Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hoppin' into the Holidays with The Greeting Farm!

Hi and welcome to The Greeting Farm's Holiday Hop! Start at The Greeting Farm and hop your way through all the blogs for lots of Christmas inspiration. Both blog hop participants and commenters will be eligible to win TGF's entire December release!


I've used Cheeky Christmas--she's my favorite gal in the Cheeky series--and made two cards to share. I colored up several images in different colors but stuck to the traditional red for this card and the "Santa Baby" theme.


I used Papertrey Ink's tree die and die cut two trees and placed them behind Cheeky. I moved the die a little higher so the second tree came out a little shorter than the first. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I'm thinkin' of giving this card to our mail carrier. Maybe it'll get his heart racing a little faster and he'll deliver our mail a little quicker. You think? ;)


For my second card and the "Let It Snow" theme, I colored Cheeky in vintage colors and added some glittery snowflake buttons. Hope this qualifies as "snow". I added a green ribbon that I dyed with some distress inks
for a bit of contrast.

Now return to The Greeting Farm for the master blog list and continue the hop. Thanks for hopping along with us today! Happy Holidays!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts dots and sentiment, Inkadinkado Kid's Quotes
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Stampin Up
Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento, Versafine, Distress inks
Other: Copics, Papertrey Ink tree die, Tim Holtz embossing folder, seam binding, snowflake buttons, twine, pop dots

67 comments:

  1. super duper cute, Donna! you are making me think that i need that tree die! LOVE your coloring on both. fab cards, girl! =)

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  2. creative coloring! I love the tone values you used. I will come back again for another blog visit!

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  3. SO cute! Love the sentiment and both cards are just adorable Donna :0)

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  4. Great cards! I especially love the second one - the sentiment is perfect.

    Jennifer

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  5. Oh my goodness both are beautiful
    love tasha xx

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  6. Hi Donna.. they are AWESOME and super cute!! love all the sentiments and tremendous coloring :) Big hugs and happy holiday to you :)

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  7. LOVE that image and I love what you did with her!

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  8. gorgeous cards! That last one is awesome... PERFECT sentiment pairing!

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  9. Both are truly wonderful but I'm knocked over by your second. The sentiment...its all about the sentiment. The vintaged coloring is really wonderful too.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  10. Just completely DARLING, Donna! I LOVE the vintage look of the 2nd card and the adorable scene in the 1st one-Thanks SO much for hoppin' with us!

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  11. you did a GREAT job with your cards I just love it.

    Hugs

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  12. my oh my.... both things are stunning

    I don't even know what more to say, other than your colors, your layouts, and designs are fabulous
    xoxo
    Lynda

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  13. Oh my word... these are totally gorgeous, Donna!! Perfect coloring and sentiments, love them both... you ROCK girl!!

    LOL... you crack me up, Donna! I think it's dangerous to give it to the mailman, we don't want him to have an accident and be even slower!! :) Hugs!!

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  14. My goodness, Donna! These are fantasic cards! Beautiful job!

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  15. Both cards are both so adorable!
    Thanks so much for hoppin into the Holidays with us!
    Kristy xo

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  16. What Fantabulous projects!! So beautiful!

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  17. Oh Donna your cards are both just wonderful. I love the texture you add and I really love your eye for coloring. Great job! Hugs, Lisa G

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  18. These are both super cute Donna, love your two different treatments of Christmas Cheeky! And I do think that your mail would get special treatment if you give that card to your mailman! ;)

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  19. love the vintage one Donna - and your bright red one is super as well...

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  20. Yay! I love her! Great samples! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Both Cheeky looks so beautiful. I love the vintage one... the result was so beautiful.

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  22. LOVE both cards Donna! I love this GF image alot too! One of my faves as well.

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  23. Beautiful creations Donna!! Both are well done!!

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  24. So cute!! It never fails, after blurffing your blog i must get whatever you use, that I don't have. Sounds like you had an awesome Thanksgiving trip. Welcome Home!!

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  25. these are so beautifully done, donna!

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  26. wow, gorgeous!!! i love that tree cut out - and those inkadinkadoo sents are so perfect with TGF!!!

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  27. Beautiful cards!!! The coloring on the second one has me mesmerized! That is such a fab effect!

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  28. these are fantastic!! I totally need that little kid quote stamp - too cute!

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  29. Fabulous cards Donna, love your CAS style!

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  30. Oh Donna, wow, just adore these... just fab.

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  31. Goregous cards Donna! Love the tree and the colors are fabulous! ;)

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  32. These are SO SWEET, Donna! Great job!

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  33. LOVE IT! You did a fabulous job with this image! I so want to ink her up but I just haven't got the time! you color her so well. I need to learn how to color vintage like you! you do such fantastic work! I love to see your creative creations! hope you are having a wonderful week...count down is on! 25 more days of shopping... yippee!!!

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  34. These are just adorable Donna! Love the subtlness of the last card!

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  35. Hi, Donna! Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful! I see you are in the Christmas spirit with your latest creations. So cute ;D Love Cheeky Christmas!

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  36. Your cards are adorable, Donna!! I especially love the softness of the second one!

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  37. Love these gorgeous cards Donna - love the sentiment about being stylish too, very cool :)

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  38. Your work is beautiful Donna, this is lovely!! I love the sentiment too, so funny!! :)

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  39. ADORABLE! LOVE LOVE them both! My husband would LOVE the first one!!!

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  40. Hi Donna! I know I'm late in commenting, but I just wanted to say, these are beautiful. The mail carrier might get ideas tho. hahaha. Love the vintage card too. Big hugs from me to you. :)

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  41. How adorable! I love both of your projects!

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  42. Adorable image and you created such lovely designs and cards. Love the golden tones on the second card. I love when you color in a monochromatic tones.

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  43. Beautiful cards Donna! I especially love the first card. Love your design and your gorgeous coloring!

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