Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Blessings

 It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.

The challenge this time is: Christmas/Winter Holidays
And here is my card for your inspiration:
Sadly, this is going to be my last post as a Design Team member for Di's Digi Designs.  I need to focus on some other things for a while.  I've so enjoyed my time on the team and I've loved working with Di's adorable images.
Onto my card, it seems I'm always in a rush lately and don't have a lot of time to spend making cards before deadlines come.  So, I was looking for an image that is relatively quick and easy to color and this cutie fit the bill.  I printed the image out and die cut it using a stitched rectangle die and then cut the bottom of the panel at an angle with a snowflake border die.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the patterned paper.  The large snowflake embellishment came from punched snowflakes that my mother had gotten for me as part of a pack of stamping stuff she bought at a yard sale years ago.  I adhered 3 of them together for dimension and coated the top with a chunky glitter (which you can't see in the photo).  Then I adhered a green button to the center.  I die cut a couple of smaller snowflakes to adhere around the card to finish it off.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Check out Di's Shop here; she has the most adorable images!!
And you can go to her Facebook page for all sorts of super cute inspiration!

Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Merry and Bright" digi; Verve "Beyond Measure" sentiment
Dies: Amy Designs snowflake border; Papertrey Ink "Snowglobe" small snowflakes; My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Use Your Stuff #437--plaid (on my patterned paper)
Shopping Our Stash #460--Do you want to build a snowman? (the guy with the top hat is a snowman, I'm not sure if the guy in the back is one or a polar bear)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Fab n' Funky Challenges #541--anything Christmas goes
Paper Shelter--celebrations
As You Like It--favorite Christmas embellishments (my favorite would be snowflakes--either die cut/punched/felt, etc.  They go perfectly with the winter theme--at least here in the Northeastern US--and are easy to add to pretty much any layout)
Aud Sentiments--Christmas/winter/new year's
Cut It Up #240--holiday cards
Alphabet Challenge--R is for red
Cardz TV #155--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--anything Christmas goes
Cards Galore--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper

Crafty Calendar--Christmas
Dies R Us #182--anything goes with dies that Dies R Us sells (Amy Designs)
Sheepski Designs #57--embellish it (ribbon, button, glitter, snowflakes, twine)
Creative Inspirations--Christmas time
Creatalicious #257--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas
Critter Crazy #57--anything goes with a critter (my penguin and possibly the polar bear?)
Winter Wonderland--anything goes
Paper Funday #36--anything goes with the optional twist: holidays
Crafty Creations #428--anything goes
613 Avenue Create--anything goes with the optional twist: any holiday
Word Art Wednesday #521--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Moments #228--anything goes
ART Impressions--Happy Happy Holidays
Crafty Catz--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas celebrations
Creative Fingers #221--anything goes


Carol L said...

Those are some of the cutest snowmen and you colored them to life! Adorable card!

Tammy Folk said...

What an absolutely adorable snowman & card! Great take on the card sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down this month. said...

Adorable card love the image and design. Love Alison xx

Andree said...

A fabulous Christmas card. A wonderful image, paper and design.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

meg said...

An adorable trio of critters and fabulous layout,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Jan Mosier said...

Super cute Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with our card sketch this month at SID!

Chana Malkah said...

A beautifully crafted card! I like the traditional theme. I am so into plaid right now!

Thanks for leaving this delightful creation in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Crea Astrid said...

You have made a beautiful Christmas card with a cute digi and colored it nicely. Coincidentally, we're both going to stop. I also think it's a shame to stop, because they are such fun/cute digis from Di's Digi Stamps. But I too have had a lot of other things to do in the last year and almost no time to make the cards. I almost didn't get around to my own cards and other things that I like. We will probably meet again on the blog.

Hugs, Astrid xXx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Even though you didn't have a lot of time to spend on this card, it's still a stunner! How great that you were able to use some of your "vintage stash" to create it. I love the idea of cutting the stitched rectangle with a border punch. I'd never have thought to do that!

Thanks for sharing your Holiday Card with us at Cut it Up!


Donna Walls said...

Adorable image and card! I love snowmen so I need to check this one out, Thanks for entering your lovely project in our challenge at The Paper Funday. Donna

Lori Podolsky said...

What a sweet and adorable card you made, Heather. Good luck in whatever you do and Happy Holidays. Thank you for sharing your lovely card, and for playing along with us on The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Good luck on your entry and I hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

Larissa said...

Very adorable card Heather!! That image is really sweet and I love the patterned paper you used with it!! Wishing you all the best!!


Dawn Phillips said...

Just adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

MeSi said...

So cute card, I love the image and layout. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
-Merja DT

Sammy said...

So lovely! Love it! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter birthday Celebration this week. Sammy-x

Doris Klein said...

What a cute, lovely and funny image! It's a perfect done of the sketch, too! I really like your work with this fab sentiment.

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Your image is adorable! I love everything about your card. The little snowflake/button embellishment is perfect. Thank you so much for joining Stick It Down--Sharon DT

Squirrel x said...

Your entry to the As You Like It Challenge is terrific, thanks so much for sharing with us. Hugs Squirrel x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is adorable! Love the card layout and the image is so sweet!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Winter Fun”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Artist & Owner

Pat K said...

Lovely card Heather with such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Marie Bingaman said...

SO CUTE, Heather! ❤ Thank you for sharing with us at the Critter Crazy challenge, and good luck! 😊

~Marie B -DT

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

What a sweet card!
Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

Monica Maier said...

Love your card! The colored image is adorable and I love the detailed edge peaking out at the bottom! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down!
Monica -Card DT

MJ's Kraze said...

Lovely card it is so sweet. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down blog.
Mandi, card DT

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Marci said...

I adore it😍!! Thank you so much for participating with us at The Paper Funday Challenges 🥰 it's a great pleasure for us!
Marci - DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

Helen x

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