Friday, October 8, 2010

Character Cafe Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I wanted to share with you some fantastic news. I've been chosen to be on the Design Team for The Character Cafe! They have some of the best images, I know I've been a fan for some time now. I'm their latest newbie, and this is the first time I've ever been on a Design Team. Woo hoo! This blog hop is to introduce the newest releases as well as, the newest Design Team members and those who are returning. I fell in love with the image here which I was able to use for my first card. It's a female mallard duck and her chicks. Aren't they adorable? (It's too bad that the males get the beautiful colors, of course it could be to hide the fact that they don't have the awesome personalities that the ladies have. LOL!)

I used my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color the digi. I added some stickles on the water to give it a bit of a movement. The paper is open stock paper I purchased at Michaels. The lace is from Bunny Zoe's store. (I'll tell you about that in another post.) It's almost hidden, but I do have some paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug.)

Well, now on to the rules for the blog hop. It will start at The Character Cafe Store. If you came here from the talented Deanette, then you came from the right place. If you get lost along the way all you have to do is return to the store to see the order. If you would like to win any of the digis you see, you need to give some love to all the lovely ladies along the way. I will also choose a winner for the mallard duck family for all who leave a comment at my blog. You'll see some fabulous and awesome cards for inspiration. Also you need to leave a final comment at then end of the hop to have an opportunity to win the grand prize of a $5 gift certificate and 2 of the new release digis of your choice.

The hop ends at 10 p.m EST on Thursday the 14th and the winner will be announced on Friday the 15th. To continue you need to go to see what Tina, another awesome newbie, created. I'm sure you'll want to stop by and purchase some of these wonderful digis for yourself too, since now's a great time, because there is a discount for the duration of the hop. Have fun and congratulations to all the winners to come.

TFL,

dj1952

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - anything

Incy Wincy Designs - glitter

Karbers Challeges - digi

Pollycraft Challenge Blog - anything

A Spoon Full of Sugar - sparkle

Digital Tuesday Challenge - buttons

Papertake Weekly Challenge - sketch and a favorite challenge - mine is the sketch from the last challenge

Creative Cottage Challenge - bling

Fab n' Funky Challenges - digi

Ooh La La Creations - no florals

Thanks again.

dj

28 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Congratulations Debbie! That is so exciting! The card is great! I love the colors and the image is darling! Lots of layers and lots of details! I will check out the hop tomorrow, need a bit of sleep, but great job I am very happy for you!

Gram's Treasures said...

Great take on the image Debra! I like the water effect and the DP that you used.

Nancy said...

Great job on this great digi - I loved this one! Look forward to working with you on the team!

Dorcas said...

Wow! How exciting, Debbie! I'm glad you get to work with a DT. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun and lovin their products is a HUGE plus!It makes it all the more worthwhile cos you can honestly rave! lol I love the mallards here. (being a ducky person). So cute!

Kelly said...

Wow DJ...this is gorgeous! I love the colours you have used and all the details, I noticed your dry embossing right away...so it does stand out. Glad to have you as part of our team.

Kelly

Fink said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is outstanding, you made the duck look real. Wow!

Cleota said...

Welcome aboard DJ! Or do you prefer Debbie - let me know. This card is beautifully done. I love the coloring, the cardstock and paper you've chosen and the embellies! Fabulous job!!

Deanette said...

This is beautiful DJ, welcome to the team!

cjpbcreations said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love it! Looking forward to working with you!

-Chelsea

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your new dt position!!! this is a beautiful card!!
hugs,
Rachel

Nikki said...

Stunning image and love all the DP
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

TinaB said...

Beautiful card xxxx Glad to be on the DT with you xx Hugs Tina xx

Lawren said...

Gorgeous. I love how you colored the image, very real feel to it. I like your color combination as well.

Linda said...

This is beautiful! I love that image!
Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your beautiful card.
Linda
PS thanks for the sweet comment on my card.
Hey does the 1952 mean your birthday? If so we were born the same year. Mime is Dec.
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Georgia said...

Love your card. Glad to have you on the team.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card and congratulations on your DT post! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Congrats on the DT! This is a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at PTW for our 3rd birthday! :-) Amy

Lola said...

Great card and your coloring of all that detail is awesome! I really like that green lace.

Pat said...

Congratulations on being name to the design team. Your coloring on the ducks is wonderful -- great card!

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. Love the duck. Super job of coloring. TY

Tink said...

Congrats!! Beautiful card!

Lora Oliver said...

Congrats on this being your first DT, you are very talented. That is a lovely card.

Thea said...

Love how you colored the mom and ducklings. So cute! And your work doesn't look like a newbie's. Glad to see that you're a part of the team at TCC.

Josephine said...

Your card rocks, really think it is amazing.

Gail said...

love what you have done with this image..tfs..loves ya

scrappingdragon said...

congrats on making the dt, love how you coloured!!

adele

The Bunkers said...

Congrats Debbie! That is a super fantastic opportunity. And what a beautiful card! You take my breath away. :)

Rufus said...

Congrats on your DT position! Love this images and what you've done with it, even if the ladies done get the bright colors!
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