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Jan 4, 2011

DTC #93 - Shop till you drop and exciting news!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I have some super exciting news to share with you today! On New Years Day I received an invitation to join the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team. I am so super exciting!! What a great way to start the New Year!!

I just love their images and I am going to have so much fun!! Check back on thursday for my first Whimsy Stamps card as a Design Team member using a brand new not yet released image.


Now onto today's card,

we have a new challenge for you over at digital tuesday, this week was Karen's turn to choose a challenge and she chose something completely different from what we had before.

Shop till you drop

We'd like to see shopping bags, purses, shoes...anything shopping related. And from now on, it is not a requirement anymore to use a digital image, it can be anything digital: paper, sentiment or main image.

For my card I used a digital stamp from Amber Ink. It was a free set when I got it some time ago, when she first created her site. It is now available for purchase, plus she has lots more sets to choose from. She used to be one of the artists behind "Hanna stamps" which is now out of business, so you might be familiar with these images.

I have also used an image from the set "It's a girl thing" by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, from our sponsor My Grafico. The little birdie with banner is part of that digistamp set. I thought it would be fun to write something on that banner, so that is what I did.

Here's a close up of the little birdie image.

My Designer Paper is from Basic Grey and card stock is Stampin Up's kiwi kiss. I used my sewing machine to add some stitches to the two paper strips and embellished with a Prima flower, button and silver cord. The coloring was done with derwent coloursoft pencils and gamsol and I used a couple of copic markers for the skintones. To finish the card off I added some stickles glitter to the image and to the flower.

I am also entering this card to the following challenges:
As I mentioned above, My Grafico is sponsoring our challenge again this week, and they are giving away one digistamp set plus a 20% off voucher to one lucky winner. The winner even gets to choose the set and they have so many to choose from!! To enter all you have to do is follow our challenge theme and don't forget to use something digital.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a great day!


Jules said...

Hi Ellie

Many congratulations on your new DT position. I can feel your excitement from here!!

Well done.

Great card too. Love your colour choices and all that gorgeous stitching.

Love Jules xx

Mervi said...

Congrats Ellie!
Super card, so girly, love those colours and papers;-))m

Anonymous said...

Yay!! So happy for you to join with us at Whimsy Stamps sweetie!! We are lucky to have you!! Darling card!! I think I may still have this stamp too!! :) Love your coloring!!HUGS

karen said...

Beautiful card, love the shine on the bags and fab colours. Well done on your DT news what a great start to the year for you, hugs, Karenx

Anneke said...

Great card Ellie!
And congrratulations with your dt spot :) Welcome in the team!!! Lucky to have you ;)
Hugs Anneke

Beverly G said...

Congrats and clapping for you on your new position. Great way to start the new year.

Jaspere said...

Wow! Congrats! Well deserved.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Ellie loving that image and the colours and congratulations on joining the Whimsy Digi Team it's going to be great working with you there.
Lorraine x