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Monday, 25 September 2017

Some Exciting News!

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

This morning I am popping in to share some exciting news. I was asked by the very talented artist Dina Gerner to join the Digi Doodles DT. Sadly I couldn't commit to a card each week, but I have done the next best thing and joined as a Guest Designer, which means once a month I will showcasing her fabulous images.

If you want to pop over and have a look at her gorgeous images then you can find her shop here.  The challenge blog begins today and you can find it here and if you want to  follow the DT blog where one of the very talented team post their creations almost everyday, click  here.

 As a celebration of anew release which includes autumn, halloween and Christmas/Winter we are having a blog hop. I am last in line, but don't forget to leave a comment on the Digi Doodles blog to say which one is your favourite. If you want to start at the beginning then hop over to Linda's blog.

I have coloured up Trixie and Zippy and what  a joy she was to colour. I decided to keep to traditional colours for this card.

As always I have coloured with distress ink reinkers  and sprinkled some frantage around the outside of the image. The border around the card is made of gold star trim.

The papers are a mixture from the Hobby House.

For the rolled up script, I inked up a Christmas text stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark ink,  sprinkled some gold embossing powder over it and heat set it. To finish it off I edged the edges with walnut distress ink and rolled it tying it with some red twine.

The ivory pearl trim, and red twine are available at the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are from my stash and the sprawling ferns have been cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die. The rose, fir cones and fern leaves have had touches of white gesso added to them.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso, Black Soot
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Dog and Gift: Gathered Twigs
Drink: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

To be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous holiday images, follow the blog and leave a comment as to which is your favourite image.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Gina xx


  1. This is stunning Gina!
    Linda xxx

  2. Wow your colouring is stunning hun, I hate reds!!!! your's look fabulous!!! gorgeous card hun, awesome design and finishes, so rich looking, hugs Liz xx

  3. Congratulations Gina, so well deserved!!!! Such a gorgeous card and image honey! Loving your lace and those super scrummy Christmas embellies!!!
    Crafty Cuddles Jay xxx

  4. I just LOVE this beautiful easel card, Lisa!! All the embellishments and your coloring are FABULOUS! I can almost feel the winter chill :)

  5. Wow Gina this is STUNNING!! Love that star border!!

  6. Stunning Card Gina!!! Love everything about it.....

  7. OMG This is stunning. I need some of this Gesso stuff. Your flower arrangement is fabulous. Lovely colouring of the image too. Lisa x

  8. Beautiful card, those embellishments are all so vibrant. Image is delightful. Wonderful design.
    Love everything about it.

  9. Stunning card. Pretty image and love your coloring. Always fun to work with Gesso on winter themed project.

  10. Such a fun festive card Gina. Love your use of deep tone and shade!

  11. So beautiful!!! Love the colouring with Distriss Ink the way you do it. The card is absolutely fabulous!!
    Jolanda xx

  12. Congratulations Gina, a guest spot is a perfect compromise if you're too busy to commit to a new team. I'm not familiar with these images so I'll take a peek

    Gorgeous card, love the pop of red

    Anne x

  13. Love the flower,pine cone embellishment and your colouring is stunning! A gorgeous card!

  14. My gosh Gina, you have really outdone yourself with this stunning design.

    Hugs Diane

  15. Your Christmas card is soooooooo gorgeous Gina.
    The colours are a real feast on the eyes along with the festive adornment that you have so beautifully pieced together to create another of your masterpiece's for me to drool over.
    Congrats on your newest venture!
    Hugs, Donna xx

  16. Hi Gina ,
    Gorgeous wow so beautiful details and colors !!
    Hugs Doris