Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sending Warm Wishes

Hi everyone! Hope your December is off to a fun start! I sure do love this time of year! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and I'm excited to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #46 - Merry Christmas. Come on over and play - we have two awesome sponsors this time:

I chose the adorable Star Stampz 'Cup of Cocoa' digi for the focal image on my Christmas card. She was an absolute joy to color. I stuck with the traditional Christmas colors of red and green with a pop of gold sparkle in the charm and cording as well as layering with gold metallic cardstock. 

I love my double-stitched dies so I layered the cut image on an angled oval cut from green Glitter Silk cardstock. I used a fun snowflake embossing folder with Core'dinations Vintage cardstock and sanded it just before taking it out of the folder and then embellished it with a few red rhinestones. I layered the background panel and the stamped sentiment on the gold metallic cardstock. Fun, fun, fun!

I decorated the inside with some leftover strips of the gold cardstock and patterned paper used on the front and then stamped a nice bold sentiment. I'm really loving how this turned out! ;)

Happy to enter this sweet Christmas card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Cherry Red cardstock, Marco's Gold Venicelux cardstock, Core'dinations Red Vintage Collection, Core'dinations Green Glitter Silk cardstock, Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree DSP
  • Stamps: Star Stampz 'Cup of Cocoa' digital image, GKD 'Simple Snowflakes' and 'Season's Greetings' stamp sets
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, CR9, DR1, LG4, LG5, TN7, FS2, FS3, FS5, FS6, IG1; Sakura white gel pen
  • Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Oval dies
  • Accessories: Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Snowflake Flutter embossing folder, sanding block, MISTI, Prairie Bird Boutique red wrinkled ribbon, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String, Wild Orchid Crafts snowflake charm, Stampin' Up! pearls, Recollections red rhinestones

I hope you've enjoyed this project and are inspired to play in our Christmas challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at Star Stampz and Sherri Baldy "Besties" Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. What a sweetie of a card! Cute image and just beautifully detailed :o)

  2. Wow what a gorgeous Christmas card creation you have made here. Super gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured and love the design. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  3. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

  4. This is another darling card, Leslie! I'm really happy to see you playing along again in our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore. :-D Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR December challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  6. Lovely card. The embossed snowflake detail sets it off beautifully. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes December Challenge. Good luck!
    DT Lynda xx

  7. Gorgeous creation just love it thank you for joining into our challenge at

    Michelle DT

  8. Love your card in the traditional Christmas colours - great design and image too. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Anything Christmas/Holiday) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again very soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  9. This card is really cute! I love the traditional colors, and how all the layers are situated! Thanks for sharing this with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  10. Hi - love the design of this card & the traditional colours used. Beautifully coloured image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  11. beautiful creation, wonderfully made. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Kristyn DT

  12. Lovely card:)
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge :)

  13. Love the image on your card. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.


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