Thursday, November 19, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! Happy Friday! I just returned from a 5-day trip to Nashville to visit my brother and his wife. I went with my parents and my 90-year-old grandma! She traveled like a rock star! Four hour plane ride -- no problem for Grams! We had such an awesome trip and lots of quality family time.

Today begins another PDE Linky Party! This is actually my first post as a new DT member so I'm super excited! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you like. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!

I decided to go with a Christmas card, even though it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Annoying, I know! But I got excited about sharing my first hand-colored background. Yes, I've been sucked in to the new trend of adult coloring books. I started doing it before I even realized it was a trend but now the popularity of it is great because there are so many more products available. This particular background came from an Anna Griffin coloring book (see details below) but I love working with all different kinds. Anyway, I hope you like my first published attempt!....

CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Artistry"
PAPERCTMH; Anna Griffin "Decorative Designs Two" coloring book
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor brush markers; Wink Of Stella glitter pen silver
STAMP SETSCTMH "Scandinavian Wishes" & "Framed"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Pear"
EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; CTMH embossing powder silver; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHER: The Twinery twine; Fiskars corner rounder; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape



DL.ART -  November Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #3
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters -  "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #210; anything goes


Thank you so much for visiting me! Have an awesome day!


  1. Sounds like a great trip! Love your Grandma part of it. I've been looking at those adult coloring books. Keep thinking maybe I'll try it. Haven't gotten one yet though. Beautiful card background. I would have thought it was pattern paper if you had not said you had colored it. It looks amazing. Great Christmas card. Happy to have you be a part of our team!

  2. Simple yet striking! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

    P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  3. Very pretty card, love the papers and the twine with your silver Joy,Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  4. Hi Diana,
    Your card is gorgeous! I LOVE the festive background and fun colors:) Gorgeous Christmas card! So glad to be on the PDE team with you!
    Sounds like a wonderful trip to Nashville! It is always fun to spend time with family! How awesome to travel with you folks and your Grandma~I am sure some great memories were made from your trip!
    Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K
    PDE DT Member

  5. Such a cute card, I'm so happy to be part of the awesome team!!!

  6. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the classic red and green Christmas colors. I'm happy to be on this wonderful Design Team with you!

  7. Simply beautiful! Congrats on your DT!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. I wondered where you got that very beautiful DP but you made it. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  9. Gorgeous background! Love the way you used the colouring book image!

  10. Congratulations on your new Design Team position! How awesome and fun it will be! Your card is magnificent and I totally see why you were chosen! I love the hand coloring! I too am into the coloring books! So much fun aren't they! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  11. Wonderful card Diana! The pattern is lovely and the colours are so festive.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx