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Saturday 22 February 2014

DS4J Christmas Challenge

Over at Digistamps 4 Joy there is a Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge all about Christmas, my favourite type of cad to make. I had this image My 1st Christmas by Margaret Keiser for  the February challenge as a reward for completing January’s.

Now I have to admit I would not have chosen this image having never coloured a dinosaur before but I have to admit once it was coloured it really grew on me. I used my Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used my blending pen to stipple the ‘skin’ so that it created lighter patches. I do think it adds a textured look to it that is better than leaving it plain and gives it more character. 

With those eyelashes I figured this is a girl dinosaur so added some twinkle to the fur on the hat, gold stickles on the bauble and some glossy accents to the spots. I used a Nestabilities die to cut the image out.

The card blank is from Craftwork Cards and has the corners cut out. I used a text based paper from DCWV and cut the corners out to emulate the shape of the blank. Finally I added some gorgeous little dinosaur stickers that I bought from the local Pound shop. They were really glittery and had little gems on them. They look to me like little babies so Mommy dinosaur is entertaining the twins…..a bit like my Great Niece entertaining her 4 month old twins so this will be their Christmas card this year

I am looking forward to taking part in the challenge next month and getting the opportunity to build up my stash of Christmas cards. Thankyou DS4J for running this progressive freebie challenge J

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – 6” Square Craftwork Cards Blank
Digi Image – My 1st Christmas by Margaret Keiser
Papers – The Christmas Stack from DCWV
Tools – Nestabilities  Lacy Squares die, Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Embellishments – Glitter dinosaur stickers, stickles glitter glue, Glossy Accents
Techniques – diecutting,

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


Dreja said...

Oh, was für ein süßes Motiv und eine wundervolle Karte.
Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Kuni said...

A beautiful card and a very sweet image. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute and beautiful card Mandy.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Unknown said...

This is such a cutie =) Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck =)
Marylee DT x

Sternenglanz said...

das ist ein wunderschönes Kärtchen!
Und ein total süßer Dino!!!

Danke das Du bei AF mitmachst

liebe Grüße

Shuly said...

oh this is ADORABLE!!! oh those eyes with big lashes and sweet smile! what a pretty image!! and i love the way you presented it!! great coloring, great background paper !
the stickers are perfect and i also love the shape of your card, yep your project grew on me too!!
♥I'm glad you shared it on Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog♥
Shuly DT

Marina said...

By coincidence, I was colouring dinosaurs in with my little boy earlier, and we were discussing that nobody really knows what colour they were, so they could be purple or pink....
This is a cute and unusual Christmas image and I love the background paper you've used, the card shape and the glitter stickers.

Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

Melissa Czapor said...

Fantastic Work!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!! Hope you join us again soon!

Debbie said...

This is really cute!! The stickles and glossy accents really make it pop!!
Thanks for sharing with us at DPDC43!!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the white and green with touches of red.
Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of March.

You might also like to enter this beautiful Christmas card over at Lisa’s Linky Party as there are some lovely prizes up for grabs each month.
{Decosse’s 12 months of Christmas Link Up}

{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us and preparing for that Special Time of Year
hugs Kate xx
Winter Wonderland DT
ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

Unknown said...

Adorable, cute and love the bright colours...thanks for joining in our challenge of dies/punches and good luck..
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Jackie C said...

Adorable. Great design with a wonderful image.
Hugs Jackie DT ds4j x

Unknown said...

I LOVE this!!

karalschuknecht said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Animal Friends." Good Luck.

Karal DT for Eureka Stamps
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Unknown said...

Awwww how adorable! That little image is just too darn cute! LOVE! Thank you for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

Unknown said...

Awwww how adorable! That little image is just too darn cute! LOVE! Thank you for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

Gemma said...

Fab card
Thank you for joining us at cards galore challenge 2
Gemma DT x

rachel said...

Gorgeous card - love the fab papers - and cute image - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Anonymous said...

CUTE! WOW are you gonna be ready or what! Your card is a great inspiration and so much fun! Thanks for joining the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge this month!

Dorte said...

Suca a little cutie you have used for your Christmas card.
Thanks for joining our 'D for Die cuts' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
hugs Dorte x

Shelly said...

This is SO cute! Love this Dino!

Thank you for sharing your sparkle with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper February challenge. x

Nicole Bretherick said...

awww so cute!! thank you for joining us over at TSB Nicole DT xx

Nicole Bretherick said...

gorgeous card!! thank you for joining us over at TSB Nicole DT xx

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! I love the bling you added to the dinosaur! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Anonymous said...

Das ist ja süß geworden
Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
GLG Tamesis

Unknown said...

what a cute card! Love design. Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Mary said...

Hi Mandy! What a super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Keep it Simple" challenge. I hope you get to join us again for your next challenge.

Mayras Designs said...

What a cute and fun Christmas Card !!!Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin'Desert Divas !!

Mayra DTM