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I have a giveaway on offer further down but first lets talk photography. It’s been a while since I had time to do a Lime Light post, however, I’ve really appreciated the positive feedback I’ve had for these posts so thought I’d pop a ‘quick tip’ post in today. I talked previously about how I use natural light set to the left, with nice distance between card, background items and backdrop. Here’s a photo I shared previously:

Card photography set up. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/10/limelight-using-reflector/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #card #photography #set-up

One other simple item which can make a big difference to photographing a card is to use something to reflect light from the light source (window) back on to the shadowed side of the card. In my example this would be reflecting light from the window on the left and bouncing it onto the right side of the card. Now there are plenty of fancy photography reflectors available but for me, I grab a piece of spare white card and use that – readily available and the right price LOL. I simply place a large piece of white card to the right side of the card and parallel to the window.

The reflected light can fill in deep shadows, lightening them and giving a brighter feel to the card. One word or warning though, brightening the shadows can mean that items loose their dimension – shading allows the eye to see the level of an item relative to others around it. So the aim is to lighten the shadows but not eliminate them totally and flatten the appearance of the card.

So what difference does it make to a photograph? Here’s two examples the first taken without the reflector:

Christmas card photograph taken without a reflector. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/10/limelight-using-reflector/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #card #photography #reflector

And the second taken immediately afterwards with a reflector:

Christmas card photograph taken with a reflector. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/10/limelight-using-reflector/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #card #photography #reflector

I did not change any of the camera settings for the after shot. Isn’t it amazing how much lighter and brighter this picture is with lovely soft shadows? In fact so much light has been bounced back into the picture from the reflector that I’d say we have gone a little too far. If I was taking this picture with the intention of posting to here I’d probably now adjust my camera settings slightly to bring a bit more depth back in.

I spotted another example of reflecting light and also a little of what computer ‘wizardry’ can do on Attic 24 earlier in the year. Lucy is a British blogger concentrating on crochet and photographs of the lovely area she lives. She has a great written style, but for today if you scroll down about half way through the post you can see how her blue bunting was photographed for a magazine article. Hmmm, what we ‘see’ and reality are often two totally different things! However, the point to take is that in the photo shown, a reflector at the front bounced light back on to the scene being photographed.

Perhaps next time you take a photograph you will grab a piece of white card and experiment with the difference it can make? I’m working on the principle to try to make a small improvement in the way I take a photograph each time. The improvements can be tiny and may just be a better understanding of what doesn’t work in some cases! However, over time, I’m hoping those small improvements added together will make a noticeable difference to my photography skills. Baby steps, baby steps :D

Giveaway

Now before I go I wanted to host a little giveaway. Yesterday, on a whim I decided to make things easy for people to follow me by starting a Lime Doodle Design page on Facebook rather than using my personal profile. It’s a bit bare over there at the moment as I don’t know how to transfer FB updates to the new wall unfortunately. However, I put a quick note on Facebook letting people know what I’d done and everyone was so wonderful and jumped over there to Like the page. I feel so blessed that the community we are part of are so utterly awesome! So I rummaged through my ‘how did I manage to buy two of these piles!’ and put together this little thank you. While I’m trying new things I thought I’d do this as a Rafflecopter giveaway. It makes things easy for me and even picks the winner I believe! So fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter and thank you to all my friends here on the blog and over at Facebook :D

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Simon Says Stamp Butterflies stamp set, Hero Arts Winter Trees Pattern Stamp, Lawn Fawn Into The Woods 6×6 paper pad, Teresa Collins Memorabilia pack of 4 washi tapes, Delicate Golden Glitz ink pad

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Marcie Sharp - October 25, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    I love these kind of posts. I struggle with photographing my cards so any help is much appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Kipling - October 25, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Congrats on a beautiful blog!!
    SarahReplyCancel

  • Cindy DeSpain - October 25, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the photo enlightenment! I take bad pictures. Also thanks for the change to win this lovely prize!ReplyCancel

  • Isha - October 25, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Lovely card Debby. It’s always great to see your creations. Thanks for a chance to win too.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Petrella - October 25, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I have been less than thrilled with the photos I take of my work and really want to improve my skills. I always love your photos and projects! You are amazingly talented!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty Math Chick - October 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Of course I am already a FB fan of your new page – I don’t want to miss one of your beautiful creations or helpful tips! :) Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Maxwell-Doherty - October 25, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    thanks for a great cardReplyCancel

  • Jen W. - October 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Thanks for giving us another photography tip, Debby. I’m really finding all your advice very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja - October 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    thanks for the tutorial and the great giveawayReplyCancel

  • Janice Roberts - October 25, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    I love that card, and thank you for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Rubeena - October 25, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    love your space and photographs! lovely cards. :)ReplyCancel

  • SueB of Blondin Blogs - October 25, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    Looking forward to seeing FB site fill; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!ReplyCancel

  • farhana sarker - October 25, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    I really need to work on my photography skills! Your pouches are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - October 25, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    I always love reading your blog posts. They are always inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Goundrey - October 25, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    You are a very generous, creative person and it is a pleasure to follow you.ReplyCancel

  • hannelie - October 25, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the tips Debbie!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie G. - October 25, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    Thank you for the photography tips. Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Jingle - October 25, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    These are great photo ideas! Thank you for sharing your process. I was happy to see your new FB page and liked it as soon as you mentioned it on FB yesterday! It will be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Eli - October 25, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    I’m so glad that you made a facebook page! I hope you will enjoy seeing your fans increasing and leaving you some comments on your page :)
    I truly think you deserve it!ReplyCancel

  • The Crafty Den - October 25, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    Your blog posts are always so inspirational and informative. Thanks for the chance to win your amazing candy x xReplyCancel

  • auroradawn - October 25, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Fantastic tips Debby
    Amazing card
    Very generous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • diana - October 25, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the tips and the chance to win! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne C. - October 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, I struggle with taking good pictures and it sure is interesting to see how you take the best pictures!! Thank you for a great giveaway:)ReplyCancel

  • Karin - October 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

    So of cited for this new adventure for you. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • CandyW - October 25, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    I always like your lime light posts. I’m going to try this out hopefully tomorrow (the hopefully is that we’ll have some sunshine). LOL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Khristen Foss - October 25, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    A reflector does make all the difference! Thanks for the chance to win such great goodies :)ReplyCancel

  • Ali - October 25, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Congrats girl!! You are amazing! Of course I jumped on the opportunity to follow your new page. I love your photography posts :) now if only I could have my desk look that neat ;) lol I’m so going to try these tips :) thanks for them! For the above pic, what were your settings?ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Foraker - October 25, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    You are amazing! I wish I had a smidgen of your talent! And OMG you must be the last one on Earth with that paper pad!I have been scouring the interwebs looking for it…and you have it! LOL! Anyhoo, thanks for the chance to win…and thanks for sharing your immense talent. ♥ReplyCancel

  • Lenora - October 25, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    This post is exactly what I needed. I’ve been fighting with getting good pictures of my cards.

