Thursday, 3 July 2014

Delightful Challenge Thursday – My Favourite Things & A New Release!

Hello, how are things?  Well I hope!

Now you may or may not have noticed a rather fabulous, colourful badge in the sidebar to your right! Well I have some news!! I am here today for what will be a regular Thursday slot for me as I am now a member of the Delightful Challenge DT! Woo hoo!

A couple of months ago, completely out of the blue, I got an email from the wonderful Wendy Hall, aka Louby Loo, inviting me to join this year’s team!!  And of course I said YES!!

Super excited to be a part of this amazing team and get to work with Wendy’s fabulous images!

So onto the job in hand and today the new challenge coincides with a brand new release and our theme this week is My Favourite Things (Favourite Embellishment)!

Now the new character that I got to play with is called Birthday Alien Andy and he is available in the shop here.

I think he is totally fab and absolutely perfect for my brother’s birthday. Not because he looks like an alien you understand (well…………) no it’s because he has always been fascinated with UFO’s, conspiracy theories and stuff like that!
I loved colouring in this little green man and had fun with alcohol inks as well as a spritzer to create the planets and ‘starry’ sky. Check out my rocket made from an oval and circle die!!! It didn’t turn out too bad. Well not as bad as the previous 8 attempts anyway!!! J

So what’s my favourite embellie? Apart from my Hopeless Hand drawings you mean! J Well I do love my die-cut flowers but Alien Andy was having none of that, not in deep space anyway, no I had to resort to one of my other all-time faves, which are gems! They make great stars as it turns out!!

Dies: Sizzix ovals – Tonic Nesting Circles
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White - Imagination Crafts glossy black – smooth white, mirri and coloured card from stash
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils – Ranger alcohol inks - Dawn Bibby spritzer –‘Black Soot’ DI
Others: Glitter gems from stash
Hopeless Hand drawings: Rocket markings and oh so realistic looking flames (snigger!)

Rocket (groan) over to the Delightful Challenges Blog  to see the amazing inspiration created by the DT and join in with the fun!

There is a fabulous prize too from our sponsor Dies R Us!

Be sure to check out all of Wendy’s incredible designs in the shop too! You will be spoilt for choice!  

Thanks so much for looking, and have a great day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – No Designer Papers
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Challenge #202: Anything Goes
CREATIVE CARD CREW – Challenge #65: Masculine
CARD MANIA - Challenge #50: Circles
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #46: Anything Goes/Celebration
SCRAPPERS DELIGHT – Challenge #26: Anything Goes/Summertime
LIASTAMPZ – Challenge #68: No Patterend Paper


  1. BIG congrats on your new DT place Jane, it's so well deserved.
    Your card is fabulous. I love the cute alien, the planets look wonderful and your rocket design is brilliant - how clever to make it from oval and circle die.
    Sue xx

  2. Out of this world Jane!! HUGE congrats on your new DT post too, well done xx

  3. Wowzer Jane, this is outta this world as Sarah the image you chose and gosh super that you are on the green lol....thanks also for your gorgeous comments on my

    The Journey is the Start

  4. Hi Jane...Congrats on your new DT place. Your card is absolutely fab, that Alien is just so cute, bet your brother will love this.
    Wendy xx

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  6. Fabulous and fun Jane. Love to read your posts. Congratulations on your new DT spot. They are very lucky to have you on the team.

  7. Love the images and colours,just gorgeous. Congratulations on the DT news,have

  8. Fantastic card!! I love the way you've used your alcohol inks along with your amazing Alien coloring. Reading your post is "delightful!" Welcome to the team - so glad to have you with us.

  9. This is awesome Jane and welcome aboard.

  10. Another fantastic project Jane!! It is so fun and cute! Congrats for new DT position. Hugs, Mi Ran xxx

  11. Wow, this is so cool! Love the planets and stars you created, perfect! I´m sure your brother will love it!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. What a super card Jane, that alien is brilliant and I love the sky behind him - the perfect backdrop, Jx

  13. Super cute and very fun card, Jane! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

  14. Great card thanks for playing along at Scrappers Delights and good luck x

  15. Jane what a brilliant card! A big DD welcome too, great to have you aboard! Susan x

  16. Fabulous card hun really lovely and thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown hugs Judith DT x

  17. How awesome for you Jane - congrats!! And this card is amazing - it's so fun!

  18. A very cute colourful masculine card sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  19. Ooh love it Jane! The alcohol inks look fabulous, love the cute image and great design too... Congrats on your new DT hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  20. Ahhh Congratulation Jane on the new DT post great news. Fantastic card, fun design & bright colours love it xxx

  21. Congratulations to you Jane! Very well deserved! Now this card is absolutely WOWWWWW!!! I love the entire scene you did .. sooooo clever indeed! Love this!

    Big Hugs,

  22. Love that little alien Jane...Thanks for joining Lia Stampz challenge!

  23. Just a lovely card and so glad you joined us at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS hope you will come back again very soon.

  24. What a great creation! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments. We hope to see you next time!

  25. Super cute card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  26. This is adorable Jane, I just love your coloring of this cute Martian and thoses 3D planet embellies are awesome! So happy to see you playing at Crafty Sentiments:)

  27. Such a cute image, love the layout and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  28. Massive congrats and well deserved, heir images are fab and you will be an amazing addition to their team :) Can't wait to check out your makes each Thurs. Love this one, so fun and cool. The planets and background look amazing xx


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