Wednesday, 4 May 2011

I'm so excited.....

... to share my very first DT project for Cute Card Thursday with you.  I was away on vacation when I learned I was lucky enough to be joining  the talented ladies who are the DT and was itching to get my first project finished as soon as I arrived home.

The theme for this week's challenge (#163) is "I like Chocolate - a lot" and can be interpretted how you wish, colours/text/image or all of these - just make it as chocolately as you wish !  The prize sponsor for this challenge is The Stamp Shoppe.  Check out the full details of the challenge over on the CCT blog.

For my DT project I decided to use the delightful 'Tilda Holding Egg Basket' by Magnolia, colouring her with lots of chocolately brown shades of Copics.  Of course, the eggs in her basket are chocolate eggs - my favourite sort !!!

I created a 'floating image' card, cutting out Tilda and attaching her to a scalloped oval, along with hearts cut from different colours of cardstock using a Nellie's Choice die, before adding to the front of the card.  The picture on the right shows the side view of the card and gives a clearer view of the triangular shape. 

The sentiment was created on the computer and printed in brown ink and I added Platinum Stickles around the edges of all the hearts.  The brown half pearls were in my stash and the background paper was a piece that I've had in my stash for a while, so apologies but I don't know the manufacturer.  The lovely lace edging was acquired at a Michael's craft store in the USA during my recent trip and was reduced to a bargain price for a huge roll - too good a bargain to miss and didn't really take up a lot of room in my suitcase !  The card easily unfastens from it's triangular shape to fold flat for mailing.  Instructions for the 'floating image' card were in Craft Stamper magazine a couple of months ago.

9 comments:

Debs M said...

this is gorgeous Wynneth, well done on your new dt role x

Linda said...

Congratulations on your DT role - this card is gorgeous and fits the theme perfectly.

Brandi said...

Congratulations on your new DT win! Your card is lovely ~ the stack of hearts is adorable! So is Tilda of course! :) Smiles ~ Brandi

Annie said...

fabulous choccy card Wynneth! I will have to scrutinise it more closely .. ..!!
hugs, annie x

Jayne Hayward said...

Absolute gorgeous. Love the image you have used and the fantastic floating card. Beautiful lace.

Jayne xx

Deb said...

it is so beautiful Wynneth, what a very clever card, I can't work out how this works but it looks amazing!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Cherry said...

Love the floating image card and just love yours Wynneth. Welcome home and you have returned with an absolutely super chocolate Tilda. Yummy. Hugs Cherry XXX

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is, indeed, a super-scrummy card Wynneth. Many congrats on your DT post at CCT. You deserve it. Lx

mimi.bricole said...

Congrats of being in Cute Cards thursdays DT Wynneth!

this first project you made is really beautiful!