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Saturday, December 31, 2016

JUST LIKE MOM DUCK - Jen

 
 
Is there anything quite as precious as a new mother with her baby? A new life, a new start... and so we come to the eve of a new year.

Happy New Year, everyone.

My spotlight post the store today features the cute image called

 
On behalf of Tammy, our talented artist, and Arielle, our wonderful Design Team Leader, I wish you all things wonderful for 2017!

Best Wishes, 
Jen
 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi everybody!

May I just wish you Merry Christmas...and upcoming Happy New Year!!!
Wish you love, joy and happiness!


This gift-card-holder was made with the stylish stamp Shopping With Scotty.
It is so perfect for winter time cards.


Wish you great day and a bunch of inspiration!
You can find more projects at my blog!

Daria

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Curvy Purse | Cindy Messer

Hello there!  Cindy back on the blog with you today.  I've got a sassy gal for you.  She's called Curvy Purse.  It's she fabulous?!!  I knew I had to find just the right paper with some glitz and bling to show her off.  I think she is all ready for New Year's Eve!!  If you'd like more information on this card please visit me at In Love with Paper.

You can find her in the ADFD shop -  Curvy Purse.
Thanks for visiting ADFD today.  Have a wonderful New Year!!
Cindy---

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dress Rehearsal - Guest DT, Wendy

Wendy's Christmas "make" of Dress Rehearsal is so joyful!  The colors, the sparkle, and the embellishments give it such a candy-kissed look!  
Wendy always manages to sneak in a little something extra on her cards and this one is no exception.  This close up gives you a sense of the way she adds texture and interest to her cards. 
Keep your eye out for Wendy's final project with us on January 6th's group post. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Candy Elf C by Alison Heikkila



Hello! Alison here. It's Christmas Eve and I've got a sweet but bold elf card to share with you today. I used Candy Elf C, and I think he's just too cute!
If you'd like to learn how I created this card, please visit my blog HERE. I hope that you have a very blessed holiday, no matter what you celebrate. Have an inspiring day! 



Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Pixy Two - Tanja


Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this classic yet modern Christmas Card. I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush using the classic Christmas colors red and green. On the background I did some - as I call it - collage stamping in black for a modern look.

For more information on the creation of this Card visit my Blog Little Art Cottage.

You'll find Christmas Pixy Two and so many other wonderful images including Monthly Specials and Freebies in the A Day for Daisies Shop.


Make sure to join our Challenge "Add some Sparkle!" right here on the ADFD Blog.

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Special Star - Guest DT Member ~ Wendy

December's guest designer, Wendy has another card for us today - this time using the image, A Special Star.  Love the  bright colors of her hair and dress and the shimmer on the wings.  The pearl-enhanced snowflakes tie the background into the image panel.
We hope you are playing along with our challenge this month.  
You could be the guest designer for January!



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thank you card

Hi everybody! Hope you having great time!

Today I would like to show you very bright card that I created with the splendid stamp Bachelor Buttons In A Mason Jar. I really wanted to create something bright, cheerful and warm. :) So here what I came up with.






Wish you great day and a bunch of inspiration!

You can find more projects at my blog!

Daria




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Gentle Baby -- Cathy

As we are in the final week before Christmas, I thought this image would be a wonderful card to post.  If you have last minute cards to create, this is a pretty quick one to color up.  It's called Gentle Baby.

I am off of work this week, so I'll be working on a card for our January Challenge!  
Happy holidays to you and your family.  
Cathy
 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

SCOTTY MISTLETOE C - JEN

I think that there is no other little dog that signifies Christmas better than a Scottish Terrier, and this cute little one is called Scotty Mistletoe C from the store in the Animals category.


To create his little tartan coat I printed the image on white cardstock, then cut away the coat section.  A scrap of tartan cardstock was placed behind the image.  I gave him a gold bow, perfectly festive for the season.

Click here to see some more close-ups on my blog.

Only one week left of the silly season, enjoy your last minute shopping, and remember to spoil yourself with some images from the STORE too.

Keep Crafting!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Penguin Flight - Tanja


Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this fun Christmas Card. I colored the image with Alcohol Markers only using reds, greens and some greys for the shading.

For more information on the creation of this Card visit my Blog Little Art Cottage.

You'll find Penguin Flight and so many other wonderful images including Monthly Specials and Freebies in the A Day for Daisies Shop.


Make sure to join our Challenge "Add some Sparkle!" right here on the ADFD Blog.

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hot Coco | Cindy Messer

Hello!  It's Cindy back on the blog with you today.  Who is ready for some Hot Cocoa?  Sounds good, huh?!   I think so.  Isn't she just the cutest?  And her dog with the marshmallows?  Adorable, right?!!  I used a stencil and texture paste to create this fun sweater textured background.  For more details on that you can visit me at In Love with Paper.

You can find Hot Coco in the ADFD shop.
Have a cup of cocoa and have a wonderful day :-)
Cindy

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Musical Bell Fairy - Guest Designer ~ Amy Young

How stunning is the color combination used by today's Guest Designer, Amy Young?  She's used Musical Bell Fairy, one of the four winter fairies to create a positively gorgeous card for the holidays!

Amy added a wing and masked the bottom two layers of the dress.  Her coloring of the fairy's dress and bells inspired me to think outside of the holiday season and consider using this stamp for a bridal card. Wouldn't this make a precious card for a wedding or bridal shower?  Amy won our October Challenge; you can see more of her work on her blog, A Thousand Sheets of Paper.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Paper Doll Kelly ~ Guest DT- Wendy

This is Wendy's first card as our Guest DT member this month and isn't it a beauty?!?  The image is Paper Doll Kelly from the Beauties collection in the ADFD Shop.  Love all of the texture and the carefully placed beads and sparkle.  The way she kept the red moving around the card is so visually appealing!



