Friday, December 20, 2013

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps December Challenge

It is a busy day in the Décosse household.  While technically it was Bake Cookies Day on Wednesday (although I'm still not sure whether that is strictly American or International as well), today is the day our household is filling up with the aromas of double chocolate cookies, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.  However while everything is cooling and waiting for icing----okay whom I trying to kid, it is my husband doing all the baking not me.  I am however needed for some quality testing and of course for packing them all away in the cookie tins to get them ready for their various destinations.  So, that gives me just enough time to post my project for the December From the Heart progressive stamp of the month challenge.

In order to enter this challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.  Below you will find the card I'm entering for the December challenge. 

Here are my card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything... 

General Information:
  •  Okay, I think that I am pretty safe with posting this today, I was going to wait until after the holidays but I've got a little time today so I am just going to go ahead and do it.  Given that the hubs is busy baking, I don't think he'll be checking out my blog.  Actually, I don't think he checks it very often at all but just in case...
Hubs, if you are seeing this then you need to back away from the computer screen or you'll ruin your Christmas card.
Really, I mean it!!!

Digital Images: 
  • The image on the front, Candy Cane Anneke, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store.
    • This month we got to choose between two different sets and I thought this one would be perfect for the hubs' Christmas card.
    • The image has been coloured with Copic markers.  Hat, ribbon and red on candy cane: R22, R24, R29.  White on candy cane: Colourless blender, W1, W3. plus a white pen for a bit of highlight.  Dress:  G00, G02, G05.  Boots: E21, E23, E25.  Hair:  E31, E33, E39.  Skin: E000, E00, E02, R20.  Glitter glue was used on trim.
  • The red ribbon is Celebrate It brand from Michael's.
  • The little heart gemstones were purchased at Dollarama. 

Digital Sentiment: 
  • 'Candy cane hugs...' is also from the FTHS set.

Paper Products:

  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products:
  • The candy cane paper is one of mine that hasn't been release publicly.
Digital Embellishments:
  • The frame and layer styles used to alter said frame are both from Shelby Kate Schmitz of

Others I might get it into... 
  • -- Photo Inspiration (inspired by colours, Christmas theme, girl, etc.)
  • -- Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
  • -- Red and Green
  • -- Happy Holidays
  • -- Christmas
  • --Nearest and Dearest (card is for my hubs, there is nobody nearer or dearer to my heart than him!)
  • -- Sparkle at Christmas
  • -- Christmas Sparkle with Glitter
  • --  Sparkle and Shine

Thanks for popping by everyone!  I think it will be a quiet weekend blog-wise, house-wise, not so much.  However, you never know, I may pop back in with something else.  I will definitely be back on Monday so...

Until next time,



Alex said...

I love the red glttery paper !
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Haven:)

Crafty Hugs,

Carol Salisbury said...

Great the image and that candy cane background paper! Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times!

Emily Thubbron said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous. I love the red glitter strip. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week.

EMily T, DT

Crafting Vicky said...

Soooo cute!!! just love the DP you have used this time ;o) And yum those cookies sound totally yummy. I can almost imagine the smell!!!

Edwina said...

Such a cute card. I love your candy cane paper you used. The digi is so cute. Perfect sentiment that you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely awesome card here and gorgeous coloring too. I love this one, and I´m sure, he will too.
And just keep him busy, then he wount have time to look here ha ha ha.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too everyone.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your candy cane paper looks great! This is a lovely card - and I think your hubby will love it. Your colouring is beautiful as always. Hubs is wonderful to be baking cookies! Have a great weekend!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa and so festive with the candy canes.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Karon said...

Beautiful card - fabulous candy cane paper and love that image! TFS anf have a most wonderful Christmas.

bumblebee creations said...

Your hubby will love it!! Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

So very cute, thanks for playing along at From The Heart.

karalschuknecht said...

This is beautiful, I love the sentiment and the candy cane paper. Thanks for joining us this week for "Happy Holidays."
Good Luck.

Karal QKR Stmpede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Kim Kelley said...

THis is adorable Lisa. Love the paper and your inside sentiment is perfect! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS


Denise Pustelniak said...

Hi Lisa! Glad you were able to join us! Fantastic coloring!
Thanks for sharing it at Digitally Sweet!

NormaJean said...

Thank You for joining us at Craftitude, your card is beautiful
hug DT Norma Jean

deesdesigns said...

I don't think you can get any cuter than this. LOVE the little green dress, so pretty! Love the touches of sparkle too, so perfect for the holiday season. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at FTHS and our Stamp of the Month Challenge!

Adorable Country Classics said...

Lisa, your card is very cute! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!

Kathy said...

So pretty and glittery. I love the look of the glitter strip. Such pretty dsp, too, really goes perfectly with the image. Thanks for joining the Stamp of the Month challenge at FTHS.

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is super cute!!! Thanks for joining our SOTM at From The Heart Stamps! Hugs, Karen

Curly said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)

caroline said...

thank you so much for joining us at craftitude your card is lovely, good luck
caroline dt