Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Cute Christmas and some news ....

.... First the news!!!  Yesterday the new members of the Rick St Dennis Elite Design Team and Rick's Facebook EDT were announced.  I am delighted to say that I've been asked to join the blog EDT - I'm so excited.  I only found Rick's images earlier this year and I just love them.  So, as my way of celebrating joining this team of very talented folk, here's a Christmas card I made yesterday:

Christmas Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Star Kids Trio; PTI - Wet Paint Holiday; Waltzingmouse - Flurries
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Bermuda Bay
Dies: Spellbinders - Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) ; PTI - Wet Paint Holiday
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Melon Mambo; SU DP - Pumpkin Pie; Copic Markers


I used the sketch from the new challenge at House of Cards - HOCNov for the layout.  I printed the cute kids on white card, coloured them with Copic markers and then cut them out.  As I've used non-traditional colours on the card, I'm also submitting this to Less is More - LIM#196.  I cut some strips of bright pink and white card to make the vertical panel.  I made the backing oval from orange design paper and white card and attached the completed image to the oval frame.  I finished the front of the card with a simple sentiment made up of die cut and stamped words.  I coloured some white card to match the blue Star Kid and cut out the word "Christmas", cut several more glued them together and ended up with a homemade "chipboard" diecut.  The hardest part of making this word was cutting the dimensional tape into small pieces - took ages!!!  I attached it with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of orange design paper and stamped a very simple greeting on the white panel.

Christmas Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsChristmas Wishes Sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had Jonathan at home with me yesterday, he really wasn't feeling well.  I know that Jonathan's really ill when he (a) goes to bed really early on Sunday, (b) sleeps fitfully and (c) spends of the day in bed too.  He's still not 100%, but is much improved.  Why is man flu so much worse than flu?  And today is election day, Kathryn's school is a polling station, so she has the day off.  A full house here.  Well, that's it for now.  Do come back later and check out details of our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! - see you then.

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16 comments:

Carol said...

Love this Deborah, such a cute image and gorgeous colours. Don't mention man flu, we've got an epidemic in our house! Carol x

JulieB said...

Congrats on your DT appointment Deborah, well deserved. :)

lilybygilly said...

Congratulations on your DT spot - they are lucky to have you! Hugs, Gill xx

Sid said...

Great cards !!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a fun and cute image Deborah.
Beautifully coloured and great use of non-traditional colours
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Mynn xx said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Deb!!! This is fabulous news--and very well deserved! This card is absolutely darling, too! The colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on your DT posititon
and wooowww your coloring is adorable I adore the colors and your talent to color this cute Image and great using the sketch from Us at HOC...lovely color combo and nice CAS idea on your card..Deborah this is totally a lovely christmas card...

Thanks for sharing with us this month at HOC,
Hugs,
Monika (HOC DT Member)

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on the EDT post Deborah and I love your fun design! Hope the man flu has gone by now - it can be a challenge I know! Vicky x

sue t. said...

I love your unusual color combo on this very cute card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Chrissie said...

These are a super little trio of cuties!
Fab card Deborah!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Deborah! They are so fortunate to have you on the Team! This card could not be more adorable and your use of nontraditional colors make it especially festive!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Deb how cute! Congratulations on your DT position
Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

Rocky said...

Cute card, those little fella's aren't going to get cold. Love the take on our layout, thank you for joining us at HOC. Congratulations on the DT assignment.

Pat Couder said...

cute image and lovely colours you've chosen. Pat DT x

Daen'Ys said...

Adorable card! These little guys are too cute!! Love your gorgeous coloring and the beautiful Christmas die cut! Thank you so much Deborah, for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge.
Rosi x

Cornelia W said...

Such a sweet card, Deborah and so beautifully colored! And big congrats on your DT spot - well deserved! Thanks for playing with us at HOC this month!

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