Thursday, August 14, 2014

Country Christmas

Hello, All!  It's the middle of the month, so it is time for our mid-month inspiration for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  I hope you are busy with your Christmas crafting.  I went a bit rustic and distressed with this one.  I have had this set for several months now (maybe even longer) and haven't inked it up yet.  I think I wasn't quite sure how to use it; having to color that entire image intimidated me.  But I figured out a way around that: go old-school and leave it uncolored!  Perfect!!


Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes as long as it is covered with patterned paper
Viva La Verve August week 2--sketch

The Squirrel And The Fox #75--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #242--outdoor activities
{Pin}spirational Challenges #120--anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #116--out of season (getting ready for Christmas)
Shopping our Stash #164--back in the day (I distressed my edges with scissors and even CUT my banner with scissors.  I used a straight edge and craft knife to cut most of the mats No dies used at all on this one!)
Word Art Wednesday #145--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafting By designs--polka dots
The Stamping Chef #42--anything goes
Charisma Cardz #17--buttons & bows
C.R.A.F.T. #272--Christmas

Stamps: Flourishes "Country Time Christmas" (unfortunately, I believe they have gone out of business)
Papers: All from American Crafts

11 comments:

Basslady said...

very cool and stylish!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is so wonderful! I grew up on a horse ranch in a small town, and you just took me back there with this card! Love that image and the rustic country feel of your colours! :)

Chana said...

I love the rustic styling of your design. Nice color integration and wonderful composition and construction. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Leslie Hanna said...

Another one of our players who can cut straight with a knife and ruler. I'm feeling so inept right now! HA! Love the old-timey image, too, and yeah, no color is perfect for this one.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Marcy said...

Beautiful card and great image! Thanks so much for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

Donna said...

Beautiful rustic Christmas card! I am impressed with your scissor cutting! I would never attempt that! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Back in the Day" challenge

Indah Permata Sari said...


This is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Bettina L. said...

Love your christmas card particularly with the details with the buttons, twine and distress. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx

Pollard Carole said...

Pretty card lovely design thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole DT

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty Christmas card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper