Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Snowy Anniversary

This is one of those cards that took forever and was changed on several occasions.  I first had the idea to do a stair step card, and then a center step card, but I finally settled on this easel card with two additional add-ons after I saw a card by Pam Sparks. Pam’s tutorial breaks it down so easily.  She does fabulous work!  This was really so much easier than the stair step card, and I know that I’ll try more on a later date.  What I liked about it is that you have a standard “back” and it doesn’t slope to the front of the card.

Here’s a side view, so you can see the difference in the add-on easel card and a stair step. The two add-ons are the same size as the base of the card; in this case 6”x6”.

The adorable snowman and Eskimos are by Mo Manning and the gorgeous trees are by Gingerloft.  The dies are all by Cheery Lynn Designs; (the gate, flower, pine leaves and the beautiful die under the flower).  The snowflakes were cut out from another dp and just glued on, and then a gem placed in the center.  The little “lights” are some that I found a year or two ago at Hobby Lobby.

I colored my images with Prismacolor pencils  and Gamsol, and believe it or not, I didn’t color my image to match the lights; it just all worked out like it is.  The dp on the front add-on is by Basic Grey, and the other is by Recollections.  I used some quilt batting for my snow, and then I went crazy with the stickles. LOL!  The sentiment was printed from my computer.

I’m going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge - snowman
Ellephantastic Challenges – weather related
Clearly Inspired – flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – snowmen
Phindy’s Friday Challenge – snow
Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge – favorite things – dies
Crafty Calendar – winter wardrobe
Secret Crafter – border and flowers
Totally Gorjuss – sparkle
Designed 2 Delight – snowmen
UnstampaBelles Challenges – trees and die cuts
Stamp and Create – easel or center step cards
Cherry Lynn Designs – shaped card
Craft Your Passion – winter
Kaboodle Doodles – bundle up
Stamps + Fun = Creativity – distressing
The Crazy Challenge – stars or snowflakes
Bearly Mine – favorite things – die cuts
Creative Craft – free for all
Crafty Purple Frog – for someone special
Gingerloft – winter
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – winter wonderland
Little Claire’s – shaped card
Basic Grey Challenges – lost and found – quilt batting
Dream Valley Challenges – sparkle
Crafty Boots Challenges – anything
Hooked on Craft Challenges – winter wonderland
Ooh La La Creations – sparkle 
Creative Stamp Friend – scene 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope your will leave a comment.


dj1952 (Debra)


Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Thanks, Dj, for lighting up my Wednesday morning! Your card is so very cute - adorable!!!
This little scene with the kids and the snowman is so charming and these mini light-bulbs are the icing of the cake :-)
(I bought those cute Eskimos from Mo just last week and made a card I´ll show someday in December - but it´s not as adorable as yours)

Curlybear said...

OMGosh what a gorgeous way to use your borders and flowers and the images are so beautifully coloured , fabulous design too,

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 162 Borders and Flowers I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.


Hi Debra
A gorgeous and fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This is amazing! Thank you for playing along on D2D!

Ellephantastic said...

What a lovely wintery scene. Even more wonderful that its an anniversary card.
Thank you for joining our last challenge.
Good luck x

Cassie said...

Such a beautiful scene, Debra! Thanks so much for joining us for CIC40 :D

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful creativity, Debra and great use of the Cheery Lynn Dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Elaine L. said...

Adorable card! I love the sweet scene you've created! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the scene you have

Dorcas said...

Wow, I really like this fancy fold, you can really create a whole "pop up" scene. Loads of detail here I can see why it took you forever and a day!
Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's!

Babs said...

Very cute DJ. I love these *scenery* cards, they are a lot of work, but so worth it. Thanks for the link too, I'm going to have to try this one. Have a super day!
Luv, Babs xo

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle" card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

Sarah x

p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog when I reach 300 followers

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Debra! So fun to see someone use my video for their card inspiration!!! woohoo! I am smiling so BIG here! Your card is fabulous! Love it! Your coloring and designing are lovely! Sweet! Thanks for letting me know you created this! Wonderful stamping and creating!

Marie said...