    And I will follow you wherever you decide to post! :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA - October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing how you get your beautiful pictures!! It’s amazing how the values of the colors changed in the photos.ReplyCancel

  • Anja curvers - October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Another great post Debby and I really love your tips on photography. Your skills are really amazing I wish I could only come just a little near them. But we will learn…… I love your card and as I mentioned before love it that you created the facebook page also awesome that you do this give-away you are too kind.ReplyCancel

  • Mel H - October 25, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    Great tutorial on bouncing the natural light!ReplyCancel

  • ann-marie wilson - October 25, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your posts on your new page. Congrats xReplyCancel

  • Alanna P. - October 25, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the photography tips! Wow! What a difference just adding white card stock makes!ReplyCancel

  • Enfys Cashmore - October 25, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    You know what a fan I am of your photography. Thanks for another useful tip, and I love the card. Thanks for the giveaway as well, love all of this!
    EnfysReplyCancel

  • Sathya Kala - October 25, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Thanks for the photography tips…Already following ur fb page…Thanks for chance to win this…ReplyCancel

  • Erin D - October 25, 2014 - 6:26 pm

    I love your tips. They are so helpful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • kate - October 25, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Great post love that these are tips we can all use :) Thanks so much
    Kate xxReplyCancel

  • Anja - October 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Your lime light posts are really helpful, Debby. Wish my photos would look that awesome ;o) Thanks for sharing and the gorgeous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Indy - October 25, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the photography tip! Very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Deirdre - October 25, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Great tutorial thanks DebbyReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Muzzulin - October 25, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Always love your work!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy MacDonald - October 25, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    I wish I had the kind of lighting you do in your home for my photos. I have to use a lightbox. :-( I appreciate the tips. I was excited to get the invitation for your FB page. Your creations never disapoint. Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway Debby. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Neha - October 25, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    Love the card and photography tips. Thank you for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Christensen - October 25, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    I really appreciate the photography tips. The difference between your first and second photos is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - October 25, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    thanks for the giveaway and the great tips.ReplyCancel

  • Millie - October 25, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    Your cards are absolutely amazing Debbie. Thanks for this chance to win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Elle Helton - October 25, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    any opportunity I get to look at your lovely creations, I’ll take it!! Also, I love the photography tips!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Karin Åkesdotter - October 25, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Thanks so much for all the great tips – and for always inspiring me to try new things!
    I liked your fb page early this morning (-:ReplyCancel

  • c - October 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    My photography skills are dismal, and having literally zero space to set up a ‘photo spot’ only adds to my frustration. I am, however, bookmarking these informative posts of yours, because one of these days, I will have a craft room! Thanks for all the inspiration! Just came back from liking your FB page.
    ~cReplyCancel

  • conil - October 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    Love these “limelight” posts. I always learn something. Putting it into practice is a different thing altogether, but at least I know what to do. Oh, am I glad you have a “how did I purchase 2 of these” pile, too. Now I feel a little less like an idiot.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Baker Cox - October 25, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Your designs always inspire me. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Patysue - October 25, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    How do you keep your work area so neat and tidy? :-)ReplyCancel

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A Christmas card with a masculine vibe made using stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/10/love-peace-joy/ - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - christmas card tree house glitter city

I was tired the other night and the boys were watching football (yuck) so I thought a little colouring was in order :) I pulled out the Home for the Holidays set from Simon Says Stamp as I’d yet to get to those great trees. I coloured both the trees from the set, die cut them with their matching dies and then rubbed Glossy Accents over them and dumped them in Distress Glitter. The trunks were given a good dose of Wink of Stella glitter pen although that’s not showing in these photos. I planned on a cute critter kind of winter wonderland scene but when I was reaching for some patterned papers I came across this one with a map edge to it. The large tree seemed to fit really well with it so I cut a house from Slate card using one of the Village dies and added a frosty roof line. I think there’s a nice masculine vibe going on here with the stripes, map and neutral backdrop so I resisted adding piles of sequins or jewels to the tree. Instead I overlaid a banner stamped with the greeting from the Ornaments set in Slate ink, a lone glittery star and a twine bow.

A Christmas card with a masculine vibe made using stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/10/love-peace-joy/ - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - christmas card tree house glitter city

Afterwards I did think that a glow coming from one of the windows would be nice but by then everything was well and truly stuck down LOL but I must remember that for the next time I reach for these Village dies :D

I hope you have a great crafty weekend!

Supplies

Stamps – Simon Says Stamp home for the holidays, ornaments; Dies – Simon Says Stamp holidays at home, village; Ink – Simon Says Stamp slate, Memento tuxedo black; Card – Simon Says Stamp slate, Bazzill marshmallow, Neenah solar white 80b; Paper – Teresa Collins something wonderful; Twine – May Arts; Glitter – Distress Sickles dry clutter clear rock candy; Copics – G20, G21, G24, G29, T5, E71, E74, E77, 0

  • Amanda - October 24, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Stunning!!! You amaze me every-single-time.ReplyCancel

  • Eveline van Heijst - October 24, 2014 - 10:42 am

    I don’t think a glow from the window would add anything to this wonderful card. It’s perfect as it is.
    Eveline.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm

      Aw thanks Eveline!
      ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ribet - October 24, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Gorgeous. Love that glittery tree, and wonderful design.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - October 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - October 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Love your little winter scene… I, too, have had fun with those Village dies… stop over? I’ll put the kettle on…
    =] Michele

    http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2014/10/casology-week-118-home.htmlReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm

      I’ll bring the biscuits ;)ReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH - October 24, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Your card is gorgeous!! I love your scene you really created one beautiful sparkly scene. Love you little story to cute!!
    Girl your coloring skills are impeccable!! Love all your special touches and the way you used the dies. Just one outstanding creative job!! YOU so ROCK!!ReplyCancel

  • Petra - October 24, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    This is just GORGEOUS, Debby!!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!!

