Sunday, December 21, 2014

Another "Easy" Challenge at Di's Digis

There's a new challenge starting today over at Di's Digis Challenge Blog... the theme this time around is "Any Winter Holiday"... I've chosen Christmas as my "winter holiday", though for me it's technically not correct as, being Australian, Christmas is slap bang in the middle of summer.  Still it's thought of as a "winter holiday" so Christmas it is... and I still need more Christmas cards so it was never going to be anything else :-))
The image I've used is called Shepherd's Singsong available here.... actually it's not quite the same image; I've had this version in my stash for a few years... the new one is only slightly different and just as cute!!  I coloured with Copics, adding some extra shading with Prismacolor pencils.
I've used cream card for the base and gold foil card for matting.I can't remember the origin of the background paper (those" brown" strips are if fact gold foil!) the horizontal panel is Kaisercraft, I added the pine trees along the top of of it using my Memory Box Fremont Pine Landscape Die... which I've had since January and have only just got around to using, eeek!  I embossed the wood snowflake with Glittering Gold EP and added a self adhesive rhinestone embellie to the middle.  
I finished the inside of the card, well "simply" is probably the kindest description, I added the gold foil border to the bottom and added a stamp (it's stamped in Forest Green Stazon ink) that I've had for years... to be honest I'm so far behind with how many cards I wanted to have ready by this weekend that this is pretty much as complicated as any of my Chrissie are getting finished inside!
Well that's it for this one.  I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, there's a great prize on offer from Crafty Ribbons and as always if you use one of Di's cute images you go in an extra draw with an extra prize (2 of Di's Digis)  Check out the rest of the team's inspiration, much cuteness to be had :-)
I'll be entering my card in the following challenges

Use Patterned Paper
To Die For
Christmas, Modern Look
STILL Urgently Needed for Christmas
Anything  Christmas
Anything Goes (Christmas)
Anything Goes (Christmas)
Anything Goes @ Christmas
Anything Goes Christmas
Anything Goes/Christmas
Anything Christmas
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes

I'm off to the Orthopedic Surgeon EARLY tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get my clearance... FINALLY; it will be so nice not to have to sleep on my back, and once I can bend more than 90 degrees I'm hoping I'll be able to introduce some exercises that increase my range of motion, as I'm still pretty stiff.  
I'll be back in a day or so, I have my Sister's birthday card to blog and it's going to "queue jump" the ones in my draft because I've followed a slightly unusual sketch and I don't want to miss entering in the challenge.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


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

Gorgeous card Ginny x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a sweet image and stunning colouring.
Sue xx

sue k said...

Darling card, wonderful image, great colors/coloring, papers and accents. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Sandie Gough said...

Beautiful! awesome image and I love the attention to detail xx Good luck and thank you for joining us at
Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna. Love the image and the fab papers.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy healthy and crafty 2015!
Lorraine x

Lisa Mensing said...

This is beautiful. Love the image and you colored it perfectly. Love the simplicity inside. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO. Hope to see you again.

Joey said...

Donna this is fantastic, what a gorgeous image! Jo x

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely card, Donna. Beautiful and festive. Lucky you to be spending Christmas in the summer. I lived in South Africa for most of my life and I so miss the Christmases spent at the beach or by the poolside :-)
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Wishing you and yours and very Blessed Christmas 
Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellen said...

Another lovely card. Love the image!
Thanks again for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful. Love the little sheep. Thanks for joining us at LRW!

bejko said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Lynn's Place said...

Wonderful project...MERRY CHRISTMAS from the CIO challenge blog...stop by and play again <((><

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again in 2015. Merry Christmas. Judy DT

Deonna Bemish said...

Beautiful Card! I love that image! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week. Merry Christmas!

Margaret said...

What an adorable image and so well colored. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 208 and also my Patterned Paper December challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thank you for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.

CC DT member

Chris said...

What a lovely card! Your shading of the shepherds' robes is perfect! Love the depth of the fold coloration! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! Good luck to you!


Amy A said...

Adorable card. Love the image and your coloring is fabulous. Love the soft warm color palette too. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Helen said...

Beautiful - such a cute digi and I love your card lay out.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

Helen N x