Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Since I'm "snowed in" . . .

. . . I thought I'd play a few challenges and create a few more Gift Card Holders!  Would you like to see them??  (Remember you can click on any of my image to enlarge the photo for a 'closer' look.)
 
First is the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on SCS that I happen to be hosting this week.  I've asked the girls to use the color RED in this week's creation.  Could be Christmas ... Valentine's Day ... whatever ... and here's what I've created using this adorable vintage freebie offered by Crafty Secrets.  Doesn't this cute image just 'take you back in time!'

Next is a creation made for the challenge over on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #8 - Color Inspiration!  You really must check this out ... JenLee does ALL the sewing on the Belly Dancer's costumes that was used as the inspiration for this challenge ... they are amazing!!  I've used Pattie's PattiBoop Cowgirl image for my creation and have picked a few colors from the photo as my inspiration for her cowgirl outfit.  What fun!


Now for those Gift Card Holders I mentioned.  I'm still having fun putting Santa Hats on every *Wink *Wink Ink image in my collection.  Here I've used "Rosie" and "Snowbody" for my holders.  Arent' they just the cutest!!  I'm really enjoying the 'superimposing' of words & images onto other images through my MS Word 2010 software.  I have new Photoshop Elements 9 software but just can't take the time right now to FIGURE IT OUT!!  Anyone have any hints?  PLEASE pass them my way ... it's going to take me all of 2011 to figure it out I'm afraid!!

These next few creations are for the challenges over on CDAC.  You say you're not familiar with CDAC!!!  Well, click on THIS LINK and it will take you to the homepage ... you are missing a TON OF DIGI FUN and a lot of free digis too!

Here's a couple freebies offered in the Freebie Challenge CDAC12.  This cute gingerbread house was offered up by Gingerloft.  This too is a gift card holder and was colored using Prismacolor markers.  Chalk was used for the sky and a touch of glue & Deco Art Glamour Dust for sparkle on the snowy roof.

This country mailbox digi is a  freebie offered by Nettie G's Digital Gems.  I just LOVE the holiday bow around the post ... so reminds me of back home.

Next is this cute "Snowgirl" digi offered by Tiffany Doodles.  I decided to make the theme of this card 'candy canes' and think it turned out really cute!  Afterall, there's not a lot of coloring to be done on a 'snowgirl' so the use of DCWV dp, Michael's ribbon and a touch of sparkle ... dressed this cutie up just perfect for the CDAC Embellishment Challenge #12 being hosted by Tiffany Doodles.

Last ... but not least ... is a creation made for the "Vickie Quickie Challenge" over on the Nana Vic's Group of CDAC.  We were to use one of Nana Vic's images and create a card that would help make her feel better ... she's been under the weather lately.  I just LOVE this "Santa Bunny" and thought it would make her smile!  Plus I just bought the Spellbinder Nestabilities Lacey Circles and wanted to use them as a resting spot for Mr. Santa Bunny to sit in.  What do you think??  Isn't he cute!

OKAY ... I know what was a very long post ... blame it on the SNOW ... I was bored!!  But thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me through all my fun sharing!  I hope I've inspired you in 'some way' or at least made you smile!

NOW, I really must get my Christmas Cards addressed and in the mail!  YIKES ... I've never been so far behind ... is that a sign or old age or just lazy??  LOL!!   Have a happy, fun-filled, safe day my friends ... see you later!

HUGS,
Darlene

12 comments:

  1. Girl, you've been busy! What fun cards you've created today! I need to get over to Splitcoast today...been a busy week again!

    I hope you can continue to stay warm & dry INSIDE, my friend--be careful in all that beautiful snow!

    Julie

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  2. Love how you've colored Pattieboop! Thanks for joining us this week.

    Cleota
    DT Member, Team 2

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  3. Darlene - I can't stress how much I love your creations! Your coloring of Cowgirl Pattieboop is super, so perfect for our color challenge!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  4. Cute cards...just wanted to let you know that you won a prize over at the Woodware USA blog, so stop by soon to claim it!

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  5. Oh wow!! Good for us that when you get snowed in...we get "snowed" with your creations!! :) These are all just fabulous girl!! Beautiful job with everything and thanks for sharing!!HUGS

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  6. Darlene, I just couldn't wait to see what you created with my Cowgirl Pattieboop image and I must say, I LOVE IT!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations design Challenge again.

    hugs
    Pattie ♥

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  7. fabulous fun coloured Patties digi.. thanks for playing along and hope to see you again next week.

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  8. Stunning, all of them, gotta just love your humour !!
    Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creations !!
    Have a fab day !!

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  9. Oh i just love your card. You always do such a great job!!! Thanks for joining us this week at patties Creations!!

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  10. WONDERFUL CARDS, LETS GET SOME MORE SNOW - LOL - IF IT GIVES ME MORE BEAUTIFUL WORK TO LOOK AT. I LOVE THE WAY YOUR CARDS ARE FRAMED/WATERMARKED TOO. WTG DARLENE.

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  11. WONDERFUL CARDS, LETS GET SOME MORE SNOW - LOL - IF IT GIVES ME MORE BEAUTIFUL WORK TO LOOK AT. I LOVE THE WAY YOUR CARDS ARE FRAMED/WATERMARKED TOO. WTG DARLENE.

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  12. Darlene (my darleeng!!) thanks for the compliments, and now it's your turn - what a prtty little card that you've managed to make really girly with those fabulous colours (and your colouring is gorgeous)! Thanks for joining us again on PCDC this week.
    Love
    Jenlee
    PCDC DT2 Lead Designer

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene