I've made literally HUNDREDS of these as gift bouquets (even made some for my skeptical siblings.) Thanks for the link to my 'Bubble'. I can't wait to get started on a new challenge - life will settle down here SOON. This challenge is just what the 'virtual therapist' ordered!
The ribbon button is so sweet! Congrats on Design Team status. Your work is delightful.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for the invite to the challenge. I'll do my best to get one made. Lovely ribbon flowers you have made. Thanks ~ Diane

mrs ann said...

Great card and the ribbon is the same process that I used for our wedding car bows!! you get a nice pointed corner, never thought to use it on my cards!!. Thanks for that
P.S. I will become a follower now.x

Sharon said...

Super cute. I love your ribbon flowers. Too cute.