Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dia de los Muertos


Here's a totally awesome image from KJ Arting.  It's one of her Dia De Los Muertos images.  Oh, I totally LOVE these images.  LOVE.  She has several and they are all awesome.  This one is probably my favorite in her store, but I would totally buy more.  I thought yellow would be a completely unique color for a dia de los muertos card, esp given this time of year.  I am also using some stunning Turkish Lace.


Question of day
What type of die cutting machine do you have? also, what's your favorite season?

me:  sizzix Big Shot, Cuttlebug, old red sizzix and one of those tiny sizzix that I never use
I use the cuttlebug most of the time and the big shot for everything the cuttlebug doesn't cut well or is too large for the cuttlebug


Did you buy the image from Sandra Caldwell, Holley Brain Power for the card making contest, there's just three days left to enter....just reminding you.....LINK HERE


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name

54 comments:

StampNK said...

Oh my, this is such an eerie image and you colored it beautifully Holley. I have a Big Shot and an original Sizzix Side Kick, but I use my Big Shot all the time. I love it for die cutting and for embossing folders. I love all seasons, but especially like Fall.

Fiki said...

this is wonderful card!
hugs , Fiki

vinita jain said...

This is so beautiful and love the designer lace with polka dotted paper!
I have Big shot in teal blue without it I never imagine, perfect for everything, much love! I love Spring season most because of the fresh smell of flowers and Everywhere fields become full of new grasses and thus entire nature looks green and fresh-looking.

ike said...

That's a wonderful card :-)
I have Big Shot and a Grand Caliber.
When I was in the UK my favourite season was Spring :-) xxxxxxx

Susan T. said...

Love the coloring and shading you did on the card. I have both a Sizzix and a Cricut. Hard to say we have seasons here, but Autumn in the NE is my favorite season.

papersmiles said...

Very cool image and lovely card. I have a Spellbinder Platinum and Grand Caliber. Also have Sizzix Original, sidekick and Texture Boutique. Tend to use the Platinum most for cutting and the boutique for embossing. Barbara

Shelley said...

Love this card! Yellow is a color not chosen often and it looks great! I have a Cuttlebug. No others. My favorite season is summer, that's why I moved to Southern Florida. Nope, sorry. I did not buy Sandra's image simply because I do not use digi's and that is mainly because of my printer.

Melody S. said...

GREAT image! She's from Texas right? lol
I have my cuttle bug here. I love that machine. I don't remember if the old red sizzix went to storage with the old cricut or given away. If my cuttle bug ever dies I will get a big shot.

Jean said...

Very cool. I have a Vintaj.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Holley. I use a Sizzix Big Shot and my favorite season is summer; the hotter the better.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

DJ said...

Gorgeous card. I have a cuttlebug. I had the Tim Holtz vagabond but it broke at Christmas time while I was trying to make all of my Christmas cards.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace. I have a Spellbinder Platinum die cutting machine. As for the season it will always be summer!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Stunning image Holley. Love her make up and hair and the beautiful lace.
Laine
xx

sammi said...

Nice card. The image is awesome! Love the turkish lace, too! I have a Vagabond and a Sizzix jewelry studio. My favorite season is Spring

sammi said...

Nice card. The image is awesome! Love the turkish lace, too! I have a Vagabond and a Sizzix jewelry studio. My favorite season is Spring

Cara Malmrose said...

What a fun card Holley ... great coloring too!
I have a Sizzix Big Shot which is as old as the hills and used extensively. I also have a Grand Caliber which I bought last year for larger projects and dies.
Have a great day!
(Hugs)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card the image is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow Holley fabulous card, the image is gorgeous and love how you have used it. The yellow background is perfect and loving the lace borders. Hugs Jennifer xx

Larisa said...

mmm, it looks ............. horrable. I don't like the horror theme, sorry...

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous image for you I know not for me and fanatstic card.

I have cuttlebug.

Season is summer.

Gr Karin

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I have a Sizzix Big Shot and a Cricut.

Jean Chaney said...

I have a niece who would love that image on your card, Holley! I have a Big Shot for cutting with dies, but I also have a Scan n Cut to cut just about anything I want.
Summer is my favorite, even with our 110+ temps :) (Central Arizona)

Glennis said...

I have a cuttlebug and a Silhouette

Audrey R said...

Hi Holley - I have a big shot and multiple platforms so I can cut or emboss pretty much anything.
My favorite season is Fall - I love Autumn colors and apples!!!

Audrey R in Austin

Candy Meyers said...

I to think spring is my favorite season. I love seeing the flowers and light green colors in the trees. Since I live in the mountains of NC, it is fun to watch the green go up the mountains every couple days. My first die cutting machine was a Wizaed. I then progressed to a cuttlebug and now have an electric Vagabond. Love it b

ionabunny said...

