Fun Christmas gift card of cash envelopes using Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater set. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/giftcardenvelopes - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #giftcard #envelope #ugly #sweater #santa #rudolph

Tis the season of gift cards and cash! Well certainly for my older niece and nephew who are now part of the work force having just started their first jobs. I wouldn’t dream of trying to choose an actual present for them these days so I love having some money envelopes at the ready :D And what better way to bring a smile to their faces along with the £ than with the Ugly Sweater set from Simon Says Stamp! With flashbacks to Bridget Jones’ diary I think they will really get the ugly sweater craze and they wouldn’t be the only ones either as this set has proved to be really popular!

Fun Christmas gift card of cash envelopes using Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater set. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/giftcardenvelopes - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #giftcard #envelope #ugly #sweater #santa #rudolph

These envelopes are so easy! I wanted the colouring to really stand out so I cut the Gift Card Envelope from 120b Simon Says Stamp white card to give a sturdy quality feel and the perfect base for some rich Copic colouring. I stamped the sentiment from Sweater Words & Appliqués first to give the best spacing for the sweater from Ugly Sweater which is stamped in Memento tuxedo black along with the Santa image.

I spent some quality time with my Copics trying to get a good depth of colour with some smooth shading and then hit the accents – glossy accents for the holly, red stickles for the berries, wink of stella all over and finally a bit of white gel pen for the dots :D You can see all the sparkle and shine in this photo I snapped when I was making the envelope. You can find me over at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I share the odd peek and random photos :D

Fun Christmas gift card of cash envelopes using Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater set. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/giftcardenvelopes - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #giftcard #envelope #ugly #sweater #santa #rudolph

I coloured and accented the envelope before folding and sticking it together. I thought this one would be great for my nephew, so for my niece I went slightly more feminine with a deep pink backdrop to Rudolph (Sweater Words & Appliqués), added some star dust glitter to his antlers and instead of the white gel pen dots I added white enamel accents.

Fun Christmas gift card of cash envelopes using Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater set. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/giftcardenvelopes - Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #christmas #giftcard #envelope #ugly #sweater #santa #rudolph

I love colouring with Copics and it just so happens that Simon Says Stamp are having a 25% off sale so grab them while you can :D

Simon Says Stamp 25% off Copics

 

Winner!

The winner of my little thank you giveaway is …..

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - giveaway

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - giveaway winner

Congratulations Kathy T.!! I’ve emailed you :D Thank you to everyone who took part and showed your support here on the blog and over at Facebook; sharing my crafty pursuits with you is what I love :D

Supplies

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp ugly sweater, sweater words & appliqués; Dies – Simon Says Stamp gift card envelope; Card – Simon Says Stamp 120b white; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black; Accents – Ranger glossy accents, Ranger star dust stickles, Ranger xmas red stickles, Ranger white enamel accents, Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen, Signo uni-ball white gel pen; Copics 0, Santa jumper – W0, W1, W3, E51, E53, R11, R12, R22, R24, R29, E37, G20, G24, G29 Rudolph jumper – E13, E15, E18, E71, E77, R29, RV21, RV25, RV29

  • Cindy H. - October 31, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    What a great idea for Christmas gift cards!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - October 31, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    How cute! This is a wonderful idea:) Congrats to the winner!ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 31, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Saw one of these on Instagram. Laughed out loud…my man asked what I was laughing at and so, because I’m a good wife, I showed him. Both of us looked at each other and said “Bridget Jones”. You really evoked that happy memory with these money holders. Thanks and congrats to your winner.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 31, 2014 - 7:23 pm

      I think Colin wore his ugly sweater perfectly LOL. Strange that Colin Firth sticks in my head in a few of his roles ;) If you’ve not seen it the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a must :DReplyCancel

  • Jackie - October 31, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Those are so cute and they’re perfect for gift cards or cash. I had forgotten about Colin Firth’s awful jumper in the movie. I love both of those films.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 31, 2014 - 7:23 pm

      Love Colin Firth!ReplyCancel

  • Yukari Y. - October 31, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Those enveloped are so adorable! Love your coloring and how you dressed up the sweaters! And congrats to the winner :)ReplyCancel

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HCW14

Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—and friends—are here to help you send handmade cards to everyone on your list this year. That’s right—it’s time for Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Join us for a very merry class packed with ideas and card-making know-how. With loads of stamping, die-cutting, layering, coloring, and more showcased in a variety of card styles, you’re sure to walk away inspired for the holidays! All cards will be included in how-to videos… with over 17 in total!

Giveaway

I’m so excited to give away one spot in this awesome holiday card-making workshop. Will you be the lucky winner? Leave a comment on this post by Friday 31 October 11.59pm EST to be eligible! Class starts on November 3, 2014, and I hope to see you there!

Talking of giveaways, if you haven’t already pop on over to this post :D

  • Colleen F - October 28, 2014 - 10:43 pm

    Oh Thank you! I love the Online Card Classes, hope I can win a spot!!ReplyCancel

  • Lenora - October 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    Ohhh these cards look amazing. ReplyCancel

  • Alanna P. - October 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    I love Online Card Classes, and would love to win a spot for this class! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Doggett - October 28, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    Would love to win this even though I told myself, I was too busy to join in! LOLReplyCancel

  • ann-marie wilson - October 28, 2014 - 11:01 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. I recently did my first class and loved it xReplyCancel

  • Betty - October 28, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    looks like a fantastic class and i’d love to be your winner!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Santiago - October 28, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Sounds like just the class I need and with such perfect timing! Hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Nguyen - October 28, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    Wow- all 3 of you ladies are among my top favorite card makers! What an awesome class this will be. Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jacklyn Jessa - October 28, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win! I would love to be in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra Hernandez - October 28, 2014 - 11:27 pm

    Ohhhh I would love to win a spot for the online card class! Would love the inspiration and to see some new ideas! Thank you for the chance! :)ReplyCancel

  • rt in GA - October 28, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    I would love to win this class! One stop for endless inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - October 28, 2014 - 11:40 pm

    I would so love to win a spot…thank you for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Dana W - October 28, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Looks like a super fun class!! Thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim R. - October 28, 2014 - 11:49 pm

    Love the sneak peeks! Looks like a fun class!!!ReplyCancel

  • Celine Blacow - October 28, 2014 - 11:52 pm

    Oh I adore Christmas cards! Would love a seat in class!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Gingrich - October 28, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    Sneak peaks look like there are some beautiful cards to be made!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline T - October 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm

    Holiday Card Class would be awesome!! I took the watercolour class and it had so much information, and of course the best teachers :)ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 29, 2014 - 12:04 am

    As usual the class looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Mica - October 29, 2014 - 12:04 am

    Pick me, pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I would love to take this class! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 29, 2014 - 12:06 am

    Another fun looking class! Would love to take it!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - October 29, 2014 - 12:08 am

    You are instructing too, I hope? I really enjoyed the class I took, and this one looks excellent, as well.ReplyCancel

  • Celia Cawthon - October 29, 2014 - 12:10 am

    I could really go for some of this yumminess! Just those pictures have me in die-cut Nirvana!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - October 29, 2014 - 12:13 am

    Online Card Classes are my fave! I’d love to win a spot in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - October 29, 2014 - 12:14 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this OCC.ReplyCancel

  • Tesa - October 29, 2014 - 12:15 am

    Yay! Thanks for the chance to win a spot:)ReplyCancel

  • Martye - October 29, 2014 - 12:18 am

    I love Online Card Classes so winning a spot in one would be terrific. Thank you for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - October 29, 2014 - 12:19 am

    Thank you for the chance for 1 lucky person to win. I hope the lucky 1 is me….ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - October 29, 2014 - 12:24 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class – sounds like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Bee - October 29, 2014 - 12:28 am

    Ooooohhhh, I love these online classes (took one last year) If I don’t win, I’ll probably sign up anyway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha - October 29, 2014 - 12:29 am

    This looks great! I’m signing up anyways but would love to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - October 29, 2014 - 12:34 am

    What fun it would
    be to win this! I
    haven’t started my
    cards yet!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Annette - October 29, 2014 - 12:44 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love these classes and have taken almost every one of them.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - October 29, 2014 - 12:45 am

    I have been wanting to take an online card class! This one looks like it will be a great one! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - October 29, 2014 - 12:45 am

    Thanks so much for a chance to win!…these cards look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - October 29, 2014 - 1:00 am

