Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two Challenges and Big News!


Welcome to my Wednesday post. It's the day I always share what I have made for the Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge is to make an easel card. The team has done a great job and has some lovely samples to show you. Be sure to stop by and check them out. Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights and the random drawing winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for digital images from Wendy's store.



For the past two days I have had some exciting news that I have been dying to share! I was invited to join a brand new digi stamp company's first design team. It's none other than Isabella's Sketchbook! I discovered her store and challenge blog about a month ago and fell in love with her images. She has such a wonderful vintage/retro style to her drawings. I've used several of them in recent weeks so if you are a regular reader, you have already seen some of her work.

Today is the big announcement about the design team over on Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge blog. I hope you will stop by and see who else made the team. There is some major talent on this team and there will be some wonderful samples to inspire you. This week it's an open challenge. All you have to do to enter is use one of Isabella's images. The winner of this week's challenge will receive six of Isabella's digital images. So what are you waiting for. See ya over there!

If you're interested in the details, here they are in brief: Both images are from Isabella's Sketchbook, the DP is Cosmo Cricket (which I hated to use, but just felt it went perfectly with these images!), sentiment typed in Metalic Avacodo font on my computer. Other: Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distressing inks, Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug Oliva alphabet dies to cut the X and O, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, colored with Copics and yes, I did make the cute tiny yellow ribbon flower. Oh, and yes there is an 's' on 'always'; it's just behind the hug. Obviously I forgot to test for alignment before I glued the stopper down. And one last detail, totally irrelevant, I had a BLAST coloring that image of the little girl. I was grinning the entire time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I always love to hear from you!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges for this card:

Your Next Stamp - Going Dotty
Stamptacular Sunday - Sew Special
City Crafter - Easel Card
My Time to Craft - Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Die Cut Dreams - Make Your Own Flowers
Pollycraft - May Your Own Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 DPs, 1 flower
Sentimental Sundays - Blooming Gorgeous (flower(s) and sentiment)
ABC Challenge - T is for Thank You

60 comments:

Annika said...

I am a big fan of your cards. I mean - HUGE! They're always finished off just right and your colouring is fabulous!
Hugs
Annika

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Linda, seriously! This card is stunning!!

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Linda, I'm so very, VERY happy to have you on the design team. I absolutely love your style!

Julie said...

Beautiful easel card, Linda! Love the colors and ...everything!

Congratulations on being on the DT--they chose well!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

scrappyjan said...

Hello Linda, THIS IS FAB!!! I love the colors with the images!! OUTSTANDING JOB with this card!!
hugs, Janiel

Linda Robinson said...

This is beautiful! You give every card that right touch! I have pop in over at isabella's sketchbook and your right there images are adorable.

Hugs,
Linda

Sharon Keanly said...

A stunning creation Linda. So pleased to be working with you on the DT. Sharon

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just a stunning card, Linda! I knew you were going to have something wonderful for us today, and boy oh boy, was I right. every day I visit your blog is pure delight!
I can't even believe that I am blessed enough to be on the same DT as you, but I sure hope some of your talent rubs off on me. we are gonna have a ball! :)

Chris said...

Congrats and great card!

Cec said...

This is a very fun and fabulous card with so many great elements, especially the two images that work so well together. I don't know how you do so much in such little time. I am in awe. It is going to be so much fun working with you on this team.
Hugs!
Cec

Peri said...

This is just superb Linda - absolutely glorious. So bright, so happy and just beautiful. Am so pleased to be working alongside you at Isabella's!
Hugs xx

Yvonne Hagane said...

Congrats on your big news AND your featuring on Inspirational, Linda!!! I`m so happy for you:))
Love your card too - it`s super cute!
Hugs.

Diana Q said...

Linda...Love your vintage style! Just gorgeous! I also need to take coloring lessons from you! (grin)
Looking forward to being team mates! ;D Diana Q

Lisa said...

Hi Linda! So excited to be on Isabella's DT with such talented ladies!!! I just LOVE your easel card! I want to make one of those soon! Can't wait to see more of your creations! Have a great day!

JACKIE M said...

Hello Linda, I love your card, great to be on the same Dt.

Jackie :)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Congrats on your new DT spot, always fun to get on the ground floor of new start ups.Another fabulous card, I'm real close to breaking out the machine.

Randi said...

Linda, looking forward to get to know you better as we travel the Isabella road.! love your blog and your style of cards. Have a great rest of the week.

