Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Day for Daisies - Penguin in the Sky

I made this card with Penguin in the Sky for a spread in a card-making magazine published in the UK last July.  Tammy's work was being featured and the DT was asked to create Christmas cards with the images, using a specific color palette for the spread.  Being published in a print magazine was thrilling for all of us whose cards made it "across the pond" in time.  Between the USPS and the British postal system, some cards didn't make the deadline despite being mailed weeks in advance.

I combined Hero Arts Stamp and Die set, Joy with the ADFD penguin and balloon image to create my card.  I simply die cut the word, "joy" and cut it apart, inserting the balloon in the center spot of the word.  I decided to make it look like another small penguin was inside the balloon and then covered the balloon with glitter.  The sentiment is white embossed and clear sequins and baker's twine were used to complete the card.

Challenges Entered:
Crafter's Cafe #162/ - Christmas and/or birthday
Crafting by Designs 12/7/ - Here Come the Holidays
Crafty Gals Corner #100/ - AG
Inspiration Destination #115/ - AG
Christmas Cards All Year Round/ - December/Anything Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Challenge 12/10/ - Animals

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New DT Spot!

Hi Everyone,
I'm super-excited to announce my first post as a member of the CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge! It's thrilling to be invited to join this talented crew and take advantage of the opportunity to develop my CAS eye.  The new DT members officially begin posting in January, but each of us are being introduced to the blog in December.

This week's CAS C&S Challenge #203 is a seasonal sketch.  We chose one of the sketches from 2016.  I know coloring an image with Copics isn't exactly simple, but Sketch #164 was a perfect layout to showcase A Day for Daisies' beautiful Gentle Baby digital stamp.  The Amuse Studios' sentiment is in black embossing powder.   I stamped the white background with SU's Polka Dot stamp and Versa Mark ink and then used Iridescent Ice, added the image, and used a corner-rounder for the sides.

I hope you will join try your hand at a CAS card this week and play along with the challenge.  I'll see you with a new CAS card in January!!

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley #146 - Christmas
TTCRD Dec. 6th/ - AG
Crafting By Designs 12/7/- Here Come the Holidays
Christmas Cards All Year Long/ - Dec. Anything Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Reindeer Birthday

I declared yesterday a "pajama day" and spent a much-needed day in my craft room.  This card is one of the things I created.  I have a friend who has a December birthday, so I thought this would do the trick.  I just love the face on this girl!  It's a digital stamp from Sandra Caldwell, called #1018 Reindeer Child.  You can find her and more of Sandra's images in the Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy Shop.

I masked the girl, stamped a background stamp with birthday words from Mama Elephant and added the words "B-day girl" to her t-shirt.

Challenges Entered:
Crafter's Cafe #162 /- Birthday or Christmas
Crafting By Designs December - AG
Craft Rocket #29/ - Winter
Little Red Wagon 370/ - Chilly Friends
Aud Sentiments #169/ - AG + Sentiment
Southern Girls #147/ - AG
Pencil Case #34 - AG
WWDT Open Challenge/ 11/15-12/12
Come and Get It - Christmas
TFIG 84 /- colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Espresso, Olive

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Day for Daisies - December Challenge

Back with a quick post announcing the December Challenge on the ADFD Blog - it's Add Some Sparkle.  We're showcasing some images Tammy release in 2012.  This one is called Holly Time Fairy.  She is on sale for $2.00 in the ADFD shop. Click on the link and add her to your ADFD collection!

It's hard to see the sparkle on my card, but I used red glitter glue around the outer wreath and on the fairy's holly berries.  Wink of Stella covers her dress and wings and a glitter pen was used to make stars in the night sky.

You have plenty of time to join us this month.  There's an adorable freebie on the blog for you to use.  Just add some sparkle!!

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Cards All Year Long - December/Anything Christmas/Holiday