Sunday, November 15, 2009

Guest DT for Creatalicious Challenges #4

I was blown away last month when Bec and Cheryl asked me to be their GDT for their 4th challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. I was even more stoked when Cheryl emailed me the brief - it was MADE for me and not really a challenge at all - LOL. What is it you ask - Christmas, Glitter and Snowflakes!!!

My first step was to choose an image to use - not really hard as I had recently bought these adorable digital penguins from Angel's Landing - they are just too cute! I used my Touch and Copic markers to colour them before adding Dazzling Diamonds to all the white areas of their clothes.

Now onto the snowflakes - I machine embroidered the base snowflake in a blue thread that's close to SU's Baja Breeze. I then layered on some Spellbinders snowflakes with alternate layers being treated with Flower Soft and glitter before putting them together with a diamonte brad. And don't forget the embossed snowflake background!!!

A few pale blue rhinestones finishes off the glitter requirement - I just wish once again that glitter would photograph - this really does sparkle IRL. The DP and sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

On a side note - I have been toying with making and selling my embroidered snowflakes - I'd appreciate any expressions of interest to see if it's worth doing!

Now don't forget to pop over to Creatalicious Challenges to check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from the regular DT and give the challenge a go yourself!

xXx

31 comments:

Annette said...

Oh Debbie, where to look first, those penguins are adorable and so beautifully coloured in. Please, pleeeaaaasse, start selling your embroidered snowflakes they are just beautiful, though I would probably not want to use them LOL. So please don't toy with idea anymore I will be your first customer and I am sure there will be many more. Take CareX:)

Fran said...

what a beautiful card, those penguins are so adorable! You definitly should sell your snowflakes, I love them and they make such an elegant addition to your work. I have been meaning to sew some up for myself but it has not happened yet, it might be faster to wait for you to sell them :)

Christine H said...

Count me in for the snowflakes Deb!!!

suemon said...

Gorgeous card love everything an the snowflake wow you are so clever, when can I place my order, an do we get to pick colours hehe, I'm definately in on that one!
hugs
Sue x

Sammi said...

Hi Debbie ... This card is super duper gorgeous!!! Oh yes - you should DEFINITELY sell your snowflakes!!
Love the cute lil penguins and Awesome colouring!
xxx

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG Debbie this is gorgeous. I love the snowflakes, hmmm might have to get the Nestie. Gorgeous colouring of this image. I have eyed these images myself but not yet. Maybe after I have exhausted all my other xmas stamps.
mwah
Trace

Debra James said...

Those penguins are soooo cute and u did a great job with them on your card. What a clever girl you are with the snowflakes, they are a very soft extra to an already beautiful card. Hugsxxx

Cheryl said...

This is totally adorable Debbie and I was in awe of this beautiful creation when I saw it!!! Brilliant colouring and so much fabulous detail,love it!! Count me in for some of your snowflakes.....
they are gorgeous!!
xx

Yolanda said...

Hi Debbie, gorgeous card you made with these adorable penguins. I also want to know when you are going to sell your beautiful snowflakes.
Hugs Yolanda

Sue said...

Debbie, the first thing I saw when your page opened was that beautiful snowflake, you go for it girl....I asked my sister to make me some and they are beautiful. This card is so cute and your coloring is fantastic.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wowser, what a beautiful card! I adore the sweet penguins image, and you've aced the coloring as usual! I was wondering if you'd found Angel's Landing yet. I immediately spied the embroidered snowflake. You should definitely give selling them a go! I know I adore mine. Still trying to bring myself to use one on a card. Ha!

Lots of love,
Lisa

Leigh said...

Stunning Debbie. Congratulations on being asked to be Guest DT. Yep, I'd be interested in those divine embroidered snowflakes.

Merry said...

Another stunning card. That image is too cute and you have coloured it so well. I love your embroided snowflakes so will keep an eye out for your final decision.

LINDA said...

OH WOW!!! This is super fantastic!!! Love the sweet little penguins, and that Snowflake is just gorgeous!! Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Andrea, said...

Oh wow this is fantastic Debbie, the little penguins are so cute and your snowflake is stunning

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Congrats for the GDT possy. Your card is gorgeous, the Penguins are so cute, & made even cuter with your amazing colouring. Love love love your snowflakes with all their glittery goodness. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Marcia said...

Sensational Deb, love it. And yes, you MUST start selling your wares ... you are way too talented to be sitting there hogging them all to yourself!

:) Marcia P

Tracey said...

WOW, what a beautiful card. I love the layered snowflake. Your coloring is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Bec said...

I Just Love this so much Debbie.. Those penguins are just adorable.. Will be looking at the link.. Bec xx

marsha said...

WOW- this is such a marvelous card! I totally adore your penguins - awesome coloring and awesome layout! I'm going to check these out!

Hugs,
Marsha

Kristy Young said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Debbie this is stunning, and so adorable! Your fabulous. I cant believe Kell and I missed you at paperific how sad
:( what time were u there?
Kristy xx
P.s looking forward to next weekend. xxxx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

I love the penguins. I know we don't do cards, but I'll allow you to make an exception in this case. Very magnanimous of me I know LOL.
Anytime before Christmas will do ;)
luvya

Karen said...

Lordy me - it only took me 4 attempts to comment today Deb! lol

How cute are those darn penguins??? You've done a fabo job of colouring them thats for sure! Congrats on being a guest DT gal!

Karen
x

Lynda said...

I see these wee cute fellas and I think HAPPY FEET. They are soooooo cheeky and cute to boot!!!The snowflake is amazing beyond belief and again a smidge of C'bug. Just perfect!! Creat card to get our creative juices flowing.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness I just looked at these little guys and thought of me and my honey! So dang cute! What a sweet card Debbie! Lovin' them!

Sunshine said...

I WANT SOME SNOWFLAKES! ALL SIZES AND COLORS PLEASE!! they are gorgeous! The card isn't bad either! **wink, wink** As always the card is adorable and the coloring spectacular! Hugz, Sunshine:)

I'm serious about the snowflakes hon. I would REALLY like to have some. Let me know cost etc.

Stamp and Smile said...

YES, "sell" those darling snowflakes! 'Tis the season for them and such a sweet embellie to any card or scrapbook page... or gift giving! I can go on and on... ha!

Super cute card too, the bright and cheery colors get me in the holiday spirit!! :)

Jean McKenzie said...

You machine embroidered those snowflakes??? Wow - can I be your friend?? Only kidding. That one is beautiful and the whole card is so cute. Your blog is such a pleasure to visit - lots of variety and always beautiful work!!

Simone said...

What a gorgeous card! Really fabulous!
Simone

Mel X said...

lovely card, gorgeous snowflakes and they are just THE most cutest penguins ever!!

Mel X

downrightcrafty said...

hi thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and especially love this card, love the hand made snowflake absolutely fabulous, it really sets the tone for the rest of the card. Fab copic colouring (my favourite media)
take care
Kate x