Monday, October 5, 2015

A Merry Little Wish...

** 10/8/15 Top 5 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog! **
** 10/10/15 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog! **
** 10/19/15 Winner at All Dressed Up Challenges! **
** 10/19/15 Top 3 at All Dressed Up Challenges! **

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you today my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #63 - Ribbon or Lace, Oh My! I managed to tackle that mile-long Christmas card list a few weeks ago and got another one marked off... just in time for the 'fall fever' to hit, lol! Come play with us - we want to see your projects with ribbon or lace, or both if you're really inspired! We're being sponsored this time by Stamps On Fire, All Dressed Up Stamps and SLS Lines!

I chose the adorable '3 Little Christmas Girls' image from my own stash of All Dressed Up Stamps to create this super cute card. This has quite a few fun layers, papers and stitched die cuts. And of course I added my signature big bow made from some gorgeous green wrinkled ribbon in keeping with our challenge theme this time.

Aren't these little girls just the cutest?! This was a fun one to color and put together. I used a new wavy stitched line die to create the snow hills beneath their little feet. ;) Loving all these fun Christmas papers! The music sheet was a free digi paper download but unfortunately it's unmarked and I don't know who to give credit to. The other three coordinating papers are from Stampin' Up!

I tried to make their headgear stand out in one way or another - made the reindeer look worn, made the little stars glow and sparkle, and used white flocking on the red and white Santa hat. I added snowflakes in the background with a white paint marker. Did I mention how much fun this was?!

I used a strip of the snowflake paper that I used on the front and stamped a simple Christmas greeting on the inside, then layered the panel on some coordinating Stampin' Up! cardstock.

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

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Premium white cardstock, Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Stampin' Up! Lost Lagoon cardstock, Stampin' Up! All Is Calm DSP; Come All Ye Faithful music sheet digital paper from stash
  • Stamps: All Dressed Up 3 Little Christmas Girls digi, Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamarker pen; Spectrum Noir-FS2, FS3, TN3, TN4, CR8, CR11, DR3, DG2, DG3, EB3, EB6, EB8, BT2, BT4, BT5, CT4
  • Dies/Punches: Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die, Paper Smooches Stitched die, Memory Box Stitched Circles, 
  • Accessories: Bow-it-All, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon; green, clear and gold Wink of Stella pens; Sharpie white paint marker, Ranger Sticky embossing powder, Recollections white flock, red brads, clear gemstone

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project with ribbon or lace for our challenge this time! And be sure to check out all the fun rubber stamps and digital images at Stamps On FireAll Dressed Up Stamps and SLS Lines! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


Lucy Woods said...

Oh Leslie this is so gorgeous!! You could enter this into our challenge at All Dressed Up for the chance to win 3 more images if you like!

It even fits our Facebook theme of Autumn colours this month! You could enter it into both! :-)
Lucy x

Robin said...

This is so very adorable! I love the music sheet in the background...perfect for the image. Hugs, Robin

Ann Chuang said...

This is so cute card! Love their headgear!!

Lillian A said...

A well chosen image to color up, Leslie -- you did an awesome job, and I love your background paper array!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how Pretty Leslie! Beautiful card!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Oh my goodness...This is adorable!! Love the whole design with all the layers. That image is simply cute! Love it!!

Tammy Cochrane said...

I love your card Leslie! The papers you chose are so pretty and go so perfectly together :) I love those little girls and the details you added on their hats! Lovely!


CraftyNatalie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie - DT

Sheila said...

Stunning card. I am loving those papers! Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up and good luck!

*All Dressed Up DT *

Andrea Norris said...

So beautiful Leslie, love the colour choice and the fact you added details to their hats!
Andrea x
All Dressed Up DT

tanya miller said...

Absolutely adorable. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Use Something New Challenge (DT)

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Leslie! I love the layout and colour combo, those little ladies are just beautiful :D

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and hope to see more of your makes soon :)

Tanya xx

~ginny said...

What a pretty Christmas card Leslie - I do like the stitching marks you have utilized for the snow. I like the two red buttons and your ribbon too. Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (

Annette Reed said...

Super cute! Love the image and pennant. That DP is fantastic!

Barbara Bruder said...

This card is adorable and I love all the different designer papers you have used. What a super design. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Jennifer Greco said...

Absolutely adorable. I love the combination of colors and patterns you've worked into this creation, and how you used the flag to provide the sentiment. Great work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck and hope to see you again in our next challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Rachael Evans said...

Oh wow - this is stunning, I love the backing papers! thanks for sharing this with us at All Dressed up, please pop by again soon x

Paula Rowson said...

Wow super cute card x thank you for joining us over at Crafting Musketeers x
Paula Dt x

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Diane Louise Janion said...

Your card is gorgeous, really like all the layers and the girls image is so cute... thanks for entering it into Crafty Friends 'Pick a Tune' Challenge. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck.
Hugs Diane Louise (DT)

Anjie said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us in our Use Something New challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Holly Hughes said...

So pretty! Great details and love that paper! Thanks for sharing with us at All Dressed Up challenges.

Bernadet said...

This is stuning Leslie!
Love the pattern, the digi and colours.
Fab details!
Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!
*All Dressed Up DT*

Tammi Cremeans said...

Beautiful card. Love it.


Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous, I love the papers and image. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx

Heather said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the layout and all the layers. Your papers are fabulous and that big bow is definitely yummy!

Irena Stefanova said...

What a lovely Christmas mood Lesley!

Bonnie Taylor said...

Beautiful card. I really love the sweet image and all of the layers. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. Best of luck to you. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Bettina L. said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the winter chill and colours. Thanks for playing at All Dressed Up and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member and coordinator at All Dressed Up xx

Emz said...

What a sweet christmas card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Something New’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Moni said...

Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck.-Monica. Dt