Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone! Hope the weather isn't too bad where you are. We've had a good deal of rain here in north Florida. The hubster and I got away to St. Augustine for several days to enter his Corvette into a car show. We had a great time at the car show, did some sight-seeing and ate lots of good food. It was overcast the entire time we were there and then started raining on the way home, and has continued to rain and storm since we got home. And guess what that means... no internet and a lot of frustration. ;)

I'm a day late but happy nonetheless to share (finally) my Crafty Cardmakers and more project for CCM #128 - Distress It, sponsored by Di's Digistamps and Woodware Craft Collection. This challenge is being hosted by our teammate and blog owner, Lin, who would like to see lots of distressing on your project - not with distress inks but distressed edges, frantage or anything shabby!

I used stamps from the Gina K Designs Winter Cheer stamp set, along with papers from the GKD Winter Cheer and Cold Snap 6x6 patterned paper packs for my holiday card.

I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool on all the edges of the layered background and center panels. I also stitched the background and center panels with my cute lil' mini sewing machine! ;)

Isn't this little penguin just the cutest?! I popped him onto a background of shimmering winter trees with a snowflake brad on a pretty lacy square die cut. I used bridal embossing tinsel to emboss the trees, and they turned out g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. And I just love that red stitched ribbon bow... you know how I love bows!

I stamped a classic holiday sentiment on a Spellbinders grommet tag die cut.

In keeping with the shabby aspect of this distressed project, I stamped off the inside sentiment twice without re-inking in a staggered fashion using a Unity stamp from the Tags Glorious Tags stamp set.

I'd love to enter this holiday card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Hot cardstock
  • GKD Winter Cheer and Cold Snap 6x6 patterned papers
  • GKD Winter Cheer stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Copics: R27/89
  • Tim Holtz distressing tool
  • Versamarker pen
  • Ranger Sticky embossing powder
  • Recollections white flock
  • Spellbinders Lacy Squares and Grommet Tags dies
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel
  • GKD red stitched gross grain ribbon
  • Inside sentiment from Unity Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
  • Memento Lady Bug ink
  • YNS red glitter Gumdrops
  • White flat-back pearls

I hope you're inspired to create a distressed project for our challenge this time - not with distress inks but with distressed edges, frantage or anything shabby! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


  1. Lots and lots of cold looking, but cute snowflakes...Thanks for joining us @CIO challenge blog...stop by again and play <((><

  2. Absolutely beautiful card.

    Fiona DT

  3. That is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  4. What a fabulous card!! So cute! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 63 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. This little penguin is so lovey. And a great background you made.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. Beautiful card
    Sue DT
    TTPH xx

  8. Fab layering and design. I love the snowman too; he's cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  9. Fabulous card Leslie, I hope that the weather is better now.
    hugs Kimx

  10. Sweet card, like the silver embossed trees and your penguin. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  11. Such an adorable snowman Leslie. So glad you shared with us at Craft your Passion#241.

  12. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

  13. Beautiful card!!! Sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  14. Great card thanks for sharing with us at the cutie pies
    Hugs Kelly

  15. Gorgeous Leslie! I love the red and white palette for Christmas and your metallic trees are fabulous! Wonderful holiday make! hugs :)

  16. Fabulous and cute Christmas card!! The background trees are so cool! Great design :o)


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