Friday, December 19, 2014

Guest Designer at Treasured Times Stamps

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my fabulous news, I would like to welcome four lovely new followers - sunshine_honeybee2004racerfan, Ala Gajewska, and jstacy - so happy you are here!

And now for my exciting news!  I am a guest designer this month at Treasured Times Stamps! Yay! You may be wondering how I got this fun assignment... well, I entered their Monthly Guest Designer Contest over at the Treasured Times Facebook Group, and the card I entered was selected by their DT. I feel honoured and blessed to have been chosen.  For my prize, I got to pick a rubber stamp from the Treasured Times store to use on my creation.

I chose one of Chrishanthi's Ppinkydoll's rubber stamps - Bamby and Lilly - it's so adorable and cute!  I made my first stair-step easel card!  Here's a tutorial for a stair-step fold card, and to this you just add the easel part.

I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils, sponged around the edge with distress ink, added Fran-tage all around the image and white glitter on her pompom and collar.

A lot of die cuts were used:  Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia; Joy!craft Ice Crystal Edge; Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and Forest Border; Impression Obsession Deer Trio, Small Bird Set, Fir Trees, and Picket Fence; My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Ovals; and Marianne Design Christmas Village. For the trees, I used my Fiskars Wavy Crimper to add texture.

The DP is from Bobunny's Woodland Winter Collection. The Scrabble tile sentiment is from The Computer Scrapbook.  The sparkly ribbon along the front was in a RAK from a sweet bloggy friend (thank you, Gail!), and the row of bling is from my stash.

Look who snuck into the photo!  Silly Eli, my elf, is a real camera ham - he loves to have his photo taken! Now I can link up over at DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party.

Thank you to Jody and the Design Team at Treasured Times for choosing me as your Guest Designer this month!  I had fun! 

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
ABC Christmas Y is for Family (special card for family member) UE
Addicted to Stamps Snowflakes UE
Artistic Inspirations AG Merry Christmas UE
As You Like It Favourite Christmas Image and Why (I chose this stamp because I love it - the little girl is so cute and I like the little reindeer toy she's holding and the owl in the tree) 1/3
Clear It Out Theme AG Stash AG 1/3
Country View Nostalgic Christmas UE 
Craft a Scene Winter 1/3
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Boots Christmas UE
Creative Moments AG Non-Traaditional Christmas Colours 1/3
Cute Card Thursday Sparkles UE
Decorate to Celebrate AG 3-D Card 1/
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Deep Ocean Christmas is All Around UE
Delightful Challenges Celebrate 1E
Die Cuttin Divas Christmas Carol Inspired "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" 1/3
Dies R Us AG 1/3
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
Dream Valley Christmas 1/3
DRS Designs Inspired by Colour UE
NON-EUREKA STAMP IMAGE WINNER Eureka Stamps Birds (owl in picture and 4 die-cut birds) 1/3
Fairytale Stampers Bling Bling Glitter UE
Fashionable Stamping Turn Up the Heat 1/3
Fussy and Fancy Snowflakes and Ribbon UE
Get Creative Use Blue and White or Silver 1/3
Hanna and Friends Christmas UE
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (used scraps for die-cuts) 3/3
Incy Wincy Christmas AG 1/5
Inky Chicks Winter Wonderland UE
Inky Impressions Winter Wonderland UE
Just Inspirational Blue and White 1/3
Little Claire's A Special Card (for a family member) 2/3
Little Red Wagon Anything Christmas Themed UE
DESIGN TEAM PICK Love to Scrap When Nature Calls 1/3
Loves Rubberstamps Holiday Blitz AG UE
Milk Coffee Make it Sparkle 1/3
One Crazy Stamper December AG 2/5
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Papertake Weekly Last Christmas Card of the Year 1/5
Penny Black and More Special Occasions (Christmas) 1/3
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
PIXIE'S PICK Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for die-cuts 3/3
Poppystamps Challenge 3 Sparkle and Shine UE
Pumpkin Spice Blue and White UE
QKR Stampede Lots of Layers 1/3
Red Rubber Inspirationals Christmas Cheer 1/3
Robyn's Fetish Winter Cards with Glitter 2/3 
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society AG Optional Christmas 3/3
Scrapping 4 Fun Summer or Winter 4/4
Scrapy Land Holidays (Impression Obsession dies sold at Scrapy Land here) 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Winter Inspiration 1/5
HONOURABLE MENTION Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, Flocking UE (used glitter and Fran-tage)
Sparkles Christmas Blue, Blue Christmas 2/3
Stamp and Create Christmas 1/wk 4/4
Sweet 7 Winter 1/3
Sweet Stamps Non-Traditional Colours 1E
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
The Crafter's Cafe Animal Friends 1/3
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC1217 Think Snow UE
FEATURED CARD The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG First Day of Winter 1/2
The Paper Shelter Christmas AG 1/3
The Pink Elephant Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by winter scene) UE
The Sisterhood of Crafters Name That Tune/Based on Christmas Music "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" 2/3
Tuesday Throwdown Christmas 1/3
Vintage Stamping Challenges A Christmas Song (Walking in a Winter Wonderland) 2/3 
RANDOM WINNER Winter Wonderland Fussy and Fancy 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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

Pixies Crafty Workshop


marion said...