    Have a great weekend!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - October 24, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Love your beautiful card! The tree is colored to perfection and I love the snowy roof on the house.ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 24, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    It’s good to see a masculine vibe on a Christmas card. This is perfect for those guys out there. That tree coloring is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - October 24, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    lol! I had a blog post with the same title this week too and was also playing with my favorite new SSS Stamps! Love your work….gorgeous Debby!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Petti - October 24, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Really beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • TamiB - October 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Nicely done! Even tho there’s not a TON of color going on – except that beautifully colored tree! – the card makes a big impact. I like it!ReplyCancel

  • Ann K - October 25, 2014 - 12:46 am

    your cards are fabulous! I look forward to seeing more of your talents and inspiration for us all.ReplyCancel

  • janet - October 25, 2014 - 2:38 am

    Oh, so very lovely :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - October 25, 2014 - 4:10 am

    Oh how I like this card! You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sallee P. - October 25, 2014 - 4:30 am

    I really like it! Love that little bit of map and all the colors of the card. So cool!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - October 25, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Patysue - October 25, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    I love these little houses this year. Some are on there way to me from SSS!ReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp & Lawn Fawn dies - christmas, gift, bag, glitter

It’s all about the quick and easy today! I’m testing out options for mass production closer to the holiday period and this little gift bag fits the bill perfectly! While sifting through my dies I noticed the Simon Says Stamp Pile of Presents is a great fit for the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag, so I cut the goodie bag from Fog card and then ran the front panel through with the Pile of Presents die, backing it with some glitter card before assembling. I added a couple of die cut banners from Holidays at Home and topped them with a Merry die cut from the Deco Tree set cut from Slate card. I’m loving the none traditional and neutral colours for Christmas this year. Yesterday’s watercolour was all jewel tones and I’ve done a few aqua and coral projects recently too. It’s nice to mix things up a little :D

The bag was finished with a twine bow and a few pearls to decorate. You could whip this up in a range of colours to suit your Christmas gift giving palette. I must admit I don’t tend to stick to a colour theme. Each of the gifts is wrapped with the person in mind so vary from cute critters for the youngest, boyish minimal for the eldest and my middle one, she loves anything purple! Maybe her colour choices influenced my watercolour yesterday LOL.

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Dies – Lawn Fawn goodie bag, Simon Says Stamp pile of gifts, holidays at home, deco tree; Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, slate; Twine – Hemptique metallic classic; pearls

  • Yukari Y. - October 22, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    Super cute goodie bag! Love the glitter paper you used, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 22, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    Very impressive. The neutral with the glitter really pops. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - October 22, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    Good grief, woman. Are you even capable of making anything that’s not amazing?ReplyCancel

  • Bernii Miller - October 23, 2014 - 12:57 am

    What a great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - October 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

    Yep, I hear ya on the quick and easy with the holidays here Debbie. Great choice of products to make this delightful little bag. I love the sparkles.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - October 23, 2014 - 10:10 am

    BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • Carola - October 23, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Hey,
    that looks great! I like white and silver. And I like your photos, they are wonderful!
    Greetings, CarolaReplyCancel

  • ~amy~ - October 23, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Super pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hershberger - October 23, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    This is fabulous, Debby! I have a similar bag die… will have to try this wonderful idea!ReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH - October 23, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    OMG Debbi Your gift bag is gorgeous what a fabulous and clever idea. Lucky person who gets it. WOW!!ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcher - October 23, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    How lovely is this bag! I sure like the way you incorporate products together!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - October 23, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    Oh, Debbie, this is just soooo elegant! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - October 23, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    This is so cute! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Val - October 23, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    What an elegant gift bag! Love it! Thanks for the great ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne B in AZ - October 25, 2014 - 6:33 am

    Your bag really makes me want to buy the die I have been able to say no to up to this point! It is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Angela D - October 25, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    Does this bag use two pieces of 12X12 paper, or just one?ReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Mama Elephant - christmas, card, watecolor, watercolour

I’m back! I took some time out and as a family we hopped off to find a little last-minute sunshine last week. Having returned, yesterday I was so lucky to get to meet up with Heidi Crowl and Stephanie Leykauf of Simon Says Stamp as well as an awesome bunch of crafty ladies. If you like to see more on that then pop over to my Instagram feed – I share a few non-crafty things over there as well as the normal bits and bobs :D The kids are back to school and normal service resumes again now though :D You can find me peeking from behind the washing pile LOL.

However, despite the piles around me, I couldn’t resist using the gorgeous large sentiment from Mama Elephant’s new Peace on Earth set again today! The sentiment is so easy to work with there really is very little you need to do. For my card I simply stamped in Versamark on watercolor card and clear embossed. I also embossed some little sparkle images from the set after which I applied a liberal amount of water with brush to a rectangle area around the sentiment and dotted in some watercolours.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Mama Elephant - christmas, card, watecolor, watercolour

I was very good and let this dry on its own and then all that was needed were some sequins and a little stickles glitter glue to dress it up. I cut the panel down slightly and then mounted on a top folding Jelly Bean card base. Done! This card would be so simple to mass produce and each one would be individual due to the nature of watercolours :D

Well that’s me for today, I’m off to finish the unpacking and putting the summer stuff away. I would be sad apart from I love the changing seasons and get excited at the prospect of the first truly frosty morning. That feeling doesn’t last when clearing the car of ice on an early morning mind, but I’m not thinking about that part yet LOL.

