Friday, 10 January 2014

My Fantastic News and a New Challenge

I have been eager to share this news with you, however I have had to keep it under my hat for a while..... I was asked in December, to be a guest Designer for the brilliant 'Left Of Centre' Challenge Blog, to which I said YES YES YES straight away!
I then had the best start ever to a new year and was asked to join the Left Of Centre Challenge Blog Design Team as a permanent member....wooohoooo and happy new year!!!!!
The challenge is the First challenge on 2014 which is:
Challenge 22: Sponsored by Delicious Doodles - NEW BEGUINNINGS
Here is what I made
I was given the most gorgeous Delicious Doodles Image to work with and coloured this with my Water Colour Pencils. The image was brilliant to colour as you could make it as basic or intricate as you desire.
I found as many different shaded/patterned purple papers and matched them up with the colouring in the image.
I added some black lace tape as well as actual purple lace, with a ribbon runner.
Finished off with a lovely sentiment and lots of different shaped and colour flat backed gems.
This card was so far out of my comfort zone as I thought it has to be very 'alternative', however I think I found a level that I was comfortable with.
Yes I am known for making cute/girly/colourful cards, but that isn't all I am about. I am looking forward to exploring this side of my crafting, and seeing where I can take it.
I hope this make has inspired you to pop over and see my new fellow Design Teams projects, and join in with the challenge. Please don't think that you have to be a specific type of crafter to join this don't!
Thank you for your visits and your wonderful words.


Kathryn said...

Well done my love xxx and great make xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

I am absolutely delighted for you what a fabulous start to 2014 for you! This is your year hunny!

A gorgeous card and love the image and the beautiful design of your card.

Love and Hugs
Linda xxx

Ivory Moon said...

Congratulations Lisa I am so so pleased for you xxx

Love the image you have used and the colours are great I especially like how you have coloured in the hair .... beautiful

Tina xxx

Rachel said...

I absolutely love this card, even more than my own..the colours work fantastically together ! it really is beautiful, and i love your colouring- i never got to grips with pencils!
really looking forward to seeing your future projects and hanging out with you over on the LOC blog :)

jane stillman said...

Congratulations Lisa, well deserved. Gorgeous card and just love the image x

Cumbrianlass said...

What fantastic new to start your new year, well done just what you deserve.

Your card is perfect for the them it is gorgeous.
Janet xxx

mazza said...

WOW congrats hun so pleased for you.
Your card is stunning, I love how you have done the hair it really is fab

pauline said...

Brilliant news Lisa Well done love the picture xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Congratulations great card xx Jan

Nicky Wilcox said...

Congrats the card is beautiful love the image xx

maureenjscott said...

Gorgeous!!! so glad you agreed to join us! mo xxx

Chris said...

Congratulations Lisa, so well deserved. Your card is gorgeous love the image and colour. Chris xx

Fran said...

Fab card, and congratulations xxxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Congratulations on the DT Lisa, this is a fab card, Px

Sylv said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful colours, a super card. Congratultions on your new DT post.

Sylv xx

Sue said...

Big congrats on your new DT place Lisa, I am really pleased for you.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image, such fabulous colouring and beautiful detailing too.
Hugs Sue xx

Zoe said...

What fabulous news Hun, big congratulations, I love your card, beautiful image and colours, very well done, hugs Zoe xx

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations Lisa, so very well deserved my friend, and I totally love what you have done with my favourite DD image, great colours. Hope your 2014 just goes from strength to strength, xxx

Kay said...

Congrats Lisa and well deserved. Your card is both lovely end full of emotion. Gorgeous colours. XX

crafty-stamper said...

congratulations Lisa and fantastic card love the purple
carol x

Donna said...

Congrats and well done.....This is a fab card, love the image!
Hugs Donna xx

Kate M said...

Congratulations - well deserved - fabulous card!

Debbie Fisher said...

This is fantastic news Lisa, so well deserved, really happy for you. Fab card great image & beautifully coloured xxx

Pia S said...

Stunning card, Lisa! Your coloring is beautiful, I really like how you did her hair. I find hair really difficult to color, and I've never dared trying anything but blond or brown, but I do like this non traditional color choice!

Gwyneth said...

Congratulations on your Design Team position. Your card looks great.