Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas....

Thankfully, not too much like Christmas!  I would gladly keep our streets snow free for as long as possible.  However, I do really need to crack down on my Christmas cards....just about a month left to make them!  That's why I was very excited for this week's Digi Doodle Shop challenge.  This week we want to see.....red and green!


I used the fabulous Christmas Ornaments, which can be found here.  Aren't they pretty?  You can do so much with them....make them all one or two colors for an elegant look, make them all sorts of different colors for a fun and funky look... the possibilities are endless!  Some of my favorite Christmas memories are of decorating the tree with the family... Christmas music on the stereo (usually the Muppet Christmas....mom loves that album).  I colored mine with Spica glitter markers.  I Just LOVE the sparkle.  The green paper and holly paper are from DCWV.  The gold paper is from We're Stampin' Mad...just had to add some gold for a little extra oomph! =D  The ribbon and bells embellishment are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo, and was stamped with Distress Ink in Pine Needles.

So, you think you can play along with our color challenge?  Hop on over to the Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog to check out the amazing creations by the rest of the team.  

Remember, you don't have to use a Digi Doodle Shop stamp, but if you do it will be entered twice.  Also, you can enter as many times as you want...as long as it's with a new card/project each time.  Plus, all animal stamps are 25% off for the month of November!  PLUS, if you spend $7, you'll get one of these fabulous images:


and a chance to support Pet Pardons! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wags 'n Whiskers: Christmas Themed
Totally Gorjuss: Christmas Traditions
Digital Tuesday: Christmas Time
Heart Song Inspirations: Gold or Glitter

33 comments:

Judy said...

This is so very pretty hun. I love that you framed the stamp image, and the paper is perfect. Love the sentiment and embellishment. Wonderful job!

xx

Sara I. said...

You've colored the image beautifully and lovin' those bells!! I'm on Christmas Card Crackdown, too!! ~hugs

Doreen said...

Love what you have done here.xxx

Tammy said...

Lovely Christmas card! Love the image and your beautiful coloring.

Denise and Louise said...

So pretty - love the backing paper and the bells embellishment.
Hugs
Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very stylish sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lau W said...

Love Christmas time !!! And your card is perfect, so pretty !
xxx

Carla S. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Starla! I love the little ornaments! Very festive design!

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card ,love the papers and the bells finish it perfectly
tracey x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Trina said...

You know they say great minds think alike! I love how you used that paper in the back. I have that paper too and am wondering how many Christmases will go by before I come close to using all of it! That ribbon is perfect with your image!

bettand said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the elegant look with those fab papers and those little embellishments. The image is coloured perfectly as well. Hugs Bettina

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely card! THanks for playing the DTC this week!

Linda said...

Great coloring on all those little details. I agree on the versatility of this digi! Hugs, Linda

Pat N. said...

Very pretty card, and what interesting ribbon!--Pat N.

Soul Sanctuary said...

Gorjus card! Especially the joy fond is lovely. Cheers !

Melissa S. said...

Oh...I like this. Very traditional colors and image. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a FABULOUS holiday card! love the image and your colors!

so? how u b? sure hope all is well. think of you often.

hugs :)

Samantha said...

Lovely card really like that stamp too, Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Christmas Traditions challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Lynn Weber said...

oh, girlfriend- this card is soooo pretty!! I totally love traditional xmas colors, heck I love everything Xmas-lol!!! The yellow is the perfect touch too, it brings out the red & green!!! Awesome image & I love how you matted it & added the ribbon!!! Sounds like you are going to have the same type of enjoyable weekend I am, I'm sooo looking forward to surrounding myself w/scrapping goodies-lol!!! I hope you have a wonderful time w/family & a very safe & enjoyable Thanksgiving!! I'm thankful for you, my friend!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Lynn

PresentStorm said...

how pretty! I love the bells, very cool! TFS

*hugs*
Tracy

Liva said...

Veru nice card!
Hugs,
Liva ❤

Karen said...

Great card Starla, love this image too.
xx

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous! Your background paper and the stamp make for one beautiful card.

Hugs, Lori m

Cely said...

beautiful as always, starla! love that 3d ornament cabochon!

Julie said...

How pretty!
Hugs,
julie

Rosie said...

Hi Starla! Love the card! I'm finally getting back into the swing of things! After I decorate my house Friday, I'm getting down in my scrap room and cranking out lots of Christmas cards and projects to give as presents. Happy Thanksgiving!

Pami said...

Such a beautiful, traditional Christmas card! Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

ahlers5 said...

This turned out very pretty. I really like the layout. I just got this image this past weekend. You'll be seeing it sometime soon.
Diane

craftybunny said...

Beautifully colour coordinated. Everything works so well together.
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Starla, that image looks terrific so do the papers and design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

WeirdCat said...

You've done a fantastic job with this image, the whole card is wonderful
Ruth x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so pretty! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining us at the Wags ‘n Whisker’s CHRISTMAS themed challenge and please come back again soon!

Darlene
Wags ‘n Whiskers DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Hope you’ll stop by for a visit!