Monday, December 09, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenge #92-- 'Tis the Season To Be Jolly

Hellooooooooooooooooo!  I am so pleased that you are joining me today.  As usual my week starts off with the latest challenge over at the Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #92 the theme is "'Tis the Season To Be Jolly" and a holly, jolly season it is that we are embarking upon.  Laura, who is in charge of the December challenges, wants everyone to use the image of either a snowman OR a santa on your creation this week. 

One person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!  AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for THREE images. So, you could technically win eight images!  If you do use one of Kim's wonderful images make sure you let us know by writing DD after your name when you enter. 
I've used the following Digi Darla image in my project this week:

Here is my project and the details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything... 

MOMMA if you are happening by my blog today, BACK AWAY FROM THE WEBPAGE, or it will ruin your Christmas card surprise.
General Comments:  
  • Okay, now that that is out of the way, I can continue.  
  • Today's challenge offered me the perfect opportunity to get my momma's Christmas card finished and out of the way.  Since we had to use a snowman or a Santa image and my momma absolutely loves old world Santa's, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Digital Sentiment:
  • I have taken this beautiful sentiment from Digi Darla's and split it into two pieces. The first half is on the front and you will see the second half of it on the inside. You can find Digi Darla's Because You Mean So Much Christmas by clicking on the link or watermark above. I just love the font and the endearment behind the sentiment, don't you?! It is perfect to express Christmas wishes for anyone that you love or care for. It was recoloured digitally to match the blue in the image.
    Digital Image:  
    • This stunning precoloured old world Santa is from The Graphics Fairy.  I have a number of their images and it is nice to finally showcase a card using one of them.  You can find this image for free plus thousands more over there.  You won't be disappointed!
    • It is kind of funny but the metalic snowflakes, the little silver bells, the beads that look like mini snowballs that I used around the frame and even the ribbon itself, are all from a stash of goodies I got from my momma.  It is like I'm gifting her back with the goodies she gave me.

     Paper Products: 
    • Card base and framing: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
    • Designer Paper:
      • Dotted paper used on the inside is from the Recollection's Bright Christmas paper pad. 
    Electronic Die Cut:
    • I have used my Cricut machine and the Elegant Edges cartridge to make the snowflake frame.  
    Challenges I am hoping to enter...

    • Scribble and Scrap Crafts -- Anything Goes
    • Avenue 613 -- Anything Goes with optional twist 
    • -- Ribbons 
    • -- Someone Special (for my momma)
    • -- Sparkle at Christmas (both the snowflakes and the bells have some sparkle to them)
    • -- Christmas and New Year
    • -- Season's Greetings 
    • -- Traditional Christmas
    • -- Christmas and New Year
    • -- Christmas Card
    • -- Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the red ribbon, the bells, the Christmas feel, the reds and greens, and the snow)
    • -- Nickolaus + cut out shapes (the image of Santa has been cut out and framed, the frames themselves were cut with an electronic cutter.  ***Please note that my understanding is that you can enter no more than three other challenges only when you are holding a raffle.  I didn't see that you were and this is why I am entering.)  
    • -- Christmas
    • Christmas CAS(***If I understood correctly, while you'd like to see creations with your images, it is not mandatory.  It is with this understanding that I am entering.)
    So, how about you come on over and show us YOUR wonderful talents by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there please check out the great projects from the rest of the design team.  We always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with. 

    Until next time,


    Unknown said...

    Beautiful card

    Karon said...

    What a wonderful card, Lisa. I love the vintage Santa! TFS

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    A lovely card by lovely Lisa. The sentiment is beautiful and so is the Santa image.

    I hope your mom doesn't see it - every time I make something for my BF I tell him not to read his Bloglovin' feed. Now I think I have scared him to the point where he won't read it at all because he's afraid he'll see something he shouldn't. I told him he can check it out again after Christmas LOL.

    Chana Malkah said...

    Cute card, Lisa! Love the image! Nicely done!
    Chana, Owner

    Claudia said...

    Hi Lisa, it is clean and simple, but simply great. Love the style and your wonderful sentiment.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Fun with Shapes and more Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

    Sandra Wright. said...

    A great card,loving your vintage santa...The graphic fairy has some fabulous free images...I have a few in my library...

    Thank you for playing along in our challenge at CraftyHands x

    Deena Perreault said...

    Hi Lisa! Your card is so wonderful! I'm so glad you joined in our A Creative Need challenge this month. I hope to see you again soon.

    Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

    Lovely card Lisa, love the image.

    Lisa - Digitally Sweet GDT

    Hazel said...

    Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 154 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

    Sue - said...

    Lovely card - I'm sure your mom will love it! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet

    Inkypinkydelights said...

    Very many thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

    NanaConnie said...

    Marvelous, Lisa! What a terrific Old World Santa. Love the jingle bells. So glad that you chose to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week, and also at Delicious Doodles.
    NanaConnie DT

    Rachel said...

    Lovely card Lisa. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

    Gail said...

    What a beautiful Santa! This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week! --Gail

    Lynn Whitehouse said...

    Lovely card, thankyou for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge - hugs Lynn DT

    Denise Pustelniak said...

    Love it Lisa! The SANTA image is really cool!

    Donna Ellis said...

    this is so pretty, Lisa, inside and out - your mom will love it! hugs, de

    Sammy said...

    Lovely card. Everything is better with added jingle bells! Love the sentiment too, so lovely. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

    Crafting Vicky said...

    I was really really far again in my commenting!!! Man time goes too fast. Just love that card. Sweet image and fabulous sentiment!

    Alyx said...

    Beautiful CAS card! Great image.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    Mandy Chilvers said...

    this is lovely. thanks for playing along at CraftyHands