Wednesday, 1 May 2013

It's LIVE!!!

New challenge blog Crafting with Dragonflies

The time has come and our new 

Crafting with Dragonflies is LIVE!

I am so excited to be a part of this new and exciting Blog 
and I hope that you all enjoy what we have in store for you.

First of all  - Below are our wonderful sponsors for this Challenge. 
Please support them when you can.

First Prize Sponsor
5 digi's -  Winner's Choice.

and a mystery Magnolia Tilda Stamp kindly given by our Leading Dragonfly - Hilda.

and 3 runners up
4 digi's - Winner's Choice

3 digi stamps

2 digi stamps

Now let the fun begin.

The Design Team have been busy this last month making you some 
fabulous cards for inspiration. 
Fitting for our First Challenge - you are asked to make a card with a 

Perhaps you don't have a stamp or image you can use - Hilda has thought of that and would be pleased if you used her Free Dragonfly Image

I made a few cards and couldn't decide which one I like the best 
so I am posting them all.

This is the first one...

This was a simple card using matching designer paper and popped the Glittered  
The sentiment is from Gina K Assorted Greetings and finished of with a few pearls.

My Second

I had recently purchased the embossing folder (Honeycomb) at the back from SU so was eager to try it out. 
The dragonfly stamp is an Animal Spirit Stamp and I stamped 2 images. The first one I inked before embossing and then popped the second one on top after heat embossing it. Added some twine and button. The small stamped flowers on the embossed paper is from SU Beyond the Basics and sentiment from 
Gina K's Stippled Nature.

This photo just shows the dragonfly was popped.

and last

Again I was playing with my new SU embossing folder. I inked the background from SU Vintage Vogue in  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The main flowers are also from the same stamp set and inked in Rich Razzleberry. I cut out a few small scraps of DP for the back of the popped centre image. The dragonfly stamp is from Hampton Art and I used a gel pen to add some sparkle. The flower centres are glittered.

Please pop over to the our other Designers 
to see what lovely cards they made for you to be inspired by. 

and Tania

Thanks Ina.


~ Barb said...

Wow Ina, I love them! Especially the glitter, a gal can never have to much sparkle, lol. I sure like your new honeycomb embossing folder, no wonder you were anxious to create. So exciting now that we are underway!
{Hugs} Barb

Susan Hogan said...

Hey, Ina - you have been very busy! All these cards are great and I love the glitter! I love that folder too and can see myself using it over and over again. You have a few dragonfly stamps then! Glad to see them being used!

Unknown said...

Gosh you have been busy with all these lovely cards, great to be up and running hugs Tania xxx

happyglitzygirl said...

Fantastic array of cards, you have been busy, they all look different and are all gorgeous. Great to have you on the team, blessings Hilde

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous cards Ina, a lovely mixture of techniques and colours. It's great to be on our way now, hugs Judith xx

Donna Hanley said...

TaaDaa the big reveal!! and so worth it. Your cards a lovely, all three of them and you have prompted me to pull out my honeycomb folder. I have it but haven't used it yet. I'm off to see the creations of the other girls. Thanks for helping give this challenge a good kick off day.

Pattie J. said...

Hi Ina, great cards. lots of glitter, and bright colors...really well your designs....hugs