    Oooooooh! I’ve never taken an online class…this one sounds like fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • conil - October 29, 2014 - 1:01 am

    Love to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • RedGem - October 29, 2014 - 1:05 am

    Looking forward to this Holiday online class. I’ve taken almost all of them and would love to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Jana Allsop - October 29, 2014 - 1:05 am

    I would LOVE to win the spot for this workshop! I’ve never attended an online workshop. Can you give me further information in case I’m not the one chosen? :(ReplyCancel

  • Alba - October 29, 2014 - 1:23 am

    Love these classes, let’s see if I have some luck :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - October 29, 2014 - 1:23 am

    I would love to win a spot. I have just quit taking them because I was spending so much money. But winning a spot would be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - October 29, 2014 - 1:28 am

    Looks like some great projects coming up this year! Just finished the Copic class and looking forward to taking more.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - October 29, 2014 - 1:30 am

    Sounds like another great class! I’ve loved all the OCC I’ve taken. Would be great to win this. Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Broni - October 29, 2014 - 1:33 am

    Sounds like a fun class! Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Maryse - October 29, 2014 - 1:34 am

    Awesome giveaway! Would love to win.ReplyCancel

  • Sueinmtvernon - October 29, 2014 - 1:34 am

    I’m already registered but a free seat sounds awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Rubeena - October 29, 2014 - 1:35 am

    this class sounds great :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue McRae - October 29, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Looks like a great class, would love to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Judith - October 29, 2014 - 1:40 am

    Thank you for the chance, Debby, I would like to win this online class givewayReplyCancel

  • Cat C - October 29, 2014 - 2:04 am

    Would so love to win a spot, but I will be a participant either way!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn N. - October 29, 2014 - 2:23 am

    I would LOVE to take this class. Took my first Online Card class recently and enjoyed it tremendously!ReplyCancel

  • Linda E - October 29, 2014 - 2:25 am

    This looks like a great class! Then again, all Online Card Classes are great! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Melisa Hunter - October 29, 2014 - 2:28 am

    Wow! Would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - October 29, 2014 - 3:00 am

    Sounds like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy MacDonald - October 29, 2014 - 3:23 am

    It would be amazing to be taught by the three of you! Christmas is creeping up and I’d love some wonderful card ideas not to mention the know how you’ll be sharing. Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Shorr - October 29, 2014 - 3:23 am

    So exciting! I’d love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Loly Borda - October 29, 2014 - 3:28 am

    Thanks for the chance! I love your Online CC.ReplyCancel

  • Karen King - October 29, 2014 - 3:29 am

    i would love to win this class! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Hoong Yip - October 29, 2014 - 3:36 am

    I would love to join the online card class!!! Thanks for the ooportunity to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Pereira - October 29, 2014 - 3:42 am

    Awesome! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - October 29, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Can’t wait for this class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Ange Kelly - October 29, 2014 - 4:22 am

    I think we could all use this class for inspiration! thanks for a chance to win a spot…ReplyCancel

  • Debbie D - October 29, 2014 - 4:26 am

    Ah such inspiration! Keeping my fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Kari V. - October 29, 2014 - 4:48 am

    Oh how I’d love to win!! I’d dance a little jig even!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - October 29, 2014 - 5:32 am

    Can’t wait for ideas to start!!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja - October 29, 2014 - 6:07 am

    sounds fun – I would love to win the free spot – thanks for the chanceReplyCancel

  • Jan G - October 29, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Excited about the class! Would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • pooja - October 29, 2014 - 6:16 am

    Wow..Would love to win a spot and learn from talented ladies :)Thanks for the Giveaway !ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Johnson - October 29, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Love your blog.So much inspiration.Thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Phyl - October 29, 2014 - 6:39 am

    The Copic class was so good. I am really looking forward to this class, too.ReplyCancel

  • Milla - October 29, 2014 - 6:43 am

    Those sneaks look amazing, I’d love to win a spot :) Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • cathi - October 29, 2014 - 6:57 am

    The class looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Thordis - October 29, 2014 - 7:00 am

    I would love to win a spot in this class. The OCC are always so fun and inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win :)ReplyCancel

  • Anja curvers - October 29, 2014 - 7:09 am

    Ooohhhh another great class I know for sure and I would love to win it. Thank you for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Elle Helton - October 29, 2014 - 7:19 am

    I LOVE the Online Card Classes!! I always love all of the instructors as well and I’m always so inspired by all of the projects!! You, Debby, happen to be one of my favorites:). Thanks for the opportunity to win a free spot!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Priscilla from CA - October 29, 2014 - 7:32 am

    I’m already signed up for the class but would love to get it for free…ReplyCancel

  • Sigrit Liebe - October 29, 2014 - 7:41 am

    I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Jaya - October 29, 2014 - 7:44 am

    ooo..lala.. thanks so much for the chance :)ReplyCancel

  • Monique - October 29, 2014 - 7:44 am

    I’ve taken online card classes before and loved them, so I’d be very happy to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - October 29, 2014 - 8:05 am

    Love the look of the samples, it looks like such a fun class!ReplyCancel

  • Efrat - October 29, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Thank you! Love OCC classes.ReplyCancel

  • Pia Krogh Larsen - October 29, 2014 - 8:23 am

    I love the OCC classes and it would be great to win a free spot :o)ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Lewis - October 29, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Thank you for the chance to win Debby xReplyCancel

  • Irene - October 29, 2014 - 8:54 am

    I am all signed up and looking forward to another great class!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - October 29, 2014 - 8:58 am

    I love these classes, so much to see and do. Thanks for the chance to win a place xReplyCancel

  • Shirley - October 29, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Anso - October 29, 2014 - 9:21 am

    this looks so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine mellor - October 29, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Wow i need help this year with my Christmas cards ! Great giveawayReplyCancel

  • JeanD - October 29, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Would love to win a spot, these classes are wonderful. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Muneca - October 29, 2014 - 10:11 am

    I love the sneak peeks. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - October 29, 2014 - 10:11 am

    I would love to get a spot!!! I always strugle when I try to make Christmas cards.ReplyCancel

  • Jacky S - October 29, 2014 - 10:41 am

    It sounds like a wonderful class.ReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jo - October 29, 2014 - 10:52 am

    Sounds like a totally brilliant class. If I don’t get lucky with your giveaway I may just treat myself to one of these classes… because, as they say on the advert. ‘I’m worth it’! Thanks for a chance to win, Jo xReplyCancel

  • Mel - October 29, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Thank you for this chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • diana - October 29, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Looks like another great class! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Terri E. - October 29, 2014 - 11:23 am

    I love their classesReplyCancel

  • Cathy R - October 29, 2014 - 11:33 am

    Love the On Line Card Classes & would love to win a place on this one. Thank you for
    the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Joyce - October 29, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    The Design Teams samples look amazing, I would love to be inspired with some new ideas and techniques. Love these online classes. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lorena - October 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Oh my, those sneak peeks look scrumptious! Thanks for the chance, Debby :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristie G. - October 29, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    I would love to win a spot. Thank you for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • maria f. - October 29, 2014 - 12:27 pm

    Goodness. Definitely a lot of sweetness going on there. Would love to participate. Thanks, Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle P - October 29, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Not sure how the classes work but would absolutely love the chance to give it a go. Any inspiration or new techniques greatly appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - October 29, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    I really enjoyed this class last year and would love to win a spot for this year. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Bev - October 29, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Sounds like a fun class!ReplyCancel

  • Amber McGary - October 29, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    I have never done an online card class but I would love to. Especially this one with Jennifer and Kristine,two very talented ladies.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - October 29, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    I always make holiday cards so this would be a great class to attend.ReplyCancel

  • janet - October 29, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    I spy some very wonderful looking designs :-D
    Thank you for a chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - October 29, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Online Card classes are always wonderful withe the best teachers in the industry! Thanks for a chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - October 29, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    I am excited for class to start and so glad to see your name on the roster of teachers. Looking forward to it.ReplyCancel

  • KT Fit Kitty - October 29, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    Pick me, pick me! Would love to win a spot in this class! I need all the help I can get!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - October 29, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Hi, I have never tried an on line class. Would love the opportunity to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Tania K - October 29, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    The classes at Online Card Classes are AMAZING! I would love to win a spot in this one. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - October 29, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    gorgeous sneak peeks!ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - October 29, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    I love online card classes. I have taken two of their classes and had a blast. Thanks for a chance to win the holiday card class.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Hill - October 29, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Thanks so much for a chance to win. I have loved the previous online classes and would love to win this one.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Elliot - October 29, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    This looks amazing! I was part of the watercolour for card makers class and that was full of inspirational ideas. I would love to win a spot on this class. Fingers crossed!! xxReplyCancel

  • Lynne Ingram - October 29, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    It would be an honor to win a spot in such a terrific class with the best teachers.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - October 29, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    This looks like a fantastic class! Thanks for a chance to win a seat.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - October 29, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    I love Christmas…great class!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Wilson - October 29, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    These are always great classes and I would love to be able to win one. Thanks for the chance.

