Sunday, January 10, 2010

D2D free digi challenge and BLOG CANDY

  I have been keeping my eyes open for free digital images to practice on my Copic and Prismacolor pencil skills, when I happened along the Delightful Inspiration blog with a Free Digi challenge. If you play with the first image of the month, you get the following weeks digi image I started playing along, and I am having a blast!  This week the image is free- and isn't this gorgeous???  If you miss out- you can go to the digi store and purchase an image to get started, then the next image is free......if you refer a friend-and they mention your name- you get an additional free image. (Please mention my name in your link if you would- I will recieve an additional image!).
  OK, my card this week was made using Copic Markers. I colored with R81, R83, R85, G21, C1, C2, and C5.  I colored over the middle heart with the Signo Silver Metallic Pen. I outlined the image and bird with C1. The CS is Pixie Pink by SU, Silver metallic and G.P. White.  The BG paper is made with a Technique Junkies Technique called Spritzed Stone- using Copic Markers. If you know know that I LOVE trying new Techniques and I will be making more of these pretty backgrounds for sure-it is so much prettier IRL!  I stamped the sentiment from Firecracker Designs by Pamela Flourishes 6 and placed it in a metal frame, and attached this to the card using Silver Metallic cording.  The bow on top is a wired metallic Silver ribbon-and is attached with a glue dot. I added clear Dew Drops so the BG color would show through.
Challenges this card satisfies: Glitterbee's blog group sketch (turned on the side)
A Spoonful of Sugar-Hearts
Digital Tuesday-Valentines
Artful Inkables-Monochromatic
Doodle Palace-Color, Sparkle, The word Love, A digi image and Hearts
Cooking it up with Katie-color challenge, an unusual Valentine and a new technique!
KL Stampin n Scrappin-Pink, Black and a neutral color
Paper Play- metal
No Time to Stamp-Love is in the Air
2 Red Banana's-think round/curves
Flourishes-Feel the Love

Now, on for the good stuff!!!  BLOG CANDY!!!

   I have a passion for soldiers- I send boxes to Iraq every month for the kids- I send random stuff my 21 yr old son might enjoy.......  A couple of  SU demos gave me tons of card fronts a year or so ago, I am still working on mounting them and sending them a few at a time........
   At work, I share a desk with a nurse Mini. Mini's son is going to be heading to Afghanistan next month.  So, I want to offer this set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela as blog candy and ask for you all to say a prayer to ask God to comfort him and keep him safe so far away from home and on such a dangerous mission.
+If you post my blog candy to a blog, leave me a note and I will enter you twice.
+If you become a follower of my blog, leave me a note and I will add you for another chance to win!
+Send a friend who becomes a follower and I will add you for another chance to win!

I will announce the winner FRIDAY, JAN 15th!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda said...

Beautiful card, Shelly!! This is a really great image and I love the way you have done the coloring!!

Carrie said...

Fantastic job with the challenge. Love how you did the sprited stone background and your card is just too cute.

CarlaKH said...

Love this card and thanks for telling us about the challenge.. that image is just beautiful! I also linked your candy in my side bar and am a follower!

Heidi said...

This image is so sweet, romantic. I like how you did your card. Good luck with your card candy too! It is a nice give away.

Michele Kovack said...

Your Valentine's card is gorgeous!!! The set you are offering for blog candy is beautiful and touching......keeping Mini's son in my prayers.......

Katie said...

What a great card!
It covers all the bases in my challenge and if you add the link to the list of challenges you'll be in with a chance of winning!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie!

Cheryl said...

Very lovely card! Good job on the coloring.

If you are looking for some more digital freebies, check out my side bar for some sites that offer them.


JazzyH said...

Great card!

Kathy said...

Shelly, this card is amazing, I love that digi image, it is so pretty. Your technique background is awesome, too. You are so sweet to be offering this blog candy. Do you send cards to the troops too? Just wondering... Sometimes on the SCS Wish Rak forum, we do cards for the troops challenges.

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card, Shelly :) & thanks for the link for the free image I will have to check it out.

Have a good week.


Kelly L said...

