Sunday, October 26, 2014

Deedee's Digis DT - Country Christmas (2 cards)

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with another DT post. This time I am sharing two cards I made for Deedee's Digis.  You all know I love kitties, but did you also know I love snowmen?  Yes, I do, and I fell in love with the adorable snowman in this Country Christmas set from Deedee's shop. There are a number of other images that come with the set, as you 'll see below, but the snowman stole my heart!  I coloured him/her with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut.

I used a new (to me) technique on this card! I have a number of stencils in my stash and I finally got up the nerve to use one! This one is called LJ849 Bare Trees from Dreamweaver Stencils.  For this technique I used embossing paste and glitter and this was my second attempt.  I'm not sure I scraped off enough of the paste but I'm still learning!  I saved my first attempt and may use it on a future card (or not!).  

I also used one of my new birthday dies from Lawn Fawn called Stitched Hillside Borders.  The sentiment is from Deedee's Country Christmas set and I used my own word bubble and then fussy-cut.  The snowman and word bubble are popped up with foam tape.  I added yellow glitter to the star on the snowman.  

For my second card, I used the same snowman and sentiment but went with a different colour combo, and I coloured a tartan pattern on the scarf!  Here I used another one of my new birthday dies, this one from Memory Box called Evergreen Landscape.  The gorgeous green paper was part of a prize package I won last month from Cosmic Strawberry (thank you, Colette!).  I added a number of sequins and a braided silver trim.  

Here's a look at everything you get with Deedee's Country Christmas set.  Images come pre-coloured and non-coloured so there are lots of options.  

Sadly, this is my final DT post for Deedee's Digis as I have decided to step down. It's been a fun nine months and I'm going to miss the wonderful ladies on this DT! But you'll still see my creations for Deedee's monthly Digi of the Month progressive challenge as I wouldn't want to miss it!  In fact, there's still plenty of time for you to play along this month.  Why not head over to check out this month's cute set called Thinking Spot.  Here's the card I made.  Remember - if you participate now, you'll get next month's set for free!  

I would like to support the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create AG 2/3

Allsorts Christmas 1/3
Anything Goes with a Twist Add a Touch of pink UE (second card)
As You Like It Favourite Style/Cute or Elegant and Why (my favourite style is cute because it fits my personality.  I enjoy cute images like animals, cats, snowmen, etc.) 2/3
Aud Sentiments 2 or 3 Word Sentiment 3/5
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Embellish It UE (second card)
Completely Christmas AG Add a Sentiment UE
Country View Sparkle and Shine UE
Craft for the Craic Something Suitable for a Child 3/5
Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/5
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG with Patterned Paper UE (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas If you want to get a head, wear a hat UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra AG Christmas UE

Crafty Little Fairies Use only 1 DP 3/3 (second card)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
WINNER Dream It Up Happy Hallowthanksmas UE (used Dreamweaver stencil)
Fitztown AG (must use digi image) UE
Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday (Christmas) 3/3
TOP 3 Holly Jolly Christmas Snowman Fun
Jingle Belles Creature UE
Love to Scrap Seeing Dots 1/3 (second card)
Oldie but Goodie Christmas (my old items are the stencil, which I won last year; and the glitter and sequins are several years old) 1/3 
Perfectly Rustics Holidays 1E
Pile it On Create a Scene UE
Pixie's Snippet Workshop The die-cut hillside borders are made from snippets 2/3
Quirky Crafts Quirky Charades: Book, Film or Song "Frosty the Snowman" 1/3 (first card)
Robyn's Fetish Stitching Real or Faux (see stitched hillside border) 1/3
Ruby's Rainbow Use your freebies/prizes ( stencil on the first card was a prize I won last year; paper on second card I won last month) UE
Scribble and Scrap AG 2/3
Send a Smile 4 Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids (Christmas) 3/3

Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day 1E
The Corrosive Magical (I think snowmen are magical!) 1/3
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC1022 Leftovers (hillside border die cuts from left overs) UE
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 2/2 (second card)
WINNER The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Make a Scene UE (first card)
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

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Jacee said...

Fabulous cards, lovely work.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

StampNScrapJunkie said...

That's funny! I just saw this on my newsfeed and popped in here to get a closer look. I love that You've inspired me to try that technique again. I tried it once but it didn't turn out as well and I hadn't been brave enough to try it again but I might now! As an FYI, that first snowman is a him! lol ;) Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely cards and I saw that you won at various sites and are so lucky!!! I am really glad for you. let me know when you get my die and did I send you the badge?

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards, I love your adorable snowman and your background using the embossing paste and glitter is beautiful.

N-Eva said...

Lovely two snowmans cards :-))…such a sweet image and great use of dies and embellies.
Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Becca Cruger said...

