Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Card Design: Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #41

Just eight cards, seven more projects and six million other things to complete by Saturday.  Something tells me I have no chance in you know where of getting it all done on time.  However, it is the season of miracles so I am praying reeeeaaallly hard.  

At least I crossed number nine off the card list, late last night (okay, well technically early this morning).  This particular card is for one of best friend's (Naomi) son.  He has had his fair share of difficulties this past fall what with having to have surgery on both feet and all.  However, I have been told he loves to receive cards and while the holiday card to their family has already been sent, I thought that it would be nice to send him one, just for him alone.

Thankfully, one of the kits I already had from Doodle Pantry was just perfect for creating Michael's card.  I just came across the Doodle Pantry challenges last month and I am hooked.  Not only is Doodle Pantry extremely generous when it comes to their freebies--as they are not just single images but folders full of goodies--they are also extremely generous when it comes to entering their challenges.  If you use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment) then not only will your name be entered for a final prize coupon BUT you will also get the featured product for free.  That is pretty darn incredible!!!  Now of course, you are welcome to submit cards following the rules and theme using an image from any digital company but you will only be entered into the draw for the final prize coupon.

Check out the amazing featured product up for grabs in this month's challenge, for those who do enter using a Doodle Pantry image...

Look at all those goodies!!!  Talk about versatile--there are several sentiments all covering different themes from belated birthday to best friends.  You know me, the more ideas I can get from a single image or set, the better!   Also, look at how cute those geese are.  I mean, come on, you can't help but smile.

Now I don't know about you, but for me that it is darn good incentive to create a card and enter the challenge.  Everyone is a winner AND unlike progressive challenges where if you miss a challenge you lose the opportunity to play in future ones, the challenge at Doodle Pantry is set so that ANYONE can enter at ANY time, and still have the opportunity to earn the freebie package (following the rules of course). 

Oh, and I've also been informed from someone who has been playing along this past year, that the theme is ALWAYS Any Digi Goes. That gives me the opportunity to play with a variety of ideas.  Another bonus as far as I'm concerned. 

Here is the cute set I worked with for this month.  It is actually the set I received last month for entering.  Check it out...

Snowman Pile-Up:  How cute are these images and look at all the incredible items included in this particular kit.  With just one set, the card possibilities are endless!  I've linked up the watermark to the set's location in the store.

Digital Image: 
  • Snowman Pile-up Coloured:  Oh my goodness, I can see just how much trouble these three could get into if left unsupervised for too long.  I chose once again to use a pre-coloured image to help save me a little bit of time. 
Digital Sentiment:
  • The 'Let it Snow' sentiment is one I picked up as a freebie a long time ago over at Scribbles By Sandy.  If you are interested, it is currently available in the Scribbles Designs Store.  Clicking on the watermark below will take you to its location in the store.  It is only $1.00--you can't beat that kind of price for a great ticket shaped sentiment!
  • The little white snowflakes are Crafts brand purchased at Dollarama.

Digital Sentiment:
  • For the inside of my card, I went with one of the sentiments from the Doodle Pantry set.

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I used three different digital papers from this set. 
Other Notes: 
  • I'm really enjoying doing digital layouts for some of my cards.  Except for the addition of the snowflakes on the front of the card, everything was laid out digitally and then printed off as a one layer card that technically has 7 different digital layers. 
  • With using these digital layers to achieve a bit of depth, the card doesn't really appear like it is flat.  Using a layer style from Shelby Kate Schmitz of graphicssoft.about.com, to create a backdrop for the sentiment on the front and on the inside, helps to give it a little more dimension as well.  All in all I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 
  • Since all the depth is achieved digitally, it is a bonus as it doesn't create any extra bulk or weight, keeping the mailing cost down!
Challenges I am entering:

Well guys, that is it for this post.  I'm off to complete the next thing on my 'to do' list.  Wish me luck!!!

Until next time,


Pat (mspfd) said...

Gosh, this is delightful! I love your wonderful mix of colors and design. The sweet image just pops off the page! Thanks so much for joining us Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #41.

Hazel said...

Lovely - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 22: snow, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Hazel said...

Lovely - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 22: snow, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Super image!
Thanks for playing in our "Snowy Scene within the Image" Challenge #82!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Crafting Vicky said...

wow totally gorgeous card! I'm sure that he will love it!!!! Love the papers you have used and so happy that you are now playing along!

Denise Pustelniak said...

WOW! Lisa this so cute!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Basslady said...

very cute and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Maryann Laursen said...

These snowmen are absolutely stunning. I just love snowmen and these are so cute, and so is your gorgoeous card too.

brenda said...

What a super Christmas card Lisa, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sarah said...

Lisa, this is such an awesome card! Love the image, they really gave me a giggle and I'm sure they will brighten Michael's day! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

Edwina said...

Aww! This is so adorable! I love those snowmen. They look like they are great friends having a good time playing in the snow. Love the sentiment ticket. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Donna Ellis said...

How cute these are, Lisa! Love the vibrant, happy colors, and wonderful images! hugs, de

Blossom Cards said...

lovely cute card thanks fore sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel DT

Karon said...

Gorgeous card and what a most wonderful image! TFS

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Lisa! This is absolutely too cute and love those images! I've never visited Doodle Pantry before, I may have to now!! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What an adorably fun card! LOVE this sweet scene. The coloring on this is gorgeous for a precolored image. It printed so perfectly! and I love those snowflakes. They look translucent. And of course, you paired it with a perfect sentiment, as usual.
Super fun and oh so sweet!
Hope you have a very happy and blessed Christmas!


NanaConnie said...

Oh, Lisa, I love what you've done with this adorable set! Great use of the papers, too. Fantastic card. :-D Merry Christmas and thanks so much for playing along in the monthly challenge at Doodle Pantry this time. Hope to see you again next month, too.
NanaConnie DT

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Snowy Scene Within The Image” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous design...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Annette said...

LOL what a fun image. Love it. The snowmen look like they're having fun!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

Zella said...

Oh those snowmen are adorable!! Such a fun card!!! But I must admit that I'm thankful that it warmed up around here and all our snow has melted (for now - LOL!!). Thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge for our "Snowy Scene within the Image" challenge. Merry Christmas!!

L.Wilson said...

This card is so much fun and just makes me smile! Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 41 and for using a Doodle Pantry illustration!

Sandra DeFalco said...

WTG Lisa!!
Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #82 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!