Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Challenge #56 Digi Stamps 4 Joy Midway Inspiration.

Good morning everyone!

I hope the start of your week has gone well so far. Thank you all for your lovely comments in my previous posts. Very much appreciated!  Id also like to welcome my new followers.  Thank you so much for your time in following my blog.

Ok now this is my first DT post for Digi Stamps 4 Joy. You can find the link to the challenge and blog here: DigiStamps 4 Joy Blog

Now the theme for this challenge is "Baby it's cold outside" but with a recipe of : 1 Image, 2 patterned papers and 3 snowflakes. You can interpret from the theme what you feel the title is but please make sure you follow the recipe.

We also have a Guest Designer for our midway inspiration , please hop over to the blog and see her stunning creation.

The image I chose for my card for this theme is called "Mr Snowman" and you can find this adorable image here: Snowman Digi Stamp from Digi Stamps 4 Joy Shop

You can also have a look at the store which has many affordable Digi Stamps and more and if your lucky you might just catch a freebie. The owner Margaret gives out a Freebie every Friday but you have to be quick as they are only up for a few days.
Click on the link to take you to the store: Digi Stamps 4 Joy Shop

Plus every Sunday there are new releases out which will always be featured on the blog.

I used a different and unique card for this challenge, one I've never seen before. You can find the tutorial here: Box Card Tutorial

Front View of Card:

The materials I used for this card:

A4 Card stock used for the base to make the Card itself
Patterned paper from a HunkyDory Kit, there is another patterned paper inside behind the snowman
Blue and blue and white lace bought from Ebay
Snowman Digi Stamp from Digit Stamps 4 Joy Store
Blue spotted ribbon from my stash
Die cuts (three snowflakes) from spellbinders die and Scroll from Joy Die
Patterned Borders from a kit which were already die cut
Glitter glue and Ribbon die cut Buds from my stash
The small flower at the front is from a Joy die which cuts three die cuts which you then arrange together to create the flower

Close up of Image:

If you fancy joining an open group and meeting new crafters , chat , get some tips on crafting , techniques, colouring, challenges and even a few tutorials then why not join this site: Priscilla Styles Web Site It's an open group and anyone can join. On the site there are many groups you can join too. we have a Digi Stamps 4 Joy open Group where anyone can join, we are all friendly and welcoming , so why not pop along and come and join us. Just go to this group: Digistamps for Joy, if you can't find it here is the link: Priscalla Styles Site , Digistamps 4 joy Group and then in the top right hand corner click on join group.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges please:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Snowflakes

Totally Gorjuss Challenge blog - Oh no snow

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Dies and punches

No Matter with Challenges Blog - Christmas

Red Carpet Studios challenges - Snowman

Emerald Faeries Challenges - Christmas

ABC challenges - Let it snow

Artistic Inspirations Crafts Challenges - Anything goes

Cheery Lynn Designs challenges - It's the season

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenges - Anything goes

Crafty Boots Challenges. - Christmas

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Merry Christmas

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Anything goes

Fashionista Challenges - Winter

Houseman Challenge Blog - Let it snow

IncyWincy Designs Challenges - Christmas with snowflake

Lexis Creations Challenge Blog - Snow

Crazy Challenge Blog - Christmas time

Theirs magic in the air challenges - Snowman or anything Christmas

Totally Stampalicious challenge blog - Anything goes

The Pretty little Ribbon Shop challenge blog - It's Christmas

I hope you all hop on over to the blog and join in the fun.  Would love to see your creations.
Also please go and see all of the other DT Stunning Work as they are just fabulous!

I hope you all have a fantastic day
Crafty Hugs
Sharon xxx


Desire Fourie said...

Sharon this is gorgeous. Love the 3D effect and the snowman is so cute.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

Patricia said...

Awww!! Sharon, he is just gorgeous, what a beautiful snowman. Have to say I think he is the best Snowman Image I have seen this year. Wonderful colouring and a great 3D effect, Love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Sharon the snowman is adorable and I love the layout and colours. Caroline xxx

Christine Harrop said...

I love the way you experiment with different folds etc Sharon!! This card is great, and the snowman is fabulous. Christine x

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Sharon. I love the design and that snowman is gorgeous. I really enjoy visiting your blog you always come up with such clever and unique designs and the detailing you add is fabulous


Crafty Lark said...

Fantastic design, I love your 3D effect and that snowman is gorgeous. xx Flora

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, WOW, you have excelled yourself, I love this card, the snowman is absolutely gorgeous.
It is 12.12.12 today, and it's my Birthday too, yippeeeee xx
Lots of love from Patricia xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning and gorgeous christmas card Sharon.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

hi and what a lovely card i wanted to say a big thank you for using my tutorial and linking to my blog i think you used it to full affect well done.
Aj aka the male card maker x x

Carole S said...

Stunning card Sharon, such a lot of love and hard work gone into this DT card, I did the GDT this time ( first time ever), Great work and great blog. love Carole lockhart Stuart. :)XXX

marion said...

Such a cutie, love it, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Kathy Bradley said...

What an adorable creation. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air.

Doreen said...

This is beautiful.Thanks for sharing with us at

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very unique card. I just love it. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

Kim said...

Beautiful very creative. Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin'.

brenda said...

What an unusual design Sharon, makes a great Christmas card.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge your gorgeous card and love the image, although we are a House Mouse image challenge, do hope you will share another creation with us using one of the many House Mouse and Frinds images
Hugs Kate xx

Sheryl said...

Fantastic idea, love the 3d effect. The snow man is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week, hope you stop by again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is gorgeous and I love the snowman image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Merry Christmas.


Unknown said...

Fabulous image and an amzing way to display him. Love the dimension on this creation.

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafters Bloggers Network Challenge

Unknown said...

OMG!! What an adorable card and lovely folding! But that snowman is soooo sweet!! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fabulous card, super cute images and great design, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop, hugs Liz xx

Unknown said...

great card fab shape image and papers thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

shulsart said...

Your card is adorable but to enter our challenge, you must us a Cheery Lynn Designs die. Perhaps you will visit us again.

Rina said...

How darling is this!? Awesome project!
Thanks so much for joining in this time with the Fashionista team.

DT Coordinator~~Rina

Unknown said...

OMG this is STUNNING!!!! Love every detail. Thanks for joining us this month at NMW Challenges. Good luck, hugz Suzanne

Delphine said...

Beautiful project! I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Patty Gorka said...

WOW, this is amazing! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Ger said...

Fabulous card, love that snowman and all the gorgeous embellishments! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network

Geraldine M