    Hugs,
    GretchenReplyCancel

  • Kristie Wilson - October 29, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    I cannot wait to start this class! The peeks at the sample cards are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - October 29, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    I’ve never done an online card class but I would love to try one.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican - October 29, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    I always love these classes!! Thank you for giving me a chance to win a spot in these wonderful class!!!ReplyCancel

  • nathalie A - October 29, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    would be so great to win :-)) this on line card class seems wonderful :-)) thank youReplyCancel

  • Sue McW - October 29, 2014 - 1:57 pm

    Love those online classes. Looks like another great one! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Janet B - October 29, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    What a great inspiration to get all my cards made! I would love to win, thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Mathie - October 29, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    Really excited to see all the fabulous designs you all come up with! I love Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Mack - October 29, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Sounds like fun. I have never done an online class.ReplyCancel

  • Paige Dolecki - October 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - October 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win a spot in this class. You ladies and your friends are so very talented and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Terry gust - October 29, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    I’ve never taken an online class, but I do love your cards, so I’d love to give it a try. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Billie - October 29, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Would love to win and get some new ideas for great holiday cards.ReplyCancel

  • Liz McAllister - October 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    These classes are great! I can;t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Linda H - October 29, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    I love online card classes! Looks like another fun class. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Noe - October 29, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    How lovely it would be to win a free class and get a jump start on holiday card making!ReplyCancel

  • Jayell - October 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    I’ve loved all the Online Card Classes I’ve done and this one will be fantastic too I’m sure.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - October 29, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Thanks, Debby!This is just what I need to help get my holiday cards started!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni B - October 29, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    OMG I love the online card classes I think that I have signed up for almost all of them…thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tori Bissell - October 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Oh I love Christmas cards – thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - October 29, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Should be lots of fun!ReplyCancel

  • crestajune - October 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I would love to win! Online Card Classes are the best! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Francis - October 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    It would be awesome to win a spot in this Online class. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope to see you there too.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Sparks - October 29, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    thanks for the chance! love Christmas cards!ReplyCancel

  • Eva - October 29, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    The class looks awesome. I just finished the OCC for Copics and learned so much, hope to win.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Carter - October 29, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Would love to win this class. I love every chance to learn. :)ReplyCancel

  • Ina Good - October 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    I wouls love to win this awesome cardmaking class! It would be so great to do just in time for the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie G - October 29, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    I would love to win this wonderful online class! Thank you for the chanceReplyCancel

  • Debbi - October 29, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    My wish this year is to be able to write like Kristina Werner, she is so talented! I’ll keep practicing. :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Walker - October 29, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    I would love to win this wonderful online class. How awesome. Thanks for the chance!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Ryan - October 29, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Please pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Richard - October 29, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Holiday cards are my fave! I’d love this class!ReplyCancel

  • SJ - October 29, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Sneak peeks look like a fun class.ReplyCancel

  • Jina W - October 29, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Thank you, I love the online classes. I learn so much from them.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J - October 29, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    I would love to get new ideas about Christmas cards. Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - October 29, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    Yay for another OCC class and the chance to win a free spot!ReplyCancel

  • Pam Young - October 29, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    i would love to win a place in this awesome class!! Thanks for the chance!!ReplyCancel

  • Nani H - October 29, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Have never done an online class and would love to win the spot. Need the card ideas and creative jump start.ReplyCancel

  • Mateja P - October 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Thank you for a chance :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat Harrison - October 29, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Thank you so much for the chance to join the fun.ReplyCancel

  • Ann K - October 29, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    If only I could get so lucky – thank you for the chance to participate!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay mazzetta - October 29, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    i would love to take this holiday online card class!!!!! How exciting!!!! Thank you for a chance to win!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Chapman - October 29, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Ooh, how lovely, what a fabulous class to win :) I did last years class and really enjoyed it.

    JackieReplyCancel

  • pam in oregon - October 29, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    I am sure this is going to be a great class. I have taken several On Line card classes in the past and have never been disappointed.ReplyCancel

  • Tami B - October 29, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    Christmas cards are my favorite to make, so thanks for a chance at this class.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Larsen - October 29, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    I’m smitten by just the peeks. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Gill - October 29, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Already signed up, but would love to be picked out! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Yukari Y. - October 29, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    How exciting! Thank you for the chance to win a free spot :)!ReplyCancel

  • Lin - October 29, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    Looks like another wonderful class! Thanks for the chance to take it, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Susan N - October 29, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    The class looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub - October 29, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    Signed up but would love to win.ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - October 29, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    The class looks wonderful! What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Donohue - October 29, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Love the sneak-peak – this looks like it will be so much fun! And love ALL of the Online Card Classes! I’m ready!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - October 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Looking forward to this class. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tanis Scott - October 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    These samples look lovely! Hard to believe November is almost upon us. Apparently I’m behind schedule this year, so I could definitely use a kick in the butt to get going on Christmas crafting!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - October 29, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    I would love to win! I really need some holiday-card inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mel H - October 29, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    The online card classes are always sooooo good. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jolene Perez - October 29, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    I would love to win a seat in this class…….ReplyCancel

  • Candace - October 29, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    I love Online Card Classes! Wow ~ would love to win a spot! Thank you for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Sallee P. - October 29, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    Oooh, I’m so excited! Would love to win my spot! Then maybe I could actually purchase some of the featured supplies :) Either way, I can’t wait. Thanks, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Ria Montefalcon - October 29, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    A sure fun class to be in. Thanks for your wonderful creations and inspirationReplyCancel

  • Anika E. - October 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Another fun card class? Yay! Count me in.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - October 29, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    I would love to get a spot in the class :-)ReplyCancel

  • Leslie B. - October 29, 2014 - 6:11 pm

    I would absolutely love to win a spot in this class! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Sue Speck - October 29, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Would love to win! Fingers crossed – thanks for the chance . . .ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte - October 29, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    Oooh I can’t wait till class starts it is going to be fun.. thanks for the chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • kazumi Edwards - October 29, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    i love to win a spotReplyCancel

  • Trianne - October 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    I would love to win a spot in this class as I have never made Christmas cards ,always seem to be to busy at this time of the year so need to have some encouragementReplyCancel

  • Debbie P - October 29, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    Love the online card classes. Thanks for the give away!ReplyCancel

  • Lynnea Hollendonner - October 29, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    I’ve never taken one of these classes before. This workshop looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - October 29, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Looks like a great class. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Brannan - October 29, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    What a lovely giveaway..a little inspiration needed thats fot sure xReplyCancel

  • Wiebke Kommerell - October 29, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Christmas-cards!? – Great idea!
    I have a long list with family, friends and collegues,… and I would love to send a card everyone. All the inspirations of the online class would help to make it real!
    And a spot as present from you would be wonderfull :-)
    Thanks for the chance to get it.ReplyCancel

  • Pat - October 29, 2014 - 9:23 pm

    Oh what a fun class!ReplyCancel

  • Mary K - October 29, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    I’d love to win a spot… these classes are awesome! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Janey D - October 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm

    The peeks of the cards on the course look absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea D. - October 29, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    I just love the little sneak peeks on your blog post. The class looks like it will be amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Yee - October 29, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    I am dying to see how the wreath is done. It looks three dimensional. Hope I’m lucky!ReplyCancel

  • BethAnn - October 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    I’m so glad you are going to be part of the class! I’m really looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Hefner - October 29, 2014 - 11:02 pm

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the online card classes! I would love to win a spot. Thank you for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Donna R - October 29, 2014 - 11:09 pm

    Christmas is getting so close. And I have so much to do. This class would get me a little closer to my goals for Christmas. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Lin - October 29, 2014 - 11:20 pm

