Monday, October 31, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - November 1st - 12th

Celebrate with us the "Digital Delights Twelve Days of Christmas!"


For the next twelve days we will be showcasing our 12 days.  We've got 12 amazing images representing the traditional 12 Days of Christmas with our own cute little twist. The complete set will be available for purchase on November 12th! We hope you will stop by each day and see what our Designers have been creating.


Check back here on November 6th to see my card for Six Geese A Laying!

Have a wonderful day!
NancyD

Merry Christmas from Critter Sketch

Today our challenge at Critter Sketch is to make a card using a sketch.  For my card I used this beautiful Christmas image from our sponsor Inky Impressions.


I used paper from my new Graphic 45 paper pack - Christmas Past Collection.  The image tells the whole story so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Here is the sketch to follow - really easy, right?


Care Recipe:
Stamps: Inky Impressions (thank you to our sponsor!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection
Markers: Distress Tea Dye, Copics - G03, 05, 17, B21, 26, E00, 01, 11, 15, 17, 18, Y08, 28, 29
Embellishments: Ribbon from my Scrapbook Store, SU pearls

Challenges for this card:

Have a great Halloween day and keep warm as you take out your little treaters!
NancyD

Friday, October 28, 2011

Turning Over a New Leaf

The new Paper Cutz challenge this week is Turning Over a New Leaf.  Make your card or project this week with lots of leaves.

I recently purchased a Tim Holtz leaf die with lots of different leaf types.  It is the perfect die for making the leaves I needed for this challenge.  I also have a great paper pack, Olivia, that I bought from Close to My Heart.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Thank You set (I cut off the bottom part of the sentiment)
Paper: Close to my Heart Olivia paper pack and sticker, SU Whisper White, lots of scraps of paper from my scrap box
Markers/Inks: Distress Vintage Photo (around the sentiment)
Embellishment: Leaf Ribbon, Lace, Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings leaf die, Prima flowers, brad, SU punch (for sentiment)

Challenges for this card:
Hop over to Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful pink creations for our Turning Over a New Leaf challenge.

Have a wonderful day!
NancyD

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ahoy Friend!

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges 
for a color challenge!

This week at Digital Delights we have a color challenge.  Your project must have Purple, orange, green and black and that's it!!


My project is a secret treasure trove hidden inside a normal looking box.  I found this design at Creativityprompt.com.  


I used the Pirate set from Digital Delights and an amazing Graphic 45 paper that has design on both sides which really helps this project.


Of course a box like this has four sides and a top. This provides plenty of space to put all the cute little images from the Pirate set.


I made a flower for the lid using EK Success Retro Flower punch and the leaves were cut using Spellbinders Leaves. I added a little sparkle to the petals with Stickles but you can't really tell by the picture.


Card Recipe:
Paper: Graphic 45, SU Orange and an older green
Markers: Copics of course - BV08, 13, YG93, 95, YR02,04, 09, 16, C5, 7, 8
Embellishments: Martha Stewart punch, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Spellbinders Leaves
Technique: Treasure box designed by Creativityprompt.com



The prize this week comes from our wonderful sponsor Crafty Ribbons.  The random winner will receive this wonderful batch of ribbons.





The treasure inside are these cute little drawers that I will fill with sweets.


Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations.  

Challenges for this project:

Have a wonderful day!
NancyD


Monday, October 24, 2011

Is it Time for Snow Yet?

Sure feels like snow around here.  The temperature has dropped and so have many of the leaves. Halloween is just around the corner and so is our first snow.

I have the Christmas bug early this year and you will see a lot more Christmas cards from me over the next weeks.  This card is made with a friendly Magnolia snowman. I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for my inspiration.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Snowman, SU Snowman set from 2 years ago
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Magnolia Christmas Mini Pack
Markers: Copics - B00, R37, R39 (these are my go-to Christmas red colors), Distress Weathered Wood
Embellishments: SU Twine, MS Hearts edge punch, Stickles, Hero Arts lace, cheese cloth, SU pearls, 
SU Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinders Label Four

The Stickles on the snowflake looks a little green, but it is just the light refraction.

