Friday, 2 October 2009

Crafty Calendar Challenge # 1

Yay, it's Friday and even better still no majorette events to attend so this weekend will be my own, I hope to get lots of crafting done and probably do some things with the kids too...hubby home from Manchester today and I bet he brings loads of washing with him too lol!

Today sees the launch of the brilliant Crafty Calendar Challenge blog...

...and for those of you who visit me regularly you will have already seen that this is a challenge blog that will post a new challenge on the first Friday of each month and each challenge theme will have something to do with that particular without further ado...this months challenge is...

Autumn - Make a card with an Autumn theme...
with an optional extra of using plants and vegetation...although this isn't compulsory!

The design team have provided the most amazing inspiration with their cards and you can see them all over on the challenge blog now! We also have a sponsor for our first challenge and its the incredibly talented Christine Dark from Sketching Stamper

...if you want to win some of the awesome digi images that Chris designs then make sure you enter this month's challenge!

For my card I have used this adorable little Lily Boo digi image from the 'Boys and their Toys' collection...just perfect for an autumned themed card (I thought so anyway lol!) I have coloured with PM's which took me blimming ages and then I have mounted onto SU! card stock! The design papers are a freebie download from Summertime Designs and the collection is called 'Falling For Fall.' I created the sentiment on the PC and the ribbon and buttons are from my craft stash! Please, please, please come and support our first challenge we would love to come visit your blog and see your fab Autumn themed creations!


Wendy said...

Brilliant Donna and the image is fab
Wendy x

Biscuitlid said...

fab Donna, like the Lily-Boo image - very patiently coloured in, especially on those leaves.

Can't wait to have a go with CC challenge


Anonymous said...

This is fab Donna, great Man card...
Love the Autumn colour's. I will have to go check out that challenge.
Ps.. Don't know how you manage a card every single day Donna, I struggle constantly..
Well done and have a fab weekend.

My Little Space said...

Donna, this is absolutely fab, your colouring is amazing.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this, Donna. Such a great image, coloured to your usual high standard - great colours and love the choice of papers! Love LizCx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, brilliant image and colours.

Debbie said...

Hello my friend...a gorgeous autumnal card Donna, the image is a reale cutie and I love the fab digi papers.
Also, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind words and support through this worrying time for me .... I really do appreciate it and they have really kept me going...thanks so much hun. Mwah Debbie x

JanJ said...

Fab colouring on your card Donna, can see why it took ages, there's loads going on in that fab image!

Great card, I love autumn colours & will try & join in with the challenge too.

Have a lovely, crafty weekend

Jan x

Anneke klerks said...

it is again a beauty!!!!
fine weekend

Rach said...

gorgeous Donna,
love how you have done your colouring, i thought that you had decoupaged the leaves as they are almost three d.. brilliant work hun. hugs rachxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Donna

What a fab boys Autumn card. great colouring.

ali x

Emma said...

hiya donna what a perfect autumn card. wishing lots of luck and fun with your new dt position over at crafty calender challenge xx

Desire Fourie said...

Donna, Just love your creations. This one is just gorgeous. Love the autumn shades and you've coloured the image beautifully. Great design as well.

Emma Lockley said...

oh donna another stunning card, this is brilliant. i know lots of gargeners and would love this card. got to get that image
love emma xxx

Tara said...

This is a wonderful card Donna and so perfect for the theme this month!
Thank you so much for your lovely words about Georgia..... I am very proud of her and she truly is my best friend ;o)
Have a great weekend, hugs Tara xx

Maria Matter said...

oh I like this!!! Great image and all those wonderful autumn colors...just glorious!
I've been seeing more and more monthly challenges...I think it's great! Extra time is always appreciated!! lol
Enjoy your weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Georgia said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous card Donna, let's hope we get lots of entries! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Sue said...

Evening Donna,another lovely card,great image coloured brilliantly:)


Jane said...

Gorgeous card Donna! Love the image and so beautifully coloured! hugs, jane x

cats whiskers said...

Evening Donna dear, I have missed visiting your great blog you always have new images and the most fantastic colour combinations, I just adore this one and it is just the essence of Autumn
Hugs Jacqui x

Caryn said...

I know what I'd tell him to do with his washing!! lol

This is a great card Donna, the colours are fabulous.

Caryn xxx

Enjoy your majorette-free weekend!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Donna,
what a perfect image for the challenge!
super colouring i love your buttons!
Suzie qx

Ruth said...

Super boy card,great colours,Ruth x

Faerielore said...

love this cars so much this image is lovely xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Brilliant card Donna,d the image is fab Hugs Julie x

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, what an adorable image! Love your layout.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Gorgeous card! Such a fab image and I love the papers/colours.

Lisa x

theneon said...

Hi there Donna. Here's another scrummilicous comment: This is an absolutely darling scene for autumn! I am delighted to see you as a design team member. Congrats! And, since this post, I see you have been very busy making more beautiful things to share.