Owwww this is sooo cute, love this one, but it is not as pretty as the one I got standing here at home, have a great weekend, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats on Guest Designer spot. Bee-utiful scenery. I thought I was a follower but when I cked the other day after commenting I did not see my photo in the follower list. The dies you used & the stamp make for a wonderful scene for a lovely stair step easel card. Wow is the word for the # of challenges entered.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bad Kitty said...

Congrats on Guest Designer!
lovely card.
very nice coloring and details.

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW! What a beautiful scene! Love all the details and colours combo!! The reindeer diluette are so pretty!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot my friend!! Your card is ah-may-zing!! I love, love the scene you've created!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! This is a winter wonderland!! I love everything about it!! Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design Spot Kitty.
Your card is gorgeous, such a fabulous design - you have created a wonderful winter scene.

Jody @Treasured Times Stamps said...

Kitty it's beautiful! You've made such a lovely card for us. Thank you so much for being our December Guest Designer!

Donna said...

Kitty, I just saw this on Treaured Times, it is beyond amazing, I am totally in awe of this stunning creation. I enjoyed your bio. Would you believe I bought these deer and a similar fence last week? So cute. Have a Merry Christmas!

Andrea W said...

Wow! This card is amazing Kitty! I love all the beautiful details and the colors are fantastic.

Gail said...

You did a lovely job on this card - it is beautiful!

Gail said...

Oh My! I did not realize I sent you that ribbon! Must have been ages ago! LOL Glad it came to good use - I like the deer dies very much - saw that Elf hiding again - Mine has been hiding a lot lately! Have a lovely week!

Diane said...

Super cute stair-step easel card design, what lovely details. Congratulation on your win and fun goodies.

Best of the holiday.


linda said...

you've created such a pretty wintery scene by combing a sweet image with some lovely and intricate dies! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the stair-step design, the colors in your card, your scene and all the great dies that you used! Really beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #8!!

cass said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

Lynn's Place said...

Merry Christmas from us @ CIO challenge blog...awesome project done here...stop by and play with us again <((><

vinita jain said...

Stunning and a super cute Easel card!!! Congrats on a Guest Designer spot! Love the scene you have created and the image is so beautiful in lovely colors with all little elements you added are superb!!!

Cindy said...

Love this step card. Great details and die cuts! Thanks for joining us at SBC this month. Happy Holidays. Cindy-DT

Brenda's Card Corner said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card and all the layers! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Becca Cruger said...

Congrats, Kitty! Your work speaks for itself, but I'm glad that you're getting to share it more and more with others. I LOVE this cute design. You've created such a scene with all the layers upon layers of goodness. GREAT job.

scrappymo! said...

Wow! So many lovely dies used on this stunning card. I love the stiched border and the trees done with the crimper! Looks wonderful!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights, good luck x

Di said...

Oh this really is so beautiful Kitty!! I adore it!


Di xx

Sandie Gough said...

Gorgeous! I love this hun, the design is fabulous, I love the fencing at the front and your colouring is like wow xx
Sandie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

First congrats on your GDT slot. This is such an awesome creations sweetie. So very pretty and a gorgeous layout.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, this is the sweetest image...great colours and design.xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Shelia said...

This is such a pretty scene. Love the easel stair step - never seen one before and I really like it!! Thank you for sharing with DRS Designs this week.

Irene Watson said...

a very clever card! Love your layout and all those fab die cut pieces! Great! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! Irene DT xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Miss Kitty, you have outdone yourself! What a magical setting - I can hear forest sounds, and the wintry smells of being outdoors - yummy! Congratulations on your TT GDT position! They really are lucky to have you, and the image is wonderful! Great card in every way. And now, KT, I must put on my other hat: Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kitty this is gorgeous

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

terrie said...

Congrats on your TT GDT enjoy your time there.
Your card is just awesome...I keep looking at it and I see something different each time.
Good luck in your challenges...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous! LOVE the scene you have created with this step card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘NAME THAT TUNE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello again ... I'm back with a different DT hat on!
This card is fabulous and what a wonderful use of dies! GREAT job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Gaynor said...

Congrats on your DT Spot. Beautiful card and tutorial. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

CA Scrapper said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, gorgeous card, I love this design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Chana said...

Delightful scene you have created on your steps! Thanks for playing along in our ATG challenge here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful.. Love the design and the image is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges Blue and white week.
Linda K. DT

Alicia Borowski said...

fantastic scene, very pretty. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Christmas' challenge #16.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Suzanne C said...

Sweet stair step card! Lovely snowy scene with your cute image. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Debi said...

Love all the elements in your card. The image is sweet. Great fold, too! Nice job!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Congratulations on being guest designer. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and thank you for your comments on my blog

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colors and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps For The Birds Challenge.
Karal DT

Dots Dabbles said...

