DDS and PND Collaboration Blog Hop is Here!

Hello friends!  Today is the “special day” of our really fun and festive Collaboration Blog Hop!  Hope you will be joining along with us for lots of inspiration and prizes!  Woohoo!


I am on the Digi Doodle Studios Design team and here is my interpretation of combining each companies’ images together to come up with this fun snow scene for the Holidays:

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For my card here I have taken the Digi Doodle Studios Penguin Wobbles Special Delivery digital stamp along with the Paper Nest Dolls Holiday Friends digital stamp and printed them out over a piece of Copic Blending Card.  I’ve colored them up and fussy cut them out for my scene here.

To create the scene, I’ve used some blue cardstock for the background and splattered some watered down gesso over it and then used a die cut to create the fun frame within it.  I layered it over a piece of gold cardstock so it shows through.  I also die cut some snowy hills with white glitter cardstock and some pine trees with green cardstock.

I arranged them over my blue cardstock panel  and created the scene.  I popped up the front layer of snow hill along with the penguin image with foam tape.  I covered this snow hill layer with some texture snow paste…it’s so glittery!!  I also added some more glittery details here and there on the images too.

I white heat embossed the sentiment and placed a peppermint candy embellishment next to it and attached the strip over the blue background.  I then mounted this entire scene layer over some fun and festive foiled striped papers and then onto another blue piece which was then mounted over a top folding white 5.5″ square card base.

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Here’s a bit of a closer look at the images and how I’ve colored them up with Copic markers.  You can see that I’ve used my white gel pen for details on the bow in the present along with the shinny look on the candy cane and the cheeks of all the images.  I’ve added a few dots on the deer’s back tail too.

I’ve used a gold gel pen to color in the sleigh runner, the band around the gift sack, the “lettering and dots” on the penguin’s sign as well as the bells the little girl is holding.  I used a red gel pen to color in the little deer’s nose.  I’ve used a green gel pen to create “dots” on the penguin’s present and the deer’s bow.

I’ve also added some glitter to the heart candies and the girl’s outfit trim.

You can also see just how puffy and dimensional that snow is too! It’s really glittery and was so fun to add to the scene!  It looks like they’re gearing up to deliver some presents and the cute little Mr. Penguin Wobbles is all loaded and ready to go! LOL!

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I really hope that you’ve enjoyed my card today and have been inspired with it in some way to get you into the festive Holiday spirit!

Thanks so much for stopping in today my friends!


  1.  Stamping Sensations– Dec Anything Goes
  2. Love to Craft – LTCCB41 – Dec Anything Goes
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  4. Shopping Our Stash– Happy Holidays!
  5. Crafting By Designs – Dec Anything goes
  6. The Paper Funday – Dec Anything Goes with optional twist:  Christmas Holiday
  7. Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes

34 thoughts on “DDS and PND Collaboration Blog Hop is Here!

  1. Fabulous creation Vicki! Love your vivid colors! So happy to be taking part in this hop with you and all the other amazing crafters!


  2. Such a lovely card, I love all the elements, colors and textures. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna – DT Member


  3. Vicki, how wonderful this is! So detailed! Your coloring is masterful! And I just love all that faux snow! WOW!


  4. The first thought in my head after seeing your card says “WOW, just wow” . . . you have put a LOT of time and love into your creation, Vicki, from the gold highlight behind that awesome blue sky, down to the tiniest of gel pen detailed touches. Of course, that doesn’t even begin to outline your amazing coloring, glitter and snow throughout. Perfect choice of image coordination, too. It just can’t get any more striking than this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, too!

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    1. That is very sweet of you Lillian! Thank you so much for your kind words! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for stopping in! 🙂


  5. Gorgeous card Vicki, I love how you put the images all together and coloured them up beautifully, I love the thick fluffy snow and fabulouis scene you have created..wonderful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Another spectacular scene. Wonderful dimension on the snow, and as always, love how you think outside the box with all the little extras, right down to the polka dots on the present and bow.


  7. oh my goodness, what a wonderful card you’ve created for this hop! Your coloring skills are top notch and you fussy cut with perfection too! This is just wonderful, a super cute and fun Christmas card, and I love it!


  8. Vicki this is super gorgeous! What a cute little scene you have created! Thanks for joining us with our Anything Goes challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month.


  9. A sweet collection of images that you’ve coloured beautifully. Thank you for joining us in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x


  10. Absolutely Adorable , I love That Penguin , The colors are awesome , I definitely want some Copic markers , this card is very festive thanks for sharing


  11. Wow!!! Great card and great coloring. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB


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