Sue C said...

Oh wow Linda ! Where do I start, I just love it all the colours the way you've split the images. Your stitching, which I am always so green with envy ! It's going to be so fantastic being on the DT together. Sue C x

Cass said...

Gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Linda this is amazing those colours together with the image are just a pure delight fabulous work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Marimer said...

Preciosa y supercreativa, esta genial!!
Bss

Joseline said...

Beautiful easel card Linda!!! Congrats on the DT spot. Going to check it out right now.

Viv said...

Hey Linda! I absolutely adore this card! You are so talented! Did you make the ribbon flower, its so cute! Can't wait to see what else you come up with! Viv xx

Cheryl said...

wow how stunning is this gosh perfection love cheryl xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Linda, as I have said before you are a goddess! You always have the most fabby cards EVER!

Congrats on your new dt position too!

The Wired Angel said...

Hi Linda.. this card is darling and I have to work on this image soon. .Thanks for the inspiration.

It's a pleasure to meet you. I think I know you through OCC and have been an admirer! We'll have a blast on Isabella's DT! Hugs, Peggy

Edith said...

Beautiful card Linda! Images are so cute... Congratulations for the good news:)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I left you a congrats earlier, but this time I'm leaving you a link to a card on my blog because you finally wore me down, I broke out the sewing machine, but I do need lots of practice to come up to your standards.
Check it out

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute one! Nice image and great color choice. Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

june lanum said...

Great card, love the story of home it represents. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB come back every Tuesday for a new challenge

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda another supa challenge card and well done on the new dt post well deserved and cant wait to see what you make.

Annette said...

This is absolutely charming! So much detail - everything just gels so beatifully! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Lauretta See said...

Hi Linda,, your card is gorgeous..
Please do leave a link to our challenge for a chance to win :) Good Luck!!

Craft your passion

Hugs x

Lauretta x

Tammy said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD,
xx

nadyne said...

Your card is beautiful
thank you for playing with us on CYP.
hugs
Nadyne xx

Victoria said...

hiya

fantastic work. Cathy and I are going to reinstate the top 5 of the ABC we didn't realise it was so popular.

hugs Vciky x

Marit Meijer. said...

This card is stunning!!! I love that flower! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.
Hugs, Marit.

Claudine Poch said...

This is so cute. I love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

raindropecho said...

Another amazing creation from you, Linda. Congrats on another fantastic design team; her images are amazing! Thanks so much for entering this into Sentimental Sundays :)
- Ann

Juls said...

fab!! I love the polka dots and how you have used the ribbon! Hugs Juls

Donna said...

LOVE this card! Gorgeous colours and images. Thanks for joining us at ABC and congrats on your DT.
Hugs, Donna x

Cheryl said...

me back again meant to thank you also for joining us at OSAAT LOVE hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Linda I so love this creation of yours it is Truly stunning, will be calling back soon to see more of your beautiful work, also became a follower, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Tana said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Linda! Thank you for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion!

Karyn said...

Gorgeous Card Linda. I love the retro feel and the colours you've used are just stunning. Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion. x

SemSee said...

WOW! What a gorgeous easel card, Linda! Congrats on your new DT position! Thanks for joining our 'Going Dotty' challenge at YNS Challenges! Hugs, Sem x

sam said...

Well done on the DT pos hun, thoroughly well deserved. Thanks for joining in the fun here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

Mummylade said...

that is a fantastic card. Thank you so much for entering DCD this week and good luck.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! I love the image, I shall be going to have a look at them! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB. Hope to see you again next week. :)

Tammy said...

This is one fabulous card!!! Beautiful!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous card! but I'm so impressed with all the challenges! I need to take "combining challenges" lessons from you!
so glad to be on DT together!

Leonie said...

What a fabulous easel card! Love the images you have used. Thanks for joining in with us this week at SSC. hope to see you soon
Hugs Leonie

Tineke said...

Gongrats on your DT spot! Beautiful card, everything is just perfect!Thank you for joining us at CYP this week.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge with your beautiful card, Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Nicola said...

Beautiful card and colour combo Linda, your image and handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Congratulations on your wonderful news.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Lauretta See said...

Hi Linda,
Just in case you didnt see.. you are the winner for our last week's challenge :)) please come an thack a look to see your prize. Congrats!
Craft Your Passion xx

thread-bare said...

Wow what a fab card. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT. x Clare (DT) x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card and fab papers and images. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

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