Monday, August 24, 2015

Card Design: Deedee's Digi of the Month Challenge...August

Progressive Freebie Challenge!

Hey there and happy Monday to you all!  It is time to post my project for the Digi of the Month Challenge taking place over at Deedee's Digis.

In order to enter the progressive 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.  Be sure to check out the store while you are there too.  Currently there are a few sets available for free and of course there are some wonderful ones available for purchase in the store.

Right now it is time to check out the awesome set participants got to work with this month...

Seasonal Baskets is another fab set.  Five different basket choices give you lots of occasions to centre your card around and there is even an empty basket to work with (outline only).  As always, Deedee's sets come with both outline and coloured versions to provide you with incredible variety and sentiments to help you out as well.  If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 during the month of August at the store or get it for free with any $10.00 purchase (check blog for more details). You can find it HERE.

Now if you would like to jump in and join this challenge, Deedee is offering up the outline and coloured version of the Christmas basket for FREE to allow you the chance to join in the progressive challenge.  There is still just under a week left so that it lots of time to jump in and join this great challenge. You can find it by clicking HERE.

This month's set allowed me to get in an unexpected Christmas card which is awesome; especially considering I didn't get one done at the beginning of August for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up--bad me.

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  20

Here are my card and details...

General Information:

  • This card has been created mostly digitally and then printed and assembled.  The snowflake embellishment was added after assembled.
  • This particular layout was inspired by a Annabelle Stamps Sketch (challenge no longer active).

Digital Image Details:
  • Seasonal Baskets: You can find this set in the store. Details above. I used the coloured version from the set to once again help save me some time.
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • One of my own offered as a freebie.  You can find it and other Christmas related sentiments by clicking on Holiday Handouts in the label section found in the right hand sidebar.
  • The snowflake is Crafts brand and was purchased at Dollarama.
  • The half pearls are also Crafts brand and were purchased at the same location. 
Digital Paper Products: 
  • The accent piece on the front is a cropped section of a digital paper from the Glitter Papers and Word Art set available from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.
  •  You can find the set in the store by clicking on the watermark below.  If you are interested in the whole mega kit for one low price, click HERE.  To see the other individual sets from the kit, click HERE.

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This wonderful sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  While I picked it up a while back as a freebie, you can purchase it in the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Vintage Image and Word Art Set.  I've linked the watermark below to go to its location in the store.  For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for more awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
Most Wonderful Time of the Year Vintage Image and Word Art Set

Paper Products: 
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside is one of the papers that was offered up during the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway I had this year.  It can now be found in the 12 Days of Christmas--2014 paper kit.
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
  • The shapes used for matting in behind the image and sentiment are simple shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
Challenges I am entering: 
Other challenges I hope to enter...
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Well guys, I've managed to finally finish my first progressive card of the month now on to the next one plus some DT work and more behind the scenes stuff for my teams.  Time for the countdown to the end of the month to begin.  Wish me luck!

Until next time,


JoAnn said...

Love the adorable image on your pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow - love the shimmer. I just made my card today too - we must be thinking about completing the same tasks. Wonderful sentiment. That is a great sketch.

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Unknown said...

Lisa, A beautiful winter card with the blue theme carried front and back.Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 197th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

StephC said...

Lovely card! Your papers and images are darling. So glad you joined us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Judy V said...

Sweet holiday card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Natalie said...

Sweet Christmas basket!! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Judy McKay said...

Very lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see your pretty art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Kathy D. said...

So cute! Love when you can get in a Christmas card! It is right around the corner.
Thanks for playing in the Digi of the Month Challenge at Deedee's Digis.
Kathy D.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely darling, Lisa! I LOVE the wintry colors and all the wonderful digi goodness you used! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Rosmarie said...

A beautiful winter card, Lisa. Love the cute image and the sparkle at the side! Gorgeous sentiment too!
Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
Hugs, Rosi

Taunya Butler said...

Cute and very fun!! Love that cool basket with the snowman!! Wonderful job and Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas - we are thrilled that you joined us - please join us again in September!!
Taunya Butler
CASE-ing Christmas Design Team

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card, great interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Deedee's Digis DOM

gail said...

lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge. Gail DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for August x

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Lovely card. The sparkle is wonderful as is the snowflake. Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASE-ing Christmas.

Suze said...

Hey Lisa - what a gorgeous card. Love the inside too. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for August.

Rosina said...

A wonderful Christmas card Lisa .... beautiful !!!
greetings Rosina
guest designer CCAYR

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Lisa. Cute image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Anonymous said...

Fab, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Tip Top said...

Such a cute image! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again soon!

Peanut said...

What a fabulous card,Lisa. Thank you for joining our August challenge. We have started CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #29 . Link up by the 23rd and you’ll be entered into the Christmas in September random prize draw. Hope to see you again for our September challenge.
hugs, Asha