Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My first CDAC Challenge entry and A Winner!

First things first.  I'd like to thank everyone who turned out to hop along with us in the first JustWordz All About Babies Blog Hop this past weekend.  We showed you all kinds of cute baby baby related projects and I received so many lovely comments and even gained a few new followers in the process!  To all of my new friends, I want to welcome you and promise that I will do my very best not to disappoint you.  Now, for the moment you have all been waiting for.... <long dramatic drum roll> the winner of the JustWordz Stamps!

Random.org was used to select the winner, out of 35 comments (two comments were left by one person so I eliminated one of them to make it fair for everybody), the magic number was...

#12 - Dixie, who said, "Your card is adorable! That is a very sweet image and I love the papers that you have used with it. The layout of your nephew is just wonderful, obviously a labour of love. The details are fabulous!"

Congratulations, Dixie!!!  I'll be emailing you soon to request your mailing address so if you don't receive my message, please check your spam folder.  

I also have a new card to show you today.  I created this card from a digi stamp created by Sandi Huggett, who is one of my wonderfully talented DT sisters at The Outlawz, and also a member of CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center).  I just joined CDAC and I'm participating in their Progressive Freebie Challenges that just started this month.  If you sign up to participate, they send you a set of digi stamps to use in your entries and you must submit at least one entry in each successive challenge to continue receiving the free images.  If you fail to enter a challenge, you will not receive the next set of freebies unless you buy back in for $1.  Several of the Outlawz members are also members of CDAC and it sounded like a fun challenge so I decided to play along.  Besides, they are giving away a set of 12 Copic Sketch markers as the grand prize to one person who enters all of the progressive challenges!!  Here is my first entry.  I have actually used Sandi's teapot and teacup images before and I just love how they look colored with my Copics.  I only had 2 days in which to complete my entry before the deadline and since I had some experience coloring these images, I knew I could beat the cutoff.  And I did, with a day to spare!  

I haven't put a sentiment on the inside yet as I'm uncertain of the occasion I'll use the card for.  A special day could be a birthday, an anniversary, a new job, or any other special occasion so I have left it open for the time being.  

Materials and Supplies:

Image - Sandi Huggett, colored with Copics
Card base - Core-dinations cards stock
Gold foil mat - AC Cardstock
White inside mats - Recollections
DT - K & Company (Jubilee and Best of Brenda Walton)
Paper doily - Michaels
Heart stick pin - won in blog hop and added Swarovski crystals and irridescent bead
Front greeting label - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags
Inside mats - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set 
Bright pink chalk ink - Studio G
Leaf-shaped bling - won in blog hop candy
Front sentiment stamp - Stampendous Special Messages set

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CDAC Progressive Freebies Challenge- use one of the free digi stamps in your project.
Happileigh Scrappin Challenge #37 - Birthdays

That's about all I have for now.  Again, my sincere thanks to all of you who hopped with us last weekend.  We'll have more fun things in store for you in the coming months.  Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. WoW just love your entry into the progressive challenge Anne, it is amazing. The inside is as precious and the outside...
    Thank you for your support over at Outlawz and now all I have to do is to reach your standard of work and I will be made *laughing*...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  2. Love your card.. Thanks so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

  3. Totally breathtaking!!!!

  4. WOWZER Girl!! This is so gorgeous and a really elegant design hun!! Beautiful details!!! :)

  5. Wow! Thank you so much! Your card is absolutely stunning!

  6. Beautiful!!! I love the shadow on the cup and teapot. Lovely Card

    My Blog: Sueños en Papel

  7. Oh, but this is beautiful, the colouring, the layout. I really like that little curling end with the brad..:) Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Super adorable. Please stop by my blog and claim an award I have for you.


  9. Congrats to Dixie, enjoy.
    What a lovely card which could be used for so many occasions it is perfect. lovely image and great colour choice.
    Kim xXx

  10. Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE. ~ Ruza, CDAC Design Team

  11. Wonderful card! I love the coloring of the teapot! So pretty...Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE
    DT CDAC Progressive Challenge

  12. Your card is absolutely beautiful : )

  13. Beautiful coloring and love the pop of the cup and pot! Thank you for joining us at the CDAC Progressive Challenge! xx

  14. Your teapot and teacup card is so pretty and delicate! I love the doily and the turned under corner.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  15. This is gorgeous. It's so classy and elegant...absolutely fabulous.

    Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star


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