Friday, October 4, 2013

Trimming the Tree

Wow!  Can you believe it is Friday already?!  I was away for the weekend and came back home on Monday, so it seems like my week was even shorter than normal.  But, since it is Friday, that means it is time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Circles.  Yep, it's that easy, but you have to use at least three.  Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis and TWO lucky participants will win $10 gift certificates to the store!
My card at first looks rather square, right?  But when you start looking closer, I use a LOT of circles.  I used two different polka dotted papers; 3 buttons and lots and lots of rhinestone gems.  And I used a circle die to sponge around the outside of my image.  I even have a circle brad in the center of my snowflake.

Now, it's time to hop on over to the CSAYL blog, check out the full details and the other projects from the Design Team.  Then get inky (tomorrow is World Card Making Day afterall) and play along.

Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #44--anything goes
Seems a Little sketchy #49--sketch

Timeless Tuesdays #240--paper piecing (I pieced the dress and then cut out and pieced the bow on the dress)
Twist of Faith #57--inspired by a song AND un uplifting sentiment (I was inspired by the song "O, Christmas Tree)
Loves Rubberstamps #172--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--anything Christmas goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--getting ready for Christmas (decorating a tree)
Word Art Wednesday #100--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafting by Designs--anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #77--recycle something and use at least one snowflake (my buttons are recycled from clothes my kids have outgrown)
Delightful Challenges--Holiday spirit
Southern Girls Challenge--sing, sing a song . . . (O, Christmas Tree)

Supplies:
Stamps: Sparkles Creations "Christmas Tree Ruby"; Verve "Merry and Bright"
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack

32 comments:

Chris Hanselman said...

Darling image. Love the papers. Thanks for joining our Holiday Spirit Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

~~Chris
DC-DT

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable Christmas card! I love that cute image with the tree and the bright colors you used! Works fabulous with our sketch! Thank you for sharing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Hazel said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - thanks also for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for October x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card Heather.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member


Deborah Anton said...

Super sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Adorable!! I love the sentiment so much!! It's perfect!! :) :)
Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

La Papera Gialla said...

I love this bright and cheery card! And the image is one of my fav stamps!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Karen (karey2005) said...

Cute image! Such a happy card! Made me smile :) Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is gorgeous Heather, I love your piecing of the dress and the embellishment on the Christmas Tree.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Julie E said...

A smile sort of card with the classic Christmas colors and baubles :>) What a great combo of challenges - I like the way you did the sketch!

Amy Heffernan said...

Love the baubles on the tree. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge blog.
Amy ~craftnerdiscool.blogspot~

fabiola jaques said...

adorable ta carte, tout en charme, biz

Ceal said...

sweet Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘RECYCLING+ADD A SNOWFLAKE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Papercrafting Princess said...

I can imagine 'O Christmas Tree' as your song. What a lovely tree your little digi trimmed! Love the added bling. Thanks for playing along. Hope you join our card challenges weekly. -- Twist of Faith DT Princess

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

FAB CARD HEATHER, THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US AT DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, HUGS CAZ

Vickie ODell said...

Your card is perfectly festive! I'm glad you shared it with us at Twist of Faith - Inspired by a Song.

Stephanie said...

What an adorable Christmas card. I really like how you managed to get so many circles on a square card. I think my favorite is the sponged circle around the image. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very cute Christmas card! You have such cute ideas for the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!
Carolyn, DT

Dangina Martinez said...

This is awesome! Love everything about it! You Rock!! Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We are so happy you shared your fab project with us.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful and such a lovely design!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Love the cute recycled buttons. The image is cute and lovingly colored. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
Hugs,
Asmah
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Craftyhugs said...

Gorgeous festive card! Love that tree!


Thank you so much for joining us for use a snowflake & recycle an item Challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Hugs

DS4J DT - Sharon



Sharon said...

Adorable Christmas Card. Love the sweet image and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting By Designs.
Sharon - DT

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

so sweet!
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Digistamps 4 Joy!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DS4J Guest Designer

Julie-Anne said...

Beautiful Christmas card Heather, nice combination of different size circles.Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi stamps 4 joy, and using our theme Recycle and add a snowflake. Please check out our store for beautiful images.Good luck and hope you join us again soon. Crafty hugs Julie DT member.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a lovely card. I love all of your special touches from the polka dot paper to the recycled buttons and decorated tree. Thank you for sharing and joining us at DigiStamps4Joy. Hugs, Antoinette

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Precious Christmas card. I am also singing 'O Christmas Tree' as I enjoy all the special touches you gave your design. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith this week. Hugs, Antoinette

Charlene said...

This is just way too cute! What a wonderfully happy Christmas card. Love your use of the button off your kids outgrown shirts...great way of recycling. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
♥ Charlene DS4J DT

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous Christmas card. That image is perfect for our challenges. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All year Round.

Margaret said...

Great use of a recycled item. Thanks for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy for this challenge.
Margaret, DT