    Oh my! Another class coming up? Still digesting last one…let’s see how lucky I am.ReplyCancel

  • Mariclaudi Benitez - October 29, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    I would love to win a spot in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Yoonsun Hur - October 29, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    I love OCC! and I am really looking forward to it! Thanks for giving me the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Vera W. Yates - October 29, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Those cards look awesome! Would love to win a spot for this class. Thanks for the chance, Debbie.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda Lee - October 29, 2014 - 11:54 pm

    This Christmas will be my first to really create since starting to make cards! I could really use this class!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - October 30, 2014 - 12:09 am

    Would love to win a spot in this class! Am just starting to make cards & would love love love the opportunity to learn some techniques & ideas! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Claire - October 30, 2014 - 12:11 am

    Yay, a new class! Can’t wait to see the amazing ideas you ladies have to share with us this time. Thanks for the chance to win a spot Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - October 30, 2014 - 12:11 am

    I so want and NEED this class! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Cook - October 30, 2014 - 12:26 am

    Thanks for giving away a spot in the class. I would love to win, looks like another terrific class!ReplyCancel

  • Carol K - October 30, 2014 - 12:41 am

    Still enjoying last year’s classes. . .would appreciate an opportunity to attend again this year. . .thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Josian - October 30, 2014 - 12:57 am

    The class looks great – I would love to win a spot.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • NatQuebec - October 30, 2014 - 1:09 am

    Wow should be really fun !ReplyCancel

  • Pam - October 30, 2014 - 1:26 am

    Oh, how I love OCC! Would be great to win this one. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • KAREN P - October 30, 2014 - 1:32 am

    DEBBY THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THE ONLINE CLASS. I HAVE TAKEN SOME OF THE CLASSES AND THEY ARE WONDERFUL. SO MUCH FUN!ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - October 30, 2014 - 1:33 am

    I have taken two other online classes and I swear by them! I would just be over the moon if I could win a spot for this one. I know the class will be wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • RandellynB - October 30, 2014 - 1:57 am

    I love the Online Card Classes. I’ve taken a couple of them, but love the Holiday Cards series. Thanks for a chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Reeves - October 30, 2014 - 2:39 am

    I would sure love to win a spot at this incredible sounding class!ReplyCancel

  • MaryN - October 30, 2014 - 4:06 am

    I love visiting your blog. You make such pretty cards;) thanks for the chance to win a sot in class!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Hemming - October 30, 2014 - 4:26 am

    I can’t wait for this class. Love OCC! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - October 30, 2014 - 4:39 am

    Thanks for the chance to win :) Never done an on line card class and would love to try one!ReplyCancel

  • nancy faith - October 30, 2014 - 5:15 am

    I cannot wait for this class to start… Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vera Rhuhay - October 30, 2014 - 5:27 am

    Looks so WOW-nderful! Thank you for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Murtuza Charania - October 30, 2014 - 6:21 am

    WOW what a lovely opportunity to learn from these great tutors I have taken two classes and they were fabulous. Just that I am between jobs hence financial crunch hope I win this class.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Langes - October 30, 2014 - 7:50 am

    Sounds fab! Thanks for the chance to win Debby :)ReplyCancel

  • Ulli - October 30, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Oh how wonderful that class sounds – I have always wanted to attend a class by Christina Werner and Jennifer McGuirre.. and actually this year I hope to send out all handmade cards – last year I failed totally.. :-( The awesome thing about these online classes is that I can participate from over here in Germany and don’t have to be a U.S. citizen.. that is so great :-)

    Oh well.. hope to win this spot.
    Thanks for the chance..
    Love from Germany,
    UlliReplyCancel

  • Christine Sudmann - October 30, 2014 - 9:14 am

    What a great chance! I´ve taken many of their classes and have enjoyed all of them.

    Greetings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Helene - October 30, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Thank you for the giveaway, these classes are the bestReplyCancel

  • Tess Herrli - October 30, 2014 - 11:08 am

    I just found your blog and I’m in love with your designs! I think I could really learn a lot from your workshop!ReplyCancel

  • Donna M. - October 30, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Ooh…beautiful teasers! Thank you for the chance to win a spot- love the classes!ReplyCancel

  • Judyt28 - October 30, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Would love to win a spot. I just love these Online classes.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Morgan - October 30, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    thank for the inspiration and the chance to win a on-line card class!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica H. - October 30, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    My favorite cards to make are holiday cards!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a spot in what looks to be an AMAZING class filled with SUPER TALENTED teachers!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Fiore - October 30, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    I would love to take this class! All of the online card classes are always a blast!ReplyCancel

  • Qin - October 30, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    ohh i would really love to win this!! thanks so much for the giveaway Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Gilu - October 30, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    The OCC are amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Amy s K. - October 30, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Online Card Classes are the best! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly H - October 30, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    I LOVE Online Card Classes!! They are my favorite cardmaking classes, hands down! I always learn a ton in them. Thanks for a chance to win a spot!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Galvan - October 30, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Love the tree stamp.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - October 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    I love the Online Card Classes and would love to win a spot in this one. I need some holiday card inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    What a great prize!! I’ve been wanting to take one of these classes!! Thanks for doing a giveaway with such an awesome prize and good luck everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont - October 30, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    I love OCC. They are packed with inspiration and techniques.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni-Lyn Duval - October 30, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Holiday cards are my favourite to make. I am always looking for new ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen - October 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway , hoping to be the lucky winner. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Mink - October 30, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Can’t wait for the class to begin – thanks so much for the opportunity! cheers, MinkReplyCancel

  • Anne Alagna - October 30, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the classes.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Kirrane - October 30, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    Always keep wanting to try online class. Would love the opportunity to tryReplyCancel

  • Cherie - October 30, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    What a lovely way to start off the Christmas season. I enjoy stopping by your blog for inspiration but winning a spot in the class would be a bonus.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant - October 30, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    The class peeks look incredible! I’d be so thrilled to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Anita in France - October 30, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    How generous, Debby … thanks so much for the chance, all the OCCs are fantastic! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Maye M.L. - October 30, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Did I hear it is time to have fun making cards while learning from the amazingly talented OCC team? Fantastic! Wishing for a spot. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - October 30, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    would love to win a spot. Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo Atwater - October 30, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway….I would love to win a spot in the class!!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - October 30, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    I’ve never taken an online class before and would absolutely love to!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia - October 30, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Awesome!!! A spot in the class is the perfect gift to a crafter!! Thank you for the giveaway!xxReplyCancel

  • Lizzie T - October 31, 2014 - 12:26 am

    This class looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Treleaven - October 31, 2014 - 1:23 am

    Another sure fire hit. Love these classesReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett - October 31, 2014 - 1:24 am

    WOWOWOWOWOW!! SO FUN!!
    I’d LOVE to win a spot in Class!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Wilcox - October 31, 2014 - 1:42 am

    Love the On-Line Card Classes!ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Lawson - October 31, 2014 - 1:55 am

    Me, me, me, please:-) love these classes, they are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Sheaves - October 31, 2014 - 2:14 am

    Oh, I sooo need this class. I haven’t a clue of what my Christmas cards are going to be yet!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - October 31, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m excited for this class.ReplyCancel

  • Patti - October 31, 2014 - 3:30 am

    As I am hosting a big baby shower on Dec. 7, and have already been planning and prepping for it for weeks, I have not even thought about Christmas cards. I really need this class to get me on it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - October 31, 2014 - 3:41 am

    I hope I’m the lucky winner!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Charlton - October 31, 2014 - 6:07 am

    Thanks for a chance to win! Love your blog!

