Monday, August 9, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers DT- Happy Birthday!

Well it's time to sing: hmmmmmmmm .....lalalala..................uh hm....
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to Crafty Cardmakers,
Happy birthday to you!!

Yup Crafty Cardmakers is ONE year old on Aug 10 !! Wow, a whole year in the making and we have all of our lovely followers to thank. Young & Old, Veteran & Newbies......................each & every ONE of you have made Crafty Cardmakers a success!!! WOOHOO! Give yourselves a big pat on the back!!! Not to forget who brought this baby to life- Vixykins- such a creative vixen herself! I thank you for the chance to be part of such a great team!

On that note it is time for the next challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers which suitably so, is a
birthday challenge!
We are being sponsored by none other than the lovely Joanna Sheen with a gift cert. for her store.

Make a birthday creation & land it here for all of us to see!!

I have used an image from Prairie Fairy Designs called Daffodils. I used my lovely, bright & cheery Basic GreyLemonade Paper Pack  to help my card to come alive! As you can see I embossed the pink paper behind the label nestability cut out daffodil image & matting! I used my slit punch to slide the ribbon (from Really Reasonable Ribbons) underneath the image from one side to the other. I recycled some flower accents from an arrangement my daughter brought home and added a bit of stitching & a blingy heart charm. A few pearls compliment my buttefly & sentiment. 

An area of interest on my card is the technique I used on the image.
It is called the spotlight technique.
I printed the digital image twice, colored an area of one of them (the area I wanted to 'spotlight') then I cut it out, matted it on some paper & placed it on the second image I had printed, just so!
 This technique is also our SPOTLIGHT technique at the Crafty Cardmakers sight.

Yes, the spotlight technique is 'spotlighting'.....................confused me at first too, but if you follow my lead, your are bound to get it right!! lol

REMEMBER- you have another whole week to get in the current spotlight challenge of PUNCHES!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenge for my card:
Basic Grey- pearls
Daring Cardmakers- peridot birthstone
Your Next Stamp -birthdays
Simon Says Stamp- sing it baby (does singing happy b-day to the blog count?)
MoJo Monday- sketch
Sentimantal Sundays- anything goes
Our Creative Corner- it's embossable
Tuesday Throwdown- spotlighting

Stay tuned for my blog candy coming soon!


Phred said...

great card

lv toria

theCook said...

Happy birthday Crafty Cardmakers! Love the spotlighting technique on your card!

Viv said...

Very clever Cor*!! LOVE the way you spotlighted the daff! Brilliant card! Hugs Viv xxx

Jack said...

Great card, love the spotlight. And love the papers too. xx

Lori said...

Love it! I love the spotlight technique, but have never tried it. It looks so good with this image. I am so behind in blog business it's like I can't catch my breath, and I haven't made a card in over 8 days ahhhhhh!

Lori said...

scratch that it's been 11 days OMG withdrawl!

Jenni said...

Great card Cor, love the spotlight technique! Thanks so much for all your help at the weekend!
Hope it's a good week for you.
Jenni x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well it doesn't look like it was a challenge from where I sit! Gorgeous card and lovely use of the old spotlight, how good it looks with a green mat. Ok, Peridot! Thanks for joining in at the DCM Challenge.

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Daffodils are my absolute favorite!!! I love the card!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Stampin'GHmom said...

This is just beautiful! I love the spotlight technique and the colors and papers that you used.

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for joiing in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful Corry. One of my fav images of Roberta's. All the different elements are definate eye candy, fab job!

Vixykins said...

Absolutely beautiful hun, such a classic design, perfickt!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just lovely, Corry! Absolutely gorgeous colors and papers and I'd love to get my hands on some of that ribbon! Great job on the embossing challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week with Our Creative Corner.

Davi said...

BEAUTIFUL, I love this colors, textures and layers you have added with the great spotlighting! So glad that you shared with us at TT this week.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and textures.

Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Anything Goes” challenge. Good luck!


Kathy said...

This is very pretty

Made by Mandy said...

Happy Birthday fellow teamie xxx

Great use of the spotlight technique, never done it myself but it does look really effective.

Love all the different elements and the Basic Grey paper is perfect.

Josephine said...

Oh, that's lovely! The image works so well for the spotlight - so pretty.

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