Challenges for today's card:

I had a great Monday work day.  How about you?
Have fun stamping!
NancyD

New Stampscapes Scenes

I attended a Stampscapes class last weekend and we made some great cards.  I want to show you two of the cards we made because the techniques are so cool!

For the first card we stamped our images to make a scene and then tapped on Lake Mist and Pebble Adirondack inks with a Color Box blending stylus. This technique made a very nice dusky evening scene.  I added white highlights and Stickles to simulate a little bit of star sparkle.  I think it turned out pretty well for a beginner.


One of the amazing things about Stampscapes is that you can have 5 designers in a room using the exact same stamps and all the cards will turn out completely different. For this reason I am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges.  Our teacher Leslie, from Crafty Capers in Nanaimo gave us our inspiration, but all the cards turned out different according to the ability and personality of each of the designers.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Lakeside Cove 48E stamped twice, Bare Trees 269G
Paper: White card stock, Glossy Black and misc dp
Markers/Inks: Adirondack Pebble and Lake Mist
Embellishments: Stickles, Inkssentials Opac White pen

One of the other cards we made was a cute little ornament shaped card.  We stamped on black glossy card stock with white pigment ink to achieve the effect.


Well, those of you who have Stampscapes stamps and don't know what to do with them, I encourage you to pull them out and play.  It is the best way to learn and you will turn out something amazing that needs to be shared with your blog friends.

There aren't too many challenges out there for this type of card, but I managed a few:

Have a wonderful Monday!
NancyD

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

The new Paper Cutz challenge this week is In The Pink.  Make your card or project this week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I think almost every family has been touched by cancer in one way or another.  In my family, my husband's mother had breast cancer back in the 1960's, had surgery and lived to the age of 92!  Unfortunately, his sister was not as fortunate.  She battled breast cancer through ten years and several surgeries.  Just two Septembers ago she lost that battle. Now all the women on his side of the family have to consider whether they are next.


So, my card is in honor of my sweet, sweet sister-in-law, Barb.  Barb fought her battle with grace and beauty and was an example to her whole family.  She was a Christian so we know she is with the Lord, but we all still miss her terribly.

I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.  This brand new Digital Delights image works well with the Our Daily Bread Designs Proverbs stamp.



Card Recipe:
Paper: My Minds Eye Blush, Very Vanilla
Markers: Distress Worn Lipstick, Copics - R81, R83, R85, E15, E17, E18
Embellishments: Corner metal from Wild Orchard, Really Reasonable Ribbon, SU Pearls, Spellbinders Label One and Label Six

Challenges for this card:
Hop over to Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful pink creations for our In The Pink challenge.


Have a wonderful day!
NancyD

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch

Today's challenge over at Delightful Challenges is Halloween.

Whenever I think of Halloween I think of Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin.  So in honor of that timeless classic I made a pumpkin patch with Digital Delights characters.  Eat your heart out Linus!!


Card Recipe:
Paper: Early Espresso, craft green, orange (most likely from Michael's)
Markers: Copics - W1, 3, YR02, 04, 07, 14, R20, E01, 02, E11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 35, 53, Y02, 17, 28, 38, YG93, 95, 97, G03, 09
Embellishments: Cricut grass from Plantin SchoolBook, Sizzix grass die, Ribbon, Leaf punch, Prima pearls, Spellbinders Fluer De Lis Accents die

Staring Pumpkin Lara

Featuring  Haystacks the Scarecrow

Appearing for the first time Halloween Accessories
Special Guest Pumpkin Dumpling

Our wonderful sponsor this week is our own Digital Delights:


And the prize is a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.

Challenges for this card:


Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations.  


Have a Wonderful Day!!
NancyD

Monday, October 17, 2011

Have a Happy Dragon

Critter Sketch Challenge #87 is to make a card or project with 
Green, Pink and Black.

I made my card with a really cute image from Digital Delights - Augustus the Dragon. The name Augustus suggests that the dragon might be male, but I think SHE looks great with pink spots!  I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die to add some dimension around her head. I think it adds to her regal nature.


