So did you have a wonderful World Card Making Day yesterday? I didn't get to do much for it but the line-up of new images for the October Sweet November previews has got me thinkin' Christmas cards already. Yep, we've got some familiar faces to start peeking tomorrow but before we get to them I want to shine the Sweet November Guest Gal spotlight on a magically gifted card maker.
I think this gal just may have been a little changeling that was spirited out of Sweet November Land as a babe because she loves all things fairy more than almost anyone else that I know! She runs the super popular Flutter By Wednesday challenge, which I have enjoyed playing along with on numerous occasions, and she is just a total sweetheart to top it all off. :)
Please give a warm welcome to Danni Bindel!
Danni has a beautiful style of card making that is a wonderful mix of clean & simple with a touch of whimsy thrown in by well placed and thoughtful embellishing. Her designs have a linear and graphic appeal that always showcases her beautifully colored images without overshadowing them. Yet the clean lines of Danni's designs are also perfectly balanced by her great use of pattern papers that give each of her cards a warmth and homespun beauty that is truly delightful and inspiring. I am positively thrilled to have Danni joining us this month!
Now it's time for Danni to answer the Sweet November questionnaire... which I always look forward to reading! :)
1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
I had to look up what the colors meant and based on what I read, I think blue represents me the best. The description I read said blue represents creativity, intelligence, loyalty, strength and wisdom. All of those things are things that I feel really describe me and sum up "me". Now if you had asked what color I'd *like* to be it would be pink as the whole world would be better with more pink in it.
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
Yes, I'm a t-shirt and shorts/sweats kind of gal. I like simplicity. I don't really have a home decor style--we just have things we like and they don't match or have a theme at all. LOL! I tend to make my cards more towards the simple side without a lot of hoopla.
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
hmm...one thing...hmmm.....music. One of the best things I can do when I'm grumpy is turn up the tunes and pretend I can sing..always makes me happy.
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
It would be a toss up between the Medieval times or Victorian times. I love the whole chivalry and excitement of the medieval times and then I love the style and etiquette of the the Victorian..quite the contrast really..
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll, wizard, witch etc., what kind would you be and why?
I think a fairy or pixie as they always seem to have fun and that's what I'd love to do...just have fun!
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
Sigh, I might be kicked out of Sweet November Land but I sadly haven't ever watched Glee..sigh, hopefully I'll be forgiven!
Awww... we'd never kick ya out Danni! :)
Now take a peek at the gorgeous card featuring Fairwee Jilly that Danni created! The colors that she used bring to mind a cool, spring breeze and I can just imagine Jilly floating along on that sweet zephyr without a care in the world. The touch of glitter on the butterfly and those pearls really bring a sweet elegance to the overall look of this card, which I just adore. When it came time to CASE Danni's card I really loved the entire design so I used the same basic layout and changed things up by skipping seasons and going with a more fall inspired theme. I chose to ink up wee Mia and even took a cue from Danni to paper piece her outfit. And instead of a butterfly it looks like Mia found a dragonfly to boss around for a bit, LOL!
See ya then!
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- We R Memorykeepers (Autumn Splendor), vellum
stamps- Sweet November (Fairwee Mia), Paper Trey Ink (acorns and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown, Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge and Scattered Straw Distress
EK Success dragonfly punch
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E31, E35, E57, E59
clothes- E81, 0, E44, E47, YR82, YR12, YR14, YR23