Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Card Design: DS4J Progressive Christmas Card Challenge...February
Have you ever had one of those days where you finish off a post and are just editing it to make sure it looks okay and you do one backspace and suddenly EVERYTHING disappears?  I mean EVERYTHING.  Not one little letter is left?  Well all I can say is thank goodness that I had previewed it.  At least that allowed me the option of selecting all and copying and pasting it into a new post to then try and copy out the bits I needed to copy and past into yet another new post.  And while it added yet another 20 minutes onto creating this post, at least I didn't have to do it from scratch which would have meant at least another 70 minutes minimum.  Not sure I'd have been able to since I probably wouldn't have seen the screen through all the tears running down my face.  So with that being said...

It is time to submit my card for this month's Progressive Christmas Challenge taking place over at DigiStamps4Joy.  Yay, one more card to add to the Christmas Card Pot to help me avoid the yearly Christmas Card Panic.
Christmas Card Count to date: 3

Yeah, it isn't much yet but then we are only the second month into the year.  In fact, if everything goes according to plan, that number will be up to four as soon as I can get my next post out.

Here is the image we get to use this month:
...and here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any details: 

General Info:
  • I came across this great idea for a card layout.  Now I wrote down that it was a colleague of mine from Fresh Brewed Designs whose card I had seen it on, Linda Anderson, but I can't remember if it was her personal blog or the main FBD blog where I actually saw it.  I guess it doesn't really matter as long as I give a shout out to her for the inspiration. Thanks Linda, it was perfect for this particular card.  I'm sure I'll be using it again.

Digital Image: 
  • This image has been coloured in with Copic Markers. 
    • Copics used...Dragon: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09.  Unfortunately the glitter glue had a mind of its own and squelched out all over the place. Oops.  I tried to clean it up as best as I could but it isn't as nice as I'd have liked.  Hat and ball: R22, R24, R29.  B00 and the colourless blender was used to ground the overall image.
Digital Sentiment: 
  • One I created.
  • The ribbon is Offray brand and purchased at Michael's.
Embossing Folder:
  • Awhile back I had done a card with a red piece of cardstock that had been embossed with the large dot pattern.  I had some leftover and thankfully used part of it for this project.  It is always great to be able to use bits and pieces from my stash.  It was originally created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder.

Digital Sentiment: 
  • One I created.
Other Notes:
  • I Kept the inside extremely CAS, as I didn't even mat the sentiment.  I thought about going with either the same shade of blue or green from the front but it just didn't look right and I think that the contrast of the white on red is sufficient.

Paper Products: 
  • Card base and matting: Michael's Recollection's cardstock, red.
  • The designer paper is from Recollection's Signature Festivus paper pad.
 Challenges I hope to enter...

If you are interested in joining the DS4J progressive Christmas card challenge you will need to contact Desíre (her details are at the bottom of the post).  I've linked the badge above to take you to that post.
Well, one more is finally done. Now I'm off to work on my post for the next one.  Remember I have a 12 months of Christmas link up going on right now that you can add your own Christmas cards to as well.  Click HERE for all the details.  There is still two days to link up your two cards for February in order to get your free paper for the month. 

See you again very soon--hopefully!


Karon said...

Wonderful card and that dragon is fabulous! Love your colouring! TFS

scrappymo! said...

This is a cute and very fun looking dragon. Great card!
Thank you for visiting us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa its a beautiful project and you have brought the little dragon to life so wonderfully with your awesome colouring. Love the red embossed dot paper. Sorry about the hickup and thank you for being prepared to spend 90 minutes on this awesome detailed post, as you always do.
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 March.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a cute and different christmascard Lisa. I love how you´ve chosen such a different kind of image, and not always just making the traditional ones, and this guy here is sooo cute, I really love it.

Marina said...

Great mix of traditional colours with the non-trad image. Love the sparkle.
Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, Your card is fabulous! Love your dragon. The sentiment is perfect. Wish I had thought of that. Edwina Brown

Kathy Salido said...

What a great card!! Love your coloring. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

Renate said...

Wat een leuke kaart, Lisa. Ik vind het grappig dat ik deze afbeelding al diverse keren in deze challenge voorbij heb zien komen.
Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card and I love your coloring thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

Jenn said...

Your card is cute, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous design with us at Christmas Card Challenges. Hugs x

Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhh the sentiment is just perfect for this card! love your take with this great image!