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Tuesday 6 December 2016

No Square Cards Twist at Julia Spiri Challenge

Good Morning All, brrrr it's definitely getting colder, heating's on and feeling lovely and warm now....It's been a tough few weeks for me and the family, with illness and these pesky viruses, but I had been wondering why I was getting more and more of them and being very lethargic, not to mention sleeping all the time,  had my thyroid checked and yep that's the culprit....it had dipped badly under, so I've had to up my levothyroxin, will hopefully feel the benefits in a few weeks...no wonder I've been feeling drained!!

Well it's a new month, and that can only mean, it's a new challenge over at ...

Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes', 
but with a twist of 
'No Square Cards
this month!

This was fun trying to think out of the 'box' square!, So, I settled on creating an easel card, I loved making one for last week and thought I'd do one again as haven't made them in a while! Lol just like buses, two come along together!! Here I have used the cute little baby 'It's a Girl' image...and with Christmas just around the corner, 'Baby's 1st Christmas' card....For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! And so here is what I created... 
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'It's a Girl' Image
ProMarkers - Primrose, Pastel Beige, Ice Grey 1, Baby Pink and Tea Green
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle Dies
Kanban Crafts - Snowflake Backing Card
Craftwork Cards - Die Cut Snowflakes
Papermania - Poinsettia Flowers and Snowflake Brads
Dovecraft - Pearl Gems
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal'
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Pink/Silver Glitter Card and Pink Gems

Printed, coloured and die cut out image, then layered on to pink/silver glitter card, also die cut. For the main card, I matt and layered pink/silver glitter and snowflake card for the base and front. To decorate, I added die cut snowflakes, which I covered in 'Ice Snow' glitter jewels with pearl gems and arranged as shown. I also added poinsettia flowers. To finish off I added the sentiment topper, the sentiment of which I printed on to white card, then layered on pink/silver glitter card to complement and a couple more pearl gems too!

Close Ups

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post and join in with our new challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls ...why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
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  1. Hi Donna, wow what a gorgeous baby's first christmas card. Love the easel and pretty snowflake border. Super image and colouring. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Wow super gorgeous image and super amazing designed easel. Wonderful idea for baby's 1st Christmas. I love it, nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  3. Back again, and again, love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  4. Hi Donna this is a stunning card that baby girl is just so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Absolutely adorable, gorgeous easel card and love the sweet image.
    Linda xxx

  6. A super sweet card Donna. The image is adorable and I love the pretty snowflakes and flowers xx

  7. Wow. A gorgeous card. Love the colours x

  8. A gorgeous easel style card and that image is so sweet! Love the way you've done the snowflakes across the top too! Thanks for joining in with the Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers and good luck! Hugs, Karen xx

  9. Adorable and so gorgeous...Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  10. So cute!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  11. Love the holographic paper you used for the easel! It is so eye-catching and so are the rest of your gorgeous details!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  12. What a sweet card, Donna! Love the die cut edge and pretty papers and that image is so cute too. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  13. Very pretty and adorable...thank you for joining our challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle!
    Diane SNS DT

  14. Great creation, Donna - such a cute design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

    Helen x

  15. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra too.

    Helen x

  16. Super cute card Donna. I love the adorable image and your die cuts look amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP for our Mega Christmas challenge. Good luck and hugs, Denise x