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Stamps – Mama Elephant peace on earth; Card – Tim Holtz distress water-colour card, Bazzill jelly bean; Ink – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp clear; Watercolours – Winsor & Newton; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear, amethyst, aquamarine; Stickles star dust glitter glue

  • Barb - October 21, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    That watercolor background is so gorgeous, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Great choice of background colors…by the end of the holiday season, I’m usually thoroughly sick of red & green. As always, your card is festiive a joyful. Sorry about the laundry, it’s not my favorite thing to do after being away, either.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ribet - October 21, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Simply wonderful. Love your colour choices.ReplyCancel

  • Debs - October 21, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    This is it! Perfect for the holidays…your a genius. Beautiful card.
    I met the SSS team at the Create class this year…love those folks.ReplyCancel

  • Deirdre - October 21, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Love it Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Carola - October 22, 2014 - 7:10 am

    Hey Debby,
    thanks for the describing! I will try it! The card looks really great!
    Best regards, CarolaReplyCancel

  • Elaine - October 22, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Very lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Monica P - October 22, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    So gorgeous and simple. Colors are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - October 22, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Love the colors and your water-coloring is gorgeous! As always, perfectly place sequins *sigh*. Truly perfect.
    =]MicheleReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH - October 22, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Oh My What a gorgeous card!! I love your water coloring is amazing what a fabulous job you did. Love your touches of sequins just simply gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - October 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    So pretty! Love the watercolor background!ReplyCancel

  • janet - October 22, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous – beautiful big sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - October 22, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    So pretty! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - October 22, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Such a pretty card and its perfect for mass producing like you said.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - October 22, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Purplicious!!! I LOVE it….watercolors and my favorite color….! Heavenly!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Langes - October 23, 2014 - 7:58 am

    So glad you enjoyed your mini break Debby. Love the watercolouring on this – must give that a go. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • TamiB - October 23, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! Looks like a fun technique!ReplyCancel

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Wohoo it’s a birthday stampede for Mama Elephant! Can they really be two already? Wow they seem to have been with us creating awesome products for longer! Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the fabulous Pamela Ho but if not then you can start at the beginning on the Mama Elephant blog :D

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Mama Elephant birthday stampede - christmas, card, merry & bright, partridge, crystal

I played with the new Peace on Earth set today and boy did I have fun! The set comes with two beautiful script sentiments and then lots of little icons to too – crystals, doves, stars, bow, leafy sprig! You name it and it probably is in there LOL. I made two cards one using a gorgeous sentiment and the other using the small bits and pieces :D

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Mama Elephant birthday stampede - christmas, card, merry & bright, partridge, crystal

I love the little sprig and the gorgeous crystals that come in the set and I had the idea of hanging one from the other. However, I also wanted to go cute with this card so I employed the previously released Just Hatched set and turned the chick into a Christmas Partridge! I loved Googling partridge pictures to see how to get the colour on this little guy right :D He was stamped in Memento tuxedo black, coloured with Copics and then die cut with his matching die. On a white tag the sprig image is stamped a few times and given a little basic Copic colouring, then the ornament thread is stamped so that the crystal appears to be handing from the partridges wing :D After colouring, I gave the crystal a good dose of Zig wink of Stella clear glitter pen and then Glossy Accents too so in real life this really sparkles! The sentiment from Just Hatched is stamped in Coral Reef and cut with it’s matching die. I love how the same set can give you two totally different cards from cute to elegant in flash.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Mama Elephant birthday stampede - christmas, card, merry & bright, partridge, crystal

I used the same colours for this card; stamping the sentiment on patterned paper and then silver heat embossing before cutting the base of the panel with one of the Speech Trio dies and foam mounting it over some more patterned paper (reminded me of poinsettias) adhered to the card base. A little loopy twine and a few sequins were all that was need to let the gorgeous font shine :D

Have fun as next on the hop is the awesome

Elena Roussakis!

Supplies

Stamps – Mama Elephant peace on earth, just hatched; Dies – Mama Elephant just hatched, speech trio, Clearly Besotted rounded tag; Ink – Simon Says Stamp coral reef, Memento tuxedo black, Versamark; Card – Neenah solar white80lb,110lb; Paper – Teresa Collins something wonderful; Twine – Lawn Fawn coral; Accents – Ranger glossy accents; Sequins – Studio Calico atlantic, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear; Copics – 0,R02,R05,R12,W1, W3,W5,E000,E00,E11,E13,E15,E18,G40,G43,G46,G99; Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen; Embossing Powder – Ranger super fine detail silver

  • Audrey Tokach - October 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Such a pretty color combination! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • anja curvers - October 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Oohhh this is so incredible cute Debby love, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - October 15, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    I just adore both your cards Debby! The cute partridge with the crystal is wonderful and the sentiment really shines on your second card.ReplyCancel

  • Petra - October 15, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Both these cards are beautiful, Debby!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene Satkewich - October 15, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Great take on a holiday card…love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Crosby - October 15, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    I love your color combos and the tag is to die for!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - October 15, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Such beautiful colours and a cheery design, i’m truly inspired to go and create.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie Sharp - October 15, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    I just love that big embossed sentiment! So lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - October 15, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Love these cute tags. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Petrella - October 15, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    What a gorgeous color combo! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Pai - October 15, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    so lovely and soft!ReplyCancel

  • Jingle - October 15, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    These are just beautiful! You really work magic with paper and ink!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - October 15, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Very pretty cards! Love the color combinations!ReplyCancel

  • MaggieS - October 15, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    Love the script on this set of Christmas sentiments. Your pairing of the little critters with other elements is so cute and festive. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - October 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, both these cards are STUNNING!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Richard - October 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Debbie, both of these are so charming. You make bold statements with the softest of colors!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Greene - October 15, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    These are so pretty! Love them:)ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Jonas - October 15, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Like both, but love the tag card!ReplyCancel

  • Barb C - October 15, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Lovely tags, Debby! Mama Elephant stamps are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Laura C - October 15, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Love these!! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Leone - October 15, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Beautiful colors and the perfect touch of sparkle! Love!ReplyCancel

  • Joy - October 15, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    love the MERRY & BRIGHT sentiment can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Kari V. - October 15, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love that partridge you created. And the colors are soft and lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie L - October 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    I love that big scripty Merry & Bright sentiment. Great features and love your soft color palette.ReplyCancel

  • janet - October 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    FABULOUS! Love the huge sentiment and the sweet little images!ReplyCancel

  • Cjefthas - October 15, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    So sweet! Love the silver!ReplyCancel

