Saturday, 2 January 2016

Designer's Choice "Thank You with Something New" - Inkspirational Challenges

Welcome to the first INKspirational Challenge of 2016!

For this challenge we are having a Designer's Choise 
and it was my wonderful sweet teamie Kim's turn to pick a theme. 

Kim (Art Keeps Me Sane) has choosen......

You have to make a Thank You card AND you have to use something new as well!

And since it's just after Christmas and Boxing Day sales (or you probably have something in your stash which you have newer used) this should definitely be possible ;)

I was sooooo lucky to get the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc from hubby for Christmas, so this is one of the first cards created with my new toy. 

Here is my take on this Challenge. 

Taking good pictures of cards with foil is NOT easy! 
But I believe I got the angles right so the gold foil really shows. 

The crow image is one I have found on Pinterest and printed with my laserprinter. I don't know who originally created this (let me know, if you know).
 We are having Maaike (Cards by Maaike) joining us as Guest Designer for this Challenge. Go check out her blog and leave her a sweet comment :)

Don't forget to pop by the sweet Design Team ladies and leave them some love... 

 Have fun creating!
Pia xx

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  1. Love the foiled bird image! Pairing it with the flowery pp is really a lovely idea.

  2. I love how you used the vellum sheet and doily to make the card softer and what a gorgeous image. Happy New Year x

  3. great card love the foiled bird also Pia

  4. Det er et lækkert kort og den fugl er bare så flot.

  5. A truly lovely card! That foil is awesome! I love the crow image too. Fantastic!! :-)

  6. What a fun new toy! I did not even know about this tool, but I am intrigued now. Your little bird and sentiment are beautiful. Lovely card! Happy New Year!
    - Shauna

  7. The gold foiling is stunning and looks great with the floral.

  8. ....GASP! Pia, your gold-foiled bird is absolutely stunning! You've certainly created magic with this fabulous new gift you received (bet your husband received plenty of hugs when you opened your new Minc! Smart man!) The floral background, doing and gold sentiment are *the* perfect accompaniments for your crow. This truly is a breath-taken-away gem! WOW! Thank you, too, for your AH-MAZING Birthday card, the beautiful die cuts and the oh-so-sweet, heart-melting note! You sure know how to make me feel special! You are a treasure, my friend!

  9. Stunning, Pia! I love all the elements of this card: your use of foil on the bird, the soft look of the doily, the beautiful, flowery bg... Such an elegant, pretty, feminine card! xxx

  10. Eeek! New toy in action. LOVE the bird. You have just convinced me to get one... naughty girl! HAPPY NEW YEAR, friend! May all your dreams and desires come true in 2016.
    x Asha

  11. You have the best hubby! What a great Christmas present!
    Love your card! Such a great combination of foik and soft florals.


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