Lovely pink card with a beautiful digi stamp. Great job! How sweet of you to give away blog candy too. Prayers to your coworker and her son. Kelly

Sara Smeby said...

What a lovely valentine! I really love the way you used the metal tag and cord. Very pretty, indeed!

Faith S. said...

Shelly, your card is gorgeous!! I LOVE the silver with the pink, and that background is wonderful!! I haven't heard of that technique--I will have to check it out!

Juliet A said...

First of all, I wish I had seen your card first, then maybe mine would be better. Yours is gorgeous! I wondered how you did that silver on the cage.

Secondly, you know I am your most devoted follower, but I have already won blog candy from you recently - I don't know if I should even be in the running. On the other hand, I have a son who is a Navy SEAL, and another in the Marine Corps, I could get a lot of use out of that stamp set. Is it FCD, or something else? I don't remember seeing it before.

Unknown said...

Hey Shelly, I love the bird cage..especially like the detail gold in the middle... I've done most of the blog candy work...posted link to my blog, i'm a follower, and i'm letting you know. GB hug...Micki

Sally said...

Fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

wow super card shelly!! LOVE my TJ newsletters! great job!

Cassie_lu said...

you did a great job with the image

Karen Howard said...

I love what you did with this digital image!!! Beautiful, beautiful card!!!

Rhonda said...

I absolutely LOVE this image AND what you have done with it. The card is beautiful!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! Great layout.

Glitterbee Love

Renee said...

Beautiful challenge card! Very pretty colors!

It is so cool what you do for our a mom of an Airman who deploys this Sunday I would like to say thank you. It means so much to them to know other people care and it lifts their spirits so much.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Doodle Palace said...

What a lovely card! Very cute image yet elegant on your card! THANKS so much for joining our challenge this week!

Dee and Robin

Annie said...

Shelly, this is soooooooooooooo beautiful! your coloring is outstanding!

Karli said...

Great challenge cards! That TJ background is amazing!! You do the best job with the TJ techniques :) so thoughtful to offer such wonderful blog candy too :) I will be thinking about your friend & hoping for a speedy & safe return. Big hugs :)

Anne said...

Shelly I'm very touched by your candy and your friend's son is in my thoughts.

I follow your blog and I've made an entry on my blog about your candy, as well as adding it to my sidebar.

Glitterbee hugs

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is such a pretty card, I love your colour combo. I'm going to look at the images, as this one is cute! Can you give me info on where to send the care boxes for the troops? I know someone going to Afghanistan soon, and would like to support the young soldiers somehow. Judith x

Davi said...

Beautiful pink card. Love the image. I have 2 son in laws in the service, one going to deploy again in the summer for the 4th time. Its such a blessing to have ladies like you who care enough to do something for our troops!!!

Nikki said...

This is just so Beautifully done
and thanks for the chance :)
good luck to

Annie said...

Beautiful work - hugs for Mini and please may her son and the other boys out there stay safe.
ann xxx

Lee - grandmalee said...

Awesome candy that I would love to use in my cards for Operation Write Home! We just finished up on our Valentine's cards, but I always also send in Love, Thinking of You, Birthday, Anniversary & other non-seasonal cards with every batch. My daughter served in Iraq & her unit received cards from Operation Write Home as well as mine, so I've continued my support. I also make Valentines for the veteran's in local nursing homes. I have the JROTC kids deliver them for a special touch. Keep up your good work, as I know the soldiers do for us! I'm following you now too!

Julie M said...

Great work, Shelly. I love the script background behind the cage and bird - beautiful colours too.

Thanks for joining us on Paperplay this week.

Julie :o)

Maria Matter said...

this is lovely Shelly!
Thank you for playing with Digi Tuesday!
blessings, Maria

Payne Holler Cards said...

i'm probably too late! I'm a follower and love this candy!

Mary G. said...

I thought I had signed up to follow your blog but I guess I hadn't...well, I have now! :)

You do such a great job with your cards!! TFS!

Risa said...

Very cute card Shelly! Your image is very pretty and your detailing is fabulous! Thank you for participating with the KLSNS Challenge!