  • Lynnea Hollendonner - October 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    As always, your cards are so wonderfully inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Alexia Misso - October 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Beautiful card and tag, love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya Jastad - October 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    So pretty! Love the colors! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • S♥nia - October 15, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    I just love your both cards!!! So cuuutes!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rubeena - October 15, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    these are amazingly cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Hartschlag - October 15, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    I love the silver embossing on the card with the words. This is a really classy card. I can’t believe what ou did with the little icons from the stamp set. When I looked at the colors of the Copics that you used I was amazed at how many there were.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - October 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Your cards are so soft and pretty, Debby. Love them.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - October 15, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    What a beautiful card! All the delicate details and colors! Very breath taken. I love the Mama Elephant big and bold stamp sentiments. They’re awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica H. - October 15, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Your cards are GORGEOUS!! I love how elegant and understated they are.ReplyCancel

  • Jen A. - October 15, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Amy :o) - October 15, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    Love your cards. So pretty and I especially loved color combinations.ReplyCancel

  • Anny W. - October 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    I love the cards, and the way you take pictures argh everything is so CUTE!!!! Really like the colors and how it all turn out. <3ReplyCancel

  • Lenora - October 15, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Lovely as always with your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie G - October 15, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Oh such a cute card !!!ReplyCancel

  • Lea - October 15, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Awesome! Nice coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Hobdy - October 15, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Love your cards and the new stamp sets. Great Color Combos!ReplyCancel

  • Jannette Davis - October 15, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Love the tag and card. The large script words are in my future.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica F. - October 15, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    Beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lou - October 15, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Love the sweet birdie and tag :)ReplyCancel

  • Julene - October 15, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    I love this cursive font and the soft colors remind me of a quiet snowfall, just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera - October 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Christiana - October 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    This is such a pretty card! Love how you combined the old and the new with these stamp sets!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McRae - October 15, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    The little birdies is so cute and I love these fresh colours!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - October 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    such a very sweet card ..love the new items!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Kiehl - October 15, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    What a delightful card! L:ove the tag idea. Always looking for ways to use up a huge supply of sequins! Thank you for sharing on their 2nd!ReplyCancel

  • Penny H - October 15, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    How cute, love that font and the colours you have used too :)ReplyCancel

  • Yukari Y. - October 15, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous! Love the big bold sentiment heat embossed in silver, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Anika E. - October 15, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    Stunning designs as usual. Love these cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lynndee - October 15, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    What lovely cards! I am loving the large sentiments from the peace on earth set! Not to mention all the little doo-dads to boot!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Yahrling - October 15, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    Just love your tag card – super cute!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherM - October 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Lovely cards!! I love your colors and layout!ReplyCancel

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe} - October 15, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    I absolutely love your tag & card! The tiny bird is too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Ailing - October 15, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Soooo adorable… thanks for sharing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marty - October 15, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    I always love to see creative tags. Both of your creations are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Garcia - October 15, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    I love those large sentiments. You created beautiful cards with this set.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - October 15, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    Love this set! You have made 2 beautiful projects witn it.ReplyCancel

  • c - October 15, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! A perfect showcase of the new release!
    ~cReplyCancel

  • Sandi Pressley - October 15, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Your cards are lovely….I just love heat embossing my Christmas greetings in silver.ReplyCancel

  • Charity Chamberlain - October 15, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Fantastic creations!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - October 15, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Both the cards are inspirational.
    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lura - October 15, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    ~Sigh~ Can always count on you for something soft and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Laura G - October 15, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy K - October 15, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    Those are the cutest little critters. Love your projects.ReplyCancel

  • Snazzyjj - October 15, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Love the little birdie, he reminds me of tweetie bird.ReplyCancel

  • CeCe - October 15, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    I like all of the cards! I really like the simplicity of the last card with the merry and bright sentiment. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Joanie C - October 15, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    I like that these two cards have a soft tone to it.ReplyCancel

  • Dasha - October 15, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    So cute!!! I love stripes in the BG :)ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine Brenner - October 15, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the coloring (and the fact that you googled it) on the partridge, very clever! Love the bold embossed sentiment on the second card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - October 15, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    I love these cards! The colors are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Cross - October 15, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    You’re Amazing! I love the cute little bird tag!ReplyCancel

  • Daria G - October 15, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    Love the Sentiment Card – so delicate :))) thank you sharing and ME Rules! :)))ReplyCancel

  • Debs - October 15, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    Adorable. Love your style.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie C - October 15, 2014 - 6:26 pm

    I love all of these but that little partridge! Super adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Fely - October 15, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    Super duper cute card…awesome jobReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - October 15, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    I love your style as always. And the color combo is very beautiful. Great cards. : )ReplyCancel

  • Maeghan M. - October 15, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Love the silver embossing! TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anita in France - October 15, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    Sweet and adorable partridge, Debby … the colour combination with the silver embossed sentiment is just gorgeous! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Nanci - October 15, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    Great card! Love the card, look great! Fabulous new colors too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - October 15, 2014 - 6:49 pm

    Such soft colors–elegant cards.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Simone - October 15, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Love the peace on earth stamp set. The font is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Sharie W - October 15, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    The colors are so soft.. love them.. just like soft fallen snow.
    Great card and techniquesReplyCancel

  • Eileen L. - October 15, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    What a cutie patootie bird. Love it. Love the large lettering also.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - October 15, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    I love what you’ve done here today. These colors are so soft and pretty! I absolutely love the Peace on Earth stamp. The font is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa P. - October 15, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    Love yout tag and card Debbie! I love the new releases too :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub - October 15, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    Love both card and tag.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - October 15, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    I love the little chick!! So cute! I also love the large sentiments for chirstmas. So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Molly Burkey - October 15, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Such talent! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • kazumi Edwards - October 15, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Beautiful Debby, I love this new release :)ReplyCancel

  • Debby - October 15, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    Love the colors you used on all the cards!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen W. - October 15, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Love them both! It’s great how you put together all those little images!ReplyCancel

  • Kaylin Krawczyk - October 15, 2014 - 7:17 pm

    little birdy is sooo cuteReplyCancel

  • Carol Doggett - October 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Oooo, I love the colors you used and how festive are your cards?!! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Reema Patel - October 15, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    One of my fav stamp sets! Love what you’ve done – thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • eva - October 15, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    How beautiful and elegant!! Love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alinsmajl - October 15, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    The tag card is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • theCook - October 15, 2014 - 7:40 pm

