My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Friday, October 01, 2021

Happy Holidays with Jan's Digi Stamps

I am excited to share that Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge will resume on November 1! To get ready, how about reacquainting yourself with the Challenge Rules and become inspired by seeing the newest work of her design team!

Jan is one of those easy-going spirits who enjoys sharing her memories through a vintage, yet contemporary, style. Not only are her PNGs (and JPGs) easy to use individually, they are fun when making a scene, involving several images.

Today's share is a fast-and-easy Christmas card, using a single element from Jan's new "Santa's Jalopy" set which is currently 25% off. 

Still not able to hold a pen for long, I opted for the pre-colored image, and made a slight shadow with colored pencils and gamsol.

It felt great using glitter again!

Hoping you will visit her shop today!

Using one of the little "now drifts" in the set, I placed it behind the pole for some extra dimension.

Products Used:

Stamps: Jan's Digi Stamps "Santa's Jalopy", Jan's Digi Stamps "Reindeer" (sentiment), Dies: Anna Griffin Slimline Concentric AG-1239H, Pierced Shape, MS Snowflake Punch, Other: Clear Glitter, Cloud Blue Prismacolor pencil.

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I would like to play in the following Challenges, please:

  1. World Wide Open DT Challenge #9 "AG DT" 10/15
  2. Classic Design Challenge #10 "AG" 11/1
  3. Love to Craft Challenges #63 AG (11-10 sep post)
  4. AI Art Impressions Challenge #313 Slim Line Cards (toward bottom of post) 10/15
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2139 10/5
  6. Sweet Stampin Challenge (Sept 25) Christmas in September 10/9 (sep post)
  7. Merry Little Christmas Challenges #39 Anything Christmas 10/30 (sep post)
  8. The Holly and the Ivy Challenges #102 Anything Christmas 10/10 (sep post)

Stamping Hugs,


Chris said...

This is beautiful Donna, the image you have chosen to showcase is perfect for your slimline design - the die cut frame is a stunner, love the red/white combo with the splash of green and of course all the lovely sparkle.

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, the red and white colour combination is striking, a lovely image and pretty die cut frame.
I'm sorry to hear that you are still struggling to hold a pen, I hope you make some progress soon.
Take care.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Donna
Gr Karin

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna this is so very beautiful and so lovely and festive it looks amazing
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Donna love the image and beautiful die-cut frame.Sorry to hear you are still struggling and hope you get some reief soon
carol x

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - great work as always thanks for sharing!!!

Donna Phelan said...

That image is lovely and I love your design as well! And YAY to glitter! lol

Unknown said...

How gorgeous, like your shadowing, glitter and that lovely frame. Hope you feel better soon . Hugs, Donna

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Donna. I hope you are getting to grips with your pain and are managing to keep positive.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is gorgeous, I love when we have an option to use a precolored image, great for those times we just need something quick and like how you added your extra touches to it, more beautiful! And wow that die cut is just wonderful to go with the pole and your pretty snowflakes are the perfect embellishments, such an elegant look you got from this image!
Continued prayers going your way :)

Leslie Miller said...

It's a treat to see you today, Donna! I must say I love how you used just the lamp post for your beautiful slimline card. Your shadow and glitter makes it magical! Such a gorgeous card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Donna your card is so very gorgeous! Wonderful images used and I love the die cut frames for the card. Your work is always so amazing!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such lovely card! Great design and love the intricate diecut panel!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Donna, I love your card and the images and colours are fabulous.
Sorry your still struggling to hold a pen, I hope it eases soon for you, take care, Kate x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

You did justice to Jan's talent with your lovely card! Spectacular!! Thank you for playing along with us over at PIP Challenges!

Mac Mable said...

All glittery and gorgeous. What a striking image, love the delicate frame and loving this beautiful card. Thinking of you and sending gentle hugs x.

pam said...

This is a beautiful card Donna, love slimline card designs, your decoration is perfect..
Thinking of you
Big hugs Pam x

Lori m said...

Beautiful and beyond, your cards are always filled with love and it shows. I'm so sorry things are still hard for you. Prayers that life gets easier soon, hugs, Lori m

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh my, Donna! What a gorgeous make! How you take one little digi and make a card into a masterpiece! The slimline design is perfect for this image and the shading is just perfect!

Janis Lewis said...

Fabulous card! At first I thought it was a really pretty bookmark. I love it. That layered matting is just gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pia S said...

This is a lovely card, I think the detailed slimline dies shows off the post to North Pole most beautifully. Great shadow effect and sparkle that you added. I always expect to see some glitter in use when coming over here:)

NatalieBramasole said...

What a great idea 👍 beautiful card

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Wonderful project Donna. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

P.S. This also fits the brand new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I hope you'll come check it out!

Dora said...

Beautiful card

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi Donna! I love your slimline card. It's so simple but so well done. I liked the way you used the drifts, snowflakes and glitter to make this one a perfect Christmas scene. Thanks for participating in the Ai Slimline Challenge! The winner will be announced tomorrow. Hugs! Janet - Ai DT Team.

Jan Mahew said...

You are the BEST Donna! You never cease to amaze me!

Monica C. said...

So pretty, Donna! And especially so because you were able to create and use glitter!! I am so pleased to be able to visit you blog again, sorry for being so late. But as the saying goes, Better late than ....
Hugs Monica

Lena said...

So beautiful and festive, Donna. Love it! The background die is gorgeous.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lori m said...

I'm so behind on things this year, love your work and this is so pretty. You have such an amazing talent for designing. Prayers your pain eases quick, hugs, Lori m

Lori m said...

Hi Donna, I'm just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year early. May your days be filled with good blessings and pain free times, hugs, Lori m

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this gorgeous card! SO beautifully created! Thinking of you and prayers you are doing well!

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful slimline card. I love it. Hope you feel better soon.

Lori m said...

Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy Holidays, hugs, Lori m