Congrats on your GDT spot...and your easel card looks awesome! I especially love the frantage around the adds that little hit of snow!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge (use your heat gun),
Dot x

brenda said...

It certainly is a Winter Wonderland Kitty, it's an absolutely beautiful card.

Many thanks for joining us again at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful Step Card, so much to look at. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

Jane Savage said...

You've created such a gorgeous scene I can't stop looking at it! So much detail and creativity!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges & have a wonderful Christmas! Jane xxx

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya Thank You for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog Your work is outstanding and a joy to see
Hope to see you next challenge Merry Christmas and Best wishes for the holiday season From Sharon (DT member)

Julie Odil said...

this is so pretty. I like the scene you have created. Thanks for joining our "For the Birds" challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty that JOY sentiment is so lovely..I love it
and great scene you made...what a sweet little lady and that BLUE BIRD remind me of my city Jakarta in Indonesia..
we have taxi blue Bird and it is the savety Taxi that we can drive with
other Taxi will put not right argometer or change it...also if you are a tourist in Jakarta or Bali in Indonesia my country just use Blue Bird Taxi...btw Sweet card with beautiful scene...

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a gorgeous and festive card. Beautiful details! Love the design. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

WOW1 1st congrats you made an awesome project for your guest DT the card is so pretty, love it!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Love all the layers!! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Jennifer LaVite said...

Wow! What a pretty card. I love the layers and the fence. The snowflake is so intricate. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Diane said...

Congrats..and what a gorgeous scene you have created!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Christmas Tune" challenge!
Diane TSH DT

Pia S said...

Wow! Your card looks amazing, love how you put everything together and the great variety of die cut details!

Caryn said...

Congrats on your DT spot! Love this scene you created - someone will be very lucky to receive this card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Caryn xxx

Anne Temple said...

Amazing step card. Thanks for sharing another fabulous project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Great card, Fun scene too!! Great way to use up some scraps!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Karen Petitt said...

Wow Kitty! That is so beautiful! A really stunning card, I couldn't give that one away it's just so wonderful! Karen x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is super sweet. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our challenge this week.

Kim Butterworth said...

Stunning card, so much detail to take in. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Mary Lou said...

Wow Kitty this is STUNNING! Great job on your first stair step card--BEAUTIFUL!! Once again thanks for joining in the fun Snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Best of luck:)
Hugs and Happiness

Dot said...

Lovely Christmas scene, Kitty, great fold.
Thanks for joining our Y challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Ema M said...

Wow! Fantastic project! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous Christmas Card love the stair step card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Jennifer DT member

Norma said...

WOW! such a beautiful card:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate and Happy Holidays!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful beautiful card. Especially love the fir trees and the fence.
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Julie Odil said...

I am back, this time with my QKR Stampede hat on, and I still like your card very much. Thanks for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

karalschuknecht said...

I'm back with QKR this time, I love this gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us this week for Lots Of Layers at QKR Stampede and have a Merry Christmas.
Karal DT

Diane said...

I am back again..this time for "Fussy and Fancy" glad you could join us in our "Snowflakes and Ribbon" challenge with your beautiful card!! Merry Christmas!!!
Diane FAF DT

Andrea Slee said...

Wow! Wonderful card full of fabulous techniques! Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT host Inspirational #151

Laurian said...

Beautiful project!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



Dora said...

wow. fantastic! beautiful made.
thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.
kind regards, Dora

Penny said...

A really beautiful layout. Thanks for playing in the Scrappers Delight
challenge Penny (Scrappers Delight NRDT)

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and amazing coloring of the image. SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Suze said...

Congratulations Kitty. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining in the Anything Christmas challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the winter scenery and detail
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Sue said...

This is so pretty Kitty, with so much to see. Have a very Happy New Year, and thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute scene! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Super gorgeous card! Love all the elements! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Happy Holidays!

Deborah Adams said...

Your card is just darling. Love the whole scene you created, eespecially thst background. Your little stamp is too cute. Congrats on your guest spot for Treasured Times. : )

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful card. Perfect for our Anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. Thank you for joining us.

Cheri said...

Stunning! Your card are full of creativity and inspiration seeing them and so glad you entered them in the "snow" challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Hazel said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December and my Patterned Paper December challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

M DelValle said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderlands 'Fancy & Fussy' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable card! That little poinsettia looks so cute in blue! Thanks for playing along with us on our Poppystamps challenge blog!

Mirella said...

Great card! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

Debi said...

Congrats on your win at Winter Wonderland. Love this card.

Jo Ann said...

This is absolutely perfect. I love the scene, the colors, die-cuts and papers used. Amazing! Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!


Sharnee Torrents said...

Great Tree step card with soooo many wonderful details!!
Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
Smiles Sharnee :)

Cathie Borowski said...

I love how you have brought all the different elements together on this card, it looks amazing. Thanks for joining for Perfectly Rustics tree challenge. Cathie DT