    Love that Merry And Bright card!ReplyCancel

  • Ka's Creations - October 15, 2014 - 7:44 pm

    Gorgeous Clean and Simple card and tag! Love that Christmas sentiment font! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Joni - October 15, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    As always your cards are gorgeous! I really like the font on the Merry and Bright sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Sallee P. - October 15, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    Very pretty cards & tags! I love the Merry & Bright sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - October 15, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Great job using those stamps – your little tag is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Sabind - October 15, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Adorable! Love everything about it – the colors, your coloring…even your picture taking is amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Deirdre - October 15, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    LOVE Debby – just fab. Just ordered those speech bubbles.. yipee! Can’t wait for the post to arrive now!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Eslinger - October 15, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    love the simple elegant feel of the card, makes me think of a calm snowy winter dayReplyCancel

  • megan mcdonald - October 15, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    he is very cuteReplyCancel

  • Carmen - October 15, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    AdorableReplyCancel

  • Sabina bjerre - October 15, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    Pretty pretty CARD-wow….. So beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K - October 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Your cards are beautiful. I love how they all have that sort of light and airy feel…so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Carroll - October 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    Gorgeous card, love the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Casey Thrush - October 15, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    That merry and bright is AWESOME! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • elena - October 15, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    i love the soft colors for a winter holiday card. just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • SoniaW - October 15, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    The tag card is so cute !!. Love the Merry & Bright sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny D - October 15, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    Beautiful card and tag! I loved the soft colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Ria Montefalcon - October 15, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    Always love your beautiful cards, so clean and fresh.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie F. - October 15, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    You did a great job coloring the “partridge”.ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - October 15, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    The tag and card are so pretty. Love the silver.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • cristy greene - October 15, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Oh wow! I love both cards! They are so adorable and I can’t get enough of the color combo!ReplyCancel

  • maureenb - October 15, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    love the birdies- adorbs!ReplyCancel

  • Marla H. - October 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Great cards. Love your style and all the embellishments you used. TFSReplyCancel

  • Amanda - October 15, 2014 - 9:27 pm

    Amazing cards, as always! Love the patterned paper combination.ReplyCancel

  • Patty - October 15, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H - October 15, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    The Merry and Bright card is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Glorie - October 15, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    What a fun card! Love the large script words.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Ercole - October 15, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Great cards, love them both. Beautiful colours you have used.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne in NI - October 15, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    Fab projects! I love the font on the Christmas sentiment :)ReplyCancel

  • maureen - October 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    as always cards with a touch of class….. love them and thank you for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice - October 15, 2014 - 10:28 pm

    How gorgeous and darling this card and tag are! I am in love with those new script stamps! Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • maureen - October 15, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    Well this is my second comment because I don’t think the firs took….. Love you card and as always they are so elegant. thank you for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda J - October 15, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    You never fail to create a lovely beautiful card design. Super sweet, clean and fresh! :)ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 15, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    Wonderful use of colour.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - October 15, 2014 - 10:57 pm

    Fabulous projects…love the little birdie!ReplyCancel

  • Memoriesbymanda - October 15, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Your cards are lovely. You wouldn’t automatically think christmas card and floral paper but they work beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - October 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Beautiful cards…I love the palette. Thanks for sharing your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Petrice - October 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I love what you’ve done on the tag. So cute! And the colour combo. <3ReplyCancel

  • Carolee McCaslin - October 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm

    LOVE your cards and new products!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle A - October 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    Love your cards!!! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Julie S - October 15, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    Love the softness in your cards, so different! LovelyReplyCancel

  • Liliana Phillips - October 15, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    What a fabulous release! Such pretty cards!ReplyCancel

  • Charity Chamberlain - October 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm

    Fabulous creations! I especially love the Merry & Bright embossed sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • MargR - October 16, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Gorgeous cards Debby! Your style is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Goff - October 16, 2014 - 12:10 am

    Such amazing cards! I love that sweet little bird, that beautiful twine, and that amazing chunky silver embossing!ReplyCancel

  • Amy fillmore - October 16, 2014 - 12:20 am

    I love your cards! Great idea for using the bird! Too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • VikkiCH - October 16, 2014 - 12:28 am

    oh, that little birdie is so cute~ your second card is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Amber N - October 16, 2014 - 12:33 am

    beautiful card, ElenaReplyCancel

  • Kathy Stacy - October 16, 2014 - 12:35 am

    Always love seeing what you do with your cards Debbie – so adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Sharron G - October 16, 2014 - 12:50 am

    Fabulous cards! Love the adorable tag and the embossed sentiment on patterned paper looks awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kim A. - October 16, 2014 - 12:50 am

    I love the beautiful cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharron - October 16, 2014 - 12:53 am

    Fabulous cards! Love your adorable tag and the embossed sentiment on patterned paper looks awesome!ReplyCancel

  • SJ - October 16, 2014 - 12:56 am

    Both cards are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - October 16, 2014 - 1:18 am

    Everything your make is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lenora - October 16, 2014 - 1:22 am

    Debby your cards always rock!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - October 16, 2014 - 1:29 am

    Very cute partridge in a tree and very pretty embossed 2nd card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy O - October 16, 2014 - 1:42 am

    The tag on the card makes the card. Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lynn - October 16, 2014 - 1:42 am

    Love your cards…the soft hues. Always cheers me up. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Keely - October 16, 2014 - 1:51 am

    I LOVE the Merry & Bright stamp set, it’s wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Barber - October 16, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Love your cards!!!! Always lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - October 16, 2014 - 2:05 am

    Wonderful cards! I’m just loving that sweet little bird holding the ornament/jewel!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia F - October 16, 2014 - 2:23 am

    I never would have thought to emboss it on patterned paper. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • ginni Berg - October 16, 2014 - 2:24 am

    Love the Chicken partridge, clever!ReplyCancel

  • Traci Lord - October 16, 2014 - 2:34 am

    Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - October 16, 2014 - 2:44 am

