July 03, 2014

Flying Dove

Oh my gosh, where did June go?  July is here and with the new month comes a wonderful new release from Doodle Pantry.  When you stop by Doodle Pantry to see the new release, be sure to check out the Specials Page to read the details about July's specials and the sale going on through July 8.

Also, starting today at noon EDT on the Doodle Pantry Blog is a new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 48.  This month's theme for DPDC48 is "Make it Christmas or Make a Splash".  You do not have to use a Doodle Pantry image to enter the challenge, but the image must be digital.  There will be three $10 randomly selected winners from all entries.  So why not break out your digis and join in the fun!

Today, I am sharing a card using one of the DPDC48 themes -- Make it Christmas.  For my first Christmas card of the year, I used the lovely Flying Dove digital image and added a tiny leaf sprig to the dove that I cropped from one of the 12 Day of Christmas  COLOR plus images.  The digital paper is from the Updated Blessed Christmas set.  I used three different circle dies from Spellbinders as well as the ray of sunshine cutting plate from Taylor Expressions.  Lots of bling and a sheer dotted bow finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly July Challenge -- Anything Goes with an optional extra, Christmas in July
Craft Your Passions Challenge 220 -- Ribbons (you must use at least one ribbon)
Craft Galore Encore Challenge -- Use a stamp or digi on your project.
Dies R Us Challenge #5 -- Christmas in July

If you live in the States, I hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


  1. Oh wow this is just stunning Pat. Its so elegant and I love the sunray effect.
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  2. Wow...I thought I left a comment but I don't mind writing again,,,,such a. East idol card and inspiring me to start some Christmas cards that aren't green and red.

  3. Just beautiful my friend! LOVE the regalness (is that a word? lol) it displays! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    BTW ... your gorgeous creation also fits the current Monochromatic challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters if you're interested.

  4. wow, what a stunning creation.

  5. So gorgeous, Pat! I love the sun rays background for this beautiful dove!!

  6. What a beautiful card! Wonderful details and great design!

  7. OMG its stunning! Pat I'm in love and I'm going to have to case this!

  8. Gorgeous, Pat! Love the paper and that sheer polka dot ribbon is marvelous. The bling is perfect for a Christmas card. :-D

  9. Wow! What a stunning card, Pat! Love that die in the background. And all that bling makes it really special! Happy 4th!

  10. This is just beautiful!! I love it! Happy 4th my friend!

  11. Great card. I like the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  12. Your card is so pretty, elegant and soft... I love it! what a great use of dies I must say. I am so glad you joined our 'Christmas in July' challenge at Dies R Us! I hope you can join us again soon.

    Dies R Us Challenge DT
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  13. magnifique, gracieuse, elle est très belle, biz

  14. Oh Pat ... this is ... stunning! Wow!

  15. This is just beautiful! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Card mania challendges.

  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x