Friday, January 4, 2013

Exciting News!!

Hello blogging friends and thanks for stopping by today!

I'm so excited to share with you that I've been asked to be the January Guest Designer at the 
How much fun is this going to be!!??!!

This is a weekly challenge that comes live on Friday,
 so I hope you'll come join in the fun!

Today's challenge is

 I am in need of some 'manly' birthday cards so I chose to use their digi stamp called 'Old Car' (digi20205).  What a fun image to color & create with.  I decided on a pretty simple design since it is 'for the guys' and have used a plaid design paper from Paper Pizazz as the backgound and hunter green cardstock for my base card.
 The other products used on this creation are:
Spellbinder Labels 14, Michaels gingham ribbon and my wrench charm is from Inky Impressions.  Prisma markers were used for my coloring.
I'm going to try very hard this year to COMPLETE the inside of each of my cards at the same time I design the front.  Most times I hold off doing that until I know exactly for whom or what occasion I will be using the card for but I'm just going to GET 'R DONE this year!  
(I guess you might say that is  my New Years Resolution! ... now to stick with it!  LOL!)

A few other challenges:
Crafty Catz #164 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
 Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes
 Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Birthday
 Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create #16 - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you'll pop on over to the QKR Stampede Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from the design team ... then choose to join in the fun!!  See you there!
As always . . .


Glenda said...

Congratulations on the guest designer slot! You outdid yourself on this one! Love the old car image and it made into a gorgeous card!

Trina said...

Congrats! I'd be good if I just put some paper on the insides. I'm always rushing and digging once someone wants to buy something...

Diane said...

congrats to go girl!!! This has to be one of the most perfect man cards I have seen...I am terrible at them, love the color choices, the papers and the beautifully colored image....and I am with you on the insides, I need to finish mine, too!!

Pam said...

What a great card! Love the plaid!

Audrey Ann said...

Congratulations!! I can see why they've invited you - your cards are amazing. I love how you've brought this image to life with your Prismacolor markers - just stunning!!

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Darlene, I love the image and the Tartan paper is perfect, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Chris said...

Your coloring is beautiful and this card is fantastic.
thanks for playing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super design and image thanks for joining in this week at Willow Sketchie.

Kerry DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Darlene!~
Wonderful creation, Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge. Good Luck!~
-Sony WSC-DT

*Congrats for your GDT, good luck*

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

Gale said...

Congradulations on your GDT spot. Your card is fabulous. It is so masculine and I love that charm. Thanks for playing along with us at SDD and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card and love the tartan! Thanks for joining us on our first challenge for 2013 at CraftyCatz! Kim x

sassy said...

hiya sweetie superb card lovely image thanks for sharing us at CRAFTY CATZ a worthy entry hugs sassyxxxx

Wattage said...

Fabulous male card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love what you have done here, thank you for joining us at Little miss Muffet this time hugs Pops x x x

Craftylollea said...

gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Forever Friends
huge hugs, Lorraine (DT)

Joanne Hood said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at SDD. Good luck. Hugs Jo DT

riliska said...

Oh wow, this elegantly adorable. Love how the image has been coloured.