Saturday, December 21, 2013

Anything Christmas at Di's Digis

Well I didn't get time to blog the Christmas cards I was going to post earlier this week,  but with a new Christmas theme challenge starting today at Di's Digis I do get to show you this one
 How cute is this image?!  I decided that the card just had to be Clean and Simple to let the sweetness shine through :-)  It's called Reach for the Star and you can find it here.
I've coloured with Copics adding the obligatory sparkle to the stars and fur trim... oh, and the crown! with Stickles and gloss to the ornaments.  The paper and red matting are from my stash.  The sentiment (which looks crooked but "measures" straight, go figure) is from Create with TLC, I do believe it's one of the many freebies from the ever-generous Paulette :-)
Actually the sentiment may be crooked relative to the side of the paper... my faithful Fiskars cutter seems to have developed a rather nasty habit; it no longer cuts square, which is sadly the ONE thing you need your cutter to do, so a quick word in Santa's ear and hopefully he, as in I, can find a new one - it's so time consuming/frustrating trimming and retrimming to get them square.  I've resorted to measuring and marking first, gasp.
I made this card for my son, he helps me trim the tree every year, and has for years.  As he was really busy at work this year, I thought I'd do it on my own; I got as far as the lights and tinsel when my hubby suggested that we leave it to Chris, well "that looks crap just leave it until Chris can do it PROPERLY" is a pretty strong suggestion, lol.  He does do a super job, I should take a pic though it doesn't look quite as pristine as it did on day one as my other son's dog has squeezed past it to get to the window several times causing a cascade of baubles and stern words!  Tuesday Throwdown has What Christmas Means to You as it's theme, Christmas means family time to me, this image immediately made me think of the special time Chris and I spend every year tree-trimming :-)
That's it for today, why not pop over to the Challenge blog and check out my teamies fab work, and why not enter that last minute Chrissie card while you're there?!
 I'm listing the challenges I've found for the late Christmas card makers such as myself;

My Mums Craft Shop Winter/Christmas
Aud Sentiments Christmas
Crafty Calendar Christmas
That Craft Place Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas Colours
Papertake Weekly Last Christmas… card of the year 
Cutie Pie Challenge Cute Christmas for Someone Special
Without Words Nearest and Dearest (card for someone close to your heart)
Bearly Mine Challenges Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes

I may get to blog some others before the big day - though my MIL is coming on Sunday straight after my Sister leaves so.... perhaps not, lol.
Either way with the big day looming I'll be back soon, until then Happy Crafting Donna


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

Such a cute image fabulous card Ginny♥

Sue said...

Awwwww such a delightful image and your colouring is so beautiful. The CAS design showcases it perfectly
Sue xx

Loz said...

this is adorable Donna! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas x

Karen Howard said...

This is beautiful and your coloring is amazing! I'm excited to be on the DT and looking forward to seeing more of you fabulous creations! Hugs, Karen

Pat K said...

Love, love, love this cas card Donna. You're colouring is so beautiful. hugs, Pat K x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the sweet image beautifully coloured.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014.
Wendy xx

Di said...

Oh Donna
How fabluous is this!! your colouring is just amazing!!!
A very Merry christmas to you and your family !! and thanks for all your hard work
hugs Di xxxx

rachel said...

such a fabulous CAS card - beautiful colouring - thanks for joining us at That Craft Place! Hugs Rachel x

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a cute card Donna, and I love how you have coloured it. Hope your tree is still looking good and that Santa brings you a new paper trimmer. I hope you're on the 'nice' list lol!

Thanks for joining with us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.

Carol x

Deonna B said...

Gorgeous coloring! I love that image. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD and Merry Christmas.

Billie A said...

Darling image and coloring is wonderful. Who would of thought mice would be cute but they sure are. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Merry Christmas.

Joey said...

Me again Donna, doing my dt rounds lol, this is another cracking card. Thanks for joining us at TPS. Joey xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, hope your having a lovely Christmas and wishing you a Prosperous and crafty New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Jan Garber said...

Love the polka dots! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend!