Monday, December 12, 2011

ATS Winter Review....and a Digi DT call!

Today I have some cards to showcase more of those lovely little Sugarplums by CC Designs available from All That Scraps...these are digis, of course!
This little darling is Brr Emma... she can't really be cold with those fabulous sparkly earmuffs, can she?  Crafty Calendar has Cold and Frosty as its challenge theme, and Totally Gorjuss has Let It Snow so I'm entering there.
Oh well, just in case it is "cold outside" I've made this card into a little treat holder; inside there's a pouch for a sachet of hot chocolate.  I gave the edge of the card a gusset so it sits flat when the sachet is inside, you can sort of tell in this picture (you get a better idea of just how many foam dots I get through too, lol)  
I've coloured Emma with Copics with Diamond Stickles on her earmuffs. Allsorts Challenges want us to use only two colours and Fairy Fun Fridays  wants Monochromatic, using only blue and white, I think this is "only blue and white" enough!
Papertake WeeklyDivas by Design and Cute Card Thursday all have Anything Goes challenges, so I'm entering there.
I'm quite proud of my sparkly background paper; I stamped the snowflakes with Royal Blue Kaisercraft pigment ink and a little snowflake stamp that came in a sentiment set from Tickled Pink Stamps then heat embossed them with Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder... you can actually see some sparkle in the last photo in this post!  As I made a piece of 12" paper, using different shades of blue and clear, I have quite a bit of the paper left too, so expect to see it again, lol.  Addicted to Stamps has Snowflakes and The Pink Elephant Snowflakes and Sparkle; my snowflakes definitely sparkle, so I'm in.
I cut the image panel with Nestabilities Labels Four, embossed it with Cuttlebugs Ice Crystals embossing folder then distressed the embossing with the Royal Blue ink, adding extra around the edges.  I embossed the horizontal panel with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder and gave that the same treatment.  I used the same again for the pouch inside the card.
The polka dot ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated (as usual you can grab it from my Freebies page if you like it).  The chipboard snowflake is from Make It Crafty... they're so hard to get out of the sheet without breaking the "legs" off, but so lovely and fine it's worth it.  I painted it with Jo Sonja Titanium White then embossed it with sparkle and even added extra Stickles then a rhinestone centre: I'm tellin' ya... that thing SPARKLES!
That's it for Brr Emma, who won't be so brr after her Choccocino!  I'll be back with a second post later with another little Sugarplum and her friend.  Hope you pop back to check them out.
In the meantime, if you like working with digis and would like to be part of a great Design Team, All That Scraps is looking to add to their digi Design Team.  If you'd like more details pop on over to the blog and check out the rest of the review, the DT call details are on the same post.
I'd love to see you later, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card, love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

Vicky said...

So adorable Donna...and thanks for joining us at Divas too hun..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card you did well to get the snowflakes cut out so perfectly!Tthanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

Shelby Goolsby said...

What an adorable cocoa holder!! I love the pretty blues and as always your wonderful coloring. I am going to miss being on the team with you but I will still be stalking you blog:) I hope to have more time and get back to visiting everyone more often.

Julie said...

Just darling! So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Have a great week.


brenda said...

How very cute Donna.

Thank you so much for joining my ‘It Takes Two’ theme at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Teresa said...

Ooh Donna this is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSC Snowflakes
Hugs Teresa xx

Fleur said...

Fantastic card and gift idea. , Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Donna using a great image, love the embossing and loads of other fab details!
Thanks for Taking 2 colours for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Anonymous said...

Really love this and those colours are just LOVELY! Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss this week, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

Deb said...

lovely creation, wonderful layout and snowflakes,thanks so much for joining our challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays