Friday, April 20, 2012

The SNSDC50 Challenge and New Digi Release Blog Hop



Hello and happy Friday everyone! It's time for the SNSDC50, but today we're mixing it up again by bringing you a fun blog hop for our April digi release!

If you like to win prizes (and I know you do), then you'll want to visit each blog along this hop and leave a comment, because one of us is going to be a mystery blogger, and one lucky person's name will be chosen randomly to win the whole April digi release!! The winner will be announced here (and on the SNS digi blog) on Friday, April 27th!

The challenge this week is to "Make it Old." Use any distress/sponge techniques for your creation to look vintage or antique.


I'm using the new SNSS Rhubarb's Ice Cream Cone digi image for my card. I used a very old piece of Wild Asparagus dsp which looked a little shabby chic in nature, so I embossed it with a CB swiss dots ef, then paired it with some cream-colored cardstock, ribbon, and pearls. The image was colored with Copics, sponged with antique linen ink, and cut using a SB labels 18 die. The border was done with a SNSS scalloped die and after weaving some ribbon through, I added a store-bought sheer ribbon bow with a tiny pearl at the top.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you play along with this challenge. You are required to use only DIGI images, but they don't have to be SNSS images. You know we always appreciate seeing them when you do use them. When uploading your cards, add your link to Mr Linky at the bottom of this post, or if it's not available, enter using Mr Linky over on the SNSDC blog. When uploading to online galleries, please use the keyword SNSDC50.

Here is the list of participants joining in this blog hop. If you get lost along the way, you can always start over at the SNSDC blog.

Carol Longacre (you're here!)








Finally, every card you enter into our challenges throughout the month earns you an entry to be eligible for winning 3 digis of your choice from the SNSS store. Plus, if your card uses a SNSS digi image, it will earn you TWO entries, so be sure to play along every week to improve your chances of winning! The more you play and/or use SNSS digis, the greater your chances of winning, so have fun and get creative!

Oh, and one more thing........the picture pretty much says it all :)



Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!

Carol

26 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card, very vintage looking.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Your creation is REALLY CUTE;) Love the image.

Mary J said...

What a very sweet card, love what you did with the ribbon!

Makiko Jones said...

Sweet card Carol!! I love the soft colors and the ice cream! Beautiful sponged background too.

merrymstamper said...

Yay!!! love your sweet card! cannot wait for warm summer days to enjoy icecream. :-)

Anita said...

What an adorable card!

marla said...

Lovely card.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Gorgeous card,lovely image :) x

JD said...

So precious, I really like the soft colors and the neat background.

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is so soft and sweet and just precious! Love the border die and ribbon weaving on here too. So very pretty.
Lynn

Melissa said...

Simply adorable. The ribbon woven in the border makes it special!

Paige said...

Adorable! I love how you did the ribbon treatment!

Patricia said...

Your card made me smile! I love the ribbon woven through the border! The sprinkles on the ice cream are a great touch, too.

Benzi said...

Just adorable! Good job with the border and ribbon...very sweet! Ooh, I am really behind in commenting and trying to catch up this morning. Have a great weekend!

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is really pretty Carol. I love the embossed dots on the patterned paper. It gives your card a soft look that is lovely. Beautiful.

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet image....your coloring is sooo pretty and I love the sprinkles you added to the ice cream cone...tooo cute!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Very sweet, Carol!

Jayne said...

Sweet card, super cute image and I love how you coloured the ice-cream.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a cuddly looking little image Carol!

Pat said...

Wow! Your techniques with inking, embossing and the lace and ribbon really combine for that Make It Old theme! Beautiful card, thanks for sharing your secrfets!

Karen T said...

How Sweet and cute he is! Love the soft color palet you chose!

Hazel said...

A lovely card in soft, gentle colours. Hazel x

Cynthia said...

I am new to blogland so I am hoping I do this right. I love the border with the ribbon through it. Ice Cream.....Yum!

shell said...

lovely soft gentle pastle colours :)

shell

http://shellscraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How Cute is Sweet Rhubarb with his Ice Cream Cone! 8-) This just makes me Smile from ear to ear! so Adorable and I love the texture and pretty colors and dp's too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon