Sunday, December 6, 2009

There's Magic in the Air!

I am so excited to be the December Guest Designer for Nina at "There's Magic in the Air"! What a blessing to be here working with such a talented group of people! I am spending a lot of time pinching myself!



For my first project, I am using Nina's adorable "Sweet Trouble" image. We were all given a photo of Kim's sweet little pup, Malie, for inspiration. Kim's challenge for us was to make a clean and simple card, using no brads, buttons, bows, or anything else that might make it challenging to mail. Of course, a color requirement of PINK must appear on our card as well!

I paper pieced Sweet Trouble's body, clothing, and the candy cane holder with scraps from my stash. The ribbon, bow, candy canes, and dots on the scalloped edge were colored with a red Sharpie. Glossy Accents finished the candy canes, bow, and ribbon. I used some white Fun Flock for the fur on this cute little guys hat, and for the snow. The sponging was done with TAC's Ballet Blue.

Be sure to go to "There's Magic in the Air" to get this FREE and adorable image for your own! Create your project using this image, and enter it in Nina's weekly challenge. You could be the lucky winner! I can't wait to see YOUR creation! Before you leave, click on the link on my sidebar to check out the upcoming Blog Hop at "There's Magic in the Air", as well!


Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!


Patti J.

22 comments:

Roberta said...

Very cute card! I love the candy cane in the dog's mouth. Adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Selma said...

Welcome to the team Patti. We are excited to have you guest design with us this month. Your card is adorable. All the paper piecing is beautiful and love the shine on the candy canes.

Georgia said...

Congrats! on your DT gig. I love the little dog and your card. You put so many different techniques into it! Wow!or should I say, "Bow Wow!!"

Patti said...

Oh Patti, this is going to be lots of fun! Your card is just adorable! Love how you did the bow and candy canes! You rock GF! Congrats on being the guest designer!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Congrats Patti! This card is so sweet. I just love those pink snowflakes. What a cute dog too! My daughter would love to see that wrapped up under the Christmas tree:)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love it! i love the paper piecing and the pink! just love it.

hugs,

Amy Johnson said...

Congratulations on being chosen a Guest Designer. I am so happy for you! What an adorable card and imaage. I love all the pink. Its so soft, pretty and sweet.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how darling.

Cindi said...

what a pretty card!!!! love love the colors
:)

Crystal said...

WOW PAtti this is soooooo super cute, love this image its wonderful!!! What a GREAT card...!!!! Hope all is well!!! Big Hugs!

Crystal said...

BTW HUGE CONGRATS Patti!

Brenda said...

Cuteness!! I love it Patti, great details and fabulous coloring. TFS

Cat said...

I LOVE this card and the DP you used! So pretty! Congratulations on your DT Guest Spot! HUGS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on the dt Patti!! I love your creations!! This one is no exception!! Gorgeous coloring and take on the challenge. Love the fur.
hugs,
Chris

Kim said...

OMG!!! I move 4000 miles away and we end up on the same design team!!! Who would've thunk it?!?!? I'm so very honored to be working with you this month at TMITA/PCC and can't wait else you come up with using the images!

Now for this card...I know CAS cards can be hard for you but I think you got it perfectly on this one!!! Love the colors and the paper piecing is gorgeous!! Malie is very honored that you did such an excellent job using her image (okay, she can't care less but I'm blown away!)

Aloha, Kim

Nilla said...

Congrats and welcome to our team in December! The card is stunning, love how you detailed it! Fabulous! Hugs Nilla

chatdumpgirl said...

awww....he looks like my Scootie pie!

Maria Matter said...

This is lovely Patti! Such pretty colors and the paper piecing looks great!!!
Blessings, Maria

Justa Ann Nabors said...

Wonderful job and congrats. As always a beautiful card. You're great at what you do !!

STAMPING SAM said...

Thank you so much for making a beautiful card of my little gran-puppy Malie! I so proud of both my girls!

Just think, this time next week I will be at Kim's and meeting Malie for the first time...and at the beach...and at Bubba Gumps...and working in Kim's back yard...sleeping...well...you get the point!

I'll be keeping at with all your cards while we're gone. Take care and Happy Holiday to you and family!

Steph said...

How adorable is this?! Love it!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Gosh, I need to be smacked around big time for not knowing you were a guest designer at TMITA!!!! What a Dork I am! I'm so excited for you! She needs to pick you up as a regular, not a guest. You did an excellent job with this Patti! I love everything about this card! Cute image too! Congrats again from your errant friend! Best, Curt