Friday, November 15, 2013

Sweet Christmas

Hello, all!  It's Friday once again.  How does it keep coming so quickly???  Anyway, it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week the challenge is to use stripes on your project.  Easy, right?  Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 images of their choice.
Do you ever have one of those days when nothing you want to do on a card works?  That was yesterday for me when I tried to create this card.  Arg!!!  I think I cut each of the layers 2 or 3 times out of different patterns of paper.  I could NOT get the colors to work and the patterns didn't work.  Finally, I decided to use the paper I had in mind in the first place and lo and behold, it worked!!  And I love it!!  Here it is:
 See that red and white striped paper?  Yep, that's what I wanted to use in the first place.  Should have just stuck with it.  Here's a view from the side so you can see the popped up image.
Now it's time to head on over to the CSAYL blog and see what else the DT has up their sleeves.

Challenges:
Loves to Scrap--anything goes
Verve November Diva Dare--shape up! (use a common shape.  All my layers are rectangles and I used three snowflakes)
Fab n Funky #193--anything goes
Crafting by Designs--anything goes with the twist of Christmas
Crafter's Cafe #37--embellish like a crazy person (I used ribbon, snowflake punchouts, buttons, and glitter)
Crafty Creations #248--punches/dies
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #80--stitching, real or faux (completely real; sewing machine and everything!)
Divas by Design--something snowy (snowflake punches; snowflakes on the red panel)
DRS Designs #96--Rip Torn
Southern Girls--sweets for my sweet (anything sweeter than a cupcake?)
Crafty Ribbons #70--anything goes with ribbon
My Heart Pieces--red, green and any color you want

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Cupcake--candy canes" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Papers: The Robin's Nest "Canadian Stripe"; DCWV all others
Punches: Martha Stewart snowflake punch
SU! real red ribbon


26 comments:

Julie E said...

Stripes on the paper, stripes on the candy - perfect! I was reading about your journey to arrive at this card...the whole time thinking that the card was amazing so why the note about nothing working???!!! Now I understand, yes, I too do it all the time. It takes me FOREVER to make a card some days ;>)

Jackie C said...


Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie
Digistamps4Joy.DT
Member

KarinsArtScrap said...

great christmas card Heather.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

fabiola jaques said...

super carte Heather, délicieuse et tellement jolie, biz

cass said...

Yes, I often have those days. Byut your card has turned out wonderful, so many great embellishments, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week.

Pat K said...

Beautiful card. Great take on that fab sketch. It worked wonderful in the end. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

A lovely Christmas card. Love all the layers.

Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.

DS4J Lindsay DT

Pia S said...

I do recognize myself in this scenario too! Your card turned out GREAT! I like how you combined papers and colors for a traditional Christmas look. The stitching and torn paper is such fab details, and the cupcake looks beautifully sparkly. Well done!

Shelia said...

Gorgeous Christmas card with so many fabulous details!! I really like the red & white d & your torn paper. Thanks for playing along with DRSDesigns!!

Jacqueline DH said...

What a great card! Thaks for joining CVWS!

Gr. Jacqueline

Janice said...

Love that a Bugaboo stamp and your very jolly Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Diva's, Jx

Penny Nantell said...

Love this card. Makes me want to run out and get a cupcake. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Piecec. PennyRae Dt

Renata said...

Lovely card! I like the traditional colors you used. Thanks for joining us this week at CCSW ;)

Petra said...

wat een leuke cupcake!!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I love this Christmas card, the cupcake is perfect and shiny. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

Pam said...

Love the christmas colors and thats a cute image.
Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
Pam
Digistamps4joy (DT member)
PapillonDigital Designs (Personal blog)

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's
Hugs
Jayne

Kathy D. said...

I didn't realize you were on this team! So good to "see" you again! Great card and I agree the stripped paper is perfect. We all have those days where it just isn't working! So glad it finally did.

Marisa said...

Adorable card :) I'm craving ice cream now (even though it is a cupcake LOL) Thanks for joining in on the Shape Up Diva Dare.

Desire Fourie said...

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

Moms Been Scrappin said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Crafting by Designs - Doris :)

Anna Jasiolek said...

Yummy X-mas card, love the traditional colors and the layout. Thank you for joining our 'Dies & Punches' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge and good luck in the draw.
Anna

Heather said...

Hi, Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Anke said...

beautiful creation!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
hugs Anke

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Heather. Love the sparkly frosting on the cupcake and the snowflakes.

Stacey Schafer said...

what a masterpiece!