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Thursday, 22 March 2012

I am giddy with excitement!!!!

A little while ago the ever so talented Krista Smith aka Saturated Canary held a competition whereby 10 people would win a digital image to be made from an idea they had given.  For days I put off entering as I saw some of the entries and thought they were nothing like my ideas.  In the end I decided to enter two ideas.  I was wondering the other day about the winners.

To my SURPRISE yesterday I found that I had won a digital image to be made.  My hubby was at home so I dashed and told him - excited or what????  It wasn't until today I found out which of my choices had won and I have to say Krista has done my idea proud.  This year in the UK we will be celebrating many events but two massive ones are the Diamond Jubilee (which was my other choice for a digital image) and also the London 2012 Olympics (which is the image Krista picked to draw).  I also thought an image like this would be good for any sports event, school sports day etc.

To celebrate the release of these new images Krista is holding a blog hop.  I for one can't wait to go and see what other images won alongside my request.  It would be wonderful for Krista and her Design Team if you could show their support and take part in the blog hop.  If you would like a chance of winning  a copy of my Saturated Canary Olympics digital image please leave a comment on this post before 7.59pm on Sunday 25 March 2012 and I will get a member of my family to pick a winner.  Krista will then send the winner the image direct.
Well, I suppose I'd better show you the card I made.  I thought this would be perfect to go on my regular charity stall as it could be given to anyone that has done well in a sporty event.  I have used various grungy red/white and blue papers from Summertime Designs including spots, stripes, stars and even fireworks.  
My gorgeous image I have coloured in with Promarkers, cut around with a Nestabilities die and kept the die in place and chalked around with a blue shimmer chalk.  The backing papers I have matted and layering, inking the edges of all pieces of paper as per normal.  I then made some bunting out of the scraps of paper leftover and put the word "congratulations" on them.  I then took some white seam binding and added bands of red and blue to make my own red, white and blue ribbon.  The card has been finished off with the ribbons, faux stitching, star charms attached to a chain, gems and buttons.

It is such a honour to have this image made from my idea and I know the other winners will think the same.  If my mum would have been alive yesterday I would have been straight onto the phone to her to tell her what I'd won.  She always loved to hear if I'd won anything as she knew I put anything that I won to good use for my cards that I make to sell to raise funds for different charities.

Don't forget you have until 11.59pm on Sunday to leave me a comment if you want a chance of winning a copy of this digital image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Red, white and blue
Cardmaking Mamas - Buttons
Allsorts - Three in a row (three buttons)
2 Sisters - Spots and dots
One Stitch at a Time - Girly
Sentimental Sundays - Metal and sentiment (metal chain and charms)
Cupcake Crafts - Going around in circles (hope the circles of the dotty paper and the circles of the buttons are OK)
Paper Makeup - Photo inspiration (I decided to use three of the colours of red, white and blue)
Crafty Sentiments - Congratulations
Digital Tuesday - Life is peachy
Bearlymine Challenge - Dots (lovely to see this challenge back up and running again)
Craft Room - Bling and glitter/sparkle (gems and shimmer chalks used)
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board (I've chosen gems, ribbons and buttons)
Crafty Creations - Photo inspiration
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Simon Says - BINGO board (I have chosen charms; punched/die-cuts and ribbon/twine)
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Lots and lots of dots
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Let's get digital
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Pixie Dust - A few of your favourite things (Saturated Canary digital images, using my Promarkers, gems, charms and buttons)
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring cleaning (I have managed to use up some chain, charms and some peel-offs I've had for 1-2 years now)
Hotshot Craft - Ribbon

72 comments:

Hazel said...

Your card is great and your idea for the digi image was a brilliant choice. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

iReneM said...

WELL DONE, Kym.
Krista has turned your Olympics idea into a wonderful image - she is lovely :)
You've done a grand job with it on this card.
x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, such a sweet image,
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
I have candy if your interested
http://fleurapassionforcraft.blogspot.com/
Hugz Fleur xXx

Happy Days said...

