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7/31/2014

DeeDee's Digis - Daniel's Tree

Good evening, and I'm back with just one more DeeDee's Digis card to end out the month of July.
This is the last week to participate in the July Digi of the Month challenge. The August set is ready and waiting to send to anyone who participates by the deadline (Sunday, 2 August), so don't miss out!
Edit:   My error: that should have read Sunday, 3 August. Thanks Pippa for catching this boo-boo!

This cute digi can be found right here. The set has a pre-colored image (fast card making, let me tell you & I don't work fast), line art for choosing your own colors and some very nice sentiments too. Remember that all these digi images can be resized to fit whatever size you may need for a particular card motif.

Here's what I did with Daniel's Tree:


 
(1) Inserted the digi image into a Word Document, resized this little goofball duck, along with the sentiments.
(2)Die cut the image with a S/B Label 1. Created a faux mat by cutting the outside edge of the die, using paper from a Colorbok Water Color theme pack (my $5 Walmart find - 12x12 sheets in a paper pad). I've seen Daniel's Tree used by some  of the other DT members and thought he was just the cutest guy, with a rather foolish look about him. Is he lost or what? (I've seen this look on DH's face on some of our trips...usually after we've driven miles out of our way, so maybe that's why this image appealed to me so much!). With those outstretched wings, I imagine that Daniel is saying "Ok, now where do I go with this tree?".
(3)Did a bit of shading with copics, added some spica on the scarf colors, his purple headband and his little boots.  Some Sakura Silver Star on the snow, and some Stickles snow falling. Also used a smaller Label 1 to remove the center portion of the mat.

(4) papers are from 6x6 BoBunny Mistletoe Collection (top panel) and American Crafts Peppermint Express (bottom panel).

(5)S/B In Spades border die from a DCWV 6x6 glitter pack.

(6) Memory Box stocking die - cut 2 shapes from 2 colors-same glitter pack. Clear rhinestones for a bit of bling; used part of one of the sentiments, which was shaded with just a tiny bit of DI Dusty Concord.

Easy Peasy, and the hardest part was selecting papers to make Daniel happy as he finds his way home. Hope you'll enjoy the card, and perhaps join in the fun at DeeDee's July Challenge of the month.

Remember August 2 is the deadline to participate. If you haven't discovered the  Digi of the Month challenges yet, you are missing out! Each month a featured set is offered that is available in the shop for just $1.25 (or FREE with your purchase of $10 or more). Make a project using this featured set and link it up to the challenge post, and you'll get the next month's featured set for FREE! This is a great way to build your digi collection at little to no cost, plus it gives you something fun to look forward to each month. What have you got to lose?

Thanks for popping in this evening, and come again when you have time! Many hugs.

29 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful cute Christmas ducky Mary, gorgeous papers as well come over and join my birthday candy,.The Journey is the Start

Maxine D said...

Mary this is so gorgeous - love that wee duck too :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the sentiment that goes so nicely with the cute little duck and the dp you've used, Mary!!! Love the little bits of purple added - looks great!! Very sweet card!!

Have a nice day!!
Hugz

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful and cute Christmas card Mary, love it.
Lorraine

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! love the little duck

Cathy said...

Such a cute image Mary, Cathy x

Redanne said...

I love the Daniel's tree image and you have coloured him impeccably! Great use of the faux mat too to make this really lovely card. Hugs, Anne xx

Sheila H said...

The ducky is darling, Mary. The patterns, colors and die cuts hightlight your ducky so nicely. Your whimsical card makes me smile.

Bonnie said...

Daniel is adorable and so his his tree! Great papers and sparkly accents! What a fun Christmas card!

Benzi said...

This is so cute, Mary. I had to laugh at why this image appealed to you...so funny. Love your added stocking.

Pippa said...

Loving your digi stamp cards for DeeDee's Digi's. I am a little confused by the deadline date though because Sunday is the 3rd of August! Hoping the deadline is then as I am wanting to get an entry in this month!

Pippa said...

Loving your digi stamp cards for DeeDee's Digi's. I am a little confused by the deadline date though because Sunday is the 3rd of August! Hoping the deadline is then as I am wanting to get an entry in this month!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lov this adorable Christmas card. Beautiful coloring!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! What a sweet image!! I love the coloring!! The background paper and sparkly accents are fabulous!! Love this!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Fun image, fun paper, and a DARLING card!!! Love it.
Lynn

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mary this is so cute and totally adorable love that image so much also the wonderful design and sparkle.
hugs
lorraine x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute little tree Daniel has picked out for himself. It is good he has muffs on, he wouldn't want to get a chill in his ears. Such a cutie!

Pat said...

What a cute image Mary, love the expression on his face. The die cut stocking works really well and great background papers too. A really fun Christmas card. x

Brenda said...

OMGoodness Momma Mary, this card is just too cute! I love that little ducky pulling his sled with his little Christmas tree. Love how you have added the extra shading with your Copics. I also love the papers you used and the cute frames. That glittery stocking is cute too! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

I just love this little duck hauling his Christmas tree on his little sled! Those purple boots are totally cute, and so are all the purple embellishments you added to this card! The trees in the background look perfect with this image too! Well done!

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

Wow! Cute!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I was excited to come over and see what you have created! It's so much fun to see what styles others have. Yours are lovely and fun!!! I have not experienced digi stamps. Do you need a particular kind of printer? Mine is just an ink jet printer. Does that work with Copic Markers or do the lines smear when you color? Have a great weekend!

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

Wow! Cute!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I was excited to come over and see what you have created! It's so much fun to see what styles others have. Yours are lovely and fun!!! I have not experienced digi stamps. Do you need a particular kind of printer? Mine is just an ink jet printer. Does that work with Copic Markers or do the lines smear when you color? Have a great weekend!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant image and love the explanation behind it lol and great co-ordinating papers -thank you for your lovely comments on my canvas
Carol x

Irene said...

Hello Mary,

A wonderful cutie Christmas card. Love, love the little duck he is brilliant. Gorgeous papers and embellishments.

luv
irene
xxxx

Sue - said...

Cute Christmas card! Thank you for your comment and trying to follow me twice!! Sorry I must have missed when you started following me but have now returned the compliment!

Brenda in IN said...

This is so darn cute. The little tree paper is just perfect for this duckie with his little tree. The earmuffs,scarf and boots are a hoot. Great card.

scrappymo! said...


Cute, cute, cute. Home now and getting caught up on laundry and driving the kids back and forth to church day camp.

Our lawn survived nicely...and maybe we will even get out in the garden to weed and cut back a bit.

In the meantime, I am catching up on blogs. This is such a fun little card...off to see what else I have missed.

Sarah said...

This card made me smile. The image is adorable. I really like your stickle snow and the sparkly S/B die. Super cute.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so cute...you did a fabulous job making a cute background for that great image!