30 Days of Christmas - Finale

Well ladies, this is the end of 30 Days of Christmas.  I have been avoiding this post all evening (yesterday) and morning.  I have one hour to finish before my 8am deadline and I can't bring myself to saying goodbye.  =(  

I thought about making another 20 days of cards, but I honestly need to make time for other things.  And then I had a "light bulb" moment as I recorded my husband playing around with the left over scraps on my table... (video to come).  So here's the exciting news!!  I Am Going To Extend Our Blog Time Together One More Week But I Am Calling It "TABLE SCRAP CARDS"!  There will be no prizes and no requirements (boo, I know), just me trying to figure a way to use all the pieces from the 30 Days of Christmas card leftovers to make new cards out of it.  They probably won't all be Christmas related, but most will.  I've already done 2 and I hope to make another 5 today so I could post it for you and be ready for the next week.  I figure this would be an easier way to soften the "goodbye" and not rip myself away so roughly like a bandaid.  lol.

Anyway, let's get to Day 30's card.

As I browsed on Google over the weekend I came across a company of stamps that I had never heard of before.  Spesch Designer Stamps has great digital stamps and I was able to purchase one of my top favorite Christmas ones.  It was very fun to color and I plan on going back for more.  They are just adorable.

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The card itself was kind of a last minute idea I got.  Hubby he doesn't like it much.  He gave me a B- for the card because he found 3 things he didn't like... LOL.  What does he know right???  (Him and his horns).  


So using a distressed Tim Holtz Baroque die piece as my backdrop, I tried to create a window.  I used 2 Martha Stewart punches (double scallop border and medium branch), I used Recollections bling, Wild Orchid Crafts & I Am Roses flowers and a $1 wood stamp that I got from Jo-Anns, which I was able to color in to match the card.  The bird at the top is a cut out from Websters Pages' "Botanical Christmas - Winter Fairytales" paper that I thought fit at the top corner there.

The other paper line I used was MME Lost & Found "Christmas".  I barely used this paper for my cards, and I love it a lot, so maybe you'll see it in a future project.


 

She's called Santa Girl and along with using copic markers (see above photo), I also used White Fun Flock to cover the fuzzy part of her outfit.  I tried taking a close up so you could see it better.


I really REALLY love this image and coloring her was really easy... so as an added BONUS I want to include 2 pre-printed Santa Girl images for both winners.  
 
I would offer the digi file, but then that would be like stealing from them right?  So the next best thing is to send you some samples to try it out yourself.  I hope the 2 winners would love that.  I am also including some extra goodies in both winners' packages.  You won't know what it is until you open it.  


Thank you so much for joining me on this 30 day challenge.  I have absolutely enjoyed reading your comments and getting to know you all through the comments.  Thanks so much for all the support and I hope you will join me next week for "TABLE SCRAP CARDS"... that should be interesting huh??  Maybe one day I'll get hubby to make a card for you... hehe..

I will be drawing numbers and announcing the 2 winners tomorrow.  I would record myself doing it, but I'd have to double check for the qualifications and make sure that all the rules were met.  Also I have to count out all the extra entries from the posts and figure that all out.  So instead, I thought to take photos of everything and show you who won that way.  Good Luck To Everyone!!

Talk to you tomorrow.
x0, Damaris


I WILL BE ENTERING THIS PROJECT INTO THE SHOP PUMPKIN SPICE DESIGN TEAM CALL.  WISH ME LUCK!!

10 comments

jessica said...

I am so sad this is it :(
You have done a FABULOUS job with all of your cards! The range of different techniques and all the different styles have been awesome!
I am so glad I joined you on this journey and can't wait to continue with "all your scraps"
I am so loving this card! That image is awesome, your coloring amazing and the white flock such an adorable touch. Tell your hubby to stick to the scraps...your rocked this card :)
I am still laughing and had the "horns" in my head all day yesterday!
Thanks for sharing this whole series and for letting me be a part of it!!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com
ps~those images I know the winner will love :)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I really love this card. She is adorable. Love her big blue eyes. I also like the flocked areas. Super nice. The punch you bought is super nice and you have definitely gotten good use out of it. I am going to try and find it for a tree I want to make and use on a project I am working on.
I am really going to miss reading your blog daily.
Thank you for sharing your talent with all us followers.
ANA

Dottie said...

First of all, I love the card! Santa's girl is just too cute. What a lovely card.
Now. Thank you for taking the time to do the giveaway and show us all those beautiful cards you've created. I envy your talent, girl, and I hate to see the 30 days of Christmas come to an end. You've done a fabulous job. I look forward to seeing your next project.
Dottie
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dottieslifeathome.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Yes, it is not over yet! Yay for Table scrap cards! I know it must be crazy busy having to blog everyday (I have NO idea how some people do it!----I have a really hard time keeping up with mine as it is lol), but it's so fun isn't it? both the projects and the comments. This card IS SUPER CUTE and I lve how you did the eyes and flocking too. You copic coloring is great. Can't wait for table scrap cards!
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Sonia said...

wow, this is the last day :). Your card is so adorable! One of my top fav's for sure. I'm going to check out the other digi's the sight has. Thanks so much for this fun opportunity! I'll be back to see your table scrap cards and what a fabulous idea! Take care and God Bless You - Sonia
www.craftshandson.blogspot.com
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YT - tryingmyhand

kim.scrapper said...

I can't believe its the end of 30 days of cards already. I know I really each and every one of them. This one is super cute with the flocking, cute! The winners will be happy to get a few images to color. Damaris, I really enjoyed all the cards and appreciate all the love and hard work you put into each of them. I am excited to see how you use your scraps. Thanks for sharing all your talents with all of us, Hugz...Kim

crafty jo said...

love the digi image i will have to check them out and another great card tfs hugs joanne

sarajean said...

Hey girl,we get more time whoo hoo i love it.i would so love to seea card that the hubby makes that would be different.i soo love the image on here i sooo want it!!!!also where do you get the flock from exactly i would like to try it.thank you for the extension i cant wait for more.good luck to everyone on winning.thanks Damaris,Sarah.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Well Damaris I have to say you did a beautiful job on your cards. I don’t know if I could have keep up with each day so in my book you’re the best. I love the cards you made that are Fabulous, Beautiful and Creative. I'm sorry this is coming to a end but I’m still happy you have your scraps to play with. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Your card is beautiful and your right I would love to win this digi. I’ll have to stop by their store and see all the great digis. I love the bling and its looks as if the girl is telling the girl no peaking. :--) I thought that was so cute. I hope to get to know you more. Blessing AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

June Houck said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! I am so impressed with your coloring skills. Love this :)