Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wishing You Warm Wishes

So how are you all doing??
Getting ready for the big day?
Feeling pressured or are you enjoying yourself?

I am feeling a bit of both...pressured and enjoying myself!!

Some of my enjoyment comes from being able to sit down a minute
and create a few things, one being this card I made for "Crafty Secrets"!!


Sandy has released some wonderful NEW digital stamp sets....
the hardest part is selecting which one to create with...
so I just printed off about eight new images and you will
see them all in the next 3 weeks!!!

I used the new "Deer Christmas digital stamp set" for this card..
It has 37 beautiful designs to select from!!
I chose the "Holly Wreath".
this picture shows some of the stamps Sandy "inverted"
to give you another idea of how to use them!!


I fussy cut it out, both inside and out after coloring it with my Copic markers.
I also added a lot of "clear star" bling from my Gelly Roll pen
on the holly leaves, bow and berries (hard to see, I know)
but it is there and adds a lot of shine to my wreath!!

Speaking of fussy cutting, I have a crafter kitty "Chloe"
that sits and observes everything I do each and every day..
it is fun having her in here with me, but she is also a bit of a "pain" at times,
as if I drop something it is fair game to her.
Once I made this beautiful Peony, left the room for a minute, only to come back
and finding her destroying it between her fat feet..lol!!


After fussy cutting it out, 
I went back around with my green Copic pen and filled in any white showing.

The doily, and the image itself has been "popped" up for a 3D effect....
I added a few little red birds, some pearls and tied a jingle bell at the bow..
and the card does "jingle" when moved!!

Don't forget we have a monthly linky party challenge you can join in with us....
ALL the players receive a prize..and a GOOD one, too!!

Entering the following favorite challenges:
Brown Sugar .... Red~White~Green
and
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards .... Christmas
and
Jo's Scrap Shack .... Happy Holidays
and
Quick Quotes .... Use Inspiration photo below


and
Aud Sentiment s  .... Using the Bingo chart (Die Cut~Digi~Bling)


16 comments:

Mihaela said...

Beautiful card!
Greetings,
Mihaela

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is true GORGEOUSNESS with a Capital "G" ... love the design! The dimension is fabulous, colors, music, pearls ... it has it all and is the PERFECT holiday creation! GREAT job ... of course I know it is even better because Chloe was helping! HUGS and have a HAPPY DAY!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is just beautiful, I love it.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Diane!! I love the music paper!! Wow - you have patience to fussy cut both the outside and inside!! It looks fabulous!! And your crafting buddy is so sweet!! I'm slowly but surely getting ready for Christmas...a little pressured but enjoying myself, too!! I'm listening to Christmas music right now :) Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That's a beautiful set and your card is just gorgeous! Beautiful die cut surrounding the wreath, and I LOVE how you popped up the birds so they look like they're actually in flight. Awesome, Diane! I think I'm making headway on Christmas. A little shopping today and trying to get the last of the cards in the mail. Merry Christmas!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely ... I really like the dimension ... My cat is too lazy! No wonder he's so fat!

Joann6274 said...

This card is stunning! I absolutely love this wreath so much... that gorgeous cut behind it is beautiful and I heart any type of music paper! Lots of yumminess here for me! Thank you for playing in our last challenge of 2014 at Jo's FFC! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card love the sentiment .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly made card and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CC&CC.
Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

ann van dijk said...

Hello,
Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring! Perfect!!!Thanks for joining our challenge.
Anneke xxxxx

Sandie Gough said...

wow! The design is stunning hun xx I love it xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a stunning card, Diane! Your fussy cutting and coloring are amazing. I love the little red birds! Thanks for all the beautiful design work you do for us at Crafty Secrets! Hope you get to relax and enjoy the holidays!
Hugs!

Joanne said...

A really pretty card! Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC. Happy Holidays! Joanne

Susie Bentz said...

Beautiful card! So glad Chloe didn't get her little paws on it! Thanks for joining us for the Quick Quotes December challenge!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Gorgeous card and your fussy cutting was totally worth it! Glad to see a picture of your pretty helper too!

Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge this month at Quick Quotes!

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous project. Love your wonderful fussy cutting. TFS and joining in at Jo's