Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Besties Aussie Challenge - Flowers, Ribbon & Lace

Hi everyone :)  Waving at ya :)

Wow, what a week!  Or has it been just a few days since my last post? lol  I seriously cannot remember. All the days & nights seem to be blending into one long era lol.  I am absolutely loving it though & wouldn't want to change anything with what is happening at the moment :)

Before I talk about absolutely anything, I want to give you a heart-felt thank you for coming over to pay me a visit.  I really appreciate you coming back.  Also, I have quite a few new followers this week.  Welcome & it's great to see you all here. Thank you massively from the bottom of my heart.  It's really nice to know that I'm not 'talking' to myself lol.

Well, to be honest, I don't have a clue where to start lol.

As you know the DT Call ended just a few days ago & not being the easiest thing to do I managed to select my Design Team for the up-coming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge (which we have all managed to abbreviate to DDCC lol).  I decided on 10 DT Members & we have all been getting acquainted with each other in our newly formed Facebook group.

It has been totally buzzing in there with total excitement & getting to know one another that I think we might all be doing a lot of sleeping this weekend.  Yeah right! lol  I very much doubt it :)  There is too much happening to want to sleep much lol.

Anyway, I will be letting you know more tomorrow about the DT members.  I can't wait to introduce you to them & I am sure they are looking forward to meeting all of you who decide to participate in our challenges :)  I can tell you this though, they all believe in visiting your blogs & leaving genuine comments about your challenge entries not just the general 'nice card' comment.  They are all in unison with wanting to give special attention to each & every one of your creations.  So if you want special attention like you deserve then you are definately in the right place :)

With that being said, I have made a DDCC badge just for you :)

Please feel free to take the badge & put it on your blog if you like :)
Don't forget to link it back to here.  We want you to remember where we are lol.

It is all so very exciting right now & I am looking forward to sharing more with you...however...

I have a new design for the My Besties Aussie Challenge that I would like to share with you :)

The challenge is flowers, ribbon & lace.

I would love for you to try the challenge out yourselves.  
You can WIN some beautiful My-Besties to add to your collection :)

I decided on this cute little image :)

You can purchase it here :)

This is what the cute image looks like after I coloured it with my wonderful Copics.

I have to admit that I had a hard time getting the shading right...even now I'm not completely over the moon about it lol.  However, I am happy with the over-all finished product which you will get to see in just a moment :)

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E40, 41, 43, 47
Dragon: R81, 85, RV10, 34, V000, 01, 12
Bows & Outfit: G07, 28, 82, 85, 94, YR20, 31
Background: B000, 00, W0, 01, 03, Blender

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I had every intention of making the back layer DP more visible but the more I got stuck into designing the more it got lost lol.  It is gorgeous paper & one that I have had for a long time but unfortunately it hasn't got the information on the back that would tell me which brand it is.  So, I still have no idea apart from loving the paper design & still having more sheets left lol.  It will probably be another 5 yrs before I get to use it again lol.  Oh well, many more DP's where that came from :)

This gorgeous handmade flower was actually given to me as a gift from someone I met on Facebook. It is a lovely colour & compliments my design beautifully. Thanls Lynn :)  I added a green flower underneath & also some Prima leaves which have been in my stash forever. I've got many of them left too lol.

The Everyday Mini Postage Stamp sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I thought it fit the image perfectly :)

The ribbon with the gold spots was only a short length & when I found it in my ribbon drawer I was holding my breath hoping it would be long enough. Would you believe there was just enough to fit perfectly where I needed it. Phew lol.

Do you like the ribbon with the cute flowers hanging off of it? I couldn't believe my luck that the flowers looked quite the same as the one that the dragon is holding. Brilliant!

The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon & the button I bought off Etsy (of course there are many more in the packet lol ).   There's another one of those little heart charms again that I have so many of lol.  I always put heart into my designs lol.  Ohhh dearrr lol.  I've been out in the sun all day...I think it's gone to my head lol.

I did actually follow this sketch at CLP Challenges but unfortunately due to not being able to post this design to my blog till the actual Bestie challenge was taking place, I missed the entry due date. I did however enjoy following the sketch :)

Here are my Bestie friends in their full glory :)

Lots of other items I used were ink to distress the paper edges, a few other flowers here & there but I simply could not walk away from it till I had added some pearls lol. I simply have this problem of having to add pearls to nearly all of my designs lol.  I just love the finished look that they give, don't you?

