OMG...I have been so excited about today...I've hardly slept a wink for all sorts of reason..the main one because I have decided to dip my toe into the world of digital stamps and also this is the most disorganised I've been for a release/bloghop EVER lol (read that as still photographing, editing and posting at 1:30 am!!!)
I've been asked on quite a few occasions if I had digi images and of course the answer has always been no. I've bought a few digi's in the past but stamping was always my first love....until now lol. Ok...digi isn't taking the number one spot just yet but I have just had so much fun with these new images illustrated by the amazing Moira Munro. There are 3 new main Magnum & Lily images and 1 image I've moved over from a stamp (although you can still buy it as a stamp) to go with....are you read for this.... CHRISTMAS ADD ONS!!!!! That's right....I now have Christmas Add Ons that are just going to be sold as digital for now. That means you can now buy Add On Magnum as a digi on his own (without the birthday cake and sentiment) to use with the Christmas Add Ons.
So what do you say we get started! With all blog hops there are rules which are:
a) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
b) Leave a comment on the Challeng Blog stating which is your most favourite of the new images once you have finished the hop.
c) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top of this post on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.
The First Prize is the WHOLE DIGI RELEASE...that's 18 images in total!!!
and then 5 runners up will receive a digi of their choice
Winner and runners up will be chosen at random.
The hop will close 12pm midday GMT on Monday 26th September and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 27th September
For those of you who don't know what digital stamps are they are images that are printed on a printer. They can be sized to any size and if they are a png file they can be layered and manipulated to suit your project. Other advantages of digital over stamps is that they save space...they're stored on your computer and when you order it, wherever you are in the world, you get your image almost instantly AND they're cheaper!
Ok...I can't stand it any longer...let's get started!!! Oh and BTW...the challenge is ANIMALS lol
You should have arrived from the fabulcious Pinky and if you haven't you can head back to the Challenge Blog and start from the beginning.
These images weren't ready in time to give to the Ladybugs so I've made 3 cards for you to see.....
Ta dah!!! Isn't Magnum handsome in his Christmas hat lol. I've used the largest of the large scallop Nesties for the card base so although it's the largest it's a small card which means Magnum is smaller than the usual stamp. You know how I said you can manipulate the image if it's a png file? Well, I've flipped Magnum so his outstretched arm is on the other side. I've added the hat and the Christmas pudding which makes 3 separate images I've used
As always I've coloured the images in with my Copics
Added Glossy Accents to the icing and Swarovski crystals as berries
No Christmas hat would be complete without Fluffy Stuff and a hint of glitter
I love this next card (I loved the previous one too lol). Sue made a gorgeous Christmas card using You Won't Tell Santa Jack and Robyn and a fabulicious embossing/cutting folder. I found out it was a Marianne folder and managed to buy it when I was at Craft World the other week.
I borrowed a few of Sue's elements and added some of my own..I hope you don't mind Sue!
For this card I used 4 different images...the tree, the bow bauble, the Santa Stop Here sign and Lily. I resized the tree 4 times to make it look like a forest and added the bows (resizing them) to the main tree. I was able to make the sign look like it's sitting in front of the tree and it looks like Lily is trying to flag down Santa lol
A totally stunnalicious snowflake
I decided to keep my final card quite simple
I used Add On Magnum (notice he's opposite to the first card) with Lily putting a bauble on the tree.
I used two more of the baubles for this tree along with the bow. You can still 'decoupage' with digi's...I printed the bow out twice, coloured it, cut it out and GA'd it over the other bow. I know you're screaming at me saying.. but Kerry...you've not 3 D'd it...that's not decoupage! I KNOW but for some reason I coloured the bow red...like go figure duh....a red bow with purple and turquoise baubles...I don't think so!!! I HAD to glue it straight on top otherwise you would have seen the red...smart huh..not lol!
More FS for their hats and a bit of GA on Magnum's nose
So there you have it...what do you think? I've only used a small selection of the 14 Add Ons for these cards but I will be showing you more samples over the coming weeks using other Christmas Add Ons. There is so much you can do with them...the possiblities are endless.
I'd like to enter the following challenges please :
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - Christmas in September
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge - Anything Goes
The total cost to buy all the images is £20.25 but for one week only you can buy all the images for £16.00!!!! How amazing is that :-D Just click on
The Whole Shebang and it will go straight into your cart. When you're at the check out make sure you tick Digi's under delivery otherwise you'll be charged. If you're purchasing products as well as digi images you must pick the appropriate country otherwise it could hold up your order.
We have a special Guest Designer joining us today. I'm sure some of you will know Laurie and her beautiful work...make sure you leave her some extra Ladybug love.
From here you should be hopping on over to the incredibly talented Michele and don't forget to check the Challenge blog to see if you were the winner of last weeks Flower challenge or one of our Top 3!!
I don't know about you but I'm exhausted after all that lol. I'm going to grab a coffee and see what the Ladybugs have created. Although I haven't seen them, I know I'm gonna love 'em!
One more thing before I go I want share the sad news that Ladybug Gaelle is stepping down from the LCI DT but I KNOW you'll see her from time to time ...so maybe not too sad :-D
I hope you enjoy the new images and the hop...please let me know what you think either in a comment or email. It's the only way I know if I'm getting it right or not.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by to see me :-D
Catch ya later x