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7/28/2014

Dashing Through the Snow - with DeeDee's Digis

Hip, Hip Hooray, Monday is over!!! When I worked, that thought used to really brighten my mood, as I always dreaded Monday - and even though I'm retired now, there's still a bit of psychological holdover to those blue Mondays.

Finished up a card last evening using a really cute DeeDee's Digi . It's called Dashing Through the Snow. This is the last week for the July Digi of the Month Challenge, so you still have a few days to download a digi and play along with a card. Remember: the set -- "So Cool"-- used on this card-- is available for just $1.25 this month, or FREE with your order of $10 or more. If you link up what you make with it to our challenge post by 2 August, you'll get next month's set for FREE. It's as easy as that to get this So Cool dude.

I fell in love with these adorable penguins and worked up a pretty fast card - after printing out 2 copies of the digi. Fussy cut one, did a little copic shading, adding some WoS and stickles for a little glamour. Used a stylus on the backside of the cut out to create a bit of shaping, glued it down on #2 image, which had been die cut with a Lil Inkers rectangle die.

Might be slightly prejudiced, but I think this image is just plain ole cute! Don't these little guys look as though they are enjoying the snow & having a terrific time?

-Top trim dies are: Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Salzburg ovals - decorative die on top, plain oval (red) under that. Bottom die is a Cheery Lynn Kaleidescope doily. (The SWilson die was part of a recent Crop Stop order). Each die was cut as needed to fit the area.

All papers from the Carta Bella 6x6 paper pad Winter Fun - (stash). Sentiment is part of the digi set, hand cut from a snippet using a Lil Inker V die to get it straight on the v's. Edged using a finger dauber and Memento Teal Zeal and tiny red rhinestones.

Baker's Twine & a silver Elizabeth Craft snowflake - a snippet too, clear rhinestone in the center, and Bob's ya' Oncle, and tis done.

Do take time to check out DeeDee's Digi of the Month and start building your collection now! It's that simple.

Thanks to all who provided some plant-ant suggestions! I'll let you know what we try and how it works.

I should clarify on the clogged up sprayer....this was not a 'purchased' spray. It was a bottle which had some some thickened acrylic paint dropped in it - then lots of added water. This paint had some gold glimmer in it, and I did not clean the nozzle after I last used it. So it is more Operator Error at fault here than the spray paint. Some of the Dylusions do occasionally have to get the caps removed and rinsed out, but so far (knock on wood) when caps are rinsed, it clears up the clog.

Thanks for the visit, come again when you can...always love to have your comments & thoughts. I have one more committed card to finish, then I'm going to take a little break and do a bunch of blog visits - {sigh - I'm BE-hind uh-gin}. Ya'll be good and lots of hugs. G'nite.

 

31 comments:

Maxine D said...

Love this card Mary - and they have me smiling too :-)
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Super card again Mary, just love coming bye to see what you have up next...The Journey is the Start

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cute card

Patricia said...

Great card, I totally agree ..... that image is just so darned cute. Do you see the look of enjoyment on their little faces. A Happy Christmas. Card, I just LOVE it
Hugs

Patricia xx

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderful idea to fussy cut the second penguin out. Super cute card, Mary. Enjoy your day.

Pat said...

I love the penguins Mary and the pretty die cut layers with that patchwork paper background is lovely. x

Carol L said...

You add so much fun detail to your cards, and this one is no exception! I love the snowflake and hexagon backgrounds which just scream fun to me! I love all the "snow" you added too! It sparkles and delights :)

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Adorable penquins!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun image and a cute card, love the background papers too.
Lorraine

Sheila H said...

Mary, I love your layered die cuts. The patterned papers are just gorgeous, and your coloring is superb as always. This is a fun card, sure to bring a smile to the recipient.

Bonnie said...

This is the CUTEST image! And the papers you chose are playful and fun!

Benzi said...

Yes, those penguins are soooo cute and I love your card. The hexagon paper is great. Winter will be here before we know it and so will Christmas.

Tina Campbell said...

Those penguins are a having way to much fun :) Super cute card Mary

Brenda said...

Love, love this card Momma Mary! It's to dang cute for sure. These little guys look like they are having a blast playing in the snow. I remember when I used to have fun in the snow too. Now it is just to hurtful to the joints to play in the snow. lol I'm going to get some light weight card stock and see if they will run through my printer cause I so want to play with these awesome digi's!! Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

The penguins really do look like they are having a fabulous time - very cute indeed. I love the backing papers you used on this beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute! Love the dimension you got by printing the image twice. Wonderful card for the upcoming winter months.
Lynn

Sue said...

Such a really gorgeous cute card Mary! it's lovely!!! huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

It's so absolutely adorable, Mary!! The penguins are so cute!! I love the details you added with the sparkle and the snowflake!! This is just so sweet - I love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Irish Cherokee said...

Cute, cute , cute!!!! You're right. These are two cute little fellas. Framed with a great card. Nice. Jim

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is such a super fun card and oh, so cute, Mary!!! Love the bg paper you choose to go with the image - looks great!!! There's a lot of lovely detail on this card!!!

Hugz

Hazel said...

Mary, your penguins are so cute. Love your card. Hazel xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

huloooo Mary yes so agree with you they are cute do love digis, working with them is so much fun well done, Shaz in oz.x

SarahGeorge said...

Cute cute card as you've rightly said. Your additional touches makes it even more beautiful!

Sandy said...

What a super cute card! I love the pretty papers you used because they add such a pop of color with the image. The twine and snowflake are a great touch!

SARN said...

VERY cute penguin card Mary. Love the image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Deedee Anderson said...

You did a beautiful job with this, Mary! Your card is very festive, and just love all the fun details you added to bring the scene to life!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fun image Mary, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun card. Those penguins look like they are having a great day.

crafty-stamper said...

love the fun penguin image and great B.papers
Carol x

Sarah said...

I love the expressions on the penguins faces. Too funny. I really like how you layered a couple of dies at the top of the piece. Great card.

JD/ Jill said...

Such an adorable image! I like the background that you chose!