Monday, December 7, 2015

Oh, what fun

** 12/21/15 Top 3 at Melonheadz Friends! **
** 12/22/15 Winner at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge! **
** 1/1/16 Top 3 at Craft-Dee BowZ! **
** 1/11/16 Top 3 (1st Place) at Crafty Boots Challenge! **

Hello, my friends! Wow, oh wow, can you believe it's December? The big man in the red suit will be sliding down our chimneys in a little more than two weeks! I'm super stoked to share my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #67 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! We're being sponsored this time by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, The Paper Shelter and Kith & Kin Stamp Co. We want to see a Christmas project! That's easy enough - come play with us!

I chose the super cute 'Most Adorable Snowmen' digital image and paper from my personal stash of The Paper Shelter images. I created a seriously distressed vintage Christmas card while jamming to Def Leppard in my scrap room! Good times! :D

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and added white flock to their hats with a Versamarker pen and Ranger Sticky embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment on one of the vertical flags from a fairly new Stampin' Up! stamp set that I just love. Every paper element on the front of this card (including the card base) is distressed with both tool and ink, and the corners curled. Definitely had a case of inky fingers by the time I was done with this, but it's all good! ;)

Here's my yummy signature big bow with several loops of natural twine beneath it.

For the inside, which I kept very simple, I just stamped a sentiment from the same SU stamp set and distressed the edges of the panel with ink.

Would love to enter these sweet little snowmen into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock, DCWV Multi Stack Reds cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, scrap of Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay cardstock, scrap of red/white polkadot cardstock from stash
  • Stamps: The Paper Shelter's 'Most Adorable Snowmen' digital image and paper; Stampin' Up! Oh, What Fun stamp set (#140386)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso ink (#126974), Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks, Versamarker pen, Spectrum Noir- IG1, IG2, TN1, TN3, TN4, PP2, DR1, DR5, OR2, OR3, BG6, BG8, BT4, BT5, DG3
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869), Stampin' Up! 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873)
  • Accessories: Prairie Bird Boutique red winkled ribbon, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine, Tim Holtz distress tool, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Glossy Accents, EK Success metal rim tag, Ranger Sticky embossing powder, Recollections white flock, YNS red Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Christmas challenge this time! Be sure to check out Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and MoreThe Paper Shelter and Kith & Kin Stamp Co. for some fun images you just can't live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Such an amazing card! I just love all the distressing...I can't seem to get that down. Your bows are fabulous. Hugs, Robin

  2. Beautiful and so delicate! Love your distress edges.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this card!! It's adorable and I think it's the vintage look that I love so much. You did an amazing job on this :o)

  4. This is gorgeous,love the fab image and great

  5. An adorable image and wonderful coloring, Leslie. What a pretty bow. This card is sure to bring on smiles!

  6. Oh how I absolutely ADORE this card! Love that the colors are intense, but it's also grungy! COOL! Great, great layout and the double bow is such a perfect addition. Thanks so much for offering to help me with a SU! purchase, but I have a friend locally who I support and is from our stamp club. I do appreciate the inspiration and offer though! Hugs, Autumn

  7. Leslie, this card is fantabulous!! Love the colors, the image and design. Your bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December Christmas Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  8. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Tammi, Craft Your Passion DT
    makememories4life {My Blog}

  9. This is a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the image is adorable.

  10. Oh what a stunning creation, I totally love your colour combo and your attention to detail is fabulous too :) :) Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT xxxxx

  11. Superb card! I love the way you have curled the banner with the sentiment. The whole design of the card is amazing. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  12. Stunning card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

    DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

  13. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

  14. This is an amazing card. I love all the colors you used and that bow is adorable. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Good Luck

    Michelle (DT)

  15. Thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at Crafty Time. It really is super. Good luck with the challenge. Christine DT xx

  16. Beautiful design, love the aged look and frayed edges on the layers and the twine/ribbon. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  17. Leslie, you did a beautiful job with this card. I love the vintage look.

  18. Beautiful card - love the layers and fabulous image. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  19. Beautiful Christmas card, fab image and I adore that gorgeous bow. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  20. That is so so cute Leslie, love your colours too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  21. Leslie, this is sooo gorgeous!! LOVE the distressing and that stunning bow with twine!

  22. WOW!!! Gorgeous card! Love it! :-D Thank you so much for joining us in Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
    Milka DT

  23. A super card and an adorable image. I love the colour combo and the gorgeous bow.

    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Merry Christmas and good luck x

  24. I really love all the details on this card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

  25. A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  26. A stunning creation,perfect for our Christmas theme.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

    Hope you join us again soon.

    Tracey DT xx

  27. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  28. Hi,

    This is just to let you know that you 'have been placed in the Crafty Boots 'Christmas' Challenge. Many congratulations.

    We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for a future challenge, which starts on 1 February. Please contact me at if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

    Do not forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

    Kindest regards.



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