Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Hello,  I’m a little later than I wanted to be finishing this card, but if I weren’t that would be the surprise.  LOL.  I have friends that are working on a new home and I want to give them a card congratulating them for getting it and all the hard work they're doing before hand.  I can't believe I actually have something done before I need it!

Some of you may recognize this as an image by Mo Manning.   I love her images because there is so much personality in each one she does.

Here’s a close up of the image, which I’ve colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The sign and the birds have been colored twice and then pop-dotted to give them depth.  Most of the things I have used are by Recollections.  I’ve cut the card, the sentiment, and frames with my Cricut. The image itself was cut with Spellbinders. The large flower was in a prize, so I'm not sure who made it.  And the leaf swirl is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Surprisingly the only place that I used designer paper is the circle under the sentiments, and it is glittered.  I believe it’s K and Company.

These are the challenges I’m entering:

Mo’s Digital Challenge – celebration
Paper Play Challenges – punches or dies
Crafts 4 Eternity – leaves, birds, glitter
Totally Gorjuss – not square
CES Challenges – 4 or more embellishments
The Crafty Pad – diamonds
Corrosive Challenges – dies/punches
Die Cut Dreams – flowers (5++)
Kaboodle Doodles – layers
Paper Playtime – easel card
Stamp With Fun – anything
Scrap-Creations – anything
Sundays With Crissy – friendship
Ooh La La Creations – punches/dies
The Paper Shelter - anything

I hope you all enjoy looking at my card and if you leave me a comment, it makes me happy.


dj1952 Debra


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning just love the shape,and the detail is just stunning hugs cherylxxxxx

Denise and Louise said...

Oh Debra this is stunning. Love the black with the peach - it really pops. Gorgeous flowers and really cute image too.
Denise xx

Debs M said...

what a fabulous card, great love birds x

Elaine L. said...

What a sweet card! I love the way you've popped up the sign! Thanks for joining us in Mo's 100th Challenge celebration, and good luck in the draw!

ahlers5 said...

This is gorgeous. I just love how you put all the elements together perfectly. They're going to love it!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card I love yor details, think I may have to get my cricut out of its box now!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Debbie! Love the shape, the easel, the pretty flowers and the flourish! They will love this!

Sara said...

Debra... your creation is absolutely beautiful! I wanted to stop by and let you know that you were Spotlighted and chosen to be a GDT at Paper Creations Ink from Challenge #7! Please email me at to get your badges and information!!! Have a wonderful rest of the week!! Happy Creating! Sara

Pami said...

What a wonderful shaped card, I really love the lush orange and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

WeirdCat said...

This is beautiful, love the layered birdies and the way you have done the leaves
Ruth x

Regan said...

What a darling circle easel card! Gorgeous details! Your flowers are beautiful and love the dimension you added to the birdies and the sign! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)

Dorcas said...

It came out beautiful,Debbie! I love the circle shape card for the wreath image. It came out great!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FABULOUS creation DJ! LOVE the shape, color and all the attention to detail! LOVE how you've incorporated the Cheery Lynn vine & the cluster of flowers is precious! They are going to LOVE this creation and appreciate your efforts I'm sure!

Thanks for joining our 'For the Birds' challenge at The Sisterhood! I hope you'll come back and join us again real soon!!

1 of the Sistahs!

Marjo said...

Adorable easel card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT

Lizzie said...

Wow !! Gorgeous !! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E !

Sandi said...

Girlie is how you interpret it, and this is girlie enough for me! Beautiful job dj!
Thanks for playing in our 'Girlie Things' Challenge #30, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

pinky said...

Stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Beautiful creation!

So happy you've joined us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Dawn said...

Such a cut image!
Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Challenge!
I'm sure your friends will be delighted with this!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Sara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

Sandi said...

dj - Congrats on being picked as one of TOP PICKS at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top Picks Badge' (the Blue one, it's been revised) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on September 30th.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is a fab easel card, such bold colours and sweet image.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Merry said...

This is such a wonderful card....lovely layering and terrific shape. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Annemaritta said...

Hi dj,
What a wonderful card and it is like a present. Sentiment and birds are really beautifully colored. I can almost see this on the mantelpiece at new home. <3

PS. I didn't use any acetate on the card. ;)

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous creation! I love the flowers and the image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at our very first challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox and for leaving us such a nice comment too.

Tara said...

A shape card and an easel card all in one!!! You rocked this challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Playtime this week!
Tara - DT member

lalkygirl said...

wow what a stunning card ,i love easels ,fabulous colours and stunning embellies
thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Mary Lou said...

WOW Debra this is adorable!! Love the bright orange colors and most off the cute birdies!! Great friendship thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!! Hugz

aqualeiga said...

Hi! I love everything about this! Lovely shape, gorgeous colours, and totally agree with you about Mo's images! The gems are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
Hugs, Ali x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie i love th shape and the image is the sweetest, thanks for joinign us at Sunday's with Crissy this time, hugs pops x


there you go with that cricut again!!! This is fantastic. and i love Mo. It is so fancy and intricate. i admire your use of so many embellishments and machines and dies. you have put them together beautifully, and i imagine an easel card? Debra...just fantastic colors and striking shape. you have also worked very hard on your links...i admire that!!!! Squishy Hugs, Samara

Amy Tidd said...

Wow! What a beautiful card - this must have taken you ages - the details are astounding! Thanks for taking part in Crafty Boots Challenge! Amyx

Simi said...

ohhh, this is sooooo a great card, nice colours and the combination fantastic!


Kristen said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in this weeks anything goes with going grey with scrap-creations!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC....


sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic card hunni love all those layers, thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck

hugs sandra DT
p.s i have a candy on my blog here

Dragonlady said...

Simply stunning creation. Thanks for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous - love all the elements and beautiful colors.Thanks for sharing and playing along with our challenge this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

CraftygasheadZo said...

Adorable. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Lisa B said...

WOWSERS! This card is jammed packed with details and texture. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along with our For the birds challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Donna said...

My goodness this is gorgeous DJ! Your friends are going to be delighted to receive this beauty. Hope your keeping well hun. hugs Donna x

craftymum said...

This is gorgeous Debra
hugs sarah x
p.s. if you have emailed me I haven't received it.

Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous DJ! Love all the little extras. Hope all is well with you....have a great day.
Joyce xx

Sandi said...

There is a Special Surprise for all of our Top Picks from the month of September. Take a look at our challenge blog, so you don't miss out, you have 7 days to email Pattie.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Anne said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Debbie,
I´m upset, that I missed this one :-(
This is such a suuuuuper-cute card!!! And so very pretty - all these beautiful roses...*sigh* - what a lovely card!
Have a nice week, Debbie!