Thursday, November 3, 2011

Santa's Helper

We're celebrating winter this week over at the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog.  I did this card backwards from the way I usually create.  I wanted to use this DP with all the antique toys on it.  It was from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection.  When I went shopping at the Digi Doodle Shop, I found this little girl and she matched the paper perfectly.

I used my Copics to color it up, but I sure had a hard time photographing it.  The dress and stocking and Poinsettia are all in red, but when I photographed it they look brown like the fireplace.  I printed and colored two fireplace grates and logs.  Cut one out and popped it up with foam tape for dimension.   I used White Opal Stickles for the candles with Yellow Buttercup Stickles for the flames.  The flower pot is colored with a gold gel pen.  The sparkly red organza ribbon is from my stash and the lace is Recollections.

Would love to invite you all over to the Digi Doodle Shop this month.  There is a sale going on on all animal stamps.  You normally get 2 free digis with a $5.00 purchase, but this month you get 2 free digis (and they are precious, I promise) with a $7.00 purchase.  We are donating $2.00 from every $7.00 purchase to Pet Pardons.  This is an organization that pardons pets who would otherwise suffer from cruel deaths. You know I am a pet lover and I know how many of you are too.  I see pictures and stories of your pets on your  blogs.  Be a pal, treat yourself to some digis, help our 4 legged friends and then enter our challenges.  I have two links posted on my sidebar for your convenience too.  They will be there for the entire month of November.

Remember this challenge theme is winter.  You can enter as many times as you want and you do not have to use a Digi Doodle, but we would love you too and in November so would the furry creatures.


20 comments:

  1. Linda this is fantastic and I adore the papers they are great.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  2. This is fabulous,love the colours.xxx

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  3. The Poinsettia flower is a Marianne Creatable die.xxx

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  4. Beautiful card Linda. Your coloring of the sweet image is beautiful! Great DP!

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  5. Beautiful card Linda - love that DP you used. Gives the card a real old fashioned feel.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  6. Oh this is beautiful Linda!
    Hugs Heidy

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  7. Your coloring is awesome! The fireplace looks like is made from a real marble! And I really like the backing paper - goes with the image so well!

    Hugs,
    Zlatina

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  8. Wow this is just gorgeous. Love that paper. Gonna have to get it myself now;) Beautiful scene you've created with a lace underneath to underline it;) Love that bow too. Hugs Bettina

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  9. Love it hun as always - Great bow
    Huge hugs
    Sarah x

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  10. Love the rich colours and those perfect papers.Beautiful card.
    Lisa x

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  11. thats how I always start Linda, paper first then image....oooohhhhhh drool I love love love Graphic45 dont you and your so right about this image being perfect for it...thanks for leaving that lovely supportive comment on my blog, it meant a lot to me
    Mina xxx

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  12. This is so wonderful! I love the rich colors, and that dp is perfect! Very vintage. Love it!

    xx Star

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  13. Oh I love the rich colors on this card. It looks so cozy and gives me a warm feeling. Beautifully done!

    xx

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous Linda, I am so loving those papers and you were right the image is perfect for them, the colours and design make me feel a little nostalgic, love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  15. Gorgeous Linda, love the colours and papers you've used.
    xx

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  16. Beautiful card! What a great image. I love the papers you used.

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love the vintage papers and your coloring rocks!
    hugs,
    julie

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Happy Crafting, Linda