Friday, 6 January 2012


A few weeks ago I applied to be on a design team, and was accepted and I've been gagging to tell you all ever since I found out but I had to keep it a secret until now. I am so pleased to be able to tell you that I am now a DT member for Stamping Dragon.

Janette has beautiful digi images available at the shop
and the challenge blog is here
there is also a facebook page and a CDAC page too!/pages/Stampi ... 6321307202

So what was my first project on the DT, well this week the theme for the challenge is


and this is what I created

I used the ever-so-cute Jiggy Framed digi. I printed him off twice and coloured him with pro markers before cutting the background away from one of the digi images. I covered a card with a green, white and red paper to match with the colours of the image and mounted the full digi onto the paper. For the background I wanted to make it textured so I covered it in a cheap glitter glue, which isn't so much sparkly as it is bumpy when it dries out. Once dried I added splashes of red, green, rust and dark blue by lightly dabbing small ink pads onto the rough surface and then when the inks were dry I coloured the whole background with a dark grey pro marker, I love the contrast between the background and Jiggy. I added some swirls with  my new black stickles ( i am loving this stuff and collecting lots of colours). Next I cut some real thin pieces of foam pads and stuck them all round the edges of the framed digi and mounted the top digi onto them, you can't tell in the photo but the upper digi stands about 3mm proud the bottom layer. I also edged Jiggy's wings with the black stickles.
Now my cousins little boy Aston loved the box I made him for Christmas with Jiggy on the front and chocolate coins inside, so even though his birthday isn't until June I decided this would be his 3rd birthday card. I cut his name and the number 3 from the same backing paper as I used on the card, edged the letters with black ink pad, stuck them to the frame using dst and covered them in glossy accents to make them stand out more. As Aston will be 3 I added 3 small red buttons, threaded with black & white bakers twine, to the top corner.
So that's it for my first make for the Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog and I hope you all like it. Please come by and join our challenge this week, I cant wait to see what you create using the FRAMES theme.

Happy Crafting
Kate xxx

i would like to enter this into these challenges:


  1. Congratulations and well done, gorgeous card and I love the image
    Lindsay xx

  2. I love how you did the backround around Jiggy! Awesome colors you used. Love the card as Im sure your nephew will too. Welcome to the team and I look forward to seeing more of your work.


  3. Such a cute dragon he is too, gorgeous card Kate and congrats on the DT work. xx

  4. Too cute! Love that little dragon! Congrats on your DT appointment! And thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  5. Congratulations and awesome creation! Thanks so much for joining our "Out with the Old, In with the New" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  6. Such a fab card, Kate! So glad you are on the team! Welcome!

  7. Congratulations Kate on your new DT..Fabulous card...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  8. a beautiful card hun. congrats on the new DT xxx

  9. Wow Kate...what a process! I so much appreciate that you described what you did to make your card. The way you described it I could envision the whole thing. A really visual story. Thanks for that. The card is uber neat! Love and a hug, Samara - sister DT.

  10. Hi Kate. Congrats to you on the very first DT card!!!! Good job on it.
    Hugs Nat

  11. Great job on the card! I love how you cut out the background part of the frame. Really good idea.

  12. Hi, Kate, I love the background around the dragon image. Your card is gorgeous.

  13. fabulous card, love that dragon!
    Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday challenge of 2012!
    Happy crafting, Debxx

  14. Awesome card - thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio! :)

  15. pure cuteness....thanks for playing with the CCEE

  16. Kate that is wonderful news. Congratulations. I love your card, such a cute image and Im loving the new look blog too. Lee x

  17. Congratulations on your new DT! I'm sure you'll do amazing designs. Wonderful card and great coloring. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet


  18. The background is sweet...great job on the card!

  19. I think Ashton will love this beauty!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images - I can't wait to see what you create for our next challenge!
    Jen Leeflang
    Shelly's Images DT

  20. Congratulations on your new DT! Take care, Jane x

  21. What a cutie :O)
    Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge, Good Luck! Hugs! Leah Ann

  22. Super cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at LMM and good luck. Hugs, Mette


xx thank you for all your comments xx