Friday, July 1, 2011

Super News!!! Cuddly Buddly has a Digi Challenge!! #1 - "A Brand New..."

You'll remember a few weeks ago I announced that I was part of the new challenge team at Cuddly Buddly and today is the day of the 1st challenge!
Challenges will be each Friday but we are two teams, Cuddly and Buddly!, and so you'll see a card from me every other week.
You need to use a Cuddly Buddly digital project to enter but there are tons of FREEBIES so there is no reason not to play :)
We will have winners each week, all the details are on the Cuddly Buddly blog
Now to this very 1st challenge, I had the honor of choosing the theme and in the spirit of the new challenge and team members I've chosen the theme of "A Brand New ...". You can make a card for a new baby, new home, new start (graduation), wedding or maybe just using brand new products or a technique that is brand new to you!
Plenty of ideas for this one and we really want to see you play along.

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Forever Friends - Birthday's (with an animal)
Fresh Brewed - Birthday or Party
Crafts and Me - Birthdays
Truly Scrumptious - Things With Wings
Bunny Zoe's - Fairies
2 Sisters - Fairies
Flutterby - Open (with a Fairy, Angel or Butterfly)
Stamps R Us - There Was A Little Girl...
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching
Craft Your Passion - Use Red
Scrappy Frogs - Red
Creative Stamp Friends - Dots
Hooked On Crafts - Flowers
Digital Tuesday - Flowers
KB Cute Monday - Flowers
Ooh La La - Summer Flowers
My Mum's Craft Shop - Something Old, Something New (punch and brads are old, the image, papers and team are new!)
Stamp With Sarah Kay - More than 3 layers
Scrapbook Sisters - Summer Fun

Card Recipe:
Image - Twinkly Fairies Strawberry Sweet by Cuddly Buddly
Papers - Cottage Garden by Cuddly Buddly and Toby Tumbles Hearts and Flowers by Pachela Studios for Cuddly Buddly
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Edge Punch Daisy
Ribbon - The Whimsey Cottage
Fabric Brads - K and Co
Sentiment - Printed in Black Boyz on Mopeds

I'm the first to admit that I shied away from digital papers for a long while as we in US have such an easily available selection of tangible papers that I didn't feel the need.
But many of my favorite digital stamp companies have matching papers that I was slowly but surely pulled in :)
It is so nice to be able to print just as much as you need, make the image on the paper smaller or larger to suit your needs and even change colors if you need to!
I used papers from two different sets on this card and I really love the results.
This was such a easy card to pull together as the image is so sweet that it didn't need much to finish it off.
I hope you like it and go grab a freebie if you like and come along and play with us at Cuddly Buddly!


Jackie Thomas said...

Oh my goodness Katie, this card is absolutely stunning, inside and out. Your colouring is amazing.
Hugs xo Jackie

Annie said...

oo how delicious! I love the red splashes of colour and your beautifully coloured image.
hugs, annie x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….....


Jacee said...

Hi Katie, your card looks great, love it, looks fab on the CB blog, good now the team has got started!
Hugs Jacee

Collette said...

Congrats on your first challenge ... Such a cute card. I need to pay more attention to the insides of my cards, I think, lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us.

Danni said...

This is so cute and sweet!! Adorable image! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Wendy said...

Hi Katie love the card it is stunning great iamge and fab papers thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week take care

Wendy DT TS

Teresa said...

so pretty I just love everything about your card, thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Teresa x

Gale said...

Very cute. Love the DP you chose to go with the image. Very nice.
Thanks for joining us at the 'Birthday or party' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!
:) Gale

lisbeth said...

what a lovely card. the image is wonderful, Love your colours. Thanks for joining us at FF this week

Anonymous said...

Simply adorable.Great colouring and love the papers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

so cute and wonderful.. Love your background creation... Looks like summerfeeling.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamps Friends.

Hugs Anja

Kristie W. said...

Adorable card! I love the image and those brads are neat! Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

DesigNeAl said...

Those fabric brads are delicious!!! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la with your beautiful flowery creation; we hope to see you again soon x

Mandy said...

Lovely card and colours....And the brads are gorgeous...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked On Crafts...
Mandy x

Tamie said...

What a beautiful stamp and your coloring is fabby. I love the way you used the stitching on the card and all of the little details. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

cebelica said...

What a great card!!! I love the papers you used and all the details are lovely. Beautifully put together!

Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenges this week!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Very Sweet! Love those bright colors

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party Theme challenge.

Have a wonderful night.
Heather D.

DeeDee said...

A wonderful card!

Thank you for joining us at SAM!


Peachy Wessels said...

What an adorable card! I love the cute papers and how complete your card looks with your inside finishes!