10.20.2011

Patches Winter Birthday...



Good morning to all my blogging buddies!  I hope the week has been treating you well so far.  I live for the weekends, so any day closer to Friday afternoon is GREAT in my books ;)

I used this uber cute image:  Patches.  I think Patches looks like he's ready to snuggle, so I created a patchwork blankie background for him.
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; DCWV Christmas papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics; Wonky Squares Nesties;  We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine; Doodlebug Designs button;  Recollections pearls.

I made Patches for the following challenges:  Crafty Creations - Christmas Birthday;  The Sisterhood of Crafters - birthdays;  Sweet Stamps and Top Tip Tuesday - layers;  Cupcake Craft Challenge - buttons and bows;  Ooh-la-la Creations - let it snow;  Crafting When We Can - It's Christmas, Almost


Here's a little tip for you:  when coloring with Copic markers, sometimes I go out of the lines.  Instead of using the Blender Copic marker to push the ink back into the image, I use a white gel pen just to touch up on white cardstock.  It's WAY quicker and no one will ever know that you're not perfect ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)



24 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awe ... this is so adorable Deanne! Love the stitching and design ... great job!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthday' challenge at The Sisterhood. We do hope you'll come back again next challenge.

Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
MY BLOG

~amy~ said...

FAB colors and check out all of that glorious stitching!

Jingle said...

Super cute!

DesigNeAl said...

Lovely colours!
Thanks a mil for sharing your beautiful Let it Snow project with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again soon xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card, Deanna!! Love the sweet image, the fun patch work and stitching. Great job!!

Tanya R said...

Oh my WOW. Just LOVE this card. I am in love with that color.
Hugs
Tanya

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love the patch work design of your card. Adorable. :)

Julia said...

Very nice! :)

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Adorable card. Love the image and the stitching. The colors are fabulous too! Thanks for joining our Lots of Layers challenge at Sweet Stamps. I hope you will tryout our images sometime, they are wonderful to work with.

Lynne said...

You did an amazing job.

papertrails leaver said...

Oh how sweet! I love the qut feel and the paper piecing you did. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous and so original
I love the stitched patchwork
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Deanne! Fantastic colours, adorable image and I love the patchwork! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Ms Schnaderle said...

Hello Deanne,

there is so much ispiration in your card. I love it.

Big Hug
Ms Schnaderle

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the tip you have shared!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!
Hugs
Leanne xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Precious card and fab tip!!! Thanks so much for sharing both with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work and fabulous button and bow elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous - I love your patchwork and that stitching is fab! How sweet is Patches - Love him!

Great Top Tip too, I'm not the best at 'staying in the lines' at times and welcome any tip that helps me rectify my wobbles! Thanks for linking :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Layer it up' challenge.

Carol x

Samantha said...

Hi hunny, what an AWESOME card, LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitching! great job xxxx Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our Layer it up! Challenge, Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Samantha said...

Yikes forgot to say GREAT TIP! thanks hunny xx hugs me x

Diane Davies said...

Very pretty card! Love the quilted background. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

TannyP said...

Seriously, Deanne - always true works of art! I absolutely adore this image and the perfect patchwork you've created behind it. Such a snuggle-able card! Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge =)

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

How very sweet! Thanks for sharing with us on the Sweet Stamps blog.

Marie B. said...

Well, it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who whips out the white gell pen to fix boo-boos every once in awhile! :)