Saturday 2 October 2010

Stampin with the Dragon October Spotlight Guest Designer

Good morning to you all 
Yep thrilled to bits to be the Stampin with the Dragon October Spotlight Guest Designer, even more excited to see myself on not just one location but three, oh it makes you feel so special, if you know what I mean. Thanks Beth and Janette :)

So if your interested the three locations are:

The Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog where the current challenge is Water Water Water
Now on Sunday there is also a Special Event taking place here so you might want to pop over and taking a peek.

Now if you are not a member it is a free sign up, so you will need to sign up first.  This is a great place to get ideas and for those who use digital images places to enter challenges.  It's basically a great source of information.

now if you would like to be considered for all this fabulous excitement pop over to the Just Opened Store Forum for details

This is the current card that is being shown at the above three locations and as I promised on all of the them, here is how the creation was put together.
The card is an easel style card, but instead of adding another identical square for the front a circle has been used.  The base layer is a pearlised bronze paper.  I drew the circle with a compass and cut one in the base card (white), one in the bronze paper and then using the chosen dp (sorry really old stack, so not sure of make).  I used my MS small heart border punch and punched long lengths on cream pearlised paper.  I then trimmed this off and carefully snipped what I call spades on the non punched side.  I then use some really really tacky glue and using the reverse of the dp circle, I start to glue the trim carefully around the circle (avoid creating creases and try to keep it flat)  I did the same on the inner return. I then sandwich the bronze circle and the now edged dp circle together and add it to the base white circle.  I covered the easel stand in the bronze paper before adding the newly created sandwich circle.  The image which can be found here at
was printed onto my copic colouring paper and then a nestie was used to cut it out.  I then drew around the same nestie using the bronze paper to create it's frame.  After colouring and highlighting I added the glitter swirls by placing the clear stamp into a glue pad and then added the glitter and giving it time to dry.  The flowers were added along with the large MS hearts. The ribbon added to aid the easel to remain open. 

So as always here are some close ups, the image coloured with copics and a gel white pen for the highlights, along with a clear glitter sakuro pen.
 The inner sentiment, just perfect, don't you think?
I hope you like it and some more of the creations will follow through out this month.  I am entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday Challenge - with the theme of easel cards - please see my last post for the amazing digi's I won two challenge back, fabulous images.
One Stop Craft - with a theme of Congratulations
Sweet Stampin - with a theme of Punch it Out
Stamp Something - with a theme of Something to Celebrate
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - with the theme of Floral
Crafty Sentiment - with a theme of border punches
Moving Along with the Times - with a theme of Fairies or Fantasy - I felt that Dragons are Fantasy hope you agree
ABC Challenge - with the E for Easel
Tuesday Throwdown - with a theme of punches
Creative Card Crew - with a theme of Bloomin Marvelous

wow that took some working out, so many fabulous challenges now :)

Thank you to everyone who has been visiting recently and to those of you who leave such inspiring and kind comments.  I would like to apologise for not getting back to you all and would like to say the new comp is so so quick this should now resolve the past issues, thank you to you all for your patience.

So have a great weekend and enjoy all your crafting moments

Hugs Kate xx


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful easel card. will have to try the border punch with "spades" cut out.

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Curly said...

Hi Kate,
Beautiful design and colours, this is an amazing work of art, thanks for joining us at SC: 103 Easel card challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

carol said...

beautiful card, love the shape,glad you shared it with C.R.A.F.T. challenge x carol

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww gorgeous card, cute image, beautiful design & papers, have great weekend, sue,x

sam21ski said...

Oh what another fantastic image Kate. Really love the colour combo on this one and the bling round the frame makes it even more special.

Well done on your Guest Designer spot.

PS This is coming to you direct from my lappy!!!!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, lovely image and great colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week, hugs Heidi x

Paper Paradise said...


gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and the design is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the details you've added!!! Thanks for playing along in my blog candy! Hugs, Karen

Unknown said...

this card is seriously adorable and I can see why you were chosen for a Guest DT! Your projects are fabulous! I also want to wish you a Happy World Card Making Day from Papercraft Star! We'd love to have you enter some of your talented projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and there is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too!

Annette said...

What a fun & delightful card! I love all the details & the sentiment is my fav! Thanks for joining us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brilliant, Love the wee Dragons. I love these 2 think they are so cute. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Jac’s Playground said...

Beautiful stunning piece of work, love your attention to detail and the heart border must have taken you quite a while but definately worth it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful project - so much work and it really shows
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Unknown said...

OMG this is awesome, I love those flowers and the heart border looks stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Chrissie said...

This is such a lovely easel card. I love that sentiment.
Thanks for joining in with our Congratulations Challenge at OSCC and Bloomin' Marvellous at CCC this week!

Unknown said...

wow what detail!! lovely card hunni xx
Thanks for playing at one stop xx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Kate, love the easel effect.
Thankyou for sharing this with us for the fairies and fantasy challenge this week at MAWTT.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Stunning. i love the image and the Lo the design - everything about it is gorgeous. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I just love the different shaped front its great....& all that work you have put in was well worth it hun, cus its fab!!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Heather said...

Wow, your card is amazing and I love the way you've used your border punch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Axa said...

This is gorgeous, that border punch is yum! Thanks for entering your card at Crafty Sentiments!

Unknown said...

Stunning and I also agree your card looks sooo fab..... thanks for sharing with us this week at Crafty Sentiments use a border punch challenge!

Hugs Jo x

Claudine Poch said...

How beautiful! I like how you did your heart border. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - such a cute image!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Jo said...

WOW! beautiful work!
Thank you for joining us at sweet stampin
Jo xx

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