This is stunning. Really wonderful work. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Dj

What a great card - love the scene you've created with your stepper card. Images are so cute too!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Alina said...

gorgeous scene, Debra! thank you for joining us at Mo's Challenge!
hugs, Alina

Iulia said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Debra! You created a wonderful scene, Mo's snowman is so brilliant it looks alive to Great idea to create a dimensional card and those eskimo kids are so sweet!
Glad you could play along at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia

dstandard said...

Fabulous! So creative - what a wonderful scene! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Debbie said...

This is absolutely stunning..All the work and detail that went into this is amazing. So glad that you joined us this week at Mo's..


Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Debra!! I love the wonderful scene you've created!! Awesome design and details! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy :)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really lovely card with great images, you have created a fab layout.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Kreativmonster said...

What a great project! I like the way all the sweet details join together and make such a pretty picture!
Thank you for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love all the little details. Thank you for joining us Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and love the border and flower choice, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Jodi said...

This is just beautiful!! fabulous details!! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Janette said...

A brilliant card, so love the images used, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous little snowman Anniversary card. LOVE it. I agree, it's brilliant!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a stunning creation worth all the effort you put into it

Tina said...

this is the details and colors...thanks for joining us at just some lines


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, I love the depth that you have created! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...

DelightfullyCrazy said...

I just adore this card!! Love the way you incorporated everything... thanks for taking part in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful Christmas scene, I love all the detail.

Thanks for joining us in sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Ann English said...

I bet this took a L-O-N-G time-so much detail in this lovely scene! Amazing!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge.

Rebekah said...

Oh wow what a fab scene you have created! Thanks for playing along at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

jkreucher said...

This is an amazing work of art! Awesome!
Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl Winter challenge!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card dj.So many creative details have been brought together to make this amazing scene.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love your 'winter wonderland' scene it is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly x

Fleur said...

Fab card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Basic Grey this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a wonderful card - it's just amazing how much depth you've achieved. Lovely images and colouring and a gorgeous colour scheme. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

thinker said...

amazing!! so much detail! a great creation... Thanks for playing along at Gingerloft Challenge!!

Cathy said...

Wonderful project, love the scene you created and I may have to try the easel card too :) Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

lalkygirl said...

wow what a superb easel card ,so many stunning details.i love it
thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
tracey x

Sonia said...

This is a lovely card, so much detail. Thanks for joining us at secret crafters Saturday challenge.
Huugs Sonia xx

maxine said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at little claire

Louise said...

This is such a fab design! Love the layout, love the images & finishing touches too!
Thank you for joining us at Little Claires x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just gorgeous really beautiful,,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Jeannie from said...

Oh goodness this is so cute! Thank you for sharing in with us on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
Cheery Lynn Designs DT

Nikki said...

This is just stunning Just love how you've done this :)

Karen said...

What a stunner Dj, I love it! Hope you're keeping well.


Tracey said...

What a fabulous wintery scene dj :)
Thank you so much for joining us at SFTW this time & Good Luck!

gina g said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time hope to see you again. luv gina xx

Miss Sue said...

What an awesome card! I love the images!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

laney said...

Super card !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

Kianel said...

Beautiful card and i love that stair shape!
Thanks for joining the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love, Kianel.

Wendy said...

Super pretty card! I can see you had an awesome time making this!

Thank you for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey!


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

Wow Debbie! So much work, but sooo worth it! There is so much dimension and so many details! Love the trees and the eskimos so cute! The snow is great too!

tiggertastic said...

my goodness this is a work of art !

what a stunning make

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Lizy said...

This is just lovely Dj! I love all the different components all pulled so skillfully together! :)
Thanks for entering our 'Sparkle' challenge at Ooh LaLa!
Lizy DT x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning sweetie...!

thanks so much for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie!
Don't forget to add your name to the Mr Linky, I'd hate for you to miss out. Thanks for your coment. :)

bastelkueken said...

Hi Debbi,
my english is not so good, that I can write what I mean, but in english I write : fantastic, wonderful, amazing, great, perfect styling... I love it *smile*

Thank You so much for taking part at Creative Stamps Friend this week.

Nice greetings Anja

Lin said...


Love the whole thing and those little lights are the perfect embellishment.

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our sparkle challenge.


Linda w said...

This is such a fabulous card. I love this new style of card, you have made it so well. I adore the layering with all the images. Great colouring as always. Just wonderful eye candy. Hugs lin