Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nutcracker Christmas

     Here's another of the cards I did using a set from Deedee's Digis.  In case you haven't heard the sad news, Deedee's is going to be closing at the end of the year.  I've so enjoyed my time on her DT and I'll miss seeing new sets from her each month.  But for you folks, this means that you can get those "Wish List" sets you've wanted for 75% off!  Every set in the store is less than a dollar.  How can you beat that?!

     For this card, I used the "Nutcrackers" set.  You'll see a couple more of these from the set on some tags I made and I'll share those later.


     The image is fussy cut and adhered to the red, die cut, CS.  I used an embossing folder (Darice) on the glittered CS background piece (a scrap from another project) after it was cut with a die from Spellbinders. The sentiment was done with a computer font, then hand cut and mounted.   Everything was mounted using dimensional dots for depth and texture.

     Ribbon and hand tied bow are leftover scraps also and the green snowflakes are punched out pieces, scraps which I had tossed into my stash for use later.

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge (March of the Toy Soldiers)
Aud Sentiments
Cards in Envy
Christmas Card Challenge
Come and Get It
Crafty Catz
Crafty Girls
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Creative Moments
Cuttlebug Mania
DL.ART Thursday
DRS Designs
Glitter n Sparkle
Graph'It
Jingle Belles
Melonheadz Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Quirky Crafts
Star Stampz
Whimsy Inspiration
Winter Wonderland

     I'll have another post later today so be sure to stop by again.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

 Nutcrackers

21 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my I love the die you have used in the background and what a fabulous image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

So sorry to hear about her closing her store! I know you have enjoyed using her images. Your card is so festive and fun! Love the beautiful embossed frame around your image! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the festive Nutcracker theme. Like the embossed background. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

lauren bergold said...

such a super-cuuuute & festive christmas card, not to mention a great use of your "holiday leftovers"! thanks for joining our festive feast at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

jimlynn said...

He's a handsome dude for sure! SOOOOO cute and pretty! Love those green snowflakes too. A great card Connie.
Lynn

~ginny said...

Fun design Connie! I like the embossed background and the choice of images on this one kiddo! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG + a Sentiment challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Cumbrianlass said...

I love this card NC the image is fabulous
Hugs Janet xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Cute little Nutcracker Soldier! What a shame about the shop closing! Anotherone bites the dust!
Hugs
Dawn xx

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

So cute just love it thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, amazing images, sorry to hear she's closing up her shop, such a loss of a great designer.
Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
DL.ART DT Member

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous texture and detail on this card, love it.

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your nutcracker bear and the pretty background of this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous embossed texture ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

Jennifer Greco said...

I was so sad to hear about DeeDee's. Always such sweet and fun images to play with. Love your Nutcracker card, I like the embossing and all the die cuts. THANKS for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again soon!
Jennifer, DT

Helene Siermans said...

Great card! So sad to hear about DeeDee´s I like her sweet little images too.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!
Nick

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Sweet card. Love the nutcracker image. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends. AJ MH DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with a sentiment” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Swissie said...

Great embossing and a lovely nutcracker :)
thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie

Kimbo said...

Great card and I love the embossing

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

LisaM said...

Love the embossing and Nutcracker on this cute card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous nutcracker image, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Star Stampz Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Star Stampz Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}