Friends of Happy Wen!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Noel in April!

Firstly, my countdown calendar at work is now on day 15 (working days)! Woohoooie! Come join my Retirement Party here!

For today's showcase project as a guest designer for Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bells DT Blog, I have used "Letters to Santa" which can be found at Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.
I followed the sketch over at Sketchy Colors - this sketch really inspired me! I love blue & green with a splash of brown!
I also used Stamp Fairy's digi tree stamp, printed it out on the DP and went to work on the tedious task of cutting the little buggers out!
I inked all my edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Burlap" and  used the Lost & Found DP from My Mind's Eye. Used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss my Spellbinder's nestie dies, added some stashed/hoarded Bo Bunny dotty grosgrain ribbon and Hero Arts lace. Also used my Marvy Snow marker to add the snow to the image, embossed with my heat gun.
 Did a "window" treatment to the inside of the card and instead of my usual "portrait" position, I chose "landscape" for this one.
Have a FABULOUS week!
Challenges: Sketchy Colors-#112 Sketch; Simon Says Stamp Challenge-favorite tool/cuttlebug; Critter Sketch Challenge-critters; Incy Wincy Designs-cute critters; Pile it on-"S"=snow/letter to Santa/stripes/stamps; Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog-AG; The Crafty Pad-dies; Allsorts Challenge Blog-bingo=green/stripes/blue; Christmas Stampin' All year long-fave color combo; Crafty Ann's Challenge-Christmas in March; Crafty Purple Frog-distress; Divas by Design-AG


Lozzapops said...

Wow! Love this card. Thanks for joining us at Divas. Good luck! Laura x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card this sweet image and beautiful colouring.
Debbie x

brenda said...

What a super card Wendy and so beautifully designed.

Thanks so much for joining my bingo theme at Allsorts challenge and good luck with the prize draws.

B x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card Wendy.

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is simply adorable. I love what you have done here.

Sheryl Hare said...

Great cute card. Love the design, Sheryl(Incy Wincy DT) xx

febe said...

Amazingly beautiful card with the layers, colors and sweet image. :)

gym promotions

debbi taylor said...

lovely card and such a cute image - thanks for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love that adorable image!

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


Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous, Wendy!! Amazing coloring and I love the details with the trees.


Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the scene that you have created.


happyscrapper said...

Congrats on your upcoming retirement. I am jealous. This is a beautiful card. The colors are vivid and the papers are awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish, and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt At Robyn's Fetish

Venus said...

Getting ready for Christmas? Your cad is gorgeous! I love the die cuts you have used. Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Pad.


Dawn said...

Your card is lovely! Brr we're having that kind of weather her in Scotland as I type!

Thanks for playing in the Just Die-delicious Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge and Incy Wincy Challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

Anne Kristine said...

Such a lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this time!
Hugs Anne

Carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Wendy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this time. Carol DT x

Crystal said...

This is adorable, love your colouring and those punched out trees! Thanks for joining us over at Critter Sketch this week :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. It’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Sweet Fairy said...

What a great card. So lovely design. I like the colors and that image is super cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.