Friday, 6 August 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge (August) & Sophie is a Guest Designer!

Good morning everyone...the last month has whizzed by and it's time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Calendar...sadly Georgia has decided to step down from the challenge blog so that she can concentrate more on her studies and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Georgia for all the hard work she has put into running the Crafty Calendar and to wish her the best of luck for the future...thank you Georgia for being such an incredibly talented and wonderful young lady...I will still continue to stalk your blog lol!

This is also my last DT creation for the Crafty you all know I have been scaling down my DT commitments over the last few months to spend more time with my family and although Lisa has stepped forward to take over the running of the Crafty Calendar the time just seems right to step down with Georgia...I know Lisa will do a fab job of running the challenge blog and I look forward to joining in with future challenges...good luck Lisa and I hope you have lots of fun!

This months challenge is A SKETCH that has been designed by Laura...and there is the added option of a theme of 'Around the World!' I thought it very apt that Father Christmas should appear on my card as this little man in the red coat does indeed travel all around the world on Christmas Eve leaving scrummy pressies for us all...the elements used on my card are shown below....

Digi Image : Digi Stamp Boutique (Father Christmas)
Design Papers : Shabby Princess (Holiday 2006)
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Red Card Stock : Papermill
Embellishments : Dotty Ribbon & Buttons from my Craft Stash!
Tools : Marianne Snowflake Die
Sentiment : Craftwork Cards

....and finally...the last piece of exciting news for this months Crafty Calendar challenge is that Sophie is one of our guest designers along with Lisa's daughter Chloe...Sophie was so excited to be asked by Georgia and she couldn't wait to make her card...all the details for her card are on her if you have a spare 5 minutes please pop over and leave her a little comment...she would be delighted if you were to visit her!

Sorry for the long post does go on a bit but there was a lot of news to share...well done and thank you if you've stuck with me and made it to the end!


nessy said...

..and what a cute father christmas he is!! love the card and loving all the dots!!!
vanessa xx

Riet said...

So eautiful card Donna,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

My Little Space said...

Great card Donna and a very well done to Sophie....will go and pop over to her blog.

take care and have a great weekend.


Marion said...

Fabulous card Donna. Love that Father Christma and the papers are delish.

cats whiskers said...

Love both cards but that father christmas is just too cute hun
Hugs jacqui x

Catherine said...

I have left a comment on Sophie's Blog, she must be so excited ! I love your card Donna, the little father Christmas is really too cute and I love the way you have played with the traditional colours ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

chris said...

Just been over to sophie's and wow she has done brilliantly.
your card is also fab mum we wont leave you out!
santa looks great and love that checked snowflake its really great. hope you are ok love chris xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Donna!! Love Santa!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Donna.
Sue x

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Donna, how I love red and green combo cards but this is just the prettiest Christmas card, definitely putting me in mind for that wonderful holiday! I love your Santa - he is inked up so perfectly and that little fluffy stuff - wow, its just gorgeous! You know how I love those polka dot papers and beautiful polka dot ribbon! What a gorgeous snowflake with beautiful buttons adorned to the side. I would love to get inside your mind to see how you think when laying out your designs because you really have a knack for making each card so unique! I love Sophie's card - a chip off her Mom, eh? How adorable is that! :)

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Fab card! I love the papers and great santa image. Sophie's card is also fab. I will pop over and leave her a comment.

Lisa x

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, the image is really sweet and i love the papers you have chosen, big hugs Pops x x

Sophie you card is fab sweetie x x x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Donna this is gorgeous - I love the spotty ribbon and papers with the stripes and father christmas is super x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, two fantastic cards, lovely to see you Sophie being a GDT member!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lynsey x

Maria Matter said...

Hi Donna, lovely & fun Christmas card! I really must get on with mine! ugh!

So many changes going on, I'm sure you will be missed @ Crafty Calendar!

Sophie's card is divine, I'll pop over to her blog and let her know!
take care Donna!
hugs & blessings!

Michele said...

Such adorable cards Donna. Love the colours you've used and the images also. Hugs Michele x

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Donna love the papers and the cute Santa and Sophie's card is gorgeous to, love the image and fabulous design she is just like her mum, very talented. hope your having a great weekend. Tracy x

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Just to let you know I have now removed you from the CCC Admin blog.

Hope you are having a great weekend :o)

Lisa x

Chris said...

Fantastic card Donna, sad that it's your last one for Crafty Calendar but I'm sure you'll be enjoying more time with the family. I love that image so cute and your colouring is gorgeous! Just popping over to Sophie's blog her card is fantastic! Hugs, Chris xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Donna, both great images and I love father christmas!

Terry Oulboub said...

Donna, thanks for letting me know who the artist was for that vase. I have updated my post so people will know. :-) I'll do the same w/the image so I can reference it correctly. Haha :)

Sandra said...

Hiya Donna...gorgeous cards,well done Sophie!

Hope you've had a good day
Take care
San x

Faye said...

It must run in the family!! ;) xxx

Georgia said...

I love your gorgeous DT card Donna, thanks so much for being on the Design Team and I hope you and Sophie enjoyed it! :) Love, Georgia xx

Poppy said...

gorgeous card.