I had a great time creating this design. I must admit that my colouring was pushed to it's limit but I love how it all turned out :)  It was a lot of fun & the Besties are simply gorgeous :)

If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


This design has been popped into my


I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles #187 - Use Yellow
Crazy Challenge #153 - Bingo (Charms, Image, Dies)
Bearly Mine #102 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #163 - Best Friends
Penny's Challenge #143 - Spooled Items
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
AUD Sentiments #88 - Any Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #60 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #285 - Pretty in Pink
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #59 - You are my Sunshine
Hanna & Friends #179 - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Brads)
Inky Chicks #12 - Stitching
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Bingo (Flowers, Stitching, Charms)


Have you entered for my blog candy yet? You should do might win :)
Click on the image to enter.


Thank you so much for coming to visit & I really hope you will come back tomorrow as I will be introducing one of my Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team members to you. I am sure you will love her as much as we do.

Big hugs

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kbrandy4 said...

Hi Lisa! Looking forward to meeting the DT! Your card is stunning and your colouring is awesome!
Hugs, Hazel xx

The-Butterfly said...

Another absolutely gorgeous creation that does total justice to the beasties Lisa, your work is always so bright and colourful but I just love how I spend so much time trying to figure out where to actually look first! Every inch of your project has something to catch the eye, but then your fab colouring (you really should be happy with the shading, it's a great job!) brings the eye back to really focus on the main image, I love when small ribbons fits exactly! It was deffo meant to live there :)

Anita Meijer said...

Waht a beautiful card have you make Lisa, I like it very much.
Greetings from Anita

Unknown said...

What a fun project. Have to agree that the little flowers on that ribbon must have been designed to go with that image! Don't happy accidents like that just make you giggle with excitement? They sure do me!
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Cindy said...

Waauw Lisa, I really love it, you're colloring is so beautiful:). Love the details too! Hugs, Cindy

Julie Gleeson said...

Your card is gorgeous Lisa! I love all those luscious layers! Your colouring looks amazing! Hugs Julie x

Tiziana Biagioli said...

Ciao Lisa ... I also competed in this Challenge! Good luck!!!
Your card is beautiful, I want to buy these stamps are really cute.
You're doing great.
Un abbraccio e un bacio da Roma
Hug and kiss from Rome

Suman Pandit said...

Lisa, this is a gorgeous creation, you have handled the bright colors so well, managing so beautifully !!

Unknown said...

Lisa the very best for your new challenge blog, and well done to the DT you have chosen, I hope you all gel and everything goes swimmingly, sounds very your card, such a fabulous image and layout, been looking for a wee sketch for a DT card I need to do tomorrow, so might just do this one, it does look good, I will pop your challenge badge on my blog, xxx

Blankina said...

Cute image and such a pretty card, looking forward to join your first challenge,
Hugs Blankina

CraftyGirl said...

Love the colors and those flowers. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and design..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenges this week and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Gem said...

your colouring is beautiful Lisa, I love all the extra little embellishments you've added to your card :) Gem xx

cristel said...

Hi Lisa such a lovely colors you used and made a very lovely card with it.
Greetings Cristel

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Sam K said...

This is stunning Lisa. You really shouldn't be worried about the shading, it all looks great. Your cards are always so colourful, but never an in your face colourful, they still somehow, in amongst all the colour manage to stay looking soft and delicate. Beautiful choices for all your papers and embellishments. I'm like Emmey, I never know where to look first and each time I look I see something else. Great job. P.s. How have you done the background behind the dino and bestie? (the pale blue bit with white)I can't quite see any close enough, is it coloured or stamped etc (or a mixture)or are they on another wonderful piece of gorgeous paper? xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful colouring and layout. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card, love your fabulous colouring hugs Tamara

NanaConnie said...

Very cute card, Lisa! Love your bright colors. I'm so glad you shared it with us for our "Best Friends" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie DT

Franz♥ said...

Hi Lisa! I wanted to answer you about my double photoframe with 3D paper piecing, but I need your email adress...can you write me here please?

I wait your email! :)

Hugs, Franz.

Franz♥ said...

ps: gorgeous project, love your colouring and design!

Beverly Steele said...

Lisa this card is amazing..just like you ... I cant get enough of your work. your coloring is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous flower. Really like the colors you have used for your card.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

JenniferD said...

I haven't been to your blog for a while! Glad I have poped back! Your Card is AWESOME! Loooove the colours and your Amazing Colouring! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean!

cheiron said...

Great image, great colors and fab coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Animal Antics Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Sharon said...

A beautiful, stunning, bright creation.Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week, hugs Sharon