Card Recipe:
Paper: Rose Red, BoBunny Garden Girl Collection, Craft Black
Markers: Copics - YG 21, 23, 25, R83, Distress Worn Lipstick
Embellishments: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Label Six, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Prima Brad, Wild Orchard Corner Charms, Prima Pearls

Challenges for this card:
Have a wonderful Monday!
NancyD

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Santa's Little Helper

I have a Christmas card today!  I have been feeling more and more like making Christmas cards. The weather is turning colder, the leaves are falling off all my trees and that can only mean one thing - winter is coming!

I used one of Digital Delights new Winter Wonderland Background Scenes along with Sledding Noah and Rodney Reindeer.


I added lots of Flowersoft to the white area of the background to make it look like snow and of course I added Stickles to the tassels on Rodney's coat.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Whisper White, Sparkle Green from DCWV Cardstock Matstack,  Winter Wonderland Background
Markers: Copics E15, E17, E18, G24, G28, Y28, C5, C8, E01, E02, R20, Distress Fired Brick
Embellishments: Flowersoft, Wild Orchard Christmas ribbon, Spellbinders Fancy Tags and Oval, SU Twine, Hero Arts flower pieces, Michael's brads, Gold, Red, and White Stickles, and Prima Pearls

Challenges for this card:
Have a wonderful stamping day!
NancyD

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stop By For A Brew!

The new Paper Cutz challenge this week is Stars, Circles and Diamonds.  Make your card or project this week Halloween but be sure to include stars, circles and diamonds.


My card this week is modeled after the sketch from Mojo Monday and features Wizard Toby from Digital Delights.




My diamonds are in the background paper from Digital Delights - Spooktackular Digital Paper Pack.  My star is on the old button I included at the top. And of course, my circle is around Toby.


Card Recipe:
Paper: Spooktackular Digital Paper Pack, Bazzill peach, Kraft black
Markers: Copics - E15, 17, 18, V17, Y02, R20, C5, C7, Distress Tea Dye
Embellishments: Michael's black ribbon, BoBunny orange dots, old button from my stash, peach flower ribbon


Challenges for this card:

Hop over to Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful bony creations for our Stars, Circles and Diamonds challenge.

Have a wonderful day!
NancyD

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Into Autumn

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges for 
Fall Colors challenge!

When I made this card I wasn't thinking about the fact that I had already used this great Haystacks the Scarecrow image a couple of times. I was thinking about Fall Colors and what that might look like.  I remember all the great sparkly things and scarecrows that I see in the fields all around the island.  Sometimes a tin pie plate does as good a job as a scarecrow does at keeping the birds away.

Of course, there is also the scarecrow that Dorothy Gale comes across as she is traveling down the yellow brick road.  For her it is more than the scarecrow it is also a cross roads on her path to adulthood.


Can you spot my booboo?  I forgot to draw in the post that Haystacks is resting on. lol!!



Our wonderful sponsor this week is Cute and Paste Memories with a $20 gift certificate:


Card Recipe:
Paper: Close to My Heart Olivia set, Very Vanilla, craft Green
Markers: Copics - E15, 17, 18, Y93, 95, 97, TG23, 25, Distress Weathered Wood and Tea Dye
Embellishments: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis, EK Success Edge and Flower punch, Ribbon, Lace, Michael's brads, Prima Flowers


Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of my favorite Fall activities.

Challenges for this card:

Be sure to check out the wonderful work of the Design Team!  I am looking forward to seeing your great Dimensional projects this week.

Have a wonderful creating time!
NancyD

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tilda is Ready to Trick or Treat

My card today is using this cute little Indian (Native in Canada) Tilda dressed and ready to go Trick or Treating on Halloween night.


I made the background for her using Art Impressions stamps - Barn Window, Hay Bail and Birds. I had to finish off the barn by drawing in some lines to simulate the boards and I added a little green for the ground around the barn.

