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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Indigo Blu Challenge DT - woohoo - lucky me!!!!

Hello there! Well its time to reveal my wonderful news - I have managed to make it on to the DT for the Indigo Blu challenge Blog!!!! Woohoo! I'm so pleased and am looking forward to the next year and seeing what it brings.

Anyway - the new challenge is called 'Flutterby'. I hope you can join in...who doesn't like a good old flutterby?

The rules for joining in the challenge are here:

Rules & How to Enter

  1. Entries must feature IndigoBlu stamps only.
  2. To submit your entry you must use the link at the bottom of the new challenge blog post.
  3. One entry per person.
  4. The deadline for entry will close at 8pm on the 20th of the month.
  5. Prizes must be claimed within 7 days of being announced.
  6. Any entries that don't adhere to the rules or the theme will be deleted.
  7. New entries only please. All entries must link back to the challenge blog
    and link up your blog post containing your entry rather than your whole blog.
  8. The winner will be picked at random.
If you do not have a blog you can e-mail your entry to HQ at marking your subject as Challenge Entry and include your full name in your correspondence. This e-mail address is only answered Monday to Friday so make sure you have your entry e-mailed in with enough time for it to be added to the list.

Please check out what my amazing teamies have done here - and also join us!

Anyhoo - here's what I have done as inspiration for the challenge:

I used the recently released ink-splat-butterfly from Limor Webber. I stamped it in versa mark and added black wow powder and heat set. I then used distress inks to create the background colours and stamped in similar colours using limor-circles stamps and also script-background stamps. I also used the words from the plume set of stamps.

I used similar colours on the background card and also the background script stamp.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Have a really great Fathers Day - we are planning on a few things - saw my dad yesterday so today we're focusing on Shaun. Another first to get through but feeling strong!

Big hugs to you!

Rachel x


  1. Congratulations Rachel. I'm sure you'll love being a member of such a great company too. Love your creation. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. Congratulations so pleased for you, look forward to seeing your work. Xx

  3. Your strength is a great inspiration and from that came your wonderful news of the new DT placement and this wonderful card...
    .xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  4. Wow, thats a fantastic news, Rachel, Congratulations.. I would love to see your creations with Indigo Stamps.

  5. Whoohoo girl !! Big congrtulations Rachel, well done sweetie, you deserve it !!

    Fabulous card.....

    hugs Diane xx

  6. So pleased for you Rachel, brilliant news, love your card

  7. Oh well done Rachel, so well deserved and I know you will be such an asset to the team. Gorgeous card of course.

    Send extra hugs to you and the girls today.

    B x

  8. Congratulations Rachel and I just know you will be a fantastic asset to the DT. You are so creative and will bring loads of inspiration to everyone.
    Your card is fabulous, it's a super image and I love the colours you've used.
    An other hurdle, but you're strong and Shaun would have been most proud of you and the girls, hugs Kate x

  9. Oh many, many congratulations honey!!!! I'm so very pleased for you!!!!! Gorgeous card and love the colours you've used.
    I know today will be as difficult for you as for the girls ... special thoughts winging their way up to you all.
    Hugs, Helen x

  10. Congratulations on your new DT post Rachel, great news and well deserved too. A lovely card to start off your DT samples and look forward to seeing more soon.

  11. Congratulations Rachel, well done you.
    Love your beautiful card, great colours and brilliant design.
    Patricia x

  12. Congratulations Rachel, well deserved. I love the card you've made and the colours you've used too. I also love the script background you've used. Hope today hasen't been too hard for you all.

    Hugs Sue xx

  13. Congratulations Rachel, so well deserved and so happy for you! Your card is fabulous! I do love the colours and background. Great stamp too.
    Linda xxx

  14. That's fantastic news, Rachel - huge congratulations! And what a gorgeous sunshine glow there is to your first DT piece - you can feel the happiness glowing off it. Looking forward to seeing where this new adventure takes you on the crafty journey.
    Alison xx

  15. Awesome news hun - so proud of you and a huge congrats hug from me to you. Indigo Blu are on my wish list of stamps to purchase, there is always so many new stamps that I love lol! Anyways will get some when I can and join in when able to do so too xx

  16. CONGRATULATIONS Rachel! So well deserved xx

    Great to have you on the Team. Loving your card, it's beyond gorgeous !!

    Welcome & Happy creating, hugs Gez xx

  17. BIG congratulations Rachel! I am so pleased for you, it is really well deserved and I know you will be such a great asset to the team.
    You card is stunning, I love the butterfly and wonderful colours.
    Thinking of you and sending you and your girls extra big hugs today, Sue xx

  18. Well done Rachel,couldn't happen to a nicer

  19. Hi dear Rachel I've been having a little catch up over here. So much good news. First of all huge congrats at making the Indigo Blu DT, well deserved. A very happy belated birthday and well done to your darling girlies. All your recent art work is just gorgeous. Take care and thinking of you especially today huge hugs xx

  20. Absolutely thrilled for you Rachel, it is brilliant news! I love your first DT piece too, it has a wonderfully summery feel to it! Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Dear Rachel
    A visit to your Blog is long overdue but you might have gathered that health issues have been creating a wee bit of nuisance in my life. I am slowly trying to visit all my lovely friends who have stayed loyal to my Blog during my continued absence. I am so thrilled for you, absolutely over the moon because you deserve this, not only in recognition of your beautiful art but you deserve to have good news come your way. I was actually thinking of you and your girls today, imagining what a tough day it has been but I am sure that all three of you honoured Shaun in the most wonderful way, as you always do. It might be a while before I stop by again but in the meantime, Congratulations, you are going to be such an amazing asset to their team.

  22. Absolutely THRILLED TO BITS that you're on the Challenge Team Rachel!!! Your projects are always beautiful and you'll be a real asset to the team. Massive well deserved congratulations. Jenny x

  23. A beautiful card Rachel, congratulations on your wonderful news, I'm so pleased for you - well done.

  24. Congrats Rachel... You deserve it....
    Fabulous the colours....
    Can't beleive my card took so long to get to you... Posted it in really good time...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  25. Very pretty, really like the rich color!

  26. So behind with my visits - huge congrats to you , you will be a huge asset to the team xx
    Was thinking of you all today .. Sending big hugs and lots of love xx

  27. Hi Rachel, congratulations, I'm so happy for you. Love your card too. xxx

  28. Beautiful card lovely to meet you teamie xxxxx
    Lots of love Julie

  29. Congratulations my friend, enjoy your time on this fabulous DT, beautiful, card hun, hugs xxx

  30. Many congratulations Rachel and your 1st card is amazing love the vibrant colours.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  31. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  32. BIG CONGRATS Rachel and so well deserved! Your make is just stunning!!! You go girl!

  33. Congratulations on your design team post Rachel, well deserved, enjoy Hun. This is a lovely card, the image is great and the colour is fabulous, so warm.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  34. Congratulations well deserved. Love your card, the colours are gorgeous. Carol x

  35. Congratulations Rachel and well deserved -fabulous card love the vibrant colour and images -I have just bought the Butterfly splat a brilliant image
    carol x

  36. Rachel, congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! They are lucky to have you too!
    Hope you shared many happy memories of Shaun on Sunday.
    Sending extra (((hugs))) to you all!
    Dawn xx

  37. Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  38. Lovely card, the butterfly is so beautiful.
    Love to work with you

    Hugs Lydia

  39. I would like more information about this, because it is very nice., Thanks for sharing.


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