Sunday, 3 March 2013

Double Trouble - DT Card Challenge #3

Hi Folk!

Hope you're all ok and that you're having a great weekend?

Today's the start of challenge #3 over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog where the theme for this fortnight is Double Trouble!  That means we want to see lots of lovely projects which include two people, two animals or one of each having fun, up to mischief or having and adventure!  So a great fun challenge with many options for you to come up with more fabulous projects...and those in Challenge #2 were incredible!  AND the prize is $30 to spend at the Lacy Sunshine store and 2 digis to each of the Top Three (excluding retiring or precoloured digis).

This week Heather's came up with some fantastic digis which are now my absolute favourites.  They're extra special to me as the little lad featured in them is for my son, Jamie...hence the boy being called Jamie.  Heather's teamed Jamie up with her lovely Maddie who was a little bit of a homeless waif before but now she's got a fellow adventurer in Jamie so you'll be seeing a lot of them I think.  Last night, Heather released loads of new digis featuring the adventuresome duo, and I reckon they're going to be a big hit.  You can see some of them in the other Sunshine Girls' projects over on the challenge blog.  If you would like to purchase Heather's digis, they are ONLY available at the Lacy Sunshine store.  Anyone else selling any of Heather Valentin's digis is doing so illegally!

Anyway...enough's my project:

The digi I've used in this one is called Jamie & Maddie - Dinosaur Discovery and is absolutely fabulous and so good to colour.  I've made this into an 8 x 8 card as the image is a biggy!  I really love this one as Jamie (the real one) is a real little fossil hunter and an absolute expert in all things prehistoric.  There is a set of Adventure Digi Bits (images to create a background) to go with these digis, but the other girls used them (brilliantly, I might add) so I decided to show that these digis look just as great without the Digi Bits.

I've coloured this using my Promarkers (and three Copics) as follows:

Skin:  Copics E00, E11 and E21
Darker brown areas:  Walnut, Cocoa and Caramel
Maddie's Hair:  Walnut, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Black areas: Black, Cool Grey 3 and 5
Green Khaki: Khaki and Olive Green
Eyes and Blue Bits:  Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua
Maddie's Hat (and other areas same colour) :  Caramel and Sandstone
Maddie's Outfit:  Cinnamon and Sandstone
Bones:  Putty and Almond
Brush Bristles:  Satin

Think that's all of them...sorry if I've missed any.

I asked Jamie what he'd like me to make and he wanted a card but he also wanted it to look like a scrap page, so that's what I've done.  He wanted me to pretend that the image was a real photo so I've made little photo corners to make it look like it had been stuck in an album.

The elements and papers I have used are from a kit called Dinoroar from Just So Scrappy (link over on right sidebar).  I didn't have time to print out and cut out all the letters, so I've created the wording digitally straight onto the backing paper and added some shadow.  The palm leaves are also from the same kit as the papers, so I've just printed them out, cut them out and used them for the embellies.   And that's team card for Challenge #3.

I know one person who absolutely loves this Jamie!  He thinks Heather's an absolute star for creating his digi.  There were quite a few different ones released in the Lacy Sunshine store so head over for a look...there are golfing ones, dancing ones, clown ones...  I love, love, love them.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:  - Anything Goes - 1st entry - Anything Goes - 1st entry - Something for a Child - 1st entry

Anyway...enjoy what's left of your weekend everyone.
Happy crafting!


  1. After seeing the new digi's I knew these digi's where the ones you would use. A fabulous card and loving the scrap page look to your card.

    Hugs to you and Jamie
    Linda xxx

  2. Great card, loving the new Digis, the wording really fits the card :-) xxx

  3. Fab card, I bet Jamie loves all these new digis!
    Mandy x

  4. Fabulous card and idea Lexie xx Jan

  5. A great card, and great colouring. Love how you have made it look like a scrapbook page

  6. WOW!!! This is wonderful Lexie. I love that image, your colouring is fabulous and the papers and elements you have used are brilliant.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Sue xx

  7. Fantastic card ...Lovely design and colours xx

  8. Awesome card as always Lexie.. Bet Jamie is in his element with the new "Jamie's" début!!

  9. Fab card hun and beautifully coloured xx

  10. Hi Lexie, your card is fantastic, love how you have set the scene, and your colouring of the fabulous images is super

  11. This is so stunning. Totally love the way you have colored them. And loving the layout and big letters!!! Awesome

  12. Lexie, wonderful card. Jamie must be proud to see himself as a digi image. Glad he gave his mum her orders on what he wanted on the card. Heather has designed some more wonderful images. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  13. Fabulous card Lexie. The image is brilliant and I love the layout and big letters.
    Lorraine x

  14. An absolutely fabulous card Lexie. The layout is wonderful and the image is terrific, Jamie and Maddie really look the part of intrepid dinosaur hunters x

  15. Fabulous hun, love the colours and the images and the leaves look brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  16. Wonderful images and coloured perfectly. Love the layout with the scrap page look to it. The colours you have used are lovely and the addition of the leaves really finishes it off.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx

  17. what a gorgeous image and beautifully presented as always
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. Gorgeous and I love how the leaves matches the theme of the card.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Beautiful card and colours. Love these images and your colouring is amazing.
    Lozzy x

  20. This is fabulous Lexie. Love the images and your colouring. Just a super great card.

    Hugs, Mette

  21. Brilliant card Lexie, fab image and colouring and love those prehistoric looking leaves!


  22. this is gorgeous thank you for playing along us at ECLECTIC and good luck
    Jacki xx (ECLECTIC DT)

  23. Too cute! Love the Dino theme!

    Thank you for joining us at CMC! Hope to see you back real soon.