So pleased for you Kym - she's fab!!. xxx

Nicola said...

Congratulations Kym, that image is gorgeous, no wonder you are chuffed! Great card, love the design and details!
Thanks for entering our Three in a Row challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Kimberly said...

Super lucky gal you are...fabulous idea and the image is perfect...tfs

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

First off, let me say Congratulations! That is awesome! What a great honor!!

And second, your card is beautiful! I love that sweet image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Lau W said...

Congrats Kym !
Your card is beautiful, lovely colors !
xxx

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah kym!!
oh hun she is just awesome!! I love how you coloured her and what a fab idea too!
hugs Lou xxx

Flowergirl said...

Congrats on having your idea chosen too!
She is fab! Gorgeous card and design x
Wendy x

Jennifer Scull said...

that is so exciting to have one of your ideas chosen! no wonder you wanted to share the news with everyone. :) what a great card, too!

LilyPinkScraps said...

What a great idea :) She looks so adorably cute !!

scrapbookertink said...

Great idea, to choose the 2012 Olympics, love the card, congrats x

Mary Brockway said...

LOVE!!! She's perfect!!! And the timing couldn't be better. xoxox

downrightcrafty said...

Just a fabulous idea especially for this year and love how Krista has drawn your idea, great card too
Hugs Kate xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely image and lovely card! Judy x

Tess Ekwall said...

wow!! your card is lovely!! and the digi is awsome!
i love your colouring!!
hurgs, tess.

Cleota said...

Oh too cute! Love that ponytail. Great coloring and layout too.

coops said...

stunning card kym.your digi is fantastic, really great with the olympics coming up and i love your patriotic colours ;D

xx coops xx

Pamela said...

you go Girl!!!! Great card !!!!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Whimsy! Ani

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Congratulations Kym and your card is fabulous and just love the new image
Hugs Dianne xx

Linda said...

Beautiful card.. Congrats.. She is just darling..
Hugs, Linda

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Congratulations Kym. Lovely idea and very apt with the your hosting of the Olympic games this year.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Irene said...

Congrats on your idea being chosen by Krista and I do like the digi a lot, she is soooo cute with her big eyes and even bigger shoes, haha....a real number 1 she is!!!!
Would have been something to see your Queen as a Satuarated Canary digi LOL!!!!

Hugs, Irene

Carla S. said...

Fantastic idea for a digi, Kym! Congrats on Krista picking it! It turned out great and your card is great, too! Thanks for the chance to win the new digi!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Super cute, great idea!

Bettina L. said...

This is awsome and I love how you've coloured her in too. Great design. Bettina xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous.

Sandy G said...

Love this image, what a wonderfull idea can see lots of uses for it. A great card too love the colour and the embellishments

Aunty Sue said...

this is brilliant love the image and perfect for this year

Patty Sue 2 said...

She is so cute...and what a fun way to congratulate on someone on a job well done! Love your idea!

Maria said...

Congratulations on a fantastic idea! The image is gorgeous. A great card, you've coloured your image beautifully.

Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

pinky said...

Congratulations Kym, that's just amazing and you have done the image proud. I am sure your Mum is smiling down on you. I remember even going to the phone and ringing my Mum's number when she was gone:( Old habits die hard. Your card is just stunning and it certainly is a really useful image to have.

Katya said...

Congratulations on your digi image idea being chosen. I think your image is cute and it could serve well for encouragement and congratulating people on different aspects or situations other than the Olympics. I love you soft coloring and blending. thanks for sharing.

-Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

Donelda said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

OMG! Great digi this one, can see it on many kinds of cards :) Congrats on beeing picked by Krista!

Queen B said...

Congrats on your SC image!! I love her and your card! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

Linda said...

What a fantastic idea to give this card to the winners and it is such a cute card. I love the little girl she is absolutely perfect. I love these little people. I am gonna go find where to get the digi stamps from. thanks for sharing and you did a great job on the card. Congrats on the win as well.

Lene said...

The image is relly sweet and you have made a great card with it. Hugs, Lene

Christine said...

Gorgeous card and what a beautiful image! Lovely idea! Congrats on the win xx

Lou said...

Congratulations Kym, I could really 'feel' your excitment when i read your post and i am sat here smiling for you, a great image for all kinds of sporty events lovely card Hugs Lou xx

Shazza said...

great suggestion, love the image and card x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Congratulations you must still be so excited at this honour, both your ideas sound terrific. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Alex said...

Good for you what a wonderful suggestion, and so appropriate for the UK, as you said.

I love what you have done :)

Karen said...

Hi kym

congratulations on your win. The image is very good, she is well cute. It was a well deserved win.

Karen xx

goldie said...

Cuttie!
Great card!

Catherine said...

This is so cute. Congratulations on getting picked and what a fab idea for an image, love it. Love the three buttons on the card, a brilliant finishing touch....

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Girly challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Many congratulations on your idea being chosen, it must be very exciting for you :)

Jo Channon said...

Congratulations Kym! Love the image thankyou for joining in the Allsorts challenge this week Jox

paperfun said...

She is so fun. I love her pony tail and of course, her medal. Congratulations on your idea.

Mari

happyscrapper said...

Beautiful. I love the colors that you chose for the card. The image is colored beautifully. thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and hope to see you back next week.
Hugz,
Christine Dt at OSAAT

Carol said...

Awesome card, congratulations on being picked. Great image!

ribenaruby said...

Many congratulations Kym, what an honour..yes we've got lots to look forward to this year, let the celebrations begin! Gorgeous card, big well done to you. Ruby x

Curlybear said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Vee Cassidy said...

Sorry it took me so long to come visit, Kym as not so great at the moment. Your card is lovely and many many congratulations on your image she is stunning I can see why you are giddy with excitement. Very well done. Vee xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This card is awesome Kym. Well done you for coming up with this super idea for this gorgeous digi. It has come out so well. You deserve and massive pat on the back.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

craftymum said...

Super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our ribbon challenge
Hugs Sarah x

Shari said...

Congratulations! your image is just wonderful, can be used for so many uses! Your card is great!

Ann Whitfield said...

Well done Kym - it was a great idea and Krista has interpreted it brilliantly! I love the card you've made with it and she's such a cutie (for some reason I love her knees!)
Ann x

Shannon White said...

Wow is this ever Lovely! Wonderful image! Congrats on your idea being chosen! She's just Darling! And you colored her up so Fabulously too! Love the Wonderful dp's and the fun embellies too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on being chosen, love your digi, such a fun idea, great card, hugs, Sarah x

Stacy said...

Cute Card! I love the Stars! Thank you for joining us this week at
FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!

Hugs,

Stacy, FBDT

Chrizette said...

Congrats! Just love the image that Krista has designed for you - she is so talented. Just love her images. Also love your colouring - beautiful.

Celestial Things

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym this is such a lovely card the image, colours and design look super thank you for joining our challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments
Hugs
Lorraine x

Trudie said...

Congratulations on getting your idea drawn up by the amazing Krista! You lucky thing but such a great idea..... I love how you have coloured her up her and the card looks awesome.
Well done again....Thanks for joining us at MMCS.
Trudiexx

Sara said...

Congrats on being chosen! Super cute card, thanks for playing along with CMM!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - very cute image and your colouring is amazing x
Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS this week & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Natascha said...

Great card! Lovely layout and papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine "dots" Challenge this week. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Becky said...

Congratulations on getting your choice drawn, krista is such a talented artist. I know what you mean about wanting to phone our mum, mine passed away in January and it's so hard when I go for the phone to tell her any little bit of info, and then remember that the number doesn't even exist anymore.
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
My Mums Craft Shop
Hugs, Becky x

Taylor said...

Oooh, congratulations! Love the image! And thank for playing along with us over at Pixie Dust Studio!