    Louise C.ReplyCancel

  • Monica P - October 31, 2014 - 7:23 am

    I can’t wait for class to start and to see what everyone has to contribute. These classes are so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Martin - October 31, 2014 - 8:45 am

    These sneak peak look fabulous! I would love to do this class!ReplyCancel

  • Morag - October 31, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot! I love seeing what you talented ladies have come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B. - October 31, 2014 - 9:45 am

    The sneak peaks look so cute! Thanks fro a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • AmandineC - October 31, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Wow ! Thanks for the chance to win ! These sneak peaks are georgous !ReplyCancel

  • Noelle - October 31, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Oooo the peeks look so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia B - October 31, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel - October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    thanks for this amazing oppotunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - October 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Thanks for offering a free class. Would love to win it.ReplyCancel

  • Tatiana Yemelyanenko - October 31, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Thank you for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Fleming - October 31, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    I love Online Card Classes! This one looks so much fun :). Thanks for the chance to win, and I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Nyenhuis - October 31, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Thanks for all of the inspiration I get from your cards! Thanks for the chance to win too!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya Jastad - October 31, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    These cards look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Anja - October 31, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    I would love to win a spot because those classes are always so inspiring! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • AndreaV. - October 31, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    As I sit waiting for the doorbell to start ringing with all the trick-or-treaters, I’m drooling over all the Christmas inspiration! I am ready to start getting into the holiday spirit – this OCC would be just the ticket! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Deb A. - October 31, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    The Online Card Workshop looks like a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

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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

    • Debby - October 25, 2014 - 10:47 pm

      I know ISO was 100 and aperture 6.3. Can’t remember shutter speed at mo but I will check and let you know :DReplyCancel

  • 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

  • SmilynStef - October 25, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Photographing white cards with a white background is always tough for me … but yours has perfect definitionReplyCancel

  • lydia - October 25, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    Love your photos … they always look so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Dima Taji - October 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the great tips, and the generous giveaway! You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin F. - October 25, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Wish my phtography was anywhere near your level.ReplyCancel

  • Dana W - October 25, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Wow!! I really wish I had a big window like that to get natural light! All my windows are small and not in the right place!!ReplyCancel

  • Martye - October 25, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Happy to see the new facebook page. Your blog is one of my “must reads” as your style has great appeal to me.ReplyCancel

  • Thordis - October 25, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Love your posts about taking good pictures. I always struggle with that, so I really love to get some tips and tricks. And thank you for this awesome giveaway :)ReplyCancel

  • LesLee Stone-Erasmus - October 25, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    Very informative. Even the picture of your set up is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win… (hum….. thinking about how do you avoid getting duplicates?)ReplyCancel

  • Kim R. - October 25, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    I love reading about photography. I’m always trying to learn to photograph my cards better. Thanks for the post, and thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Jay - October 25, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    I have used white poster board as a reflector when it’s dark, but this is a great reminder to get it out even when the light is great.ReplyCancel

  • Sue McRae - October 25, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    I have loved all your photography tips and hope you’ll continue to share more with us!ReplyCancel

  • windy R. - October 25, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    your cards always inspire me to craft.. so thank you for your beautiful work for us to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Martin - October 25, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the great photography tips and the chance to win some awesome goodies!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pam - October 25, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the photography tip. I’ll be trying it the next time I take a picture of one of my cards. Great idea to start the new FB page.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - October 25, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Thank you for your guidance. I “see” what you mean and this is very helpful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie J - October 25, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    I have used your photography tips already this year and I will be using this one too, I have to say that my cards do look so much better so thank you for the great tips.ReplyCancel

  • Nora - October 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    Thank you so much for your photography tips. I really enjoy this type of post. Practice makes perfect and every piece of information helps. Now I just have to find a nice place with a lot of light!! I don’t have an area as nice as yours!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty - October 25, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    thanks for the photography tips and the chance to win that neat HA stampReplyCancel

  • Sherry Eckblad - October 25, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the photography tips. Your card as always is gorgeous. Love the back with the pop of red.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Wesley - October 25, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    I have been a fan of your cards for years. So happy to see you on Facebook now!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Marie - October 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    You are so inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Barrio - October 25, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kari V. - October 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Great post! I’m inspired to take better photos of my cards. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy1223 - October 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Wow, what a great post and wonderful photography tips! Thanks…and good luck with the new Facebook page, I liked it right away when I saw you added one!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Ercole - October 25, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Big difference in the two photos.ReplyCancel

  • Linda E - October 25, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Your cards are always beautiful and your pictures impeccable. Thanks for sharing your process!ReplyCancel

  • Anso - October 25, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Such a pretty card. Love that tree stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Nguyen - October 25, 2014 - 10:18 pm

    Your cards are so inspirational! Thank you for the chance to win craft supplies :)ReplyCancel

  • Marnie Schagunn - October 25, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    Love your tips on taking photos. Looking forward in trying it out.ReplyCancel

  • Dol4i - October 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Card as always chic. I even felt the smell and frosty winter morning.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia L. - October 25, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    It was SO easy to follow your page over FB! Given the STAR power you have, I think that is a GREAT move in the right directions.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Hoy - October 25, 2014 - 11:02 pm

    Hi Debbie, I’ve just got a DLSR camera for my birthday and will be able to make great use of your photography tips. Thanks for such great advice, Rebecca xReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 25, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    Great post, very informative. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who doubles up on purchases!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - KISS - October 25, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the photography tips.
    Living in a dark house, it’s something I really struggle with.
    I will definitely try the reflector card.
    Thanks for the chance to win such fab goodies.
    Caroline xxxReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 26, 2014 - 7:11 pm

      I do have a lovely big window Caroline but living in Scotland it can be quite dark. Best of luck with the light.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene Velasquez - October 25, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    So fun to see you on FB. Love your wonderful card(s).ReplyCancel

  • Doreen Lees - October 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I am so glad you are on Facebook . It makes it so much easier for me to see you. Good luck and thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Kim O'Connell - October 25, 2014 - 11:43 pm

    Happily following your new crafty facebook page! I always look t you for a little inspiration to get my CAS mojo flowing! Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Bernice J - October 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    Looks like a fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy C - October 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm

    Ive enjoyed following your blog the last couple of months. Looking forward to following you on Facebook now.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Bowden - October 26, 2014 - 12:02 am

    I adore your designs, Debby and your photography tips are so handy. I only have a very basic camera but your suggestions are a great help. And, of course, I’ve already liked your FB page :) xxReplyCancel

  • Amanda - October 26, 2014 - 12:05 am

    That’s a great piece of advice! Thanks so much for sharing thisReplyCancel

  • Michelle Simone - October 26, 2014 - 12:18 am

    Love your blog and have liked your FB page. Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Grá O'Neill - October 26, 2014 - 12:24 am

    Love the photography tips & great giveaway too :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda Langes - October 26, 2014 - 12:32 am

    Love your photography tip Debby – I always feel I can improve in this area. Also thanks for the chance to win some sweet goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Celine Blacow - October 26, 2014 - 12:32 am

    Thank you so much for your card photography tips. My daughter is a photographer and is going to take images for me tomorrow so I’m going to show her your post! I’ve always admired your photos, they’re so clean and white (does that even make sense?!!)ReplyCancel

    • Debby - October 26, 2014 - 7:15 pm

      Perfect sense to me Celine!
      ReplyCancel

  • Diane - October 26, 2014 - 12:39 am

    Thanks for the great photography tips and your card is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne J. - October 26, 2014 - 12:39 am

    I love all the glittery goodness on your project! Looks like SUGAR!!! YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Lia - October 26, 2014 - 12:39 am

    Awesome post about photography! love your big window…wish I had one near my desk :P and as always, beautiful work! xReplyCancel

  • Maeghan M. - October 26, 2014 - 12:52 am

    So great that you have a FB page now :-) One more place to view your fab designs!!! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Hill - October 26, 2014 - 1:04 am

    Your card designs are always fabulous and I really appreciate the photography tips. I can use all the help I can get.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - October 26, 2014 - 1:05 am

    Your photos are right up there with your card making skills! Awesome! :)

    Great tips and a beautiful space! Love your studio! :)ReplyCancel

  • Diana Nguyen - October 26, 2014 - 1:39 am

    Your photos are always amazing – I recognize your “light” and your photography style- combined with your gorgeous, clean style, I always know it’s your card from a thumbnail! Thanks for a chance to win such a diverse set of goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Gayatri Murali - October 26, 2014 - 1:04 am

    Brilliant tip. Thanks for sharing Debby! You read my mind. Exactly what I needed :) <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - October 26, 2014 - 1:10 am

    Thank you for all the valuable information and this wonderful giveaway. Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Beeman - October 26, 2014 - 2:05 am

    I have always loved visiting your blog, Debby. Beautiful cards, tags, etc! Your style is unique & beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • Annette Allen - October 26, 2014 - 2:31 am

    yay for new Facebook page.. Thanks for the fun giveaway and for always inspiring me.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - October 26, 2014 - 2:36 am

    These photography tips are so helpful. Thanks so much. I don’t do Facebook but if I did I would surely “like” you there as much as I like subscribing to your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Cal Shrive - October 26, 2014 - 3:38 am

    Hi Debbie, Congratulations on your new Facebook page, I had no hesitation in clicking on the Like button :) I have been a fan of your cards since I saw a photo of one which you’d designed with Clearly Besotted stamps. I have just been over to Facebook and you have 459 Likes already… Wow it’s shows how much people love you and your designs.

