When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Monday 5 September 2011

My First DT card!

Good morning - well it really is an exciting day.  The launch of the Crafty Boots Challenge blog is finally here and I'm so proud to have been asked to be on the Design Team.  I'd love it if you could join us over at Crafty Boots Challenge Blog for the Anything Goes challenge. That's right, Anything Goes for the first challenge.  All the details are on the blog of how to enter.

Right so here's my 1st DT card

It's an 8x8 square white card, the 1st layer is core-dinations card which has been embossed and distressed, I've used two colours pink & brown throughout.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a small ribbon strip to hide the join of the 2 embossed card pieces. I added complimentary ribbon to opposite corners to complete the base layer.

I'm really enjoying playing with Tim Holtz products at the mo, so I couldn't resist using his Shabby vintage paper in pink along with a piece of his Kraft resist paper. Both of which I tore, distressed & inked to my heart's content!

To top it all off I used a Creative Expressions stamp showing the Eifel tower, which I again inked & distressed.  Do you think I'm a bit obsessed by inking & distressing? lol

The ticket is a Tim Holtz ticket form his idea-ology Adage Tickets book. The sentiment is a Creative Expressions stamp & the Butterfly is punched out from core-dinations card.  I've recently bought myself my 1st bottle of Glossy Accents (I know, where have I been?) so I added drops here and there to add extra dimension and interest. Finally I added Card Candy (available from the Crafty Boots online shop).

I really enjoyed making this card and hope it gives a little inspiration.

Hope you join in with the fun over at Crafty Boots, I will be sharing my creations with you as each challenge commences. Take care Zo x


Teresa said...

YEAH!!!! Well done you Zoe, your 1st DT post and what a wonderful card it is, I'm really proud of you, you've done so much in the short time you've been blogging, brilliant news. hugs Teresa xx

Stephie Boots said...

I'm soooo glad you're on the team!! This is gorgeous!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Really love this Zoe, its got a lovely textural touchy feely look to it, very tactile


Gabrielle said...

This is lovely! Congrats on making the DT!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well done Zoe, on your first DT post, fab card, I love the shabby chic papers.
Kevin xx

coops said...

stunning card zoe.gorgeous colours and i love the shabby chic style :D

xx coops xx

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous piece of artwork Zoe!