Wendy won last month's ADFD Challenge and has three more cards in store for you this month.  You can see more of her work on her blog, Wendylynn's Paper Whims.  So glad to have you as part of the team this month, Wendy!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Penguin in the Sky - Cathy


I thought I would share a simple make with you using traditional Christmas colors and ADFD Penguin in the Sky.  I actually made the card this summer for a spread in a card-making magazine in the UK that was featuring Tammy's penguins.  You can find more details on my blog.  
Make sure you pop back over the next two days, our Guest DT folks have cards coming up!
Happy creating!
Cathy

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Birds for Bree - Jen


This beautiful image, called Birds for Bree reminds me of my childhood in Durban, South Africa, where we'd visit Central Gardens to feed the pigeons.  Dad would buy a packet of seed from the vendor sitting at the gate, and as soon as you'd opened the packet the pigeons would descend from the surrounding statues and monuments,  and sit on your shoulders and hands to feast.


I coloured the image using my Copics and Graph'It markers, and a white gel pen.  I kept the card clean and simple, as I wanted to showcase the image, without any fussy distractions.

Thanks for allowing me to share this darling image with you, please take look at the other amazing images in the store here.

Keep Creating!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Kitty Gift - Tanja


Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this pastel Watercolor Christmas Card. I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens; Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush. I used pastel colors for a whimsical and soft look and a stencil to emboss a subtle texture onto the background panel.

For more information on the creation of this Card visit my Blog Little Art Cottage.

You'll find Kitty Gift and so many other wonderful images including Monthly Specials and Freebies in the A Day for Daisies Shop.


Make sure to join our Challenge "Add some Sparkle!" right here on the ADFD Blog.

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sketchpad Snowman Happy | Cindy Messer

Hello!  Cindy, back on the blog with you today.  I have made a fun and easy Christmas card.  This snowman is super cute and easy to color.  I fussy cut him out and then used foam dots to pop him up a bit.  If you'd like more details on my card please visit my blog, In Love with Paper.

Sketchpad Snowman Happy can be found in the shop along with many more amazing images :-)
Thanks for visiting ADFD.  Have a beautiful day!

Cindy


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Acorn Fairy Boy - Daria





Hi everybody,
It's me - Daria. And today I would like to show you my tag that I created a while ago.
I was very inspired by this splendid stamp - Acorn Fairy Boy! I used quite a lot of different techniques while creating this tag...but basically was haveing fun! Which I believe is a key point of any art. :)  


You'll find Acorn Fairy Boy and so many other wonderful images in the A Day for Daisies Shop.



Wish you great day and a bunch of inspiration!
You can find more projects at my blog!
Daria

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Mama Dreams - Jen L

My friend Tammy is only a few days away from giving birth to her baby girl, whom she and her hubby have decided to call Hayley.  I chose to showcase this image from the A Day for Daisies store, and it's aptly named "Mama Dreams"


My card has the corners punched, and a peach coloured cardstock mat.  The embellishments are a sentiment, popped up on foam blocks and a portion of the flowers on the image, resized, coloured and popped up on foam blocks.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Jen Leeflang (Bugaboo DT)

Friday, December 2, 2016

ADFD December Showcase ~ Winter Fairies & Challenge #157 - Add Some Sparkle!


Hello and Happy Friday!  Our group post today showcases some gorgeous Winter Fairies from December of 2012 (with the Tipsy Teacups images).  We are also bringing out Frosty and Holly Dance to play with the fairies. These little fairies are sure to be on your wish list for the holiday season!

A new DT member is making her debut this month, Daria Myagkiah.  Daria won a Guest DT spot for her beautiful blue-hat girl tag from our Use School Paper challenge in September.  We are thrilled to have her talents as a permanent member of our group, so you'll see plenty of her work right here each month.  Once you take a peek at her work, there's no doubt you'll become one of her blog followers!

Onto December's Add Some Sparkle Challenge ~ the rules are at the bottom of the post along with a freebie for you to use this month.

First up is Amy Young.  Amy won a Guest DT spot with her gorgeous monochromatic entry from our Halloween challenge.  Amy took on the sweet  Christmas Tree Fairy and will be back with us throughout December with a few more creations.


 Are you ready for some inspiration from Daria . . .


. . . and the other DT Gals . . .















And now a big CONGRATULATIONS to our winner from November's Challenge ~  Use Burlap (or Kraft paper) as well as an invitation to join ADFD as a guest in December, receiving 5 images of her choice to play along with from the ADFD Shop. Wendy is a faithful challenge participant - usually entering the maximum of four cards in each challenge!  We love her enthusiasm and appreciate her love of Tammy's illustrations!  Isn't this little reindeer card precious?



Wendy, you have one week to claim your prize. Please email cathystamps[at]comcast.net!!! 

READY TO PLAY???

As always, you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies and please make this month's entries Sparkle!

  • Please link your entries no later than 12 midnight PST on Saturday, December 31st, 2016. 
  • You may enter up to 4 times during the month, each entry being a new card made during the month.

Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. 

You can click on the freebie image below to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop. One lucky winner will see her project here on the blog, as well as the main ADFD site and will also win four images of your choice!

Tammy is so happy to provide you with a freebie for participatingBesides the ones we provide here, Tammy always has some amazing freebies she rotates in the shop!

Please be respectful of her and use this image to play along.
Please DO NOT put this freebie on your blog, or pin it on Pinterest! And don't forget...

YOU MUST USE AN IMAGE FROM A DAY FOR DAISIES to play along!!!

Free image removed