    Thank you for your great Tips on photography, I know this will help me no end!! Looking forward to hearing more (Nae pressure) Lolx

    OMG then I read you are doing a huge giveaway (and there are stamps from SSS!!!) Yikes you are so kind Debbie. Thank you for your tips and the opportunity to win some absolutely fabby prizes :) xReplyCancel

    • Cal Shrive - October 26, 2014 - 3:54 am

      I am so sorry Debby I misspelt your name, it’s very early hours of the morning and I’m unable to sleep, this is not an excuse though, my apologies xReplyCancel

      • Debby - October 26, 2014 - 7:21 pm

        No worries Cal :D ReplyCancel

  • brenda gordon - October 26, 2014 - 3:47 am

    Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • Riti Poddar - October 26, 2014 - 4:44 am

    Congratulations Debbie!!
    I have always admired you cards & your beautiful Blog!! Thank you so much for sharing tips on photographing your cards!! It sure is a Bonus..
    Thanks again for the Generous Giveaway!
    Much love & hugs from India !!ReplyCancel

  • Pai - October 26, 2014 - 4:52 am

    love your work and your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Muneca - October 26, 2014 - 4:58 am

    Thanks for sharing your photography tips! I just love your clean style!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - October 26, 2014 - 5:59 am

    I was quick to like your page Debby, I’m another big fan!! Thanks for more of your photography wisdom and the eye candy you produce! xxxReplyCancel

  • jovita - October 26, 2014 - 6:50 am

    Its so nice to see you page on FB… was always a follower and here too now… thanks for the photography tip…ReplyCancel

  • Anne Ray - October 26, 2014 - 7:02 am

    Thanks for the photo help and also the giveaway – adore that HA stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Anika - October 26, 2014 - 7:21 am

    What a stunning card. Congrats onthe new site. I hope it feels more like home to you. Thank you for a giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - October 26, 2014 - 7:58 am

    My photographic skills are abysmal, so any help I can get is very welcome!!!!ReplyCancel

  • maws - October 26, 2014 - 8:27 am

    I love your cards :) You are so inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • Milla - October 26, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Thanks for your tips on photographing and for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Mary J - October 26, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Thanks for the tip, Debby and it’s amazing what a difference it made!!ReplyCancel

  • shirley - October 26, 2014 - 10:32 am

    I don’t have a FB page, but would like to say…beautiful card and I am amazed how much a reflector can change the looks of a card.ReplyCancel

  • Edna Taylor - October 26, 2014 - 10:47 am

    So delighted to see this blog. Love your style and all the inspiration you share. xReplyCancel

  • Glorimar - October 26, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Thanks for the photography tips. Already following you on FB. Thanks for chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle W - October 26, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Thanks for the tip on the reflected light, Debby. I’m going to experiment. I love your light and airy photos. :-) And I love that you have a page on FB now.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Turcotte - October 26, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Thank you for this post—I am always willing to learn about taking better pictures!! thank you for the chance for the lovely giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Wiebke - October 26, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Debby, I love your clear style – Your cards and your photos look so amazing!
    Big “Thank You” for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Peach - October 26, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Lovely giveaway Thank You xxxReplyCancel

  • stempelomi - October 26, 2014 - 11:49 am

    Oh wahat a great giveaway….I love it! Thanks a lot for the chance!
    Your blog is stunning!
    HUgs,BeateReplyCancel

  • maria f. - October 26, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Will have to give this a try although I agree that the shadows often add interest. Settings on a camera – ha. What are those?!?!? Thanks for sharing your doubles. That stamp is beautiful.ReplyCancel

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  • Richard - October 26, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Thanks so much for the great reflector tips. I always love your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Young - October 26, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    I love your photos and your blog!! Thanks for the opportunity to win all those goodies!!ReplyCancel

  • Hussena - October 26, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips in photography this is a huge help ..Need to give the reflector technique a try now :)..I am a FB fan as well :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Nixon - October 26, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Lovely blog full of inspiration thank you and well done!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Chmura - October 26, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Congratulations for the new venture on Facebook. It’s a great way to communicate with all your fans. It’s a great giveaway. thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Grisselle - October 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the photography tips! And the chance to win great goodies!!ReplyCancel

  • Bev - October 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the photo tips!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce mc - October 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Hoong Yip - October 26, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I tried using a reflector and it makes a huge difference to the photograph. Please share more when you have time. I still have loads to learn about photography and cardmaking.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Carlson - October 26, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Love your blog. Such great cards and ideas. Also love the chance to win! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Donna S - October 26, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Love your creations! Very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • KT Fit Kitty - October 26, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    This is great advice! I’m not very happy with the photos of my cards so I can use all the tips I can get! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I hopped over to facebook and follow you there as Kitty FitKitty. Wishing you a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Doggett - October 26, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    I love when you give tips on photography! Could you possibly do some on a room without a window/light source? I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - October 26, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    I really enjoy reading your photography tidbits. They are very helpful to me. And your artwork is pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - October 26, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Great card, I love it and thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcher - October 26, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Thanks for the reflector hint — really makes a huge difference!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Morgan-Hartz - October 26, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the photo tip! I enjoy using natural light for my photography as well. I will have to further refine my techniques to photgraph my cards. I agree that the second card looks a little more washed out and looses too much shadow.ReplyCancel

  • janet - October 26, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    Great and informative post, Thank you. Loved seeing that beautiful card again, too.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - October 26, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I always struggle with photographing my cards. I love the dry glitter on the tree, it looks so realistic!!!ReplyCancel

  • TK Watson - October 26, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Oh to have your photography skills in the first place! You are amazing… and love your card too, it’s beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sabina Ganbarova - October 26, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Hi! I always like the photos of your cards. They’re light and nice. And, of course, cards you make are beautiful. Thank you for this giveaway. I’m glad now you have FB page :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela K - October 26, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    It’s such a beautiful card in both pictures. ThanksReplyCancel

  • dot ferrero - October 26, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I can see the difference…thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni b - October 26, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Wow congrats on the new pageReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican - October 26, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Such a beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kymona - October 26, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Debbie as usual you give out the best information. I love your photograph series. I totally forgot about my reflectors. I have three of them, white, black and silver. I had to pull them out. I think my photos have improved since your last post. They don’t look like yours yet, but I’m getting there. I’m going to change up my living room a bit to have my cards higher up instead of the floor. I think that is my problem. Thank you so much for always inspiring us.ReplyCancel

  • Grace - October 26, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    Thanks for the tip! And beautiful card!
    Thabks for the chance to win~ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly E. - October 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I struggle with photographing my cards and this white cardstock tip is brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Billie A - October 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Your photos are always spot on. I love your work and get a lot of inspiration from you. I like when you have tips like the Lime Light or others. I use a light box because you never know what the light will be in Washington State.. LOL. your extra touch to lighting is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - October 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    just love this card…any way you photograph it!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - October 26, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the great photography tips. I, too, struggle with taking perfect photos!ReplyCancel

  • denali0407 - October 26, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    If I could follow one blog and one blog only, forever & ever, it would be this one. You are insanely good at what you do, you know :)ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel - October 26, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    wow your photos are always spot on, thanks for the tips and the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Rorie - October 26, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Have just found your blog recently and love your designs and your excellent tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Duncan - October 26, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Very cool how much the lighting can effect things.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica - October 26, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    thanks for the tips! I needed this I often find it hard to take a photo with natural light this should help!ReplyCancel

  • Camilla - October 26, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    Hi, I am definetly a fan, very inspired by your great style and creativity. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    Mill@nReplyCancel

  • Velvet - October 26, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Thanks for these posts! I just stumbled on them today & already feel I’ve learned several things to help improve my own terrible (IMHO) crafting photos.ReplyCancel

  • Harriet Skelly - October 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    I always learn something from your blog – this was a great tip for photography! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Holly E. - October 26, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Great tips.. I love your segments on Photography… Thanks for the fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • sheila_g - October 26, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    Thank you for the great giveaway. Love your blog and can’t wait to see you on facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria H. - October 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    What a fabulous tip…thank you!ReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH - October 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    OMG Your card is gorgeous. Wow thanks for sharing you tips and techniques. You really did do one outstanding creative job!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Carpinello - October 26, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Love your work! It’s so light, bright, and airy. Please keep that inspiration coming!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea D. - October 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    I just love your blog. Your cards are so beautiful, and your blog posts are so informative. Thanks so much for this post about photographing your cards. I’m going to have to give your suggestions a try.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy G - October 26, 2014 - 6:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Bee - October 26, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    Woohoo! A facebook page. Must stalk it regularly.

