Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Woods

          I'm still so excited that Deedee's Digis has found a way to stay open despite the changes in the EU VAT tax laws.  I would have missed Deedee's lovely images if she'd had to close permanently.

     Today I'm sharing one of my after-Christmas 'Thank You' cards which I designed using images from Deedee's "Winter Woods" set.  I used pre-colored images, combining two of them into one scene.


     I printed the full scene with the one deer in the snowy forest, added the 'Thank You' sentiment (my favorite post-Christmas words), and then die cut it with a square die from Spellbinders.  I did add some sparkle to the snow in the background and in the trees with some "Diamond" Stickles.  The card base is embossed with a folder but for some reason that doesn't show in the photo.

     I matted the image with black CS and printed one of the single deer, increasing the size so that he was just slightly larger than the other one in the scene.  I fussy cut him (no easy job around the antlers!) and added him to the scene so that he was standing closer and in front of the trees.  Although it doesn't show well in the photo, he's on dimensional dots.  The two bows were in my stash and worked so well together, I used both of them instead of trying to choose one over the other.

     Challenges:
Color My Heart
Craft for the Craic
Di's Digi Designs
Fairy Tale
Frosted Designs
Fussy & Fancy
Just Us Girls
Pattie's Creations
Pile It On
Polka Doodles (top row across)
Word Art Weds.  (Deedee's is sponsoring this one)

     Don't forget that we have a new Digi of the Month challenge going and if you enter it, you'll get February's digi as a freebie.  It's the start of a new year and if you go to the shop (see the information on the challenge post), you'll get the DOM set for free this month.  Use an image from the set to enter the DOM challenge, and you'll get the next one free.  We'd love to see you there this month and many months in the future.  :-D

     That's all I have for today.  It's so nice to be back in my routine after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  If I haven't visited your blog yet, I'm still getting around to everything I missed over the last couple of weeks.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


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43 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Whew, talk about a tough fussy cutting job. Your cutting skills amaze me. Fantastic card.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love your card...always love your bows and thrilled that Didi can stay open!

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the images and gorgeous bows.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Fantastic job with the fussy cutting NC!! There is something about these deer images that really attract me and I love the design on this!! ;) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely sweetie. Your colouring and layout is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Patties Creations.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxx

jimlynn said...

Great way to use that deer image! Love the way you did them together. There's another one of those cute, cute bows too! Love your card Connie.
Lynn

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful winter scene. I love the sparkle in the trees and on the snow. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Ina said...

Lovely scene you created and those deers are fussy cut so perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls.

Céline said...

really gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
hugs
céline

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful and so adorable. Fantastic and love the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Nancy said...

Lovely scene you created Connie! Those deers are cut so perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls. Hope to see you again soon!

Chasing the Dream said...

Awe beautiful winter scene, love the background and with the deer in the front. So sweet.
Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

That set is fabulous! I love your card, and love the bow set too. It is fun to travel, but nothing like sleeping in your own bed!

Milka Gubo said...

Very nice! :-D
Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight :-D
Milka GD

Elizabeth Hart said...

wow - this is a fabulous winter scene - love it!!Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gosh, this is fabulous, NC! Love how you merged the images and your design is beautiful!

Sylvie Sims said...

Love this card, the images are so delightful. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craft DT.


Joni Parker said...

Very beautiful. I love how you added the 2nd deer and thanks for explaining that...you can't really tell, but once you said it, I can see it now and it's very awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

Cherished said...

Very Pretty Card. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

P.G. Lamb said...

I love the way you composed the winter scene in your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Lori Apgar said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love the sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Judy Woodland said...

Such a beautiful winter scene. Great job on the fussy cutting, not always easy! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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Cynthia Lloréns said...

This is so cute !!!I love it !!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!
Big hugs from Brazil

Bianca said...

What a cute and lovely card! It´s so wonderfull winterlike! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

Bianca said...

What a cute and lovely card! It´s so wonderfull winterlike! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

Donna said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you combined to the scenes. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Maria Levine said...

What a lovely winter scene! Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful Thank you card Connie!! So happy you joined in the fun snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!!
Big Hugs

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Asha said...

Oh so elegant... and a perfect thank you card.
hugs, Asha

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful card Connie. Great news about DeeDee's. I know she is thrilled. Hugs, joann

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Fun In The Snow” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "FUN IN THE SNOW" Challenge #106!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Zetti said...

Wow, fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Andrea :-)

Melanie Joyce said...

A simply beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with our Tic Tac Toe challenge on the Polka Doodles blog http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-1-tic-tac-toe-polkadoodles.html x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful winter scene.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
Pauline
x
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

So cute ! thanks for joining us at Tic Tack Toe challenge http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Happy crafting Susan ( senior DT )

Eithne said...

Beautiful thank you card, perfect for this time of year :) thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic :)
Eithne
www.cardroomdelights.blogspot.ie

Gretchen Stumme said...

Beautiful winter scene, Connie. Thanks for taking the Color Dare!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Nanaconnie,

What an adorable thank you card. I just found the Deedee's Stamp of the month challenge so I'm happy they are staying open as well!

Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

Ger said...

What a pretty scene! Love that blue ribbon. . Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic