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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peaceful and serene

Being on The Paper Shelter Design Team is fabulous. The members get to use all the new images as they're released. Pedro and Veronica, the owners and artists, of The Paper Shelter gave us the below image this winter named Holy Night. This image reminds me of the song "Silent Night Holy Night" because of how peaceful and serene it looks. I was at first daunted by the detail so I put the image aside. This past week I sized and printed the image and sat down and colored it with my Copics. I'm happy with how it came out and I, truthfully, love the card. It's my standard favorite 6"x6" card which enabled me to use this digital image in a size large enough to shade my coloring. This size card also gives me space to use pretty embellishments! This card is not my usual flowery/ribbon/lace creation, and I hope you like it, too.  Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to make a card that contains DIECUTS AND/OR PUNCHES. This post will NOT self-destruct in 20 seconds. Oh, I saw Mission Impossible on television this afternoon, can you tell?


I used a Martha Stewart punch around my image and the two little deer in the bottom left corner are sold as a set by Impression Obsession which I just purchased and this is the first time I've used them. I cut out with my Cuttlebug and even their antlers cut out great! Using the two deer were perfect for the Cuttlebug Mania challenge named "It Takes Two". My paper is from Oh Deer! paperpack by Fancy Pants and is new, too. The white snow and fluff on her hat is WOW! Fine White Glitter sprinkled over Viva pearl pen paint. My sentiment is by Hampton Art. Here's a close-up of my image.


I colored my deer to represent a whitetail deer since I'm from Connecticut and that's what we have there. Did you know that a whitetail deer raises it's tail when he feel danger, and it's white underneath, alerting the other deer? We recently saw a trail that deer used and could see where the bark was missing from trees where the deer rub their antlers in order to get the 'felt' off them after they've grown back in. Did you know their antlers fall off each year?

The prize for this challenge is an outstanding gift certificate to The Paper Shelter. Please note: if you use an image from TPS and win, you get a $30 credit to the store. If you use another brand of image/stamp, you get your choice of 3 digital images from the store.

http://thepapershelter.com

The Design Teams are back from our holiday break now and back on our weekly challenge schedule. I know everyone has punches and dies in their craft areas, so please consider joining the challenge. You have nothing to lose, and might just get lucky in the drawing!  Take a look at the Design Team's creations this week and we'd love to see your card, especially with an image from TPS on it!

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet, As You Like It, Art Impressions, Cute Card Thursday, Sassy Studios, Memas Crafts, Fairytale Challenge, CCC Digi Creations, A Gem of a Challenge, Di's Digi Designs, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge, Lacy Sunshine, Sentimental Sundays, Ooh-La-La Creations, Eureka Stamps, Artistic Inspirations, Dream Valley, Craftin Desert Divas, Crafting From the Heart, Scrapbook Stamp Society, My Craft Creations, Crafty Boots, Cuttlebug Mania, Love to Scrap (L is for Lambs), That Craft Place, One Stitch at a Time, Monday Morning Challenge, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Natalie and Amy, The Sisters of Craft, Stamping Sensations, Card Mania, Crafts Galore Encore, Christmas Cards All Year Around, Copic Markers Spain, Crafting Musketeers, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Die Cut Divas, Emerald Faeries, Seemacrafts, Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge, Country View Challenge, Jellypark Friends, Fresh Brewed Designs, My Besties Norge, Whoopsi Daisy, Stamp and Create, Crafty Calendar, The Crafting Cafe, Deep Ocean, Inky Chicks, Scrap-Creations, PDE Linky Party, Through The Craft Room Door, ABC Christmas Challenge, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards

79 comments:

  1. What a beautiful creation Gail, the colours and image create a real feel of serenity.


    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  2. I of course meant Stamping Sensations Gail, still had another hat on !

    B x

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    1. I understand...been there, done that. I did think twice though and knew I didn't quality for the Penny Black and More challenge since I used a digital image. ;)

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  3. A gorgeous image and card Gail, I love it! Your colouring and design are delightful and I'm so pleased you chose to join us this time over at OLL. Hope to see you back soon, Jx

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  4. Such a gorgeous card.
    Greetings from Maria

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  5. Hi Gail, oh wow that is just stunning I love how youve used those papers with the image it really just goes so beautifully with it. The whole design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  6. Fabulous, fabulous coloring once again - love the spots added to the deer, and look at you, to find not only deer diecuts, but to have deer background paper as well . . . you just have EVERYTHING to complement each other. Love the texture of the snow, and your blue shading is awesome. Wonderful to keep the main focus on the image itself, by not over-embellishing. Oh, and an added thanks for joining the Love to Scrap challenge this time around, too !!

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  7. this is gorgeous Gail.
    Gr Karin
    and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator





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  8. such a beautiful card, I love that image and that quote is lovely xx

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  9. What a precious image! Beautifully coloured! Gorgeous card, Gail! Love the added deer!

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  10. Just noticed the pic of Linus and Lucy! So cute!

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  11. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  12. Another beautiful card, Gail. Again beautiful image and colouring. Thanks again for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  13. Gorgeous card Gail, so beautifully coloured and I love the deer you've added. hugs, Pat K xx

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  14. Such a wonderful digital image and your coloring is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions!

