Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daydream Designs Christmas

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope that you're all having a blessed week, and that you're enjoying the first days of December.  It's hard to believe how quickly Christmas is sneaking up on us.  I am very behind on making Christmas cards, so when I saw this darling Deck the Halls Digi Color Set from Daydream Designs, I just knew that I had to get busy.   All the beautiful images at Daydream Designs make it so easy to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and altered art projects.  You will definitely want to check out all the sweet things available there. You won't be disappointed.  For this simple card, I just printed out the candy cane with holly and berries image from the Deck The Halls Colored Digi Set on cream cardstock, inked it with Tim Holtz green ink, and then I adhered it to a patterned paper with machine stitching.  I added a rub-on sentiment to the bottom, placed some pearl accents next to the sentiment, and then attached wool felt holly and berries which were cut using the Holly Jolly Die-Cut Collection from Papertrey Ink.  I also used a Detail Glittering Technique shared in their Make it Monday tutorial, which you can find here on Nichole Heady's Blog.
Here is a link to the fun Papertrey Ink challenge, as well as the other challenges I'm entering with this little card:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-94-participants.html%20 - Nichole's Heady's Papertrey Ink Challenge - Make it Monday #94 - Detailed Glittering Technique - I used the Holly Jolly Die-Cut Set from Papertrey Ink.  You can find the link for these die-cuts above.
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes
http://www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-theme-vsc-6-challenge.html - V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 - Christmas Theme

http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-44-holiday-cheer.html - Love to Create Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Holiday Cheer

http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/12/monday-challenge-78-merry-christmas.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #78 - Merry Christmas

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/pile-it-on-49-pile-on-embellishments.html - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On Embellishments - I couldn't decide between the felt die cuts/holly and berries, or...the pearl accents, and so - I used BOTH!  Why not?

http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-challenge.html - Ribbon Girls Challenge Blog - December Challenge - Ho Ho Ho

http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-17-winter-wonderland.html - Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #17 - Winter Wonderland.  I'm joining the Design Team at Eureka in January, but until then....I sure would LOVE to win some more of their sweet images.  Come play along!
Thanks for visiting me today.  For those of you who asked about my Craft Boutiqe this past weekend, those who wished me well, and even some of you who prayed for me.....THANK YOU so very much.  I did quite well, and I am SO grateful to God for providing and for answering prayer.  It's always a fun time.  I wish you all well at your Holiday/Christmas Boutiques (for those of you selling this year).
Have a blessed day!


  1. Wow Karen!! This is just stunning!! I would love to receive this in the mail! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. This is so pretty! I love the stitching and glittery leaves!

  3. Love all the dimension! The card is a beauty!!

  4. I love this card the design is gorgeous and I love the holly. Caroline xxx

  5. This is lovely. Wonderful image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Love to Create this week.

  6. Oh so sweet, Karen. Wonderful detail and design. The stitching and embellies add just the right touch. Beautiful!

  7. This is beautiful, love those candy canes and a great touch of glitter!!

  8. So super pretty! GORGEOUS colors! So glad you joined us at My Craft Spot this week!!!


  9. Beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

  10. Such a pretty Christmas card and great attention to details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  11. Soooo pretty! Love the sparkle and the pearls! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  12. I love the traditional feel of red and white Christmas cards, and these candy canes are just lovely against your beautiful DP!

  13. LOVE your vintage red...the candy canes look wonderful. Thanks for joining us at V's sweet idea.

  14. Just beautiful! Those candy canes look yummy!Love the greenery and the pearls!

  15. This is so pretty! I love the candy canes and felt holly! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  16. classique, chic et très belle, biz

  17. Lovely layers of color & images - the glitter details are just right!

  18. Very nice traditional card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, Mary G x

  19. Karen, wow this is wonderful. What an awesome Christmas Card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

  20. wow another awesome card! I love the touches of glitter on the leaves!

  21. Wow, this is quite the beauty!! LOVE the candy canes and the pretty glitter! (: Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge!


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