It looks like you've done a great job with the embossing paste to me. That's seriously my new favorite product. I have the biggest weakness for snowmen, too, and this little guy is ADORABLE! Great card!

crafty-stamper said...

love the snowman and fabulous stencilled background and love the sparkly embossing paste -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely cards

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and a lovely snowman image.

Kath s

Unknown said...

I like the glittered embossing paste design. It looks great. Once again I say a big thank you sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Carole

jimlynn said...

Kitty, you did great on the embossing paste and stencil! I love that stencil you used too. BOTH cards are outstanding! Of course I love that little snowman too.
I'm so sorry you're not going to be on Deedee's DT anymore - but I won't be far away at all.

terrie said...

Kitty, your frst card with the glittery background is just awesome but the second card with the same image turned out really nice too...
Again we have something in commom we both love snowmen....In January I decorate my loving room with all of the snowman that I have....
Well done my friend.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

That is neat with the embossing paste! I'll have to check out how to do that, as I have stencils that I've never had the opportunity to use yet! Beautiful cards! You are so talented! Always enjoy looking at your creations! :)

Shirley-Anne said...

AWESOME creations .Love the dies used and all the glitter . That is such a cute snowman too .
cheers Shirley-Anne

SmilynStef said...

Love your glittery forest ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

brenda said...

Two super cards Kitty, love the snowman one in particular.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

New Creations said...

An adorable creations, love the snowman image !! Beautiful scene created on the 2nd card!!! Love it!


Gorgeous cards Kitty love the back ground on the first one thank you for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog this week
Hugs Dianne x FCT

Jennifer said...

Love your cute Christmas card.

Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

Jennifer. x

marion said...

both cards are lovely, glad to see you making cards, hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Sarn said...

Two fantastic snowman cards here K. Love the glitzy background on the first card, and the gorgeous die cut trees on the second.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Great cards Kitty - I'm in awe at your embossing! I had serious problems with my one and only attempt and haven't tried it again - sigh.

Thank you for playing in the Snippets Playground with us :)


Di xx

Anna-Karin said...

Such a sweet snowman! And I love the glittery paste background on the first card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both creations are gorgeous sweetie. Love the embossing on the first one, it is awesome.

Doris E said...

Beautiful card, thanks to be part of our challenge! Quirky Challenge DT

Basslady said...

this is gorgeous!
thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna said...

These are both just adorable!

Ina G said...

Lovely cards - really must try the embossing technique you used on the first one. It is just gorgeous. I am right into stencils at present. Thanks for joining our challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Really appreciate your support.

Kim Butterworth said...

Love that glittery background, you should certainly use it more! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Sharnee Torrents said...

What a stunning card dear lady! WOW that background is super awesome!! Love it and what a fabbo card for our holiday challenge! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
Smiles Sharnee :)

Zw@@n said...

Lovely cards, Kitty. That is an adorable and cute snowman. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

nnalorac said...

Both cards very cute, love the Snowman. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carolxx

cass said...

Wonderful card, great use of stitching, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are adorable!! I love the sweet snowmen!! The background of trees are fabulous on both!! Love these!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Ger said...

I just love this card, the glitter is fabulous! haven't tried glitter with embossing paste yet, must have a play! Cute snowman too. Thankyou for joining us this month, and check out our giveaway at Craft for the Craic

scrappymo! said...

They look great! I have never used empossing poaste but see it on so many cards lately. It looks great and is the latest trend!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Thank you for joining the happy HallowThanksMas at Dreamweaver Stencils. Such great creations this month! Love the use of the bare trees stencil behind "Frosty".

lauren bergold said...

both of these are fab, but the glittery forest one is just soooooooo amazing and so sparkly! thanks for joining our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES!

Mervi said...

Beautiful white background on the first card, both lovely.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR October challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges - hope to see you there again soon x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Both cards are cute! Great forest backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love both cards! You're right--that snowman is adorable. I think you did a great job on the embossing paste/glitter combo. Keep at it! Thanks so much for sharing these! -- A fellow cat lover

Michelle said...

What lovely Christmas cards - Love the snowman and the 2nd card is ideal for our challenge - thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap and good luck - Michelle x

Cards By MI said...

Really Lovely. The top one is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us over at AUD sentiments this week.
Love n hugs

Debbie said...

Such a wonderful card, love the technique. I'll have to blow the dust off of my stencils and have a go at this. Thanks for joining in The Corrosive Challenge and I wish you the best of luck!

BethieJ said...

Your cards are WONDERFUL!!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
Hope to see you again!
Have a GREAT day!

Sandy said...

Two fab cards, love the textured background on the first one and the lovely bright colours of the second and of course that cute snowman too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this week.

Teresa said...

Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers, good luck and hope to see you again xx

Alyx said...

This is fab! Love the background. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Spyder said...

I love the tree embossing!! such a cutie snowman too! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
((Lyn)) DT