Sunday, 3 June 2012

#116 Use a Digi

The challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time is 'Use a Digi'. I was given the digi image of a Vintage Bike by Jess over at Stitchybear Digital Stamp Shop. During the month of June a set of collaboration digis will be available for the month - free of charge when you make a $12 spend in the store. Check these images out -


We have two sponsors this week - Stitchybear and Crimson Cloud. Check out the challenge blog for prize structure.

After receiving my image I decided that I had to go along with the distressed look. I used a large square card blank by Craft UK. The backing paper, which I used Distress Ink on, is from Create and Craft and the beige card is from Papermill. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and cut it with my Spellbinder large label die. While it was still in the nestie I used Distress Ink round the inside edge, leaving the white edge to make it stand out against the larger size beige card label shape. I'd distressed the edges of this too. I used three stamps from Paper Artsy, two sentiments and the watch. I stamped them, on to distressed paper, with Memento Ink in cocoa. I cut two of these freehand and the other was cut with a small label die. 

If you check out the rest of the DT cards you will see examples of how these fantastic digis can be used.

I'm entering this in to the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Remember when - and the answer is NO, I cannot remember these bikes! lol
Incy Wincy Designs - Vintage
Lexi's Creations - For the Boy/Man in our lives
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything Goes but must use something at least 6 mths old - my Create and Craft paper.
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes/Tim Holtz products used - Distress Inks 
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine
I love Promarkers - Use a Digi 
Pattie's Creations - For a Guy


  1. Beautiful card, Hazel! Love that sentiment too.

  2. Hazel, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your distressing is just impressive and the vintage feel of this card is wonderful. Thanks so much for choosing to share your art with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  3. Great distressing and nice vintage look! We're glad you shared with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  4. Such a cute creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  5. Love the vintage look and thanks for great tip on the distressing!


  6. That's a wonderful card. I adore the sentiment that you have paired with it. The color is fantastic.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  7. Wow, this is so stunning. Incredible distressing! Best, CG

  8. OMG Hazel this is totally FABULOUS! I love it
    HUgs Laurie xx

  9. Lovely Hazel!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  10. I love this card. There is just something about vintage that I always like... I also liked your comment that no you don't remember these bicycles! LOL! Thanks too for commenting on my card over at my blog...I love visits from my friends across the pond : )
    Hugs and enjoy the upcoming week,

  11. Hiya me little happy Hazel. aww what a lovely olde worlde card, love how you have inked around teh edges, the image is great, a brilliant card me darlin xxxxxxxx

  12. Fantastic image, Hazel, and great neutral palette! I'm truly happy that you shared it with us in the "Masculine" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see your lovely work again often.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Thanks for playing in our 'Father's Day or card for a Guy' Challenge #45, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  14. Lovely masculine card, I love the image and monochromatic feel. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  15. Hazel this is so fantastic and love the vintage look to it. You have done a grand job with this image
    x catherine

  16. Great male card I love the image you have used! Thanks so much for joining us at Lexi's for our Male Challenge hugs Susan x

  17. Great male card Hazel, love the vintage look. Carol x

  18. Loving the reto look with awesome image. Thanks for joining in on the fun this week. DT Leader

  19. lovely card. love the colours. Thanks so much for playing along in the Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge!

    Lisa xox

  20. Hi Hazel what a gorgeous image, love the colour too, this is just perfect for male cards.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  21. This is so nice! I love all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  22. Fab card for a man Hazel. Love the vintage look.

  23. Another gorgeous card, and love the sentiments. x

  24. Fabulous card Hazel well done Hugs Elaine

  25. What a great vintage style design - love that digi image ! Thanks for playing along with us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  26. Wow Hazel,, this card is fantastic! Love the color scheme and the distressing!

    Floppy Latte

  27. Wow this is stunning Hazel, love the colour and distressing. Hugs Julie x

  28. A timeless and Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x