    How adorbs I love thisReplyCancel

  • TamiB - October 16, 2014 - 2:45 am

    Very cute!! Love the colors you used! The font on the sentiments is so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Trina - October 16, 2014 - 2:54 am

    I just love that Merry & Bright sentiment card, the font is just so beautiful! Love your color choices for that one!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 16, 2014 - 3:01 am

    I love these big, bold, scripty sentiments!ReplyCancel

  • wida - October 16, 2014 - 3:01 am

    oh this is so bold yet serene! love the fontReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z - October 16, 2014 - 3:03 am

    Liked your elegant Merry & Bright card!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth V. - October 16, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Love the script! Cute cards.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Gray Whitcomb - October 16, 2014 - 3:35 am

    As always.. gorgeous. LOVE the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Mariclaudi Benitez - October 16, 2014 - 3:41 am

    I really like your style.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D - October 16, 2014 - 4:00 am

    Very sweet–I like your Christmas partridge.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Potts - October 16, 2014 - 4:10 am

    I just love the script on the new Christmas sentiments stamps, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Rafos - October 16, 2014 - 4:14 am

    Beautiful cards luv the soft colorsReplyCancel

  • Sara S - October 16, 2014 - 4:20 am

    This card reminds me of a song I was just singing to my grand daughter, buy new stamps, but keep thee old one is silver and the other gold. Great card! TFSReplyCancel

  • Magaly - October 16, 2014 - 4:55 am

    Lovely cards, so elegant and cuteReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant - October 16, 2014 - 5:32 am

    such awesome cards! LOVE Merry & Bright!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adam K - October 16, 2014 - 5:40 am

    very nice cardReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - October 16, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Gorgeous creations Debby. Soft and sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Nagano - October 16, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Very cute!! I can’t wait until I can play with these new stamps!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Brown - October 16, 2014 - 5:59 am

    This card is so adorable! And I’m loving the classy scripted sentiment…perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi R - October 16, 2014 - 6:01 am

    Gorgeous cards. I love your choice of images and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kris in Alaska - October 16, 2014 - 6:39 am

    I’m in love with that font set!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - October 16, 2014 - 6:48 am

    I love both of your cards but that little Christmas Partridge stole my heart! The colors you chose, everything came together beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Hamutal Shafrir - October 16, 2014 - 6:59 am

    Beautiful cards! Lovely colors! Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • TesaB - October 16, 2014 - 7:19 am

    Oh my! Total cuteness!!! Love everything about these projects. FAB colors, adorable little bird and pretty sequins.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Pineda - October 16, 2014 - 7:19 am

    Love the soft colors. The coloring on the bird is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • kit cochran - October 16, 2014 - 7:36 am

    This is my favorite stamp set of the release and I love what you’ve created with it. I have some of the patterned paper that you used, which I’ve been hoarding. Really elegant and cute cards.ReplyCancel

  • Patty Del Rosa - October 16, 2014 - 7:39 am

    Love how you mixed the patterned papers in with your designs.ReplyCancel

  • SY Ooi - October 16, 2014 - 7:50 am

    I love the new release from MamaElephant so much….and also the card created.ReplyCancel

  • kerri dovale - October 16, 2014 - 8:02 am

    These two cards are stunning!! I love the colour combinations and the sentiments. I would love to receive these through my letterbox!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - October 16, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Love this – cute images and fab colours.ReplyCancel

  • HappyExpressions - October 16, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • shirley - October 16, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Love the big embossed words! Your cards are beautiful (design and color).ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Parmentier - October 16, 2014 - 11:38 am

    I Always love your work! These cards are awesome, love the silver and soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Cissi DS - October 16, 2014 - 11:43 am

    So cute, love the colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Amy R - October 16, 2014 - 11:48 am

    I love those big sentiments. I love the lower paper, too. So pretty…ReplyCancel

  • Darci Powers - October 16, 2014 - 11:59 am

    both of these are so beautiful! I love the script words and the floral looking paper with the stripes….awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Cox - October 16, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Your cards are beautiful. I like how you’ve stretched the Just Hatched stamp to have a Christmas feel. TFS xxxReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - October 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    Super cute tag/cards!! I love ME and the new release is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Connie - October 16, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Oh no! Could this tag and card be any cuter?!?ReplyCancel

  • Linda H. - October 16, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Great cards! Love the tag and the bird!ReplyCancel

  • Karen B - October 16, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Love the fonts and the way you showcase the large sentiments!ReplyCancel

  • Kit - October 16, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    The tag is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer S - October 16, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    That little guy is just too cute. I can’t say I would have known the colors either!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Rae - October 16, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Adorable cards. Love the little birdie. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lucinde - October 16, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    The penguins are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • stamping sue - October 16, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    tags are always a hit this time of year.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • Thordis - October 16, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors … Beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - October 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    These seem to be the new colors for this holiday season, and I love the bold greetings.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina (CraftyPaws) - October 16, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Super cute and love the soft pastel colors! TFS Hugs, KristinaReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - October 16, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    Lovely work on both
    cards! Love the birdie.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Teresa Ciarleglio - October 16, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Both of your cards are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MoJo - October 16, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Both cards are amazing! I love the colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Vernetta - October 16, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    LOVE all the techniques you used and LOVE the embossing! that sentiment font is so pretty! TFSReplyCancel

  • Tracey McNeely - October 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Debby this is so sweet, I love that you used the Just Hatched for the precious owl!ReplyCancel

  • belinda - October 16, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    great cardReplyCancel

  • Amanda Christensen - October 16, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    Your cards are so pretty. I just love that embossing and the color combinations you used.ReplyCancel

  • Diana D - October 16, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    Absolutely LOVE your cards and tags! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Nicki Lundeen - October 16, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Your cards are awesome. Really love the one with the bird on it!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Marie Ruda - October 16, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    I love your cards that you made. Especially the cute tag with the little bird holding the ornament. How Fun!!ReplyCancel

  • chark - October 16, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    classy and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Mc - October 16, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    So amazing! Love that scripty sentiment!! Cute tag!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - October 16, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    So sweet, Debby! Oh, I love Mama Elephant’s big sentiments…and their inks are THE BEST! Love the new colors!!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieC. - October 16, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    I love them both…the tag on the card really stands out and I love the big sentiment in silver.ReplyCancel

