NEW Phindy’s Place Challenge Blog ~ Meet the DT Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever  Phindy’s Place Challenge Blog Hop!    I’m super excited to tell you that I’m officially a member of the brand NEW Phindy O’Neil’s Dazzling Digi-Stamping Design Team!    Since this is a brand NEW blog, a brand NEW Design Team and the introduction of a brand NEW image, our theme for the blog hop is ~  yep, you guessed it ~  NEW!    


Someone New to Love

Phindy has designed this adorable New Arrival digi image especially for the launch of the challenge!  It will be available for purchase in her shop on Friday, April 16th.   Today, one lucky follower of Phindy’s new challenge blog will win this image – check back later to see if it’s YOU!   AND, for every 50 followers on the challenge blog, there will be another new un-released image to be won!  I hope you have signed up as a follower – you could be a lucky winner!   More details are available at Phindy’s Place Challenge Blog.    



For my card, the DP is from Bo Bunny – Shabby Princess Collection and My Mind’s Eye – Wild Asparagus birthday Girl.  This adorable soon-to-be released image was colored with Copics, cut out and attached with dimensionals.  I added some Smooch Paint in Moonlight to the dots on the bassinet and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Eight die for the main image.   I also added some peach rik rak from May Arts behind the sentiment.  The bow, lace trim & heart button are from my stash, and the sentiment is computer generated.   

So, now it’s time for you to meet the rest of Phindy’s NEW Design Team.   Here’s the complete list for the hop.    

Tammy Maynard    

Sylvia Blum      

Mary B. Giemza  (me!)     

Lynda Nielsen    

Linda Payne    

Jane Wetzel    

Emma Lockley        

Cindy Royal        

Annika Ryan        

Anne-Marije Poppen        

Anne Ray        

Ann English        

Phindy’s Place Challenge Blog       

If you’ve come here from  Sylvia Blum‘s blog, your next stop is Lynda Nielsen.    

Thanks for visiting today ~ I hope you are able to stop back on Friday, April 16th for MORE fun and prizes and our very first Phindy’s Place challenge!  


Copics Used:   R11, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32;  BG11, 13;  BV31;  E00, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 47, 50, 51, 53, 97;  W00, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



  1. Wow, this card is great! Lovely coloring, and the lace is supercute!!
    Hugs, Randi 😉

  2. Hi
    What a fun this bloghop, your card is very beautyful, i love the colloring
    hugs Linda

  3. This is a perfect example of why I have left a little something on my blog! (Check my first post from yesterday) This is so gorgeous and just makes me want to go into my room and play with my Copics and learn how to color like you do!! Gorgeous!!!

  4. Wowza Mary…. This is really stunning! You’ve done a beautiful job, I LOVE RED… and you’ve used it beautifully!
    Happy Hop Day to you! =)
    Big Hugs

  5. such a beauty!! love that lace you used….so glad to be working with you on this DT!!!

  6. This is such a beautiful card, Mary!!! I love that you also used nontraditional colors. Congratulations and I look forward to working with you!

  7. Congrats and your card is beautiful!

  8. Your colouring is way above the bard as always. Stunning card! Love your work.
    Happy hop day!

  9. Theresa Pollack says:

    Beautiful colors on your card!Love the ric rac! Congrats on being selected for the DT!

  10. Mary, I love your card. The added dots give that wonderful dotted swiss effect to the bassinet draping. Coloring is wonderful and love your lace border. You are indeed a great addition to the DT. Congratulations.

  11. Congrats on your DT spot and WOW! this card is awesome! LOVE your colouring!

  12. Your card is lovely and a nice departure from traditional baby colours. Congratulations on being selected to Phindy’s DT.

  13. great job and congrats

  14. Mary, I LOVE your card! The colors are gorgeous and your coloring-oh my! I have so much to learn-I’m taking notes! The lace is the perfect touch. Congratulations!

  15. stunning Mary Mary… 🙂

  16. Stunning card, fabulous colouring! I just love how you added the lace. Congrats on the DT spot! 🙂
    Hugs, Vanja

  17. beautiful card!

  18. Stunning coloring and detail. Your card is beautiful!

  19. Wow – FANTASTIC coloring!!! Congratulations on your DT appointment!

  20. This is so adorable…I love this image. Congratulations on your DT appointment..yahoooooo for you.

  21. This is amazing. Love the color!

  22. Congrats Mary! Love what you did with this card- you are AMAZING!

  23. Congratulations to make it into the DT.
    Beautiful card with some amazing colouring!
    xx Myriam

  24. It is amazing how everyone does it differently. Love this card. Great job! Congratulations on being chosen for DT.

  25. Beautiful card! Congratulations!!!

  26. Rhonda Miller says:

    Congrats on making the DT. Your card is lovely. TFS.

  27. Hi Mary, i adore your colouring skills, the dots on the material look fantastic!
    love emma xxx

  28. *woohoo*… huge congrats, Mary 🙂 It’s so cool we are on the same DT! Your card is just wonderful and the coloring is fantastic! *wow*
    {hugs} Sylvia

  29. Shelley Riffle says:

    Congratulations! Great card.

  30. Love the colors you used on this card. Beautiful card! Congratulations for being chosen as a DT.

  31. Mary,
    Congratulations on being chosen for the design team!
    Your card is just amazing! I love the detail on the bassinette, the colors are great and the sentiment is perfect!

  32. Congrats on making the DT. I am loving seeing the different color combos for the image.

  33. Love your coloring! That red looks great.

  34. Congrats on your DT post! Your card is lovely! I love these colors and the dots on the bassinet.

  35. Denise Q (DQ) says:

    Congrats on becoming a DT member!
    Your card is beautiful, I love how you added the lace and your coloring is wonderful, at first I thought you paper pieced it. Wow!!! beautiful card

  36. Congratulations on becoming a DT for Phindy. Your card is stunning, so vibrant. I really look forward to seeing more of your creations.
    Many hugs,

  37. Mary – Your card is beautiful with all the gorgeous red and that amazing lace trim! Congrats on making the DT.

  38. wow…I LOVE this card!!
    The lace is a fab touch…congrats xx

  39. ohh what a fab card! Your colouring is so amazing….
    It’s so nice to be in the DT with you!
    xxx Anne-Marije

  40. Stunning card and awesome colours. This image is just fabulous.

  41. Very cute card! Love the colors and the lace!

  42. Great card!

  43. Could this be any sweeter? OMG, this has got to be the bestest baby card ever! And if you are a pet owner it’s ever better. Mary, your color choice is after my heart…new tradition…anything but pink and blue. Lol! Match it up to the color choice of the new baby’s bedroom. Great card!


    PS a BIG congrats on your new DT appointment!

  44. Oh wow this is fabulous! Love the lace under the bassinette and the colouring is beautiful! Great job!

  45. Amazing card, beautiful coloring and great shading around the image! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  46. Stargroves says:

    Mary your card is lovely, that dotted voile fabric that you created is perfect:)

    Welcome to the team my friend:)

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