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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

TLT - LCI goes Digi!!!!!!!!!!!! New Release and a Bloghop

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've not 3 D'd it...that's not decoupage! I KNOW but for some reason I coloured the bow 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 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
Catch The Bug - Create a Scene- Use at least 2 images
Craft Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - 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 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


Larisa said...

It is amazing! Love this cat's image! The snowflake looks fantastic too!

Lisa Jane said...

oh no.. 3 cards ??? i cant choose my fave .. they are all fab .. i am beside myself this morning.. they are all amazing.. funny , cute .. sweet .. and have so many uses ... i love how you just used the tree on its own too.. what a fab idea
Lisa x

pinky said...

STUNNING, GORGEOUS, BRILLIANT and I love your cards too lol. Who couldn't use these brilliant images!!

theCook said...

I just looove the snowflake... Do you think Magnum will be able to deliver the pudding, or will he eat it all?

Amanda R said...

Can't wait to get into the store to shop! These are great Kerry, they just get better every time!

craftybirdlisa said...

gorgeous cards. That cat is just too cute.

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW Digi Stamps Brilliant idea!!!!, love the cards they are fabulous and that tree is bloomin great love it. Great release Kerry hope the world of digi brings lots of opportunties for LCI well done.
Lyndsey xx

Whimsey said...

Oh my, they are all adorable; but the round one tickles me the most - just cuz I love round cards! :D

Gosh, your coloring of Magnum is amazing - really amazing!

I can't wait to use these images; that tree is magnificent too - gosh, really love them all!

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Very very beautiful cards!
Many thanks for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges this time!
Happy crafting.
Hugs Natalie xx

Faith A said...

How exciting for you, the images are great and the cards are so perfectly beautiful, I think your colouring is amazing, love the sparkle and the stitching, gorgeous cards.

I am going to have a look at the rest now, so glad you have succombed to digis LOL

FairyD said...

Woooohooooooooo!!!! So you're a Digi Chick now too!!!?!?!?! Fantastic news.

Brilliant honey...can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!...we need to catch up before Christmas!!!Lol

Gayle x

Mary J said...

WOW!!! You've outdone yourself Kerry! These are all totally stunnilicious! You're one talented gal!!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

Zora said...

I love your chrismas cards, they are soo well done and funny:O)

carol said...

super christmas cards, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

Ellis said...

Fantastic cards you've made! =)
Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
Hugs, Elenor

Hazel said...

All beautiful! Love this Magnum too. Hazel x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Absolutely adorable. Have always loved Magnum and SOOOOO excited now digital. I love the quick gratification of getting my image almost immediately and the rewards of sizing. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with your darling and beautiful Christmas scene; otherwise, I never would had known about the new digitals. I just one a stamp and chose a Magnum.

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Kerry, you have been busy!! I love all the new
Magnums and the add ons are just fab! Your round card is pretty stunning Mrs!
Thank you for letting me join in all your fun for the new release Hop

Hugs Laurie xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Kerry how exciting...Fantasic cards,loving your new images,those Christmas Add-ons are a must to go with my Magnum,my brother-in-law loved his Magnum card.
Wendy xx

Sally said...

I love the fact that Magnum is now digi. Hope it all goes really well for you Kerry. Love your cards they are just brilliant. Love the Santa hat and the second card is brilliant, love them.
Hugs Sally xxx

Julie said...

WOW!!! what fab creations! I have got to get me some puffy snow,it looks brilliant! x

Cheryl said...

oh wow these are just stunning cards the images and the detail,is amazing bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylxxxxx and creatalicious too

nnalorac said...

Stunning cards Kerry, your images just too cute and loads of fun. Carolxx

Amber said...

The new release looks fabulous! I love all three of your cards, I think my favorite one is Magnum with the Christmas tree!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards Kerry. You sure have been a busy, busy girl! Now I have to go see if I can find that die - it's gorgeous :)

Ashley said...

LOVE the cards! What great images! Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

NettieG's DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

All just fab hun, but I love the scene you have made...Lily looks so sweet!

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again, should have read your challenges!!

Still love this as much as above LOL!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Pami said...

Sorry I am late commenting boss!! You have just outdone yourself this time. These are FAB U LOUS!! You really have just showcased all the add ons to their very best!!! Pami x

Pami said...

Erm, thanks for joining us at MAWTT too, sorry!! P x

Lisa said...

oh my gosh where do i start -- your cards are amazing!!! i only hope to achive that quality eventually! i don't suppose you will do a video and how you made them! I use digis (a little) but would love to learn how to do all those amazing things!! I think this christmas digi is my favorite so far!!!!
Have a scrap- happy day!
Lisa G

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! fabulous cards and gorgeous images. I think I have fallen in love with Magnum's little heart nose - too cute!
Good luck with the new release and thanks for a great Blog Hop.
Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Simply stunning cards Kerry, Love the embossing folder, and love how you have created the image, but think the round (OMG you did a round card!!) card is my favourite! LOVING Magnum - and all the add ons - simply brilliant :-D Sue xx

gina g said...

Wow amazing work, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck with the challenge. luv gina xx

janice moss said...

Ok Kerri, so I messed up and said I loved Tams the best but it was really your card, just put the wrong one down, sorry Tams ( I like yours too), but Kerri, yours is just sooo beautiful and I hope mine will come as close to yours as possible...remember they say that copying is the best form of flattery!!! Congrats on going Digi!

Scrapalajen said...

Aww Kerri, Santa would be very pleased when he see these lovely cards you've made! Even Magnum is shining:-)

Catherine said...

Wow! Fab Christmas cards, Particularly like the shaped one! Thanks for playing along at Phindys place this week...

Anonymous said...

Oh man! Those are awesome! How cool!
Karen C

Harriet said...

Some one has been very busy! I absoloutly love these cards! They are so fun and i just love christmas! What an amazing set of cards! :) xxxx