    I love all your cards and I could certainly use any and all tips on how to take better pictures of my papercrafts.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Donohue - October 26, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Well….although I have not been a big FB’er I now have a really good reason to jump on more often!! This will be fun!ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn Polesel - October 26, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Thanks so much for all of the wonderful photography tips. Believe me, I need them! Thanks, also, for the chance to enter your giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub - October 26, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    Will have to try using a piece of card stock when I tak a picture.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Wittwer - October 26, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    I’ve always admired your photography skills, in addition to your amazing cards (of course!). Thank you for sharing these tips on taking photos! AND thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K - October 26, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    I always enjoy your photography posts. I am not skilled in that area, so it’s nice to pick up these tidbits here and there…doesn’t feel so overwhelming. :)ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - October 26, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    I am terrible with photographs so any little bit of info helps.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaD - October 26, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Love your style! Thanks for the photo tips. I sometimes use a photo box (hand made! ) but most of the time I just snap the pic with my IPhone or iPad!
    Thanks also for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • NanW - October 26, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing the photography techniques.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Meadows - October 26, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your artsy ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Monica P - October 26, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the photo tips and for the chance to win. I’m a big fan of your work.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne in NI - October 26, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the tips, I always love to see how you photograph your projects :)ReplyCancel

  • Torrie - October 26, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    I always love to see what you are working on. Thanks for the tips and tricks and the chance to win a fan prize.ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - October 26, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Any tip that helps me do what I love better and present it better is always helpful. Thank you for what you do, and what you share all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Therese - October 26, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Thanks for another great tip, (what a wonderful idea on how to move us over in FB too, everyone loves a giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win)!ReplyCancel

  • Liliana G - October 26, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Super cute card! Thanks for sharing this photography tips.ReplyCancel

  • Ange Kelly - October 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    Thanks so much Debbie for the photography tips and for the chance to win some prizes. I am always so inspired by your designs! CheersReplyCancel

  • Kathy T - October 26, 2014 - 10:44 pm

    I love your style.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleGB - October 26, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Thank you for the info in this post! Very helpful and useful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - October 26, 2014 - 11:30 pm

    Thanks for showing us how you always take such amazing pictures…the tips are very helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - October 26, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    Thanks for showing us how you always take such amazing pictures…the tips are very helpful. This card does look different with the extra bit of light.ReplyCancel

    • Mary-Anne V. - October 26, 2014 - 11:39 pm

      Sorry for the duplicate comment…first time it said it couldn’t publish. please delete one if these are included in determining the winner. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Susan P - October 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm

    Thanks for the great tips on lighting Debbie! I check your blog almost every day and love your color schemes and creations! Thanks for the chance to win this great package!ReplyCancel

  • Shona Chambers - October 27, 2014 - 12:25 am

    Thanks so much for the advice regarding photos, I need all the help I can get. And just love your card, have just ordered the village die-cuts, so can’t wait for them to arrive. I’m sure your Facebook page will be well loved very quickly too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrene - October 27, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Thanks for another great photography tip. Keep them coming!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica S. - October 27, 2014 - 12:49 am

    Thanks for sharing your photography skills. I have a lot to learn in this area and I really appreciate you sharing info on how I can make my pictures better.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - October 27, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Thanks, Debby, for sharing your photo tips!
    Learning so much from you :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz McAllister - October 27, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Your cards are always so beautiful! Good luck with your new page!ReplyCancel

  • L Everitt - October 27, 2014 - 1:54 am

    It’s beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Debs - October 27, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Your short tutorials on photography are the best. They do not overwhelm and as you said…allow baby steps.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - October 27, 2014 - 2:39 am

    Thanks so much for the photography tips. Love your cards, thanks for the chance to win too!ReplyCancel

  • Mirian - October 27, 2014 - 2:39 am

    Love all your work and thanks for the photography tips!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - housesbuiltofcards - October 27, 2014 - 2:53 am

    This is one GORGEOUS card! And thanks for more photography tips – I LOVE them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - October 27, 2014 - 3:38 am

    Hey, I have followed your blog for years now and always enjoy seeing how you put things together, your ideas and colours are fantastic, thank youReplyCancel

  • Amy Gray - October 27, 2014 - 5:07 am

    You are such an inspiration!! I love your work. Thank you for this chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Holly - October 27, 2014 - 5:26 am

    great card!ReplyCancel

  • KarrenJ - October 27, 2014 - 6:05 am

    I love the crisp, clean look of your cards and your photographs make them look even better!ReplyCancel

  • Mateja P - October 27, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Thank you for the tips. I was wondering when we will see more of them :) And thank you for a chance ;)ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - October 27, 2014 - 8:32 am

    Interesting how light and shadows make such a difference in the appearance of the card. I prefer the “before” photo personally. But the card is great–I love that house and tree die. Wintery and delicious…ReplyCancel

  • angie - October 27, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Love all your cards and your photography tips.ReplyCancel

  • Justin Krieger - October 27, 2014 - 10:25 am

    I find inspiration from your blog all the time. You are an amazing artist! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - October 27, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    These are great tips! Thanks so much for them and for the advice on using what is on hand (white cardstock). Good luck with developing you FB page. I am sure it will be a success!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - October 27, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    Your cards are so gorgeous and the perfect subject for the beautiful photographs on your blog. I am a big admirer/ follower!ReplyCancel

  • Jan G - October 27, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the great idea of the reflecting white board. I struggle that my house is so dark that it makes taking pictures of my cards so hard! They always look those yellow pictures from the 60’s ! Thanks Debby always enjoy your blog and the beautiful cards you make!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Bart - October 27, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    You are so kind to share your items with us.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C. - October 27, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Love your blog!! Thanks so much for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Judyt28 - October 27, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    I always seem to have problems taking a good photo of my cards. Thanks for sharing your tips on the subject.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya Neal - October 27, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    GREAT photography tips! I have some trouble taking photos of my projects, so this is something I will definitely be trying very soon! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Gong - October 27, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Thank you for the photography tips. Your cards are always so beautifully staged and photographed and it’s great to get a look behind the scenes at how you achieve such great results. Thanks for sharing your tips and also for the fabulous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - October 27, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    I’d love to see the set-up of the reflector that you use on the right side of your card. I’ve been struggling to take good photos since I moved into a new house.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - October 27, 2014 - 10:15 pm

    Love everything that you designReplyCancel

  • Susie Moore - October 27, 2014 - 10:28 pm

    Thank you for these great tips!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - October 27, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tips.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn S - October 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    Excellent tips Debby – always look forward to these kinds of posts! Amazing what a simple piece of white card can do :)ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - October 28, 2014 - 12:52 am

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ann K - October 28, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Looking good on Facebook, Debbie . . . Love your designs and welcome a new way to see your talents. Congrats.ReplyCancel

  • Viktoriya - October 28, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Thanks for the tips, very informative! thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Ria Montefalcon - October 28, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Great inspiration from your blog. I love all your projects and photo techniquesReplyCancel

  • Deanne W - October 28, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Thanks for sharing not only your beautiful cards but your photography skills too!ReplyCancel

  • Ulli - October 28, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    Thank you so much for all your tips. I am so grateful that you share them with us.

    xoxo UlliReplyCancel

  • Sarah-Jane Rae - October 28, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing the photo tutorial, I love your photos almost as much as your cards ;-) lol
    Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Laura Elliot - October 28, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    Debby, thank you so so much for doing these fantastic photography posts. I am SO inspired by your cards and photography and this post has really made me want to get on top of this aspect of my blogging (i.e getting super photographs). I am now going to head to Ikea at the weekend to purchase some cheap vases and accessories and start really testing out all you are teaching us.

