Friday, July 9, 2021

Holiday Candy

      Edited to add:  ...and the Winner is:  

Bunny, Mr. chose your name from the comments on my blog and that means you're the winner of the B&W Candy Jar image from the set at Jan's Digi Stamps.  Please contact me at the email address shown on the sidebar, using the email address where you want me to send your image.  :-D
Congratulations!!   NanaConnie

     Welcome to the Paper Funday "Christmas in July' Blog Hop, in conjunction with Inspiration Station.  You should have arrived here from Anita's blog but if you've missed any of the stops, you can go to the main post at Paper Funday and start at the beginning.

     I've used one of the beautiful images from a set called "Holiday Candy Deluxe" by Jan's Digi Stamps.  I'll be offering the main image in black and white as a prize for one of the commenters on my blog.  It colors up so beautifully and I chose the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.  

     Although it's not easily visible in my first photo, the candy jar itself has been fussy cut and mounted onto Pop Dots, then applied to the main candy jar image (cut with a QuicKutz die) which gives it delightful dimension.  I added a corner bit (also from the Holiday Candy set) and the sentiment at the bottom, then layered the image onto a deep green frame (also cut with QuicKutz die.)

     The background dp is from Recollections.  I dug through my scrap ribbon stash and found both the white netting and the gold metallic ribbon  I decided the dp was busy enough that the card needed nothing more than the ribbon for embellishment.

Here's a close up; a better shot for showing the dimension.



     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

     BTW, I visited the JDS store and discovered that all her Christmas sets are on sale this month.  The set I used, Holiday Candy Deluxe, is reduced from $7.00 to only $5.25!   Here's a shot of the entire set, including 12 pre-colored & B&W images, plus 5 sentiments.  You could do all the Christmas cards you need from just this one set!  :-D  



Helen said...

Beautiful - love the dimension.

Helen x

Donna Walls said...

This is such a gorgeous image and your fussy cutting skills are fantastic. Thanks for being a part of the Paper Funday Team and participating in our first ever Hop! Donna

Bunny said...

The image is beautiful and so is your card. I like the traditional colors best. [Bunny]

Teresa Arsenault said...

You did a spectacular job on that beautiful image and on your background as well.

I like using traditional Christmas colours - red, green & gold.

Margreet said...

Wow, great fussy cutting. A beautiful result!
I love making Christmas cards in both traditional and non-traditional colors.
xxx Margreet

Angela said...

Wow, I am loving that stamp set you used, so different to what you normally see.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop.
I use both traditional and non traditional colours on my Christmas cards.
Don't put my name in the draw for the prize leave it to someone else. I am on Jan's design team as you know.

Donna Ellis said...

Connie, this is so beautiful! I love those colorful candies, your magical background, and the festive feel of the holidays! It's lovely! xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is quite stunning! Love that beautiful candy jar and the whole design is so pretty. I love doing both traditional as well as non-traditional colors for Christmas.

Gail said...

A lovely colorful Christmas card with a wonderful image - I like pre-colored or black and white images, as I am not fond of my coloring skills -- you did grand! TFS and for the HOP

StampinwithAnita said...

Such a beautiful card, Nana Connie! The colors and layers are stunning!

Lisa J said...

Your card is adorable. I don't really have a preference I like reds and golds of the traditional but pinks for non traditional lol! I guess if I had to choose it would be non traditional Lisa J

Craftyhairlady said...

This is a great card and image!! I love your traditional Christmas colors. I go back and forth with my color choices and for last years cards I embossed white on white with crystal glitter and really liked that.

Monica C. said...

Beautiful card, Connie! I love how you fussy cut the jar.
I love non-traditional colors and I do use them. But it also depends on my card recipient on which way I go.
Hugs Monica

Denise Bryant said...

Love the jar of candy! Beautiful design!
I tend to use traditional Christmas colors most often!

Valerija said...

Amazing card. Love the image and all the details.
I prefer to use traditional Christmas colors on my cards.
Valerija xx

Bunny said...

Thank you so much. I'm excited to have won. The image is so cute and your card made it even cuter. [Bunny]

Lindsey said...

Beautiful colouring of this image! Great choice of paper for the background, too. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Aunty Sue said...

what a fab card love the digi and your colouring is spot on thanks for sharing at DDS

Mia said...

Beautiful, Connie! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x