Tuesday, 5 June 2012

An EXCITING New Challenge Blog Announcement!!

Hello, my friends! Do you remember a couple of posts ago I mentioned a brand new blog that was starting in June called A Die For A Sketch? They had a Design Team call out and I posted link. What I couldn't tell you at that time was that I was already part of the Design Team! Previously, I had received an email from the sweet Dunja inviting me to join her international team of talent in launching this exciting new Challenge Blog! I've always said no to that question before for various different reasons. What an honor it was to say YES!!

Here's how it works...on the 5th of every month the Challenge Sketch will be posted. You can create whatever you want; a card, a gift bag, a layout, etc. The only requirement is that you must use the current sketch and you must use a die of some kind in your project. Isn't that fun?

Here is the sketch for the very first Challenge:

Here is my card for Challenge No. 1:

It's such a fun sketch to use! I really hope you'll all come over to A Die For A Sketch and join in the fun! I hear there's even a prize involved! ;o) I've added a link in my sidebar, plus the names of all my new friends on the Design Team. You can also find all the information right HERE! I do hope to see many of you there! :o)

Just a little note about my sentiment. It's a little bit goofy, isn't it? lol Let's face it, there really aren't that many opportunities to use this "hullabaloo" sticker. This fun little penguin just looks like the right character for it. I did have something else in mind but had nothing in my stash for it. So I worked with what I had. I almost changed it because I wanted my first DT project to be perfect, but you know me...goofy works! :o)

My Card:
Papers: BASIC GREAY - lauderdale
              Cardstock - Recollection;
Brads: Recollections, Westrim Crafts;
Baker's Twine: The Twinery;
Sentiment: the Girls' Paperie Stickers;
Image: Birdie Brown Digital Stamp - Penguin in Summer 02;
             (button with link to store can be found in my sidebar)
Prismacolor Pencils & Odorless Mineral Spirits;
Punches: Recollections Flower Punch,
              Stampin' Up - Modern Label Punch;
Dies Used: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Standard Circles (LG),
               MM Slice Design Cards - Basic Shapes 1, Je t'adore;


Dunja Dücker said...

good morning my sweet friend :)
I am very happy that you have said YES. :) Means a lot to me. I am proud that you are in the team and I look forward to many months with you and the new challenge.
Your card is sweet as sugar, the motif is so cute. I love your card. Have a great day!

Love & Hugs
Dunja xx

Marilyn said...

Sweet little image Nancy and I like the bright colours - it really makes it feel summery. Love the way you placed those little flowers on the flags.
Great to be working with you and the other gals on A Die for a Sketch!

Zo-Wie-Zo said...

Hi Nancy! Love your blog! Your card is beautiful! Love the colors you've used!
Nice to work with you in a Die for a Sketch! Willie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! They couldn't have picked a person more suited to be on the Design Team and I'm thrilled you accepted.

Your entry for the sketch is so delightful I burst in giggles :-)

Love you - Leslie

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Nancy!
Love your card!
absolutely darling

Hugs to you~

Friday said...

What wonderful news Nancy. Sneaky but deserving!! Love your card and I will be checking this out more often. Thanks... Have a great day... Hugs!

Susan M said...

Congratulations on being on the design team! It looks like a fun challenge ! Your card is wonderful , love the little penguin!

Joy said...

Hi Nancy! How are you my sweet friend :) Congratulations! So happy for you! Your card is stinkin' cute! Love that banner and the bold red color!

Hope you're having a fun scrappy time!

Big hugs!

Teen Queen said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! This is a nice project. Feels happy. Congrats on making the DT. You rock!

Jennifer said...

Nancy....you are good at keeping secrets! Congratulations on the position! This looks like a fantastic challenge to be a part of! Hugs!

Lynn said...

Oh Nancy that is marvellous news :) I am so pleased for you, congratulations on making the DT and hope you have a thoroughly great time.
Love your cute card and yes that sentiment works with this image.

Love and hugs
Lynn xx

Jonia said...

Nancy I am so excited for you! Your work is beautiful and they are blessed to have you as part of their design team. Congratulations to you and I will have to work on playing with this terrific sketch. Yea!!!!!

A-M said...

Congratulations on being on the Design team.
You have created a fun card for this first sketch.

Hope your health is fine.

God Bless

Torico said...

Congrats on your DT position! I'm glad that you used my digital stamp for such a great opportunity.:)
Love the bright colors you used on this card. Thanks for sharing!


Tracy said...

LOL Goofy works huh? :-) You kill me! Congratulations on your DT position! YAY! It's so fun to see you join a team. I hope you have lots of fun creating for them. I had popped over to Birdie Brown's and saw this cutie over there too. This penguin looks like he might be up to some mischief. That's why YOU picked him huh. LOL It's great Nancy. Hullabaloo and all! Hugs!

Gemiel said...

Nancy, Congrats on the DT! Your card is just too cute!! I'll have to check out the challenge blog. I love to use dies!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

That's so pretty, what a sweet image a great card, i like it.

Hugs Andrea

Lynne in NI said...

Hee, what a fun card, your penguin is hilarious! Thanks for your nice comment on my card ... I chalked the sky with this template (dead easy!):
Lynne :)

Debbie Buckland said...

Congrats on your new DT position. Great news.

Lilly said...

Congratulations my Dear Friend!! I am so excited to see what you will be creating as a Design Team member. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable card! Hugs to you :-)

Cindy Haffner said...

How COOL, love your take on the sketch!!~

Geri said...

What a cute card, Nancy! And CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you...you'll be great on a team, with your talent and your gift of encouragement...they're lucky to have you!! Enjoy!!

Holly said...

Can you say WONDERFUL?! They certainly did a great job of picking who would be on the team! You did phenomenally!!
Blessings to you, my friend!

scrappyshed said...

Congrats ! Nancy! How wonderful to be on the design team! I love the card you made! Can't wait to see what you will be making as a DT member... Yvonne :)

Melanie said...

Congrats Nancy! I am so very happy for you! I really can't wait to see your projects as part of this team!

Daen'Ys said...

A very funny card. I like the cute motif and beautiful color combinations.

Congratulate you to DT Member


suralear1 said...

Wow, you are on a design team, how wonderful. I was looking at the challenge and i do not see a date when all entries need to be posted? Your card is super darling. Love the image and the colors are so pretty.
Hugs, Sharon