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Monday 3 December 2012

Daisy Doodles #73

 Over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges we have a new challenge today

Anything Goes


For my project I have used this gorgeous scene Christmas Window which you get in 3 formats. It is on sale at the moment for only $1. Go on and treat yourself, you know you want it J

Head over to the Daisy Doodles Store to check it out and all the other great digi’s that are available !

 This is probably one of the most elaborate decoupage jobbies I have done using a digi stamp. As soon as I first saw this image I could picture the different layers I could create adding a lot of depth to the card.

I started with a sheet of brown A4 card as my base. Printed off some brick patterned paper, a freebie from Kinley Scraps which is still available here

The Christmas Window image was printed many times, layers as follows:-

Bottom (layer 1) - Window frame on patterned paper (for wallpaper) stuck to a
card base covered with brick paper.

Layer 2 - Window frame and tree only (with glittered star & baubles)

Layer 3 - Window frame and Curtains

Layer 4 - Window Frame & Robin (with puffy paint snowdrifts)

Layer 5 - Window ledge and Robin

Layer 6 - Robin

All layers are stuck together with a thin dimensional foam so even though there
are so many layers it is only 2cm thick. There is a close up below which shows the layers better. In hindsight it may have been better to use a thicker foam to see the layers better but I didn’t want to make it too thick and heavy so opted for the thinner version.

I am really chuffed I was able to pull this idea off. It was fiddly to cut out
at times, I had to be very careful not to rip the window panes but it has come out so
well I amaze myself sometimes.

I hope you will pop over to the blog to see the lovely creation on there from my DT Team mate Emma and we look forward to seeing your entries in for our Challenge.

I'll see you again next time with another lovely Daisy Doodles design.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Digi Paper – Roger Rabbit by Kinley Scraps
Designer Paper – Back to Basics Christmas by Dovecraft
Embellishments – Stickles glitter glue, Woodware applique puffy snow, sentiment from stash
Tools - Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 3d tonnes of foam tape
Techniques – Decoupage

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Emily Lauritzen said...

Fabulous card! I love that you took a single stamp and layered it up like that! It looks wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.
<3 Emily L.-DT

Eileen said...

What a great project, yes it worked really well. That little robin is the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter 'Christmas is Coming' challenge, and good luck
Eileen x

Lisa said...

This is a fun and creative card! I'm not sure what sketch you used but we'd love for you to join us again at Papertake Weekly :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely window card, Mandy. That looks like a real brick wall.
Thanks for playing again at Avadares Challenge blog. You can enter unlimited times when you use an Avadares images, including this month's adorable mouse digi.
Blessing hugs,

Sassy Raggedy said...

Great card Mandy. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Dreja said...

Oh, das gefällt mir sehr sehr gut. Toll gemacht.

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

iReneM said...

A great card, Mandy - well worth all that fiddly cutting out.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Ann Whitfield said...

Lovely card Mandy, I love how the robin looks like he's trying to get a peek inside the house! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Cheryl said...

Such a great scene! I love all the layers.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you have layered up that fabulous image and the colours are beautiful.

Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge


michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Sherry Eckblad said...

This little scene is just too cute. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

Laine said...

Wow, such a lot of work in this card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.

Lena Katrine said...

Another great project!!! Thank you so much for entering our colour challenge at Sketchy Colors this week :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Janice said...

Lovely scene you created. Thanks for sharing at Stamp Your Life!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Mandy. Lovely scene. I spotted you over at MIM and popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Momente auf`s Papier gebracht said...

hello mandy,
a great card, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, greetings from sonne

Chris Dring said...

Love this card! TFS!

Donna said...

Another lovely card...thanks for playing along with the Fire & Ice challenge at Drunken Stampers this week.

Jodie Mackrell said...

lovely card! thanks for joining this weeks challenge at catch the bug!


Billie A said...

Very pretty card. I love the details the colors and the whole card is awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug.

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love the dimensions you have built into this card,it looks fab.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Katie Skiff said...

This is great too - Thanks for playing with us Drunken Stampers.

Wattage said...

Lovely Christmas card - thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Holly Young said...

Mandy this is darling! I love your brick background and the dimension to your window scene. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

Margaret said...

Lovely window card, Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.

GiGi said...

This is such a cool card! I love the brick background and the snow filled sills! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



G8country life said...

Hi Mindy,
Gorgeous card! Love all the layers.We're so glad you share with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck this week, hope to see you next week also : ) Elisa DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Mandy,
Wow that is a lot of challenges. I can't keep up with checking up on the ten I enter at a time never mind so many at once. Your card turned out really well.

I wanted to reply to your comment you left on my blog but couldn't find an email address for you so I'm leaving my note here. First, thanks for following the link from Ike's. She was really sweet to post a link to my blog. It was my honour to include her in the showcase just as I felt it was my obligation to write about Jessica's situation. I'm so glad you were able to help her out. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my post and for becoming a follower. I really appreciate your interest in my blog. I hope you continue to enjoy my future posts.

Lisa D.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Glitter and Sparkle Challenge. Good luck in the draw. Diane x

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a neat card! LOVE how you made the window! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Unknown said...

I love to look through windows and see how everyone decorates their Christmas tree. This is a fab card and love the memories it brought back. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the window idea!Thanks so much for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.Love how you've layered the image up so effectively and the snowy details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love this card. Very cool the way you have created the open window scene. It's so effective. Thanks for joining our snow challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Rose said...

love the added snow in the window!!! so glad you joined us on SYL

Laine Kammeraad said...

Wow Mandy your card is beautiful and your coloring is Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us this past week at Tammy's Scrappin Corner. We hope you will join in the next challenge.

Hugs and smiles

DT - Tammy's Scrappin Corner

By the way - I love your blog and am now your newest follower. I will be back for another visit.

Andrea said...

What a lovely scene! Thaks a lot for joining our Stempelsonnenchallenge,
hugs, Andrea

Sonia said...

Hi Mandy
I love your xmas card... Absolutely Beautiful. Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful card. Love the pattern paper. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Annie said...

This is beautiful, I love the christmas window scene, so sweet. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Ann xxx

Mari K. said...

Just lovely! Thanks for joining us in the Stamp Your Life Anything Goes challenge

Unknown said...

Fantastic card! I just adore the brick background! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challnge.
Hugs and sunshine,

Mema's Crafts said...

Another fabulous card! Thank you for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and I hope to see you for more monthly challenges. If you haven't already done so, remember you qualify to enter your name for our $50 shopping giveaway via e-gift card. Good Luck!
DT Member - 613 Avenue

Angela said...

Cute, cute, cute! Another great entry! You did a fab join with the layers...the little birdie is a wonderful touch!

So glad you could join us in the Great Impressions Stamps December Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Angela said...

Cute, cute, cute! Another great entry! You did a fab join with the layers...the little birdie is a wonderful touch!

So glad you could join us in the Great Impressions Stamps December Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hello Mandy. Me again only this time it is to come over and congratulate you on yet another win. This time I saw your name when checking up on the winners over at The Crafty Blogger's Network. This card certainly deserves it's day in the winner's circle!