Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Designer Spot

Happy Friday my friends and welcome to the last day of November!
WOW can you believe tomorrow is December 1st?
This year is sure flying!

Anyways, I'm here to share with you the creation I made as Guest Designer for this week's challenge at Through The Craftroom Door!  I can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive the email from Sandi asking me to be the guest designer at their challenge blog!  The challenge this time around is ANYTHING GOES and the sponsor for the challenge is Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Checkout this awesome Jackson digi Sandi sent me to create with.  Being in need of a holiday card gift set for a friend, I thought this image would work perfectly!  What do you think?

With the digi image being so detailed (and my eyes being older, lol), I printed out the image in a large size on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet then after coloring, scanned and printed it to the size needed for my set of cards.  This worked perfectly since I was making a set of six cards and wanted them to all be the same.

Recipe of items used:
Papers:  K&Co. Christmas dp, Paper Pizazz Music Score dp, Christmas red cs, White cs
Stamp: Hero Arts Sentiment
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, Zig markers, Cheery Lynn Designs B184 Holly Corner die, Joann's red satin ribbon, various colors of Stickles

Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle on all the tree decorations.  This was such a fun image to color and I'm sure I will use it again and again!

If you've never checked out the challenges at Through The Craftroom Door ... or their online magazine ... NOW'S THE TIME!  Jump on over and enter your creation and you just might be the lucky winner of THREE digi images from Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to enter this creation into:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes
DL.ART - Anything Goes
Inspired By Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Inspired by Stamping - Photo Inspiration using Red, Green & White
Forever Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Anything  Goes Linky Party
My Heart Pieces - Photo Inspiration (gifts)
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Merry Christmas (thanks Margreet)

SO MANY fun challenges to play along with today!  I sure wish I had more hours in my day!
BUT ... with that being said ... I have lots of happy things to do today ... so I guess I'd better get busy!
Please be sure to pop on over to Shelly's Images tomorrow when they begin their 12 Days of Christmas Party!  Lots of fun games, tutorials and prizes you won't want to miss out on!

Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by today and as always . . .


  1. Beautiful cards, Darlene...what a great idea to print a large sized first...great details...if you like you may also enter Willow Sketchie Challenges too (theme is Merry Christmas)!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Beautiful card, I always love to see the image of a tree on a Christmas card and your sis fab!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES December Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  3. Thanks for joining Willow Sketchie Darlene, hope to see you next week again!
    xxx Margreet

  4. stunning card darlene.....very traditional love traditional excellent work my friend hugs sassyxx

  5. Gorgeous card and lovely colouring of that fab image. Thanks for entering your card into our Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge, Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again for the next challenge at Forever Friends.
    Diane x

  6. Now that's a clever way to color an image! The cards are beautiful! A very pretty gift set. Hugs from FL

  7. GORGEOUS CREATION!... Great Job!
    Thanks for join us at WSC. Good Luck!
    -Sony WSC-DT

  8. Such a great card, loving the glitter! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

  9. Well, congrats to you...great card, and great idea to do it bigger and then scale it down for all the cards...geez...I never think of those things!!!...Very pretty...have a great week end my friend!!

  10. oh this is such a lovely Christmas card! thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge xx

  11. Beautiful card. I like the way you used the music piece as the strip under the ribbon. Nice touch. Very clever way to deal with making a set. I would probably do it the hard way (not anymore).
    Rae Ann O.

  12. Such lovely cards.Clever way to make a matching set.Love your paper choices too.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Visiting from DLART Linky Party. Like how you decorated the Christmas tree.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Beautifully done- love the shimmery garland you created! Love seeing both ways to add ribbon and how cool is that holly swirl!

  15. GORGEOUS card! Love your coloring and the garland is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week! Hugs, Joanna

  16. Very bright colours! Love the presents too! Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces!

  17. These holiday cards are so pretty, decked out in beautiful papers and colors, Darlene. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at IBS challenge. :)

  18. Beautiful card, great coloring of the image! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at IBS challenge!!

  19. Beautiful, love the colouring and touch of glitter. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC. Deb x

  20. Awesome card!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!

  21. Gorgeous cards Darlene, so fun and so festive. That tree is beautifully coloured!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge blog.

  22. Such a lovely traditional design and I love all the glitter! Saw your card on DL Art's Thankful Thursday challenge!

  23. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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