Thursday, 14 June 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #8

Hello friends and welcome to D'Arcy Day.
I wanted to share with you a little story about how one of this week's graphics came about.  Jill, our D'Arcy Blog co-ordinator, asked if I could draw a graphic of a little girl holding a flower....and if I could draw her looking like her daughter Gabriella then I would get an extra ten points!!! lol  I think Jill was kidding on...but I decided to take up the challenge and managed to find a photo of Gabriella from her holidays.........
so here's little 'Princess' Gabriella

And this is the image

As you will see later, the girls enjoyed playing with our own version of Gabriella!!!


Sadly we only had two entries to our recent challenge...but what wonderful entries they were!!
So rather than choose one winner and one runner up we'll combine the prizes for the if you'd like to get in touch please Pinky and Chanelle via the website we'll get that sorted for you.
Our new challenge today is

Punches and dies
-use your favourite punches and/or dies on your project 

our prize is our usual

Our usual rules apply and the challenge ends on Tuesday 26th June at midnight UK time.


SO...what's NEW this week

and do you want some wonderful inspiration from the girls!?!?!??!  Of course you do!!

Clairebears x

 I have used D'Arcys Diaries_057, and I have used Sugar and Spice papers, for the backing paper and the flowers and the leafs which were all punched along with the butterflies. The window was cut on my Silhouette, and backed with a scrap bit of green card. I have coloured her in with promarkers.

Maja design papers
black distress colour
MB swirl
Spellbinder die
Prima button
Coloured with Promakers
Congrats stamp

Image - DARCYSDIARIES_060 - coloured in Photoshop
All papers - Dani Mogstad - Hello Sunshine
Sentiment - Freebie - Create with TLC
Dies - Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly and scalloped posie
(the swirls are the waste from the scalloped posie die)
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower



Items used
Darcy's Dairies No 60
Copic Markers to Colour
First Edition Papers Spring Drops
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
The Swirls,Grass and Clouds are Memory Box Dies
Large Butterfly and Heart Marianne Creatable's
Little Butterflies are Martha Stewart Punch.
Pennants are a Whiff of Joy Die

I have used a lot of diese on my card as the next challenge is the use of dies and punches.
I have used a oval Spellbinders disee
The cat and the cloud is made by a Magnolia diese.
The gras is from Whiff of Joy.
The little bird and bird house is from Marianne Design.
The green leafs I've made by a diese from CREAlies.
The little tag ,a puncher from Fiskars
The text says "For you"


I made a card for the summer.
Image used: DARCYSDIARIES_057
Coloured image with Copics.
Papers from Maja Design. Flowers from WOC.
I have used my favourite punches and dies from spellbinder, magnolia and MS.
The text is from Ett Trykk



Coloured with promarkers
EP Times and seasons paper


Jill (our little Princesses Mummy)

Coloured with Copics
Papers from Prima
Punch from Ek success
Magnolia swirl die
Butterfly die from Cheery Lynn
Flowers from WOC, pearls from stash


Thank you so much for visiting........see you soon...xx


pinky said...

Stunning cards and so love the one from the photo, how sweet is that little girl. Sorry to hear there were only two entries last time but lucky for me I suppose:) Hugs

Lau W said...

Oh i had not play with the last challenge :-( So, congrats to the 2 winners ! I will play with the new challenge because i love so much your stamps !
Superb cards by the DT, as always !

Sheila said...

Wow what a gorgeous wee girl - and such a pretty stamp too! Shame about the two entries only but hopefully I will be back joining in again this time - got good reason not to craft now he he!! Sheila:)X

Sonia said...

Beautiful cards. What a true likeness to your beautiful daughter Jill.
Hugs Sonia x