I was just about to go and stamp some day of the dead images, but I'm going red and black I think. Your lady is lovely. I have a bigshot, that I use daily and a sadly neglected side kick and red sizzix machine. I love dies and embossing folders. Spring, I love spring.

Karen Whittaker said...

I love this.nth at image is fab x

Jennifer Kray said...

Really funky modern card, it's fab!
I have a bigshot at the moment but contemplating an A4 electric one soon. x

Lucie H said...

I really don't like the Day of the Dead stuff, but you did a great job on it. I have a Vagabond and a Cricut. I gave my old red one to my daughter.

Karenladd said...

Wow, your coloring technique is so impressive Holley, and the sunny yellow is a real twist on the usual Day of the Dead projects! I have a Sizzix Big Shot, and a Spellbinders Platinum 6, but my Big Shot is pretty much my work horse. I didn't even get a die cut machine until about 6 years ago but once I did, I was hooked. I love fall and winter crafts, but my favorite time of year is probably spring (for the weather).

bissecat said...

Very nice card.I have Big Shot and little Prizm Spelbinders.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

The choice of lace is wonderful match for the image. I have a Big Shot and use it frequently.

Andree said...

A fabulous card Holley and a wonderfully coloured image. The lace is lovely.
I have a Cuttlebug, a Grand Calibur, an X-press and a Big Shot Plus. I use the last one most of time xx

Robin said...

Beautiful card! I love the yellow! I have never heard of this artist either. I have a Big Kick and I also have one of those old red Sizzix that I never use. My favorite season is Fall. I love all the colors and the weather too. Hugs, Robin

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Holley, your colouring is so beautiful! I love how you coloured her hair! Gorgeous lace too! For die-cutting I have the Cuttlebug! My favourite season for cardmaking is winter but my favourite season in real life is fall. I think I like to make so many winter cards because I'm stuck inside in the winter - too cold and snowy here to go outside!

SHartl said...

That lace is so beautiful and what a creative way to add it to your cards. I love the Big Shot for die cutting and embossing, and my favorite time of year is springtime!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Fab card...absolutely love this image 😍 x

Shabneez said...

Super image and that Turkish lace is divine Holley. Shabneez x

jackiep said...

love the image and what done with it. and i have a cuttlebug and season got to be summer

Mel C said...

Great card, and again awesome lace! I have the sizzix Big Shot & Cuttlebug. I like Fall Season the best.

Jan Ltc said...

Great card and fun image. Gemini grand calliper big shot Cricut and silhouette portrait. Summer is my favourite season xx Jan

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this card! The image is amazing!
I have a Big Shot by Sizzix, Grand Calibur, Platinum and Prizm by Spellbinders, Tonic Tangerine and Fiskar's Fuse die cutting machines.

Amy Martin said...

This is an awesome image. Love these types. I have a cuddle bug and thanks to a good friend also a Sizzix bigshot.

DonnaMundinger said...

I adore anything Dia del los Muertos and this image and card is fabulous, Holley! I have a Cricut, Cuttlebug, Big Shot and Grand Caliber. xxD

Virginia M. said...

Very cute card. I like the arrangement of your card & how you tilted the focal image. I especially the lace you used. The colors are very soft looking.
I own a Big Shot made by Ellison. My favorite holidays are Easter, Halloween and Valentine's Day.
Virginia Montagna

Virginia M. said...

Very cute card. I like the arrangement of your card & how you tilted the focal image. I especially the lace you used. The colors are very soft looking.
I own a Big Shot made by Ellison. My favorite holidays are Easter, Halloween and Valentine's Day.
Virginia Montagna

Kajcyika said...

Adorable card! It's really beautiful :)
I use sizzix big shot and I just loooove spring when it's starts to being warm again. ohh I just can't wait :D

Marjeta said...

I have Sizzix Big shot. And I love warm days, so spring and summer are my favorite.

Marjeta

Sindhu said...

Very different image and nice one...I have sizzix big shot and I love using it...I love spring season as flowers are my favorite...

Suz H said...

There is so much going on this time of year! Have a sizziz big shot and never seem to have the right one to cut out my image! Love your lace that has added so much to your card! Beautiful.

cebelica said...

I like how the images stands out on this card. Nicely done!
I have Sizzix Big shot and I LOVE it! My favourite season is spring, but I also love Christmas, so have to include "Christmas season" here as well. ;)

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, that's such a beautiful card Holley! I have a Cut N Boss die cutting machine. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Kathy said...

Stunning card. I have a bunch of cutting machines, both manual and electronic. I have the Big Shot, the Spellbinder, a Silhouette Cameo, and two Cricuts. My go to is usually the Big Shot, then the Cricut.

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