  • Julie C - October 16, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Lovely card and tag! Love the colour combination!^_^ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 16, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Your “partridge” is so cute it makes my teeth itch. Layered perfectly with the crystal and sprigs. Your second card is pure elegance.ReplyCancel

  • Martye - October 16, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    The coral and blue is such a gorgeous color combination.ReplyCancel

  • Carol B. - October 16, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Great cards. I especially like your partridge.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Marmo - October 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm

    So cute! Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Karen O'Reilly - October 16, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    As always great ideas and cute cardsReplyCancel

  • Cathy R - October 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Gorgeous projects, love your tag especially, Cathy xReplyCancel

  • Linda Duensing - October 16, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    Love both cards. I thought the first one was a tag until I looked a little closer and saw the blue striped paper. The little critter is so cute and love the Merry and Bright script. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Smith - October 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    These turned out so nice!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hall - October 16, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Great cards, Debbie. The large sentiments are impressive. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Angie Linton - October 16, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Gorgeous as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - October 16, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    Beautiful card. Love the colorsReplyCancel

  • Gail A - October 16, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Love the Merry and Bright card! So classy!ReplyCancel

  • YLeon - October 16, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    Adorable cards, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Edilene Tristão - October 17, 2014 - 12:23 am

    Que lindos e delicados!ReplyCancel

  • Paulette S. - October 17, 2014 - 1:14 am

    Love them both ,Debby! That large sentiment is awesome! And I love that sweet bird.ReplyCancel

  • barbara lassiter - October 17, 2014 - 1:27 am

    Both cards are really special. Love how you combined the bird and the bits and pieces on the tag card.ReplyCancel

  • Annie Kong - October 17, 2014 - 2:02 am

    Love your clean and simple cardsReplyCancel

  • Jessika - October 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Omg! I loooove these beautiful cards!!ReplyCancel

  • haejin - October 17, 2014 - 4:07 am

    lovely cards! love those handwritten sentiments~ReplyCancel

  • Terri - October 17, 2014 - 4:08 am

    These are so cheery & bright! Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anh - October 17, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Love both card designs!ReplyCancel

  • Iris Soscia - October 17, 2014 - 4:49 am

    Love the silver embossing.
    isoscia at aol dot comReplyCancel

  • Christine P - October 17, 2014 - 5:17 am

    OMG these are the cutest cards ever! I love how you added that little bird with the hanging jewel and your color combos are just perfect. I must get this stamp set now!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont - October 17, 2014 - 6:32 am

    I love the Peace On Earth. Such beautiful fonts. Lovely cards.ReplyCancel

  • Jud B - October 17, 2014 - 6:32 am

    Both tags are so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - October 17, 2014 - 7:15 am

    not exactly the christmas typical style and that’s what makes your card unique and amazing! Love the colors and the bright in it ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - October 17, 2014 - 10:02 am

    I can’t believe that Christmas is right around the corner! Love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte C - October 17, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Both projects are beautiful. TFSReplyCancel

  • SarahJS - October 17, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Lovey cards. The simplicity of the saying and the playfulness of the bird. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - October 17, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the little partridge – so cute!ReplyCancel

  • francesca - October 17, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    these cards are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Trapp - October 17, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Adorable! Lovin’ the new release!
    ~God bless!ReplyCancel

  • kelly Booth - October 17, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    LOVE these Creations…Always just perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle N - October 17, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cristine Redmond - October 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Gorgeous cards! The Merry and Bright card is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • MsScrapmess - October 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    loving both of your cards, really adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley S - October 18, 2014 - 12:17 am

    I am in love with this script! The size of these steps are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Steffi Broocks - October 18, 2014 - 12:44 am

    Great work and the birdy is so cute ;)ReplyCancel

  • RandellynB - October 18, 2014 - 12:53 am

    Awe…thos projects are so adorable. The cute images and words are great. Pinned these too cute projects.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 19, 2014 - 2:03 pm

      Thanks RandellynB :DReplyCancel

  • Helen - October 18, 2014 - 1:21 am

    Your partridge is oh so clever! I always admire your clean, elegant style and these cards do not disappoint. I love this new release!ReplyCancel

  • Nancee Purdum - October 18, 2014 - 2:17 am

    What great cards Debby! They are both so cute! Love these new stamps and dies! Nancee :)ReplyCancel

  • Loly Borda - October 18, 2014 - 2:34 am

    Beautiful cards! Love the bold sentiment on the second one. TFSReplyCancel

  • Debi - October 18, 2014 - 2:34 am

    Great card and tags. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Manda - October 18, 2014 - 2:49 am

    I love your Christmas partridge! Such a cute tag,ReplyCancel

  • Shona Chambers - October 18, 2014 - 5:19 am

    So beautiful, just love the colours you used. I especially love your second card with the pretty pattern paper under the speech bubble die cut, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - October 18, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Tags and layers and patterned paper and white space equals perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel - October 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    Beautiful card, i love this sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Nandini - October 18, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Loved the little bird & crystal on the first. And the gorgeous blooms on the second!ReplyCancel

  • Lynsey S - October 18, 2014 - 8:59 pm

    Very cute cards!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltb - October 19, 2014 - 1:09 am

    ME has the sweetest images – love your soft colors.
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • SherriH - October 19, 2014 - 2:08 am

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Grau - October 19, 2014 - 5:34 am

    So creative and lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - October 19, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Fabulous cards, great colours. I love that hanging diamond and that sentiment is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Weenie Thomas - October 19, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Love the peach colouring on the bird!ReplyCancel

  • Qin - October 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    What cute cards you have created! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - October 19, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    love the cards, the Merry and Bright is fabulousReplyCancel

  • Maye M. L. - October 19, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Debby, your projects are splendid and flawless. Love them & ME stamps.
    Need to make some time to apply your inspiration in some cards. Coral & aqua,
    my favorite colors. CheersReplyCancel

  • Allene Frederick - October 19, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Like the silver embossed letters in “Merry & Bright and your color choices.ReplyCancel

  • Nora - October 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    What beautiful projects!! I LOVE how you mixed up the sets to make these!! Stunning design.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene - October 19, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Love your sweet card & tag!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie - October 20, 2014 - 1:11 am

    Awesome use of a non-related stamp! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

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