Thursday, December 3, 2009

Santa, Don't be mad! - A new Christmas Card and tag from a brand new Artist!

Happy Thursday!
I'm honored to show you a new from a wonderful new designer!
Faith has been a friend of mine for a couple of years now and I've always admired her cards not matter which stamp company design she used. She can make a classic card, a funny card, a religious card, it doesn't seem to matter, I love them all!
Recently she decided to take her art to the next level and she's now designing her own digital images!
Designed 2 Delight is only just getting started but already the images are so good I know I'll want them all!
When Faith asked me to make a card using one of the new images I jumped at the chance and I hope you like the result.
Here is the gorgeous stamp I chose to use.

Be sure to read all the way to bottom of the post for a great discount just for being here!
I used a few challenges (17!) along the way to help me :)
I chose the sketch at Mojo Monday as my starting point.
365 Cards Day 273 want you to use Damask so I embossed the border strips with a Damask style embossing folder.
Color Throwndown had a color combo of Olive, Red, Brown/Cream and Pink
Rosie Dees wanted Red and Green and a bit of Bling!
Incy Wincy wanted Red and Green too
Opus Gluei had the theme of Holiday Bliss with anything relating to the Holiday Season
Creative Card Crew had a Christmas theme and so did Digital Tuesday and Stamp With Fun
Everybody Art wants to see Stitching
Jacksonbelle wanted a Christmas card so did Practical Scrappers and Paper Make Up as well
Creative Inspirations wanted a Christmas Card with matching tag
Paper Cutz had an open theme
Ok, now I'm really pushing it with this challenge Flutterby Wednesday had an open theme as long as the image is a Fairy, Butterfly or Angel. Well as this little guy has a halo he must be angel really, mustn't he? LOL And if he is then he fits with the challenge of Angels at Crafty Catz too!

This is one of the great things about digital stamps, you can print them in any size you like so if you want a card and matching tag you do this easily!
I colored the images with Copic's.
The dp are Basic Grey.
The Holly accents are from Hobby Lobby and the rhinestones are from Michaels $1 spot.

Here is the card on it's own.

Inside I added an additional sentiment, I hope it makes you smile :)

This matching gift card turned out so cute!

Don't you feel sorry for Teddy gettingcaught red handed? LOL

This was a "one off", I'm not on another team ;) but I hope you enjoyed this card.
If you'd like to purchase the image for yourself Faith has offered a discount to anyone coming from this blog. You simply use the coupon code "katiesfriend " for a Buy One Get One Free discount!
Designed 2 Delight
This code will work for just the first 50 times and expires on December 10th at 11.59pm so hurry and get your stamps while the discount is available.
Also with it being digital stamps there's no waiting for them to be shipped, you can start playing as soon as they arrive in your inbox!


pinky said...

Katie this is just gorgeous, love your sentiment, did make me smile lol.

Faith S. said...

Katie, thank you so much! You are such a great friend, and I LOVE the sentiment you came up with for the inside of this card! So creative!! This card and tag are beautiful. :) I never thought of being able to make a matching set like this since the images can be resized. Wonderful!

cheryl said...

oh really love this its really stunning thanks for joing us at incy designs this week and do hope to see you again love cheryl xxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Oh my! What beautiful cards and such a wonderful image. Love the 'oops' and the apology to Santa sentiments!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. Hope to see you again soon.


NGCARDS said...

Great work! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Sherri said...

Such a sweet little card!

Christine said...

Cute, fun card! I love how you colored the bear (I don't have that gift!!!) Thanks for entering this at Practical Scrappers!


Hi Katie
Gorgeous cards love the image,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Danni said...

Awww, so sweet!! He's adorable! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Tina said...

How cute! This is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Carol L said...

How incredibly CUTE is this card with it's own matching tag? Your coloring is fabulous and my brain is exhausted just from seeing how many challenges you combined into this one card!! Your coloring is perfect, and the sentiment is perfect with the image!

Jana said...

Really cute card. Love all the bling. Thanks for playing with us at Opus Gluei.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just adorable, a teddy that so wants a cuddle. great papers and layout too. janex

brenda said...

Hello again Katie

Another beautiful card and what a sweet teddy, your colouring is brill.

Thanks for your mail, pleased it was some comfort.

Thank you for joining in at Rosie D's.

carol said...

hi...your card is wonderful, thanks for joining in with crafty catz challenge this week, x carol

coldwaters2 said...

Katie this is totally adorable and such a wonderful design thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.

Lorraine x

Kimberly S said...

What an adorable little bear, and such gorgeous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Michelle said...

ohhh a teddy bear angel! How cute! So glad you were able to play along with the FBW challenge this week!

Alex said...

Wonderful card - makes me smile! The UUPS is so clear to read in his eyes ;O)
Thanks for joining this weeks EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge with this adorable card! So beautiful and so sweet!

Saskia :)

Caroline said...

awwww this teddy is sooo cute! thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week! x

Davi said...

Love you creations. The great texture and the embellishments make a great card. :)

kris said...

Sweet Angel bear!!! he's so cute!! thank you for joining us at Flutter by! hugs, Kris

Christi Flores said...

How sweet!! That image is the cutest!!!

tanjaak said...

Sooooo cute! Thanks for joining our Christmas themed challenge at Stamp with Fun, hope to see you take part in the next one aswell.

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Your coloring makes it special as does all the embossing and embellishments! Thanks for including the CTD in your challenges!