Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playing with my blog design and entering my first challenge!

So many firsts for one tiny blog... I sat here on Sunday and trawled around all OVER the place, found lots and lots of digistamps which I bought and downloaded and then (kind of at the advice of a friend, Kasey, and kind of because I've been thinking about it for a while now), I went looking for a challenge I feel comfortable entering. 

So I look and I look and I look.  All I can find are these challenges which ask you do do steps 1 to 100 before entering your creative piece.  As soon as I kept reading the same kind of rules repeated in various challenge blogs, I figured I had better get my head around what the heck they were asking and how I go about achieving it.  Did you know that there are a lot of blogs out there about how to blog???!  Weird, but incredibly helpful, LOL.

So now I have a funky new signature block, have linked a blinky to my blog, rearranged my gadgets and feature elements, found out what a URL is and how I can use it and it's only taken me about four hours, 17 cups of tea and the invention of about three brand new swear words to do it!!!!  I am so proud :)

So, here is my very first ever card to be entered into some challenges!  Yes, people, I didn't just say one challenges, but multiple.  I don't ever try to walk - it's always full speed ahead... LOL!

The card recipe is as follows:
Stamp is a digistamp from Cuddly Buddly/Pachela Studios called "Shooting Star" and the sentiment is from Stamp It "Starry Dreams 1789C".  The Copics I used were E70, E74 and E99 for the mouse, YR04 and E42 for the present you can hardly see in front of the mouse, Y19 for the stars and BV01 for the purple sky.  I used Stampin Ups tag punches to mount the sentiment on and Creative Memories punch "Stardust Maker" for the yellow border stars.  The yellow layer and star paper is a scrap from my stash, I have no idea what it is, and the cardstock is Stampin Ups Lovely Lilac.  The charm is from my stash as well.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Cute and Cuddly with a Punch
Cuddly Buddly - Add A Charm
Paper Take Weekly - Getting Cute

Okay - that's all I've got for you.  I'm off to link my post page to these challenges and double (triple???) check that I've done it right.

Until next time,
Happy crafting!


  1. Adorable card and your coloring is wonderful!!! You've done a great job on your first attempt at entering challenges!! Thank you for playing with Cuddly Buddly as one of your first challenges1

  2. Yay! about time you got in on the challenges, Bron, your cards are too good not to share with a wider audience. It's really easy after you've entered a couple, they are all basically the same, and really only vary on points like how many other challenges you can combine with and how many entries you can make to the challenge. Enjoy it, they are so much fun! And good luck! CoB

  3. Ah Bron, I laughed when I read your profile as I had just about said about the same to My Mum the other week I get on better now I have accepted that I am Mad!!!(panic disorder etc!!!) So it hit home. Craftings great for us.
    Love the card, welcome to the addiction of blog challenges I started a few years back and love it still, thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

  4. Hi Bron,
    Gorgeous card and such an adorable image. Love the colouring and layout. You have done very well for your first post. Way to go.
    You have done things I can't even do, like the signature.
    Thanks for playing along at Cuddly Buddly

  5. Your card is just adorable, Bron:O) Beautiful work!
    Thank you for joining Cuddly Buddly, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  6. oh I'm IMPRESSED! not one, but three challenges! Very nice work Bron. I'll send you a few more links to sites you might like for challenges. You do need to be careful though, these things can be mightily addictive.

    Nice signature block too.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  7. Fab card Hun and fab job with your blog you are doing fine if you need any help we have a forum to, you can ask bloggging questions there to anyway on to your card what a cute image don't you love him thank you for joining our challenge this week at cuddly Buddly good luck and keep blogging

    Wendy DT CB

  8. Super card Bron - welcome to the world of challenges! I only started in January but it feels like I've been doing this forever!
    Love your sentiment, like you crafting is my sanity, it was a long road back from depression and I'm still on it!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at MAWTT this week and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  9. oh this is so cute ... i love the image and the beautiful punched stars and charm
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with your first challenge card
    Lisa x
    ps i also started cardmaking for similar reasons .. and blogging has opened up a whole new World of friends for me ..

  10. Hi Bron,

    I have an award for you on my blog!


  11. Adorable card Bron!! You have done a great job on your blog and congrats on your first challenge entry. Thanks for playing with us at Cuddly Buddly!!