Wednesday, 8 April 2009

ABC Challenge...My First DT Card!

I was so excited last week to be asked to be a guest designer for the ABC Challenge this week...and even more thrilled when I was asked to be a permanent member of the Design Team...I just hope that I can help inspire you to join in with the fun of the challenges each week!

On to this week's challenge....we've reached the letter 'I' which is for 'Inside'. I don't usually decorate the insides of my cards...just not enough time...but have gone the extra mile for this one to make it really special (it's for my Mum's birthday on Monday).

Here's the inside:

And the front :

I've kept the layout and colour scheme the same throughout, using BasicGrey papers from the 'Porcelain' and 'Sultry' pads. The images are by Penny Black ('Crossing Bridges' and 'Gifts for You'), the letters were cut using the 'Olivia' alphabet, the flowers are all from Poppicrafts, the dragonfly brad is by Dovecraft, and the sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.
Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs to check out their fab creations!
Can't wait to see what you all come up with too!


Denise said...

This is stunning for your first DT card well done.Denise x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Helen,l love the stamp and colours.

hugs Riet.x

JanJ said...

That's a beautiful card, your mum will love it

Jan x

Jane Carroll said...

super cute card helen

thanks for being our Guest DT this week and look forward to working with you on permanent DT spot from next week

hugs jane x

stampingheaven said...

Welcome aboard Helen. Stunning card love the image and colours you have used. Have a super day.

Sharon said...

Beautiful Card Helen. The inside is as gorgeous as the front - I'm sure your Mum will love it. Congratulations on the DT place hunny, and here's wishing you every success!

Debbie said...

Wow what a stunner Helen. a fabulous DT card. I love the sweet image and the pretty papers you have used. Debbie x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Helen, and well done on your new DT post!

Tasha said...

Beautiful card - lovely soft colours and great stamp
love tasha xx

Squirrel x said...

No wonder you have become a DT member hun (long overdue IMHO), this is totally delicious. Lost for words as it is soooo perfect. Brilliant. You are such an inspiration. Sxx

Tara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen and the inside is just as nice as the front!!
Congrats on your DT spot too - well done!! xx

Georgia said...

Congratulations on becoming a design team member!
I love your card, it's gorgeous!
Love, Georgia xx

Becky said...

I love your card Helen, many congrats on your first DT card!
Love Becky xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow this is just beautiful love the fabulous colours so soft well done on your first DT card
Hugs Jacqui x

Marcea said...

Gorgeous card Helen, you will be a wonderful addition to the DT.
Have a lovely easter

Desire Fourie said...

Helen, this is just so gorgeous. Love the cute stamps ... got so much character. Lovely colour combo as well. Thanks for linking Doing Life's blog candy here. Hugs from Desire