    Laura xxReplyCancel

    • Laura Elliot - October 28, 2014 - 1:45 pm

      Oh, also meant to ask…..some of your photographs, instead of having your amazing cheese board with your card on, are instead white wood – are these taken in a different location or have you somehow ‘faked’ a new location? xxReplyCancel

  • Helene C - October 28, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    thank you for the tips, i always wonder how blogger take their photos!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - October 28, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the tip
    and lovely card!
    And thanks for the
    giveaway!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Kathy - October 28, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - October 28, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    I think you are an amazing artist. You inspire me to try new things.ReplyCancel

  • Leni - October 28, 2014 - 8:06 pm

    Thank you so much for all tips to get better photo’s! Very usefull! Tried some of it and it went better, I must say. hope to practice more and become better. It is very helpfull Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Tanis Scott - October 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    Great tip. I need to work on my photography skills!ReplyCancel

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  • Colleen F - October 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    I have been following your camera shots and hoping for some new ones to pop up. thank you for this informative photo lesson and for the awesome give away!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - October 28, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    Thank you for all the great tips!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maye M. L. - October 29, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorials on photography. Your cards are truly beautiful and inspiring. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Loly Borda - October 29, 2014 - 3:25 am

    To me the hardest part of blogging is taking good pictures, so I truly appreciate your tips! And thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Karen King - October 29, 2014 - 3:32 am

    thanks fog the great tips and the chance to win your giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - October 29, 2014 - 5:13 am

    Great idea, I must try this! And I happen to follow Attic24, since I crochet, and loved that post of hers back then. :)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - October 29, 2014 - 6:13 am

    I found your blog through a blog hop. It’s so nice to see new ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Jaya - October 29, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Thanks for the excellent tute on this :)ReplyCancel

  • Pia Krogh Larsen - October 29, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Great tips, Debby. I find it sooo hard to get good photos, especially now that the dark winter time has started in Denmark.ReplyCancel

  • kim neville - October 29, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Lovely giveaway thank you :-)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - October 29, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Wonderful tips. I have just started making cards and any help I can get is useful!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - October 29, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial… loved the cardReplyCancel

  • Kristie Wilson - October 29, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Wow what a difference in the photos! Thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial. I just upgraded my camera which made a huge difference but I get I can get even better shots if I practice with my backgrounds more.ReplyCancel

    • Kristie Wilson - October 29, 2014 - 1:46 pm

      But I “bet” not get LOL! Typing too fast gets the better of me many times.ReplyCancel

  • Christine winiecki - October 29, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Thanks for the photo tips. I look forward to trying this technique.ReplyCancel

  • Linda H - October 29, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I love your photos! Thanks for the giveaway too.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Noe - October 29, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    So interesting how subtle changes can make such a difference in photography! And the card and giveaway – awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Alma Dirpaul - October 29, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • crestajune - October 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    I find your photography tips to be super helpful, and have already tried to incorporate them into practice. I can’t wait to give this new tip a try. I am sure it will make a world of difference! Thank you, Debbie, I love your blog and I am always inspired by you!ReplyCancel

  • msteelee - October 29, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Fabulous post! Lots of us struggle with this – watch for improvements in our gallery posts for OCC! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Carter - October 29, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Great tips and thanks for the prize opportunity. :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Walker - October 29, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Great photography tips. I do struggle with getting good pictures of my cards. Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J - October 29, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon M - October 29, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the tips on photography. Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Candace - October 29, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    Thank you for this post! I struggle with taking good quality pictures of my projects ~ this totally helps!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynnea Hollendonner - October 29, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    I love your tips! I always have trouble photographing my cards. I will have to try using a white paper as a reflector! Thanks for this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • christi in ma - October 29, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    thank you for sharing your photography tips – they are so helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary K - October 29, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    I so admire your soft, simple and elegant design style! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Tmmy - October 29, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    I come to your blog almost daily to see what you have done. Your cards are always awe inspiring to me. I don’t make many cards although I have tons of stuff. Just can’t seem to get things right. Keep up the good work. You are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • SueYee - October 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful tips! I’m always excited to see a new post!ReplyCancel

  • Lin - October 29, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    Can’t believe it’s almost holiday season! Love the card and the background- definitely will try at home!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Max - October 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm

    Love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win :)ReplyCancel

  • KAREN P. - October 30, 2014 - 1:39 am

    THANKS FOR SHARING THE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS. LOVE YOUR CARD AND BLOG. ALSO THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN SOME GOODIES!ReplyCancel

  • Carol MJS - October 30, 2014 - 2:03 am

    Thanks for the great photography tips, Debby. You always present your cards so beautifully – an extra bit of atmosphere goes a long way.ReplyCancel

  • RandellynB - October 30, 2014 - 2:04 am

    Great photog tip! You ended up with a nice white on white photo there.ReplyCancel

  • Haley Cross - October 30, 2014 - 2:05 am

    Great tips! Thank you! And beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • nancy faith - October 30, 2014 - 5:19 am

    What a wonderful giveaway. Unfortunately, I do not do Facebook or I would join you over there as well..Good Luck : )ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - October 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

    Thanks for the tips Debby! My photos need all the help they can get! ReplyCancel

  • Helene - October 30, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Thanks for the helpful tips, this is great :-)ReplyCancel

  • Bev - October 30, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    I am always eager to learn little tricks and techniques in photography. Thank you for this post.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica H. - October 30, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    LOVE your photo post. Thank you so much for the tip on the “reflector”!ReplyCancel

  • Murtuza Charania - October 30, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Lovely tips and a fabulous giveaway… I hope I win… here from Instagram…ReplyCancel

  • Eiman - October 30, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    I wanna enter the giveawayReplyCancel

  • Joy - October 30, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Absolutely a helpful tip on photographing your subject. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! Btw, i love your artworks! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - October 30, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    If I don’t win, I will just have to buy all of this.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia F - October 30, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    I used to do photography with a real camera. It died and the iPhone just doesn’t quite do the trick. The idea of using shades or to bounce the light is a good idea. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel whittaker - October 30, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Love the card and thanks for the info on pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Angel Johns - October 30, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    Thank you for this post! I love making cards but photographing them makes me so frustrated! I will definitely refer to this! Also thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes!!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Henninger - October 30, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Such a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity, and thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Frost - October 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the photo tips and the awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Wood - October 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    I love your cards and these tips are great. Thanks so much for the giveaway, fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Miskel - October 30, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Love the photography tips! Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - October 30, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    Found your site thru K. Werner’s online courses. I’ll be back. Love this post on lighting.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Bryant - October 30, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Love all these goodies, thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Carpenter - October 30, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    Would love this!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara A - October 30, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your expertise with us. I love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant - October 30, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Happy to find you on FB! I liked!
    Thanks for a chance at a delightful prize package!ReplyCancel

  • Amber P - October 30, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial for lighting! I currently use my hubby’s small photo booth but I’m not always very happy with the outcome. I’ll have to try this out! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anita in France - October 30, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    I love your straightforward, easy style of presenting such great tips, Debby … thanks for sharing your expertise! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela C - October 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    Love that ink pad! All these goodies look like lots of fun to play with! Thanks for the chanceReplyCancel

  • Vina W - October 31, 2014 - 12:13 am

    I still have difficulties in photographing my cards. Love ur tips.ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Lawson - October 31, 2014 - 1:59 am

    This is wonderful! I struggle with photos for my blog and I appreciate learning from someone whose shots are always stunning. I adore your props and seeing the difference in just using white card stock us amazing. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - October 31, 2014 - 3:43 am

    What a beautiful workspace! Thank you for the tips :)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

  • BethAnn - October 26, 2014 - 5:38 am

    What a great card! I would not have thought of using slate for the house, but it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - October 31, 2014 - 6:33 am

    Gorgeous card, Debby! I love how you layered all of the elements and your color combo is stunning!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.

Supplies

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

    • Debby - October 25, 2014 - 10:51 pm

      It’s so cute Marianne! ReplyCancel

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

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

    • Debby - October 25, 2014 - 10:51 pm

      One piece of normal card (american letter size/UK A4 size). Even then you get a little piece left over :D You the die twice to give you a front and back then attach them together :DReplyCancel

  • Niki G. - October 26, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Oh my, love all that glittery goodness and the detail of those cute bows!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Seech - October 27, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Love this white on white card.ReplyCancel

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