Friday, January 24, 2014

Card Design: DS4J Progressive Christmas Card Challenge

My oh my, what a wonderful day.

A new progressive Christmas card challenge
is up and under way.
(original lyrics by Aly and AJ)

Woo, hoo.  As some of you already know, Margy over at DS4J has decided to jump into the Progressive Christmas card challenge arena and my good friend Desíre is running it (if I understand correctly).  Now I have even more incentive for staying ahead of the Christmas Card Panic.  You may wonder why I capitalize that phrase but it really does have a life of its own.  

This post is going out rather later than I had hoped but at least I'm still getting it out today.  The hubs came home from training a little early so I had to take care of supper first.  Well that is all done now so I can get back to business.

Here is the image we get to use this month:

...and here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any details:

Digital Image: 
  • This image has been coloured in with a combination of Copics and chalk. 
    • Copics used...Candle:  B91, B93, B95.  Flame: Y17, YR04, YR07.  Holly:  G02, Go5.  Berries:  R24 plus white marker for highlight.  A darker yellow chalk was used for base and a lighter yellow chalk was used to ground the overall image.
  • The flourishes that have been part of my stash for awhile now are Recollections brand from Michael's.

Digital Sentiment:
  • The top part is one I released as a Holiday Handout freebie back in 2012 and the lower half I added before printing.

Paper Products:
  • Card base and matting: Michael's Recollection's cardstock, red.
  • The designer paper is from Recollection's Bright Christmas paper pad. 
 Challenges I hope to enter...
Not bad for my second Christmas card of the year which means that I have achieved my goal of two cards for January to add to the Christmas card pot.  Remember I have a 12 months of Christmas link up going on right now that you can add your Christmas cards to as well.  Click HERE for all the details.

You still have time to get yourself all set up with this new progressive Christmas card challenge before you have to buy in so be sure to act soon if progressive challenges are one of your 'things'.  Check out the DS4J blog for all the details.  I've linked the badge above to take you to that post.  Which reminds me I really should be adding it to my sidebar.  Okay, I'm off and running (well hobbling technically).  A few more things to do before I can call it a night!

Until next time,
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Monica taylor said...

Impressive. Two progressive posts in one day! Nice card.

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is a wonderful Christmas creation with great details. Just love the design paper and the combination of the sentiment on the inside. I am jumping for joy that you have joined this Xmas progressive challenge. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of February.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Maryann Laursen said...

A really beautiful Christmascard, you´ve made here with this awesome image. It really looks great.

Anne Temple said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful. And yes, your glitter on the flourishes does qualify :-). So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Nikki Stalker said...

Great card Lisa. Love those sparkly embellishments. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


Edwina said...

Yay! I wondered if you would join in. You could make 2 each month with this digi. That way you would have 24 cards made by the end of the year.
I love the paper you used with the digi. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Mayras Designs said...

I love this card , and those glittery flourishes are beautiful !! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle creative Challenges !

mayra dtm

Unknown said...

Lisa, firstly thank you for your wonderful comment, always, and secondly, just love this card, it's gorgeous.xx

Anonymous said...

pretty card! I love that you matched the inside as well!
Thanks for joining our bling challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tammy GDT

D- said...

Thanks so much!
Somehow I missed this one.
I am just starting to try progressive challenges and this one sounds fun.
I emailed Desire for the image.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Rocky said...

I love the addition of the glittery flourishes to a lovely card. The inside is pretty good too! Thanks for joining CHNC.

Tamie said...

Fantastic image and Christmas card. I love the glitter on the flourishes. Thank you so much for sharing you creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day!

Tamie DT

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at 'Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A delightfully bright and cheery Christmas card inside and out! It's great to see you playing along with our Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge this month! Hugs, Lesley