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  15. love her ,Thank you for joining in Seemacrafts Pauline DT

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  16. Love this one Gail, great papers and such a nice image, super colouring, but then you always do that.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  17. What a gorgeous card, love the tactile snow. thank you for playing in Christmas Cards All Year Round

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  18. Gorgeous card and I love your beautiful colouring. Great sentiment, too.Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  19. Brilliant image its just do lovely an d your design is gorgeous. Love and hugs Carole x

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  20. Another gorgeous creation, Gail! Fabulous coloring and the little die cut deer are just perfect with the image. Thanks again for sharing with Lacy Sunshine. xxD

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  21. Such a gorgeous creation Gail - I love how you coloured that cute little deer and perfect matching papers too hugs Judith x

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  22. This is so wonderful. I am always so inspired by your cards. Gorgeous.

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  23. Another fabulous card, lovely image and great layout. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  24. I absolutely love the die cuts you used, expecially the one around your image... beautifull done... xo Nikki

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  25. Another gorgeous Christmas card, Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

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  26. Oh how pretty! I like you card a lot, Gail. :-D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight.
    Milka GD

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  27. This is just gorgeous,fab image and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Crafts.xxx

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  28. Beautiful card and your coloring is fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

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  29. Gail, wonderful job on this card. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  30. I like your card! Beautiful! Thanks for joining our " Sparkly and New " challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

    Natasja
    DT Lacy Sunshine

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  31. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

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  32. Gorgeous card - that image is beautiful and you've coloured it perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  33. What a wonderfull card! It´s so pritty and really elegant like a snowflake! Thank you for joining our "Snow" challenge at Fairy Tales. Bianca XX

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  34. lovely, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy hope to see you again and good luck xx

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  35. Another fabulous card with awesome coloring. Thanks for sharing at Mema's Crafts.

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  36. Very pretty, love the coloring. Thanks for sharing at Lacy Sunshine for the Sparkly and New Challenge.
    Cindy GDT

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  37. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  38. Beautiful card Gail, lots of detail and the colours are lovely. I'm a big fan of TPS stamps and you've done a fantastic job colouring this one. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :-)

    Julie
    Design Team Member
    Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous ...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

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  40. OMG, I just love everything about this card. Your coloring is just gorgeous as is the image. Love the papers you used and the added pearls look fabulous!!
    Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Kathy
    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  41. such a sweet image and I love the touch of sparkle x Good luck and thank you for joining us at http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  42. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

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  43. Just beautiful, Gail! Your colouring of the image is superb. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  44. Beautiful job! ...thanks for linking up at PDE!! Lee-Ann :)

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  45. Ooo, what a pretty card! I love the punched border with the pearls, and your new deer dies are super cute. What fun deer paper in the background too! Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka this week, hope you can join us again soon!

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  46. Love all the deer elements. Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

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  47. Gorgeous card - your coloring is amazing.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  48. Such a pretty card with a sweet image. I love the vivid blues and your colouring is great! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

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  49. Hi, Gail! This is so beautiful! Blue is my favorite color so right away, I already loved this. : ) That image is beautiful and your coloring is fabulous. Still thinking of how to use my die cuts. Thanks for playing with us again at CHNCC2.

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  50. Fabulous card, and such a great image. Thanks for joining us this week for our Baby its Cold Outside Challenge at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal

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  51. Woww Gail you've outdone yourself.... what a gorgeous card!!
    xxAngela

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  52. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas critter with a splash of glitter “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  53. Stunning card! Amazing coloring and cute design. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

    you have S=Snow

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  54. Gorgeous image, beautifully presented

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  55. This is so so so beautiful card.. Love it..
    Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck..

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  56. Beautiful card!!!! Great image and super job of coloring!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Lynne, Crafting from the Heart DT

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  57. Beautiful card Gail, love the cute image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again … Anet DTX

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  58. Stunning card Gail, the image is coloured beautifully and I love the little die-cut deer and your fabby background paper, the whole thing is just beautiful, hugs, Colette xx

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  59. Super cute papers you have used for your card, Gail, perfect for the image and our A challenge.
    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
    Dorte x

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  60. WOW! This looks awesome and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing another fantastic project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  61. I love everything aboout this card! From the paper in the bottom with the cute reindeers, to the lovelt frame around the image, and of course the adorable image that you painted so well..I love it too..it´s so beautiful..
    Great job!!

    Hugs Lena

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  62. Another gorgeous card Gail, so beautifully colored! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  63. Fabulous Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope that you'll join us throughout the year!
    Helen x

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  64. Absolutely Beautiful card. Love the MS punch you used with your image. I love the glittery snow as well. Thank you for sharing and joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Deborah DT

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  65. Beautyful. Thanks for joining us in Card Mania Challenges

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  66. Lovely card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

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  67. Beautiful card. Love the snow and the deer cutouts. Just perfect!

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  68. I just love Christmas cards and this one is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Through The Craft Room Door!
    X Cara

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  69. So pretty!!!!! Thank you for joining in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda DTM

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  70. Wow this just so beautifully serene. I just adore your colouring and the little pearl accents around the ornate frame.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  71. I love this ! Colours are fab too, thank you so much for joining in with the crafting cafe 'lots of layers' challenge -Janna DT

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  72. Another beautiful make, super image, thanks for sharing over at Jellypark friends :o).

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  73. Gail this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  74. Adorable Gail! Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  75. Another beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our first challenge of 2015. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) x

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  76. Love your coloring on this one Gail! Great job!
    Hugs Eva

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  77. Oh this is just stunning, love this image it really is one the gives a sense of peace around it.
    Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's challenge.
    Kim x

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