I also added a bit of cheese cloth to one side.  I see all the Magnolia blogs using cheese cloth so I thought I would try it too.  White was not quite right for this card so I used a bit of Distress Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, and Brushed Corduroy to give it some color.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Indian Tilda, Art Impressions Birds, Hay Bail and Barn Window
Paper: BoBunny Garden Girl Collection, Very Vanilla, Kraft black
Markers: The Distress inks mentioned above and Copics - YG63, YR09, YR14, YR16, W3, E08, E11, E13, E23, E25, E27, E33, Y08, Y28, Y93, Y95, C5, C7, C8
Embellishments: SU Twine, Prima Pearls, Cheese Cloth

Challenges for this card:


I will be back later today with my Digital Delights DT card.  See you then!
NancyD

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Celebrate Christmas!

Hi everyone!  I have a card late today using one of the new Digital Delights Scenic Backgrounds. These backgrounds are so cute and you get all four colors for just $2.00.  I combined the background image with one of the new 3D Decoupage sets - Candy Cane Jingles.


I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.

Card Recipe:
Papers: Whisper White, sparkly craft black
Markers: Just a little Copics R20 added to the checks, Distress Blue Jean around the edge of the ticket sentiment
Embellishments: Really Reasonable Ribbon, SU Twine, MS Winter Punch, Stickles 

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
That's all for today.  Come back tomorrow evening for my weekly Digital Delights DT card.
NancyD

Friday, October 7, 2011

Keeper of the Crows

The new Paper Cutz challenge this week is Keeper of the Crows.  Make your card or project this week with a scarecrow and you must use Orange, Yellow, Brown, Black, Blue and White.


My card is modeled after the sketch from Mojo Monday and features Haystacks the Scarecrow and the pumpkin from Fall Accessories from Digital Delights.




I tried a new technique for me and that is to color the inside of the Sizzix embossing folder with a little Distress Tea Dye ink and then press through the Cuttlebug.  I really like how it turned out - very rustic and it fits the card theme.



There is a hidden surprise - a tag with the sentiment from the Postage Stamps Sentiments pack.




Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Haystacks the Scarecrow and the pumpkin from Fall AccessoriesPostage Stamps Sentiments pack all from Digital Delights
Paper: BoBunny Timepiece Home, Glitz Design Laced With Grace Plaid, Very Vanilla, craft brown and black
Markers: Copics - B21, B23, YR02, YR04, E23, E25, Y000, Y17, YG93, Distress Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Leaf ribbon, Really Reasonable Ribbon Fall pack, craft tag from Michael's, Prima Pearls, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles




Challenges for this card:


Have a great day!
NancyD

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Skating with Snow Dumpling

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges for 
Make it Dimensional challenge!

Wendy has just released a new set of wonderful wintertime characters that you have to check out.  I used Snow Dumpling on my criss cross dimensional card.  Isn't he cute?


Our wonderful sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp with a $20 gift certificate for use in the store.


Now back to the project, gently pull out the insert to see the sentiment and write your message.  Criss Cross cards are so fun!


Card Recipe:
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Echo Park Wintertime, Very Vanilla, Sparkly White Card Stock and Snowflakes Digi Paper
Markers: Copics - E01, 02, B0000, B01, 02, C1, 3, 5, R20
Embellishments: Spellbinder Lacy Square and Oval, Michael's Snowflake brad, Stickles, Flowersoft

Challenges for this card:

Be sure to check out the wonderful work of the Design Team!  I am looking forward to seeing your great Dimensional projects this week.

Have a wonderful crating time!
NancyD

Monday, October 3, 2011

We're Expecting a New Baby in the Family!

Today is my first post for the Critter Sketch design team.  Our challenge this week, #85, is to make a card or project with this layout design. It is pretty simple and you should have no trouble designing with this as your beginning point.


I made my card for my new daughter-in-law's parents.  The kids just announced that they are expecting a baby in June and I thought that I would send the grandparents-to-be a card of congratulations.  This will be their first grand baby but it is my 6th, Woohoo!


We don't know if it will be a girl or a boy so I thought I would include both pink and blue in the card color scheme.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Kaiser Craft Magic Happens Collection
Markers: Copics - C1, 3, 5, R83, Y.6, 12, E01, 02, B23, 24
Embellisments: Wild Orchard Ribbon

Our sponsor this month is Inky Impressions:  Stop by the shop and check out all their great stamps, paper and other card making supplies!

Challenges for this card:
Don't forget to check out all the cards the new design team created for your inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!
NancyD